Bellagio Hotel ''no kids policy''

Oct 23rd, 2000, 10:03 AM
Posts: n/a make a good point about the caps. I do find children in Vegas annoying as well. It's not that I am afraid they will get corrupted by seeing a pair of breasts, it's just that I couldn't imagine having any fun w/kids there...what would you do all day w/them? Vegas is one spot that should be reserved for Adults...and thank goodness for that!
Oct 23rd, 2000, 10:47 AM
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LV Larry, good insights, but if the hotels are no longer catering to families, why are kids still allowed everywhere? That sounds like the movie industry which puts "R" ratings on films which are then directly marketed to kids, who of course have total access to them. I would think that as private property owners, the hotels could decide who their clientele will be. Putting rules on the books and then failing to enforce them does nothing at all. Are Vegas hotels, like the movie industry, just trying to LOOK like they are enforcing restrictions, I wonder?
Oct 23rd, 2000, 01:54 PM
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My wife, child, and myself have been going to Vegas at least once a year for the past five years. My daughter is now 10. We go during the summer so she can use the pools, arcades, and see the shows. We stay at the kid friendly casinos and she has a great time. She loves going to the "Station" casinos because the have kid sitting places at those casinos.

I sure I'll be blasted for this, but should my wife and I stay home when we both enjoy vegas? We are lucky enough to be able to afford at least two vacations a year. My daughter has also been on two cruises, Hilton Head, Disney, Canada, Washington DC, camping, and several other places in her ten short years. Vegas can be enyoyable for adults and kids. We don't allow her on the gaming floor except to get through the casino. She knows what is acceptable and what is not, but that goes for all vactions not just Vegas.

Well, blast away!!
Oct 23rd, 2000, 06:38 PM
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Who else?
Oct 23rd, 2000, 10:33 PM
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It's not like Las Vegas doesn't appreciate the family trade. Look at all the new & themed resorts (MB, Luxor, Paris, Aladdin, Venetian, & on & on) as compared to the older unthemed properties (Stardust, Riviera, old Frontier). When were in town, (several times a yr.) the new themed properties are always bustling and the unthemed properties are well, deserted. These hotel owners & developers know there is money to be had with volcanoes, fountain shows, pirate battles, talking statues, Eiffel Towers, roller coasters, exotic acres of swimming pools, arcdes, and all the other amenities these world class hotels offer. Viva Las Vegas!
Oct 24th, 2000, 12:19 AM
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I stayed at the Bellagio when i got married in Vegas, and the policy is quite simple as stated earlier. If you're a guest at the hotel, your children are welcome. What they basically mean is that while other visitors go in and out of all the other hotels, those visitors are not allowed to bring their children, only paying guests are allowed. They like to keep the Bellagio a little more upscale, or at least they think they do by doing this. In my opinion, the Bellagio is an absolutely wonderful, magnificant hotel, but much more geared for adults, with their fancy restaurants and high they definitely are high priced of course, and a wonder art gallery, etc. My suggestion is if you want to stay at the Bellagio, go for it, you won't regret it, and if you do, make sure you hit their buffet, its the absolute best in all of vegas, at least thats my opinion. But, you kids might enjoy themselves a bit more in a hotel geared more towards kids. Have a blast.
Oct 24th, 2000, 01:11 AM
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Just seems to me that there should be (could be) just one nice Las Vegas place where no one under 21 is allowed...not to stay, not to visit.
Oct 24th, 2000, 01:36 AM
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Good idea to designate some hotels for adults only. Check for discussions on the casinos.
Oct 24th, 2000, 03:33 AM
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It is very difficult for the properties to completely reverse the situation overnight. There is also a big difference between catering to families with children and applying strict restrictions. Catering to families with chidren was MGM building their theme park and similar things. Reversing the trend is MGM getting rid of their theme park. There are subtle ways to deal with it as well. I will guarantee you that no kids will be allowed at many properties during busy periods. They will not have any rooms available if you have minor chidren with you. During slower times it doesn't really matter from an economic sense.

The previous poster mentioned that Las Vegas still caters to the families. They cited the new theme properties as an example. Well I hate to disillusion them but I fail to see how the Paris, Venetian, Bellagio, etc. are catering to families because they have elegant themed properties. Adults like these as well. The same goes for the elegant pool areas. My wife and I enjoy the new pools very much. There are certain properties such as the Circus Circus properties that have and will cater to families with minor children. That is their thing. But the trend towards trying to attract families is over.
Oct 25th, 2000, 07:01 AM
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I have absolutely nothing against kids...and I'm not going to "blast" anyone. However, despite what Anyone says, Las Vegas has never and will never be a family destination in my opinion. Sure..the are places you can leave your kids when you gamble...but do you really just want to drop them someplace? What about the nightlife? What if you want to go to a show? What do you do with the kids? Vegas is all about the Gambling & the Nightlife....neither of which involves children..nor should it. All I am saying is that if you want a place with Nice Pools..go to Orlando...why take your kids to Vegas??

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