Few things irk Las Vegas visitors more than resort fees, and Treasure Island has introduced an intriguing option in response – Optional Resort Fees.
The idea is genius. Vegas visitors have been screaming for years that they don’t use the darn fitness center, wireless internet, or make local phone calls from their room… so why is the resort fee mandatory? Why can’t guests choose to forego payment in exchange for not using the services?
TI’s “TV Ad Special” to the Rescue
Enter the TV Ad Special offered by TI which allows guests to avoid paying their typical $39 (+ tax) nightly resort fee.
Note that this specific deal is only available to MyTI Guestbook members. To book, simply navigate to TI’s “Deals & Offers” page and click “Book Now” under the TV Ad Special promotion. You will then have the option to choose a room with an optional resort fee.
In addition to avoiding the resort fee, rates can be as little as $79 per night.
I called TI and confirmed that the deal is only available for guests who book the TV Ad Special upfront. The offer cannot be added to a booking retroactively.
Guests that opt out of the resort fee will not have access to the fitness center, business center, or wireless internet.
Wireless internet can be purchased separately for $25 per day plus tax, however, access to the fitness or business centers at TI cannot be purchased separately.
Additionally, guests are not able to pick and choose individual days they want to pay the resort fee and have access to the amenities it covers. It’s an all-or-nothing proposition.
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Sweetening the deal, guests booking the TV Ad Special will also receive a 2 for 1 draft beer coupon to Gilley’s Saloon, 20% off Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N, and 20% off services at Oleksandra Spa with a $100 minimum purchase.
Barring unique circumstances, no other Las Vegas Strip property that we’re aware of allows guests the option to opt out of their resort fee (with the exception of Casino Royale which never charges one).
In addition to allowing guests to avoid the resort fee, TI always offers free parking which amounts to a pretty strong value proposition.
Again, you NEED to book the TV Ad Special on TI’s website to be eligible for the optional resort fee offer. If a room is not booked via that specific offer then the resort fee will need to be paid.
I remain hopeful that other resorts in Las Vegas institute similar policies to make resort fees optional in exchange for forfeiting the services they are intended to cover, but I’m not holding my breath.
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I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.
Wednesday 3rd of March 2021
I just looked and the TV ad special does not appear to be a option to choose. Did they decide to change it?
Thursday 4th of March 2021
@Michelle C., Hey! It's still there! Just navigate to https://treasureisland.com/special-offers and you can see it right on top of your options!
You can also select your travel dates on their main page, then click "See Offers" and you'll be able to select the TV Ad Special there!
Monday 13th of January 2020
So disappointed with my booking experience at this hotel.
I heard about resort fee in the State and did asked the hotel for confirmation before making the booking via Agoda. I ask specifically that if the room rate published in their website and the rate in other third party platform like Agoda and Booking include resort fee.
Hotel agent confirmed that the published rate is included resort fee but then we check in, they asked for $44.22/night which is even much higher than room rate we paid via Agoda and their website (only $36/night on the selected dates)
It is hotel fault when their staff confirmed with us first but they put it all on their client. I tried to work with hotel but they refused to give me any solution. I forgot to screenshot the first chat but this is their confirmation when I asked them again.
Such a terrible experience after a long flight and very non-customer-oriented-service from the hotel. Be careful with any low price you might find for this hotel. It is cheating price.
We can say that we do not have any benefit from the resort fee they quoted. Even the buffet lunch/dinner is not applied for the weekend while we checking on Sun.
Do not to mention the room facilities are poor, low complimentary water, heat system does not work well, everything is old and the mattresses is unacceptable soft.
Thursday 25th of July 2019
I'm booking thru a travel agent in Scotland thinking of 9 or 10nts which would amount to a lot of resort fees any chance we could get it waived?????
Thursday 25th of July 2019
Unless your gambling is significant you’ll be paying them upon check in unfortunately.
Thursday 20th of June 2019
I am coming 2nd July an there is 7 of us do we have to pay resort fees
Saturday 22nd of June 2019
Depends on if you booked via the “TV Ad Special”. If so, you’ll have the option to waive resort fees.
Friday 3rd of May 2019