Vegas - Why so expensive Oct. 8th weekend?

Old Aug 16th, 2004, 08:58 AM
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Vegas - Why so expensive Oct. 8th weekend?

I am travelling to Las Vegas the weekend of October 8th - 11th, and was wondering why all nice hotels on the strip that I enjoy staying at (Mirage, Casears, Paris, Monte Carlo, MGM, etc) are so expensive. I think Monte Carlo is the cheapest on at $199 a night. I have checked all the usual places (vegas.com, las vegas.com, expedia, orbitz, travelocity, etc.) So currently I have a reservation at Golden Nugget for $125/night. I am not satisfied with staying downtown though, and would much rather be directly on the strip at one of the big hotels.

I am a frequent Vegas traveler, but have never been their in Oct. Any insight as to why prices are so high? Any suggestions on when/if they may go down? Or where to look for cheaper hotel rates?

Thanks!!
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Old Aug 16th, 2004, 09:06 AM
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Monday the 11th is Columbus Day. Certainly the combination of a 3 day holiday and two relatively large conventions (according to this site)

http://www.lasvegasinsider.com/conve.../conv_1004.htm

BTW, glad you posted. We we're thinking about going that weekend.
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We were considering going the following weekend to avoid the holiday crowds, and the cheapest room at Caesars Palace on Sunday was $500!

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Columbus Day weekend would be crowded even w/o the conventions. Reno, Vegas and Tahoe all pretty much fill up over that 3-day weekend.
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