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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by VermonterJohn, Sep 1, 2017.

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  1. FYMYAWF

    FYMYAWF VIP Whale

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    Could probably get something under $150 pretty regularly at Mandalay Bay, including the odd occasional weekend. Hard to beat that room/resort quality.
     
  2. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    My decision wouldn't change if I had to pay for my room. I like Downtown and would continue to stay at the Cal, which is my home casino.

    Downtown is ideal for older people, everything is close and the casinos are smaller, not like the mega-resorts where it's a hike just to get to the casino from your room.

    For me, the Strip is a wonderful place to visit, but I wouldn't want to stay there. I love the Strip for the entertainment and dining options, but prefer to gamble Downtown.

    And I would still have money left over from the room budget to use for other things.
     
  3. sunshine54

    sunshine54 High-Roller

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    VDARA

    No Casino, but great rooms. One Escalator to the Bellagio Casino and to the other side are the ARIA Casino. Steps from VDARA. Good Food Locations VDARA, ARIA and Bellagio. Accross the street PH, Paris......
    Vdara is a high class hotel, but offers often very good/cheap rates.
     
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  4. RedRiverRose

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    I think I clicked the quote tab twice (sorry). I agree with Downtown (the regular rooms seem nicely priced) but I have seen some good prices on the strip depending on when you would arrive. Also Downtown has no resort fees at a couple of the hotels. The ones I remember on the strip were Flamingo; The Linq and Luxor (I think they all have resort fees). Also Circus Circus but I don't know if you want that end and all the kiddies.

    The prices seem driven by what is going on in Vegas at the time such as conventions. Some of the hotel sites online have good prices and Golden Nugget downtown advertises they match prices (at least yesterday I saw this on their site. Don't know if it's all the time. They show you what other sites are selling their rooms for.

    There are scooters and power chair rentals available that might help with the walking.

    Good luck and have fun.
     
  5. VermonterJohn

    VermonterJohn Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the great responses so far. Marky's link to scooter rentals (I never thought about that) would probably solve my wife's walking issues. That said, we really prefer strip to downtown.

    Our stay would typically be 8 nights, and we would shop for the least busy time with the lowest rates. For example, I'm looking at Thanksgiving week right now.

    Don't care about the pool as we wouldn't use it. As mentioned, "resort fees" are the killers these days. Over the years we've stayed at MGM, NYNY, Tropicana, Mirage, Paris, Flamingo, Wynn, Caesars, Southpoint and Golden Nugget.

    I'd love to stay this time at Venetian, Aria or Cosmo but so far can't find anything at those that would fit my budget.

    John
     
  6. roycpa

    roycpa High-Roller

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    Outside of taking advantage of mailer offers and using our players card discounts (Boyd Sapphire), we pay for all our rooms, too. We don't stay in one place long enough to get free rooms. We can't sit still that long! If you are happy in just one casino, Red Rock is under your price point for Sun. - Thurs. If you want to stay over weekends, you have your choice of any downtown casino - GN might push $150 on weekends. If you want to check out several casinos and don't have a car, downtown is the place to be. With a car, anyplace off the strip will fill the bill.
     
  7. KennerDan

    KennerDan Low-Roller

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    Yeah your budget for the current "it" spots is pretty tight. Futzing around with dates on Travelocity should still make your budget doable but cutting it close for anything from the low end of the scale (Flamingo/Luxor/Excalibur/Trop @ $60 or less per nite) to mid (MC/NYNY for a $25ish a nite bump). Even for $105/nt or less, you still can get Mandalay, TI, PH or Ballys. Just to randomly check one, I went to the MC website directly, got a choice of 5 different rooms anywhere from $65 - $102 per nite. Even with taxes/resort fee, the high end of that averaged out to $145/nt. Do you gamble at all? Have an MLife or CET card? Even at minimal amounts, over the course of 8 days you might earn a few comp dollars to pull that amount down even further.
     
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    Another vote for 702 scooters! We rented one for hubby on last trip and it was waiting at Mirage on arrival, and no problems leaving it at Sands convention centre when we were leaving. Easily charged overnight, got tons of mileage, and getting around was for the most part easier than I expected, and I have a newfound respect for those with mobility challenges.
     
  9. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    We pay for a lot of rooms in Vegas, so please don't think it is so rare. 40+ million folks hit Vegas annually and trust me, they don't get the "freebies" of the small slice of visitors who make up the VMB (or other) demographic.

    As for your question, that's almost impossible to answer since yield-rate is such a moving target based on where and when. I feel that "locals" joints offer the most bang for the buck, way more than the Strip because of the pricing advantage, way more than downtown for the quality advantage. That could be anything from the JW Marriott if you have any Marriott love or hit something on the third-party sites to Suncoast to SouthPoint; GVR to RRR; Palms to Sam's Town. Sure GVR isn't remotely priced like Sam's, for instance, but the point is, not knowing the when, it can be done at times.
     
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    Would have to weigh the total cost and compare with location and room size.
     
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    I'm not that age yet, but unfortunately it's in sight. :(

    In order to suggest a few places I'm thinking in terms of not that much of a walk from the room to the casino to dining and such.

    Flamingo comes to mind immediately. I know it's not the most trendy, but if you ask for a room close to the main elevators you're right at the casino where the elevator lets out. If you prefer a buffet, ask for a room near the Habitat elevators.

    It should be do-able on $150 including nuisance fees.

    Sams Town also does not involve a lot of walking if you use valet park. Again, ask for a room near the elevator and the elevator drops off right in the casino on both levels 1 and 2.

    It should be do-able on far less than $150.
     
  12. frankb

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    If you're going for 8 nights, have you thought about splitting the trip between two hotels? Say 3 nights downtown at the beginning or end and 5 nights on the strip? If you save money by staying downtown for one of the weekends, you could use the money saved for a scooter rental and/or increase your room budget for the strip for cheaper weekday nights.

    I think that gives you the best of both worlds. 3 nights is long enough that you can feel settled and not like you are constantly changing hotels.
     
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    Considering the OP's criteria, I would choose the following properties:

    Suncoast
    Silverton
    South Point
     
  14. mickyblueeyes

    mickyblueeyes High-Roller

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    Red Rock, Pho, Mandalay Bay.
     
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    South Point is a long walk to the room elevators

    I pay for my rooms...maybe get some disconts via mailers becase of small VP play...I dont play slots or table games
     
  16. KennerDan

    KennerDan Low-Roller

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    I'm wondering what VermonterJohn eventually decided to do.
     
  17. topcard

    topcard Vegas Has Re-Opened!

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    OK, well, he said he'd prefer a strip property... I would still recommend downtown, but if it must be the strip, he should probably look at Harrah's, Linq or Flamingo to stay "in budget"... and plan the trip to be Sun-Thu nights...Fri/Sat nights will blow the budget anywhere on the strip.
     
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  18. KennerDan

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    Yeah, but I get his point. My Vegas trips are still vacations, and I wanna feel like I'm going someplace a bit exciting and like I'm staying at a place with a little bit of luxury. Downtown just wouldn't provide me that. And even at the budget provided, he can still bump up to just about everything on the Strip except the absolute top tier properties ( Wynncore, Cosmo, Aria, V/P). I even gave him an itinerary at Monte Carlo. Keep in mind, he's going off season ( late Nov ) for 8 nites and even if the Fri/Sat nites are higher, he has the 6 Sun-Thu nites to pull the average down.
     
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