Golden Gate Resort Fee Waived: How It Works

iEditorial Note: These blog posts represent the opinion of DoNotPay’s Writers, but each person’s situation and circumstances vary greatly. As a result, you should make sure to do your own independent research. Because everyone is unique, our self-help tools are never guaranteed to help with any specific situation. DoNotPay is not a law firm and is not licensed to practice law. DoNotPay provides a platform for legal information and self-help.

Get Your Golden Gate Resort Fee Waived Fast

Say no to extra hotel charges. Get that first and fast using DoNotPay.

Golden Gate Hotel & Casino is among Las Vegas' most historic hotels. Since its inception in 1906, the cozy corner has made people's hearts glad. From modest rooms to intimate casinos, you're spoilt for choice.

However, the hotel charges a resort fee, an extra bill which can be a buzzkill when starting a long-awaited vacation. The additional $20 to $45 a night can rob you of the good vibe you have while taking your keys to your room- especially if the fees include services that were once covered by the room rate. And it's even more irksome if you'll not be using the amenities.

As if the above stresses aren't enough, requesting refunds on your own can be an uphill task.

Types of Fees Golden Gate Charges

Apart from the published rate and taxes, charges a $29.95 resort fee that includes:

  1. In-room high-speed internet (wireless)
  2. Access to pool area and fitness center at the D Las Vegas
  3. Toll-free and local calls
  4. Entry to Circa Resort's pool amphitheater

Why Do Hotels Make You Pay For Resort Fees?

Hotels didn't use to charge resort fees. But when they realized they could make extra money by asking for this fee, the game began.

They started charging for things that aren't needed, even if the non-basics aren't worth nearly that fee or you don't intend to use any amenities included in the extra charges.

Oh, and the hotels don't have to part with occupancy tax on the resort fee since it's not part of the room fee.

The hotels avoid including these fees in the advertised room rate to make the prices look low. But once you add in the resort fee, anyone can quickly frown at the new figure.

How You Can Get Golden Gate Resort Fees Waived Yourself

Resort fees are not necessarily mandatory, even if the hotel claims so. Take a stand against these extra bills:

Negotiate With the HotelDid the fee include things that you didn't need? Think of access to fax machines. Let the front desk clerk know about it and negotiate a refund.

Similarly, demand a refund if the services or things included in this fee failed to serve you or were missing. Maybe the in-room Wi-Fi was sluggish, or the fitness center remained closed.

If the fee wasn't mentioned during booking, request it be slashed away since that's a deceptive practice.

Are you a frequent quest or loyalty program member of Golden Gate? Make it clear that you'll discontinue your patronage if they continue being unfair. In response, the clerk may slash down or wipe out the fee.

However, due to technical reasons, the front desk clerk may not issue a refund. The reason is that often, hotels' software automatically combines resort fees and room rates.

If the clerk is unwilling or unable to refund the amount you want, request to speak with the property's manager. Friendly managers will always try to work out an alternative plan or reverse the money. Who wants to upset a great customer and spark off negative viral reviews online?

Dispute the Fee With Your Credit Card CompanyIf the hotel insists that you pay the charges, allow them to deduct the fee. Then dispute it with your credit card company. The company may ask for proof of your allegations.
File a Consumer ComplaintFile a complaint with the Nevada Attorney General to have your money refunded. The process takes around 60 seconds, and many guests have successfully gotten refunds through this option.

As you can see, negotiating can be a windy, time-wasting process.

You now understand why most guests easily give up before starting the process. Whether you speak with the hotel physically or through the phone, you may have to wait for hours while the manager comes to review the bill with you. Remember you're supposed to be spending those hours with your family or friends on vacation.

Let DoNotPay Help You Have the Golden Gate Resort Fee Waived

DoNotPay's Hotel Bill Negotiation will automatically speed up the process.

Throw the lengthy process of reviewing the bill and negotiating with the hotel through the window. Usher in DoNotPay and your vacation experience will be pain-free. Our process is a breeze: Just provide a few answers to our questions, and we will draft a demand letter to send to the hotel manager or front desk clerk.

You're just a few steps away from the refund:

  1. Go to the Hotel Bill Negotiations product on DoNotPay.
  2. Answer a few questions about your hotel bill, which charges you want to have refunded, and the details of your reservation.
  3. Tell us whether this is for a past reservation or you're still at the hotel (this helps us decide whether negotiation or chargeback is a better option for your case).
  4. Choose whether you want us to contact the front desk or general manager (if you've already tried contacting the front desk already).

As simple as that! We shall draft a demand letter with your refund request and send it to the hotel. Relax and go on with your vacation peacefully as you wait for a reply directly from the clerk or director.

Why Use DoNotPay to Negotiate Your Hotel Bills

The reason why DoNotPay has been successful with its continued service is due to to the fact that its:

  • Fast—You don't have to spend hours at the front desk or on the phone negotiating fees.
  • Easy—All you need to do is give us the basics vs jumping through all the hoops a hotel will send you through.
  • Successful—Our track record speaks for itself. Let us get your hotel fees waived so you can spend more time relaxing on vacation.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do for Me?

DoNotPay is the world's first AI Consumer Champion, and we use the power of artificial intelligence to help people like you check off all kinds of boring or complicated tasks on their to-do lists. Some of the other tasks we can handle for you include:

Want your issue solved now?