Hmpf. Wasn't Booking.com's app supposed to give you a deal for booking last-minute? Apparently not as we found that same rate again on Expedia.
We looked at Booking.com's Tonight app again today and saw The Venetian was listed at a 45 percent discount of $229 a night. That sounded like a good deal but when we went over to the Venetian site, they too were offering rooms tonight for $229. Not very convincing, Booking.com.
We're not ready to write off Booking.com completely. When you're deal shopping for hotels, it doesn't hurt to cross-check, double-check and check again all the various booking apps and sites. But Booking.com may not be at the top of our list.
In the end, we booked the all-suite, non-smoking, non-gaming and slightly boring Signature at MGM Grand as it was $99 on Expedia (versus $105 on the hotel's website) and we knew we'd have a quiet and convenient place to work. It's not the last-minute discount we were hoping for but in total it's about the same price as one night at the Cosmo. C'est la budget decisions.