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Would you like to see this in Vegas hotels?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by bdautch, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. bdautch

    bdautch High-Roller

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    Tomorrow, I'll be checking into a Hilton in Anaheim, CA for a conference. Earlier today I received an e-mail from Hilton allowing me to choose my exact room. I prefer a high floor and far away from the elevator, so I chose the very last room on the top floor (it only showed me rooms that I "qualified" for, as opposed to suites, etc.).

    Is this something you'd like to see in Vegas? I certainly would! If I could not only check in, but avoid CET's constant failure to honor the requests I type in when I reserve (i.e., high floor, far away from the elevator, and then getting the exact precise opposite), I would love it. If I knew that I was getting a specific room and that all I needed to do was pick up keys (Hilton also took down my credit card info when I chose the room, so even that step can be dispensed with at check in), I think that would be terrific. Hilton even let me choose extra foam pillows to be placed in the room before I arrive.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    If you could pick rooms like picking seats on an airplane would be nice.
     
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  3. Lady Fortuna

    Lady Fortuna High-Roller

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    Would love it!
     
  4. WHU66

    WHU66 Low-Roller

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    :(No more $20 trick?
     
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  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    yep, would love it
     
  6. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    I honestly dont care what room i get. i actually like the oddball ones that no one else wants like the first floor if they have it or the ones on the same floor as the offices, usually the second floor.

    i also honestly sort of like the ones that overlook the rooftops ac units and stuff. Its just funny to me for some reason.

    Stayed at the el cortez and was on floor 2 in the tower, office floor so you see the workers and such going to work. Also the window was roof level so i could have basically stepped out onto the casino roof and the window opened too. Across the roof i could see the people working in offices. I liked that.

    I just stayed in laughlin and my room was on the 3rd floor with a view of the valet parking and front of casino. I liked it, could see people coming and going at all hours.
     
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  7. Danielle

    Danielle Tourist

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    Yeah, that would be awesome. I would love to see that in the hotels that I would stay at.
     
  8. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    Drinking fountains around casin
     
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  9. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    +1. I would really like the ability to do this.
     
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  10. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

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    LOL - you can still do the $20 trick when you arrive and the room you spent so much time researching and looking forward to staying in has just been revoked because the high roller staying in that room decided to stay an extra night or has late, late checkout and now you get to ask nicey nice for the next best thing :cry::cry:.
     
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  11. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    Often times I don't care where the room is, but anything to speed up the check-in lines has to be a Good Thing {tm}.
     
  12. eaglejohn

    eaglejohn High-Roller

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    yeh line up like on SW pay extra for early "boarding" and then try for best rooms
     
  13. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    To be fair, I've seen people checking in like they never have before and spend half an hour there.
     
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  14. Grid

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    I can see it working on a smaller scale hotel. But sadly those are hard to find on the strip. The Hilton in Anaheim has 1500 rooms. Which is big. But the MGM has over 5,000.

    Since Vegas draws people in from around the world. Check in times can vary widely unlike a Hilton. Say I picked the exact room I wanted at MGM. My flight gets in early in the morning. And now "my" room is not made up yet. So they take a room away from someone else, or have to search through a pool of made up and unclaimed ones.

    With notoriously long check in lines already I can see this adding some more wait. Instead of just taking the "next up" for what you paid. They would have to confirm your choice was good to go. And what happens to the person that expected room number 5,050 and that's no longer available? Yup, the customer bitch fest and upgrade demands will start!

    So Yes I agree with you that it would be cool. I sadly don't think it could be implemented in Vegas where you are lucky to just get the same type of room you booked. I'm sure everyone has been read the "Room suggestions were noted, but are not guaranteed" when they want that high floor, strip view away from the elevators.

    Add in the fact that most of these greedy hotels now want to charge more for that view and the problem becomes compounded.
     
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  15. saintpauljeff

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    don't they do this sort of thing on cruise ships already? you can pay a little extra to select the exact room, otherwise, pay a little less and they'll assign it to you at check-in

    of course a cruise ship doesn't suffer from the problem that Grid alluded to- an unavailable room that you picked... all rooms are generally ready at the same time on a ship
     
  16. gotChopin

    gotChopin Low-Roller

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    I would like to see no resort fees no parking fees (except for valet of course) 3:2 single zero original video paytables more prevalent lower minimums free drinks and discounted prices on all food for all, et al...vegas will still make tons of money
     
  17. leo21

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    After thinking about it, not really. If I had a home casino where I was comfortable with knowing all the ins and outs of where rooms were located, maybe it would be useful. But I would hate to check myself into a noisy room with a view of the garbage dumpsters because I didn't know any better. And as long as people believe a real human will procure a free upgrade for them, I don't know that enough people will use it to make a reasonable dent.