Several Las Vegas Hotels Waiving Resort Fees

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Las Vegas is allowed to reopen on June 4, 2020, with many resorts planning their reopening. We shared that BellagioNew York-New York, and MGM GrandThe Cosmopolitan, Wynn/Encore, Caesars Palace, and Venetian all will be open starting this Thursday.

Last month it was announced that MGM Resorts Offering Free Parking Upon Reopening with most hotels on the strip matching this. However, the latest announcement we’ve seen is that some hotels have starting waiving resort fees.

So far Sahara Las Vegas (previously SLS Las Vegas) is waiving resort fees on their site, and Cosmopolitan Las Vegas sent out an email to its Identity members with waived resorts fees.

Per Sahara Welcome to a Resort Fee-Free June,

At SAHARA Las Vegas, we’re celebrating our re-opening in true Vegas fashion – where guests are treated to impeccable service at our intimate, boutique resort, parking is always free and resort fees are waived on all hotel bookings for future stays. All. Month. Long.

Relax at SAHARA, where you will enjoy:

  • NO resort fees when you book by June 30
  • Access to two amazing rooftop pools 
  • Award-winning dining, including the famed Bazaar Meat By José Andrés
  • Exclusive SAHARA Cares health and safety program designed with your well-being in mind
  • Innovative contactless technologies such as a virtual concierge where assistance is just a text away
  • Free parking always

Bottom Line

Las Vegas has taken a big hit due to COVID-19, forcing the entire city to shut down for months. Hotels have already announced the return of free parking — which is here to stay. With not all amenities initially reopening, hotels may be forced to rethink resort fees, with some waiving them permanently.

What are your thoughts about Cosmopolitan and Sahara Las Vegas waiving resort fees? Will we see more hotels on the strip do the same? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below

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  1. Don’t hold your breath. Resort fees aren’t goin’ away unless they are forced to…

  2. A lot of people have been cooped up in their house and have cabin fever. Even though it won’t be a true Vegas experience, staying in a luxurious hotel room for $100-200/nt and just hanging out there sounds good to me.

  3. I will not go to Vegas and get stuck with resort fees. It’s just ripping off the consumer. Remove those fees and you might get me back.

  4. Resort fees are a complete rip off. The fees are more than the cost of rooms. You make enough money off of gambling and food and drinks.

  5. I don’t understand why these stupid hotels still charge resort fees. Just shove your resort fees to your punani

  6. Was going to visit Vegas but decided not to go because of the resort fee. Wish other people would wake up and stop going. This goes to prove how sneaky and corrupt these casinos are.

  7. I was thinking about a vacation in Vagas untill I learned about the resort fee . The air fare and hotel price was reasonable untill i learned about the resort fee witch made it to costly. So screw Vagas and there resort fee wont see me there on vacation.

  8. I have seen things saying resort fees are illegal. Anyone know if this is actually true? Something about Deceptive Fees Law or other wording I am not getting right right now.

  9. The resort fees in Las Vegas are higher than the room rates! Vegas got greedy years ago, plain and simple. It’s an awesome place but it’s got way to expensive over the years. Maybe the slowing of tourism will get the hotels to stop ripping people off.

  10. Resort fees are such a rip-off and it is high time to do away with them for good! As a local, I want visitors to have a good time and to return. Resort fees put a damper on the trip and leave a bad taste in your mouth. Why should a viositor pay for “towels at the pool” or a “notary service” or “an ambient lighting at the spa” if they never intend to use any of them? Resort fees maybe good for the owners’ profit margin but for nothing else. ADIOS!

  11. They are charging them so the room rate is low so they don’t have to pay booking sites so much money. If they put the rate at 100 and pay 20 to booking .com they get 80. If they put rate at 55 plus 45 resort fee they get 90. So of you hate resort fees stop using booking sites.

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