Renting on the Las Vegas Strip

Dec 2nd, 2007, 02:22 AM
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Renting on the Las Vegas Strip

I'm going to Las Vegas september next year, and I don't know yet if I'll take a hotel or rent a place on the strip. Found very very nice rentals on or very close to the strip on homeaway.com, but since they are rented by the owners themselves, I don't know if the advertisement are fake or not. I was wondering if some of you know the link to a Las Vegas Vacation Rental agency. Thanks a lot in advance
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Dec 2nd, 2007, 11:08 AM
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How long are you staying? I think that Las Vegas hotels are the biggest bargains in the US. Because they expect you to spend a lot of money in the facility of you stay there (hopefully in their casino) they can practically give the place away -- particularly during the week. I realize this might be an unfair generalization, but if cost is an issue, it's hard to imagine a private apartment being "given away" for as low a price as a hotel that is just as nice or nicer.
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Dec 2nd, 2007, 12:43 PM
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Quite honestly, Vegas hotels are not as cheap as they used to be, and eating out has also gone up consdierably in price! You can find lots of owners who will rent their timeshares at www.tug2.net The nice thing about a condo/apartment is that you don't have to eat out every meal, which will save a LOT of money for gambling!
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Dec 2nd, 2007, 03:45 PM
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I agree with Patrick. You can stay at the Bellagio for $159 p/n. Considering at the Bellagio you are mid strip and can walk to most places I think that is a bargain. Sign up on line for the MGM players club and they will e-mail you with specials. After a visit or two it should cost you nothing to stay in the hotel. Also if you are an Amex Plat card member, they will book your hotel thru their travel services and will include lots of "perks" during your stay...a free buffet, basket of fruit etc. Dining out in Vegas can be as $ or $$$$ as you want it to be. We have had excellent inexpensive meals as well as expensive. I can only speak for the Bellagio at dinner (but all hotels are similar) hotel dining has lots of choices and at all prices. If this is your first trip buy the Fodors las Vegas book - it's a great ting to have and take with you.
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Dec 3rd, 2007, 12:19 PM
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While it's true that Vegas hotels are still less expensive than their counterparts in other big cities, I have to agree more with ChristieP. A few caveats are in order with respect to statements made about hotel rates:

1. Bellagio rates. It is highly unlikely you'll get a room for $159/night in September; pick the wrong dates, and it could be twice that. At the moment, September rates range from $199/night to $359/night, depending upon the exact date. Weekends tend to be higher, but some weekdays are quite high as well.

2. Just signing up for a players card may get you specials, but probably not all that special for such a popular month as September.

3. "After a visit or two it should cost you nothing to stay in the hotel." Whoa!!! This is only true if you gamble enough that your expected loss is much more than the room rate - and if you gamble that much, room rates should be the last thing on your mind.
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Dec 12th, 2007, 04:19 AM
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Thanks for all your replies. I seem to remember that Vegas used to be cheaper a few years ago, but rates have gone up. I arrive september 10 and it seems to me rates are higher that week, must be something going on. Found a junior suite at signature at mgm through vrbo.com and it's a third cheaper than the mgm site. I'm staying for nine nights. Bit off the trip, but looks great. Thanks again for all responses. I'm looking forward to Vegas
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