I am going to Vegas for the first time next year but unfortunately it is March Madness week, March 14~18. I found hotel rate for this week is very expensive, the Mandalay Bay normally charges $100 per night is $350 per night , even more expensive than Wynn or Bellagio &Venetian. But all of them are more expensive this week , what is weird is that the Saturday(march19) is the peak of MM but the hotel rate is cheaper in the weekend. So my questions is 1. I'm check in by March 14 and out on 18, is it going to really this expensive? $200 for a standard 4~5 star hotel room? Is it more difficult for me to request a better room or view in this week? 2. How many people are coming to Vegas for MM? The large convention attracts around 140,000. Is it going to be very crowded and long line to wait for the week of march madness? Or it's just the bars and sport book? Thanks for the help One of the reason I come to Vegas is its lowest rate of 5 star hotel room in the country, but March Madness.....not so cheap anymore.