Help: Need info on Vegas

Nov 27th, 2000, 08:56 AM
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Help: Need info on Vegas

Can anyone tell me what the weather in Vegas is like during the Christmas season?
Also would like to know where you get more bang for your bucks as far as a good place to stay. Should me and my travel companion just show up and haggle over the price of a room on sight, or should we book in advance?
Is there a good package deal from New York with one of the travel agents or should I handle it myself? Thanks in advance.
Nov 28th, 2000, 12:37 AM
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Jim, I already answered this for you once but here goes again.

Las Vegas is typically pretty chilly around christmas. The temps will generally be in the 50's during the day and very cool at night.

If you are planning on staying the week between Christmas and New Years then you must book your rooms ahead of time. That is one of the busiest times of the year with the crowds starting to arrive around the 28th. If you will be leaving Las Vegas before the 28th then it will be pretty quiet and you will have no trouble getting accomodations. It is still advisable to book your rooms first.
Nov 28th, 2000, 09:35 AM
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Book in advance -- use the internet sites, especially, I got a night at the Stratosphere for $19 double (although not available for all nights at this price -- discounted price on the hotel reservation line for the same December date was $79) Reserved through All hotels charge higher rates on the weekend. Air package deals can snag you air and hotel for the same as air alone. It may take some research time, but you can save big bucks by advance planning.
Nov 28th, 2000, 11:15 AM
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Lucky you, I just did major research as I am also going to vegas. Best deals right now is at Since I am going alone. I booked four nights including a sat night at the Rio-all suites casino hotel. off the strip by a mile but highly regarded. The price for me alone was only $20/night. I do not know the price for two people, if you do this you may want to tell them only one person to get this price. I got the hotel price using I then booked my flight through for $153 roundtrip

Good luck.
Nov 28th, 2000, 07:04 PM
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If you are going anytime in Dec., besides New Yrs Eve, you can get great bargains at all of the hotels on the strip. Dec., besides New Yrs eve, has Vegas's lowest hotel rates all yr. I have graciously attached ALL of the hotel bargains below:
Aladdin (877-244-9478 or $69 (valid through December 21).
Bally's (800-634-3434 or $49 (valid November 26-29; or December 12-14 or 17-21); $85 (valid December 23); $55 (valid through November 30; or December 15-16, 22 or 24-28).
Boardwalk Casino Holiday Inn (800-635-4581 or $35 Red Hot Deals (valid November 26 or 28-29).
Circus Circus (800-444-2472 or $34/Manor rooms, $49/Tower rooms (two-night minimum) includes two lunch buffets and a discount funbook (valid through January 4). Online bookings do not receive the lunch buffet offer.
Excalibur (800-937-7777 or $49 includes two-for-one lunch buffets and a discount funbook (valid through December 21).
Flamingo in Las Vegas ( $39 (December 10-14 or 17-21); $49 (valid November 26-29; or December 3-7).
Hilton (800-710-7711 or $32 room rate (two-night minimum) includes two for one buffet (valid through December 28). $88.88 Twice As Nice Package includes two nights for two, two dinner buffets, gaming bonuses and other discounts (valid through February 28).
Imperial Palace (800-634-6441 or $30 Christmas Fling Special includes two-nights, two-for-one show tickets, one breakfast and dinner each and gaming bonuses (valid December 10-14 or 17-21).
Luxor (800-288-1000 or $69 (valid November 26-30; December 3-7, 10-14 or 17-21).
Mandalay Bay (877-632-7800 or $99 (valid November 26-29 or December 17-21).
MGM Grand (800-646-9470 or $69 Grand Value Days includes two-for-one brunch at MGM Grand Buffet and other discounts.
New York New York (800-969-6958 or $54.99 Fall Package includes two-for-one coaster rides, spa admission and a discount funbook (valid through December 21).
Paris (877-254-0818 or $69 Nouveau Las Vegas (valid November 26-30 or December 17-21).
Rio (888-396-2483 or $79 Suite packages (two-night minimum) includes two-for-one dinners, two spa passes and two cocktails.
Sahara (888-696-2121): $29 (valid through December 21).
Stardust (800-222-2946 or $48 includes dinner buffet discounts and a coupon funbook. Stay in December during the week of 11-14 or 17-21 and receive two show tickets (valid December 11-14, 17-21, 24-28; January 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25 or 29-31; or February 1).
Stratosphere Tower (800-998-6937 or $39 (two-night minimum).
Tropicana (888-822-8767 or $35 (valid through January 4).
Venetian (888-283-6423 or $109.
Nov 29th, 2000, 07:03 AM
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I was in Vegas over Labor Day weekend for the first time. We stayed at Bally's which is right in the middle of the strip. You can walk to any other casino easily from there. Nice room and great service.
Jun 25th, 2002, 04:33 PM
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Wow Anthony! That list was very helpful! Could you or anyone else add: can you get these prices on-line or by phone (I noticed you listed both)? I have been searching and calling and have been getting much higher prices. Am I missing something? (We'll be in Vegas late Nov early Dec)....have fun Jim!
Jun 25th, 2002, 10:28 PM
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If you can tweak your dates you might find better prices. There is a convention in town usually the very first week of December, and I think that the National Rodeo is there as well. The 2 weeks directly before Christmas usually have the best bargain room deals of the year.
Book something now if you're worried, but I would check back early November and re-book at the special rates that pop up. Just make sure that your first reservation is cancelled once you find something better.
Jun 25th, 2002, 11:43 PM
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the weather in vegas around xmas will be very cool so take a jacket. there is also a chance that it will be windy, and if it is windy, expect it to feel like its in the low 40s. as for rooms, you should book in advance and not wait to haggle...that won't really get you a cheaper room. the thing that may get you a cheaper room tho is as soon as you get to your hotel, get a casino card. this will keep track of the time and money you spend gambling. if you spend a lot of time in one casino and spend a lot of time gambling the pts will rack up quick on your card and they may reduce the rate of your room or they might even comp you.
Jun 26th, 2002, 05:54 AM
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jim...hope you had fun back in 2000 when you went to vegas...where did you end up staying out of curiosity? anthony, you did a great job on supplying everyone with valuable info on rooms...thanks
Jun 26th, 2002, 07:42 AM
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I just noticed that this thread popped back up! Thanks Sally, for the complement - Joesource deserves one to for clarifying Dec. hotel rates in LV - he is right on the nose with his info.
Funny, I actually spent Christmas 2001 in LV, along with my parents and my sister and her family.
My advice from '00 still stands, although I would now add as another way for great prices on LV rms. On the Christmas '01 trip , we had a combo stay between comped rms @ Harrahs, to $79/nt @ The Venetian(booked through the casino's website). That was a great rate at a great hotel!
using Priceline for my family, I got great rates at The Rio @$34/nt,Embassy Suites @$30, and Doubletree Airport @ $24 all through Priceline. Also booked the Hyatt Lake Las Vegas @ $54, through Priceline.
The online Priceline forun,, is a must for anyone contemplating a bid through Priceline.
Bottomline, I don't think one should reserve in advance for a Christmastime stay - I would wait until the casinos release their holiday rates.
Jun 27th, 2002, 05:54 AM
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Jun 27th, 2002, 07:10 AM
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Positively anal thread. Makes the phone directory exciting reading. Provides an definitve answer to when is too much too much. Lets let today go by with no further LV questions. Nobody has asked a really hard question about Sedona recently - how about it, fellow posters!
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