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    • traveller
    • By traveller 9th Jun 19, 6:03 AM
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    traveller
    BAs next sale will be in September ��
    Your Always in my heart, you never ever will be forgotten-9/9/14
    • lulu984
    • By lulu984 9th Jun 19, 8:35 PM
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    Can anyone help me with an idea of prices please? I went Vegas over ten years ago and I feel like a lot has changed.
    Me and my partner are looking to go in November (any dates) would ideally like two weeks if poss, flying from any London airport.
    I would prefer to stay on the Strip unless anyone knows a nearby hidden gem.

    No specific budget, just looking for a good deal.
    Iíve had a little look but itís sooo high. Maybe itís because of the time of year, thanksgiving or something I really have no idea.

    TIA
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 9th Jun 19, 10:49 PM
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    jonesMUFCforever
    Can anyone help me with an idea of prices please? I went Vegas over ten years ago and I feel like a lot has changed.
    Me and my partner are looking to go in November (any dates) would ideally like two weeks if poss, flying from any London airport.
    I would prefer to stay on the Strip unless anyone knows a nearby hidden gem.

    No specific budget, just looking for a good deal.
    Iíve had a little look but itís sooo high. Maybe itís because of the time of year, thanksgiving or something I really have no idea.

    TIA
    Originally posted by lulu984
    Provided there is no big scheduled boxing match or convention in town I would suggest booking flights and hotels separately.
    If you have not already join Mlife or Caesars rewards - with Mlife play the Facebook game - you might have enough time to get some comped rooms.
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • vegasvisitor
    • By vegasvisitor 10th Jun 19, 7:03 PM
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    As for hotels, I'm seeing quite good prices on Priceline just now. Express deals can usually be identified easily. Venetian, Cosmo, Bellagio etc are all showing up at reasonable rates.
    • luci
    • By luci 10th Jun 19, 9:13 PM
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    Arrrgggh! Does anyone else get this when they try to reply?

    MSE Forums Message

    Your submission could not be processed because you have logged in since the previous page was loaded.

    Please push the back button and reload the previous window.
    I have been trying to post for the last 10 mins. For both this and the previous page, I have used Advanced Reply, refreshed and reloaded using F5 umpteen times. Eventually shut down the browser, ran CCleaner and can now reply.
    • luci
    • By luci 10th Jun 19, 9:15 PM
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    As for hotels, I'm seeing quite good prices on Priceline just now. Express deals can usually be identified easily. Venetian, Cosmo, Bellagio etc are all showing up at reasonable rates.
    Originally posted by vegasvisitor
    What sort of rates are you seeing for the Cosmo and Venetian? I'm not up to date with what the going rate or a good rate is at those hotels.

    Thanks.
    • luci
    • By luci 10th Jun 19, 9:18 PM
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    A heads up for anyone thinking of visiting at the end of April/beginning of May next year.


    The NFL Draft is in Vegas 25-26 April - high room rates.


    Cinco de Mayo weekend is 2 May and there is always a big fight that weekend- high room rates.
    • luci
    • By luci 10th Jun 19, 9:24 PM
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    There is an Excessive Heat Warning this week, 10.00 Tuesday till 20.00 Wednesday. It is forecast to be 105-110F in the valley. 107F for Vegas for Wednesday.

    Had to laugh at the info on my weather app. "Impacts - Due to our cooler than naormal May, and lack of time to acclimate (sic), heat related illnesses ....."

    Welcome to MY world, and anyone from the UK, particularly Scotland. It's a high of 52F at the moment where I live.

    The weekend has been cooler, at 97F. The weatherman suggested "turning off the air con, opening the windows and getting out to enjoy the cooler weather". That might sound daft to us when it's "Taps aff" at anything over 61F, but it really did feel a lot cooler and pleasant for walking.
    Last edited by luci; 10-06-2019 at 9:28 PM.
    • luci
    • By luci 10th Jun 19, 9:43 PM
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    Lyft had been going swimmingly, until Ride No 7 on Saturday from the North Outlets back to the hotel. Suddenly there was no wifi, and load of people were struggling to get a signal. Tried data on both phones, nothing. Got there eventually and called a ride.

