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Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2015

Post by Dr. Pyro » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:24 am

Back again for its sixth year, and our gift to the entire burner community, Barbie Death Village has negotiated this year's Reno Hotel Deal for burners coming to and leaving from Burning Man. We are once again using the Sands Regency in downtown Reno. It is very similar to last year's deal and certainly cheaper than the internet rate. Here are the details (taxes and resort fees not included, all casinos/resorts in Reno charge them):

Monday, August 24 - Thursday, August 27: $29 (savings: $6)
Friday, August 28 - Saturday, August 29: $59 (savings: $10 and $20)
Sunday, August 30 - Thursday, September 3: $29 (savings: $6 to $40)
Friday, September 4 - Sunday, September 6: $89 (same)
Monday, September 7 - Wednesday, September 9: $39 (new date and price)
Thursday, September 10: $29 (new date and price)
Friday, September 11: $59 (new date and price)

You must call (866) FUN-STAY [(866) 386-7829] and ask for BARBIE15 (the code will be up and running starting sometime on Monday 4/20). We have taken down several floors of rooms, most with two queen beds (unless you ask otherwise). The Sands Regency has a free sauna, large jacuzzi, and steam bath with ice machines on every floor, large swimming pool, and ample free parking. There is even covered free parking you can use for the duration of the week if you're carpooling to the playa. There is a free shuttle to and from the airport and the Sands Regency is five blocks from the Amtrak station.

Never let it be said that Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barbie Death Village) doesn't give back to the burner community. You, my friends, are indeed welcome! See you at the ePlaya Meet & Greet.

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Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2015

Post by Jovankat » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:11 am

Yay! We stayed at the Sands before and after the burn last year thanks to this deal.

I thoroughly recommend asking for a banana AND strawberry milkshake at Mel's Diner there. It was suggested by the waitress our first visit and they mixed up the order nearly every time after so make sure you're clear with them but when they got it right is was AWESOME!

Thanks for this Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro! :)

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Post by trilobyte » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:54 am

And once again, this gets an exception approval and I've gone ahead and made this a sticky thread. Thanks to you and all the Barbiebarians for everything you guys do for the community both on and off the playa.

That's also very fucking great information to point out, covered free parking for carpoolers. That airport shuttle is also crucial, since the Burner Express bus does a pickup at the airport as well. FYI, expect Burner Express details to come in the weeks ahead, and bookings to start in May.

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Post by Dr Dilemma » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:02 pm

Hey thanks guys for setting this up! One question - does anyone know what their parking is like for RVs and other large vehicles? I have a 36' RV and a 40' bus to park overnight.

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Post by lucky420 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:19 pm

they have a big parking lot at the casino and across from the back side of the casino is a gated overflow lot :mrgreen:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by some seeing eye » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:02 pm

This is a great demonstration that each participant or participating camp can so a simple thing well and have a major impact. Thx!
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Post by Jovankat » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:25 pm

Dr Dilemma wrote:Hey thanks guys for setting this up! One question - does anyone know what their parking is like for RVs and other large vehicles? I have a 36' RV and a 40' bus to park overnight.
Lots of uncovered, and thus fine for any height, parking to be had.

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Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2015

Post by Bless » Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:45 pm

Thanks, Doc.

Has anyone tried booking a room yet? I just called and they didn't recognize BARBIE15. Anyone else have this problem?
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:31 am

We just did the final bidding yesterday. Let me contact The Sands and we should be up and running in a day or two. Had the same problem last year. That's what they get for hiring at minimum wage I suppose.

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:09 am

I just got off the phone with the group desk. The code BARBIE15 will become active on Monday, April 20. So cool your jets and wait until then to reserve your rooms. And thank you everyone for the kind words. We are happy to be able to do this year after year. One of these times I might even take advantage of it myself!

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:22 am

OK, there have been a few modest changes, most are for the best. Here is the new pricing (damn management changes):

August 25-27: $35
August 28: $69
August 29: $79
August 30-31: $35
September 1-3: $69
September 4-6: $89

These do not include taxes or resort fee (all casinos in Reno charge it unfortunately). BARBIE15 will be up and running sometime Monday. You will still be using the regular group line: (866) FUN-STAY or (866) 386-7829.

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Post by SoularExplorer » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:30 pm

Thanks for putting this together. Any chance you were able to get a special rate for Monday September 7th?

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:56 pm

What you see is what they offered to do. I wish I could say yes, but I don't work for The Sands nor do I have any real influence. I just give them a bunch of business during the year and they try to accommodate when they can. I'd call the number (and before you do check the internet rates so you can be well prepared) and see if they'll play ball. We live in an imperfect world and things don't always go our way.

