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Getting a parcel delivered to your hotel

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Pancakes, Oct 24, 2015.

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  1. Pancakes

    Pancakes Low-Roller

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    Hi, just wondering whether this is worth the effort...

    Preamble: So when I was in NY last year I bought my wife some fancy tea from this 'artisan' tea place. Well, she really liked it and I'd like to buy her some more. However, they don't ship to the UK.

    So... It would be nice to get some while I'm in Vegas. I've seen threads about getting packages delivered to hotels, although my search has failed and I can't find one now!

    Can I get a parcel shipped to the hotel (Monte Carlo)? Has anyone done this? Am I best waiting till I arrive so I can put the Room # in the shipping address? I assume MC will charge for this service?

    Thanks!
     
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    mrstealth High-Roller

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    Every hotel is a little different, some websites will give this information, or a call to the concierge or guest services will give you an answer. This is done all the time and not a problem, especially in a city like vegas where there are a lot of conventions, people are receiving all kinds of stuff all the time.

    I've done this before and never have I provided a room number. There are some properties, like the Flamingo that have a UPS store (Or similar) in them, and you send the package there with instructions provided by the property.

    Best though to call the property directly and get their specifics.
     
  3. Pancakes

    Pancakes Low-Roller

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    Thanks!

    Y'know I never even thought that info might be on their website, but -

    Mail/Packages

    How can I mail something to a Monte Carlo guest?
    Address the package to The Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Be sure to write the recipient's name on the package, followed by the words "Hotel Guest" and their arrival date. Our Business Services Center will notify the guest of their package. All packages are subject to a processing and delivery fee based on the weight of the item. For more information call (702) 730-7265.


    I will email them and try to find out how much these fees are - if it's more than a fiver I guess it's not worth it.
     
  4. Mrs. K.

    Mrs. K. Low-Roller

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    Should be fine at any hotel, though make sure GUEST is in the address somewhere, or it could bounce around the hotel for a few days before they figure out where it will go. Best bet is to ask the hotel first. They may have you send it to a specific person or department.
     
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    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    I would also try to plan for the package to arrive the day of or the day before arrival.

    As for cost, the last time I picked up a package at the Mirage (several years ago) if was something like $8 to pick it up. I wouldn't be surprised if its $10-15 now.
     
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    I've sent a few things to hotels for people where I have had mixed results. Some hotels seem to be better at it than others. In the best case scenario, they have it for you at the front desk. Worst case, you have to spend some time convincing people to look for it for you. :)

    I've also seen a few hotels talk about charging a "handling fee" for this. I'm not sure when and how this fee is applied.

    Oh, and when I address, I put the name of the person and then (guest) and the arrival dates:

    Joe Vegas (guest arriving 10/29)
    c/o Some Hotel
    777 Las Vegas blvd

    like that.
     
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    I needed a new sim card for my US phone last June and got the phone company to send it to the EL Cortez downtown and it was waiting for me at reception when I arrived.

    I did email them first though to check it was ok to get it sent c/o them and was told it was fine.

    Good luck if you try it.
     
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    I would only use a UPS or FedEx center. I have heard too many bad stories about he packages not making it through the hotels own system until the guest was gone. Like Sonya said the whole "finding it" seems to be an issue.
     
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    Prices should be: $7 for letters/packages up to 1 lbs and $10 for packages up to 10 lbs. After that the prices mostly just go up $5 for each additional unit of 10 lbs ($15 for up to 20 lbs, $20 for up to 30 lbs, etc)
     
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    FYI - Amazon will deliver most items in 2-3 days. Do not have it arrive too quickely. I would go with day of arrival, or day after if that would work for you.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice, much appreciated :beer:
     
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    I have done this several times, once at Monte Carlo. The only problem I had was at MC. We arrived on Sunday and were told that we could get our package on Monday when their business center opened. Since it was the bulk of our luggage, I wouldn't accept that. I didn't throw a fit, but told them that wasn't going to fly. Without too much fanfare, someone went and found it and delivered it to my room. In the end, it worked out pretty good because I didn't get charged for it (usually around $30). :ssst:
     
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