    Lyft 1 - accepted and cancelled almost immediately.
    Lyft 2 - Automatically allocated and accepted. He cancelled 1 minute later.
    Lyft 3 - Automatically allocated and accepted, arriving in 8 mins. Which over a period of time went to 5 m, back to 8m, was 15m. Up and down like a YoYo. I could see him near the Strat not moving. Then the car turned round and took a different route. Then stopped dead. As an inexperienced user, I didn't want to cancel and be charged for it. HE eventually cancelled after 30 mins. I guessed there was a problem on the roads, but couldn't get the traffic info up on my phone. There were loads of cabs, but I would have sooner walked (or got the bus) than a cab.
    Lyft 4 - Had to request this one. Arriving in 5 mins and he did. And he was fantastic. Full of info on what is happening right now in Vegas re Resorts World, etc. He said a large section of the I-15 was closed for resurfacing. He got a good tip.

    I was charged for Lyft 2 which was refunded within 4 mins of contacting Lyft, but needed another message to get the promo credited. That 1 minute ride shows in the Ride History as somewhere on W Harmon with the correct destination and a distance of, wait for it .................... 5.07 miles! In just over 60 seconds. Must have thought he was Superman.

    Eventually got back approx 50 mins after the original estimate time. If that had been my first experience of ride share, there wouldn't have been a second.
    Last edited by luci; 11-06-2019 at 3:43 PM.
    • lulu984
    • By lulu984 11th Jun 19, 7:16 PM
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    Has anyone ever stayed in places like Circus Circus, Excalibur or the Strat?
    They are just so cheap and Iím so desperate to go bk, Iím thinking you only sleep there and they must be safer than motels? Would you not recommend? Tia xx
    • John259
    • By John259 11th Jun 19, 7:36 PM
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    they must be safer than motels
    Originally posted by lulu984
    Whatever makes you think motels are unsafe?
    "Such an enormous country, you realize when you cross it" - Jack Kerouac
    • photome
    • By photome 12th Jun 19, 5:43 AM
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    Has anyone ever stayed in places like Circus Circus, Excalibur or the Strat?
    They are just so cheap and Iím so desperate to go bk, Iím thinking you only sleep there and they must be safer than motels? Would you not recommend? Tia xx
    Originally posted by lulu984

    I have stayed in both CC ( not the manor lodge) and the Strat, I would stay at either again if I had to but would prefer a more central location. why do you think they may be unsafe.
    • Pedrobandito
    • By Pedrobandito 12th Jun 19, 12:57 PM
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    This is probably a silly question but if you don't ask you never find out anything.

    If i was going to Vegas with some mates for 6/7 nights and we booked everything early (i like to get things planned as early as possible) in standard rooms at MGM could i use some of MyVegas rewards to get comp room at Signature (leaving my room mate in the standard room alone) and if so could i get more than 1 of the comp rewards and use it for a longer part of the trip?
    I have seen they do 2 night comp, can you get more than 1 of the same reward?

    I wouldn't want to risk not getting the comp room so would like to know I had somewhere to sleep if i didn't get the comp, I know you can only use 3 rewards per month. As much as i love my mates i don't really fancy sharing a bed with them and the Signature only seems to have rooms with 1 bed in.

    Finally, if you do get a comp room through MyVegas do you have to pay resort fee on it?
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 12th Jun 19, 2:32 PM
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    Pedrobandito, you can only use one free room reward in 30 days. So best to use a reward for 2 comp nights if there is availability. Any myvegas comp nights I have redeemed require payment of resort fees.
    • luci
    • By luci 12th Jun 19, 5:36 PM
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    luci
    This is probably a silly question but if you don't ask you never find out anything.

    If i was going to Vegas with some mates for 6/7 nights and we booked everything early (i like to get things planned as early as possible) in standard rooms at MGM could i use some of MyVegas rewards to get comp room at Signature (leaving my room mate in the standard room alone) and if so could i get more than 1 of the comp rewards and use it for a longer part of the trip?
    I have seen they do 2 night comp, can you get more than 1 of the same reward?

