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    g3k_
    General rogue

  • g3k_
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    Originally posted by glitch View Post
    Las Vegas Hilton is very close to the Riv and has rooms for about $60 a night. It may not be as convenient as staying at the riv, but it's still walking distance.
    Well with the new price of 89$ staying at the Riv isn't looking so bad afterall :3

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  • glitch
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  • glitch
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    Las Vegas Hilton is very close to the Riv and has rooms for about $60 a night. It may not be as convenient as staying at the riv, but it's still walking distance.

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  • Deviant Ollam
    Semi-Professional Swearer

  • Deviant Ollam
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    just reserved my room... and was told something rather odd by the girl with whom i was speaking. she stated that the room rates at the Riv for mid-week stays are $130 or more, and that i would be best served as extending my DEFCON room rate of $102 for the duration of my time there (which will extend before and after the DEFCON weekend itself)

    i was under the impression that the Riviera's mid-week rate was something wicked cheap, like $79. is that no longer the case?

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  • AltF4Warrior
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  • AltF4Warrior
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    Yea, Hydruh is correct. Cool. I'm booked too. Had to call it in, but whatever.

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  • hydruh
    Poet Philosopher

  • hydruh
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    Originally posted by g3k_ View Post
    You just can't register online, you have to call in. kkthx.
    Aah, yes. Thanks!

    S

    edit: 1-800-634-6753

    edit2: I'm all booked. BRING ON THE CON
    hydruh
    Poet Philosopher
    Last edited by hydruh; April 20, 2009, 13:04.

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  • g3k_
    General rogue

  • g3k_
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    Originally posted by hydruh View Post
    The Riv web site is telling me that the DefCon block is already full. So ... shit.

    S
    That was just announced on Thursday.....

    [edit] fuck it, I confirmed. The blocks are not full. You just can't register online, you have to call in. kkthx.

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  • hydruh
    Poet Philosopher

  • hydruh
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    The Riv web site is telling me that the DefCon block is already full. So ... shit.

    S

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  • AltF4Warrior
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  • AltF4Warrior
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    The Riv looks like they've upped their rates to $139 a night for Fri/Sat. Is that "Defcon discount" a go? I'm hearing unconfirmed reports of a $102 per night deal.

    EDIT: My first post? Have I really lurked that much?

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  • sintax_error
    DC949 Alchemist

  • sintax_error
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    I was referring to the Riv specifically, but you're absolutely right erehwon, CC and IP are definitely the way to go if you wanna save a buck or 2, and are not far distance wise, CircusĀ² obviously the closest. Personally, I tend to shell out a bit for a stay in Vegas longer than 2 nights. A couple hundred dollars extra for the quality of room, service, and overall atmosphere is worth it in my book. And a close by monorail stop, if not one at the hotel itself is a must for me.

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  • erehwon
    nowhere

  • erehwon
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    Originally posted by sintax_error View Post
    Poolplayer's con is the only event anywhere near DEFCON's timeframe (aside from the 170 attendee family reunion taking place 2 weeks after DC) Phone recon looks bleak for getting those event rates for con time.
    Convention wise, its pretty slim pickings, there is the World Shoe Association that brings in 28,000 attendees, & closest, cheapest hotel of the bunch is Circus Circus at an average rate of $63 a night. However you could stay at the Imperial Palace which also a WSA event hotel and has an average daily rate around $39 a night. Worth consideration in staying there is the RollerCon roller derby convention going on from July 29th through August 2nd.

    Mind you, there are some fun conventions in the weeks after Defcon, there is the Associated Locksmiths of America Conference August 12th to the 15th. and at the Alexis Park on August 5th to the 9th there is the Lifestyle Convention.

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  • sintax_error
    DC949 Alchemist

  • sintax_error
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
    the Riv themselves won't tell you... but if you can ever find out what other cons are happening that weekend, check with the reservations line about getting their rate as opposed to ours. anyone have intel on that?
    Poolplayer's con is the only event anywhere near DEFCON's timeframe (aside from the 170 attendee family reunion taking place 2 weeks after DC) Phone recon looks bleak for getting those event rates for con time.

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  • valkyrie
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  • valkyrie
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    Originally posted by erehwon View Post
    Previous years when the Defcon rate was sold out, I have booked rooms under other conventions in the same hotel, one year was with the darter's, the front desk never had a noticeable problem with it.

    While $102 a night is not bad for the Riv, and I understand the reasoning for that rate, the Sahara down the road is offering standard rooms at rock bottom prices, for a stay from Thursday July 30th to Sunday August 2nd, the total rate with estimated tax is just shy of $235.00

    On the flip side, Stay in the main conference hotel whenever possible! which is good advice from How to Enjoy a Convention
    I am doing just that! Slinging a bear (and geek) proof yeti-net. in the garage, high up so no one's can see me! :-) Ahhhhhh! the silence!

    See y'all at DC101 on Thursday!

    Regards,

    valkyrie
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  • erehwon
    nowhere

  • erehwon
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
    the Riv themselves won't tell you... but if you can ever find out what other cons are happening that weekend, check with the reservations line about getting their rate as opposed to ours. anyone have intel on that?
    Previous years when the Defcon rate was sold out, I have booked rooms under other conventions in the same hotel, one year was with the darter's, the front desk never had a noticeable problem with it.

    While $102 a night is not bad for the Riv, and I understand the reasoning for that rate, the Sahara down the road is offering standard rooms at rock bottom prices, for a stay from Thursday July 30th to Sunday August 2nd, the total rate with estimated tax is just shy of $235.00

    On the flip side, Stay in the main conference hotel whenever possible! which is good advice from How to Enjoy a Convention

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  • hydruh
    Poet Philosopher

  • hydruh
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
    the Riv themselves won't tell you... but if you can ever find out what other cons are happening that weekend, check with the reservations line about getting their rate as opposed to ours. anyone have intel on that?
    Rumor had it that we have the place to ourselves this year.

    S

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  • Deviant Ollam
    Semi-Professional Swearer

  • Deviant Ollam
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    Re: If you DON'T stay at the Riv, where DO you stay?

    the Riv themselves won't tell you... but if you can ever find out what other cons are happening that weekend, check with the reservations line about getting their rate as opposed to ours. anyone have intel on that?

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