Hotels in Las Vegas

Feb 11th, 2010, 06:35 AM
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Hotels in Las Vegas

We , a couple in our early fifties are looking for a 4*/5* hotel in Las Vegas for five nights in September in a good location for the strip.This is our first time in Las Vegas and I am having great trouble choosing a hotel . The two which are favourite at the moment are the Mirage and The Bellagio which are very different in prices . Can anybody please offer any information/advice about these hotels or any further recomendations please?
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Feb 11th, 2010, 08:10 AM
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I wouldn't consider the Mirage to be a 4*, good value? Maybe

I got a much cheaper price at Wynn recently vs. Bellagio and would recommend it. I like THE Hotel even though it's further down the strip. Caesars is also a good center strip option if you get in the Palace or Augustus towers.
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Feb 11th, 2010, 08:26 AM
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There's little comparison... the Bellagio is a much nicer property than Mirage... its your money but if you have enough, Bellagio is better....
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Feb 11th, 2010, 10:29 AM
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The Bellagio, for sure. There's a reason why they are "very different in prices."

Other good options in that central strip are are Caesar's Palace and Paris, both of which are probably cheaper than Bellagio.
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Feb 11th, 2010, 11:17 AM
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My favorite hotels in Las Vegas are Paris and Wynn. With a bit of diligent searching, you can find really favorable rates, unless something special happens to be going on during your daes.

If you want to economize, have a look at Bill's, which is just fine and has the most central location imaginable. Huge plus - no long hallways or're on the street very quickly.

The Bellagio, has a very long driveway, which may not seem like much, until you have to haul yourself up after being out and about all day when it's hot and humid.

Mirage is very, very, noisy. Everything is around the casino which can be heard from all the dining options, none of which are totally enclosed. You have to walk through the casino to get to the elevators for the rooms. (At Wynn and Paris, the elevators are on the other side of the casino, but you can walk around, rather than through, and there are many quiet places to dine.)

It's best to know where you'll be going during your visit (shows, dining, etc.) to select the most conveniently located hotel.

Beware...those hotels look right next to one another on a map, and they are, but they are enormous and it's a long walk from one to the next.
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Feb 11th, 2010, 12:13 PM
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Mirage is barely a 4* maybe a high 3* but its not even close to the level of Bellagio or Wynn.
I'm a Wynn guy and the deals if you sign up for their e-mail are really some good deals..$109 a night with $50 food credit and 2 free tickets to La Reve..this is a 5* fab hotel.
Paris is another solid 4* hotel and I like off the strip the Palms.
September is a great month to go.
There are sooo many deals in Vegas that luxury 4-5* hotels are under $100 or close to it with lots of freebies.
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Feb 11th, 2010, 12:27 PM
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"The Bellagio, has a very long driveway, which may not seem like much, until you have to haul yourself up after being out and about all day when it's hot and humid."

Huh?? There is a covered moving sidewalk on the left and the entrance to their shopping area is right on strip on the right by Ceasars. You don't need to walk the driveway.

It's your first time in Vegas. Splurge a bit and go for the Bellagio. But, Wynn's can be nice for someone who doesn't want to be in a hotel that can get a bit crowded with visitors. Wynn tends to have less people walking through just to look around.

We usually stay at the Bellagio. But, I've stayed at the Venetian and Wynn's. Just a matter of personal preference.

The American Express Platinum card tends to partner with hotels that are well regarded in the cities where they have partners. Their partners in Vegas are The Mandarin Oriental, Bellagio, Wynns, the Four Seasons, the Venetian, and
The Hotel at Mandalay Bay.
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