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Topic: Nationals
Posted By: matwink
Subject: Nationals
Date Posted: 02/22/2019 at 10:11pm
Nationals...???

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Posted By: mts388
Date Posted: 02/22/2019 at 11:28pm
Originally posted by matwink matwink wrote:

Nationals...???


It's a secret.  I heard they would release the information in the middle of February.  Las Vegas for sure, with a more traditional format, but that's all I know.

I think the dates are July 1st-6th.


Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 02/23/2019 at 12:56am
Originally posted by mts388 mts388 wrote:

Originally posted by matwink matwink wrote:

Nationals...???


It's a secret.  I heard they would release the information in the middle of February.  Las Vegas for sure, with a more traditional format, but that's all I know.

I think the dates are July 1st-6th.

The Dates are July 1-6 and will be held in Las Vegas. Unless a decision was changed entry fee will be a flat fee whether you enter 1 event or 8 or what ever the limit will be. They were trying to put out the entry (paper entry) and online entry at the same time and it was hopefully gonna be this Friday 2-22. Evidently they haven't been able to get the online entry set up yet. 


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Posted By: matwink
Date Posted: 02/23/2019 at 9:58am
Thanks. The fact that on their website, they never listed dates or location, is crazy. It's a "5 star" tournament, and it's the end of February. How is that acceptable? I understand the entry form usually comes out late, as it is, but usually they have the dates of the tournament up, with a location.

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Posted By: mts388
Date Posted: 02/23/2019 at 11:29pm
Originally posted by matwink matwink wrote:

Thanks. The fact that on their website, they never listed dates or location, is crazy. It's a "5 star" tournament, and it's the end of February. How is that acceptable? I understand the entry form usually comes out late, as it is, but usually they have the dates of the tournament up, with a location.


The USATT has never had anyone that understood marketing.

The one fee for all events will again create many defaults.


Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/01/2019 at 4:28pm
online entry and paper entry are now available for the US Nationals. There are 2 fee structure opens. A flat 250.00 (early bird entry) and 325.00 after early bird. Also there is a 80.00 per event fee option. 7 event limit. 

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Posted By: osmar92
Date Posted: 03/01/2019 at 6:19pm
What is an official ball? 


Posted By: ericd937
Date Posted: 03/01/2019 at 6:19pm
What is the player lounge for 50 dollars? 
What is the VIP package for 99 dollars? 
Does the VIP package include the player lounge? 

You would think if they wanted to sell those extras, they would give some kind of explanation as to what is included. 


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Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/01/2019 at 6:33pm
Originally posted by ericd937 ericd937 wrote:

What is the player lounge for 50 dollars? 
What is the VIP package for 99 dollars? 
Does the VIP package include the player lounge? 

You would think if they wanted to sell those extras, they would give some kind of explanation as to what is included. 
If you had looked at all the pages on the entry form  it tells you what is included in each package. It's on page 8 of the entry form. 

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Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/01/2019 at 6:45pm
Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

online entry and paper entry are now available for the US Nationals. There are 2 fee structure opens. A flat 250.00 (early bird entry) and 325.00 after early bird. Also there is a 80.00 per event fee option. 7 event limit. 
Just another note. The Rating event eligibility date is 4/11/ 2019.


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Posted By: pgpg
Date Posted: 03/01/2019 at 8:19pm
Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

online entry and paper entry are now available for the US Nationals. There are 2 fee structure opens. A flat 250.00 (early bird entry) and 325.00 after early bird. Also there is a 80.00 per event fee option. 7 event limit. 
Just another note. The Rating event eligibility date is 4/11/ 2019.

~3 month grace period is too high, IMHO. Not sure what's the reasoning here.


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Posted By: ericd937
Date Posted: 03/01/2019 at 9:12pm
Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

Originally posted by ericd937 ericd937 wrote:

What is the player lounge for 50 dollars? 
What is the VIP package for 99 dollars? 
Does the VIP package include the player lounge? 

