So our arrival in Vietnam was mostly uneventful. Took like 30 minutes to get our visas, but once they fixed the toner in their printer, we were good to go.
Allyson, the clever girl she is, emailed a hotel to come pick us up, so there was someone waiting with a sign for us. We got to bypass the scams all together.
We're staying at a place called the Moment Hotel - so far so good. In fact, better than good. For $50/night you get a luxury hotel. Check out the pictures below - very nice!