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When to book room?

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Indiana
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When to book room?

We will be in Las Vegas on May 19 2009 for 2 nights. I have been checking out lots of different websites with deals for hotels and find that most of the deals expire before our dates. There are a couple of decent deals with one being the MGM Grand.

Should I hold off on booking to see if new deals come along that would include our dates? How far out do the hotels usually run their deals?

Oh yes, if I do book with the MGM Grand and they have a better deal come along, will it be available to me since I am already booked? The room deal from them right now can be canceled up to 48 hrs before arrival, but I am just wondering if new deals are to new bookings only sort of like the cruise line deals?

Thanks for any help,

Bill

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1. Re: When to book room?

If you book directly with the hotel, and another deal comes up, you should be able to call them and change it. If you come across another hotel with a better deal, you would book it and cancel your MGM deal.

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2. Re: When to book room?

When you see a deal at a hotel you like book it... such as the MGM deal.. Then periodically check prices on places including the one you booked to see if a better deal comes along, if yes... book it and cancel your original.. As you say, normally you can cancel before 48hrs without a penalty... You may also want to join their email lists on their website, as they may provide you with specials.. I belong to about 8 different casino hotel email notifications, and receive offers all the time

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3. Re: When to book room?

There's really no advantage to booking this early. I wouldn't bother looking for promotions before February or so.

Indiana
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4. Re: When to book room?

Thanks everyone. I will keep my eye out for a fantastic deal, but am willing to wait a while. Seems like the deals for my dates will not come in for a few months yet.

Bill

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5. Re: When to book room?

Thanks everyone. I will keep my eye out for a fantastic deal, but am willing to wait a while. Seems like the deals for my dates will not come in for a few months yet.

Bill

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6. Re: When to book room?

I find the best prices are about a week before you arrive.

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7. Re: When to book room?

I wouldn't personally book till a couple months before and then keep my eye out for a better deal still. If there are a couple different places you wouldn't mind staying then just check out the codes every week till you can find the best price.

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