There is never any checking for conventions. That is a trick in many cities to get a good rate. You try to piggyback the convention rates. In Vgeas those rates are not always that great. Usually midweek for the conventions.
robertw477 said: There is never any checking for conventions. That is a trick in many cities to get a good rate. You try to piggyback the convention rates. In Vgeas those rates are not always that great. Usually midweek for the conventions.
Rob Thank you Rob!
Just returned from 4 night stay at PH. Paid $109 a night for a room the web site previously wanted $249 for. Nothing said at check in. Lesson learned!
Re Vegas deals. Watch out for the rip off RESORT FEE (always in small type). That is ...the weekend I just checked the Cannery is $80.00 and the Luxor is $70.00. However the Cannery is a better buy as they do not have the RIPOFF RESORT fee. 86% (according to FVL survey) of Vegas hotels now have a RESORT FEE of $$12 to $56.00. If you do not go to vegas often you might think you get something for this charge. What you get is ...ripped off. The range of extras for the resort fee is such "valuable" add-ons from A FREE DAILY NEWSPAPER (whoppee) to VOICE MAIL for your room phone. Ididnt want to break it t them that even Motel 6 takes phone messages. I think Vegas is making a big mistake charging this fee,...it really annoys folks and is nothing more than a way to hide the real price of a room.
Honestly, there are a bunch of sites that list the same promo codes that people used to gather in these threads (meaning promo codes offered directly by the hotels, not third party travel sites).
http://www.vegashotelhunt.com/las-vegas-hotel-deals is nice because you can enter your travel dates and see actual rates for each deal, That's a lot better than 1) checking each deal yourself, or 2) basing a decision off the deal's "starting at" price which is usually some outlier rate for a random Tuesday night.
Smarter Vegas is a good site. I also found really good deals on Lasvegasadvisor.com. Its a member site but they allow nonmembers access to some of the codes for cheaper room rates. These are my only go to sites. Been to Vegas alot, kinda embarrasing really. Groupon also has run a few good deals too. Remember, with all the MGM properties charging for parking now along with most all properties (with few exceptions) charging resort fees up to 35 a nite, some deals are not...... Vegas is not what it used to be.
Several years ago this thread was great but now it has died and is totally useless. If I remember right it had something to do with something the mods did. IMHO they should just close it. It's dead and over!
dirtrat said: Several years ago this thread was great but now it has died and is totally useless. If I remember right it had something to do with something the mods did. IMHO they should just close it. It's dead and over!
I agree. It also could be the fact there are very little, on what I would consider good deals on hotels in Vegas any more ever since the implementation of mandatory resort fees.
As an observation, I get the impression the vibe or attitude in this forum has shifted as well. It's not necessarily very pleasant to come here any more and engage in conversation about a particular thread or subject. Too much attitude I find even with many seasoned members.
As far as aesthetics go. The forum/board software seems quite archaic. It's like the admins haven't left the 90s in many ways. It would be good if mods would inject a bit of life into threads like adding some deals when they become available instead of just policing the forum.
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