Las Vegas Hotel Choices

Mar 10th, 2012, 04:26 AM
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Las Vegas Hotel Choices

We will be going to LV end of May. I was going for a timeshare but have since decided upon a hotel on the strip. I have read reviews and wish to stay in a clean, economical hotel. This leaves me with the Tropicana, which is getting great reviews. Treasure Island. I like the location plus you one gets a discount on Mystere show if we stay here. The other one is the Luxor. Not so great reviews. All are in the same price point. I am not interested in downtown. We are doing a package deal from PHL so putting them both together the air alone is $420 non stop-booking together I am seeing $537.00 for both on these hotels. Of course this does not take into account the "resort fees." The Flamingo does not have them but the reviews are less then desirable. Thanks.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 04:37 AM
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I believe the Trop has been refurbished since it "changed owners". And it has a great pool.

TI is probably a better location than Luxor - with more choices within easier walking distance.

We like the Flamingo if you can get a room high enough on the Paris/Strip side to look down at the fabulous Bellagio Fountains. We move the chairs over by the window - and enjoy some wine and cheese, etc - watching the fountain shows - before going out to dinner/show, whatnot.

And the Flamingo has refurbished many of the rooms. Haven't read the negative reviews but if you get a view of the fountains - what else do you need? We didn't go to their pool much - but as I recall - it was ok?

They also have a fun garden in back - complete with birds (Flamingos) etc. And you can't beat the location.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 05:16 AM
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TI my fav of yours right across from the Venetian
GREAT strip location go for that Luxor more budget
location not so great. Flamingo not so much ok not great.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 06:18 AM
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Tomsd, I rely on expedia recent reviews and trip advisor. Yes TI does look like it might have the best location. I also like the idea of the discount tickets on the show. I saw that all ready and it was ok but I would prefer to see "o" this time. Thanks.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 07:05 AM
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I personally wouldn't stay at Luxor...it's quite a hike to the central strip and quite dark inside. The others are more centrally located. We stayed at Harrah's and it was fine with a great location. They have a very good daytime comedy/magic show,Mac King, that is semi-free with coupons provided at check-in. You have to pay around $10 for a one drink minimum. The same coupons are frequently passed out near Harrah's outdoor bar.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 07:49 AM
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I have not been disappointed staying at the Flamingo. I even stay in the lowest "deluxe" room. You can't beat the location. Try Tix 4 tonight just a short walk away for discount on show tickets.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 08:43 AM
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Last time I stayed at Flamingo they were doing a weekend pool party thing trying to attract the 20-somethings, and it was loud and boozy all over the place on Saturday. If your stay is during the week I think you'd be fine, especially in one of the upgraded rooms. TI is the best choice of the other three that you mentioned. I think you said you liked the Mirage the last time you were in LV, and TI is right next door and connected by tram. You've got the Fashion Square Mall next door, and easy walking distance to Wynn, Encore, Venetian, Palazzo, Caesars Forum Shoppes etc.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 09:50 AM
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Yes I did stay at the Mirage. I thought the Mirage had the very best pool area around. I did not see TI pool, but the Mirage was wonderful. We will be there for 5 days sun-Friday.

Now about those tickets! How does one go about getting discount tickets. Cirque shows are $$$. I want to see "O" this time around. You go to Tix 4 tonight and hope there are some available I would assume. Chancy though isn't it? If I want a sure thing I guess I have to pay. We will be there over Memorial day so It may be busier then usual. Can I get tickets discounted now? Or you have to wait till you go? Thanks.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Usually the discounts for the Cirque shows are not very much -- if they offered at all. You might be able to get them for Mytere - which I still think is as good as any of them - and we have seen them all. I may have liked Reve at the Wynn as good as O - but they are very similiar. And the Mirage does have a great pool. So does Bellagio - and for that matter - Steve's newer gem - Wynn - and the latest - Encore is nice too. I haven't had the pleasure of staying at the Venetian or their newer Pallazo - but think they have a good pool also.