You would think if they wanted to sell those extras, they would give some kind of explanation as to what is included. 
If you had looked at all the pages on the entry form  it tells you what is included in each package. It's on page 8 of the entry form. 

Okay, I found it. But what kind of drinks and snacks do they typically have in the players lounge? Is it candy and sugary junk or do they have healthy stuff like fruit, sports drinks, protein bars, and real food? 


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Posted By: mts388
Date Posted: 03/01/2019 at 10:17pm
Originally posted by ericd937 ericd937 wrote:

What is the player lounge for 50 dollars? 
What is the VIP package for 99 dollars? 
Does the VIP package include the player lounge? 

You would think if they wanted to sell those extras, they would give some kind of explanation as to what is included. 


Are you going to make the trip and play?


Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/01/2019 at 10:18pm
Originally posted by pgpg pgpg wrote:

Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

online entry and paper entry are now available for the US Nationals. There are 2 fee structure opens. A flat 250.00 (early bird entry) and 325.00 after early bird. Also there is a 80.00 per event fee option. 7 event limit. 
Just another note. The Rating event eligibility date is 4/11/ 2019.

~3 month grace period is too high, IMHO. Not sure what's the reasoning here.
 It's always been about the much of a grace period. They want people to be able to enter as early as possible that's one reason for the early bird entry fee rate. Since they've separated most of the rating singles to Adult and junior its not that big of issue any more IMO. 


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Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/01/2019 at 10:21pm
Originally posted by ericd937 ericd937 wrote:

Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

Originally posted by ericd937 ericd937 wrote:

What is the player lounge for 50 dollars? 
What is the VIP package for 99 dollars? 
Does the VIP package include the player lounge? 

You would think if they wanted to sell those extras, they would give some kind of explanation as to what is included. 
If you had looked at all the pages on the entry form  it tells you what is included in each package. It's on page 8 of the entry form. 

Okay, I found it. But what kind of drinks and snacks do they typically have in the players lounge? Is it candy and sugary junk or do they have healthy stuff like fruit, sports drinks, protein bars, and real food? 
it was a combination of every thing you mentioned. 


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Posted By: Eric Fountain
Date Posted: 03/01/2019 at 10:54pm
"at minimum, 40 (of 120) courts will be matted"

Welp that's a no go. 

UPDATE: All courts will be matted! Good job Joola and USATT.


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Posted By: benfb
Date Posted: 03/01/2019 at 11:09pm
Originally posted by Eric Fountain Eric Fountain wrote:

"at minimum, 40 (of 120) courts will be matted"

Welp that's a no go. 
That won't stop me from going but it is a major letdown.  They have all those matting from last year and they just couldn't wrap their heads around the necessity of having good flooring every year.

And while I'm venting about mistakes in their planning, they've taken a major step back in doubles events.  The age doubles events are there as always, but i always discount those because they're SE and it's too easy to run into someone like Danny Seemiller.  However, there are only two other doubles events: U3200 and U4200.

I understand that the Open in December was a big flop, but from a doubles point of view, this is the worst they've offered in years.  Last's years ABCD doubles was good, but they make a mistake by putting in on Saturday.  Or they could have gone back to prior years with U2700, U3200, U3700, U4200, or something similar.  But, really all of those events should be RR.

I miss Gordy already.  Now there's no one left at USATT who understands anything about the table tennis playing public.



Posted By: danseemiller
Date Posted: 03/02/2019 at 7:24am
Late entry again. The last several years every Nationals and U.S. Open entry entry was late with one excuse or another. No prize money for rating or age events?
$3,000. for the winner. In 1985 it was $5,000. for 1st. Why such resistance to giving a decent prize for the winners? 
It's disappointing that these events are so poorly managed. There is so much that could be done for the members.



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Posted By: mts388
Date Posted: 03/02/2019 at 11:58am
Last year during the Nationals there was a beer pong tournament at the Westgate Hotel.  The prize money was over $100,000.

