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Returning rental car to strip hotel? Possible?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Wifarmer, Jul 9, 2013.

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  1. Wifarmer

    Wifarmer Tourist

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    So this fall 6 of us are flying out Wednesday early AM, renting a van/SUV and heading out to death valley for the night. Then Thursday we're heading back into town to stay till Sunday. Question is, is there any way to return the rental vehicle to a strip property on Thursday or do I have to return it to the airport and catch a cab back to the strip?
     
  2. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Low-Roller

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    you can return on strip, ck with your company for locations .
     
  3. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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  4. YoungGun

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    I think you can specify different return locations when you make a reservation. I was going to do this once (not in Las Vegas) and after finding out that it would cost more I just returned it to the same location.
     
  5. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    yeah, it's going to cost you more for a "one way" rental. sure it's in the same city, but that's considered one way and they jack up the prices.
     
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    grosx2 VIP Whale

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    Just curious....what is there to do in Death Valley? I'm guessing you must have friends/family there?
     
  7. Mitkraft

    Mitkraft High-Roller

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    I do this every trip almost. I hate dealing with the rental place when flying out. The cost isnt much more for most places. i think its $10 or $20 for dollar. In addition to the places listed above:

    Dollar Rent a Car
    Treasure Island

    One thing to note is that the hotel desks may have limited hours so make sure you return before they close or you could get charged another day.
     
  8. matguy

    matguy High-Roller

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    I've done the opposite a couple times. Saves on the "Facility charge" of the "Airport" garage (I know, it's not actually at the airport), though, usually a bit more expensive. It might not always be considered a "one way" rental since it's in the same "city" (I know, neither are probably in the city), depending on the company, but it is certainly usually more expensive.
     
  9. smartone

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    I'm wondering what you find troubling? I pull in... get out of the vehicle, grab my bag, they scan the vehicle and as I'm walking into the center, the receipt is e-mailed to me. I get on the shuttle bus and relax until I get to the airport.
     
  10. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    To figure out what they will charge, you can do it all online as you make a reservation. Sometimes more expensive, sometimes not.
     
  11. Mitkraft

    Mitkraft High-Roller

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    A cab is even easier. Bell man takes my bags, hails a cab, puts my bags in, cab drops me off at curbside check-in. Now THAT'S relaxing. I don't like the extra time dealing with the shuttle combined with the uncertainty of exactly how long it will all take. Plus I like to squeeze every last minute of Vegas time I can get so hopping in the cab with just enough time ti be at the airport as early as I'm comfortable is my preference.

    We also are usually in Vegas for longer than a week so we can save some money by not having the car till we leave. Our next trip is 13 nights but we are only keeping the car for 9 days (which is cheaper than 7 believe it or not).
     
  12. smartone

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    I do hear that from almost everybody! :nworthy:
     
  13. Wifarmer

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    On our honeymoon (5yrs ago) we stayed overnight at Stovepipe wells. Absolutely nothing special but we come from a very small town so it was actually a great time! Spent most of the night just BSing w/ the bartender w/ less than 10 total people at the bar. Well this time we're thinking of staying over in Furnace Creek. Death Valley does sound big and boring, but it's actually quite the sight to see!
     
  14. scottydoog

    scottydoog Low-Roller

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    Usually go to Vegas for 8 nights, dont bother with the car on the day i arrive, as I usually like to get a buzz on on the plane and usually tired from travelling from UK.

    I usually pick up at hotel or at dollar on swenson the next day, then return the car to the airport, saves on cab fare and never been charged for a one way.
     
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