Hotel Suggestion in Las Vegas

Oct 1st, 2003, 12:36 PM
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We've stayed at Harrah's many times and it has always been a great location with competitive pricing. BUT, from the info I gathered from other posters the Venetian seems to be THE 5* hotel that works with Priceline. Sure enough, Priceline accepted my bid yesterday and I was awarded the Venetian (all suites for our upcoming trip. HAVE FUN!
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Oct 1st, 2003, 01:09 PM
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hipvirgochick-- Congrats! If I can be so bold-- were you bidding for weekend dates? What was your winning bid?
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Oct 1st, 2003, 01:22 PM
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I have also stayed at Harrah's, and like hipvirgochick says, you can't beat the location (smack in the middle of the Strip) or the price. However, it's decidedly middle-class accommodations. Clean, convenient, but far from luxurious. It does the job (places to sleep, eat, gamble, with lights and sounds and cheesy entertainment), but without a lot of style or panache. The clientèle skew a bit upward in age, but not like some of Harrah's other properties (I went to the Shreveport casino, and the average age was Death). Not my cup of tea. Drinks in the casino are watered-down, I might add.

On the bright side, it's not a step above a Dump, like Imperial Palace next door. Still, you can do better.
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Oct 1st, 2003, 01:31 PM
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rjw -- My bid included a Saturday and Sunday night and I would have started my bid lower ($100/night) but my stay is this weekend and I needed time to cancel my other res. (In case you're unfamiliar with Priceline, once you bid for a hotel in a specific area at a specific * level and lose, you cannot bid again for 72 hours). My winning bid was for $120/night which I'm happy to pay for an all suites hotel and if you've checked out their website you know what I mean! Oh, BTW, I called Venetian direct first to see if they'd offer me comparable rates to Treasure Island and she laughed (at first) but by the end of the phone call I did get her down to $143/night. GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!
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Oct 1st, 2003, 01:33 PM
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hvc-- Thanks for the info, and have a wonderful trip to Sin City!
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Oct 1st, 2003, 04:09 PM
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My wife was also anticipating a nice dinner at Emeril's this past July. But just its location in the MGM and limited menu were enough to turn us away.
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Oct 1st, 2003, 05:41 PM
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Few strip hotels are "bad".. In my humble opinion, worst to first: Tropicana -south strip Flamingo at mid strip; then Monte Carlo, MGM, Bally's; Paris, Mirage, TI and Luxor, followed by Venetian, Caesar's and Bellagio. Avoid Excalibur, Barbary Coast and Imperial Palace. Rio is great, but off strip and gaming can be costly.
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Oct 2nd, 2003, 09:17 AM
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You're right, the location of Emeril's is kinda lousy. We actually had reservations there about 3 years ago and cancelled and thinking back on it that may have been why.

Perhaps we'll give it a pass again this year as there are so many others to choose from.
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Oct 2nd, 2003, 12:02 PM
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Early November is tough because of conventions. You'll be paying twice as much as non-convention periods.
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Oct 2nd, 2003, 03:21 PM
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I didn't realize first of November was convention time. When is off-convention time? Maybe we should rearrange dates. Thank you!!!
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Oct 2nd, 2003, 04:13 PM
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just returned from Vegas last week. Went for the Jimmy Buffett concert(fantastic) and managed to escape the hurricane on the East Coast as well. Stayed at the MGM Grand mainly because that is where he was performing and thought it would be convenient. Had always avoided it before, because we thought it was too big. We LOVED it. Had a grand tower room, great service. This is an awsome hotel, multiple swimming pools, 6, I think- with a long, lazy river pool-the adult only pool was a real plus. We were there for 4 nights and never left the hotel(no, we were not on our honeymoon) except to go over to the Tropicanna across the pedestrian walkway for the Comedy Stop one night. The town was fully booked-in addition to Buffett, Zumanity opened, plus there was a Playboy Convention at the Palms, but we never felt crowded at the MGM. Have previously stayed at Bellagio, Monte Carlo, Luxor,and Treasure Island. Treasure Island is our least favorite-WAY too may kids.
We go to Vegas once or twice a year, and next visit we plan to return to the MGM
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Oct 2nd, 2003, 09:49 PM
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I don't know why people keep writing that TI caters more to families. I actually stayed there the 2nd week of August & there were no kids to be found. Less so than the Venetian where I also stayed during that week. The pirate show is closed and when it reopens late November and the women will be scantily clad. They are opening a lingerie gift shop inspired by the show. The new theme is R rated. The Treasure Island is no longer a resort for families.
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Oct 2nd, 2003, 10:02 PM
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Treasure Island's website says the new show will open Oct. 26th.
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