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Comp vs Staying Where You Are Comfortable

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by rm22, Dec 18, 2020.

  1. 44inarow

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  2. Basil

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    Amazing. Reminds me of a story: One of my associates grew up in Jacksonville, then moved to Phoenix, then back to Jacksonville. When I hired her, I asked her to come to a meeting in NJ (actually happened to be her first day in the role, which I have coincidentally done to 3 people I hired.... whoops). Anyway, it was Jan or Feb in NJ, so when she got in her rental car, there was a snowbrush on the passenger seat, but she'd never seen one before. She tried to hand it to the person at the checkout booth, thinking the last person had left it in the car. The person at the booth had to explain what it was, and what it was for.

    She had seen snow "once or twice" before, but had never driven in the snow. Not that it actually snowed that trip anyway.
     
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  3. Necrochaos

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    @rm22 - I'm not sure if we are going to be able to help you as it is truly our decision.

    My wife and I are low rollers. But she plays a lot of slots. We play where she can get free rooms.

    We stay at Luxor quite often since she can get a nice room there (Pyramid Corner Suite or a Tower Suite). We play a lot at Luxor/Excalibur and Public House is one of our favorite places to eat.

    We stayed at Bellagio this summer for two nights in a Fountain View Suite. It was beautiful. However, the tables were all too expensive for me and there wasn't any food we wanted there. We would likely stay again, but only for a night or two.

    We stayed at El Cortez, which had surprising nice rooms. We like to play there and it's close enough to downtown, but quieter.

    We stayed at Fremont. We have spent a lot of money at our local Boyd property (Blue Chip) and got free rooms there for my first trip to Vegas. We like to gamble there, but wouldn't stay again.

    We stayed at NY/NY. We LOVE all of the food choices there. But the tower we stayed in constantly had a line. As well, it's very close to the enterence to T-Mobile Arena, so after a hockey game that part of the hotel is packaged. We play a little slots there, but tables are a bit higher. I normally play bubble craps there. I doubt we would stay there again unless we could be promised a better tower or less people waiting for an elevator. I'm not sure if this is possible.

    We stayed at the Delano. One if the nicest rooms I've stayed in. Long walk to MB. Not much food we want. It's a bit expensive to play there for me. But it's an amazing room. We will likely stay there again since we get a rental. Even paying the resort fees seemed to be worth it for a few nights.

    We stayed at Treasure Island. Never again. Even with a comped suite and something like 250 in Freeplay and 100 in RC, I'd never stay there again. That place is party central, especially during 'Rona times. Not worth all of the freebies to stay there.

    We haven't stayed at Cannery, but likely will beacuse we play a lot there. Jerry's Nugget doesn't have a hotel or I'd stay there every time as I love playing there.

    We would stay at South Point if they send us offers. It's off strip but we enjoy the casino and can drive where we want.

    What I'm trying to say is we've had lots of experiences. All were free but some we wouldn't do again even though they have some of the most benefits. It's all about what makes you happy.
     
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  4. Mudhen

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    I guess it depends on what is more important to you. Comfort, or money?

    I've never been comped more than the occasional drink, but even if I were, I'd op for comfort at this stage of my life. Life looks a lot different at 63, then it did at 23.
     
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  5. Viva Las Vegas

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    You should try to get a comp at The Cal or MSS, you may like the rooms better. Also, South Point doesn't typically mail offers to out of towners, but if you call the casino marketing/host department, they will likely set you up either with an upfront comp based on prior play or some type of reduced rate and comp if you earn it deal.
     
  6. Eleven99isFine

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    I'm venturing away from Aria to try nomad... I tell myself it'll be similar because location matters... But I'm always at Aria otherwise. Love the vibe, the rooms, the decor. For a large place, it feels uncrowded....
     
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    We almost stayed at the Cal last trip. Hopefully this doesn’t sound bad, but we are like the older Asian crowd. We are quiet for to bed early and wake up early. We thought the Cal might be the quietest place to stay downtown. We sleep in Vegas.

    We just got a mailer today from South Point. Two free rooms, some RC and free play for the wife. We are considering it if offered in August.
     
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  8. LV_Bound

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    If choice is comped trip at Strat or discounted room at PH, I would pay to stay at PH.
     
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    Stay where you like to stay, play where you like to play, and let the comps come as they may.

    Seriously, the comps aren't really worth all that much when you figure in the amount you need to play to get the required ADT. Where else are you going to get to stay in a resort of the quality of Venetian or Aria for under $200/nt, and that's not even casino rate right now. Maybe you'll get some back end comps. It's a vacation, budget for it, and enjoy it!
     
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  10. rm22

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    So i've come to the conclusion after doing all the #s and so forth, that i'm thinking of just doing the usual and staying at Vdara for the entire time on my next trip. I could stay at Cosmo/Vdara and pay about $25 approx more than staying 4 nights at Vdara but i'd prefer not to have to do all the unpacking/packing/unpacking and just settle into 1 room and also have the nice kitchenette w/micro that i always use since i eat every 2 to 3 hrs. I'll just walk back and forth as i did on my last trip between playing at Aria and Cosmo. I might even venture out and play a little at Flamingo, Linq and Cromwell as i used w.my former mate; do things a little different to change it up some. But this is all if i do go end of February due to travel restrictions in my state. I'll prob have to stay home and quarantine thereafter uhhhh.
     
    Maybe I'll be there again.....
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  11. Eleven99isFine

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    After trying out NoMad for the comp, I'd say it wasn't worth it. For all of the exclusiveness, the room was unimpressive; the bed was not as comfortable as aria; Park MGM has zero amenities and a terrible casino; the list goes on. Should've stayed at Aria because I spent most of my time there.
     
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  12. MattyVegas

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    I was just debating this issue this week. I had 5 nights at Mirage booked Memorial Day week/weekend because of the 2 comp nights and low rates for a total of $484. I’ve never stayed there but I have stayed at Aria, Cosmo, Wynn, Encore, and Bellagio so I like the nicer places. I spend time in the room relaxing so I want a nice place. I watched some room and resort views for the Mirage and felt that I would be happier at Aria. Total was $849 for 5 nights. Yes it’s double the cost but worth it for me.
     
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    For me, having a nice room to relax in if the gambling/weather is not the best is very important. As I have cancelled/rebooked several times in the past year, I am fine with paying at minimum resort fees and at max cash for weekend nights. I like to settle into my home casino in the evenings....don't want to be wandering all over like my early days. If I need a break I want to feel comfy in a nice room with a drink, tv, and decent internet.
    My days of visiting numerous casinos to gamble, gamble, gamble are behind me, and that works for me!
     
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  14. sybgal

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    Luckily....my comps are from the property where I always want to stay...
     
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    Take THE COMP !
    Do both !
    Never know what you might find you like better !
    I wouldn't move " out " of my hotel for the comp ?
    Just " pack a small bag."
    ( " Come Fly With Me " )