Tiltpoul
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March 28th, 2012 at 5:55:22 PM permalink
Maybe this should go under gripes, but I'm a little bit irked right now...

I thought with the nicer weather and Revel opening, I would take a trip to Atlantic City on an extended weekend. I got two nights comped at Showboat (or I could have Bally's if I wanted), Sunday April 15-Monday April 16th. I could probably cancel Monday night if I had to, since I'll have to drive back early in the morning. I also had a free anytime offer from Resorts.

Well, after calling a week ago, they said they had no rooms to comp for Saturday April 14. Okay, no big deal, I'll just try later. Tonight, I called Resorts again, and they still have no comp rooms available. I asked about a rate and they said it was $249 (which was on the website, so it's not even really a "casino rate"). I thought I'd call Showboat, the CHEAPEST Saturday night rate for any of the Caesars properties was $309 BEFORE TAX!

I know Showboat is near Revel, but c'mon! Do people actually pay those exorbitant rates? I'm sure if I were going with multiple people I could split the cost of the room, but even 3 ways it's over $100 a night!

Btw, I even tried to do another Tunica trip. I can get all BUT Saturday night comped, but only at Harrah's, and I prefer Roadhouse or Horseshoe. Granted, I could get a $55 room on Saturday night there, but for Tunica, it's the principal of the thing. I may still do it; I emailed my executive host, and hopefully she'll come through for me.
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Goldbaron357
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March 28th, 2012 at 6:14:35 PM permalink
Well if it helps you feel better... The local indian casino north of me charges $109 a night and thats AFTER my club card discount... Normal price is $180 a night... And I would call it 1 or 2 star hotel to be honest... There is a swimming pool but its like a huge walk down the other end of the building... And you don't even get a continental breakfast, lincoln or other wise :P (I guess they are charging you for the access to the free soda pop on the gaming floor, but last time i went, just gambling it was costing me like $20 a cup of pop LMAO)

And the worst part? All of the rooms are usually booked full!

I just don't understand it.
pacomartin
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March 28th, 2012 at 7:26:24 PM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

I know Showboat is near Revel, but c'mon! Do people actually pay those exorbitant rates? I'm sure if I were going with multiple people I could split the cost of the room, but even 3 ways it's over $100 a night!



I remember once that the San Diego Tribune wrote an article about what would happen when their were three simultaneous conventions in town. The Hotel 8 was advertising rooms for over $600.

So I think the answer is yes, people can be strongarmed into paying $300 for one night (especially if they have two free nights), and it would not be the worst that happens to people.

Comic-con hotel rates
Nareed
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March 28th, 2012 at 7:30:35 PM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

I know Showboat is near Revel, but c'mon! Do people actually pay those exorbitant rates?



Yes. if they didn't, then the rates would go down.

Oh, not everyone does. Some may ave reserved far enough in advance to have gotten a lower rate. Some get comps, too, even at this rate. But enough people pay the exorbitant rates so they stay exorbitant.
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Tiltpoul
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March 28th, 2012 at 7:42:33 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

I remember once that the San Diego Tribune wrote an article about what would happen when their were three simultaneous conventions in town. The Hotel 8 was advertising rooms for over $600.

So I think the answer is yes, people can be strongarmed into paying $300 for one night (especially if they have two free nights), and it would not be the worst that happens to people.

Comic-con hotel rates



Actually, I could probably be a bit more clear... I meant for a casino hotel, not just any hotel. It would not surprise me in bigger cities that 3-star hotels would go for $300 a night. However, casinos are clearly making money other places, so why gouge people on the hotel? I know the arguments, I'm not going to even refute them. But given Atlantic City's dire situation, you would think they would do everything to bring people in.

Since posting, I checked ACH hotel rates for that day. $195, which would probably be the cheapest I could find in AC. That's WAY too much for that property.
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Nareed
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March 28th, 2012 at 7:45:03 PM permalink
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But given Atlantic City's dire situation, you would think they would do everything to bring people in.



They are bringing people in. So many that the place is saturated and can afford to charge higher rates.

I think in essence you're saying "No wonder no one ever comes here. It's to crowded." ;)
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Tiltpoul
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March 28th, 2012 at 7:52:36 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

They are bringing people in. So many that the place is saturated and can afford to charge higher rates.

I think in essence you're saying "No wonder no one ever comes here. It's to crowded." ;)



Yes, Atlantic City is a Summer/Weekend town. They need the business on the weekdays and during the winter. Still, charging ridiculous rates (and let's face it; $309 is RIDICULOUS for ONE NIGHT at SHOWBOAT!!!!) is not a good business model in this economy. Even 4 and 5-star rooms in Vegas only get that pricey during peak times (conventions, Super Bowl, etc). I don't see how you'll attract PA customers on the weekends by raising rates to sky-high levels.
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pacomartin
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March 28th, 2012 at 7:54:13 PM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

Since posting, I checked ACH hotel rates for that day. $195, which would probably be the cheapest I could find in AC. That's WAY too much for that property.



For $139 you can stay at Rodeway Inn At the Beach (NJ022) 3601 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ, US, 08401
which is a 300-400 yards from ACH.

For $199 you can get a jacuzzi (1 room left).
Tiltpoul
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March 28th, 2012 at 7:56:18 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

For $139 you can stay at Rodeway Inn At the Beach (NJ022) 3601 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ, US, 08401
which is a 300-400 yards from ACH.

For $199 you can get a jacuzzi (1 room left).



I think I know where that's at... and I think I'll pass. Maybe it's just me but those motels around the casinos are really sleazy. I feel a little safer at ACH (though not that much).
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pacomartin
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March 28th, 2012 at 8:00:53 PM permalink
For $149.99 you can stay at Rodeway Inn 3200 Pacific Avenue Atlantic City, NJ, US, 08401

which is between ACH and Tropicana.

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