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latest time to check in

I will be going to Harrahs this weekend, but want to do the boardwalk first, see Margaretaville and make a few stops along the way in other casinos... What is the latest time I can check in..If you are not there by a certain time can they give away your comped room? Thanks.

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1. Re: latest time to check in

Have you considered getting an answer from where you are staying, or do you really have more faith in anonymous online posters?


Sterling, Illinois
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2. Re: latest time to check in

I have checked in at Harrah's in Las Vegas at 1:00 AM before because my flight didn't even get in until midnight. I would guess Harrahs in AC would be the same. Give them a call and find out for sure.

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3. Re: latest time to check in

and if you are going to be really late checking in, I'd call and tell them so that they do hold the reservation.

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4. Re: latest time to check in

I believe reservations are guaranteed until 9pm unless a late check-in is noted. Definitely give them a call and let them know you will be late.


Edited: 6:41 am, May 23, 2013
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5. Re: latest time to check in

As others have said, you need to call Harrah's (the hotel, not the central reservations number) and ask someone at the front desk there.

But I'll say that in December, I checked in at Showboat after midnight with no problems. I called in advance to let the front desk know I would be arriving that late.

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What time do you anticipate arriving in town?

Typically checking in later will mean that more of the desirable rooms have already been taken, leaving you to choose from a pool of "less desirable" rooms. Especially on a weekend........ This is of course a holiday weekend, and that won't make things any better for you.

I strongly suggest you stop first at Harrahs, check in and then head over to the boardwalk.

Edited: 9:05 am, May 23, 2013
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If you have a host and your room has been personally assigned - speak to your host and note your desired time of arrival - I might leave out the checking out other casinos part. I have had my host contact me several times saying the front desk wanted to give my room away and was I on the way....then you will be fine.

If not, its memorial day weekend - they could be overbooked or as CS said the good rooms go fast - I would check in first - check the room - dump my stuff and then go where ever you wish. If you are comped on a popular holiday weekend - be sure to give your host property some play


Izmir, Turkey
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8. Re: latest time to check in

I've been told reservations fall off the books at 2am. Specifically at Harrah's actually.

Staten Island, New...
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9. Re: latest time to check in

Thank you everyone. For the person who said "why don't you call them" the reason, not that I have to give it, is that my cell phone was not working. I thought this would be the easiest way....I want to thank the nice people for their responses. I did get in touch today and its 8PM and if after that to call to let them know you are still coming.... thanks again nice people....

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It is nice that you thanked everyone for free advice. And thanked them twice.