Today is the last day of Daily Getaways, which is a five week promotion intended to support US tourism. It offers opportunities to purchase discounted hotel points and travel packages.
I’ve shared my initial thoughts on the packages for sale, including the offers for weeks one and two, and then separately the offers for weeks three, four, and five. Daily Getaways packages go on sale at 1PM ET every weekday, and the more popular packages sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to be fast, if interested.
Here are the basic details of the available packages:
Bellagio package for $2,000 (9 packages available)
- Three nights in a Bellagio Suite at the Bellagio (double occupancy).
- Two tickets to a performance of “O™” by Cirque du Soleil®.
- Dinner for two (2) at any Fine Dining restaurant at Bellagio.
- Two spa treatments, one per person (valued at $500).
- Round-trip airport limo transfers (between McCarran Airport and Bellagio).
- Invited guest check-in at the Bellagio.
- Offer expires March 31, 2017.
MGM Grand package for $1,545 (8 packages available)
- Two consecutive night stay in a Skyline Marquee Suite at the MGM Grand (double occupancy).
- Two (2) tickets to see KA™ by Cirque du Soleil.
- Two (2) one-hour massages at the Grand Spa.
- One (1) dinner for 2 at one of the following MGM Restaurants: Craftsteak, Shibuya, or Pub 1842.
- Round-trip airport transfer from McCarran Airport to/from hotel.
- Offer expires December 30, 2016.
Delano package for $1,750 (8 packages available)
- Three nights in a 1-bedroom Suite at Delano Las Vegas. Maximum 2 people.
- Two tickets to Michael Jackson ONE a Cirque du Soleil® show at Mandalay Bay.
- Two dinners for 2 people at a restaurant of your choice inside Mandalay Bay or Delano Las Vegas.
- Two, 50 minute massages (one per guest) at Bathhouse Spa.
- Round-trip airport limo transfers (between McCarran Airport and Delano Las Vegas).
- Offer expires January 31, 2017. Blackout dates apply for December 30, 2016 – January 2, 2017.
Luxor package for $500 (8 packages available)
- Four consecutive nights in a Tower Deluxe Room at the Luxor (double occupancy).
- 2 VIP tickets (preferred seating) to The Blue Man Group.
- $400 Food & Beverage credit for select Luxor restaurants.
- Offer valid anytime through January 31, 2017. Blackout dates of December 30 and 31, 2016, apply.
Circus Circus package for $150 (8 packages available)
- Three (3) consecutive night stay in a standard room in the West Tower at the Circus Circus Hotel Casino in Las Vegas (double occupancy).
- Breakfast buffet and dinner buffet for 2 people during stay.
- A $75 voucher for The Steak House restaurant inside Circus Circus.
- 1-day passes for two to the Adventuredome Theme Park.
- Offer is valid through December 30, 2016. Subject to availability.
Are these packages a good deal?
These packages cover just about the entire spectrum of MGM properties, from Bellagio to Circus Circus.
If you’re looking for the cheapest possible trip to Vegas, it’s tough to go wrong with paying $150 for three nights at Circus Circus, with a breakfast buffet, dinner buffet, a $75 voucher to The Steak House, and more.
On the high end it’s a bit trickier, given all of the things which the packages include. If you’d actually consume all of the individual components of the package, you’ll definitely come out ahead.
For example, the Bellagio package costs $2,000, but comes with a dinner of up to $400, two spa treatments of up to $500, roundtrip airport transfers, show tickets, etc. At face value all of those things together are worth more than $1,000.
A suite at the Bellagio on the weekend consistently costs $500+ per night, so you’re coming out more than $500 ahead.
But that assumes you’d otherwise pay for a suite, eat at the hotel, get a spa treatment, etc.
Different people value trip add-ons differently, so I think everyone can crunch the numbers for themselves as to whether or not one of those packages is worthwhile. You really have all ends of the spectrum here in terms of hotels. With these packages you’ll definitely come out ahead compared to buying all the components of the package individually. The question is whether or not you value the components of the packages and premium rooms at face value.
Are there any Vegas hotel packages you consider to be an especially good deal?