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Changing Hotels

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Changing Hotels

First time to Vegas, 5 nights/ 4 days. I booked the Flamingo (yes, I've done research and spoken to people I personally know who have stayed there and loved it) for 5 nights at $38/night (it is now up to $119/night for our dates). Then between my husband and myself we have enough points for two free nights and one $42 night at the Mirage from myVegas. So then I planned to stay the first two nights at Flamingo and three nights at Mirage but others have told me we would end up losing half a day by moving. Seeing as it is our first time there, is it worth the time and hassle of switching hotels? Can you walk from Flamingo to Mirage with rolling luggage or would we be best to get a taxi? Will Mirage hold our luggage if there isn't a room available when we arrive in the morning? Is it usually a long check-in process at Mirage?

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1. Re: Changing Hotels

I think it would be O.K. to switch. Mirage is a nice hotel and it's hard to beat free.

It is about a half mile so you could walk if you wanted, or just catch a cab.

Just check out of the Flamingo and then go down to the Mirage. If your room is not ready, leave your luggage with the bell hops and go back later to check in. They do this all the time.

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2. Re: Changing Hotels

5 nights is a little short to change hotels, but it's really no big deal. The walk is not far - you can zoom in on Google Maps to check it out.

Process is simple: check out of Hotel 1, drop your bags with the bell desk at Hotel 2, register (your room probably won't be ready that early) and they'll text you when you can go to your room. Then enjoy your morning and afternoon as usual.

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3. Re: Changing Hotels

Some people will never change rooms. Some people always change rooms. So it's up to you, honestly!

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4. Re: Changing Hotels

I probably would not recommend your changing hotels on this short 1st visit. Maybe you could use your points for shows or dining instead.

Edited: 27 January 2014, 15:37
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5. Re: Changing Hotels

We changed hotels 3 times in 7 days and didn't find it a problem.

Check Out

Drop bags off at bell desk

Explore hotels/casino's nearby

Collect bags

New hotel and check in.

If you room isn't ready at the mirage you should be able to leave your luggage at their bell desk

You could walk from Flamingo to Mirage it isn't too bad a walk but if it's busy out I wouldn't fancy dragging luggage with me on crowded streets

Enjoy your trip :)

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6. Re: Changing Hotels

Although I would generally suggest a cab to change hotels, going to the Mirage from the Flamingo is pretty easy. After checking out at the Flamingo, wheel your luggage through the Margaritaville casino in the Flamingo until you get to Margaritaville the restaurant. When you exit those doors to the strip, there is a traffic light . Cross at the light and you'll see the Mirage right there, just to the right of the entrance to the Caesar's forum shop.

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7. Re: Changing Hotels

I will consider changing hotels if we stay 5 or more nights. We don't lose anything close to half a day, maybe an hour or two. On the day I am changing hotels I usually go to the new hotel early and check in without luggage, etc. Sometimes I get lucky and get the room right away which makes changing even easier. Mirage will definitely hold your luggage until your room is ready.

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8. Re: Changing Hotels

How do you lose half a day by changing hotels in the same town?

Unless you compulsively unpack everything and fold in perfectly in the dressers/closets and then have to pack and do it all over again, changing hotels would take maybe an hour depending on the day.

Mirage is pretty close to Flamingo so even if you walk it won't be terrible, however, I would advise spending $10 on a taxi. walking down the strip with a bunch of suitcases probably isn't the smartest thing to do. It is hard enough dodging all the scam artists and cons that camp out hustling people for $.

When you do get to Mirage, ask them nicely if they would put you in a Resort Tower King. The basic resort rooms have a bathroom that is about the size of a Motel 6's. You practically have to close the door to fit inside.

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9. Re: Changing Hotels

We lose a pool day when we move. We have a choice of using the pool in the morning at hotel #1, but have to leave before 11 to check out. Or we can wait until we get to hotel #2 and just have an afternoon at the pool. We don't like either option, so we just lose a day at the pool.

We will switch hotels sometimes if our trip is 5 nights or more. But we aren't talking about US, who've been to Vegas many times and know what we want. We are talking about YOU, who is visiting Las Vegas for the first time. For YOU I would recommend one hotel for a first visit of only 5 nights.

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10. Re: Changing Hotels

Oh, can't you TRY to find a way to extend your stay 2 days???