Las Vegas Monorail sale

Old Oct 20th, 2007, 10:51 AM
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Las Vegas Monorail sale

I just checked the Las Vegas Monorail web site and found they have monorail 24 hour passes on sale for 9.00. You have a year to use them for a 24 hour period. We have a trip planned in the spring--has anyone ever seen specials before or should I jump on this?
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Old Oct 20th, 2007, 12:32 PM
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Does anyone use that monorail, other than those doing conventions or going/staying at the Las Vegas Hilton? I just never found how it was convenient enough for anything mid strip.
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Old Oct 20th, 2007, 12:39 PM
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Two people, $18? You can rent a compact car for 24 hours for that price, and go wherever you like.
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Old Oct 20th, 2007, 08:03 PM
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The Deuce Bus is only $5 for 24 hours- and it doesn't break for months at a time (the monorail was shut down for months and months in the last 2-3 years because pieces of track or track support fell off). It's also much more convenient- the stations are almost as far as you need to walk anyway, the bus is just cruising the strip.
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Old Oct 21st, 2007, 07:17 AM
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To suggest a rental car for going up and down the strip is insane. Besides the traffic, you have to deal with high parking fees at the hotels.

Bus/monorail is the way to go. The last couple of times I used the combination of monorail and trolley services and my feet and I was a happy camper.
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Old Oct 21st, 2007, 07:37 AM
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What hotel in Las Vegas charges anything for parking? I've parked at Bellagio, Aladdin, Mirage, Le Reve, MGM Grand, and Caesar's -- all for free. I didn't know any hotels in LV charged for parking unless you are dumb enough to wait in lines to leave and pick up your car in valet parking. All have easy free self-park lots to my knowledge. For the cost of taxi two ways to and from the airport to most hotels, you can rent a car for at least a day if not for two. Use a car a couple times (and go back ways instead of cruising the strip) and a car can be a very good choice.

Where exactly do you take the monorail, AAFrequentFlyer? I never go to the convention center or to the LV Hilton, so I've NEVER been on that monorail.
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Old Oct 21st, 2007, 07:39 AM
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I'd like to see that $18 rental car...does it have four wheels?
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Old Oct 21st, 2007, 08:04 AM
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http://www.lvmonorail.com/
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Old Oct 21st, 2007, 08:07 AM
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I just entered Dollar's website for dates at random and easily found a two day rental of a Dodge Caliber or similar (compact -- not smaller economy car) for $14.65 a day. Admittedly the required add-ons bring that up to $21 a day total, but I don't think it's out of the question to get a car in LV for $18 a day total. I just got one for that here in Naples, Florida for a one day/one way rental!
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Old Oct 21st, 2007, 08:07 AM
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http://www.vegas.com/transportation/monorails.html
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Old Oct 21st, 2007, 12:05 PM
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We were looking at the monorail pass for going up and down the strip one evening and the next day. We have walked the stip before, used a car and used the bus before. We will be staying at Grand Desert with a free shuttle to Harrah's so I thought it would be convient to go in either direction. Thanks AAFrequentFlyer I didn't know about the 2 short parts of the monorail. We will have a car but on weekends the traffic can be horrible. We spent more time waiting for a deuce that we could even get on last time we tried that. With the 9.00 ticket if we just use it 2 times we still are even. Does anyone know if the 9.00/ticket is a usual special or should I buy it now??
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Old Oct 21st, 2007, 08:43 PM
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The monorail is great if you're staying at the MGM and want to go to Bally's. Don't buy a pass, because you'll only use it once or twice.
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Old Oct 21st, 2007, 10:53 PM
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Patrick, I cannot WAIT to see you in an $18.00 a day vehicle.

And please, not everyone who chooses to use valet parking is "stupid."

You do realize, I am certain, that many travelers have special needs and do not wish to walk to the FAR corners of the parking lot or garage..you, of ALL people, should be aware of that.

Now, if you'd like to continue this so you can, as usual, get the last word in, by all means do so.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2007, 04:27 AM
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Dukey, I fail to see your point. My $18 a day Caliber was a great car -- mint condition (it had maybe 5000 miles on it), had power windows, door locks, even cruise control. You seem to think that if you get a good deal on a car (and places like Las Vegas and Florida offer amazingly good deals on car rentals) that it must mean you're going to get a lemon. That just isn't right.

Regarding the use of valet parking being "stupid" -- please realize I was referring to the idea of someone complaining about parking costing so much and using valet when there is a giant free lot right next door. Of course there are some reasons some must use it and pay for it. That didn't seem to be the situation with the poster. Yes, I'd say it is "dumb" to complain that parking costs so much in Las Vegas when every hotel offers it for free. IF price IS an issue, use the free parking -- that's not only "smart" -- it's common sense. I avoid valet in Vegas after nearly missing a show once because we were standing in line for over half an hour at Bellagio waiting to get our car.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2007, 04:37 AM
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The monorail is located at the back of the casinos. To me, it's not handy at all. You really have to walk a long ways getting to and from the monorail.
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Old Oct 24th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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The last time I rented a compact car from Avis in Las Vegas, the rate was $17 per day with my Delta discount. They didn't have any compact cars and ended up giving me a Toyota Prius with 4000 miles on it. I don't remember if it had 4 wheels or not, but it got great mileage!
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Old Oct 24th, 2007, 10:15 AM
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Bally's to MGM Grand is exactly the trip I took. Walking during the day is one thing, but at night I don't wear walking shoes so I'd never have made it back from that end. I find the cement is much harder on my feet. I also hate being accosted by the time share and porn people on the street. The monorail saves you from them and the construction sites.
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Old Oct 24th, 2007, 10:38 AM
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Shhheeeeesh!

I thought they were selling the monorail because it isn't very convenient to use!!!
 
Old Oct 24th, 2007, 11:25 AM
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cool. now post a link that entails parking fees at vegas hotels.
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Old Oct 24th, 2007, 12:14 PM
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mireaux, what parking fees? As I've mentioned, I'm unaware of any strip hotels that don't offer FREE self parking.
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