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Turning up without reservation

Stoke-on-Trent...
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Turning up without reservation

We are coming to Las Vegas in September sometime, but aren't sure of exact dates as we are doing route 66. Ideally we want a hotel on the strip - Is it worth just turning up on the day or do we need to book IN advance?

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1. Re: Turning up without reservation

Advance.

Gardendale, Alabama
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2. Re: Turning up without reservation

Agree. If you just turn up you will get bad rates and risk the hotel you want being booked. You can save hundreds of dollars booking in advance with promo codes.

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Don't show up without a reservation, it will cost you dearly if you do that. Make a reservation in advance directly with the hotel you want to stay in. They have cancellation policies and with most, you can make cancellations/changes as long as you do it within 48 or 72 hours before the start of the reservation. You will have to check to see what the individual hotel policies on this are timewise.

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Mmmmm - tend to partially disagree. Nothing wrong with just showing up but if it were me ,,,The night before you get to Vegas jump on the web, see what's available and book it.

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Leaving aside the cost factor it will waste a lot of time if you turn up without a reservation - the hotels are huge and it could take you an hour (or longer) from parking the car, walking to check in, waiting in line to get to the desk to be told they had no availability or you decided the price quoted was too high.

Book ahead.

Stoke-on-Trent...
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6. Re: Turning up without reservation

Thanks - I like this option. Do they tend to do last minute deals or doesn't it really make a difference?

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7. Re: Turning up without reservation

Yes advance.

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8. Re: Turning up without reservation

You could alway use Hotwire a day or so in advance.

Gardendale, Alabama
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9. Re: Turning up without reservation

I have found the best hotel rates about 3 months out. Go to www.smartervegas.com for promo codes to use directly from the hotel.

Stoke-on-Trent...
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10. Re: Turning up without reservation

Thanks for all your input guys