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Luxor Price Fluctuations

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by jthornton623, Apr 25, 2015.

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  1. jthornton623

    jthornton623 Tourist

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    Hey All,

    I am currently planning my fiance and my first trip to Vegas. We were looking at staying on the Strip Sun (9/27/15) through Thur (10/01/15). Last week, I looked into the Luxor and the rate was $67 a night for those nights (not incl. resort fee). I checked again today, and the rate has jumped to $92 a night. I am wondering are the rates likely to return to the previous low price, or have those prices sailed the bay? I know you crazy kids know everything when it comes to Vegas and I am looking to you for some guidance. Thank you all in advance for your time.
     
  2. urbanphotos

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    Check the convention calendar http://www.vegasmeansbusiness.com/planning-tools/convention-calendar/

    If there's a large convention at the Luxor, or near the Luxor during those dates; that's why the price increased, and it won't decrease unless the convention is cancelled.

    I don't book my hotel until a week or less before my trip. That's when the rates are lowest.

    Mandalay Bay is wayyy nicer than Luxor, right next door to it, and usually not much more expensive. Although the dates you're going it's $375 per night. The week before is $181 per night. So I think something is going on in the area that week. If not a convention, a big event at the MGM or something.

    For a first trip to Vegas with a fiance, I strongly recommend choosing an excellent property. Wynn, Encore, Venetian, Palazzo, Bellagio, Caesars Augustus tower, Caesars Octavius tower, Aria, Mandalay Bay... and their second tower which was THEhotel for years but now they call it something else.

    Choose an excellent property and go for 2 nights instead of 4 nights. 4 nights is too long, especially at a midrange property like Luxor. I've stayed there three times, it does have a charming quality as the only pyramid hotel in the world; but the basic rooms are small and cheaply appointed. A place like Wynn is awe inspiring. It's like the difference between taking your fiance to dinner at Burger King or a super fancy gourmet restaurant.
     
  3. jthornton623

    jthornton623 Tourist

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    Awesome, thanks for the info. I am still looking into exactly where to go, but those prices at the Luxor had my interest. We are not 100% on the dates of our vacation that is why I didn't lock the rate in when I saw. Thank you for the advice regarding other possible options.
     
  4. easy_money

    easy_money Low-Roller

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    You can always book it and cancel. This way if you book it and see a lower rate, you can always call them back to either cancel and book the new rate or just have them modify it.
     
  5. pac1971

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    I'm going to Vegas at the end of October myself and have 2 comped nights at Luxor. I was looking for my friends and prices there were really high on that weekend (23rd to 25th). Instead of 100 bucks a night which it's over 200. I can't see any conventions that would affect prices that much. Anyways no big deal as I'll just probably stay somewhere else.
     
  6. jthornton623

    jthornton623 Tourist

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    I guess my real question is: what are the chances of hotel prices going back down in the future or am I simply too late?
     
  7. vwhiten

    vwhiten High-Roller

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    If you get a M life offer with the code lots of time they can extend that price to your friends and family I've got a room booked at the Luxor are under my husbands mlife offer October 1 through October 6. October 1 is a Saturday it was around $110 for that night all the other nights were around $30 plus we got one night free. This was an offer with the code that I called VIP services I could've gotten another room for the same cost for a friend or a family but one night wouldn't have been free

    I also got a MGM off for a month or so ago for January of next year at an extraordinary low price $30 a night for a Grand King I had to jump quick it was only good for about 2 days. Sometimes it pays to book way in advance if you have an offer you can cancel.
     
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  8. Tammy58

    Tammy58 Frugal Slot Jockey

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    Check smartervegas for discount links to whichever hotel you choose. As rooms get booked the computer automatically starts adjusting the price, supply and demand. You may not find it go as low as you saw it previously. Book your room as long as it is refundable and keep checking rates, you can cancel and rebook or call and have them adjust your rate when you find a better one.
     
  9. urbanphotos

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    You're way early. I don't even start shopping rates until about a month before my arrival date. I pick out 5 or 6 properties, compare their rates on their web sites once or twice a week until about a week before my trip, then pick one and book it. Prices will usually decrease as your arrival date approaches.

    Read the small print on the reservation page. Most hotels refund your money if you cancel but only up to a certain point in time before your arrival.
     
  10. REELmoneySlotFan

    REELmoneySlotFan High-Roller

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    Sometimes, you can get some great offers through third party websites/travel agents like Expedia. Last week I was looking around for our next flight to Vegas. Booking the flight seperately would cost me $1500 for me and my wife (round trip). Included 4 nights at the Monte Carlo and now the price for the flights and hotel combined was $1400. Funny thing: Luxor was more expensive and MGM Grand was $50 cheaper.....go figure.
     
  11. kewidogg

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    This person is correct.

    I booked a room at Flamingo in February (for June) and have already cancelled it 5 times as I saw better prices drop. Try those codes at smartervegas (www.smartervegas.com) or www.lasvegasadvisor.com and check it maybe once every day or every other day. Prices fluctuate often. When I first booked I thought a GO room over the weekend was a good rate (strip view) for $110 a night, and from constant checking I was able to re-book last week for $81/nt
     
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