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Old 08-30-2010, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I can't imagine the JW Marriott, even on the slowest night of the year, ever being available for $60/night. In fact, I have a hard time imagining it ever being available for under $100.
Just pointing out hotels in the NW area. You're probably right about rates.
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:53 AM
 
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There's a Hampton Inn and a LaQuinta Inn off 95 and Cheyenne that you may want to check out. They are easy to get to from the highway, near Mountain View Hospital and other things, yet tucked away on a quiet street. There's also a Marriot Courtyard or Residence Inn (not sure) on North Rainbow.
That's why I said Google hotels near Mt. View. I didn't want to do his job for him.
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Never mind about Fiesta Rancho Station. I found a lot of negative reviews and it sounds old and run down, in a marginal neighborhood and has a deceptive practice of charging separately for mandatory phone and internet service so they can list a falsely low room rate. So Fiesta Rancho is the opposite of what I want.
Living here most of us never see the inside of a hotel room so I wouldn't know if the rooms are nice, or what they charge extra for, but the public areas in the Fiesta and Texas Station are pretty nice with good restaurants, and things to do. They are both locals casinos. Both attract teenagers due to theaters, ice skating, bowling, etc., and can they can get a little boisterous, but Station Casinos run good operations.

Both Texas Station and Fiesta are in an area that in other cities would be a normal neighborhood. But for Las Vegas it's a little old. I wouldn't venture out alone, on foot, too far at night, since you don't know the area, but the area of the hotels within a block or two are secure, and if you're in a car there's no problem at all. It's a highly mixed ethnic area, at least for this town.

Santa Fe is the same. It's a nice local casino, but as for rooms, you'd have to ask a tourist who has stayed there. I notice from my travels that you can't always put a lot of stock in those reviews. It's all in the eye of the beholder.

If you can get your price at Red Rock, that would be the best. It's a lot newer, and it is a very nice place.

But one thing people don't understand about Las Vegas; our ghettos are like normal neighborhoods in other cities. There are only a few places to be at night that could be dangerous to a person on foot alone, especially a white person, unless you look like a bada$$ yourself.
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:24 AM
 
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Mid week you generally do better at the Casinos. Santa Fe, Sun Coast. JW Marriot if you can get a reasonable rate.

From long experience the neighborhood hotels are competitive only on the weekend...and not always...
Casinos are always going to be cheaper than regular motel/hotels, wouldn't you say Olecapt?

Weekday rates are higher everywhere due to business travel. Companies are used to getting robbed by hotels and airlines, but it's hard for the individual not on a company expense account.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Try TripRes.com
I found out about it here on City-Data. I've never used it in LV, but I've booked several suburban Phoenix hotels on short notice and gotten rates of under $50. The list for LV is long; start on the last page and work your way back -- all the name strip hotels are at the beginning. Last time I looked, there were properties in Summerlin, Henderson, near Nellis, and at the airport on the list, including some business hotels with no casinos.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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Casinos are always going to be cheaper than regular motel/hotels, wouldn't you say Olecapt?

Weekday rates are higher everywhere due to business travel. Companies are used to getting robbed by hotels and airlines, but it's hard for the individual not on a company expense account.
I thought rates would be higher on weekends because of all the people coming to Las Vegas for Friday and Saturday night.
Aren't there many more tourists than business travelers in hotels?
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:09 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I thought rates would be higher on weekends because of all the people coming to Las Vegas for Friday and Saturday night.
Aren't there many more tourists than business travelers in hotels?
Rates are set by algorithms used by all involved. In general it is my experience..and I do it half a dozen times a year that the Casinos are always better mid week. Generally not even close...two to one. Weekends the casinos come way up and the neighborhood hotels go down. But you still have to check...it does vary. And on a hot weekend everybody loads the numbers.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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I thought rates would be higher on weekends because of all the people coming to Las Vegas for Friday and Saturday night.
Aren't there many more tourists than business travelers in hotels?
Probably true in casino/hotels. Probably not in outlying non-casino motel/hotels. It is true in other cities for sure, but this one is unique. Tourists might make up most of the visitor population, but we have nearly 4,000 trade shows and conventions per year in Las Vegas, so when I say business travelers, I don't just mean traveling salesmen ...although we get a lot of those too. Most big conventions last at least five days, and start or end on a weekend. I'll have to pay more attention to the low rate offers I get by email. Some day we want to do a stay-cation on the Strip, and not have to drive home after a show. BTW, the convention issue has been argued about for years. I think most hotels welcome conventioneers, but many of them say the convention attendees don't gamble, or spend a lot of money in casinos. The pocket protector crowd does seem to spend a lot in Pahrump at the ho houses though...or at least that's the rumor.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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Aren't all these masses of convention people also going to be staying near the strip/downtown in or near where the convention is held and not in a Residence Inn type place in a suburban area?
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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Aren't all these masses of convention people also going to be staying near the strip/downtown in or near where the convention is held and not in a Residence Inn type place in a suburban area?
Most of them, yes. But don't forget that some of those conventions attract over 100,000 people. Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms of any other city, but it's still only + - 150,000. And with nearly 4,000 trade shows a year, and only 365 days in a year, there are several going on simultaneously at any given time. Then there are those people from small companies trying to save money, so they will "drive a little to save a lot" ...as you are trying to do (and as a Henderson car dealer used to say before Green Valley was ever thought of).
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