Dan, what spending should be cut back to free up prize money?  Does the USATT have a nice surplus every year? 


Posted By: heavyspin
Date Posted: 03/02/2019 at 1:42pm
Originally posted by danseemiller danseemiller wrote:

Late entry again. The last several years every Nationals and U.S. Open entry entry was late with one excuse or another. No prize money for rating or age events?
$3,000. for the winner. In 1985 it was $5,000. for 1st. Why such resistance to giving a decent prize for the winners? 
It's disappointing that these events are so poorly managed. There is so much that could be done for the members.


To add to your point Dan, I lost in the semi's of the u2200 at the 1992 Nationals and my prize was $200.


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Posted By: Ieyasu
Date Posted: 03/02/2019 at 1:54pm
Originally posted by danseemiller danseemiller wrote:

Late entry again. The last several years every Nationals and U.S. Open entry entry was late with one excuse or another. No prize money for rating or age events?
$3,000. for the winner. In 1985 it was $5,000. for 1st. Why such resistance to giving a decent prize for the winners? 
It's disappointing that these events are so poorly managed. There is so much that could be done for the members.


$3K for the winner of the US Nationals??? LOL

After reading the above, I saw that last year's total prize money for the Nationals was $50,000.  This year's national championship PICKLEBALL tournament has a total cash purse of $75,000.  


Posted By: Pushblocker
Date Posted: 03/02/2019 at 2:05pm
No money in age and ratings events is a joke.. However, I may just play the Open.. $80 isn't too bad..





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Posted By: benfb
Date Posted: 03/02/2019 at 9:18pm
Originally posted by danseemiller danseemiller wrote:

Late entry again. The last several years every Nationals and U.S. Open entry entry was late with one excuse or another. No prize money for rating or age events?
$3,000. for the winner. In 1985 it was $5,000. for 1st. Why such resistance to giving a decent prize for the winners? 
It's disappointing that these events are so poorly managed. There is so much that could be done for the members.

The real problem here is a lack of transparency for the Nationals and US Open.  There should be public report on a complete breakdown of all expenses and incomes, so that people can actually analyze why things are being done that way.  Instead, it's all kept under wraps and it's a mystery.


Posted By: osmar92
Date Posted: 03/04/2019 at 11:08am
i did not find info about a ball. 


Posted By: jfolsen
Date Posted: 03/04/2019 at 11:21am
Originally posted by osmar92 osmar92 wrote:

i did not find info about a ball. 
 
It's in the prospectus:

Equipment: Tables and nets: TO BE DETERMINED. Balls: Nittaku Premium 40+ (White).



Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/04/2019 at 12:20pm
The official tournament hotel is not exactly offering a very good deal. 109.00 a night and it’s not even a hotel/casino. Lol.

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Posted By: osmar92
Date Posted: 03/04/2019 at 12:28pm
Originally posted by jfolsen jfolsen wrote:

Originally posted by osmar92 osmar92 wrote:

i did not find info about a ball. 
 
It's in the prospectus:

Equipment: Tables and nets: TO BE DETERMINED. Balls: Nittaku Premium 40+ (White).

Thx 


Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/12/2019 at 5:30pm
One last thing. There’s no free T-Shirt for players entering the tournament either. Of course now that I think about it I don’t think we got free shirts at last years Nationals either.

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Posted By: danseemiller
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 5:56am
Tables to be determined? That's a 1st for USATT.

Entry form without a table make is not even a legal entry form.


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Posted By: Pushblocker
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 8:26am
Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

The official tournament hotel is not exactly offering a very good deal. 109.00 a night and it’s not even a hotel/casino. Lol.
$109 per night in Vegas in July? LOL
You can stay in a 4* in Vegas for $30/night or lest... so I doubt that a lot of people will pick the official Hotel.. The Westgate which is not a bad Hotel is like $24 per night for that time..


