ELE09
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January 31st, 2014 at 1:44:17 PM permalink
We have 5 kids, 22, 20, 19, 12 and 10. We will be in Vegas in July with extended family and are staying at Mandalay Bay. . We will be booking 2 rooms, 4 in 1 room, 3 in 2nd room. There is a $35 charge per person when more than 2 people in a 2 queen room! Can I just put down on the reservation 2 people? I am wondering because we will be spending a lot of time at the pool. Does every member in our group have to have a room key, or will our 12 and 10 year old just go in with us on our room key? I think it is ridiculous to charge for kids in a room. Never paid for kids in room before anywhere! And we take at least 3 family vacations per year!
DRich
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January 31st, 2014 at 2:02:25 PM permalink
Quote: ELE09

We have 5 kids, 22, 20, 19, 12 and 10. We will be in Vegas in July with extended family and are staying at Mandalay Bay. Obviously with 5 kids we have crammed into hotel rooms on numerous trips. We will be booking 2 rooms, 4 in 1 room, 3 in 2nd room. There is a $35 charge per person when more than 2 people in a 2 queen room! Can I just put down on the reservation 2 people? I am wondering because we will be spending a lot of time at the pool. Does every member in our group have to have a room key, or will our 12 and 10 year old just go in with us on our room key? I think it is ridiculous to charge for kids in a room. Never paid for kids in room before anywhere! And we take at least 3 family vacations per year!



In the past they have asked for a key/pass for every person in the group besides infants. The pool is exactly the reason they do this. Too many guests were letting in friends to the pool.
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AxiomOfChoice
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January 31st, 2014 at 2:08:48 PM permalink
I've never found this to be a problem. You're allowed to go to the pool with your friends; I do it all the time. Often times I'll stay at a different hotel than my friends; we will go to the pool at my hotel or at their hotel; no one has ever cared. One room key has always been enough to get a group of 2-4 in (maybe if you show up with 10 people it will be different)
Zcore13
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January 31st, 2014 at 2:08:59 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

In the past they have asked for a key/pass for every person in the group besides infants. The pool is exactly the reason they do this. Too many guests were letting in friends to the pool.



I would never give my 10 and 12 year old (when they were that young) a hotel key. No way they will expect one from them. 19, 20 and 22 maybe. 10 and 12 I don't think so.


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onenickelmiracle
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January 31st, 2014 at 2:44:22 PM permalink
I don't think I would submit to this. It also seems counterintuitive as well discouraging people from bringing guests to a casino. I actually stopped bringing guests when I saw an attempt to charge only $10 on comped rooms at one casino. I just wasn't in the mood to argue it so I hesitated and booked less often with less people. It may have not even been enforced but I just didn't want any hassles.

$35 is just a lot when you consider the cramped quarters and towels don't even come close to costing this much. Especially considering the labor is very well possibly not even legal with the outsourcing these places use.
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DRich
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January 31st, 2014 at 2:59:38 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

I've never found this to be a problem. You're allowed to go to the pool with your friends; I do it all the time. Often times I'll stay at a different hotel than my friends; we will go to the pool at my hotel or at their hotel; no one has ever cared. One room key has always been enough to get a group of 2-4 in (maybe if you show up with 10 people it will be different)



I haven't ran into it at other hotels but I have specifically at Manadaly Bay.
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January 31st, 2014 at 3:04:18 PM permalink
Quote: ELE09

We have 5 kids, 22, 20, 19, 12 and 10. We will be in Vegas in July with extended family and are staying at Mandalay Bay. Obviously with 5 kids we have crammed into hotel rooms on numerous trips. We will be booking 2 rooms, 4 in 1 room, 3 in 2nd room. There is a $35 charge per person when more than 2 people in a 2 queen room! Can I just put down on the reservation 2 people? I am wondering because we will be spending a lot of time at the pool. Does every member in our group have to have a room key, or will our 12 and 10 year old just go in with us on our room key? I think it is ridiculous to charge for kids in a room. Never paid for kids in room before anywhere! And we take at least 3 family vacations per year!



You are the guy that ruins it for everybody else.Just because you are being cheap trying to cram everybody in 2 rooms.Just get another room.If you can't afford it take one less vacation trip or stay home.
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January 31st, 2014 at 3:05:35 PM permalink
Quote: ELE09

We have 5 kids, 22, 20, 19, 12 and 10. We will be in Vegas in July with extended family and are staying at Mandalay Bay. Obviously with 5 kids we have crammed into hotel rooms on numerous trips. We will be booking 2 rooms, 4 in 1 room, 3 in 2nd room. There is a $35 charge per person when more than 2 people in a 2 queen room! Can I just put down on the reservation 2 people? I am wondering because we will be spending a lot of time at the pool. Does every member in our group have to have a room key, or will our 12 and 10 year old just go in with us on our room key? I think it is ridiculous to charge for kids in a room. Never paid for kids in room before anywhere! And we take at least 3 family vacations per year!

djatc
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January 31st, 2014 at 3:14:55 PM permalink
Quote: KB1

You are the guy that ruins it for everybody else.Just because you are being cheap trying to cram everybody in 2 rooms.Just get another room.If you can't afford it take one less vacation trip or stay home.



How is this cheap? Just pay for 1 adult in each room and leave the kids out of the booking. Why pay for extra guests when you aren't getting value for them anyway. Also get 2 keys when you check in, then more later on in the day.
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tringlomane
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January 31st, 2014 at 4:00:36 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

How is this cheap? Just pay for 1 adult in each room and leave the kids out of the booking. Why pay for extra guests when you aren't getting value for them anyway. Also get 2 keys when you check in, then more later on in the day.



It is sorta cheap since the room/property is being utilized more, but I do find it ridiculous that MB wants to charge $35/person/night extra as well for guests 3 and for guest 4. So I definitely don't blame OP. What's even more ridiculous is I believe CET Vegas charges an extra $30/person/night for guests 3 and 4. Even the damn Quad!!!

Charging extra is standard practice in Vegas though I believe.

For example, without a TR card: Tue Feb 11-Thu Feb 13 (3 nights) 2 queens at Quad.

2 people: $95.17 4 people: $248.17

As for the pool, you probably could get away with the younger kids not having keys, but the older ones would def need them. But do what djatc says though, pick up extra copies later.

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