And yes, if you are going to be there on a busy weekend - do suggest you buy tix ahead of time, or at least call ahead to check on availability.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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err - that's supposed to read Mystere - and if you are staying at TI and can get bargain tickets to it - hard to go wrong with that.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Bally is right in the middle of the strip. If you are price conscious, Imperial Palace is cheaper, and Circus Circus is a bit further down the way.

If you don't mind off teh strip a bit, try Orleans and Palace station.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Thanks Eschew no I want on the strip. sorry i saw circus circus years ago and I am sorry to say I am not that "price consious." I was less then impressed I am going with TI. I know the location next to the Mirage. We wont be renting cars so I think it is a safe bet.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 10:40 AM
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I've seen many Cirque shows but wanted to try something different, so we went with 'Le Reve' which we thouroughly enjoyed. I think 'O' is very similar and if you check this board there are a myriad of opinions as to which is better.

Le Reve is at the Wynn which is a beautiful hotel and the venue was designed specifally for the show. We got tickets through TravelZoo at $30 off (I just checked and there is a current deal thru 3/31 but a new one might then pop up). I would recommend a seat higher up...as a matter of fact, the most expensive tickets are at the top because you get a better overall view. If you go with the cheapest tickets, you will get wet. I had to call and use the TravelZoo code because when I tried to book online the site kept returning seats up front.

You might want to join Cirque Club if you are determined to see one of their shows. I'm not sure if they are offering discounts for Mystere.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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We try to stay at a different hotel on every trip so that we can keep track of our trips. We stayed at the Luxor last time. It would not be on my short list of hotels to repeat. We like to casino hop and it's more or less on the end. Also the room had seen better days. It was adequate, but there are better choices.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Deb15July, I was just on there web site some are offering 15% off. I see that le Reve is less closer stating you will get wet there. I see the point. I so wanted to have an opportunity to see Celine Dion. I see she is also not there during the time frame!! I see where some of her shows are cancelled for March. I wonder what is happening there. I went on the Cirque Club site and I have signed up.Thanks for the idea. I don't want to wait to long or end up w/o tickets. I saw LOVE before and would see it again but it looks like the day we arrive would be our only option on that one. I saw Mystere before when my husband and I went for some reason I was not that thrilled with it. MY GF I am traveling with has not seen any. I actually started nodding off during Mystere. Not LOVE though---I loved "Love." Thanks.
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Mar 10th, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Celine apparently had a viral infection that has caused weakness in her vocal chords. I don't know if you priced tickets, but they are extremely expensive. Depending on your budget, her problems might be a blessing in disguise for your pocketbook!
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Mar 10th, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Oh no I did not price tickets as she is not there not could be we get tickets. You might be correct about that--a blessing in disguise for sure. It sounds like it is worse then the Cirque shows. That is to bad about Celine. I hope she recovers soon as she has a beautiful voice and she seems like a beautiful person on the inside as well.
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Mar 11th, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Last time we were in Vegas, we saw (too late) that the MGM had a great package on shows. You didn't even have to be a guest. Even if you don't stay at one of the high-end hotels, they're worthy checking out, if you're into walking around.

We're not gamblers; we go for the food, shows, window shopping, and just walking around.
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Mar 12th, 2012, 06:17 AM
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TI has a very poor pool, a lot of concrete, no shade, and crowded. The location is good, but other choices, and the pools, are equally well located.

I realize you prefer the strip, but another good option, with three times the space, a kitchen, and washer/dryer, huge bathroom, and nice pool area and reception area, is at the Platinum.
Call in house reservations, for even better suite deals than their website. I had a Princess Suite for $99, shared with two friends. It was lovely.
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Mar 12th, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Thanks but I booked yesterday although I can cancel. We are only there for 5 days so I don't think we will really be using the pool that much. I also need to take into consideration that our pool season is beginning on the east coast where I live. It is not as if I am coming back to old man winter!! Now I need to find things to do in the day time.
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