Car rental in Vegas?

Discussion in 'California & the West' started by GailT, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. GailT

    GailT <font color=blue>I'm ba-ack!!!!<br><font color=mag

    Apr 28, 2001
    I am thinking it might be worth it, less then $90.00 picking up at the airport picking it up at 3pm and returning it on Friday at 9pm. The price doesn't seem bad and would save me walking so much ( I have MS and walking is limited) so I was wondering anyone else remt a car? I figure by the time I would use cabs and the monorail it might be more then that. Thanks for any help. Oh we are going in the end of September :)
  2. wdwnut

    wdwnut DIS Veteran

    Jan 12, 2000
    Hi: We did a ladies trip last November- rented a car to drive to the Dam only. Traffic can be horrible! We did do a lot of walking and wound up not using the monorail at all. By the time you walk through the hotels to get to the platform, you could have covered quite a distance down the Strip. Taxis are a bit expensive too- approx $10 to travel between the Mirage and the Bellagio, approx. $20 from the Mirage to Freemont Street downtown. If you do drive, the strip is like driving in New York City or Philadelphia during rush hour so allow plenty of time and be careful. Have fun!!
  3. pearlieq

    pearlieq <font color=green>They can sit & spin<br><font col

    Aug 3, 2004
    Renting a car is great (most of the time). Traffic on the strip is awful from about 11:00am on, but there are parallel roads than run on either side of the strip that are much less congested.

    Valet parking is free at all of the strip casinos, though a tip is expected when the car is retrieved. All of the car rental places are off-site from the airport, so expect a shuttle ride to the facility.

    We're rented from Alamo there a few times and had less than stellar experiences. We've had long waits for cars, long lines to check in, and less than friendly staff. Just a heads up.
  4. ZekeKelso

    ZekeKelso DIS Veteran

    Dec 26, 2006
    I rent a car just about every trip to Vegas. The advantage of the car isn't just cheaper transportation to the airport and big casinos, but also that it opens up another world of choices in terms of restaurants and things to do.

    Note that car rentals in Vegas have cheap rates, but outrageous fees and taxes. Be sure to include those in your pricing. Also note that McCarran is about to open its huge consolidated all-company rental car boondoggle. We'll know in a few weeks how well it's working.
  5. JennCa

    JennCa DIS Veteran

    Jul 5, 2006
    Honestly unless you plan on going far I would stick with the bus, cabs, etc. Parking can be quite a distance from where you want to be.


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