AmishBengalFan Posted March 2 Report Share Posted March 2 For those who wish to "defensively book" a hotel in Las Vegas for next February, be aware that the chain I normally do this through - Marriott - has pre-blocked ALL of their properties in the Vegas metro area except one. And that property, the Las Vegas Airport Residence Inn, is asking $1,999 per night for a 3-night stay from 2/9 thru 2/12/24. Disclosure: I am one of Marriott's higher-ranking frequent travelers. I hold Lifetime Titanium status - Titanium is one tier below their top-level Ambassador status, which requires $15-20K in annual spending to achieve. And *my* Titanium status is for life, a perk they no longer offer as all other Titanium members have to re-earn it annually. Marriott properties allow you to book rooms as many as 300 days in advance and can be cancelled without penalty by midnight 1- or 2-days prior to arrival. For Festivus Maximus 2023 in Phoenix, I had booked at both a Towne Place Suites 5 miles from the stadium and at a full-service Marriott on the other side of town - cancelling for free after our season ended 10 days before arrival. It's a strategy that has served me well, both for road games where our participation is not guaranteed, and for home games where I book rooms when the schedule comes out, and then decide which to keep and which to cancel once I know which specific weekends I'll be attending. With all of that said, I have learned that the major chains - Marriot, Hyatt, etc - tend to ignore their 300-day booking window rules and open up reservations a month early for popular destination sites like Vegas and Orlando. For Marriott in Vegas, it's a 330 day window, as you can currently go to their booking website and pull up possible rooms. Unfortunately, entering a 2/9 - 2/12/24 stay window results in being informed that virtually every property is Sold Out on the dates in question. You can book rooms for Friday night 2/9 only (departing 2/10) but if your stay overlaps that weekend - no dice UNLESS you want to drop $6K at the Airport Residence Inn. Going through third-party booking sites, we have found a few properties that are taking reservations NOW, and that can be cancelled without penalty in February. Here's a quick run-down of the 2nd and 3rd-tier property listings, in case anyone else wants to follow suit and "defensively book" a room, just in case we have a reason to be in Nevada in February. All of these are for a 3-night stay, Friday thru Monday, on Festivus Maximus weekend: The ten cheapest and closest to the stadium that can be cancelled within a week of the game: - Siegel Select Las Vegas Blvd (2.4 miles from Allegiant Stadium) $1268 total, fully refundable before 2/7/24 (must select the higher fully-refundable rate) - Siegel Select Convention Center (3.1 miles) $1660, 2/7/24 - Palace Station Hotel & Casino (3.7 mi) $2040, 2/6/24 - Orleans Hotel & Casino (1.2 mi) $2258, 2/8/24 - Travelodge LV Airport Near The Strip (1.2 mi) $2686, 2/8/24 - Westgate LV Resort & Casino (3.5 mi) $2687, 2/6/24 - Ellis Island Hotel (1.8 mi) $3170, 2/6/24 - Best Western McCarran Inn (2.0 miles) $3278, 2/8/24 - Hotel Galaxy (0.3 miles) $3401, 2/8/24 - Trump International Hotel LV (2.7 mi) $4177, 2/6/24 The ten cheapest, regardless of distance, that are cancellable within a week of the game: - Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino (17.3 miles) $467 total, fully refundable before 2/8/24 - Retreat on Charleston Peak (26 miles) $835, 2/8/24 - Siegel Select Las Vegas Blvd (2.4 mi), $1268, 2/7/24 (must select higher fully-refundable rate) - Cannery Hotel & Casino (10.9 mi), $1302, 2/8/24 - Main Street Station Hotel, Casino & Brewery (6.2 mi) $1305, 2/8/24 - El Cortez Hotel & Casino (21 & Over Only) (5.9 mi) $1414, 2/7/24 - OYO Gateway Motel LV North Strip (5.1 mi) $1470, 2/8/24 - Fremont Hotel & Casino (6 mi) $1489, 2/8/24 - Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall (6.9 mi) $1614, 2/8/24 - Suncoast Hotel and Casino (8.0 mi) $1631, 2/8/24 Only one property is on both lists: The Siegel Select on LV Blvd. If anyone cares, I've booked a room there for myself and LT - 2Q Executive Suite with an efficiency kitchen. My total cost when I booked at $1443, but the extra $$ is because of the slightly-upgraded room I selected. They collected a $292 deposit when I booked - 100% refundable until 2/7/24. All of the listing above are via Hotels.com. 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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