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Old 02-08-2010, 01:05 AM
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I usually stay at The Flamingo. I like the pool there with all the water slides and stuff. It is in the best location on the strip (IMO), and typically has reasonable rates.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:27 PM
Location: Elk River/Pequot Lakes-MN
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More information on when you are going would help as in the winter time most pools are closed and you might not want to stay at a certain hotel just for the pool area. Also what is your budget? If you are on a lower budget, I would stay at any of the Harrahs Casino's near the middle of the strip (Harrahs, Flamingo, Baleys) Also the Mirage is reasonable and in a good location. If you have a higher budget I would check into Venetian or Ceasers. If you have a really high budget check out the new hotel and casino Aria in the City Center. Just went and stayed there last month and that place was awesome! Hope you have fun.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:32 PM
Location: occupied east coast
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Late entry...

I travel to Las Vegas more than once a year. (Some years once, sometimes twice).

For the past 10 years or so, I have always stayed at the Bellagio.

This year I am changing, probably to the Winn or the Venetian.

The Bellagio is beginning to lose it edge, and allowing quality to slip. This is likely the result of the corporation over extending itself on the City Center project.

I have noted that maintenance has been slipping with several problems in my room that were not there before. (Slow drains in the bathroom, room not as clean as in the past, peeling wall paper in the hallways, A/C not working very well, that sort of stuff). Nearly forgot, ventilation problems on the trip before last, the North wing had a STRONG kitchen odor, despite being on the 14th floor, (not bad at first, but annoying after a few hours).

Despite these difficulties, Bellagio has maintained it's pricing. In my opinion you should only demand premium price when you deliver a premium experience.

So in a "nut shell', I'm voting with my feet and changing my hotel for an upcoming trip.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:32 PM
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My last trip was at The Mirage. Very nice place, great location and their rates can be reasonable.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:56 AM
Location: Grove City/Columbus
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I've stayed at Luxor, Harrah's & Rivera. I liked all. We got married in Vegas and Harrah's was great for our big group. It's central location was good for everyone, since some had not been there before. the outdoor party patio area there was so much fun. the band was great. I wouldn't go top of the line for just a couple days. you really don't spend much time in your room anyways. and you'll spend most of your time walking to others and just sightseeing.
everyone has their faves and you will find yours. don't worry about it too much. just have fun!
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:45 PM
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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This is such a loaded question - you will get different answers and be totally confused!

If you are only going for a few days then I would suggest staying in the center of the action - that rules out Stratosphere (really? this hotel is NOT in a good part of town and should not be an option) and the Luxor (lines were insanely long at most times of the day to check in/out when we just went to visit the casino on several occasions).

Personally, we stayed at the Monte Carlo and the rooms were very nice and the hotel was one of the easiest to get around in all of Vegas. Look at the themes of the hotels - to you like the Caesers theme? Hard Rock theme? Planet Hollywood? MGM movie theme? Then pick one that meets your price.

It is just a room and it takes so long to walk through lobbies and shopping and casinos that you will barely even be in th room. Getting around is not easy in Vegas and you just don't 'run down to get a coffee' anywhere!!

Just remember location is key when you only have a short time in Vegas.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:29 PM
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if you are asking a questionthat has such varied answers, these are the things that are needed to get an appropriate answer ro atleast close to what you want

1)what are the things you are planning to do on this visit
just gambling in one specific hotel and not going anywhere else
or planning to get into a hotel and travel all around the vegas and surrounding

2)what is your budget
from less than 30 bucks at stratosphere at times to more than 300 bucks at bellagio and wynn. there is a range for a specific reason. you pay for what you need

3)what have you done in the past vacations to vegas and else where
your interests dictate the stay
and if you plan to sit in your room and relax even for a little while, you need a room with a view
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:55 AM
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The idea about staying in the "center" of the strip sounds good. But I was thinking of the south end, like Excaliber. They have good deals. And they are not too far from the Monorail station. What do you think?

I'll admit I enjoy some walking too.
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Old 03-03-2010, 11:03 AM
Location: Durham, NC
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I just booked a bachelor party for my husband (he's taking his brother) at the Venetian.... it seemed like a really nice place (4.5 star?) with decent rates. I've only ever stayed at the Flamingo, which was kind of ghetto.

I'd prefer to stay somewhere classy and go see the theme hotels when I want to (i.e. check out Circus Circus, it was a blast to hang out in and gamble in, but I have no idea what the rooms were like). I do hear that the Luxor is overrated and silly.

While I was looking for hotels for the bachelor party, I found the Trump hotel... it's apparently a 5 star with AMAZING rates... I think it was cheaper because it's a bit off the strip though, and that may be inconvenient.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:42 PM
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The Rio has large rooms and something that most other hotels in Vegas don't have--a mini-fridge and coffee maker in the rooms. It's also got a good assortment of restaurants. They sometimes ahve really great room rates there.

I really like Treasure island which is convenient to everything and mid-priced but very nice.
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