United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

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

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report I am "The Prince of Tides"
  2. 2 NYC becoming a battleground for Air BnB apartment rentals
  3. 3 Drinking a beer in all 50 states for cancer reseach. Need bar suggestions!
  4. 4 "HUMORLESS" response to Kauai comment silliness
  5. 5 Wilderness Lodge at Disney World questions
  6. 6 Trip Report Antelope Canyon, Best Friends, Bryce, Zion trip report
  7. 7 Trip Report Kanab and Page with Kids Trip Report
  8. 8 Trip Report Trip Report to Pacific Northwest: August 2014
  9. 9 Quick advice needed for 1st visit to HNL & Kauai
  10. 10 How to dress in Vegas
  11. 11 USA trip
  12. 12 Things to do in and around Westbrook, CT in November 2014
  13. 13 Chicago Questions
  14. 14 Air Connections on Maui
  15. 15 camaro hire in waikiki
  16. 16 Pet Friendly places in Myrtle Beach
  17. 17 Timeshare Nightmares
  18. 18 Booking Lodging at the Grand Canyon
  19. 19 Breckenridge in October
  20. 20 New Orleans in November - too cool?
  21. 21 Orlando for Work
  22. 22 sleepy hollow NY......what to do????
  23. 23 Ski Season Underway in Colorado
  24. 24 Chicago for one night with my teen daughter
  25. 25 NBA tickets??
View next 25 » Back to the top