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Old 08-09-2011, 10:34 PM   #5821
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Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

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Question about chech-ins:

On our last visit we stayed at Aria and arrived at the hotel/attempted to check-in ~1pm, or so. Rooms were not ready, so we gave them our mobile numbers and we were told we'd get a text message when the rooms were ready (2 rooms and 1 of those was wheelchair/handicapp accessible). We went to play some craps - no text, then we went and grabbed some early dinner - 6pm when we finished dinner - no text, went to Aria's Sportsbook to watch some baseball and finally at ~8pm we get a text stating the accessible room is ready, and it wasn't 5 minutes later and the second text letting us know the other room is set to go.

Seeing as check-in is 3pm, and since we paid for the rooms, should we have asked for an upgrade? Comps? Money deducted for our stay? Anything? Or, nothing, they reserve this right and it happens a lot? Should we have, at the least, asked for a reason why this happened? Manager? Additional info: this check-in was a Wednesday, not a weekend.

This was in June '11 but I just thought about this. I guess I was too happy to be in Vegas to make a scene when we were getting our keys. I guess I just would like some opinions and hopefully gain some insight as to what I should do/ask for should this happen again.

Thanks in advance!
I don't think so, especially since you had a wheelchair room and adjacent room(I'm assuming). If you'd gone to the front desk at three and asked maybe. PS the downside to checking in early is you tend to get the worst rooms.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:18 PM   #5822
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Called Caesar's again and spoke to another woman - she was not much more helpful then the woman I spoke to this morning. I just don't understand how someone can go from having nearly everything comped room-wise to having hardly anything. Was checking their calendar...looks like I can get comped at Bally's/Flamingo the first night of my trip...and then its sky high for the remainder. For whatever reason I can get comped at Caesars on the 3rd night of my trip which is odd because I've never gotten comped at CP. Guess I'll keep waiting and checking. Wish I would have booked the rooms when they were comped...especially since we're staying longer then usual because I figured it was free.
What's not to understand it's pretty simple...the rooms are in high demand for whatever reason (probably some kind of conference or event) so they would rather sell your room for hundreds of dollars per night instead of giving it to you for free!
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:36 PM   #5823
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There aren't very many dive type bars on the strip. All I can think of would be the Harley Davidson Cafe or Toby Keith's

Check the casual dining thread in the lifestyle section
Every time I've passed Toby Keith's it was filled with soccer moms. Not very divey.

Maybe walk down near the Riviera. There's a divey looking strip mall and the area is just divey in general. Maybe there's a bar in there somewhere.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:43 PM   #5824
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Question about chech-ins:

On our last visit we stayed at Aria and arrived at the hotel/attempted to check-in ~1pm, or so. Rooms were not ready, so we gave them our mobile numbers and we were told we'd get a text message when the rooms were ready (2 rooms and 1 of those was wheelchair/handicapp accessible). We went to play some craps - no text, then we went and grabbed some early dinner - 6pm when we finished dinner - no text, went to Aria's Sportsbook to watch some baseball and finally at ~8pm we get a text stating the accessible room is ready, and it wasn't 5 minutes later and the second text letting us know the other room is set to go.

Seeing as check-in is 3pm, and since we paid for the rooms, should we have asked for an upgrade? Comps? Money deducted for our stay? Anything? Or, nothing, they reserve this right and it happens a lot? Should we have, at the least, asked for a reason why this happened? Manager? Additional info: this check-in was a Wednesday, not a weekend.

This was in June '11 but I just thought about this. I guess I was too happy to be in Vegas to make a scene when we were getting our keys. I guess I just would like some opinions and hopefully gain some insight as to what I should do/ask for should this happen again.

Thanks in advance!
I don't know if it happens often, but it's often enough to be annoying. IME you get diddly squat for compensation and getting mad just gets a shrug and "Go somewhere else, then".
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:27 AM   #5825
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What's not to understand it's pretty simple...the rooms are in high demand for whatever reason (probably some kind of conference or event) so they would rather sell your room for hundreds of dollars per night instead of giving it to you for free!

The TR webpage is a little weird. I have everything besides the nicer property's one day, nothing the next day. Log in tonight and suddenly everything is open again plus they added Paris for 5 nights (never offering it to me before).

