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    • vegasvisitor
    • By vegasvisitor 5th Jan 18, 7:51 PM
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    Las Vegas guide and MSE thread 2018
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    • 5th Jan 18, 7:51 PM
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    Las Vegas guide and MSE thread 2018 5th Jan 18 at 7:51 PM
    Las Vegas unlike nearly every other holiday destination you may have visited. In Vegas the hotels ARE the attractions. Most have a huge casino attached, but if you think that's all there is to the place, you are sorely mistaken! Each hotel is very different, with its own theme and attractions.

    The good news is, is that Vegas can be a friend for us Money Saving Experts, with lots of free attractions, cheap eats/drinks and value for money to be had.

    This page cannot hope to cover everything, but should point you towards some good money saving tips. All information at the start of this thread is put together by members of the forum and is accurate at the time of writing - we will update it when we can.

    After reading the 'information' posts at the start of this thread, feel free to ask a question and join the discussion! We have lots of Vegas regulars contributing to this thread - join the gang!

    HOTELS & CASINOS
    • Click here for hotels & casinos on the Strip
    • Click here for hotels & casinos in the Downtown area (north) of Las Vegas
    • Click here for hotels & casinos just off the Strip
    Last edited by vegasvisitor; 05-01-2018 at 8:04 PM. Reason: removed the first line asking people to not reply until other posts added. Good to go!
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    • vegasvisitor
    • By vegasvisitor 6th Jan 18, 12:01 PM
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    Vegas
    I had nothing else to do this morning...

    Feel free to copy & paste (sorry if I've missed anyone!)

    p.s in future it might be easier to add them to the homepage as they get reported? Also need to add a link to the 2017 thread

    2017
    November: Jon1970
    October: Brats64 mini-report
    September: vegasvisitor (posted as they were there) 1 2 3 4 5 6
    July: kroberts
    May: stevenhp1987
    May: StuieUK34 1 2 Follow-up
    May: Stew68
    February: martmonk
    Originally posted by stevenhp1987
    Thanks Steven, that helps a lot .

    I'd need to stay on top of it all year to add them in there as we go along, and I don't view regularly enough really across the year.
    • bobbyhibs
    • By bobbyhibs 6th Jan 18, 1:22 PM
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    hi
    and a mega thanks to vegasvisitor for taking the time and effort in doing this thread! it is aways appreaciated!
    At times in reading through the front page of the thread i sometimes i get super excited and think book up now now !!
    still in the research stage at the moment though
    kind regards to all !
    • lizzielie
    • By lizzielie 6th Jan 18, 8:49 PM
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    Thanks Vegasvisior for this year' thread, and thanks to Secretmachine for the hard work One thing, Social Rewards is no longer, so maybe needs taking out from the 1st page (RIP SR, was fab as long as it lasted!).

    Just over a month to go for hubby and me. Still not planned much, anyone find after a few trips it is less planning before heading off to Vegas?
    • mickthetrick
    • By mickthetrick 7th Jan 18, 12:11 AM
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    yes. i dont really plan much. maybe book a show but thats it. i just go with the flow.
    im booked for later in the year. my wife looks at different things on her laptop but i just think about saving up for the trip!
    • gamboller
    • By gamboller 7th Jan 18, 1:03 AM
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    24 days and counting!

    Anyone have a good resource for checking "the Big Game/Superbowl" parties. Prices of the ones I see seem to be gone up since I last attended one
    • katiekittykat
    • By katiekittykat 7th Jan 18, 11:33 AM
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    Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but some of the rooms in the hotels on the strip are owned by individuals and they rent these out on Air B and B.

    I am staying in The Signature at The MGM Grand in Sept for 18 nights and this has cost less than 1500 (so 750pp) and we don't have to pay resort fees for the stay which are approx $40 a day.

    We have then booked this flights with Thomas Cook for 600 each so it has cost us in total 1350 each for 18 nights.

    When we priced the whole trip with Thomas Cook they wanted 1900 per person so we have saved over 500 each plus the $40 a day resort fees

    Hope that helps
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    • stevenhp1987
    • By stevenhp1987 7th Jan 18, 3:40 PM
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    Apologies if this has already been mentioned, but some of the rooms in the hotels on the strip are owned by individuals and they rent these out on Air B and B.

    I am staying in The Signature at The MGM Grand in Sept for 18 nights and this has cost less than 1500 (so 750pp) and we don't have to pay resort fees for the stay which are approx $40 a day.

    We have then booked this flights with Thomas Cook for 600 each so it has cost us in total 1350 each for 18 nights.

