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CET Cabana Groupon guests

Discussion in 'Las Vegas for the Frugal (not Cheap)' started by jsadlak, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. jsadlak

    jsadlak Low-Roller

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    Hi there, I’m planning a big family trip in May for my step son’s 21st birthday. I’ve been to Vegas more times than you would believe, so I’m very familiar with most of the hotels, casinos and pools. About half our group are broke 20 somethings that don’t gamble a lot so I’m trying to plan some activities they will enjoy without breaking their budgets. I saw there are usually some Groupons for the cabanas at CET properties (we will likely be staying at Flamingo). It sounds like the one at Planet Hollywood would be the best fit for them for the party scene and groupon value. My question is that it seems the Groupon is geared towards 4 people – we may have 5 or 6 that want to go to the pool. Can a few extra people also use the cabana with this deal or would I be better off getting 2 of these? I’ll take any suggestions for other activities for them, I haven’t been 21 in a long time so I’m a little out of touch with new/trendy things to do for this age group.
     
  2. Sean Kearns

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    PH Cabana's are pretty tiny. My wife and I had one last year and I wouldn't have even wanted four people in there, though it would be possible.

    Oh and the photos of the cabana you see on their website are the larger party cabanas, not the regular ones the groupon covers.

    Also the groupon doesn't include loungers... that was another $50.
     
  3. VegasBJ

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    I would have 4 people check in with the coupon, and once they are settled, have the others come join them at the cabana. I doubt anyone would say anything ( i.e. the cocktail waitress)
     
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    The cabanas at PH are very small and are right on top of the pool without any privacy with folks walking by your entrance constantly. Paris has the best cabanas in the CET world that are affordable on a weekday.

    For a larger group that will be easy on you wallet I suggest you check into Palace Station, for that group of 20 somethings. You can get a cabana as low as $100 midweek and they are new, big and the pool isnt nearly as crowded as a strip property. The pool setting is new and very nice. The bar and food bill will be less also. We've had family outings there and had great times. However, if these 20 somethings are looking for a loud party this is probably not the place, but if you want your own private party it works well.

    Just a cabana note: The best cabana experience we've had was at Red Rock. The cabanas are nice, private, with access to a semi-private pool, service, setting all wonderful and handled 10 of us without a problem, but they are expensive.
     
  5. jsadlak

    jsadlak Low-Roller

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    Hmm, I didn’t realize they were so small at PH. I’ll have to see what our other options are when the new Groupons come out.


    Nicky do you know how much the cabana was at Palace? Did you have to be a hotel guest? Were the rates the same on the weekend and weekdays? If its larger and more relaxed there maybe the whole family would want to do this one day.
     
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    We had 10 at Palace on a Sunday, we were fine. Sun-thurs rates are cheaper, but I dont know the current rate, it's been about 15 months since we did there. Call and ask for the pool bar, the host there can help you.
     
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    As far as entry, I can only speak for MLife, but I am sure their policies are similar. From what I understand, the # for the cabana is a suggestion based on size. You're allowed 10 guests, when they show, they will give your name and allowed COMP entry. I feel one cabana is enough, very rarely is everyone in the cabana at once. It's a place to duck your head for a bit, cool off, then go back out. Also look at Paris, they have a groupon.
     
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    Though Groupon will save on the rental, keep in mind what the REAL expense is. Food and drink is rather expensive along with tipping.
     
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    how do I find Las Vegas cabana groupons ?
    ?
     
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    i think you are missing the point of why 21 year olds go to Vegas pools. They want big crowds with other young people they are there to party. They aren’t looking for quiet, older people.
     
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    There is no “party scene” at the PH pool. It’s a concrete jungle with tiny pools, blasting music, and the atmosphere of a municipal pool in the Midwest. There is a reason their cabanas are on Groupon.
     
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    Go to Groupon - Put in Las Vegas, NV and search or scroll.

    I don't see an active cabana offer on there at the moment.
     
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    Last year they started showing mid-March.
     
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    Well, do we think Groupon will offer Cabana deals again?
     
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    Haven’t seen them on Groupon, but I saw a good deal posted for the Golden Nugget cabanas.
     
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    jsadlak Low-Roller

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    Where did you see the deal on GN?
     
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    I would not expect Cabana groupons this summer--demand has been high.
    Best deal on the Strip is the Cosmo--what you pay for your cabana is your F&B credit! (yes, the whole fee; I paid $250--well $325 with taxes/fees--and get $250 F&B)
    MGM offers 1/2 the fee in F&B
    I noticed that off strip casinos & Plaza DT offer very inexpensive cabanas if you are interested in that.
     
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    Oh thats good to know. I have a group of 6 kids in their early 20s going with us so trying to find fun things for them to do that aren't too expensive. Do you have to be staying at these properties to rent the cabanas? We have comped rooms at Flamingo, Caesars, Venetian and Excalibur.
     
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    Please note, you have to be staying at the Cosmo to rent a Cabana. Also, you're not kidding about the demand. I had a cabana at MGM earlier in the year, was $450 and 100% F&B. Now it's $1,500 with only 50% of F&B. I might try the GN, but their cabanas are upstairs.
     
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    I emailed a reservation request to Plaza waiting to hear back. I saw this response in the FAQ section to What do you get with a cabana rental:
    "Cabana reservations are currently closed for winter season. Each cabana accommodates 6 guests and is equipped with a flat-screen TV, furnishings, 2 lounge chairs, refrigerator, and digital safe. Daily rental includes 6 bottles of waters, fresh fruit, frozen grapes, towels, and a cocktail server. Cabana Hours 10am-6pm. The cost of the cabanas is as follows: Weekdays-$50 rental with a $100 Food and Beverage minimum. Weekends- $50 rental with a $200 Food and Beverage minimum. Holidays/ Special Events- $50 rental with a $200 Food and Beverage minimum. We also sell Day Beds. Beds accommodate up to 4 guests. Daily rental includes 4 bottles of water, towels, umbrella and cocktail server. The cost of the daybeds is as follows: Weekdays- $25 rental with a $50 Food and Beverage minimum. Weekends- $25 rental with a $100 Food and Beverage minimum. Holidays- $50 rental with a $150 Food and Beverage minimum."

    Did they lower the cost this year?