Add $5 a night to your bill: The Venetian and Palazzo up their resort fees

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No, you can’t rent jet skis to navigate the waters of the Venetian’s Grand Canal.

The reign of the resort fee continues.

This time, it’s a change at the Venetian and Palazzo, where resort fees have been upped from $20 to $25 a night.

But don’t fret: there’s a way out.

According to the Venetian website, the fees are not reflected in the total price quoted in a guest’s reservation because patrons don’t have to accept the fee.

“You may decline the Resort Fee and the services included in the fee at check-in or check-out,” a description on the website reads. “If you decide to decline the Resort Fee, the services included in the fee are charged whenever you use them at regular prices.”

The $25 fee includes use of the resort’s fitness center, Internet access, boarding pass printing, unlimited local and toll-free calls, a newspaper and drink coupons.

Venetian and Palazzo officials did not immediately return a call for comment.

Increasing resort fees, for those who pay them, is a growing trend on the Strip.

After years of marketing no resort fees at its hotels, Caesars Entertainment rolled out a $25 resort fee March 1. Company officials said guests demanded the fees because they prefer to pay a package price over separate amenity fees.

The South Point also started charging a resort fee March 1.

Practically all of the Strip's hotels charge resort fees, but many hotels off Strip and downtown remain fee free. In total, 59 local hotels charge fees of between $10 and $25 a night, while 32 resorts offer no fees.

Below is a list of all the local resorts that charge resort fees, with a list of the fees and amenities included, from VEGAS.com.