    When we priced the whole trip with Thomas Cook they wanted 1900 per person so we have saved over 500 each plus the $40 a day resort fees

    Hope that helps
    Originally posted by katiekittykat
    Please post a report on this when you get back!

    I was tempted to get one of these rooms off AirBnB last time I went so would be nice to know how it is! I assumed the resort fee's were still payable...
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 7th Jan 18, 3:55 PM
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    I!!!8217;ve heard conflicting reports about the resort fees with Airbnb. Some charge, some don!!!8217;t.
    • Stew68
    • By Stew68 7th Jan 18, 5:27 PM
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    I stayed at the Signature last year through Air BNB, I didn't pay any resort fees and everything ran smoothly. I think the resort fees might be down to the individual renter. I rented through 'Cindy' if that helps anyone at all.
    • gamboller
    • By gamboller 7th Jan 18, 11:18 PM
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    24 days and counting!

    Anyone have a good resource for checking "the Big Game/Superbowl" parties. Prices of the ones I see seem to be gone up since I last attended one
    Originally posted by gamboller
    Can anyone recall if myVegas ever does tickets for "The Big Game" under its special events category? Have about 6 rewards per account "bought" but probably only use 2 per account of the allocation of 3 so would refund some rewards if tickets to a Superbowl party came up under special events
    • katiekittykat
    • By katiekittykat 8th Jan 18, 2:28 PM
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    Please post a report on this when you get back!

    I was tempted to get one of these rooms off AirBnB last time I went so would be nice to know how it is! I assumed the resort fee's were still payable...
    Originally posted by stevenhp1987
    I will do, his listing states that no resort fees are payable just a $25 admin fee when we check out of the hotel
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    • credit_crunch
    • By credit_crunch 11th Jan 18, 8:58 PM
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    So we!!!8217;ve finally booked again! Not going until November so lots of time to plan!
    This will be our 3rd trip but I!!!8217;m sure a lot has changed since we were there in 2012!
    • mickthetrick
    • By mickthetrick 12th Jan 18, 1:43 AM
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    prices for hotels seem very expensive for november. ive booked flights for then and have had a bit of a shock looking at the hotel prices.
    • baza52
    • By baza52 12th Jan 18, 2:43 AM
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    prices for hotels seem very expensive for november. ive booked flights for then and have had a bit of a shock looking at the hotel prices.
    Originally posted by mickthetrick
    What Hotels are you looking at? Do you have any previous play in vegas that might get you a better price or is it a first trip
    • dan28
    • By dan28 12th Jan 18, 6:34 AM
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    Usually November is one of the cheaper months. I assume prices will go down in the next months. The best is to book something which you can effort and then to watch prices. Most of the time you can cancel and rebook if you are booking directly with the hotel.

    Do you have any specific hotel in mind?
    • photome
    • By photome 12th Jan 18, 6:37 AM
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    So weve finally booked again! Not going until November so lots of time to plan!
    This will be our 3rd trip but Im sure a lot has changed since we were there in 2012!
    Originally posted by credit_crunch
    couple of changes

    resort fees can now up to around $40 a night and parking can be up to around $20 a night
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 12th Jan 18, 10:47 AM
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    prices for hotels seem very expensive for november. ive booked flights for then and have had a bit of a shock looking at the hotel prices.
    Originally posted by mickthetrick
    Is it the first week? There is a huge convention that week so prices can easily be double the cost of the week after.
    • mickthetrick
    • By mickthetrick 13th Jan 18, 11:40 AM
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    Yes its the first week, well im there for 11 nights. Iv noticed that the big convention is on and thats probably why the price hike. i've booked a couple of places and will be looking for deals still as i can cancel the places i have already booked. i've being multiple times and prefere downtown but my daughter and her partner are tagging along this time. they are first timers so i wanted them to stay on the strip for part of our holiday to see whats what on there.
    • pebblesmax
    • By pebblesmax 13th Jan 18, 12:00 PM
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    Yes its the first week, well im there for 11 nights. Iv noticed that the big convention is on and thats probably why the price hike. i've booked a couple of places and will be looking for deals still as i can cancel the places i have already booked. i've being multiple times and prefere downtown but my daughter and her partner are tagging along this time. they are first timers so i wanted them to stay on the strip for part of our holiday to see whats what on there.
    Originally posted by mickthetrick
    Last November MSS, California and Fremont were all extremely expensive or sold out during the convention. We ended up at Orleans through a third party seller. They wanted far too much when I logged into B-Connected.

    Maybe an off strip or Downtown stay during the expensive time, the move to the Strip for the second half of the trip?
    • mickthetrick
    • By mickthetrick 14th Jan 18, 1:58 PM
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    thats what ive done. 4 nights just off strip and 7 nights downtown.
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