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Help deciding between Venetian and Signature MGM

Old Mar 12th, 2008, 06:27 PM
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Help deciding between Venetian and Signature MGM

We are going to Las Vegas June 1st and are having trouble deciding between these 2 hotels. Any advice.
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 06:50 PM
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Search previous threads on this site for a good bit of conversation about Venetian. Rooms are aging, but spacious. Venetian has the Canyon Ranch Spa and fitness center that is excellent. Restaurants in the hotel are very good. Location is ideal with Mirage, Wynn, Fashion Mall and Caesar's in easy walking distance.

MGM is on the other end of the strip. But, has very good facilities. Better sports bar. On the monorail. Across from NY, NY.

Considering all the above, what are your rates? What shows are you attending? What's your idea of a good time in LV?
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 06:52 PM
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IMHO, it is the Venetian hands down. The rooms are huge...wonderful. I love the whole ambience of the place. Now, with the new part open, it is unbelievable. The shopping is great, even a Barneys.
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i stayed at the venetian last summer and found the rooms to be extremely nice and not aging at all. we had 3 flat screen tvs, comfrotable bed, nice couches, everything was perfect. I love the location because you can walk in either direction, unlike mgm which is at the end of the strip. i would go with venetian for sure.
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 08:36 PM
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Both are great, but the Wynn is a step above.

www.wynnlasvegas.com

If I had to pick between the two mentioned, I'd go with the Signature because I prefer the less touristy option.
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I've stayed at each hotel 2 times. The last time I stayed at the Venetian, January 2007, Concierge level and I found the rooms a bit tired.

The last time I stayed at the Signature was January 2008 in a jr. suite. For my money, it's the Signature no contest.

Rooms are not as over the top (faux) luxurious as the Venetian, but it's a much more comfortable room, actually designed for living. Great whirlpool tub, great little kitchenette where you can have your own coffee. Extremely comfortable beds and sheets, much higher quality than the Venetian. We had excellent service.

Some complain about the walk to the MGM, but I found it to be absolutely no problem.

Right now my favorite hotel in Vegas is the Signature. If you spend any time in your room, you'll really appreciate it.
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 09:27 PM
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Thank you for your comments. We are going to stay in a timeshare for 7 nights - the Hilton Grand Vacation Club at 2650 Las Vegas Blvd South,(1 bedroom with kitchen), then we are going to stay for 3 more nights in a "hotel". My husbands first trip to Las Vegas, my second but it was 25 years ago! Oops my age is showing. We booked 3 shows and picked the dates based upon the best seats available. All 3 shows are while we are at the timeshare. They are KA, LOVE and Elton John. So unfortunately we'll be a ways farther down the strip & need to get to the Mirage & Ceasars. Do we need a car to the shows? The Signature got our vote because of the great reviews, but since we'll have been in the timeshare we thought it would be fun to stay somewhere glitzy. Any further comments?
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Old Mar 13th, 2008, 02:59 AM
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Taxis are readily available and economic in LV. I would not hassle with a rental car for these trips.

If you prefer the rental car, valet parking is complimentary at all Vegas hotels. Just a matter of waiting for return.
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If you want more Vegas glitz, you may want to go for the Venetian or Palazzo or Wynn.

I love the Signature, but it doesn't necessarily say "Vegas". I like being on the strip, being in the craziness of the casinos, then returning to the refuge of the Signature...I think of it as a slightly poorer man's Four Seasons!
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Old Mar 13th, 2008, 08:29 AM
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Frankie, since you just stayed at the Signature can you give us any insights about it. I have read posts that say June is a cheaper time to stay, however I didn't see low rates. We are paying more for the Signature than for the Venetion. The Sig adds $15 daily fee. In June it includes a $35 hotel food credit (not valid in the better rests) and a continental breakfast in Deli Lights wherever that is. I read it's far from the Sig to the strip, any short cuts or advice? Any other input regarding places to eat in Sig. We need suggestions for the strip too. Maybe I should start another thread about that. Should we rent a car to see the Dam or take one of the local tours?
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Since you will have been in the time share, it would be fun to be in the glitz so go with the Venetian. Since you haven't been in 25 years, it's a totally different Vegas now and you'll love the location.
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cruzing, each time at the Signature, we've rented our room thru vrbo.com, and received a significant savings, and have been very happy. I will contact several owners, go with the best deal and room (high floor, view, balcony, etc.) Be careful though, and ask many questions.
can't help with day trips, haven't done that!
I do think though, after thinking about it, you might be happier with a "glitzy" hotel ater staying in a time share for a few days...
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Old Mar 13th, 2008, 07:24 PM
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I've stayed in both, as well, and while you can't really go wrong with either one, I find the Signature to be of higher quality all around.

There are 3 towers and Tower #1 is the closest to the rest of MGM Grand. There are 2 sets of moving sidewalks and it really doesn't take more than 10-15 minutes to get to the casino floor. It should take another 5-10 minutes to get to the front doors and onto the Strip.

I think the Venetian has more impressive public areas so it's definitely worth a visit, even if you decide not to stay there.
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I am so confused, why would anyone stay at MGM instead of Venetian? It seems to me a different class all together. I have been to both, and forget rooms, which are big deal, believe me,...location locotion, location,,,,

The rooms are great at Venetian also
I would stay there anyday!!!






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If you go to www.smartervegas.com they have promotion codes listed for both the signature and venetian. I am not sure if that is the rate you have already booked but it was showing $159/night weekday and $229/night weekend for the signature and $199/night weekday and $239/night weekend for the Venetian. Just thought I'd put this out there for you if you hadn't already found these hotels promotions. Have a great trip!
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Old Mar 13th, 2008, 07:41 PM
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uga, We selected Signature at MGM from all the reviews we read. Can I say where ther reviews where? we read tripadvisor,yahooreviews &somwhere else which I forget right now. I was very surprised with some of the hotels which were very pricey. We are leaning towards changing our reservation to the Venetion, however I saw (in reviews) that there is the "old" part of the hotel and the newer section. Can anyone help us out with where to stay in the Venetian.

Thank you to everyone we appreciate your advise.
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Old Mar 13th, 2008, 07:51 PM
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yen, thanks, we have booked Tower 3 for the moment.
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Old Mar 14th, 2008, 05:39 AM
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I prefer the location of MGM over the Venetian. I like to play where I stay, and if I want to be able to do that, the MGM has lower table minimums, the most number of machines and tables on the Strip, a better sportsbook and a poker room spreading lower limit games than the Venetian.

And then when I need to get away from all the dinging of slot machines, unlike other hotels, I can really get away to the quiet luxury of the Signature.

If I want to walk to other casinos, NYNY and Excalibur are across the street and the latter is linked by a free tram to Luxor and Mandalay Bay.

I can also take the monorail to many points north. There's a station that's near the private entrance to the Signature.

So yes, location is important, and for me, the Signature is in an ideal place.
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Old Mar 14th, 2008, 09:54 PM
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Frankie, thanks for putting me on to vrbo. I found a couple of places that we're checking into. Can you tell me which towers & floors you stayed at at the Signature. Any unit you would recommend?

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Hi, I've stayed on the penthouse floors both time, junior suite, once in tower 2, once in tower 3.
I liked our tower 2 room very much, it was vrbo #117896, though this didn't have a strip view or balcony.
The other was 156788, tower 3 with a nice balcony. This tower is just a little further walk from the MGM, though I thought it was a very quick easy walk.
Had no problems with either owner, just ask lots of questions, and check their cancellation policy.
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