Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by sco5123, Oct 31, 2013.
When do you *not* take advantage of a comped room?
When it is on the strip. I have comp rooms at all the Caesars properties, and have never used them. Last time I stayed on the strip was at Wynn, in a comp room, and I was miserable. I would rather pay and stay downtown or off strip.
LOL you were miserable at the WYnn? You are truly loyal to downtown indeed.
I might forgo a comped room for several reasons. Bear in mind that because I casino hop, I do not often get comped rooms. Most likely, when I looked at the reviews and the pictures of the hotel, it did not really intrigue me. I need to be inspired by my room and my property to some degree.
Or, like in the case of me paying more to stay at Excalibur than to stay at my beloved Mandalay Bay damn-near comped, sometimes I am going to Vegas for a specific type of experience that some properties are better at providing than others. I wanted a Chuckecheese/carnival/circus type of atmosphere and I simply had a blast with that decision.
I am actually the opposite with downtown though. Even though I love DT in general, I am not a big fan of the hotel stays so sometimes I ignore my DT comps until I am really trying to save money.
Haha. I knew that would draw attention. Guess where I spent all my time? Walking back and forth to Casino Royale, where I felt more at home.
It was a beautiful room, on the top floor too. Just not comfortable in the higher end places. Maybe because I work in one, and recognize brown nose bs when I see it....
I have comped rooms all over Vegas from now until January (and more after probably). I forgo them all...just can't go to Vegas every weekend...
We tried just going for a weekend (Left friday at noon; came back late sunday night)...it really sucked. We MIGHT do a 3-day weekend, but even then probably too short of time...
However we do go to Reno/Lake Tahoe just about every weekend to take advantage of comp rooms/food/freeplay..(only a 3 hour tour)
I will "forgo" the comped room, Unless the room also comes with some other "perks" ie free play, food credit, etc I will not book it. Also, I will double book on rare occasions if both properties are offering free play and or other amenities.
This is a timely thread as yesterday I get an email from the Excalibur for free room for 3 nights, food credit, free show, and a little free play. I really didn't read the email to close, and since I am going to be in vegas for the next 2 weeks I would check out the offer. So I click on the link and go to book it - when the offer comes up it is only valid until November 3rd, and when I checked, they have no availability. So, that is an offer I will also forgo.
An association I contract with reimburses the bulk of my Vegas travel, since it's primarily business related... so I always turn down the comp offers, as the Hard Rock rewards program gives you 10X points for every $1 spent in the hotel, restaurants, etc. They still give me a discount on the paid room, but I think I leave their head scratchin' when I remind my host, "no thanks on the free room... I like to pay". The comp rooms are generally in the older and noisier Casino Tower anyways.
Considering I get enough offers to where I could live out of a suitcase in Las Vegas hotels, I forego offers daily.
That said, I forego weaker offers for the better offers and/or package deals. I get better CET offers than MGM offers, so CET gets more of my play....and one day, MGM will figure this out (maybe)
Any property where I feel like I'm going to need to wear flip flops into the shower.....and that's a whole lot of them on the east side of the strip.
I have a comp offer at Cosmo that I may book this December, yet I'm considering staying at Bellagio instead. I've "been there, done that" with Cosmo after 3 stays the new effect has worn off. It's okay, but nothing I think I need to go out of my way for.
I prefer Bellagio's casino and layout better. I guess it'll be nice to have in case I need to stash a body or something.
Apparently for me it's on my birthday.
I see I have 3 nights comped Nov 11-13. Damnit I just got back from my last trip a couple of weeks ago.
No matter how I try to justify it I just can't build a bankroll in time for a birthday trip.
If it's a place that historically sucks up our money gambling, therefore eliminating the benefit of the "free" room.
And if we have other choices that are either comped or cheap that we like better.
I never forgo comped rooms in Vegas. Next week will be my 3rd time in Vegas this year comped. I booked May and August 2014 comped. I go solo so i don't need offers (which i get in my e-mail at CET and MiLife). I always get about 5 CET hotels to choose from comped from Sun-Fri.
For me personally..........free is my best offer.
As others have said, we skip a lot of comps because we just can't go that often. But, if we're going, it's always on a comp. We choose the comp that fits our dates and has the best "extras." We go about 4 times a year for specific things (usually). Now, there have been a few times that the comp was just too good to pass up and we've made additional trips, which is obviously the reason they send them, is to get us to make extra trips and gamble, which we do...
I'll forgo it if I had multiple bad visits. My first stay at the D was a below average experience but since they sent me a comp, I'm deciding to give them another shot on my next trip. If they blow it this time, I'll take my business to MSS or GN.
I'm glad this topic came up. I've been playing mlife properties almost exclusively for the past year and half and thought I'd give CET another try. I currently have a comp'd room booked at Flamingo for January but have been reconsidering due to all the construction.
My trip is for 3 nights and I have 2-3 nights at all the low-mid mlife properties. Does mlife consider the Mirage top tier? Because they only give me one night but I have probably stayed there more than any other property. But I have never stayed at Bellagio and would REALLY like to...just one night there and $109/nt after that.
I can't decide what to do...take the 3 free nights or go for the Bellagio. What would y'all do?
note: i have stayed at the Flamingo before but it has been a couple years so i know what i'm getting into.
I typically get free room night offers from Fremont (bconnected)...and, that's usually where I stay.
I still get routine mailers from CET that typically includde "free" rooms at Harrahs, Quad & Rio (except they're not free, since one has to pay the resort fee).
I stay at wherever gives me the best value. I've received offers from Plaza, 'theD', Golden Gate & 4-Queens, but lately, only Boyd & CET
No doubt many of us can get room comps at almost any strip hotel any night of the year. I think what she means is, when would you choose to pay for a hotel if you had a room comp available to you in a different hotel down the street?
I would if I
a) wanted to stay at the Mandarin Oriental
b) wanted to "try out" a new property like the M with no history there
That was how I read it as well, dankyone.
I’ve done it before. If there’s a casino I really like, or really want to try out, I’m willing to pay for it versus getting a comped room elsewhere. Now, I doubt I’d ever pay $250/night for four nights instead of taking a free room at a similar place. But if the difference isn’t too bad, I don’t have a problem forking over a few bucks for a place I prefer.
I was booked at the Wynn in Feb 2014 but I switched to Bellagio because the offer was so much better.
Originally my 2nd Countdown below said Wynn... That reminds me I still need to cancel haha! Sorry Wynn!
Wynn - 2 Nights Comped (3rd night fell on a Fri at a cost of $219)
$125 in Freeplay
Bellagio - Same 3 nights 100% comped
$50 Birthday Freeplay
$250 Food Beverage Credit
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