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Orleans Early Check In Fees

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by Rush, Feb 19, 2017.

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  1. Rush

    Rush MIA

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    Some have asked and I can confirm. Orleans now charges for early check in. I was nicked $15 for checking in at 11am. If you check in before 10, it is $25.
     
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  2. bluesdude

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    So did they tell you that before you checked in? That kinda sucks. We would always check in early when we stayed. What day of the week were you there?
     
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  3. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Well, this information does not sit well with me. I get offers for free rooms from them, and on my upcoming trip we'll see if they waive those fees.

    If not then I got no problems planning future stays elsewhere where they mean it when they offer free rooms, which I interpret as free accommodations with no hidden fees.

    Sad to say but it looks like these places will be harder and harder to find.
     
  4. Rush

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    As I checked in they told me, so I had the chance to wait.....I chose not to wait. As I was leaving the line, I saw a sign posted. I should have taken a picture. It's just another money grab.
     
  5. valandemmy

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    Still better than a 27.50 nightly "resort" fee :thumbsdown:... And at least you get the chance to decide.
     
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  6. vegasdev

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    I wonder if paying that fee would trigger a resort fee on an otherwise comped room.
     
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    Orleans and GC have always let me check in early, but I don't want to pay for it. if I check in early, I start gambling early -- they win. if I don't check in early, I don't start gambling early. if they have no rooms ready, I understand. otherwise they should just let you have the room so you can settle in and start dining and gambling.
     
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  8. Rush

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    I was comped. The only fee I got was the check in fee.
     
  9. Wedgefromhere

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    After a few years away from the Orleans, I'm going back again in a few weeks. I typically get in around 10 a.m. and check in right away, but this time it's 2:20 so I won't be impacted this stay. I have mixed feelings about this and understand why they're doing it. It still bothers me that they charge you if you check in before 3:00, but there is no discount for checking out early, and in fact you don't even get to stay until 3:00 if you wanted because check out is at noon.
     
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    It is just a money grab, maybe with a secondary purpose as a deterrent. At check in, either there's a room ready or there isn't. It doesn't require any extra effort operationally to put you in a serviced room early.

    If they offer it as an option in advance, at least they can claim they're blocking the room and making sure it's ready early.
     
  11. vegaskid74

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    Agreed. I wouldn't have a problem paying a fee in advance for a guaranteed early check in, but I have a big problem paying a fee for a room that was already ready anyway. All of these fees are so short sighted. If I can check in early, I can get busy spending/losing my money in your property earlier. You didn't want to get on the wrong side of the mob in the old days of Vegas, but they sure had a better understanding of customer service.
     
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  12. tonysb8

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    Totally agree. The earlier we get settled in, the sooner we get down to business gaming, dining, etc. I normally take the first flight in from Indianapolis (usually arrive by like 7:30am Vegas time) then we take the last flight out 4 days later. So now I'm setting myself up for "fees" coming & going, lol.

    When I was at Orleans last May, they said they'd have to charge the early check in fee because it was prior to 8am, since it was like 7:30, they just said to come back & there'd be no fee. That's what we did. Looks like that option is gone.

    Surely they waive this based off your play...?
     
  13. rayrat

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    Ok, avoid the fee by leaving your bags with the bell captain. Then go gamble, eat, bowl, etc. until the proper time. I don't agree with the fee btw.
     
  14. booker

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    Hmm. I'll stay at The Orleans soon and if my room isn't ready after 3:00pm, I'll request a late checkin rebate. I mean, fair is fair, right?
     
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    We just got back from a stay there. We got in town around 1 was told our room was not ready so we waited.....waited.....waited some more, kept checking back with them. It wasn't till 8 pm that they finally let us to our room, they said it was a glitch in their computer that said it wasn't cleaned yet. Where's my late check in credit? Ooh yeah didn't get one.
     
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    Yes, this. But the other problem is that come around check in time, the lines will be even longer checking in and also could be tying up the elevators.
     
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    Bad policy. If your room is ready you should be able to check-in. If not then you wait a bit. The Orleans niche is a fun, locals/tourist casino off the strip. Acting like a strip casino will hurt them in the long run.
     
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    Hope this is not a trial of this for Boyds. Hate to see it go into effect for all. I have checked in many times from 7-9am at MSS and Cal
     
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  19. Rush

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    Oh, the shittiest part? Both rooms I had at Orleans over my two weeks came with tubs that didn't drain! I thought they fixed all of that trouble?
     
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  20. Electroguy563

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    Now that sucks. They should have at least offer dining credits, free play, or something. That is just poor customer service. Sorry it happened to you.
     
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