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Old 02-03-2010, 05:22 PM
Location: St. Louis
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Thinking about going to Vegas for a couple days. Which hotels do you all recommend and why? Thanks!
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:40 PM
Location: Alabama
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Tropicana-inexpensive and good location.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:25 PM
Location: Airports all over the world
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I usually try to stay at Bally's. Reasonable prices. Excellent location in the middle of the strip. It is owned by Harrahs so if you join their players club you can get good deals at other Harrahs properties around the U.S..
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:35 PM
Location: San Diego
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I will tell you which one to avoid-Tropicana! Worst hotel experience ever. Old, dingy, and not exactly a convenient location. If you go to www.fatwallet.com, you can find deals for many of the hotels on the strip. Also, Priceline is another option, but you might get stuck with Tropicana! Here is a link to the strip map....I'd go with one of the hotels in the middle, that way you can walk and check out the entire strip.

Las Vegas Maps - Las Vegas Strip Map
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:43 PM
Location: Sudcaroland
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When we went to Vegas we stayed at the Stratosphere, we really enjoyed it!
The room was very nice and clean, there were several restaurants in the tower, and it's a short drive to the other famous hotels so no problem to visit the city.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:47 PM
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It's according to what kind of experience you want while in Vegas.

I'm old school and love the old style Vegas and history...so I stay downtown on Fremont. If I were going for sophistication I'd stay at the Bellagio. Luxury- the Palazzo. Hip and happening- the Palms. Classy- Ceasars Palace.
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:42 AM
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Been to Vegas 3 times. Once we stayed at the Bellagio. It was beautiful, rooms were great. Because it was a slow season we had a room facing the fountains which was lovely. The other two times, we stayed at Ceasers Palace. The location was great (central to everything), the casino is beautiful and always busy, they have great head-liner shows, the spa is so relaxing, the rooms we had were beautiful. No complaints with CP.

Wherever you end up staying, enjoy your trip. I'm sure you will have a great time!
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:17 PM
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Mandalay Bay or TheHotel (in Mandalay)---very nice pool area, and it's connected via monorail with Luxor and Excalibur, with walkways to NYNY, Tropicana (stinky place!) and MGM....Can't beat the location for ease of access to all those other places!
Bellagio is nice, but it's difficult to walk to anything else....each hotel is about 3/4 mile apart...it doesn't LOOK it, but it's so!
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:08 AM
Location: Florida
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Just be aware that getting from the street to the monorail may be a 15/20 minute walk and isn't cheap if only going from one place to the next.

Walking the same length of time at no cost and sightseeing along the street ended up making more sense to us
For longer distances, we found taxis the better choice if a couple or more....or even the strip buses for economy and fun(if you love people watching)
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:33 PM
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We stayed at the Luxor for years. Not again. It has become a loud, obnoxious hotel with less than average rooms. Unless you can concentrate while gambling in ear splitting volume of third-rate bands you should pass.

We are going to try Treasure Island next time we go.

Instead of walking forever, or paying a fortune for taxis, or riding the buses at 1:00 am with some very scary people we now rent an SUV when we go and that allows us to get off the strip to places like the Palms as well as take a day off and go to the Valley of Fire, or Red Rock, or any number of attractions not in Vegas.

If you have the chance go to http://www.mcmullansirishpub.com/ on a Tuesday for cheap beer, great food, and a trivia game.
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