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Southwest Hotels and El Cortez prices

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Jimbo338, Sep 22, 2015.

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  1. Jimbo338

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    I couldn't make it to LV last feb and am happy to be able to start planning for my March 2016 trade show. I am appalled at the prices for Southwest from our airport in NH considering the low fuel prices; I guess they are saving up their huge profits for the next oil scalping! I am equally disappointed by the hotel prices which seem reasonable til you see that they all seem to have a low price to appear on the search engines, then hit you with a large resort fee, regardless of how much of a resort that they really are for little more than use of their gym and wifi (free at McDonalds and Lowe's).

    I was happy to see that the resort fee at El Cortez is a more reasonable 8.95 plus tax.. I discovered that after choosing both legs of your trip, if you click on "ADD HOTEL" scroll down and they have discounted rates for corporate, aarp and aaa members. starting at about $29.00 for vintage and $34.00 for tower. These seem to be the most reasonable so far but I have to limit my trip there to 7 nights. Perhaps there will be some deals to come but I wanted to alert everyone that these options were available now.

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  2. vegasvic

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    Unfortunately the resort fees don't show up in the initial searches for any of the hotels on any of the travel sites. There is some talk of requiring those fees to be added in up front. It used to be the same with airfares. None of the taxes and fees were included when you first saw the prices. That changed awhile ago. As for Southwest prices the thing they have going for them is that you can rebook at a lower rate (if there is one) and not pay any fee. You can the difference in a travel credit for your next flight (which must be booked within a year of the original reservation).
     
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