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1 day car rental

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by winner, Jan 6, 2015.

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  1. winner

    winner Low-Roller

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    thinking about renting a car for a day while at the MGM so we can go downtown and a couple side trips, any ideas on rates i am thinking just a round trip in a cab to downtown might be a little less than a 1 day rental, also when you rent at a casino how does the return work do they have a dedicated desk
     
  2. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    I just saw the part about a couple of side trips. If you just need to go downtown I would recommend the Deuce.

    It's a double decker bus that travels the strip and goes downtown.

    It's only $8 for 24 hours.

    http://www.lasvegas-how-to.com/las-vegas-deuce.php

    I believe that MGM has a dedicated car rental desk.
     
  3. hammie

    hammie VIP Whale

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    MGM has a Dollar Rent a Car desk and NYNY has Avis, Tropicana has Enterprise. Rates are date specific. Last year we rented a midsize at NYNY, I used a discount code, reserved online and picked up a Hyundai Sonata for the day, it was a fast and painless process. Just be aware of the operating hours for each location as the desk is not staffed all the time.
     
  4. lotso-bear

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    I usually do a one-day rental with Hertz @ Cosmo. You drop off the car at a dedicated section of the parking garage and leave the keys in the drop box.

    For a trip to the Downtown area, I'd prob. go with the Deuce route like the other poster mentioned.
     
  5. NandJfrmNJ

    NandJfrmNJ High-Roller

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    Every major casino has a rental agency. Another thought which might yield you a cheaper rate.... Enterprise will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel so you might want to consider renting from one off strip.
     
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    Casino rentals most times are much higher,
     
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    jfw831 Tourist

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    call budget on 6950 west sahara ave,702-749-9225,,Planet Mazda dealership. The plus is they will pick you up at the hotel, and their rates are good, missing all those tacked on fee's and taxes, Go online and check 'em out. AARP member, get few more bucks off.
     
  8. hammie

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    Agreed, but I don't think they have the facility taxes as airport rentals, plus you can easily walk to pick up the car. No taxi or bus, so there is a convenience factor. You might even be able to snag a discount code online and reduce the rate.
     
  9. winner

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    ok just booked with budget, we fly home on a wednesday at 9AM so on tuesday I got a full size car at the airport at noon, on tuesday we will go downtown, shopping at mall, belligio, and orleans, then drive to the airport wednesday morning. with all taxes and fees it is 35.02. and it will cost me 15 to 18 to get to the airport from mgm to pickup the car, very happy with this rate
     
  10. IWannaBeInVegas

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    I booked with Avis (they do not require a CC hold of 200 when picking up) and am picking it up at Aria and dropping off at Mandalay Bay. Cost is $54 with all taxes and fees included for a mid sized car. I would have gotten a compact but its only $4 more for the midsized which gets better MPG and I plan on doing quite a bit of driving that one day I will have it so better MPG makes me happy.
     
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    Will they give you a ride back to the strip after you bring the car back?
     
  12. Jen Jen

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    If you're a AAA member they offer discounts.
     
  13. NandJfrmNJ

    NandJfrmNJ High-Roller

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    Yes, they will give you a ride back to the strip but not to the airport.
     
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