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Arriving in Vegas

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Arriving in Vegas

We will be arriving in Vegas on Oct. 11 at 11:00 pm. However, we won't be checking in to the Mirage until the next day. Was wondering if anyone has done this before and what you did to pass the time until the room is ready.

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1. Re: Arriving in Vegas

wait you won't be checking in till the following day after you arrive? Where are you staying that day then?

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Sounds like you are pulling an all nighter ??? Go to Ellis Island and get their breakfast special or some steak and eggs and do a little gambling.

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Oh we did that ONCE when we flew in around 11PM and drove from Vegas to Laughlin...figured why get a room when it will be after midnight when we arrive in Laughlin. We also tend to not be able to sleep the first night since we are excited.

Well we learned the hard way that just because we were in Laughlin and had a reservation (and it was after midnight so technically the day of our reservation)did not mean they would let us check in before 3PM that day....duh.

It truly depends on the property and the availability, and in our case think my mouthy friend made the staff mad enough that they decided we were not going to get a room one minute before 3PM! Anyway we will never do that again, so we either choose a flight with an earlier arrival time or have decided that we will pay for a hotel room even if the night is half over when we arrive.

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I have done this before....it's not pleasant. By about 5 or 6 am you are going to be really tired and want to shower and sleep. I would rec getting a real cheap room downtown or at a cheaper hotel on the strip. You may get lucky and be able to check in real early at Mirage but if not....

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Your room may not be available until 3:00PM, on Sundays some casinos have even later check-in times. So you are looking at 16 hours of staying awake, after a 5 hour flight, plus a 3 hour time difference. Wow! Why? I would find that a punishing way to begin a Vegas vacation. Although you are arriving on a Saturday night, I would look for an inexpensive room to crash for the night.

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I did it once, the let us check in at around 11:00 am, we stayed up, gambling and drinking... then we had a huge breakfast... which is what did us in!!

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Now I'm semi concerned, if you get in around 8pm on a Monday evening will you likely still be able to check in? I'm staying at Mandalay Bay.

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Oh yes you will get a room if you have a reservation for that day, and that is called a late arrival (doesn't hurt to call the hotel and let them you are are arriving around 8PM and to note your reservation)...but our confirmation stated that check-in time began at 3PM (we arrived around 12:30 or 1AM so had to wait until that afternoon)

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Pennstatemother....I don't care what kind of stamina you have,,,don't do this to your self...Get a cheap room somewhere, for that first night...JUST DO IT!!! You are worth it,,, stop and think about the whole day you are traveling to get there, you have to be at the airport probably two hours ahead of time, you may not sleep good the night before you go to Vegas because of the anticipation of your trip, then trapped up in the plane for 4 hours, then you will get to Vegas, with 3 hours extra, (time change) so you may get a good second wind and want to play a bit, but then you will be so glad you have a room to go to. You will now have had a taste of Vegas , and you can get up the next morning from your cheap room and leisurely get over to the Mirage and check in, and really let the fun begin, plus it will be an added experience to your vacation!!

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I would also get a room somewhere for that night. Jet lag can be a hideous thing and not being able to get into your room til maybe 6pm is awful.