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Hotel: Resort fee (per room/night): What it includes:
Aliante Casino and Hotel $14.99 Wired and wireless high-speed in-room Internet, unlimited local and 800 calls, fitness center access, daily local newspaper, gift shop discount, shoe shine service, shuttle to/from Aliante Golf Course, special daily offers and discounts
Aria at CityCenter $25 In-room internet, property-wide wireless Internet, in-room local and toll-free calls, fitness center access, daily newspaper, airline boarding pass printing
Artisan Hotel Boutique $9.95 Adult TV channel, Wi-Fi access, two bottles of water in the room, access to the pool
Aston MonteLago Village Resort $20 Wired and wireless high-speed access in lobbies, unlimited local and 800 calls, complimentary business services, inter-resort shuttle, complimentary access to Lake Mead with voucher, complimentary fishing permits for Lake Las Vegas, preferred golf rates at Reflection Bay, complimentary local newspaper, wake-up calls, concierge service
Bally's $15 Fitness center access for two people per day, daily in-room Internet access for one device, local calls
Bellagio $25 In-room high-speed and wireless Internet, in-room local and toll-free calls, fitness center access, airline boarding pass printing
Boulder Station $12.99 Wired and wireless high-speed in-room Internet, unlimited local and 800 calls, local newspaper (Monday-Saturday), gift shop discount, copy and fax service, special daily offers and discounts
Caesars Palace $25 Fitness center access for two people per day, daily in-room Internet access for one device, local calls
Circus Circus $9.95 Free in-room wireless Internet access, one premium ride at the Adventuredome; chips and salsa at the Garden Grill Lounge (valid one per visit); two free Midway games; one free "buy one get one" drink at West Casino or Slots A Fun Bar (or a $5 credit toward other beverage purchase); two passes for the fitness room (valid each day of your stay for up to two people); free local and 800 number calls (up to 30 minutes); Resort Passport Book with $150 in coupon savings for retail, food and beverage, gaming and the Adventuredome
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas $25 High-speed Internet access; unlimited local, toll-free and domestic long-distance telephone calls (all 50 states); 24-hour fitness center access, tennis court access (based upon availability)
Days Inn Las Vegas at Wild Wild West $5.99 Unlimited local and 800 calls, daily local newspaper, copy and fax services
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas $25 Daily access to the fitness center (does not include wet rooms or spa facilities), in-room high-speed Internet access, unlimited in-room local and toll-free telephone calls
Excalibur $15 Free wired high-speed Internet service in guest rooms; free access to the fitness center; free incoming faxes; free daily newspaper; free local, long distance (excluding international) and 800 number calls
Fiesta Henderson $9.99 Wired and wireless high-speed in-room Internet, unlimited local and 800 calls, fitness center access, daily local newspaper, gift shop discount, copy and fax service, special daily offers and discounts
Fiesta Rancho $9.99 Wired and wireless high-speed in-room Internet, unlimited local and 800 calls, fitness center access, daily local newspaper, gift shop discount, copy and fax service, special daily offers and discounts
Flamingo $18 Fitness center access for two people per day, daily in-room Internet access for one device, local calls
Gold Coast $3 Use of fitness center, in-room coffee, unlimited local and 800 calls, shuttle to the Strip and the Orleans
Gold Spike Hotel & Casino $7.95 24-hour wireless Internet access, fitness center/pool access, parking, two bottles of water
Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa $24.99 Wired and wireless high-speed in-room Internet, unlimited local and 800 calls, fitness center access, daily local newspaper, shoe shine service, airport shuttle service
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino $22 Round-trip shuttle service to and from the Strip (at the Fashion Show mall), complimentary in-room Internet access, complimentary access to the fitness room, unlimited local and toll-free calls, unlimited domestic long-distance calls, complimentary notary service at the concierge desk, daily newspaper (available for pickup), complimentary printing of boarding passes
Harrah's $18 Fitness center access for two people per day, daily in-room Internet access for one device, local calls
Hooters $12.95 Overnight self-parking, free access telephone connections (i.e., "800" numbers), unlimited use of the fitness center, unlimited access to high-speed Internet in the guest room, unlimited local telephone service (as defined by the applicable telephone service provider), two bottles of drinking water per guest room.
Luxor $18 Free wired high-speed Internet service in guest room, free daily newspaper, free access to the fitness center, free local, long distance (excluding international) and 800-number calls
Mandalay Bay $25 Free high speed Internet access, Cardio Center access, unlimited local and 800-number calls, boarding pass printing, outgoing faxes, daily newspaper
