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Spot to read at Mirage overnight

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by Toomuchcoffee, Aug 28, 2021.

  1. Toomuchcoffee

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    Hi everyone,

    I am booking 6 nights to vegas for Sep.
    1st night at Mirage, 3 at wynn then last 2 at Cosmo.

    I have my return flight booked but not the one to Vegas yet. So far the flights I am eyeing are the night before around midnight or the night of my first hotel stay around 10-11pm.

    A question I have are there spots at the Mirage where I could read overnight before checking in the morning? Will I look weird if I were to do that. I work overnights anyhow so I wouldn't mind doing this if there's a nice spot to do this!
     
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    1) you can't look weird in Las Vegas.
    2) you can find an empty gate area at airport and stay there before departing for Strip.
    3) go find a convention/meeting area in the resort. There are usually some conversation areas in the hallways. Go sit there. Just don't fall asleep.
    4) depending on weather, there are a few lagoon/volcano overlook spots that could make for nice reading.... should be quiet out there by 2am.
     
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    Honestly, pretty much anywhere that is 24/7 will work, and nobody will bother you. You won't look weird. Three years ago I went to NYNY to meet a friend on New Year's Eve, and fell asleep at a slot machine at 1am. Security came and asked me if I was okay, I said "yes", and promptly turned my head and headed back to sleep.
     
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  4. subafrk

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    It's a 24 hour town, you won't get a second glance. I may or may not have gone full degen a time or two and done a 20-24 hr gambling session, nothing like ordering a scotch at 6am without judgement, lol. You should be able to check your bag with the bell desk when you get there and find a nice spot to hole up for a while. Maybe take it as an oportunity to wander the strip and try all of the little coffee shops/stands.
     
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    A nice chair in the Mirage sportsbook would be perfect for this. It should be calm in the middle of the night but you can sit there any time 24/7.
     
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    If you decide to try staying at the airport, check out the website for sleepinairports dot net.
    It has information about airports everywhere and tells you safe places to hang-out and perhaps find coffee or food 24 hours.
     
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    Thanks everyone that's super helpful ☺️.
    I love all the suggestions and it makes me feel better that I won't get stopped finding a spot or two to read at night.
     
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    I pulled the trigger on the flight just now with all your help. Now I can get a lot of relaxing reading done with coffee, and get a nice sleep whenever the hotel is ready to check me in and enjoy the next night there too .
     
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    The airport terminal 1 is super noisey. At the casinos, do not fall asleep. Same with terminal 3 at the airport and the mall at Venetian. I've dosed off only to be woken by security.

    At the Mirage, the coffee place by the habitat/pool complex might work. Quiet but not The Shining quiet you get in most conference areas. No smoke too.

    The other thing is don't leave your stuff unattended even for a minute. Security is looking for that and will take them away.
     
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    Maybe you already considered: just booking one more night on the arrival.
    It will be much easier and more comfortable and convenient.
    Even if you work overnight, in the morning, let's say 8-9am, you will appreciate a place to lay down.
     
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    Agreed @midliferetired. I've slept in a lot of airports in my day, mostly because I grew up flying standby, though occasionally it was due to extenuating circumstances. As far as baggage, I usually have only my messenger bag on me, and I loop the should strap around my leg.
     
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    Flight arrives around midnight.
    I'll keep an eye on a stay for the sat night and if a better flight pops up for the check in on Sun. There's one on Sun that popped up at 11pm at a decent price I might move to.

    I typically go for the flights with the earliest arrivals. But this weekend seems to be 600 CAD + for a one way flight at the normal times.

    Update: For now I'll stick with the overnight idea and keep looking at other flights. United's U.S app seems to have prices that are much lower than the Canadian site. It's the exchange + $200 extra for the same flight. I noticed yesterday that google flights seems to have the real exchange for the same flight which directly brings me to their site too. Weird but I'll keep an eye on google.

    Either way I'm excited to go with the reading idea haha
     
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    Pretty much everything closes at Midnight or a little later at LAS. Flew out of the B gates in July, and the last flights out were at midnight, all food and retail were closed and TSA was closed.

    Casino security could be an issue, especially if you fall asleep. There is a good chance you wouldn't have a room until 3-4pm the next day.

    How about booking a cheap room for the night of arrival, someplace like OYO?

    Staying overnight without a place to stay is a very bad plan.
     
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    Why not sleep on your flight and start your Vegas vacation when you land? Do an all nighter and check in the next day as soon as they let you. (You're doing the all nighter part already it sounds like. Why postpone acting like you're in Vegas until you have your hotel room?)

    You can read at home.
     
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    I'm with you on this. I can't imagine staying up all night and then finding out my room won't be ready until afternoon.

    Spending the first night at a cheaper place sounds like a good plan to me. Check in, have some fun downstairs, and get some sleep. And a place like Linq, Flamingo, or Casino Royale would put you in walking distance to Mirage and Wynn for Night Two and the rest of your holiday.
     
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    This is definitely the winning suggestion!

    Little nap on the plane then full steam ahead until you can check in.
     
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    Why not book an inexpensive room for Sat night .
    Wake up refreshed and head over to Mirage.
    I recently saw Alexis Park at $99 on a Sat.
    Not luxury but beats trying to sleep at the airport or sportsbook.
     
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    What is the date of the Saturday? Happy to check around and see if there's something affordable.
     
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    I'm not sure there's a "cheap" room on any Saturday night near the strip. If it was Wednesday, sure. But I go to Vegas midweek because weekends are like bonus multipliers for the casinos.

    A lot of people actually do the stay up all night thing. With international flight timings, etc., it's not that uncommon. Heck, there's people who come to Vegas for the weekend and don't even get a hotel room. OP, go for it. Check your bag, get a coffee, soda, or other drink, and find a place to read. If you don't look like a bum, security shouldn't bother you. If you do, the drinks/food you have along with the checked baggage should be enough for them to leave you alone if they do talk to you. But yeah, don't fall asleep, that's different.
     
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