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Mirage Deposit

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by jam13rel, Jul 21, 2013.

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  1. jam13rel

    jam13rel Tourist

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    Hello all, can you tell me, do The Mirage ask for a deposit when checking in? If so, how much a d is this compulsory? Thanks
     
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    ernestoc33 Low-Roller

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    Its $100 per night in the form of a credit card authorization hold. It is mandatory at just about every hotel other than super 8 lol.
    They may be willing to do a larger cash deposit instead.

    If its issue for you consider staying downtown. A majority of the hotels in DT only require $50 per stay.
     
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    weluvvegas Vegas Slot Junkie

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    We stay at the Mirage more than any other place - when you check in if you ask them to just do a $50 nightly hold, they are usually ok with that.
     
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    Yeah, the $100 a night sounds right - thats about what most MGM properties charge.

    The deposit is to allow you the ability to charge things to your room, like drinks, dinner or shopping.

    There are a few advantages to charging things to your room, but in Las Vegas the biggest one is comps: if you don't charge anything to your room and qualify for comps then there isn't anything they can comp. However if you are the type that doesn't ask for comps then this doesn't matter - they don't have hosts randomly checking people's hotel bills to see if they qualify for additional comps or not, if you don't ask and will never ask then you will never get them.

    If you want to avoid the nightly deposit two things you can do:
    a) Leave a cash deposit. This will usually be $100 or $200 in the case of The Mirage. If you spend it by charging things to your room then you have to go to the front desk and give them more before being able to charge more to your room.
    b) At check in tell them you don't want charge-to-room privileges. Just say you don't want to be able to charge things to your room and they won't ask for a deposit.
     
  5. jam13rel

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    Thanks for your replies. I wont be charging anything to my room, so i can opt out of thr deposit so to speak? Please ignore my ignorance about this. I stayed at the Circus Circus last year and was never asked for a deposit.
     
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    This information is helpful as I am staying at the Mirage next month and didn't want to do the $100/night hold. We won't be charging anything to our room so I will definitely ask about the cash deposit.

    Thank you for the information
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Confused as to why someone going to Vegas has trouble with a hold?
     
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    Starz22 Low-Roller

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    Not sure about the Mirage...I stayed at the Flamingo in June and worried about a hold. When I checked in I said I did not want a hold...I would not be charging anything to my room...no movies...no phone calls no shopping or dining...they said no problem. They waived the "charge" hold and I never had an issue. I got the same result from Bally's Rio and Ph years before. I guess call and ask them.
     
  9. jam13rel

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    its not that i have trouble with the hold. If k have to pay it i will, but it would eat into my spending money. Not everyone that goes to vegas goes with unlimited funds!!
     
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    I get where you'r coming from Jam...not everyone has a huge budget for a vacation. I believe if you call b4 you go...and let them know you wont be charging anything to your room they just might wave the "hold" fee. Like I said before...I have never had an issue with getting it waved. If I was charged a hold fee, I wouldn't be able to afford my vacation. It's great that some can afford the hold...good for you. Some work hard just to make a simple vacation happen...Don't tell me I should not take a vacation b/c I don't want the hold. Many work hard 40+ hours a week all year. Just cause some can spend more than that...don't beat others down.
     
  11. jam13rel

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    Starz thank you for your reply. I have paid over £700 ($1050) for 5 nights and will be taking a Substantial amount of spending money for my self. All in all the cost of the trip will be over $3000 so yes paying a hold does eat into that. I was looking at hiring a car which would cost another $500 hold which really isnt worth it. Cant anyway as dont have credit card.
     
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