No matter happens to you in Las Vegas during Super Bowl weekend 2024, you might not be staying in Vegas. You might want to commute.
Some room prices are already out of control.
MGM Resorts Rooms: $10,000 a Pop
My dad and stepmother recently visited Las Vegas to see Adele’s show at Caesars. (Their review: 15/10, the most spectacular show they’ve ever seen.) They used my dad’s Amex Platinum Card Fine Hotels & Resorts benefits to stay a couple of nights next door(ish) at Bellagio. (Read about my Bellagio FHR stay a couple of years ago.)
My parents stayed in a standard king room facing the pool. (Complimentary upgrades weren’t available because the place was — allegedly — full.) They paid something like $200 or $300 a night. That’s nothing shocking, given it’s Bellagio on a weekend night.
But one employee said something to them along the lines of, “That same room is going for $11,000 a night during Super Bowl.” (The NFL championship game is in Las Vegas on February 11, 2024.)
Again, this is for a no-frills room. It’s at Bellagio, which is a darn nice property and its location is fantastic. But 11 large?
So, I went to MGM Resorts’ website. They aren’t selling rooms. My dad — an old convention and tourism industry pro — said they were probably available on an online travel agency (OTA) or other third party site.
Sure enough, both LasVegas.com and Vegas.com have some insane rates — for MGM Resorts properties. (Bellagio is an MGM Resorts hotel.)
Luxor for a $10,000 a night? Are. You. Kidding. Me?
Heck, anything less than an entire floor with everything included for $10,000 a night is insane. (Well. At least for my tastes.) One would think this is a glitch. But if MGM Resorts employees are talking about it, MGM Resorts isn’t selling the rooms themselves, and the popular Vegas OTAs are booking them for $10k a night — something’s going on.
All is not lost. But if you want to go to Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend, I’d book a room now. (I’m already making plans — afterall, my Minnesota Vikings will be playing in the game 😉 ).
Notice that Westgate (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton) is selling rooms for an average of $675 a night.
My recently-reupped Caesars Diamond status may come in handy. Caesars Palace is asking a fraction of its neighboring Bellagio’s $11,000 rate.
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino (which will/may/could become a Hyatt?) is even better.
Some standard Las Vegas hotel rooms are already priced at $10,000 a night for Super Bowl weekend 2024. That seems to be limited to MGM Resorts properties. I mean, most of them are great hotels but, come on: $10,000 a night at Excalibur? Gross.
Don’t fret. There are still some deals to be had. But I wouldn’t wait if you really want to be in Vegas for the big game next February.
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