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"whats the science on getting great deals in vegas?"


          

I always had the impression that if you wanted to stay on the strip for cheap and didn't mind a little grime, you could do circus circus or the flamingo and basically spend next to nothing

poking around online, while they're certainly the cheaper alternative to other strip hotels, I'm still not finding those $30-$100 rooms I thought I'd heard about. Everything's more like $150-$200

This is for the spring, so maybe a) I'm just too far out to get the good deals, or b) spring is just pricey?

Is there some proven strategy I'm not up on? How do people do Vegas (the strip, pref) on the cheap?

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the easiest way is to have a card and points at a major casino
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aint no casinos around here, nor in my immediate future before trip
Dec 19th 2014
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      i'm in the same boat.
Dec 19th 2014
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           ok cool will do thx
Dec 19th 2014
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                i thought i remembered staying 2 nights free, and i did
Dec 19th 2014
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Package deals w/flight
Dec 19th 2014
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Circus Circus is a dump tho
Dec 19th 2014
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All those places are, ha.
Dec 19th 2014
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he specifically mentioned it in the op
Dec 19th 2014
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haha i know i just thought they had those super cheapo rooms
Dec 19th 2014
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      Circus Circus' cheap rooms get booked up *quick*
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imma have to check again cause i swear everything was more
Dec 19th 2014
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RE: whats the science on getting great deals in vegas?
Dec 19th 2014
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thanks for the tip, will look into it
Dec 19th 2014
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dont sleep on the Flamingo
Dec 19th 2014
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haha you dont see those ads for $27/night tho? im trynna hop on that!
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      RE: haha you dont see those ads for $27/night tho? im trynna hop on that...
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I was there this spring and paid around $50 - $65 a night
Dec 19th 2014
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see this is what im talking abt
Dec 19th 2014
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You can get $40-$70 rooms mid-week.
Dec 19th 2014
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can you not get mediocre rooms for free midweek anymore?
Dec 19th 2014
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After over a decade of going to Vegas....
Dec 19th 2014
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yeah this is what im figuring. it's a weekend :/
Dec 19th 2014
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i dunno how great they are for deals but the Downtown hotels
Dec 19th 2014
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if i can have my druthers ill be ON the strip
Dec 19th 2014
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We almost stayed at one of those Fremont hotels
Dec 20th 2014
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depends on what's going on that weekend.
Dec 19th 2014
21
sat 4/25 and fri 5/8
Dec 19th 2014
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      U kidding, right? Thats cinco de MAYweather-o wknd. Good luck!
Dec 19th 2014
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           i googled, its actually a night each weekend b4 and after
Dec 19th 2014
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Flamingo and Harrah's are in a prime location
Dec 19th 2014
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1800Hotels.com and http://www.cheapovegas.com
Dec 20th 2014
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damn a week to late but i just passed on a deal
Dec 20th 2014
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veritas
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1. "the easiest way is to have a card and points at a major casino"
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You don't need to have a lot of points to start getting low end perks, you just need an active card with some.

The most convenient for most people is the Harrah's/Horseshoe family.

I used to play a little poker at the Horseshoe casinos near Louisville and Chicago. That would get me discounted or even free nights at places like Bally's in Vegas.

The amount of discount is also going to be determined by how major of a Vegas night it is. You're not going to be getting cheap or free nights the weekend of a big fight because you have basic status.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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19. "aint no casinos around here, nor in my immediate future before trip"
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:/

thanks tho

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veritas
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22. "i'm in the same boat."
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see if you can go to totalrewards.com and sign up for a card online.

i don't think you can, but it might be worth a shot if you don't mind staying at bally's or the rio or one of harrah's other properties.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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24. "ok cool will do thx"
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n/m

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veritas
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25. "i thought i remembered staying 2 nights free, and i did"
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didn't even have to use my credits, just free.

Went through some old emails and confirmed it.

But that was also on a Tuesday and Wednesday 4 years ago.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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2. "Package deals w/flight"
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Fri Dec-19-14 04:55 PM by John Forte

          

EDIT: I did a search and Circus Circus, Riviera, Excalibur and Luxor are all under $100/night on hotels.com

  

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3. " Circus Circus is a dump tho"
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5. "All those places are, ha."
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Luxor being the one that's OKAY, but Rivera and Circus Circus are two of the biggest pieces of shit on the strip.

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7. "he specifically mentioned it in the op"
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And said it was 150-200

  

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12. "haha i know i just thought they had those super cheapo rooms"
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i just wanna be on the strip i dont really care abt the room as long as it's not diseased im good

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26. "Circus Circus' cheap rooms get booked up *quick*"
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Fri Dec-19-14 06:43 PM by PoppaGeorge

  

          

The Sky tower is their cheapest joints and they go fast, especially during the holidays. We stayed there one Christmas and had to go for the West Tower, which is a lil more expensive, 'cause Sky Tower was booked up until after the new year. The Casino Tower is their most expensive and you can almost always get a room there.

Shit ain't SO bad at Circus Circus, but it damned sure ain't all luxurious like Aria, Palazzo, or Bellagio.

