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When to book hotel for May 2012?

Perth, Australia
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When to book hotel for May 2012?


Plan to be in Las Vegas from 14-18 May (Mon to Fri) and was wondering if there was anything on at this time that may result in higher hotel room rates? Looking at staying at Bellagio.


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1. Re: When to book hotel for May 2012?

There looks to be a few conventions during that time - *roughly* 28K convention goers - this isn't bad, especially for mid-May when the weather in Vegas is just hot, not scorching hot. No major holidays. If it were me, I'd start looking at rates end of Dec to beginning of Jan, then book *something* that's acceptable by mid-january. Then I'd keep looking around for better deals - if I find something better, book it, then cancel the previous reservation.

Edited: 18 September 2011, 10:21
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2. Re: When to book hotel for May 2012?

book now if its acceptable rates; keep checking for better ones. The great thing about most vegas hotels is that they're 100% refundable.

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3. Re: When to book hotel for May 2012?

Thank you both for your replies.

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4. Re: When to book hotel for May 2012?

I'm already booked up for May 14th-24th I booked through expedia flight & hotel for £970 pp staying in Vdara!! Hotel was £580 for 2 for 10 nights! Though I'm still going to keep checking for better deals!

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5. Re: When to book hotel for May 2012?

Not only haven't I booked May, I haven't reserved our March trip yet. I did however book December when flights were on sale.

Airfare is completely unpredictable, often due to circumstances that can't be forseen. So if it is a major part of your cost, this should be booked whenever you find a price you are comfortable with.

Las Vegas hotels, unlike some other destinations, do not have their best rates far in advance. These usually come out around 60 days in advance. BUT hotel rates went up markedly in 2011 and will probably continue to do so in 2012. So there is absolutely nothing wrong with reserving a hotel in advance to lock in a rate-----as long as you book direct with the hotel and your reservation is completely refundable.

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