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Old 10-22-04, 02:30 PM
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Favorite hotel in Vegas?

Where do you like to stay on in Vegas?
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I've only been there 3 times - Tropicana, Aladdin(new one) , and Gold Coast (free). I'd like to stay somewhere different every time I go for awhile. That being said we're probably staying at the Flamingo next trip.
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My favorite so far is NYNY.

I've stayed at:

Luxor
NYNY
MGM Grand
Bellagio
Imperial Palace
Four Queens
Riviera
Travelodge
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I've only been there twice, but I stayed at the Las Vegas Club the first time. We only stayed there because it was really cheap, and we were noobs. Last summer I stayed at the Tropicana and the Excalibur. I wouldn't recommend any of those places, well I guess the Tropicana is all right as a hotel, but the casino sucks.

Next summer I plan on staying at the MGM Grand.
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I spent a week at the Flamingo, but it was back in the Timeshare area. Full kitchen, big whirlpool bath, nice. Iím working on finding a trade for my Florida timeshare.

The poker room is small but good for fishing.

I got comped at the Bellagio a few years back. Believe it or not, the rooms there werenít anything spectacular.

The Sahara is a dump.

Got a $25 room at the Horseshoe. Another dump, but whaddya expect for 25 bucks.

Iíve stayed at a few others. Nothing special. I used to travel a lot, and my minimum was a La Quinta or Best Western. Except for the Horseshoe and Sahara, all the places Iíve stayed were a notch above or better.
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I've stayed at:

NYNY x 1
MGM x 3
Luxor x 3
Mandalay Bay x 1
Tropicana x 1
Imperial Palace x 1
Venetian x 1
Paris x 1
Bellagio x 1
Monte Carlo x 3
Sahara x 1
New Orleans x 1

I think Monte Carlo, Luxor and MGM are all about the same for me. Each has things I like and dislike.

Jesus, in doing the math, I've been Vegas 19 times since I've turned 21. That's an average of 4 times per year.

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Bellagio - of course, I've only stayed there once since it is expensive.

The Flamingo is my preferred place to stay but I didn't particularly care for it this last time I went.
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Toss-up between Luxor and NYNY. I would prefer Luxor, because it is usually available for a decent price, but it is enormous and can take a while to get in/out of your room. NYNY is in such a great location, and it is very easy to navigate the casino and get to other casinos on foot.

Luxor and NYNY have nice and spacious bathrooms. Mirage, TI, and Flamingo all have tiny bathrooms.
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I like the Palms. Nice rooms, not too massive a place, decent prices during the week (~ $85). Not to mention the women who hang out there!!

Only drawback is that you do have to drive to the Strip. I don't mind that at all, though.
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Stayed everywhere about 1-2 times, and gotta go with NYNY or Mandalay Bay myself.
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I go once a year every year and have stayed at many different places. Back in the days of wagerworks.com deals I got free nights at Bellagio (beyond wonderful), NY NY (nice), Mirage (nice) and Treasure Island (nice). My last 3 trips to Vegas I have stayed downtown at the Union Plaza (okay) because of $20 a night internet specials. They have since changed ownership and don't have great deals anymore. I'm considering going in about a month or so and am looking at Orleans for $20 a night or Boardwalk for $30 a night. I'm going for the specticle of Vegas not for the hotel room which is why I won't pay high prices for just 8 hours a day in the room.
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Favorite overall: Mandalay Bay

places I've stayed:
(roughly in order)

Circus Circus (many times as a young kid, before the mega-resorts)
Excalibur (when it was pretty new)
Tropicanna (21st bday--Emmitt Smith was staying there also)
Riviera (comped by G-pa)
Rio
Mandalay Bay
Flamingo
Mirage (Wagerworks)
Bellagio (Wagerworks)
Harrahs
Mandalay Bay (honeymoon)
Fitgeralds
Hard Rock

I think that's most of them.
Venetian is on the list of places to stay.
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THEhotel (at Mandalay Bay) - my suite there was...well, sweet.

I've also stayed at:
Luxor (nice)
Stardust (old school, but a dump)
Excalibur (would've been cool if I was 5)

My friends and I have agreed that we're going to try out the Hard Rock on the next trip (based on the clientele there that we saw last trip).
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Bellagio - nice room, big bathroom, incredibly nice staff.
Paris - nice room but lousy staff.
Monte Carlo and Harrahs had OK rooms, nothing special.

