The number of resorts in Las Vegas without the annoying resort fees is small and it just got a little smaller with the announcement that the LVH is joining the resort fee bandwagon. The new $18 per night fee which will start June 1st and is mandatory but does include internet access at least for now. The other amenities you get for your $18 are free local and 1-800 phone calls (useless to most in age of cell phones), fitness center access, an in room safe as well as a coupon book. The view of this site is that the total price of the room when you compare or see advertised should be the final price as airlines are now required to do. A resort fee in small print at the end as you are about to pay for the room makes people think your room is much cheaper than it is. If the hotels want to do the airline model of add on’s such as an extra charge for the gym etc that is a fair system as the people that use it will pay for it. Right now your best bet to avoid resort fees is to stay Downtown or at most off Strip properties although the trend is for more resort fees and its most likely that the Downtown Grand when it opens will have a resort fee.