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Help with rooms one last time.....

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by janda, Sep 12, 2012.

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  1. janda

    janda Tourist

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    So my husband and I were dead set on getting a room in the Augustus tower at Caesars. However - since we stayed at MGM last time and we have been built some on our Mlife card and would have better chances at getting some things comped on this upcoming trip - we decided to stick with Mlife properties. So we went through all the properties again tonight and guess just need a final nudge and recommendation. We have ONLY stayed at MGM, we loved it but I think it would make for a different trip to stay somewhere else this time - so here goes:

    We are arriving on a Saturday around 6pm through a tuesday in early november. Because of a saturday arrival - would a 20 dollar upgrade trick work or will most rooms already be taken and reserved? never tried this...

    So heres the rooms:

    Mirage - Deluxe Tower Room - cost around 700 plus resort fee

    Aria - King room with "free" view upgrade - 610 plus resort fee

    Bellagio - currently only room in good price range is just the basic older room with no view - 750 plus resort fee

    thats our choices....we like a good casino to hang out in - in between activities with good drink service, a good comfy room, just good overall atmosphere of the hotel.
     
  2. Reed

    Reed High-Roller

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    Out of those three, you stand to get the most comped (based on your play at the end) at Mirage since it is a tier below the others. You can always try the $20 trick, but on a Saturday evening arrival you would have to be lucky to get much of an upgrade other than maybe a strip view.
     
  3. janda

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    So I am less likely to get as much comped at a higher end property? We stayed at MGM last year but got no comps because we didnt gamble enough and didnt charge anything to the room....
     
  4. earth-3

    earth-3 High-Roller

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    And the same will hold true for the gambling and comps again. The higher priced properties require more to cover their cost. A $50 dinner doesn't take as much to cover as the same dinner, at a fancier hotel, with a $100 price tag. If you don't gamble much, it's only the charges for food and beverage that they will be able to comp. So one property will be able to cover your inexpensive meal while the other won't cover your dinner at all. The same thing will happen for a room comp. You may gamble enough to cover a nights stay at one property, but the same play won't cover a room else where. Caesar's cost more so your play will cover less than at the Mirage.
     
  5. JillyFromPhilly

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    I would say it all depends on how much you're planning to gamble, and how important a nice hotel/room is. I would say given the prices you quoted, Aria is definitely the best value of the three - you'll be getting what is arguably the nicest room of the three options, and at the lowest price too.

    Plus, if you really don't plan on gambling all that much, then the comps you get are probably going to be minimal wherever you go - and while it's true they will go a longer way at a place with less expensive restaurants, it's not like the restaurants [or anything else] is really that much cheaper at Mirage than it would be at Aria or Bellagio, unless you were planning on really doing it up at any of the higher-priced Aria or Bellagio restaurants.

    Plus, I would think if the room rate for Aria is actually cheaper than the room rate at Mirage [based upon the prices you quoted], if by chance you do gamble enough to get one or more of your room nights comped off the bill, I would think it would stand to reason that you'd actually be more likely to get the room comped at Aria than Mirage [although, not knowing the internal valuations for comping vs. the rates quoted, maybe that won't be true, even if it seems logical that the cheapest room would also be the easiest one to possibly get comped off end of trip].

    I'd go with Aria.
     
  6. Willy

    Willy Low-Roller

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    Go with Aria. Nicest room and the best price of the three. City view is nice as well. Paying more for a lower property while chasing comps seems like alot more stress than is needed. Unless your gambling habits are drastically changing, i don't see the point.
     
  7. Steelers7

    Steelers7 Low-Roller

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    I'd go with Aria too. It's your cheapest place and if you don't get anything comped at the end of your trip you still save $$. Don't chase comps, take the sure thing, and have a great time!
     
  8. Tubbs

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    I'm not convinced you should change your plans based on hope/expectation of getting comps at MGM properties at checkout, if Caesars is where you really want to stay.

    That said, at the prices you quoted, I think Aria is the best option of the places you listed, assuming you are happy with the location.
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Folks here MIGHT be able to help if you gave us an idea of your play level.

    How many points do you have now, and over how many trips.
    How Express Comps $$ do you have.
    Has any casino sent you offers?
    Will play this time be similar to last time?
     
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