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Renting a Car on the Strip

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Fafa2e, Mar 20, 2014.

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  1. Fafa2e

    Fafa2e Low-Roller

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    I currently have a reservation for a midsize car rental from Dollar at the Treasure Island location for Friday, April 11, 2014. I only need the car for the one day for a golf trip. The total estimated price for the one-day rental is $61.68 which seems very high.

    I know that it would be much cheaper to rent at the car rental center, but I do not want to deal with the hassel of taking the shuttle, waiting in line, etc.

    I am staying at Mirage. Does anyone have any tricks for getting cheap car rentals on the strip? I believe that Caesers and Venetian also have car rental locations.
     
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  2. polkarandy

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    I think most of the hotels have car rental places, and you're right the fee seems a bit high, but your time is worth something also. I have never used Priceline myself, but have seen it recommended many times....maybe that would work? It's been a over a year, but we rented on property last time (Dollar...but we were at Bluegreen Club 36, and it was cheaper or very comparable to other options I looked at online).
     
  3. Persistent Cat

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    Yeah, it's ridiculous to rent on the Strip. What about simply cabbing? I'm assuming you've thought of that though.
     
  4. thecarve

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    Yeah, it is pricy on the strip. I rented from Hertz at Wynn a few weeks ago – I just needed it to get to the NASCAR race and back. I seem to remember the full size costing me somewhere in high $60s before tax – which included a discount for staying at Wynn.

    Of course I was upgraded to a big Merc SUV for free…considering the extra space (four adult males traveling to the race) and power (if you want to get in and out of LVMS, “defensive driving” can’t be in your vocabulary) we got, I thought it turned out to be a good deal. Plus the gal told me I didn’t have to add gas if I was just going to the track and back.
     
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  5. Fafa2e

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    I'm planning to play Wolfcreek in Mesquite, NV which is about an hour away, so cabbing it is not an option.
     
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  6. NandJfrmNJ

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    We always rent from the airport but, for this trip, the price for our 14 day stay was $500-600. Ridiculous! Car rental prices have gone crazy and I know all the coupon codes, discount sites, etc. We ended up renting from Budget at the Convention center through Costco and the total price is about $333. Now we just have to figure out how to get back to the airport without taking a cab.
     
  7. Steelers7

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    Well I don't know how it works at the hotels on the strip but have you thought about signing up for the dollar express membership? It doesn't cost anything, and at least at the airport center, you just walk down to the garage and pickup your car....no lines, no waiting, just get in and go! Also, continue to check the prices....they have been high lately but I finally got one for 15 a day after they were running 30 to 40.
     
  8. jr7110

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    You can compare prices with Avis - there is a location at Bellagio and one at Aria. You might be able to find some discount codes online. Here are some from a site called Retail Me Not that has deals on all sorts of things:

    http://www.retailmenot.com/view/avis.com
     
  9. jackincols

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    Harrahs also has a car rental desk. Hertz if I remember right, but as others have said, if you're going to rent a car from any property on the Strip, be prepared to pay through the nose.
     
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    I was in Vegas a couple weeks ago (during the NASCAR race), staying at Paris, and needed a car to drive to Primm. On short notice, I got what I thought was a great rate at the Enterprise counter inside the Westin on Flamingo between Koval and L.V.B. $36.27 out the door for a day. Also, not too far from the Mirage.
     
  11. Fafa2e

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    I checked the Enterprise site and renting a car for the day there would be about $18 cheaper, but I would have to pay now.

    I think I'm just going to stick with my current reservation and maybe see if I can get a better deal as a walk-up (don't tell them about the reservation) that morning. I don't want to pay for a rental car that I may not even use in the event of bad weather, bad hangover, or some other unforseen circumstance that day.

    Thanks for everyone's input.
     
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  12. vegasvic

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    Similar situation to yours, renting a car for just one day in the middle of our trip so renting at the airport won't work. We'll pay a little more renting from the casino location but time is money and I don't want to waste time getting to another location to save a few bucks.
     
  13. valsdad

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    If you're paying for Wolf Creek 60 bucks for a rental will seem like a bargain.
     
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