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Will MSS adjust my rate to the online deal?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by TuneinTokyo, Jul 8, 2012.

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  1. TuneinTokyo

    TuneinTokyo High-Roller

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    So I'm paying $29 for five nights Sun - Thurs. checking out on Fri. I booked it online through the MSS website a few months ago. I saw a deal today on their website that has 2 nights for $50 bucks. When I went to try and book it, thinking I will cancel my other reservation after, the website said no rooms available. I called and the front desk woman said she didn't know if the hotel will adjust that rate and to call reservations in the morning. It's not a ton of money but that's easily a few dinner buffets or a couple rolls of the dice.

    I will call reservations tomorrow but I wanted to see if anyone had a similar experience. Is it common to adjust a deal like that since I already have a reservation booked through the hotel's website? I would understand not honoring it if it was booked through an intermediary site like travelocity, but I would like to believe they will give me that rate for the first four nights at least? Right?

    Either way I'll be there next week.


    thanks, party on. :beer:
     
  2. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    I have done a similar thing at a different place. called the reservation people and they did it no questions asked.
     
  3. tatterdema

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    Package available select dates, rates are subject to change. VALID FOR NEW RESERVATIONS ONLY. Stay must be a minimum of 2 consecutive nights now - August 30, 2012. (A maximum of 6 nights allowed). Must be 21 years or older, present picture ID and credit card upon check-in. Full amount will be charged at time of reservation, cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival date for refund. Subject to availability. Management reserves all rights.

    Doubt if they will adjust an existing reservation, but you can try.
     
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    If they don't match their own price, they'll match somebody elses. Mention a deal from someplace else if they dont.
     
  5. TuneinTokyo

    TuneinTokyo High-Roller

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    I'll try both. El Cortez has $25 a night on travelocity so that may work. Thanks everyone.
     
  6. makikiboy

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    did you actually have a price matching thing at the MSS? :confused2: I don't know of many DOWNTOWN hotels that will price match a room from other hotel deals.

    If anyone has had luck with price matching downtown, please post them. I would be interested in knowing for future bookings.
     
  7. TuneinTokyo

    TuneinTokyo High-Roller

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    So it's a No and a another No. :confused2:

    No they can't lower the rate because they're on different blocks. I would have to cancel and rebook with the new deal, but since that block is sold out it's a no go any way. Blocks?:rolleyes2:?

    No we won't match the $25 El Cortez rate. :Þ


    I really wanted to stay at Main Street but of course would have no problem staying at EC. It's about $25 bucks difference at a time when every cent counts.

    Is it a matter of principle? Should they have tried a bit harder? Should I cancel and book at EC? What would you do? Right now I'm on the fence facing towards the east and $3 craps. :wave:
     
  8. makikiboy

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    To clarify, when some hotels have certain "specials" they may have a set amount of rooms that they "block" off at that price. the reason you weren't able to book it online is because the "block" was sold out at that price, which is why you also weren't able to call and book and get that "block" price.

    As for the price match, I don't know of any DT hotels that price match, the reason is because some hotels like the EC and lvc have lower rates than the other DT hotels, no way that other hotels will drop their rates just to price match. Not a matter of the MSS trying harder for your business, they have a set amount they want to rent the rooms out for. (maybe if you are a player and spend money they might reconsider it).

    Not sure if you gamble much but you could always talk to a host to try to get the "rack" rate.

    As for where to stay, I think it is all a matter of budget and convenience for you. I like the MSS and its location to all the other casinos in the area so I would pay the extra $4 a day to stay up over there (plus I like to play craps there). I like the el cortez but sometimes it seems like a haul to get from there to the other FSE casinos, esp when you first get up and want to pick up something quick or when it's late at night and you are staggering home, lol.
     
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    I have enjoyed staying at both properties (El Co and MSS). And I agree with Makikiboy that staying at El Co can be a haul, especially to walk from El Co to MSS. While a short distance compared to the strip, it's not all that fun especially since you'll be there next week when it's going to be quite hot outside. If it were me, I would stay where I think I would play more. I like to play VP at MSS and blackjack at El Co, so it would really be a tough decision. But if you plan on playing a lot of $3 craps, then staying east at El Co is probably a good decision.
    What type of room would you be getting at El Co for $25 bucks less? If it's a Tower Room, then El Co for sure. Those rooms are solid, and a bit larger than the MSS rooms. The MSS room I had last time had a fridge, the El Co room did not.
    If it's a vintage room, it's a smaller room and the walls seem thinner (i.e. neighbor's room noise is easy to discern). Although the trains passing by MSS might make this a wash too.
    If it's a pavilion room, I would definitely go with MSS.

    Two more good things about El Cortez:
    One is that they typically give you a return offer for two free nights. However, I am not sure if you would need to book directly through them on your initial trip compared to using Travelocity.
    The other is that -- assuming you are flying to LV -- they offer you a free ride back to the airport on the day you depart (excluding Saturdays).
     
  10. TuneinTokyo

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    So since the price the main issue I've decided to split it between the two. I'll be at MSS first and then El Co. Price wise it works better and I don't care much about the room itself.


    Thanks for the insight guys.
     
  11. merlin

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    I believe the cortez has some deal going at orbitz where you get the 3rd night free, I had 3 nights booked for late august where I was paying something like $35 a night for the first two(tower room) and getting the more expensive friday night free. I ended up cancelling when the el gave me 3 nights completely free plus food and play.

    I just checked and it's still there if you want to check it out. It's valid for all thier rooms except the cabana it looks like.
     
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