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Posted By: mentortt
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 8:59am
We lived in Renaissance hotel last year. Good hotel. We book at last minute with no deal. The price is 93.00/night. The current USATT price is 109/night. I checked web link they provided. Turned out it needs to pay additional 30/night. "Please note-USD 30 daily destination fee added to the room rate includes 2 one-way monorail passes, whiskey/wine tasting and more"

So almost 139/night. USATT staff on this forum, can you check that?  Anyway, I think it is too early to book. Las Vegas hotel should not that expensive.



Originally posted by Pushblocker Pushblocker wrote:

Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

The official tournament hotel is not exactly offering a very good deal. 109.00 a night and it’s not even a hotel/casino. Lol.
$109 per night in Vegas in July? LOL
You can stay in a 4* in Vegas for $30/night or lest... so I doubt that a lot of people will pick the official Hotel.. The Westgate which is not a bad Hotel is like $24 per night for that time..


Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 9:55am
Well here’s some actual good news regarding the Nationals. All tables will be on the matted flooring. I would have posted this last night but they wanted to announce it first in the Usatt insider email first.

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Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 11:38am
Originally posted by Pushblocker Pushblocker wrote:

Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

The official tournament hotel is not exactly offering a very good deal. 109.00 a night and it’s not even a hotel/casino. Lol.
$109 per night in Vegas in July? LOL
You can stay in a 4* in Vegas for $30/night or lest... so I doubt that a lot of people will pick the official Hotel.. The Westgate which is not a bad Hotel is like $24 per night for that time..
You might want to have mentioned that the 24 a night room rate doesn’t include the 34 to 40 resort fee depending on how the room was booked through.

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Posted By: pgpg
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 11:50am
Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

Originally posted by Pushblocker Pushblocker wrote:

Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

The official tournament hotel is not exactly offering a very good deal. 109.00 a night and it’s not even a hotel/casino. Lol.
$109 per night in Vegas in July? LOL
You can stay in a 4* in Vegas for $30/night or lest... so I doubt that a lot of people will pick the official Hotel.. The Westgate which is not a bad Hotel is like $24 per night for that time..
You might want to have mentioned that the 24 a night room rate doesn’t include the 34 to 40 resort fee depending on how the room was booked through.

True, but then it looks like official hotel has 'Destination fee' of 30$, which is not trivial either. "Resort fee', 'Destination fee' - same thing.


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Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 12:27pm
Originally posted by danseemiller danseemiller wrote:

Tables to be determined? That's a 1st for USATT.

Entry form without a table make is not even a legal entry form.
Tables will be Joola.

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Posted By: benfb
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 1:51pm
Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

Well here’s some actual good news regarding the Nationals. All tables will be on the matted flooring. I would have posted this last night but they wanted to announce it first in the Usatt insider email first.
This is likely the single best thing USATT has done for Nationals in like 30 years.  Given them all the Congressional Medal of Honor.

And then put them in front of a firing squad for cutting back on the doubles events.Confused


Posted By: Pushblocker
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 3:14pm
Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

Originally posted by Pushblocker Pushblocker wrote:

Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

The official tournament hotel is not exactly offering a very good deal. 109.00 a night and it’s not even a hotel/casino. Lol.
$109 per night in Vegas in July? LOL
You can stay in a 4* in Vegas for $30/night or lest... so I doubt that a lot of people will pick the official Hotel.. The Westgate which is not a bad Hotel is like $24 per night for that time..
You might want to have mentioned that the 24 a night room rate doesn’t include the 34 to 40 resort fee depending on how the room was booked through.
In 2016, the resort fee was $25, so the total was $50 per night.. Still beats the $109


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Posted By: mts388
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 3:42pm
I just booked the Westgate for $80 a night including resort fee and taxes.

I just noticed that the we're playing in S1 which is close to the Renaissance.  The North halls are good for the Westgate.


