Las Vegas Hotels

Aug 10th, 2005, 04:19 PM
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Las Vegas Hotels

A group of my friends and I (girls and guys in our late 20's) will be going to Vegas for the first time this Novemeber. Any suggestions to hotels that are decently priced, or perhaps hotels with spas. I looked at the Westin..any thoughts on that?
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Aug 10th, 2005, 04:31 PM
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How much do you want to spend? Do you want to get crazy/party?? Are you going to hang out at the pool??

If you're willing to throw down some $$, then Bellagio is the nicest place there in my opinion.If you want to party, the Palms and Hard Rock are very popular with "girls and guys in their late 20's". The new clubs at TI (Treasure Island) are getting a rep as well...Being that it's November, the pool issue may not be important.

I'm no expert but it seems to me that most of the nicer places have them. I know that the Palms, Mandalay Bay, Ceasars, Mirage and Bellagio all have them. My wife has been to the one at the Palms and liked it alot.

If it were my 1st time to Vegas, I'd want to be dead center on the strip. Cost would be a secondary factor...
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Aug 10th, 2005, 04:46 PM
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hi, just returned from my first vegas trip 2 weeks ago. we stayed at the paris hotel, great location, but the pool was not that great, more of an older age group( the group of us that went are 25-31), and things are very expensive. i thought NYNY was pretty cool and they had good priced food and drinks and was full of all ages. we hung out at the palms a couple of times, it was nice, alot of people were in our age group, party vibe, the only thing is it is not on the strip. One piece of advice, do not tell your cab driver at the airport it is your first time there, going from the airport to hotel was 30$, when we left from the hotel to the airport it was 9$. Have fun.
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Aug 10th, 2005, 04:53 PM
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I agree that for your first Vegas visit, you should strive to stay on the Strip. That rules out the Palms and Hard Rock, frankly. They are trying HARD to get the "hip 20s" crowd, especially the Palms, but they're trying so hard they're seeming desperate, which makes them unhip. It doesn't help that during the week the main traffic at the Palms skews quite elderly. Forget the Westin. It's off-Strip and decidedly boring and un-Vegas.

On the Strip, the "class act" joints are Bellagio, Venetian, Mirage, Mandalay Bay (and TheHOTEL), the Wynn and Caesar's Palace. Aladdin, TI, Paris and NYNY are in the second tier of properties. Harrah's is perfectly mediocre, as is Monte Carlo, but they're also good deals relative to the others.

Spend the money and stay somewhere nice-- Bellagio would be tops. And all of the good properties have spas.
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Aug 10th, 2005, 05:50 PM
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The pool in Nov. will be a non-issue. Many hotels have closed their main pools by then for the season. So, as asked before, what do you want in a hotel, and what do you want to spend?
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Aug 10th, 2005, 06:27 PM
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My 20 something son says Bellagio is for "geezers" (like his parents' generation??) He and his friends would never stay there. I think your group will have the most fun if you go where other young people go....However, I also agree that you should stay mid-strip so that you will be walking distance to lots of places.
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Aug 10th, 2005, 07:50 PM
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Have your 20 something son stay in a suite at the Bellagio *WITH A GIRL* and then come back and tell me how the experience was...

I'm no geezer but I live like a 20 something year old when I'm in one of those rooms!!
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Aug 15th, 2005, 05:21 PM
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Thanks for the advice. We are not too concerned about how "hip" or "young" the hotel is as we figure it's just a place to sleep, and since I love the Westin's beds, I put that down. As far as price, we don't have much to spend, maybe 100-200/nite. We'd rather splurge on other things there.
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Aug 15th, 2005, 05:59 PM
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If you want a comfy bed, don't stay at the Aladdin. I always read that they're hard. On the other hand, the Palms and Bellagio are known to have very comfy beds. I wouldn't stay at the Westin just for the bed. There's nothing going on there and the walk to the strip (although only five minutes) is a bit iffy going past the dumpy (soon to be closed) Bourbon Street casino.
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Aug 15th, 2005, 07:08 PM
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Stayed at the Westin in June this year. We LIKED the fact there was nothing going on, a nice breather from the madness of the Strip.

As in, no tired and cranky kids, no wild loud parties, no one at the slots, no waiting for drinks, immediate check in at 10 am (!), no lines for a cab, etc. Never felt unsafe walking from the Strip to the hotel either, including late at night.

Three persons did various spa selections and seemed happy with it. Rooms may have been a bit on the small side (a remodel of an earlier hotel and so not standard specs for size of bathroom or bedroom). A unanimous vote (from age 21 to 60) we'd all stay there again.

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Aug 22nd, 2005, 12:46 PM
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Thanks guys for all of your suggestions...I will definitely consider them when making my decision!
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Sep 9th, 2005, 10:40 PM
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A friend of mine who is a hottie, 26 yr. old went to Vegas a week before me. They got a good rate at Caesars and she said they never left the hotel in four days...Good pool, even topless, lots of bars, restaurants and centrally located. I saw her photos it was girls gone wild, VEGAS.

If I was *young* and single I would be at Caesars or Mandalay bay. MB is far down the strip, so that leaves Caesars for mid-strip.

Palms Casino was all local old people. The restaurants that I went in had young people in them. It is a 5 min. cab ride to the strip. Since we didn't stay there, I can't comment on all the bars.

I have stayed at the Westin. Not bad, not great. The bed are nice. The rooms were small with a view of parking garages. I also stayed at Bally which is mid-strip. We had a suite overlooking the Eiffel Tower at Paris! It was sexy because we had a jacuzzi in the room and floor to ceiling windows. I hope no one had a long lens from Paris...

This is how I got a good rate:
Go online and sign up at many hotels websites for great rates. They send you promo's with rates. You might get something good. I got $100 from the Venetian and $149 from Bellagio that way.

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