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas $24 Morning coffee and tea at MO to Go (served from 6-8 a.m.), unlimited wired and wireless Internet access, Local and toll-free calls, access to the Fitness & Wellness Center, lockers and steam room (open Monday-Thursday from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday-Sunday 6 a.m.-9 p.m.), unlimited access to scheduled fitness classes including yoga, Pilates and kinesis wall training (subject to availability), daily newspaper upon request, overnight shoe shine services, boarding passes printed at the front desk
MGM Grand $25 Complimentary high speed Internet, Daily USA Today newspaper available at Front Page newsstand, unlimited local and toll free calls, Limited Business Center services such as outgoing faxes, copies (up to five pages), notary, and boarding pass printing, Free access to the cardio room
Mirage $25 Complimentary in-room Internet access, access to the fitness center at the Mirage spa, daily newspaper (available at the Impulse store and bell desk), complimentary printing of boarding passes at the Business Services Center, complimentary notary services and up to 10 copies or faxes (black and white only) at the Business Services Center, unlimited local and toll-free calls, complimentary faxes
Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino $20 Internet access in guestroom, fitness center access, daily newspaper, complimentary copying and faxing, complimentary boarding pass printing, free local and (800) calls, in-room coffee, two bottles of water
New York-New York $20 High-speed Internet: in-room and public area WiFi, fitness center access, daily newspaper, unlimited local and 800-number calls (domestic long distance phone call rates of 10 cents per minute), complimentary boarding pass printing, complimentary notary services, incoming/outgoing faxes (limit five pages)
Nobu Hotel, Caesars Palace $25 Fitness center access (at Caesars Palace) for two people per day, daily in-room Internet access for one device, all local calls.
Orleans $5 Unlimited local and 800 calls, gym access, 10 minutes of free Internet daily in the business center, in-suite coffee
Palace Station $14.99 Wired and wireless high-speed in-room internet, Unlimited local, domestic long distance and 800 calls, Fitness center access, Daily local newspaper, Gift shop discount, Copy and fax services, Airport shuttle service
Palazzo $25 Daily access to the complete fitness center located inside the Canyon Ranch SpaClub for up to two guests, unlimited in-suite high-speed Internet access, unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls, daily newspaper, free boarding pass printing, One free regular coffee at Café Presse, a 2-for-1 well drink, house wine or domestic beer at LaScena, Oculus, Laguna, Fusion or Salute lounges (note: must be 21 and management reserves all rights)
Palms Place $20 2-for-1 drinks at any on-site casino bar or Rojo Lounge during stay (not per day), complimentary Internet access throughout stay (limited to one device per room), Cardio Center access (Palms Fitness Center only). Does not include: weight training equipment and access to wet areas. Does not include access to Drift Spa and/or Drift Spa's Fitness Center, shuttle service to and from The Forum Shops at Caesars during scheduled times, daily USA Today newspaper. Available for guest pickup at the front and bell desks, unlimited local and toll-free calls within the U.S., printing of boarding passes at the front desk and concierge, printing copies and faxes at the front desk and concierge. Excludes color copies and large print jobs.
Paris Las Vegas $20 Fitness center admission for two people per day, daily in-room Internet access for one device, all local calls.
Planet Hollywood $20 Fitness center admission for two people per day, daily in-room Internet access for one device, all local calls.
Ravella at Lake Las Vegas $22 Local calls, free wireless Internet access, fitness center access, two bottles of water per day, in-room coffees, a daily newspaper.
Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa $24.99 Wired and wireless high-speed in-room Internet, unlimited local and 800 calls, fitness center access, daily local newspaper, shoe shine service, airport shuttle service
Rio $18 Fitness center admission for two people per day, daily in-room Internet access for one device, all local calls.
Riviera $15 In-room wireless Internet access, fitness center access, local calls, unlimited in-room safe usage, tennis court access, coupon book (a $250 value), daily newspaper (at the Pool Side Café), coffee service (available at Pool Side Café — coupon given at check-in for one cup of coffee daily), incoming fax service (five copies at the UPS Store), two Comedy Club tickets, 2-for-1 show tickets to Jan Rouven, 50 percent off drinks at the Le Bistro bar (valid on first round of drinks, and good for soft drinks, draft beer and well drinks only).
Rumor Boutique Resort $11.99 Adult TV channel, WiFi access, two bottles of water in the room
Sam's Town $4.50 Unlimited local phone calls, voice mail, fax services, shuttle service to the Strip and downtown
Santa Fe Station $12.99 Wired and wireless high-speed in-room Internet, unlimited local and 800 calls, unlimited long distance domestic calls at no additional charge, daily local newspaper, gift shop discount, copy and fax services, special daily offers and discounts
Silverton $4.99 Fitness center access, free in-room toll-free and local phone calls, shuttle service
South Point $14 In-room wireless Internet access, use of the fitness center, local and toll-free phone calls from the room, printing of boarding passes, airport shuttle (on availability and on schedule).



