Yep - I was staying at the Edgewater in January and they have these fees. I can't think of worse PR decision. Harrah's has had them for awhile and people write on this site how much they hate them. The lack of resort fees was a huge advantage Laughlin had over Vegas and now that's gone. I'm afraid parking fees are next! If Laughlin is not careful they will scare off visitors (first timers and long time visitors).
Let's boycott those with the ripoff "resort fees"! It"s just a way for them to advertise false pricing.
Colorado Belle and Edgewater both have what they call service fees, but in reality it's a resort fee. Started around $1.99 and has inched upward. Hearing $4.99 starting in May. Good news is, so far anyway, they do waive it on comped rooms. Once the resort fees are in place it is very easy for them to continue to increase them. Hopefully this does not spread to other properties in Laughlin. (Already was in place at Harrah's Laughlin)
Yes..This is TRUE !!..It's all about GREED. Laughlin is digging an EARLY GRAVE by doing this !! To compensate raising rates and adding RESORT FEES, they are booking major entertainment names to make it more attractive since there ISN'T nothing but desert out there ( no main attractions )
..They REALLY should take this into consideration.
When I stayed at the GN last week there was no fee, unless you wanted faster internet.
The River Lodge remains fee free.
There is no advantage to staying in Laughlin over Las Vegas. Laughlin is cheap enough even if you added $15 a day on average in resort fees. I went to harrah's in laughlin twice when I lived in LV; it's good for a break. Nothing to do there but gamble; it's actually very depressing compared to LV. I don't know how that area draws any visitors but to each his/her own I guess.