LAS VEGAS...Bellagio?

Dec 31st, 2009, 09:19 AM
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LAS VEGAS...Bellagio?

We are thinking about a trip to vegas. NEVER been there. Have no idea what is fun to do. Like to hike. gamble go to show... stay in a really nice place. INPUT?
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Dec 31st, 2009, 09:34 AM
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Bellagio is beautiful and very well located center Strip.

Things we enjoyed: Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon (good hiking), Atomic Testing Museum, Springs Preserve )trails to walk, rather than hike), Clark County Heritage Museum, Liberace Museum, Imperial Palace Car Collection, Mandalay Bay Shark Reef, Mirage Dolphin Habitat.

We didn't get to Valley of Fire, bnut I understand there's good hiking there, too.
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Dec 31st, 2009, 09:53 AM
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If your priority is to 'stay in a really nice place' then the Four Seasons beats Bellagio hands down. Bellagio was nice for a while but now has lower end tourists staying there. Not that I am a snob!!
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Dec 31st, 2009, 10:05 AM
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But 4 seasons is not really located in the center of the strip is it?
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Dec 31st, 2009, 10:12 AM
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Ahh thats a point lovecaneel, did't realise that was a priority. Wynns is nearer the strip, how will that do? Trying my best to steer you away from the Bellagio.
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Dec 31st, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Regardless of where you stay on the strip, be prepared for serious walking. These properties are huge and the distance from one hotel to the next is more walking than it looks at first.

Sometimes you just need to take a taxi or monorail - you can onlyl walk so much, plus once inside of any of these hotels is even more walking.

It's a lot of fun checking out the different hotels, just make sure you have comfy shoes!
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Dec 31st, 2009, 11:53 AM
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Bellagio is nice but I'd go with the Wynn or Encore..
5* luxury with great restaurants, rooms and service.
If you sign up for the e-mail on Wynn, you get great deals..$109 midweek is the latest.
We love the FS but it doesn't do it for us in Vegas.
Expedia has some great deals on Vegas after the New Year.
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Dec 31st, 2009, 12:05 PM
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I stayed at the Trump International for $99 in October (mid-week). Room was new and beautiful. Had a prix fixe meal for $29. Location requires walking as it's at the end of the Strip. Saw Jersey Boys and Phantom of the Opera. Both highly recommended.
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Dec 31st, 2009, 01:38 PM
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But on the other hand, can you stay at Wynn/FS/etc. and watch a beautiful show out of your hotel room? My 2 college roommates and I had a girls weekend in Las Vegas and had a fountain view room at Bellagio. The view was magical. We also found the employees very pleasant and helpful. Can't comment on the "lower end tourists" we were amongst but it isn't Motel Six! Did like the central strip location. Found it required a bus/cab to get to Wynn/Venetian area. Go with a good attitude and you will have a fun vacation.
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Dec 31st, 2009, 04:52 PM
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The fountains at Bellagio can be viewed spectacularly from the sidewalk so no need to pay to watch them from a room that is way overpriced.
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Dec 31st, 2009, 05:23 PM
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I love Wynn, but it's a mile from Center Strip. Trump isn't even on the Strip (although Trump's web site tries to give the impression it's on the Strip, it's on Fashion Show Drive, a little bit to the west), and is also far from Center Strip. For a Center Strip location, Bellagio is the best of the bunch. Caesars Palace is also a possibility, if you don't mind the awkward layout and are willing to pay for an upgrade from the not-so-nice standard rooms.
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Dec 31st, 2009, 07:08 PM
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all the times I have stayed at the Wynn, I have never wanted to leave to see 'Center Strip'..I don't get it but maybe since I've been coming to LV since the early 60's.
We usually cab/towncar/or own car
It takes forever anymore to get down the strip no matter how you travel.
If you do walk, where the best shoes and put on your street face, because there are lots of elements that unless you see and experience, takes to long to explain..card clickers at the stop lights are a first guess as strange & wrong.
We always take the side streets to the casinos but what I love is what is it about going to some of the older casinos..new is everything and with the turnover, it gets used and abused very quickly.
we do get in the car for the downtown old school big breakfast, return of investment, and great 99cent shrimp cocktails and Priscilla as the Binion's cocktail gal.
I say pick a luxury spot and enjoy the room, restaurants and the surrounding grounds..
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Dec 31st, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Any hotel on the strip or otherwise can be accessed by the DUCE bus - $15.00 for 3 days or $5.00 per day and you can hope on and off as many times as you like in a day. Did stay at the Bellagio - very nice hotel great layout and friendly staff - yes I too was a lower end tourist but they still liked me there!
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Jan 1st, 2010, 04:13 AM
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I, too, am a lower end tourist and when my girlfriends and I checked in to Bellagio, our room wasn't ready (we were early). They asked us to come back later. When we tried again, it still wasn't ready. The desk clerk made a phone call and upgraded us to a big suite. When we walked into that room, we were screaming like little girls. It was FABULOUS! You know when you are looking at the hotel, there are rooms that jut out in the middle - that was us! The suite was 1,500 square feet - foyer, dining room, living room with huge windows overlooking the fountains, two bathrooms. It was unbelievable.

I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Bellagio. It is a beautiful hotel (I've also stayed in a regular room) and the location cannot be beat.

Good luck with your choice and have fun on your trip.
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