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Post Posted: March 1st, 2014, 12:46 pm 
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Okay it's a little dead here, so let me put out this query.

I've got a couple of trips coming up, one of which is golf in Mesquite. In an effort to get there early, I'm going the day prior to the start of the golf and will picking up some of the others the following morning at McCarran. So I need a place to stay for a Monday night, and I'm thinking about South Point. Why? Always hear about the good VP and have the impression it may be like a newer Orleans. What do y'all think of this choice? I'll be needing to go to the airport on a Tuesday morning about 7-8 am; will that be easy, difficult, crazy to consider? I will have a rental vehicle; will take opinions on who might have best rates for SUVs (of course will also be shopping around myself).

Also if anybody has been to Mesquite, I wouldn't mind hearing about that. We play 36 holes a day on these junkets, over 5 days, so not sure how much time I'll have for other fun, but still would like to know the options.

The other trip is a couple of weeks prior to celebrate our 20th anniversary, and as per usual will be at Bellagio. Though I hate to brag, if it can be called that, they gave us the most incredible offer I've ever seen, so I thought I would share:

3 nights in salone suite (that's the one at the end of the hall in the corner. Lots of windows; we love this room)
$450 in "freeplay"
$350 a day in food/beverage (not sure I can even eat or drink that much, but I'll sure try!)
limo to/from airport

Not sure why the offer has so much food/bev, but I've learned not to question such things. If I did I would probably find out my wife dropped lots more than I thought in the high limit room last time!

All opinions/comments welcome.

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Post Posted: March 1st, 2014, 1:20 pm 
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South Point is very nice, or at least it was a couple of years ago when we last stayed there. The room we had was lovely, comfy and spacious (to us) with a good bed. They had Bath and Body Works toiletries, good large towels, good water pressure, etc. The casino is large and there are several dining choices from coffee shop to high end Steakhouse level. It should be very easy to get to the airport the following morning. There is a ramp to the I15 very close to the main parking garage.

We have been to Mesquite once, just for a day trip. We had lunch at one of the casinos and called into a couple of others to collect $1 chips from each. It seemed quite pleasant in a Laughlin type of way, but I'm sorry, I can't really remember much about it.

What a great offer for your anniversary trip. That "free play" would last me a month. That's why I don't get offers. :icon_lol:

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Post Posted: March 1st, 2014, 2:34 pm 
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I currently have a mid-size SUV from Dollar for four days at $302 total. I expect that will go down before I leave in a month. The mid-size, a Ford Escape, may not be big enough to suit your needs, with more than one guy with luggage and clubs.

Zombie just recently got a good, all inclusive deal, including transponder, in FL (especially since he dropped it off at another location) with this outfit. I don't believe they're at the central facility on Gillespie in Las Vegas.

http://www.sixt.com/

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Post Posted: March 1st, 2014, 4:14 pm 
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Was running some searches and Hertz has a rental car brand they recently started called Firefly that has some really great rates. They charge for a week, but the rates are decent. For example, a Chevy Equinox (or similar) is $180 a week (before the taxes, fees and any other optional items). I put in the dates of my trip (A Wednesday afternoon pickup, Monday morning drop off) and with taxes and fees, they're quoting me $263.44. Some of their vehicles go as low as $65/week. If I knew I'd be driving a lot my next trip, I'd seriously look into renting from them.

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Post Posted: March 2nd, 2014, 9:54 am 
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What a great offer from Bellagio. I love hearing about people getting comps.
I don't think you can go wrong with South Point. I have heard good things about it and it is a very easy trip to the airport.
I find picking people up at the airport is a pain in the ass. (or being picked up) They make you drive in circles if your party is not there to be picked up. So I suggest you do the temporary parking OR what I do-- have my buddy pick me up at the car rental facility on Gillespie. I just take the free shuttle bus over.
That firefly rate is great for week long rentals.

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Post Posted: March 2nd, 2014, 10:21 am 
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Lots of great info here. Thanks all.

I think I'm sold on South Point.

Evan I think I will probably just park the vehicle and go wait at baggage claim.

Keep it coming.

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Post Posted: March 2nd, 2014, 7:20 pm 
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I would consider M Resort, love that place.

When we go to Mesquite we always stay at Casablanca, likely the best joint in town. They have a great old school steakhouse, Katherine's I believe

Los Lupe's for good Mexican

Are you playing the Chase, one of the best tracks we have played.

where are you staying in Mesquite?

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Post Posted: March 3rd, 2014, 10:29 am 
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I'll have to look more at M Resort as it did cross my mind.

Staying at condos in Mesquite; don't recall the name.

Not playing the Chase. Playing Wolf Creek, Conestaga, Coyote Springs and Sand Hollow in St. Georges, UT

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Post Posted: March 3rd, 2014, 11:27 pm 
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Nice tracks. Chase is in the middle of nowhere literally but worth the drive

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Post Posted: March 4th, 2014, 9:42 am 
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donnymac66 wrote:
Nice tracks. Chase is in the middle of nowhere literally but worth the drive

Had to look up Chase, and it appears Coyote Springs = Chase. (Coyote Springs is the complex; Chase is the first course there).

Sounds interesting and I love Nicklaus courses.

Went ahead and booked South Point. Looked at M Resort; it's about twice the price and since I just need a place to lay my head for one night and probably won't play a lot, I went with the cheaper option.

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Post Posted: March 8th, 2014, 10:03 pm 
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One thing about South Point, the self parking is very good, but, the room elevators are on the opposite end of the casino.

Another, the valet can be slow. Found this out on a Saturday night, though somehow, made it from the parking lot at SP, parked outside, and into the Tropicana (had show tickets) in around 12 minutes.

Evan, not sure if you have been at the airport at a very busy time or what, but, I've picked people up at McCarren many times and rarely had to leave the garage and come around again. The best bet is usually to just drive on down and take a spot several beyond where anyone else is parked. I'm assuming you are up on the level where the crosswalk crosses the taxi and bus lane and comes out in the parking garage.

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Post Posted: March 10th, 2014, 8:31 am 
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So speaking of self-parking, how secure would you rate the parking garage? I'm gonna be loaded down with a week's worth of luggage plus golf clubs, so was hoping to leave the clubs at least in the vehicle. This had me leaning more toward valet.

Will probably just park at airport since my pickups are coming in about an hour a part.

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Post Posted: March 10th, 2014, 7:24 pm 
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Dave has had a bunch of stuff in the back of his truck and never had a problem... but that doesn't mean it can't happen.

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Post Posted: March 10th, 2014, 7:32 pm 
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Terminal 1 short term parking is $6.00 for up to three hours.

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Post Posted: March 11th, 2014, 8:04 pm 
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I wouldn't consider the South Point self parking secure at all. It's very open and on the end of the property. Very easy in and out.

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