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Post by BoyScoutGirl » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:10 pm

Adding in days of the week because that's how my brain works:
Dr. Pyro wrote: Tues-Thurs before gate opens August 25-27: $35
Friday before gate opens August 28: $69
Saturday before gate opens August 29: $79
Gate opening Sunday August 30: $35
First Monday of the event August 31: $35
Tues-Thurs of the event September 1-3: $69
Fri-Sun of the event September 4-6: $89

These do not include taxes or resort fee (all casinos in Reno charge it unfortunately). BARBIE15 will be up and running sometime Monday. You will still be using the regular group line: (866) FUN-STAY or (866) 386-7829.
Do we know the deadline for getting the reservation in, or does that depend on when and how many people sign up?

Thank you as always, Doc.
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:16 pm

I think the deal is good as long as there are rooms available. As of now, there's tons of them left. I was told we could have several floors which would be 60 or more rooms. I wouldn't worry about availability; it has never been a problem in the past and I know some people made the deal as they were driving into Reno.

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Post by MyDearFriend » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:57 am

I love you Doc!!! *smooch*
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Post by Bless » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:26 am

FYI - I just called the reservations line listed above, and they said I need to speak to the "Sales" office instead, which isn't open on the weekend.
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Post by Bless » Fri May 08, 2015 4:33 pm

Just kidding... I called back the main line [(866) 386-7829] and it worked!

Thanks, Doc!
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Post by Zubeneschamali » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:19 am

Thanks Doc, I'll buy you a beer if we see each other at the craps table!

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:19 pm

I have some very happy news everybody! I just renegotiated the Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal with The Sands, and they made some adjustments in our favor! And they extended the discounts until after Burning Man as well. Here are the new rates:

Monday, August 24 - Thursday, August 27: $29 (savings: $6)
Friday, August 28 - Saturday, August 29: $59 (savings: $10 and $20)
Sunday, August 30 - Thursday, September 3: $29 (savings: $6 to $40)
Friday, September 4 - Sunday, September 6: $89 (same)
Monday, September 7 - Wednesday, September 9: $39 (new date and price)
Thursday, September 10: $29 (new date and price)
Friday, September 11: $59 (new date and price)

You will need to call The Sands at (866) FUN-STAY [(866) 386-7829] and ask for BARBIE15.

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Post by Patsh » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:17 pm

Doc, does the discount for after apply to reservations that have already been made?
Should we call again and ask for that, or will they automatically extend the deal to us?

Thanks, Doc, for such a great deal!!
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Post by Dr. Pyro » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:23 am

My guess, and please all it is is a guess, is that they will honor reservations made before yesterday at the new rate. Worse care scenario: Cancel the old reservation and call back and make a new one. I don't stay at The Sands, I only do this to help my campmates and fellow burners. But I think they want to help and want people to come back. I know, if I ran a hotel, I certainly would.

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Post by Zubeneschamali » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:25 am

Hey, $20 is good money. I'm calling in to have them modify my registration this afternoon. Thanks for the update!

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Post by winterdream28 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:24 am

So happy to see this. Thank you so much.

Crossing fingers to get a room again.

Last year this truly made a difference for us.
Stayed the night before and just our setup was so much more relaxed and easy compared to driving 12 he's and straight to set up:) last year I swig by Barbie death camp and said hi to you and thanked you:) girl with crazy dreads;)

Cheers and thanks again
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Post by Wigwam » Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:32 am

You got that right, winterdream. I highly recommend staying over in Reno for a day...or two. I did it on the way out too. Made the whole trip seem like a breeze.

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Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2015

Post by Wizzy » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:46 pm

Hi Guys,

Do you know if the hotel offer is still available now?

I'm travelling from UK and will be staying in Reno for a couple of nights before/after the burn. I will be looking for somewhere to stay and this sounds rather good offer :)


Many thanks in advance !

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:22 pm

It certainly should be. Good luck.

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Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2015

Post by Gillygrrl » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:11 am

Happy Monday everyone! Thanks so much for the gift. Just booked a room for a great price :-D If you see a big bubble cruising across the Playa come jump aboard and say hi!
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Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2015

Post by misfit » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:30 am

sands reno deal still up as of 7-6. rooms still available.
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Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2015

Post by creativecstasy » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:12 pm

FYI, the current rack rate for pre and post playa dates is LESS than this deal. If you haven't booked yet, make sure you check the prices on the website before calling.

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