In fact, it’s quite common to see a hotel’s room rate going for about the same price as the hotel’s resort fee. And like the odds at the sportsbook, the resort fees are constantly changing. As it stands right now, there’s no law on the books that restricts Vegas hotels and casinos from raising their fees whenever they want to however much they want.
The casinos are also constantly adjusting what’s included in the resort fee, typically paring down the amenities. For example, MGM Resorts, which runs about a dozen properties in Las Vegas, just did away with free parking, without lowering their resort fees.
Are you as turned off by these oversized surcharges as we are? There's one thing you can do to curb them in Vegas: Head downtown, where the resort fees are nearly half what they cost on the glitzy Las Vegas Strip.
Encore Las Vegas: See Wynn/Encore Las Vegas, below
Tropicana Las Vegas: $32.48