Looks like I will be going in October after all because I snap booked that deal. Just need the airfare to drop a little and I will be set but its the same damn thing. Check one day and its $270 RT, next day $340.

Anyway wengleha make sure you keep checking that thing daily. Good luck.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:19 AM   #5826
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The TR webpage is a little weird. I have everything besides the nicer property's one day, nothing the next day. Log in tonight and suddenly everything is open again plus they added Paris for 5 nights (never offering it to me before).

Looks like I will be going in October after all because I snap booked that deal. Just need the airfare to drop a little and I will be set but its the same damn thing. Check one day and its $270 RT, next day $340.

Anyway wengleha make sure you keep checking that thing daily. Good luck.
Funny, I checked this morning and had Paris comped all 4 nights so I insta-booked. I have also never been given Paris which I found odd that they are now. They were also giving me two nights at CP but I didn't want to have to change rooms mid trip. Guess they didn't want to sell these rooms for hundreds of dollars.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:15 PM   #5827
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Hotel question:

Aria vs Cosmopolitan - pretty much a coinflip?

Vdara - got a much better rate than either of the above. Given how close it is to Aria is it a comparable option?

Thanks
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:31 PM   #5828
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Re: General Vegas Discussion/Questions/ETC - Post your quick questions here

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Question about chech-ins:

On our last visit we stayed at Aria and arrived at the hotel/attempted to check-in ~1pm, or so. Rooms were not ready, so we gave them our mobile numbers and we were told we'd get a text message when the rooms were ready (2 rooms and 1 of those was wheelchair/handicapp accessible). We went to play some craps - no text, then we went and grabbed some early dinner - 6pm when we finished dinner - no text, went to Aria's Sportsbook to watch some baseball and finally at ~8pm we get a text stating the accessible room is ready, and it wasn't 5 minutes later and the second text letting us know the other room is set to go.

Seeing as check-in is 3pm, and since we paid for the rooms, should we have asked for an upgrade? Comps? Money deducted for our stay? Anything? Or, nothing, they reserve this right and it happens a lot? Should we have, at the least, asked for a reason why this happened? Manager? Additional info: this check-in was a Wednesday, not a weekend.

This was in June '11 but I just thought about this. I guess I was too happy to be in Vegas to make a scene when we were getting our keys. I guess I just would like some opinions and hopefully gain some insight as to what I should do/ask for should this happen again.

Thanks in advance!

You can raise hell if you want to and you might get something, but it's really just one of those situations where you ask yourself if it'll make you happier to raise hell or not, and act accordingly. It's certainly not something you NEED to raise hell over, is what I'm saying. If it happened a second time, there would be no question that I'd raise hell.

And the reason it happened is because they had a large amount of check-outs that day, which is always going to be because of a convention. They don't staff on a Wednesday like they do on a weekend, and don't adjust even if they know they've got 2000 people checking out of a hotel on a Wednesday. Exact scenario happened to me there a while back.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:32 PM   #5829
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Hotel question:

Aria vs Cosmopolitan - pretty much a coinflip?

Vdara - got a much better rate than either of the above. Given how close it is to Aria is it a comparable option?

Thanks
Vdara at a much better rate than the other two is the definite pick. Aria and Cosmo at the same rate is indeed a pick'em.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:42 PM   #5830
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Cross Posting from my thread: Has anyone stayed at the Vdara City Corner Suite? If so can you see the fountains from the room? Also, would I feel overwhelmed in this room with only two people? (My fiance and I are honeymooning in Vegas....)
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:39 PM   #5831
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The fiancee wants me to ask if they're there any websites that would give dates for scrapbooking, beading, or quilting events in Vegas?
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:43 PM   #5832
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The fiancee wants me to ask if they're there any websites that would give dates for scrapbooking, beading, or quilting events in Vegas?
Are we engaged to the same girl?
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:47 PM   #5833
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The fiancee wants me to ask if they're there any websites that would give dates for scrapbooking, beading, or quilting events in Vegas?
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Are we engaged to the same girl?
Don't all women like scrapbooking, beading, and quilting?
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:49 PM   #5834
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Touche.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:19 PM   #5835
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Posted a page or two ago, is there a casino/sportsbook on the strip where i can

watch and place bets on Australian horse races?
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