Las Vegas Hotels

Aug 3rd, 2007, 07:13 AM
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Las Vegas Hotels

Quick question: I'm going to be in Las Vegas 8/23-8/26 and need to find a hotel that fits within my travel budget (paid by employer.) I've only been to Las Vegas once before and stayed at Mandalay Bay. This time I need to average around $120 a night. I'll be attending a 3-day workshop at UNLV. I'm not gambling, but may go out for a drink. I would like a) a clean room, b) a quiet room, and a pool. I don't know if I can stay near UNLV and take a cab if/when I go elsewhere, or if I should stay on the strip and take a cab each day to the workshop.

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Aug 3rd, 2007, 08:51 AM
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Maybe stay in between the two, such as near the corner of Paradise and Flamingo. that would be a little closer to the strip than UNLV I think. I'm not familar with specific properties in that intersection, but you could check on a hotel map. Terribles come to mind though you could check for something maybe a step up from there. TripAdvisor.com could be a starting place.
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Aug 3rd, 2007, 09:52 AM
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Here's a list of hotels from UNLV http://www.unlv.edu/main/hotelsNear.html. We stayed at the Fairfield Inn on Paradise Road. It was nice, and included continental breakfast and fits in your price range. It gets pretty good reviews on Trip Advisor and has a free airport shuttle. Just a small pool though, definitely not Mandalay Bay pool fun.
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Aug 3rd, 2007, 10:07 AM
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It looks like your trip is over a weekend which really limits where you'll be able to stay at $120/night. I checked a couple of rates on the web and it looks like the only places on the strip in your range would be Circus Circus and Sahara. Probably the Stratosphere and Riviera too but I didn't check them. I've never stayed at any of them so I couldn't recommend one. I've seen several posts on this site advising against Circus Circus though. Also these may not be worth you staying at anyway because they aren't really what most people would consider to be walking distance from the main parts of the strip (especially at night), so you'd have to cab it to UNLV and to the main part of the strip. If you can talk your company into spending a few extra dollars you could stay at Bill's Gambling Hall & Saloon (formerly Barbary Coast). It's got the best strip location and I've heard it's a decent place for the price. The only drawback is that I've also heard it's not always quiet.

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Aug 3rd, 2007, 10:30 AM
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The Sahara is probably the best value in that price range. Circus2 is a dump.
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Aug 3rd, 2007, 10:38 AM
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Here's Terrible's link: http://www.terribleherbst.com/casino...ervations.html
I think you have to call the 800 # on that page to get room rate info.
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Aug 3rd, 2007, 10:43 AM
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www.alexispark.com

Or the new Marriott Renaissance comes in at $127 per night if you have AAA or a corp discount.

Both are a quick cab ride to UNLV. The Renaissance is right by the monorail system to the strip.
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Aug 3rd, 2007, 11:46 AM
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Go to Expedia, type in your dates, and if you want the strip only, you can narrow them down. You can also sort by price and see them on a map.

I don't think making reservations through Expedia will be cheaper, only "to get the picture" and then reserve through the hotel's website.
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Aug 3rd, 2007, 11:58 AM
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Just checked Expedia and the Ritz-Carlton for those dates are $152..what a deal..its in Henderson but who cares.
Also, the Golden Nugget is $137 a night and the Paris & Luxor were around $170...if you stay at the Ritz, maybe there is a shuttle or rent a car for the 3 days..cheaper than a taxi.
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Aug 3rd, 2007, 12:18 PM
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Agree, Circus Circus is the WORST. Stratosphere is not convenient to the Strip. Have you looked on Expedia for rates at MGM Grand, Luxor, or Treasure Island? They're better located and often have good deals.
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