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Harrahs....which rooms and why?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by goinjettin, Sep 3, 2012.

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  1. goinjettin

    goinjettin Tourist

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    I've been in Harrahs many times but have never stayed there before .... they have some nice rates for a December trip.

    Is there a big difference between the Classic, Luxury, and/or Premium rooms? Which room type would you go with and why? Which of the rooms overlook Carnival court (and the noise that goes with it?)
     
  2. oc_guy

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    I may be mistaken, but I believe Premium is in the Mardi Gras tower, which is further away from carnival court.
     
  3. Auggie

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    I am pretty sure Classic and Luxury are the same, with the difference being Luxury has a view of The Strip... the Premium rooms are the remodeled rooms.

    All three room types have rooms that face Carnival Court and when you check in they will ask you if you want to be on the side facing Carnival Court (you get a better view) or if you want to be on the side facing away from Carnival Court (less of a view, but less noise too).

    So there isn't anything you can book now where you can say for certain you will have a room facing Carnival Court or not its basically just what room type you want: Classic, Classic with a view (the Luxury room) or the upgraded room (the Premium room).

    However, unless you are there for New Years Eve or at the height of the rodeo none of that really matters: when you check in they also have a price list for upgrades you can buy.

    For the upgrades you can upgrade to a mini suite for about $10 per night and thats pretty well worth it: you get a spacious room, nice bathroom, sofa, decent TV.

    If you want to spend a little more its about $20-ish per night for an upgrade to a suite and then about $30 per night for a bigger suite.

    Overall I think their prices for upgrading are pretty good and to me are much cheaper than moving up to the next room type on the Total Rewards website... but I suppose the one caveat would be that it is going to be dependent upon availability (thats why I mention the rodeo and NYE, the only two real factors in December).

    I suppose as I think about it: when we book at Harrah's we do reserve the Premium rooms so that may have a factor in the upgrade price, but in looking at the price sheets for upgrades when we get to the front desk it doesn't seem like it. But either way of the choices I would take the premium room: they are actually pretty nice rooms and come with a comfortable bed.
     
  4. wishman35

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    Definitely do the Premium rooms. OC Guy is correct in that they are NOT near Carnival Court, they are in the tower where you get a few of Venetian etc. They are remodeled, flat screens, TV in the bathroom. Very nice, comfortable rooms and in a great location.

    Now the price comes into play. Online the upcharge for Premium is $21/night. From what I can recall, its pretty similar at the front desk if you want to go from basic to Premium. I was able to work them down to $15/night
     
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    Do you have to try to fool the air conditioner in all the rooms?
     
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    I am pretty sure the A/C units were the sensor type in the Premium rooms. Although it was December and it really wasn't a major issue at the time.

    Unlike Flamingo, there isn't a ledge right beside the A/C unit where I can stack a few things to trick the sensor. You can always call down to have maintenance override it though.
     
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    Oh, is it like that in Flamingo, too?
     
  8. guapoxxx

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    Harrah's Premium Room

    Hello All,

    I'll be visiting LV from 17-22 OCT and I'm reserved in a Harrah's Premium Room.

    If anyone is interested (and if I'm allowed to), I can take a few pictures of the room and post them here. I can also advise on the noise levels within the tower as I read a few posts asking about that...

    Charlie
     
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    jukie Low-Roller

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    please do
     
  10. JWVegas

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    Yes....please post any photos or videos of your room and the view. I stayed at Harrahs a few years ago and the room was so small (felt like I was in a large closet) I've never stayed there again.

    I like Harrahs and would like to stay there again. I'd just like to know if there are larger rooms than the one I stayed in. :peace:

    Thanks
    JW
     
  11. ButterflyMtn

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    oh..oh..oh..i know...I know..pick me....

    I have a few pictures of the "view" from my room in my trip report

    http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82006

    In Aug my sis and I booked the Classic Queen room, last year we stayed there and stayed in the Carnival Tower...just your basic room. So this year we booked the same since we were happy with it but did the $20 trick at check-in. We got upgraded to a Premium room in the Mardi Gras tower that over looked the pool and Carnival Court. The lady at Check In asked us if we wanted the party side or the quiet side..we said party side. It had a small balcony and overlooked the pool w/ Carnival Court. During the time we spent awake in the room we had the door open...made it feel like we were still part of the party. When we were sleeping...usually 3-4hrs early morning, there was no music from the pool or CC..so the noise didn't bother us since we went to bed after CC shut down.

    I would say the major difference is the TVs in the rooms, and the pillow top bed, they both had the same cleanliness but if you care to have some extra $ for your trip, go for the Classic, try the $20 trick at check in and see if you get upgraded.:beer:
     
  12. guapoxxx

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    Jukie and JWVegas,

    Not a problem and I will definitely take pics/videos of all parts of the room.

    I will have my iPad with me so will try and post them on 17 OCT... If not, I will post them after I return on the 22nd...

    Charlie
     
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    Avoid the carnival court rooms. You will never get any sleep. Overall the rooms are Ok, but small. You will get the same price and huge rooms at Ballys. That's where I would go if i were you.
     
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    I will be in apremium room next week 24th to 29th. I will let you know as well.
     
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    Thanks ant1433...
     
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    Ant1433: Hope you had a good trip to Las Vegas! Can you please share your opinion on how your Premium Room was? I'm headed there next week and wanted to know if those rooms had Keurig coffee makers (like Rio) and refridgerators... I like to pick up supplies at the Super Wal-Mart before I check-in at my hotel...

    Thanks!
    Charlie
     
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