(edit) almost forgot, despite being a hotel aimed at families, Circus Circus has the best steakhouse on the strip. Every time we go, we get reminded that The Steakhouse at Circus Circus has won "Best Steak House" something like 13-14 years in a row.

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11. "imma have to check again cause i swear everything was more"
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maybe my dates are expensive

good looks tho

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4. "RE: whats the science on getting great deals in vegas?"
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If you're willing to drive 15 minutes to the strip from your hotel, the M Resort is the absofucklutely best thing out here. It is as nice as anything on the strip,much cheaper thank hotels that can rival it, with service that is just unbelievable. We're locals, and we stay there just to get away at least twice a year.

An example of how good the service is. The employees somehow know your name. Like, the person in the cafe will just be like "Hello Mr. Smith". No clue how they pull that one off. Happens almost every time we stay there. It is both appreciated, and a bit creepy in an awesome way.

BTW, the drive is really not bad at all. There's usually not any traffic.

  

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18. "thanks for the tip, will look into it"
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some of the appeal to doing a night in vegas at all was the whole out drinking on the strip experience (ive never been), but iono maybe for something great maybe it wouldnt be a dealbreaker

thanks

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6. "dont sleep on the Flamingo"
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Fri Dec-19-14 05:23 PM by RobOne4

  

          

me and the wife stayed there and it was really really nice. Especially for its location. Usually you have to stay at the end of the strip for prices like that. But prime location, good price, nice rooms, and affordable gambling.

also $30-100? WTF! You are lucky to be anywhere near the strip. I would say $125-150 is a more doable price.

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10. "haha you dont see those ads for $27/night tho? im trynna hop on that!"
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but yeah i realize those are likely restricted to like the one least desirable travel day with hella unfortunate parameters

i'm only gonna be there one night in and one night out on either end of an epic bryce/zion/grand canyon etc trip, dont care much about the room, location more important

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16. "RE: haha you dont see those ads for $27/night tho? im trynna hop on that..."
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when I make a trip we go off season and try and do a sunday - tuesday deal. Friday and Saturday prices are a lot higher. As are prime travel time. But yeah since you are going one day why not try old town? Prices used to reasonable as hell there.

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8. "I was there this spring and paid around $50 - $65 a night "
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I think. Definitely under $90. Stayed at the flamingo, hard rock, and one other I can't remember. I found my deals through a Vegas site while I was there.

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13. "see this is what im talking abt"
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i kinda want to stay at the flamingo

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9. "You can get $40-$70 rooms mid-week."
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Weekend, almost never.

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14. "can you not get mediocre rooms for free midweek anymore?"
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not even for a big baller like yourself?

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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30. "After over a decade of going to Vegas...."
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I just got my first comped room. Probably won't use it. But yeah, I never used to concentrate my play in certain casino groups with the players card. I do now. Shit works.

Also....faaaaaaaaar from a baller, ha.

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15. "yeah this is what im figuring. it's a weekend :/"
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n/m

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17. "i dunno how great they are for deals but the Downtown hotels"
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are supposedly cheaper than the ones on the Strip. i stayed @ the Golden Nugget a couple yrs ago and it was fine. i didn't pay - it was a business trip.

traveling from GN to the Strip in taxis was kinda annoying though.

fuck you.

  

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20. "if i can have my druthers ill be ON the strip"
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i think the lesson of this post is to just keep digging around, and let go of those $40/night dreams lol

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33. "We almost stayed at one of those Fremont hotels"
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Glad we didn't. We did visit the Freemont Experience and it's cool and all, but nothing like the Strip.

You can take a bus to the strip, but I'd rather just be there.

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21. "depends on what's going on that weekend."
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If there's any major fight or a holiday the weekend/week you're trying to stay, the prices shoot up, especially for a major fight.

Circus Circus (where we stay all the time) ain't really that expensive per-night. Riviera is directly across the street and shouldn't be that expensive either. Just north of those two is SLS, the new joint where the Sahara was, and Stratosphere. Those 4 should be the cheapest, though SLS might be trying to get a lil more 'cause it just opened back in August.

Also, staying -just- off the strip is cheaper. Rio, BlueGreen, Mardi Gras, Rumor, Hooters, and the like are cheaper and not too bad of a walk to the strip.



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23. "sat 4/25 and fri 5/8"
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thanks for the tips

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28. "U kidding, right? Thats cinco de MAYweather-o wknd. Good luck!"
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>thanks for the tips

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29. "i googled, its actually a night each weekend b4 and after"
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but still dag

good info tho thx

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27. "Flamingo and Harrah's are in a prime location"
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circus circus and stratosphere are bit away from everything, you'll be catching a few cabs. we stayed and Harrah's last time and only had a need for a cab once (to the strip clubs)

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31. "1800Hotels.com and http://www.cheapovegas.com"
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Sat Dec-20-14 02:51 AM by handle

          

I used 1800Hotels.Com and got a 2 HUGE rooms in the Hard Rock for $60 a night for both , or $30 each.

They run specials there from time to time, I see nothing that great there right now, but it's worth checking back after the holiday.

http://www.cheapovegas.com has stuff too.

  

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32. "damn a week to late but i just passed on a deal "
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for the Wynn at 110 a night
i go out every 3 months so ill keep you in mind when i see a deal pop up

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