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Old May 10th, 2003, 04:43 PM
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Las Vegas Hotels

I'm looking for recommendations on where to stay in Las Vegas at the beginning and end of a Grand Canyon/S.Utah tour with kids 10-14. We've narrowed it down to Circus Circus (the kids' choice); Excaliber; MGM Grand or The Flamingo. We want to stay 2 nights at one location at the beginning and 2 nights at another location at the end of the trip. (I posted a similar message under a different topic)
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Old May 10th, 2003, 11:24 PM
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I would pick Flamingo for the first leg because of the great pool, and MGM on the last leg because of the even more impressive pool. At MGM do not book "Emerald Tower" as those rooms are two small for 4.
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Old May 10th, 2003, 11:25 PM
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Also, MGM is an easy 4-minute drive to the airport car-rental return so it is a very convenient hotel for departure time.
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Old May 11th, 2003, 09:55 AM
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I think Id go with the previous person who replied...out of those hotels that would be a good suggestion
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Old May 12th, 2003, 06:58 AM
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I must agree with joesource. The Flamingo would be a good choice for the first two nights putiing you in walking distance of most of the best hotels in Vegas (Venetian, Bellagio, Caesars, TI, and the Mirage). Being at the beginning of the trip I would think you would probably prefer to be more active then. Staying at the MGM or Excaliber will give you access to these two hotels plus NYNY and Mandalay Bay. It is also towards the end of the strip closest to the airport, saving you some time to get there. Circus Circus is on an area of the strip that is not near as nice and not convenient to the area of hotels that everybody visits. I have also had friends who stayed there and did not like it and it usually doesn't get very positive reviews by posters on this site.
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Old May 12th, 2003, 09:18 AM
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Circus Circus and Excaliber have a reputation for being dirty, noisy and crowded. I would go with the other two.
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Old May 12th, 2003, 10:59 AM
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Stayed at both Excaliber and Circus Circus. Would not go back. Nothing bad , just OK! MGM and Flamingo much nicer. Did stay at the Riviera last time and it was nice and quiet pool/ Good Luck!
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Old May 12th, 2003, 02:09 PM
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Sandy, could you tell me a little more about the Riviera? I saw some amazing rates advertised - I believe $39. We stayed at the Flamingo last year and really enjoyed it but I would try the Riviera for that price.
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Old May 13th, 2003, 04:26 PM
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The Riviera is not known to be family friendly, including having bronze statues of womens' naked butts advertising their Crazy Girls show. I've read many reports that the hotel and casino are dirty, smelly, and run down. It's been compared to an old woman who hasn't aged gracefully.
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Old May 13th, 2003, 04:43 PM
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I was in Riviera once - when my relatives got some show tickets there. The show was just OK, and the buffet was awful, and I generally like buffets and not a picky eater.
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Old May 13th, 2003, 06:02 PM
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MGM Grand-too big-too widespread-; The Flamingo was a good choice, good swimming pool and good for family; Circus circus has gone down hill; Excaliber-haven't tried it yet.
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Old May 13th, 2003, 06:06 PM
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Circus Circus was already down the hill 10 years ago.
It would have to penetrate a sewer line to move much lower.
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