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What's the best way to book a room for the first time at Downtown Grand?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by ClownHo, Mar 6, 2015.

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  1. ClownHo

    ClownHo High-Roller

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    I'm not a high roller, I can't call the DG and tell them I'm a 13-diamond or 14-star player on the strip.

    I do not have a player's card or any association with DG.

    For a few reasons I'm looking to book two nights at DG for May 7-9. (Specifically DG, not another downtown property.)

    I've been price shopping different websites, etc., to figure out if there's one that makes more sense than another. I see they have multiple discounts and promos through their website. I'm a AAA member and two nights for a king/nonsmoking room is $217, including the $18/night privilege fee.

    It's but a few dollars less through one online clearing house, (Travel Worm, not one of the popular search engines here).

    I can check rates several ways, and will continue to do so, as I'm not so eager to book right now via a site that requires pre-payment. I'm not quite committed to this trip.

    Anyone have any suggestions or experiences that might reward me financially when it comes time to pull the trigger?
     
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    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    One thing you can do is register on their site for email offers. You might get a better offer than what you are finding out there.
     
  3. FXT

    FXT VIP Whale

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    What kind of gambling do you do? Will you be concentrating play at DTG? The best rates I found for them were through Trivago but I ended up booking directly through the hotel at their pre pay price. It ended up being $5-10 more a night but I have a chance to get some of the bill knocked off at end depending on gambling.
     
  4. LoveDowntownVegas

    LoveDowntownVegas Low-Roller

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    use the contact us page on their website and tell them how much you expect to gamble and see what they can do for you. I've done this twice and have not paid for a room yet (at DTG).
    I did have my players card when I did it, but I wouldn't consider my play to be adequate enough for free rooms the first time I did it.
     
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    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    Here is what i do.

    i dont get any comps unless someone screws up and dont expect any. I pay for my rooms, food and booze.

    in return, i gamble very little to none so it works out for everyone.

    i check the hotels website for the days i want.

    then i check expedia, that sort of thing. keep in mind that many of the 3rd party places are owned by the same parent companies so no sense in knocking yourself out about it.

    i take the better of the 2 deals.

    You get a bit more latitude as far as free upgrades and what not when booking with the hotel but that doesnt mean you will get anything anyway.

    Just pick the place and if you are comfortable with the price, pay the money and be done with it.
     
  6. ClownHo

    ClownHo High-Roller

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    as noted, i'm not a high roller, so i've never tried to get an advance comp on my room. i'm not going to run $2K thru their video poker machines. and given the 6:5 blackjack, it's unlikely i'm going to do a lot of gambling there.

    i did sign up for their email, in hope that a discount deal comes my way. considering my two night stay will include a friday night, arguably $200 for the two nights isn't ridiculous at this property.

    i
     
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