Even those, like Planet Hollywood, that once proudly advertised not doing so. According to a growing chorus of consumer advocacy websites, however, paying these fees is unnecessary because they’re illegal.
“You do not legally have to pay any hotel resort fee,” claims killresortfees.com. Resort fees violate Nevada’s Deceptive Trade Practices Law, the website proclaims, so you may refuse to pay them at check-in.
Tell the manager you already paid the published rate for the room and all necessary taxes,” killresortfees.com advises, encouraging you to stand your ground.
Is this good advice? Only if you don’t mind running a serious risk of having your reservation canceled, being charged a cancellation fee, and getting escorted out of the hotel by security.