Any thoughts on the Aladdin in Las Vegas?

Jan 24th, 2002, 09:29 PM
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Any thoughts on the Aladdin in Las Vegas?

Hi everyone - We're going to Vegas in April and are thinking of staying at the Aladdin. We've been to Vegas before and stayed at the Luxor - love it, but a little far from the main strip so wanted to get closer. I've been hearing about the Aladdin filing for bankruptcy and since then that they have been going downhill. They are fairly pricey so want to make sure it's worth it. Any thoughts?
 
Jan 25th, 2002, 05:23 AM
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We were there for the opening.They were not ready to open, but had to, it was a mess.Every time we have gone there since,they still seem to be not quite together yet.It seems to be too big for them to handle.Slots don't pay eitherAlladin is kind of far too, you still have to take a cab to where the rest of the big hotels are.
 
Jan 25th, 2002, 07:03 AM
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C, were you lost in Las Vegas? The Alladin is practically across the street from Bellagio, almost next door to Paris, a short stroll to MGM or Caeser's. Do you take a cab to the 7-11 around the corner from your house?
Actually I love the location, (but not the hotel) as it is a nice mid point between Treasure Island and the Mandalay Bay, what I would consider the two extremes of the "popular" part of the strip.
 
Jan 25th, 2002, 08:41 AM
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Aladdin is very well located. You definitely don't need a cab to go to Treasure Island, Mirage, Bellagio etc unless you're on crutches.
Aladdin is having problems.
Why can't you find a good price on a room, Lynn?
I'm going to LV in mid-March for the NCAA basketball tourney (one of the busiest weeks of the year) and Aladdin's weekday rates are almost the lowest on the strip.
Where are you getting your prices?
Have you checked Orbitz.com, lvrs.com, expedia.com?
I've seen rooms there down to $69 lately.
 
Jan 25th, 2002, 10:04 AM
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as far as prices go, i've been finding that you really have to check several sources before you book. we booked 3 nights in mid-march at the mirage. we checked the price on the hotel website, orbitz, expedia and some other hotel booking sites. we also called and asked for AAA discount. We booked through the cheapest way (which was by phone). Then the price went down on their website so we called to change it and by phone and they quoted yet another price (higher). so we cancelled the original and re-booked on their site. Since then the price has gone up over $100 per night in most of the various places except expedia which has remained steady. The bottom line is you really have to check all possible sources of reserving to make sure you're getting the best price. The are some very cheap rates around but they are generally for specific days of the week, and times of the year. Weekends in general, especially sat. nights tend to be high all the time (but do vary)
 
Jan 25th, 2002, 10:59 AM
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We just stayed at Ballys and I thought we got a good deal,good rates and the room was new and very clean.Ballys had a reat location,just across from Bellagio.Paris hotel and Ballys connect and next just across the street is the aladdin.We ate at their buffet one night and it was pretty good.Walked through the shops and the casino and it seems like a nice hotel but havent stayed there.It has a pretty good location too and you would not in any way need a caunless you intend to walk to Freemont St).Ballys also has a tram that goes to the MGM and then you can walk across to Excalibur and take another tram to Luxor and Mandalay Bay.
 
Jan 25th, 2002, 11:29 AM
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Gee,x,sorry to have gotten your ire up! Had no idea making a mistake like that would be so offensive to some-a tad touchy,huh?1- We don't have 7-11's where I live.2-And yes, since you asked so nicely, we did get lost, they had just opened the night before,we were directed out a door that did not come out directly on the strip-we walked a long way, past the small Sephora, please please forgive me for my mistake~
 
Jan 25th, 2002, 12:54 PM
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The Alladin is conveniently located, but given all their financial problems I'd steer clear. Next door is Paris which we stayed at last time we were there and LOVED it! They upgraded us to a gorgeous suite, but we paid only $69 a night. Bally's which is connected to Paris is decent and a little cheaper. We've also stayed at Treasure Island and Imperial Palace twice each. All these hotels are centrally located on the strip and good values. I would recommend Paris of the four we've stayed at, but I understand Venetian, Belligio and still Caesars are all top shelf. Enjoy!
 

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