Posted By: mentortt
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 4:22pm
Last year, the official hotel is westgate. It is 59+25+13% tax. I really hope USATT can negotiate with renaissance hotel to waive 30 dollar fee. Assuming five-day play. It is 150 dollars.  That is fee for nothing. If that is the case, westgate is the better choice with a long walk. 

Also, several people mention that the reward price for this year US national is a joke. This is another topic. 

Originally posted by mts388 mts388 wrote:

I just booked the Westgate for $80 a night including resort fee and taxes.

I just noticed that the we're playing in S1 which is close to the Renaissance.  The North halls are good for the Westgate.


Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 4:27pm
Originally posted by Pushblocker Pushblocker wrote:

Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

Originally posted by Pushblocker Pushblocker wrote:

Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

The official tournament hotel is not exactly offering a very good deal. 109.00 a night and it’s not even a hotel/casino. Lol.
$109 per night in Vegas in July? LOL
You can stay in a 4* in Vegas for $30/night or lest... so I doubt that a lot of people will pick the official Hotel.. The Westgate which is not a bad Hotel is like $24 per night for that time..
You might want to have mentioned that the 24 a night room rate doesn’t include the 34 to 40 resort fee depending on how the room was booked through.
In 2016, the resort fee was $25, so the total was $50 per night.. Still beats the $109
The resort fee now is anywhere from 33.99 to 38.54 depending on who you booked your reservation with. Either way it beats 109.

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Posted By: CoachMcAfee
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 4:51pm
Just checked on Expedia and the lowest priced hotel on the strip during that week was the Stratosphere at $59 per night plus the resort fees.  Most hotels were $89 and up plus fees.

Coach McAfee


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Posted By: stiltt
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 5:21pm
Airbnb across the convention center, $37 a night, 1 bedroom, 1 br, wifi...it seems like a no brainer to me. Example:  http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16518127?guests=1&adults=1" rel="nofollow - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16518127?guests=1&adults=1  (not necessarily available for the nationals, it's just an example.)
For the typical $100 an hotel costs per night including all those hidden fees, people can get a 3 bedroom condo with a view on the strip. Airbnb are not the only ones in that business.
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Posted By: Eric Fountain
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 5:34pm
Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

Well here’s some actual good news regarding the Nationals. All tables will be on the matted flooring. I would have posted this last night but they wanted to announce it first in the Usatt insider email first.

Oh damn, nice, I'm coming then. It will force me to get into some kind of shape in the lead up so I don't just waste all that money and embarass myself, and I kind of need that arbitrary kick in the ass right now.


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Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/13/2019 at 5:41pm
Originally posted by Eric Fountain Eric Fountain wrote:

Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

Well here’s some actual good news regarding the Nationals. All tables will be on the matted flooring. I would have posted this last night but they wanted to announce it first in the Usatt insider email first.

Oh damn, nice, I'm coming then. It will force me to get into some kind of shape in the lead up so I don't just waste all that money and embarass myself, and I kind of need that arbitrary kick in the ass right now.
You should start by coming up to the Spttc April tournament.

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Posted By: Gordy
Date Posted: 03/15/2019 at 3:34am
"So almost 139/night. USATT staff on this forum, can you check that? Anyway, I think it is too early to book. Las Vegas hotel should not that expensive."

I am not USATT staff anymore but I will ask.

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Posted By: Gordy
Date Posted: 03/15/2019 at 3:37pm
All -

I did check with USATT Headquarters about this matter. If you book within the USATT block at the hotel, the $30/day "resort fee" will be waived. I was also informed that the $30 fee will appear on your bill, but on checkout it will be removed (it has to do with an internal IT issue they have that does not allow them to remove it from the initial bill)...but you will not be charged the fee. So the room rate is $109 + tax only. Please also keep in mind that this hotel is steps from the South Hall entrance.

Make sure to use the booking code to avoid any issues!