Stratosphere $12.99 Daily unlimited admission for up to four guests staying in the same room to the Stratosphere Tower, $19.99 tickets for up to four guests to see Frankie Moreno (half off retail price), unlimited admission to the Stratosphere Fitness Center during your stay, $5 food and beverage daily credit that is subject to the following: Guest must present credit card upon arrival to open room charges for use of the daily credit. Valid at Top of the World, McCall’s Heartland Grill, Roxy’s Diner, Stratosphere Plate Buffet, Level 107 Lounge and room service. The $5 credit is issued daily and must be used each day or will be forfeited. The credit may not accumulate. For use of daily credit, food and beverage consumed must be charged to the guest room and the $5 daily credit will be applied to valid food and beverage purchases, 20 percent discount on selected services at Roni Josef Spa and Salon, all-day thrill ride pass for $25 (a savings of $9 with purchase upon presentation of an active room key card).
Sunset Station $14.99 Wired and wireless high-speed in-room Internet, unlimited local and 800 calls, access to fitness center, daily local newspaper, gift shop discount, copy and fax services, special daily offers and discounts
Texas Station $12.99 Wired and wireless high-speed in-room Internet, unlimited local and 800 calls, access to fitness center, daily local newspaper, gift shop discount, copy and fax services, special daily offers and discounts
THEhotel at Mandalay Bay $25.00 Free high speed Internet access, Cardio Center access, unlimited local and 800-number calls, boarding pass printing, outgoing faxes, daily newspaper
The Palms Hotel & Casino $20 2-for-1 drinks at any on-site casino bar or Rojo Lounge during stay (not per day), complimentary Internet access throughout stay (limited to one device per room), Cardio Center access (Palms Fitness Center only). Does not include: weight training equipment and access to wet areas. Does not include access to Drift Spa and/or Drift Spa's Fitness Center, shuttle service to and from the Forum Shops at Caesars during scheduled times, daily USA Today newspaper. Available for guest pickup at the front and bell desks, unlimited local and toll-free calls within the U.S., printing of boarding passes at the front desk and concierge, printing copies and faxes at the front desk and concierge. Excludes color copies and large print jobs.
The Quad Resort & Casino $10 Complimentary Internet access for one device, local phone calls.
The Signature at MGM Grand $25 Access to the gym, high-speed Internet in room and public areas, unlimited local and 800 calls, in-suite private label coffee, daily newspaper
Treasure Island — TI $25.00 In-room high-speed Internet access, access to the fitness center, 2-for-1 cocktail (one per stay), buy one buffet get one at 50 percent off. [Note: The discount will be applied to the second buffet of equal or lesser value than the first buffet purchased at the standard (non-discounted) price], daily newspaper at Guest Services, in-room local/toll-free phone calls, printed airline boarding passes, copies and faxes (up to 10 pages).
Tropicana $19.99 In-room high-speed/wireless internet access., Daily fitness center access., Two 8 oz. bottled waters per stay., 50 percent off specialty and well cocktails, beer and wine at the Tropicana Bar from 4-6 p.m. daily., Free incoming faxes (10 per day)., Free outgoing faxes (10 per day)., Free photo copies (10 per day)., Free printing of boarding pass., Free local calls., Free 800 toll-free calls.
Trump International Hotel and Tower $25.00 Wireless internet connection in all guest rooms and hotel public space, $25 credit towards a qualifying spa service at the Spa at Trump, Courtesy shuttle service to and from the Wynn Las Vegas and The Forum Shops at Caesars, Access to the fitness center, Choice of newspaper delivered daily, Shoe shine service, Valet parking, In-room coffee, replenished daily, Unlimited local and toll-free calls, Bottles of water in the room, replenished daily
Vdara at CityCenter $25 High-speed Internet service in your room and public areas, unlimited local and toll-free calls, daily newspaper pickup at the front desk or Market Cafe, access to the fitness facility, two bottles of Vdara water in guest room refrigerator per day, boarding pass printing services in the Business Center, nightly turndown service (upon request only).
Venetian $25 Daily access to the complete fitness center locatedinside the Canyon Ranch SpaClub for up to two guests, Unlimited in-suite high-speed internet access, Unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls, Daily newspaper, Free boarding pass printing, One free regular coffee at Café Presse, a 2-for-1 well drink, house wine or domestic beer at Oculus, Laguna, Fusion or Salute lounges (note: must be 21 and management reserves all rights)
Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa $11.50 Daily newspaper, access to fitness center, access to sauna and steam rooms at the spa, bottled water in room, incoming faxes, access to pool and spa tub, unlimited local and 800 calls, airline boarding pass printing, notary public services
Wynn Las Vegas $25.00 (fee applies to all rooms except the Tower Suites, Parlor Suites and Salon Suites) Daily access to the Fitness Center (does not include wet rooms or spa facilities), in-room high-speed Internet access, unlimited in-room local and toll-free telephone calls.

Below is a full list of local hotels that do not charge resort fees, also from VEGAS.com:

  • Alexis Park
  • Ambassador Strip Inn Travelodge
  • Americas Best Value Inn
  • Arizona Charlie's Boulder
  • Arizona Charlie's Decatur
  • Best Western Mardi Gras
  • Binion's
  • Buffalo Bill's
  • California
  • Cannery
  • Clarion
  • Eastside Cannery
  • Elara
  • El Cortez
  • Four Queens
  • Fremont
  • Golden Gate
  • Golden Nugget
  • Hyatt Place
  • Lucky Club
  • LVH
  • Main Street Station
  • M Resort
  • Primm Valley Resort and Casino
  • Super 8 Koval
  • Super 8 Las Vegas
  • Terrible's Hotel Casino
  • The D
  • Travelodge Center Strip
  • Vegas Club
  • Whiskey Pete's
  • Wyndham Grand Desert Resort
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