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JediSkipdogg

DF Meet & Greet - Hotel Talk

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JediSkipdogg
Darn and I was going to vote for the Stardust!!! :-

 

HAHAHA...Yeah, we can sleep where it use to be. Well, it's still there, just closed. Any idea when they are planning the implosion of it?

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Keezheekoni

I like Circus Circus. :D I always hung out there when I was a kid and my dad was gambling elsewhere... he'd always come find me and give me more money. I loved the midway games!

 

Their buffet ROCKS, by the way.

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jen_slc
It's 5-10$ for a taxi. If I go, I'll be getting a car.

 

Who's driving there?

Barring any unforeseen catastrophe involving my car, I will be driving. It's only ~6 hrs and it'll be much cheaper for me. I might even make it on one tank of gas, woohoo! I can seat 4 comfortably, but 5 will fit, for any out-of-the-strip-trips.

 

Sorry, Kev, back to hotels: I think your two ideas sound good if you want to check out group discounts, but the other suggestions are good ideas too. I might even be willing to consider the pricier hotels if you can get the rates discounted to something <$100. :D

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JediSkipdogg

I spoke with a few random hotels today and it seems that they don't do any group discounts for groups under 20 rooms. And some don't do any at all.

 

They said all a group code does is get you booked in the same location together and keep it at the current rate when I make the "group reservation." So, say I made it today, and rates doubled by a week before we got there, people could still use the code and pay today's rate fi they don't book till 2 days before. But we need at least 10 rooms in a hotel for that.

 

So......where to now? Are we all just handling hotels ourselves wherever people want to stay?

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spike

So......where to now? Are we all just handling hotels ourselves wherever people want to stay?

 

 

I'll be staying at the Luxor, as usual.

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JediSkipdogg

Ok, how bout we do this....everyone that is 95%+ sure they are going put where they are staying....

 

BrionH - Luxor (correct??)

Spike - Luxor

JediSkipdogg - Excalibur

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spike
spike, does the Luxor smell like smoke?

 

The casinos all have some smoke here and there. The ventilation systems keep areas of the casinos reasonably smoke free, but a minute later, of if you walk a few feet in any direction, you may smell smoke. In other words it depends on exactly where you are located and how many smokers are nearby.

 

I always rent a smoke free room. As I approach the elevators to go down to the ground level, I'll smell smoke, especially in the evening.

 

I hate the smoke as much as anyone so I use steroid and bronchodilator inhalers, starting a few days before the trip. They protect me from cigarette induced asthma. Without the inhalers I would be miserable.

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Dewey

Currently, I'm opting for the Excalibur, due to pricing. However, since the two hotels are linked by the walkway, I don't see it as an issue to be in separate hotels....We could each partake in the joys of one another's selections (at least I think we could??)! :D

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spike
Currently, I'm opting for the Excalibur, due to pricing. However, since the two hotels are linked by the walkway, I don't see it as an issue to be in separate hotels....We could each partake in the joys of one another's selections (at least I think we could??)! :D

 

I agree. Krispie Creme is closer to Exalibur, so if that's important to folks...Mary and I used to take the walk to KC from the Luxor years ago, but we both got sick of the greasy donuts, so what was once a treat we now consider "yuck". :)

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koblenz

I will begin negotiations with the wife on final hotel selection for us. Since our usual presidential suite at the Four Seasons is unavailable, I imagine it will either be the Luxor or Excaliber! :)

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BriOnH

I'll stay wherever the most DF members are at. Anyone want to room with me? I am going to try to get a good sized room so we all can party/hangout there.

 

Kev can we have an activities thread too or is it to soon for that?

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JediSkipdogg
Kev can we have an activities thread too or is it to soon for that?

 

I was trying to get hotel stuff straighened out before that. So people stick to one item at a time, lol. Also, I'd think some activities may revolve around the hotel, or maybe not.

 

I am ready to just say the options are Excalibur and Luxor. If you want to stay elsewhere, then you can.

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JediSkipdogg

OK, this topic is mostly done. The consensus appears that most will be staying at the Luxor and Excalibur. If you want to stay in a hotel that someone else is staying in, just PM them and find out where and then you can book in the same hotel. If you want to stay elsewhere, stay there. It's all up to what you feel reasonable staying at.

 

As for now, let's talk about the events. Move on to here....

 

http://www.diabetesforums.com/meet-and-greet/13654-df-meet-greet-event.html

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w5wjp

On your hotel list you left off the best kept secret in Vegas....the Orleans.

 

It is about a mile or so west of the Strip and they have a free shuttle bus to the Barbary Coast and to their other sister hotels...any one with a coast in their name.

 

Rates are very reasonable...between Christmas and New Years I got a special of $25 a night but regular rates are about $60-80 weekdays and $130 weekends (I think).

 

Hotel is well kept, friendly staff, good food, and VERY friendly slots...lol.

 

I have stayed their a few times and had no problems with anything.

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JediSkipdogg

I tried to keep the list to on the main strip or close to it. I'll look rates up for that week and post them on here. I think most are just going to stay whereever they want to though.

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gettingby
I'll stay wherever the most DF members are at. Anyone want to room with me? I am going to try to get a good sized room so we all can party/hangout there.

 

Kev can we have an activities thread too or is it to soon for that?

 

Hmmmmmm......... maybe I should rethink my decision of not going. Just Kidding Brian. ;)

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