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Another Popular Vegas Casino Adds a Resort Fee – Find Out Which One & Who Still Doesn’t Charge!

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Golden Nugget Resort Fee – Another One Bites the Dust

Vegas Chatter is reporting that the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas will enact at new resort fee of $22.60 on January 19th. It was one of only 17 remaining casinos in Las Vegas not to charge a fee.

While the Golden Nugget began charging a $5 “Fremont Street Experience Fee” back in 2013, they always claimed it wasn’t a resort fee. Now I guess they have just given up on the deception and have decided to call a spade a spade!

Fees On The Rise

I brought you a story a few months ago about how the hotel industry was set to take in $2.25 billion in ancillary fees in 2014.  The industry has moved on from just charging resort fees. Having seen how successful airlines have been, hotels have found all sorts of fees to boost their revenue.

This move from the Golden Nugget comes on the heels of Caesar’s Entertainment moving towards a flat resort fee across all of their properties. (An increase at most!) Vegas hotels have doubled down (pun not intended) on ancillary fees as they aim to offset very low room rates.


Thankfully Vegas Chatter has a great guide to resort fees in Las Vegas. While it won’t help stop the widespread implementation of these fees, hopefully it will help you save money on your next trip!

What do you think of resort and other ancillary fees? Let me know in the comments!

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Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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  1. I go to gamble and have a good time. I blow a fair amount of money there. I’ll pay more or go somewhere else before I pay a resort fee. Its ludicrous and insulting.

  2. I was not aware that Golden Nugget will soon be charging a resort fee. Bummer. Thanks for letting us know. It’s my favorite hotel in the downtown area, which I like to stay at.

      • You’re cynically provoking people’s natural curiosity to attract clicks. “Another Popular Vegas Casino” and “Find Out Which One”. You waste 9 Words to describe what can be said in 2.

        Personally I’m interested to hear that there are casinos that still don’t charge a fee, so even though I’m opposed to clickbait, I clicked this one. But you don’t even talk that at all, there’s just a link to an article on VegasChatter.

        If your goal is to generate clicks and earn the ad revenue, then you’ve done a great job. I think you earned a lot of respect with your content on P2B, and I think you’re at risk at throwing it away when your titles sounds like Facebook spam.

        Also, proofread! There/their mistakes….your kids would get that right!

  3. So basically everywhere someone would want to stay in Vegas has a resort fee. Other than maybe the M or Platinum. But most of us suckers who come to town want to stay on the strip.

    Just wait until they start charging hair-removal fees! 🙂


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