United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report CALL@ YAHOO Password Reset CONTACT ☎ 1:800:982:8520 YAHOO Tec*h SUPPORT
  2. 2 Napa & Sonoma - Winery Suggestions
  3. 3 Need input on the following itinerary for Mid Coast Maine
  4. 4 Week of July 4th in Hamptons. First-timer, bday dinner...
  5. 5 Best Vegas hotel with 12 & 15 year olds
  6. 6 Key West Hidden Gem Hotels?
  7. 7 SF-Yosemite-Monterey-SF
  8. 8 Itin help - West / Grand Canyon
  9. 9 Thoughts on these 3 spots for Estes Park lodging?
  10. 10 Las vegas and nearby
  11. 11 Where to take mom for 70th birthday?
  12. 12 Road trip from Asheville to western United States!
  13. 13 2-day romantic couple getaway in CO mountains?
  14. 14 Sad News for Maine Lobster Lovers
  15. 15 Ashville, NC; where to stay?
  16. 16 Restaurant Recs in Boston
  17. 17 Help with Denver - Moab - Denver Trip Itinerary Suggestions
  18. 18 San Francisco Hotel With Car
  19. 19 Washington - what should we see between Seattle and Cashmere?
  20. 20 Quaint towns in Sonoma County
  21. 21 Orlando area weather in June
  22. 22 Hilton Waikoloa Village - Yay or Nay?
  23. 23 New Itinerary
  24. 24 Help with Northwest Trip
  25. 25 Driving from San Fran to Seattle
View next 25 » Back to the top

Vegas Hotel Thoughts?

Jump to last reply

So we are thinking about doing a trip to Vegas. Looks like it will be 4 nights, mid-week in May. It has been something like 6 years or so since we've been to Vegas and were hoping for some thoughts from folks.

Some stuff about what we are looking for:
- It will be my wife and I - no kids
- We do gamble, but we are not "gamblers"; I'm sure we will do it some, but it isn't the primary purpose of the trip
- Want to spend some time relaxing: a good pool and maybe a good spa (wife only, I'm not interested) would be great
- On-site dining options for lunch would be a plus; for dinner we are fine with a taxi

My initial read of what is coming up on Expedia kind of points me to the following:
- The Hotel @ Mandalay Bay looks like a possible front-runner. $130/night. Pretty sure that Mandalay Bay still has one of the top pools in Vegas. Rooms look very nice. Location is a bit annoying, but not a deal-breaker.

- The Mirage might be a contender too. $130/night. Again, what I believe to be a top pool. Much better location. Rooms look like a notch below The Hotel in terms of size and amenities (e.g. no separate shower).

- The Signature @ MGM. We like the dining options at MGM. I like the addition of a pool at each tower, in addition to the main complex. Rooms look tacky, but large and comfortable. Good location.

Some of the other hotels just seem to offer poor value. The next batch of hotels seems to represent a jump up in price. Venetian and Cosmopolitan are almost $300. Bellagio over $300. MO over $300. Wynn and Encore between $450 and $500. The one intriguing option above the The Hotel/Mirage/Signature triumvarate might be the 4S, coming in at $250.

I guess the question is two-fold:

1) Which of the 3 primary choices would you choose?
2) Is there any reason to spend 2x or more for any of the other options? I mean, I know that the service level at some of these is likely higher, but enough to deliver real value?

42 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement