Las Vegas - Bellagio, Venetian, Mirage

Apr 4th, 2005, 04:27 PM
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Las Vegas - Bellagio, Venetian, Mirage

My husband and I are planning our first trip to Las Vegas July 4-8 and are undecided on hotels. We've read the reviews on this site as well as Trip Advisor and CheapoVegas but are undecided among the Bellagio, Venetian, Mirage, The Hotel at Mandalay Bay & Ceasars. We prefer a nice hotel (4*), good location, quiet rooms, few children, & good service. Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Apr 4th, 2005, 04:44 PM
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My husband and I are going to Vegas for the first time in June for 3 nights. We were undecided about the same hotels, and I ended up picking the Mirage because it was the cheapest for our nights, and I figured for our first time there (and only staying 3 nights) we wouldn't be spending much time in our room anyways!

I posed a similar question about Vegas hotels compared to each other and their prices, and I got LOTS of great reponses. Click on my screen name, scroll through my posts, and you should be able to find it. Good luck!
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Apr 4th, 2005, 05:44 PM
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We prefer Ceasar's because it is not a kid-friendly hotel. The hotel itself is very quiet, and the pools are gorgeous. You can't beat the center-strip location, too. I love the Race Book, and my husband found a favorite craps table quickly!
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Apr 4th, 2005, 06:35 PM
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Bellagio and Caesars have the best locations - right in the middle of the strip. Venetian and Mirage are decently located, but THEhotel is at the farthest south end of the strip.

Of those you mentioned, if money is no object, Bellagio would be my #1 pick. But, you didn't mention the newest option - Wynn. If I could afford it, I'd stay there.

In the end, though, you probably wouldn't be unhappy with any of those choices. So, if one is considerably less expensive than the others, I'd choose that and spend the saved money on shows or food or gambling.
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Apr 5th, 2005, 07:50 AM
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I'd have to agree with either Bellagio or Caesars - neither are "kid friendly" and both are beautiful with lots of adult ammenities. Mandalay Bay is too far off the beaten path, so to speak, and the Mirage will be OVER-RUN with kids in the summer - their pool is great and the families/kids flock to it. I don't have much to say about the Venetian - I've never spent much time there.
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Apr 5th, 2005, 08:06 AM
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Oh yeah - and like jlm said - why not give Wynn a call - that promises to be a beauty for sure and it would be fun to stay there just after it opens. I'm sure you'd enjoy it there.
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Apr 5th, 2005, 08:13 AM
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I don't know if Ceasars will be having work done over the 4th of July holiday, but they are constructing a new tower which could certainly disrupt the normal definition of quiet.

We've stayed at Bellagio about a dozen times over the last several years. Our trip there this past weekend will, I suspect, be our last stay with them.

Their service levels have continued to slip and I just can't see them being able to top the level of service that Steve Wynn had when he owned Bellagio.

While I suspect it might be sold out, you might want to consider Wynn's as I imagine it'll quickly be viewed as the best place in town.
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Apr 5th, 2005, 09:06 AM
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I don't remember seeing any children at all at the Venetian. It's mid-strip AND it's available as a 5* through Priceline, or at least it was when we got it. I've seen it go for between $75-$125 (HUGE suite) but may be tough for your dates.
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Apr 5th, 2005, 02:45 PM
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With your dates, Wynn seems to have good rates! (i've been checking for myself!) I love the Venetian Venezia tower, not too many kids at all.
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Apr 5th, 2005, 06:29 PM
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Frankie,

What site did you check for the rates at the Wynn. Very interested in this hotel if I can get a good deal.

Thanks

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Apr 6th, 2005, 03:10 AM
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www.wynnlasvegas.com

I'm not frankie, but you can make reservations directly through the hotel. They're currently showing $199/night for their basic room (which I'm sure is not actually basic at all) while you're there.
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Apr 6th, 2005, 03:46 AM
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I went through the same decision making last year. I decided on the Bellagio and was most happy with my choice. Be sure to check all of the hotel's websites. There are many promotions during the summer months. Bellagio has an excellent location. The hotel is beautiful with great bathrooms.The pool is very relaxing with few children. The buffet is also very, very good. If you can get a lakeview room, it is well worth it. I thought the prices for breakfast were a bit much but there are other options besides the hotel for breakfast. Mandalay Bay is a beautiful hotel but really out of the way. The Venetian is not as centrally located but is also a lovely hotel although the pool does not compare to Bellagio's. If you like to shop, don't miss the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace. There is something for all ages and price ranges. Don't worry too much about the heat. It is bearable. When you cant' take it, just go into one of the many hotels on the strip. Bring comfortable shoes. You really do walk a lot in Vegas. Have a great time and good luck in the casinos.
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Apr 6th, 2005, 06:43 AM
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I honestly don't think you could go wrong with any of the hotels mentioned. The Hotel would probably be the last one on my list, though, just because it's so far south on the strip.

You might check into a Tower Suite at Mirage--1100 square feet, totally quiet and a real haven after a day of walking. Still our favorite digs in Vegas but am curious about Wynn and can't wait to hear reviews.
 
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:44 AM
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thanks,jlm. for providing the info! I have booked a room at the Wynn for the middle of July (monday, tuesday) for a panoramic view room for a $249 rate. It was hard deciding what room to book, they all looked so great, especially the suites!!!
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Apr 6th, 2005, 12:15 PM
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We recently stayed at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay. While we had a beautiful suite there, I wouldn't stay there again b/c of the location. We like to walk everywhere and we had to take public transportation this time. We love the Venetian, but their rates have really gone up lately. It's always been quiet there. In June, we'll be staying at Bally's for a good rate and location. We've never stayed at the Bellagio. The new tower at Caesar's has nice rooms too. Enjoy yourselves wherever you stay.
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Apr 6th, 2005, 01:36 PM
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We are also going around that time (over July 4 weekend) and were considering these hotels also. I first booked a lakeview room at Bellagio, but then made a reservation at the Wynn. Over the weekend, we got a rate of $274, which was just about the same (a little less) than the lakeview room at Bellagio. As people here have commented, it will be the newest place, built by the person that did the Bellagio, so it should be great.
Enjoy!
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