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mgm grand is it good??? and resort fees???

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threesypeesy Sat 22-Jun-13 10:37:30

Booking mgm grand in las vegas on tuesday through a travel agent, do we still have to pay the $25 a day resort fee or is it couvered by cost of holiday,

Previously stayed elsewhere on the strip but booking mgm anyone stayed there is it good? We have been in hotel several times but not to rooms/pool or resteraunts etc.

I am aware of that. I assumed that the OP was wondering if she still had to pay the resort fee upon arrival despite having paid the hotel already.

woody2313 Wed 26-Jun-13 18:26:33

to be

woody2313 Wed 26-Jun-13 18:26:06

We also stayed at Signature at MGM and loved it. Bear in mind, if you have tone somewhere at a certain time, that it takes a long time to walk through the hotel because it's so big!

threesypeesy Wed 26-Jun-13 18:21:20

Weve stayed at quad before fab location and we only spent about 5 hours at night in hotel so not fussed, dates are definitely out we were at several travel adgents and rooms were available last tuesday for same week. It's booked now and we cant wait to go back!

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 26-Jun-13 16:17:47

I've seen this "SO" before with regards to another one of their properties.

MGM Grand have not realised any dates for their accommodation for June 2014. If you did want to stay there I would look there in say 4-6 weeks time online.

threesypeesy Wed 26-Jun-13 11:24:52

Travel adgent phoned too but couldn't get any rooms

threesypeesy Wed 26-Jun-13 11:24:03

All they had left for the specific week we wanted to go for was the quad, excalibur, circus circus and ballys all others are full on that date we even checked mgm online and yip full!

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 26-Jun-13 06:57:57


The Vdara like practically all Vegas hotels charges a resort fee - that fee in your case is $28 daily. Its been put into the overall charge you've paid.

rubyrubyruby Wed 26-Jun-13 06:47:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

I booked the Vdara through a travel agent and didn't have to pay the resort fee.

threesypeesy Tue 25-Jun-13 16:37:21

Booked today but all the hotel were full except 4 for early next june so were staying at the quad instead. And resort fees are included with our package

AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 24-Jun-13 09:04:33

The resort fees revenue goes back into the hotels who charge their guests such fees.

threesypeesy Sun 23-Jun-13 11:31:19

Sounds fab buttercup grin

BellaVita Sun 23-Jun-13 10:36:40

The resort fee will be the tax payable to the sheriff of LV.

buttercup12 Sun 23-Jun-13 10:30:39

Yep, we're heading on to San Diego and then driving the PCH to San Francisco. Away for two weeks in total. Can't wait!!

AttilaTheMeerkat Sun 23-Jun-13 08:11:46

A resort fee is a charge added to your bill on a nightly basis for "services". In some rare cases the charge is actually worth the service (provided that you use it). Unfortunately in most instances it is purely an underhand cash grab to up the overall cost per night stay.

Not all LV hotels charge such fees but many do.

threesypeesy Sun 23-Jun-13 07:41:46

As far as I know everyone pays $25 per room per day for the wifi, pools etc think it mandatory unless it's stated as part of your package which it usually is through the liles of thomas cook.

£160 is not bad for 3 nights, are you going somewhere else too? It's alot of travelling for 3 days.

buttercup12 Sat 22-Jun-13 23:04:00

I've just booked via trivago and last It was an amazing £160 for three nights. What does the resort fee mean? Do you have to pay it if you don't want to use the resort aspects like the casino?

threesypeesy Sat 22-Jun-13 18:13:32

No idea I told them what thomas cook gave us and they bet it, its still thomas cook direct flight, went back to thomas cook and they couldn't beat it.

Have just checked could get it about £300 cheeper if I book separate but dh prefers going through travel agents, as we always have.

Glad it a decent hotel, what we saw of it before was lovely but obviously we haven't seen the rooms etc, apparently its all re done.

AttilaTheMeerkat Sat 22-Jun-13 17:59:55

Why is the price with this other agent very different?.

Breakfast at the Grand Café is very good with lots of choice.

AttilaTheMeerkat Sat 22-Jun-13 17:56:59 is the website you need to use.

Both BA and Virgin fly direct to Las Vegas.

mrsspongebob Sat 22-Jun-13 17:31:43

Have a look at the hotel rates

threesypeesy Sat 22-Jun-13 17:27:36

See that's what usually happens it's imcluded in package but booking with differnt agent getting a really good price, thomas cook are struggling to match any where near it.

BellaVita Sat 22-Jun-13 17:24:32

Resort fees have to be paid - doesn't matter how you book.

mrsspongebob Sat 22-Jun-13 17:20:36

Breakfast is amazing. We still talk about it 5 years on.

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