JeffR
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March 8th, 2014 at 8:26:44 AM permalink
I recently booked the 2 bedroom penthouse suite in Bellaigo and was surprised to find out complementary airport pickup/drop off is included. I called them and provided all the important details but failed to ask how it will work.

Anyone have experience with this process for arrival and departure?
s2dbaker
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March 8th, 2014 at 10:46:08 AM permalink
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Anyone have experience with this process for arrival and departure?

I do not have any experience, but I commonly see a bunch of drivers waiting at the bottom of the escalators when my flight arrives in Las Vegas carrying a sign with names on them. I had assumed that these were high roller services. If you're not sure (and I'm sure I just added nothing of help) just call them again and ask how it works. The info you get there will be a heckuvalot more accurate than what you'll get here.
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March 8th, 2014 at 11:28:05 AM permalink
Hotel expects to get an email from you giving your ETA, Airline and Flight Number.
The Hotel expects you to go to the BAGGAGE CLAIM area and take your luggage off the carousel.
I think you will find it is here that men in black Limousine Caps hold up signs with your surname inked in and often the casino's name at the bottom of the sign.

Be advised: I understand that you still tip the limo driver, particularly if he does any detours for you enroute to the casino.
JeffR
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March 8th, 2014 at 12:01:53 PM permalink
I was planning on just tipping what I'd pay for a taxi to the Bellaigo + tip which would amount to $15-20 tip. That sound reasonable?
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March 8th, 2014 at 12:23:03 PM permalink
Yes, $20 is reasonable if you don't ask him to take you on an detours or stops on the way to the hotel. As mentioned, he will be at the bottom of the escalator or at the baggage carousel and he will most certainly help you with your luggage.

FYI - I don't know which airline you are flying, but about a year ago, McCarren opened up a new terminal with a new baggage claim area, so make sure you follow the signs or else you will end up in one terminal and you baggage and driver will be in the other.
FleaStiff
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March 8th, 2014 at 12:26:18 PM permalink
Fifteen sure sounds reasonable to me, though I would expect the driver would feel that twenty sounded more reasonable to him. And I think many posters would do the twenty. Certainly no more than twenty unless he does something special such as a detour to a liquor store for you or something. He probably does not work for the casino, he works for a limo service that the casino bills on a flat monthly rate.
JeffR
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March 8th, 2014 at 12:31:39 PM permalink
This is all great info. I will spot him a $20.. it's not a big deal and I don't need any detours enroute. I'll be flying Southwest so the new baggage area won't come into play.

The cool part of this is that I get to surprise my parents (who will occupy the other br). They think I just booked 2 standard rooms. I get to surprise them at check in when they ask: "So how close are our rooms" and I'll get to reply with a smile, "Oh they're close..."
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March 8th, 2014 at 12:49:25 PM permalink
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This is all great info. I will spot him a $20.. it's not a big deal and I don't need any detours enroute. I'll be flying Southwest so the new baggage area won't come into play.

The cool part of this is that I get to surprise my parents (who will occupy the other br). They think I just booked 2 standard rooms. I get to surprise them at check in when they ask: "So how close are our rooms" and I'll get to reply with a smile, "Oh they're close..."



or they will be pissed that they have to share. ;-)

I had a service pick us up a few years ago and we had 2 people and a bunch of luggage. He helped carry it to the car and was very friendly. I tipped $20 and I felt cheap so I am glad that others have done the same.

Also keep another thing in mind. When we stayed in the honeymoon suite at the Mirage it is on their "special" floors. I noticed that we had more people attending to us than compared to a normal room. We ended up tipping a total of about $50 on the first day between the limo guy, the bell hop on the bottom floor, the bell hop that came to our room, and the "head" maid who checked on us shortly after checking in. We asked for a few things when she came to the room so I felt obligated to tip a little more. When we ordered room service for breakfast they came into the suite and put linens on the dining room table and set it up like a top tier restaurant and wanted to serve it to us as we sat. Again I felt obliged to give an extra tip.
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March 8th, 2014 at 3:16:28 PM permalink
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I recently booked the 2 bedroom penthouse suite in Bellaigo and was surprised to find out complementary airport pickup/drop off is included. I called them and provided all the important details but failed to ask how it will work.

Anyone have experience with this process for arrival and departure?


Mind if we ask what the suite cost for your trip? Or if you are getting it comped?

Man, I am being nosy today.
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JeffR
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March 9th, 2014 at 6:59:54 AM permalink
I would say just a semi-comp.. I am only a high pearl (green chip player). I got about 150-200 off a night which brought it down to 600/night

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