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Resort Fees

Averill Park, New...
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Resort Fees

I keep reading Laughlin has few resort fees, but before you book, call and ask about fees by other names. Colorado Belle has a $4 nightly, nonrefundable fee. I assume that Edgewater has the same. So, they have joined the "make it difficult to compare prices" moment among casino hotels.

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san diego
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514 posts
25 reviews
1. Re: Resort Fees

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).

San Jose
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3,447 posts
53 reviews
2. Re: Resort Fees

$4 isn't bad. There are hotels in Reno posting good rates, then adding resort fees that are 80% off the room price on. Ridiculous.

Sun City, Arizona
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10 posts
29 reviews
3. Re: Resort Fees

I just booked Harrah's Laughlin. My resort fees ended up at 36% of my room rate plus another 16% in tax. So when you see those great rates just add at least 50%.

Twin Cities MN
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12 reviews
4. Re: Resort Fees

Let's boycott those with the ripoff "resort fees"! It"s just a way for them to advertise false pricing.

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5 reviews
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If Laughlin starts tacking on these "resort fees", I'll stick to my Indian Casinos. Seriously!

Laughlin, Nevada
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359 posts
63 reviews
6. Re: Resort Fees

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)

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1 review
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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.

Denmark, Iowa
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16 posts
8. Re: Resort Fees

Colorado Belle and Edgewater have a 10.11 service charge on rooms in August.. Tropicana resort fee 6.71.

Riverside 11.25. Harrah's, GN and Aquarius have fees also. Good luck.

Yuma, Arizona
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569 posts
115 reviews
9. Re: Resort Fees

When I stayed at the GN last week there was no fee, unless you wanted faster internet.

The River Lodge remains fee free.

Saint Paul...
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10. Re: Resort Fees

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.

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