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Old 01-10-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR / Las Vegas, NV
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I missed the airport shuttle question. Casino resorts don't offer shuttles. You can catch one easily enough at the airport (or reserve in advance through your travel agent) for maybe $8/person. But if there's going to be more than two of you, then a taxi would be a better value at it will be around $20 (+ tip) to most Strip locations. (Tell the cab driver to *not* take the tunnel.) Heck, a limo for ~$50 (+ tip) might be worth a slight splurge...at least for your arrival.
Some do.

Shuttle Service at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino | SunCoastCasino.com

http://static.boydgaming.net/samstow...edule-2012.pdf
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:57 PM
 
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Fair enough. That's actually good information to know. I don't believe Strip casinos offer a shuttle, though.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:07 PM
 
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Fair enough. That's actually good information to know. I don't believe Strip casinos offer a shuttle, though.
Influence from the taxicab authority again. Same thing that did in the monorail before it even got started.
You gotta love this town.

I used to travel extensively for business and all of the hotels had shuttles. Here? No way. The Suncoast is way out in Summerlin and caters more towards a business crowd, so it makes sense for them to offer the service.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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Oh...and don't bother staying Friday or Saturday night unless you enjoy paying double/triple the weekday rates, wading through bigger crowds and longer queues etc. A Sunday night on the Strip is better than a Friday night in "90%" of the country.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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i've ridden the shuttle, altho it's not affliated with any 1 casino. you catch it at the airport, pay $5 (it may have gone up), tell the driver what casino you're going to & away you go. there's enough room on these shuttles for ~ a dozen people or so. each trip it's a different # of stops, no set route.

Las Vegas Airport Transportation | VEGAS.com

also? NV has no lottery, so don't even bother looking to play it....
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:19 AM
 
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Thanks. I will double check on the shuttle/cab thing. Do you mean I can actually just catch a cab at the airport to any hotel for about $20?

Are you guys saying the SUITE is not worth the money? There's so much out there, I'm not even sure where to begin. LOLZ. I don't really gamble, and would like to play the mega bucks, slots, and sports betting. I'm not too much into card games. I would rather venture around, and shop along the strip or something.

In terms of shopping, I would prefer the M&M store, over some LV shop, if you catch my drift. I've read about some outlets there but my primary concern is to book a location close to my priorities.

The links are helpful and overwhelming hhah. Would booking a suite be worth it? Thinking about cramming 2-4 people in there, depending.

I would like to visit the mandalay aquarium.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Henderson
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Would booking a suite be worth it? Thinking about cramming 2-4 people in there, depending.
I travel to Vegas 5-8 times a year. I've never found a suite to be worth it as I only spend a few hours a night in it; all of that time sleeping. There is so much to see and do that spending any more time than that in my room would seem wasteful. I'm a big fan of the MGM, but you might not find that to be centrally located enough. It costs me $20 for a taxi from the airport including a generous tip. They have a pretty decent sportsbook; although it is very tight with drinks (must wager $100 or more for ONE drink if I recall correctly).
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:58 AM
 
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In terms of shopping, I would prefer the M&M store, over some LV shop, if you catch my drift.

The links are helpful and overwhelming hhah. Would booking a suite be worth it? Thinking about cramming 2-4 people in there, depending.

I would like to visit the mandalay aquarium.
I'm not catching your drift. By LV shop do you mean a gift shop type of thing? While there are plenty of those around, the malls and shops that have been recommended are not amongst them and are all on the strip.

I enjoy the Mandalay Aquarium myself. The jellyfish exhibit is really cool.

I've never been to the Cosmopolitan, but it was recently ranked as one of the best hotels in Nevada. I looked at this link, and I would love to stay there. It was originally designed as a condo project, so some rooms have a balcony overlooking the city.

Las Vegas Hotel Accommodations, Las Vegas Luxury Resort | The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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If sports betting is your thing consider LVH Race and Sports SuperBook Las Vegas Nevada - VEGAS.com

As mentioned it's best to leave the minor at home. You never know what can happen in Vegas.. As far as vacations go Vegas IMO is for Adults to unwind.. No one knows you and you can be anyone you want to be. Have some fun..
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:05 PM
 
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Thanks. I will double check on the shuttle/cab thing. Do you mean I can actually just catch a cab at the airport to any hotel for about $20?
Yes, that should be the average fare between the airport and a hotel on the Strip, give or take a few bucks.

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Are you guys saying the SUITE is not worth the money?
Would booking a suite be worth it? Thinking about cramming 2-4 people in there, depending.
No. Again, suites in casino resorts are made for a single or a couple to spread out, no to cram a bunch of people into. If sharing one room is a high priority, check out my earlier post for non-casino resorts where you may be able to accomplish that.


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I don't really gamble, and would like to play the mega bucks, slots, and sports betting. I'm not too much into card games. I would rather venture around, and shop along the strip or something.
Most casino resorts will allow you the opportunity to do any and all of the above. After a while though, a casino is a casino is a casino. Unless there is a specific attraction in a resort that interests you, I'd put highest priority on exploring the following: Bellagio, Caesars Palace and Paris (these three happen to be around the same Flamingo Road intersection) as well as Cosmopolitan, Venetian (neighboring Palazzo is just a repeat IMO), Wynn, Encore and Cosmopolitan. I've left out some pretty good resorts with a lot to offer but not so much for random walking around.

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In terms of shopping, I would prefer the M&M store, over some LV shop, if you catch my drift. I've read about some outlets there but my primary concern is to book a location close to my priorities.
Does LV = Louis Vuitton?

The more upscale resorts will have upscale shopping malls to match. The mid-level resorts will have more tourist-oriented stores.There are a couple Ross stores on the Strip. The Fashion Show Mall will have upper-middle options.

Sorry to the locals if it seems like I'm budding in from "out of town." Vegas resorts are sort of a "professional hobby" of mine.

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