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Should I split????

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by chosenone727, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. chosenone727

    chosenone727 Tourist

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    Hey everyone it's been quite a while since i've made any post on here and from previous experience I got some good insight from this board. I have a trip coming up and needed some suggestions about where to stay how should I book it. So here is some background info on this trip. Originally I was going out there from feb6-10 but I was talking to my coworker and that got the wheels turning in his head. So now him and his wife are going out there for the superbowl and I told him if he went then I would come out there sooner. After a couple of weeks went by it really sank in how long I will be there, which is now feb1-10. Of course my natural thoughts were focused on how much more expesive this trip has become for me. I was doing some browsing mainly on smartervegas and found quite a few good deals. So to first answer everyone's question about hotel bugdet I was trying to stay at less than $150/nt on the weekends and <$75 for during the week. I'm fully aware of resort fees but I would prefer to stay at a hotel that has a cash deposit option with incidentals. I was doing some talking with my other coworker and I defintely need to make a quick decision on superbowl weekend before prices go up. My dilema is that i'm not sure if I should book a hotel for the entire stay or should I book just that weekend to secure a cheaper rate then book the remainder of the trip at a later date with anticipation of the rates falling right after the superbowl? I was thinking of booking feb1-4 then feb4-10 seperately. Thanx in advance for any respones to this post.
     
  2. ihatesnow

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    I personally enjoy hotel hopping, especially in a place like Vegas where there is so much variety. For a stay that long, I would definitely split, but what are you comfortable with?
     
  3. Turtleman

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    As suggested by many on numerous occassions, book whatever you can live with NOW as long as you can change or cancel without penalty. That usually means directly with the hotel. If prices should fall, most hotels will give you the lower rate ... if you ask. If not, you can cancel and rebook. I hotel hop all the time - usually to take advantage of multiple offers, but I enjoy the changes and would do so anyway. I'll be moving from Sam's Town to Suncoast later today for the final two nights of a seven night trip. (Started out with two at Gold Coast.) Stayed in five different hotels over eleven nights last month!) As ihatesnow wrote, do what makes you comfortable.
     
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    Do NOT wait to book. Any reduction in rates after SuperBowl may already be in the system. You do not want to try to book only to find out that rates are terribly high and you are stuck.

    (p.s. - On future posts, do not be afraid to put in paragraphs to make it easier for others to read - and respond)
     
  5. chosenone727

    chosenone727 Tourist

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    Thanks for the responses. I'm not too concerned about the rates going up after the super bowl. I will just book it and if the rates go down then I will change the reservation.
     
  6. xmarksx

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    Turtle and No Stress are absolutely correct. Always lock the cheapest rate you can find, now, and begin the process of finding better rates. The longest I have ever seen a casino/hotel retaining the one night deposit is 72 hours, most do 48 hours. If you want a general idea of if they might forward cheaper rates, check LVCVA’s calendar for large conventions/trade shows. If nothing big is showing, rates should be pretty cheap.
     
  7. heatherlovesvegas

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    Nothing wrong with switching hotels, especially if you are gong for that long. Maybe do something north strip for some of the time, south strip for the other part. (for example maybe Mirage and MGM)

    Yea look on Smartervegas and stuff and book what you want, most of those are refundable.. so just refund it if you find a better deal. My parents are there today and they switched rooms 3 times to get the best deal.

    I just took a quick glance at some places, and it seems pretty high that whole week.. hmm.
     
  8. SalSagev

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    I enjoy splitting up our trips as it adds a little variety. We'll be in Vegas that same week (Feb. 3 - 10) and will be spending three nights on the strip and four downtown. Obviously, you can save some dollars by staying off-strip on weekends.
     
  9. Joe Strummer

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    Split your hotel stays for that long a trip.
    However,
    if you do split hotels -
    I suggest you stay at the "budget hotel" first --
    and end at the "fancier" hotel last.
     
  10. Jimbo338

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    To split, or not to split; that is the question. I like to unpack and it is my temporary home and feels comfortable. Others would like the experience of trying new places and comparing, it's personal preference. Sometimes on a longer stay, you get a cleaper rate overall than if you go somewhere for the weekend then move in for the remainder. See what the best you can do on the search engines, then call the hotels directly. Many will match the brokers' rates and some will do better. B est I could do for 8 nights downtown at the GS with a broker in sept was $404. I called reservations and asked about the same dates since that was the highest I had ever paid when I had stayed there.She quoted me $253. and that included taxes and resort fees. I later called back after checking and they honored the price and I got the impression that have several rates they can quote so it's possible to call several times on different days and/or shifts. In LV, you jjust never know! Let us know how you do!

    jimbo338
     
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    I agree so much with this comment. I just got back from Vegas and I did Caesars first and then Bally's. It was such a disappointment. We got an upgrade at Caesars and were in a Palace mini suite that was awesome with a walkthrough shower and 2 bathrooms. We then went to Ballys and checked in and had to wait about an hour because our room was getting cleaned and was on a high floor with a spectacular view of the fireworks on NYE according to the rep. We get there to a view of AC ducts and the freeway. Garbage... The bed felt like a sack of rocks compared to Caesars. Although it was clean and was basically what I was expecting for a North Tower room. Bally's def isn't my cup of tea. I think I'll stick to Caesars and PH for the remainder of my stays.
     
  12. Shane.Decker

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    and as far as the incidentals I know that PH will allow you decline incidentals, you just can't charge anything to your room and you don't have to leave cash or a card.
     
  13. chosenone727

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    Thanks everyone for the responses. At the moment i've decided to scrap the super bowl portion of the trip because I really started thinking how much more expensive this trip would become. So at the moment i'm trying to decide on what hotel to stay at, I stayed at NYNY the previous trip. Any suggestions? I'm trying to stay at $200 or less per night.
     
  14. DBear

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    That's a pretty healthy budget per night post SB. Are you preferential to CET or MGM for playing? You can pretty much more any hotel within your budget. Location preferences? Mid-Strip? Since your last stay was at NYNY, I would try a more northern spot like Mirage.

    Harrahs across the street from Mirage would be my budget option. Easy to stick to under $100 night avg there for your dates.
     
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    :clap: This made me LOL

    Just to keep on topic, I agree with another poster who said do the more budget one first, then upgrade.

    J
     
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    For gambling purposes I can always do some walking so that wouldn't play a part in decision. I would prefer mid-strip but I will also consider heading north. Going south definitely won't happen.
     
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