After a couple of trips to Vegas the room's no big deal.
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Bellagio was the best that I have been to. Got a nice price since it was the middle of the week and work paid for most of it. My favorite, but in Lake Las Vegas is the Hyatt. Damn that place was great. It was actually featured in some Cusak/Roberts movie. Much better than the Ritz next door.

Now I have been to a few and have to pick a new one for Feb. I want to try someplace new everytime. So ... on the board is....

Paris
Venitian
Mandalay
Does Mandalay have a 4 seasons attached to it? I might like that.

Places I have been to but not stayed at and will not stay at are....
MGM
Palms
Excalibur
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Originally posted by Flashback
My favorite, but in Lake Las Vegas is the Hyatt. Damn that place was great. It was actually featured in some Cusak/Roberts movie.
That must have been America's Sweetheart. Not that I've seen it.
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Originally posted by Flashback
Does Mandalay have a 4 seasons attached to it? I might like that.

Yes.

It also has something called THE Hotel at Mandalay.
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The Venitian... stayed at a suite thanks to some friends of my family. Absolutely beautiful.

2nd? The Motel 6 near MGM Grand Cheap and within walking distance
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Originally posted by fumanstan
The Venitian... stayed at a suite thanks to some friends of my family. Absolutely beautiful.

Well...EVERY room at the Venetian is a suite.
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Originally posted by griz
Well...EVERY room at the Venetian is a suite.

I was going to point that out too.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
Yes.

It also has something called THE Hotel at Mandalay.
THE HOTEL ... well excuse me ... the rates would be around 250-300 ... I would have to pay about half of it. Not too bad if it is worth it.
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Originally posted by Flashback
THE HOTEL ... well excuse me ... the rates would be around 250-300 ... I would have to pay about half of it. Not too bad if it is worth it.
It's my favorite place in Vegas (so far). Each suite (well, they're all suites) has 3 TVs: one in the bedroom, a plasma one in the other room, and a small plasma in the bathroom facing the shower. The beds were comfortable. There's a DVD player - great for my friend who stayed in while the rest of us hit the strip club.

It's kind of like you're not staying in Vegas at all, since there is no gaming whatsoever in that tower. It was kind of nice when the cab dropped me off from the airport and I was able to go directly to the lobby and check in, rather than walk a mile through a casino. It was also nice to have a cup of coffee at the cafe or a drink at the bar without having to hear the incessent noise of slot machines. It reminds me of a NY/LA botique hotel.
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Originally posted by DJLinus
It's my favorite place in Vegas (so far). Each suite (well, they're all suites) has 3 TVs: one in the bedroom, a plasma one in the other room, and a small plasma in the bathroom facing the shower. The beds were comfortable. There's a DVD player - great for my friend who stayed in while the rest of us hit the strip club.

It's kind of like you're not staying in Vegas at all, since there is no gaming whatsoever in that tower. It was kind of nice when the cab dropped me off from the airport and I was able to go directly to the lobby and check in, rather than walk a mile through a casino. It was also nice to have a cup of coffee at the cafe or a drink at the bar without having to hear the incessent noise of slot machines. It reminds me of a NY/LA botique hotel.
God, that walk from the desk to the elevators is the worst. Especially leaving, it's almost like the walk of shame And the noise from the slots does get irritating after a short time...but I have to admit that each time I go to a casino I do like to hear it at first...just as a reminder

Place sounds great...I may just have to try this one. I'm sure it's pretty damn good...

Thanks for the info...
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Originally posted by DJLinus

It's kind of like you're not staying in Vegas at all, since there is no gaming whatsoever in that tower. It was kind of nice when the cab dropped me off from the airport and I was able to go directly to the lobby and check in, rather than walk a mile through a casino.
That's one reason why I like the Flamingo. The elevators are directly adjacent to the registration desk. Plus if you do airport check-in (which rocks), it is even easier.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
That's one reason why I like the Flamingo. The elevators are directly adjacent to the registration desk. Plus if you do airport check-in (which rocks), it is even easier.
Yup...and the price/location/pool makes the Flamingo still a great place to stay. That said, I wouldn't mind a cool place that seemed 'out of Vegas' but really in Vegas.

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