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Old 01-07-2013, 02:33 PM   #16
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I was reading on the Vegas message boards and someone there mentioned that you can't just cross the street. That there are certain places you have to walk down to and then cross the street and walk back to where you wanted to go. Have you found that to be the case all the way up and down the strip?

Also someone mentioned being charged resort fees at their hotel... Is that every hotel that does that and how much extra is that on top of the room rate?
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:58 PM   #17
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Resort fees-NYNY does have a fee,I think it's around $20/night

Yes there are only certain points where crossing the street is allowed. Most of the busiest corners have the pedestrian bridges, so there is a lot of stairs. Always cross at a light and only on the walk signal. Jaywalking is illegal and very dangerous.
Vegasmessageboard.com has some helpful forums.
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I was reading on the Vegas message boards and someone there mentioned that you can't just cross the street. That there are certain places you have to walk down to and then cross the street and walk back to where you wanted to go. Have you found that to be the case all the way up and down the strip?

Also someone mentioned being charged resort fees at their hotel... Is that every hotel that does that and how much extra is that on top of the room rate?
The strip is like any busy street and you should only cross at intersections. You will see many people cross against the red lights but we try to be very careful because there is so much traffic. In order to cut down on the pedestrian traffic though, many of the intersections have bridges to avoid having to wait for the light (too many pedestrians make it hard for the cars to get through the intersections also).

Yes, a lot of the hotels will charge a resort fee in addition to the room rate and taxes. This covers parking, pools, fitness rooms, etc. And for NYNY, I don't recall if there is free internet in the room but they do allow you free access to the computer in the business center in order to check in for your flight.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:17 PM   #19
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Resort fees-NYNY does have a fee,I think it's around $20/night
certain resorts(MGM owned properties) have resort fees. Just booked a trip to Mandalay Bay, they charge a resort fee of $25.
They are for random services such as internet.
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Caesars palace, Paris, planet Hollywood Donot have resort fees.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:23 PM   #21
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I have been lurking on the Vegas message boards all day. There is a lot of information to be had over there but for someone who has never been there a lot of it doesn't make sense or register with me at this point.

A PP linked me to a strip map and that helped a lot.

Has anyone ever had the breakfast buffet ($3.99) at Terribles?
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I've never heard of Terribles so I had to google it. It's not on the Strip so not easy to get to. I will say that on my last trip I ate at a buffet out in Fremont and everything tasted gross. Stick with buffets on the Strip. If you're interested in the multiple buffet thing, google Buffet of Buffets. It's valid at select buffets for 24 hours (some with an upcharge, like new one at Caesars - which is FAB by the way).
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:41 PM   #23
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Yeah I have read the web page for the Buffet of Buffets pass thing. It seems like a good deal to me at it's current price because I could get 4 buffets out of it in 24 hours easy. DH eats a lot. He works out a lot (every day) and he likes to eat something every 3 hours or so. SO we may be able to really get our money's worth out of that. But by the time we go in 2014 there is no telling how much it will cost.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:12 PM   #24
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Since you are not going for another year,you'll have plenty of time to research. You should go to the website of any resort you're interested in and sign up for their players card. You will then start getting emails for special rates/offers.
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Even though you don't gamble, go online and sign up for a few "Player's" programs. I.e., sign up for the loyalty card at the Venetian/Palazzo and you'll get regular emails offering special room deals. All resorts offer some sort of loyalty or rewards programs.

I rented a car once in Vegas and it was a pain. Cabs are cheap and easy to grab. If you go during warm weather, some of the pools at the resorts are spectacular.

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I play Myvegas on FB, where you accumulate REAL points for meals, tickets, rooms, etc.

It is VERY slow, but hey why not. I am up to 75 000 points. When I cash them in I will use them for buffets and tickets.!
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