    I wouldn't want to risk not getting the comp room so would like to know I had somewhere to sleep if i didn't get the comp, I know you can only use 3 rewards per month. As much as i love my mates i don't really fancy sharing a bed with them and the Signature only seems to have rooms with 1 bed in.

    Finally, if you do get a comp room through MyVegas do you have to pay resort fee on it?
    Originally posted by Pedrobandito
    If you haven't already, I would suggest joining this group on FB (hope it's allowed, apologies if not and hope I don't get banned after 15 years on here)

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/myvegasguides/

    READ the Announcements as it has all the info you need.


    This year you need to have spent on the game to see the 2 night comps. Last year we both got 2 nights at the Vdara with no spend. Only resort fees to pay.
    Last edited by luci; 12-06-2019 at 5:39 PM.
    • dontone
    • By dontone 12th Jun 19, 9:24 PM
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    Has anyone ever stayed in places like Circus Circus, Excalibur or the Strat?
    They are just so cheap and I’m so desperate to go bk, I’m thinking you only sleep there and they must be safer than motels? Would you not recommend? Tia xx
    Originally posted by lulu984
    We stayed at CC in 2006. It was clean, didn't smell (unlike the Riveria, that was a dump) and was just right for our budget. Best bit was 'Elsa Clown' who appeared on the telly advertising the shops & eats (it's on Youtube and is a must see)
    BUT, you have to make sure that you book the main hotel, as there is a section (think it's called Manor Lodge) that is a bit away from the hotel, and is connected by a bridge. It is used by those who have trailers/caravans, and is a bit, well, it's not very nice.
    Don't be put off by that bit though. CC itself is ok for what it is. The casino is a bit run down, but for some reason, it's always kind to us, and the places to eat there are actually okay. It can be full of folks & their children because of the fairground atmosphere, and the theme park at the back. It's funny to see them carrying huge stuffed toys around
    If you just want somewhere to lay your head, it's perfectly fine. The reason it's a bit out of the way, is that the hotels that were near it, like Westward Ho, the Stardust, & Desert Inn are now all gone. And you'd be fine walking from there to the Strat & SLS. We've done it loads of times and always felt okay. We've only been offered herbal tobacco once along there.
    HTH
    The car park is free too.
    BEST EVER WINS WON IN ORDER (so far) = Sony Camcorder, 32" lcd telly, micro ipod hifi, Ipod Nano, Playstation 3, Andrex Jackpup, Holiday to USA, nintendo wii, Liverpool vs Everton tickets, £250 Reward Your thirst, £500 Pepsi, p&o rotterdam trip, perfume hamper, Dr Who stamp set, steam cleaner.

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    • Pedrobandito
    • By Pedrobandito 14th Jun 19, 8:50 AM
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    Thanks Stevie11, i thought it was probably too easy to comp the whole trip

    Thanks Luci, will have a look at that group
    • StuieUK34
    • By StuieUK34 14th Jun 19, 3:05 PM
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    I asked this before, but I forgot the answer

    I cant use Photobucket for uploading photos, so when it comes to building my trip report, where can I upload photos too ?
    cheers
    • stevenhp1987
    • By stevenhp1987 15th Jun 19, 12:12 PM
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    I asked this before, but I forgot the answer

    I cant use Photobucket for uploading photos, so when it comes to building my trip report, where can I upload photos too ?
    cheers
    Originally posted by StuieUK34
    I use Imgur.
    • vegasvisitor
    • By vegasvisitor 15th Jun 19, 2:38 PM
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    I can't remember if I posted that I eventually booked flights to Los Angeles along with a car. So we're definitely going.

    Today we both redeemed on myVegas for 2 comp nights at Signature, and have now got that booked for our last 4 nights in Vegas. We will then drive to Long Beach and have a room booked via priceline (saving £74!) at Westin Long Beach.

    Now, to get on with booking the first 9 nights. Thinking 2 nights Los Angeles (possibly Culver City), one night Palm Springs (anyone been?), 2 or 3 nights at Red Rock, and 3 or 4 nights at Tuscany. This is before moving to Signature which I already booked. It's shaping up a bit at least. Labor day weekend in LA and Palm Springs looking quite expensive.
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