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Las Vegas Resort Fees – What You’ll Pay by Resort

Ever-increasing resort fees in Las Vegas are taking a bite out of tourists’ wallets before they even play their first hand of blackjack. For those unfamiliar, resort fees are a fixed nightly fee in addition to the room rate that you pay at check-in.

What do you get in return for paying the resort fee? Not much. The resort fee is said to cover “amenities” like in-room internet, fitness center access, local phone calls, shuttle services, and in some cases a local newspaper.

In reality, visitors should simply think of resort fees as part of the room rate. Hotels leverage them because they don’t need to pay online travel agents (Expedia, Travelocity, etc) commission on the fee, only the nightly “room rate”. Additionally, not building the fee into the actual room rate allows their offerings to appear less expensive and float to the top of the results page on travel sites.

I should note that although I detest resort fees, rooms in Las Vegas remain a tremendous value when compared to similar hotel offerings in other US destinations. The concept of resort fees isn’t even exclusive to Vegas. Hotels in other large cities like Chicago, Orlando, New York, etc. charge them as well.

I also wouldn’t describe resort fees as a “scam” any longer. Although paying them is a downer, their existence is made known in advance by both hotels and online travel agents. They’re no longer a surprise.

With that being said, I wanted to compile and maintain, an up-to-date list of Las Vegas resort fees so that you could plan your vacation accordingly and avoid surprises.

See Also: Can Resort Fees be avoided? It’s a long shot, but possible.

Note that resort fees are taxable. I noted in the tables below if tax is included in the resort fee that was quoted by the property.

Resort fees in Las Vegas also change frequently. I’ll do my best to keep this post updated, but always double-check the info with the resort to avoid surprises.

Las Vegas Resort Fees – Strip Hotels

ResortResort FeeTax Included?
Caesars Palace$45.95No
Casino Royale$0No
Circus Circus$32No
Mandalay Bay$39No
MGM Grand$39No
New York New York$37No
Park MGM$39No
Planet Hollywood$45.95No
Polo Towers$28No
Resorts World$45No
Waldorf Astoria$45No

**Note that Resort Fees at TI are optional if you book with their TV AD Special.

Las Vegas Resort Fees – Downtown Hotels

Fremont Street resort fees tend to be less expensive than the Strip. In fact, 4 Queens and Binion’s are among the last hotels in Las Vegas that don’t charge a resort fee at all.

ResortResort FeeTax Included?
4 Queens$0N/A
Binion’s Apache$0N/A
Downtown Grand$39.55Yes
El Cortez$27.06Yes
Golden Gate$33.84Yes
Golden Nugget$40.68Yes
Main Street Station$29.37Yes
The D$33.84Yes

Las Vegas Resort Fees – Off Strip Hotels

ResortResort FeeTax Included?
Arizona Charlies$28.24Yes
Boulder Station$31.63Yes
Ellis Island$37.40Yes
Gold Coast$36.27Yes
Green Valley Ranch$51.30Yes
M Resort$26.31Yes
Palace Station$45.34Yes
Red Rock$50.85Yes
Sam’s Town$30.50Yes
Signature at MGM$39No
Silver Sevens$37Yes
South Point$27No
Sunset Station$37.61Yes
Virgin $51.02Yes

Barring a change of attitude toward resort fees from resorts, or legislation that prohibits their use, Las Vegas resort fees aren’t going away anytime soon.

Given the current trend, I can only assume that Las Vegas resorts will continue to increase fees incrementally in lockstep with each other.

Related: Incidental charges in Las Vegas – A resort-by-resort breakdown.

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Friday 25th of February 2022

What a friggin joke. Got a room at Paris for $ 19 and they want $52 RF and $15 to park. BYe Bye


Friday 3rd of July 2020

Resort fees are so out of line it’s not worth it anymore


Wednesday 17th of March 2021

@Paul, I agree Paul not worth it at all I used to bring family and sometimes paid their rooms , not anymore this Casinos are crazy with those fees and when you ask them to explain they Don’t know themselves! A clerk said he did not agree with those fees and that it was a rip off

Paul G

Friday 3rd of July 2020

I just stayed at the D absolutely absurd the resort free is way too much for what you get their pool sucks and there was no room service yet they said I still have to pay a resort fee if I go anywhere I’ll stay at the four Queens no resort fee and it’s clean


Wednesday 17th of March 2021

@Paul G, nice casino to expensive

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Fee not free


Friday 3rd of July 2020

As a Canadian tourist, the resort fees absolutely kill the Vegas experience. I book a room for 20 bucks and then have to pay 35 bucks resort fee a night. Last time we went was a July 4th weekend to experience the celebrations and just the resort fees and a couple buffet trips practically cost half the trip. The resort fees made us cut back on the gambling, souvenirs and shows in the casino. I do want to say that staff (except for the check in desk) were great in the casinos we visited, restaurant staff were great and all but one meal was delicious. I’d visit Vegas at least twice a year if the resort fees were gone, definitely go see a hockey game at least once. Someone has got to realize that it hurts the tourism, getting gouged by these resort fees.

Monday 4th of April 2022

@Brian, AGREED! Now I go to airbnb and get an incredible place for half the price within 12 minutes of the strip. Last time we went, we found a beautiful property that had a pool and the property itself was absolutely beautiful! Something to look into for your next trip:)

Bill a

Thursday 10th of October 2019

Everyone watch/listen. There is a lawsuit in progress sueing these Hotels about resort fees. Waiting for the results. FYi


Wednesday 17th of March 2021

@Bill a, I am sure that won’t stop , I know 2021 they law suit is still on ! CASINOS STOP THE RESORT FEES WE HATE U

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