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What online site do you book your rooms from.......

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What online site do you book your rooms from.......

I have been checking prices online for the Mirage in July and while the prices are mostly good; where would be the best place to book from? This is new to me, since I always used a travel agent, but online is much easier and cheaper from what I can see!

Do you have a favorite site or one that I should avoid?

Thanks!

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1. Re: What online site do you book your rooms from.......

Both my mom and brother are travel agents, and they couldn't beat the deals from vegas.com (well, maybe by $3). I have done a lot of research and found that vegas.com beats going through the hotel itself or any other travel site. Don't buy show tickets from there, though, because they add a service charge that isn't added (or not as much is added) by buying directly through the hotel where the show is located. Hope that helps!

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I would book directly with the hotel or their website. Especially if costs about the same anyway. Keep checking the prices on their site and if the prices happen to go down you can contact them directly and they will adjust the rate.

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Book directly with the hotel. tThe rates are always the best and you may get an upgrade. There is also no penalty for cancelling.

Also, sign up for email specials and they will send you the rates so you don't have to keep checking. If the rate goes lower than you got, they will match the lower rate.

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4. Re: What online site do you book your rooms from.......

Sign up directly with the hotel. there are a bunch a reasons. 1) if the price changes you can change your reservation. 2) if you gamble ($25 per hand ant the bigger casinos, you can get some portion of your stay comped

3) casinos are more likely to upgrade guests that book with them rather than a bulk buyer (e hotels, traveolcity etc)

As far as airfare, the travel sites are good. but check around. I find great deals with the carriers themselves most of the time.

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5. Re: What online site do you book your rooms from.......

Thanks to all for the replies so far. I think you're right~ booking with the hotel is better. Actually, the price is the same as many of the sites I checked. It's $139 per night, so I think that's pretty good. I was expecting more.

Thanks for the tips too on getting comped, dh is a big player so hopefully he can get us a little something! :-)

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6. Re: What online site do you book your rooms from.......

I only book direct.

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7. Re: What online site do you book your rooms from.......

Travelling from the UK I usually use the same web site as I book my flights because I find that I usually get a better deal i.e. flight + hotel together = less $$. However if I lived in the USA I would book with the hotel direct.