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Any downside to using Booking.com for MSS?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by Ty, Dec 17, 2016.

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  1. Ty

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    I usually book directly with MSS, but this year I waited too late to book an extra room for my son.

    MSS is sold out Dec 28-30. Actually the 29th became available this morning. I can book the three nights through Booking.com for (drum roll) $385 per night! Ain't that crazy. But, I'm willing spend the money to get the room.

    I can't find any bad news in the fine print for cancelling, just a couple days notice. Am I missing anything?

    My thoughts are, book with booking.com and hope MSS opens up, then cancel the booking.com reservation.

    I realize if I book third party I cannot get the room comped off at the end but that's not an issue. Kim called her host, who said 'keep checking back'. The girls on the reservation line felt like rooms would become available and went on to say "plenty are available through third party" and were shocked when Kim told them the rates.

    Staying elsewhere is not an option. Kim is booked for a suite and silver card,
     
  2. eaglejohn

    eaglejohn VIP Whale

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    Can't see any reason it is $385 a night for regular room. Looking on BConnected I see MSS is sold out on 28 and 30th. But on 29th only $56. You are not even staying on NYE. Even Fremont is 1/4 that price. I would think your odds of getting a room direct are pretty good, especially with a host.
     
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  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I would book that one night under a different name, then keep trying to add to it.
     
  4. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    I use booking.com a lot for my bookings. I booked the first week of January using booking.com.

    No real problems, easy to cancel and get your refund. At least you have a solid booking, you can always cancel if you find a better deal or if you get something from the casino or the host. Just remember to read the fine print on when you can cancel before you have to pay a penalty for the first night.

    For those of us who don't gamble enough to get comped rooms using booking.com is an alternative to booking direct and many times it is cheaper. Yes, one drawback is that you can't get any discounts or comps off your room rates but many of us don't gamble enough to get comped rooms anyway.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. Ty

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    Well I pulled the trigger.
    To guarantee we have an extra room I booked 3 nights (Wed, Thurs, Fri) through booking.com.
    I just hate to say the total came to $1292.93.
    $430 per night for MSS.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    If the one night is much cheaper booking through MSS - why pay the higher rate through booking.com
     
  7. Ty

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    I wasn't sure about booking nights 1 and 3 through booking.com, and then the middle night through MSS.
    Do you think they can linked if I do that? I don't want to check-out and in every day.
     
  8. Snidely

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    Booking.yeah
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    You of course do not want to check out and back in. Guess who wants to do it even less? The hotel! Hotels do not want to FULLY clean rooms for no reason, especially if they are full. Once you get there, they will set you up. Worse case is you might have to stop at the desk to close out one day's bill and start another. And even that might not happen. For a few hundred dollars, I would gladly do it for you. LOL!
     
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  10. surf87

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    For peace of mind, one and done with it. Have a cigar and a nice shot of crown royal whiskey and enjoy the moment knowing it's taken care of. Good luck!

    Edited to add: That $1293 bill would pay for almost 2 months of my rent. I would cringe if I had to pay that amount but as long as you are fine with it's all good.
     
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    TIMSPEED The biggest Degenerate on VMB

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    Just wow...
     
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    I just booked Golden Nugget for Wednesday-Sunday through booking.com for a trip in May. I thought the price was a mistake, as booking directly came to $555.00 with taxes and resort fees, and then booking.com is $410-$415.00 in total with taxes and resort fees. I've never booked through a third party before, but that caught my attention. I don't know how they get off charging more for the Stratosphere , the Super 8 at Ellis Island, and Excalibur but I'll take it.
     
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    Update. Since I had the middle night booked directly with MSS I decided to cancel nights 2 and 3 with booking.com.

    So I'm paying close to 400 for the first night and 60 for the second night. We will all share a room for night 3. This will save me over $800.

    I'm still watching for something better.
     
  14. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Good job ty but remember you stay up all night the last night anyway so it shouldn't be too inconvenient. Glad you cancelled. Painful to watch that much $'s go to a third party for a room. Good luck.
     
    Hopefully, finally !!!
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