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Posted By: mentortt
Date Posted: 03/15/2019 at 3:52pm
Thanks!


Posted By: benfb
Date Posted: 03/26/2019 at 1:50am
Just curious if anyone made any cheaper reservations for the Nationals?  The best I've found for the Westgate is $49 + resort fee (so figure around $85/night).


Posted By: tabletenischicagocom
Date Posted: 03/26/2019 at 9:40am
I found hotels starting $21 (Circus Circus), $33 (Stratosphere) on Expedia


Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/26/2019 at 10:07am
You can book directly with Westgate. Rate is 41.59 plus resort fee so somewhere between 75-80. I got my for 60 a night with the resort fee. 

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Posted By: benfb
Date Posted: 03/26/2019 at 11:27am
Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

You can book directly with Westgate. Rate is 41.59 plus resort fee so somewhere between 75-80. I got my for 60 a night with the resort fee. 
That's a good price. How did you manage that?


Posted By: Vince64
Date Posted: 03/26/2019 at 11:35am
Originally posted by benfb benfb wrote:

Originally posted by Vince64 Vince64 wrote:

You can book directly with Westgate. Rate is 41.59 plus resort fee so somewhere between 75-80. I got my for 60 a night with the resort fee. 
That's a good price. How did you manage that?
At Hotwire.com with their hot rate deal which could have been 1!of 4 different hotels but every time I’ve booked it that way it’s always been the Westgate that came up. Right now that deal isn’t available but it changes from week to week.

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Posted By: mts388
Date Posted: 03/26/2019 at 12:55pm
The best I could do is $68 including resort fee.  The hotel was $30 and the resort fee $38.


Posted By: Eric Fountain
Date Posted: 04/15/2019 at 12:16am
Westgate: With a Sunday check in and staying 5 nights or less (not pushing into Friday/weekend where it gets expensive), Priceline looks the cheapest at this exact moment (Express deal, 4-star Casino Hotel, Convention Center, 36% off, has "Premium" and "Signature" room options like Westgate). Hotwire (with 30% Hot Rate deal) is a little more. Both $27-29/night, plus $34-39 resort scam fee, plus taxes. Example: 5 nights (checking in Sunday) Priceline total 348.20, Hotwire 371.49, Prestigia about 377. Westgate website 437.54.

Can anyone vouch for the $50 Players Longue? Nice place to rest, decent snacks, worth it??

For Amazon Prime members, looks like Prime Now serves the area (grocery/misc. items, big selection, free delivery after $35 or so plus tip). Works really well here in Portland at least. Could save a trek out to Walgreens and back. They also do restaurant delivery for an extra fee.


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Posted By: jfolsen
Date Posted: 04/15/2019 at 11:32am
Originally posted by Eric Fountain Eric Fountain wrote:

Westgate: With a Sunday check in and staying 5 nights or less (not pushing into Friday/weekend where it gets expensive), Priceline looks the cheapest at this exact moment (Express deal, 4-star Casino Hotel, Convention Center, 36% off, has "Premium" and "Signature" room options like Westgate). Hotwire (with 30% Hot Rate deal) is a little more. Both $27-29/night, plus $34-39 resort scam fee, plus taxes. Example: 5 nights (checking in Sunday) Priceline total 348.20, Hotwire 371.49, Prestigia about 377. Westgate website 437.54.

Can anyone vouch for the $50 Players Longue? Nice place to rest, decent snacks, worth it??

For Amazon Prime members, looks like Prime Now serves the area (grocery/misc. items, big selection, free delivery after $35 or so plus tip). Works really well here in Portland at least. Could save a trek out to Walgreens and back. They also do restaurant delivery for an extra fee.
 
I used the Player's Lounge at the US Open in December, well worth the money. It had a locker you could store your stuff, free drinks and snacks and a seating area that overlooked court #1. If it's like that I would spend the $50 in a heartbeat. Snacks were everything from chips to cookies and fresh fruit.



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