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Vegas travelers advised to shop around when it comes to resort fees

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Posted at 7:37 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 22:38:12-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Most hotels on the Las Vegas Strip charge resort fees but not all guests agree about the extra charge on their stay.

If you want to book a room on the Strip, you'll probably look for the best deal, but those low prices can end up looking a lot higher upon checkout.

Las Vegas Advisor, Anthony Curtis, said it's all about money.

"Whether its a room, a show, dining or gambling the casinos are in the business to make money," Curtis said.

Guests can try to negotiate with the hotel about resort fees when not using the services it covers. However, the majority of hotels have the fee as a mandatory charge.

Curtis said this is why people need to shop around and check for the total price everything includes.

"Take a look around - as the Four Queens doesn't charge at all. Be sure to check prices and the charges and see who is charging fees," he said.

A couple celebrating their anniversary told 13 Action News that the extra fees just doesn't seem to make any sense.

"Like what are they giving me? If given two tickets for a show or a buffet, then I can say okay they're giving me something but (they are not)," a New Jersey tourist said.

Also, if a service listed in the resort fees is not available, you may want to negotiate the price down or get a reimbursement.