Las Vegas Hotels & Pool

Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 04:23 PM
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Las Vegas Hotels & Pool

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I am planning a June vacation to Las Vegas and would appreciate your input on the best hotels with pools. We will be a group of women (early 30's) who's looking for rest and relaxation during the day and great entertainment at night. The hotels we are considering are MGM, Caesars, and Paris. We know that Mandalay Bay has a great pool but we fear that many children will be there. Any input will be great.

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Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 04:54 PM
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Hi,
Of the 3 hotel/casinos mentioned I have only stayed at the MGM. It has a wonderful pool area. It's only drawback is that it was a hike through the casino from our room. I would stay there again though.

Being that your vacation will be in June I am assuming no matter where you stay there will be families with children.

As for the entertainment at the MGM. I was there for a convention so the Club there was packed with people from the convention. Not sure what it would be like otherwise.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 05:06 PM
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With fewer things for kids to do in Las Vegas and so many families that still think it is a great family vacation spot, I think it will be difficult to find rest and relaxation near a pool in June in Las Vegas.

You might be better off staying at a hotel not known for its pool - I think they might be less attractive to kids.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 05:21 PM
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Hi grouptravel, you might go to cheapovegas.com and click on the pools section. Good (and funny!) commentary not only on the pools but on the hotels as well.

Hope this helps.

Happy travels!
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Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 06:05 PM
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There will be no hotel or pool that does not have kids (lots of them) - even the "more expensive" hotels will be packed with families & kids. I go to Vegas often, I know what I am saying. I think the Mirage pool is lovely but it really does not matter, you will not avoid kids anyplace.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 06:17 PM
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Actually if you like to find a nice pool with a tendency to have less kids. Consider the Golden Nugget downtown Las Vegas. A 4 star hotel, albeit not as fancy as the four stars on the strip and the downtown area is lacking in visual appeal. But they do have a very nice pool area and families/kids tend not to stay at this hotel.
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Old Jan 23rd, 2005, 06:17 PM
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Hubby and I are also your age, and we stayed at Caesar's las Memorial Day. They have a GREAT pool area and it was NOT full of kids. Caesar's pool complex doesn't have slides, a wave pool, or anythign kids would like. It does have submerged sunbathing platforms, a European bathing (topless optional) area where kids are NOT allowed, and a lot of cabanas! Caesar's doesn't have anything that would draw families to it (no video gamerooms, theme restaurants, or play areas for kids), so I would honestly say it will be your best bet!
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 07:17 AM
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My husband and I loved the pool at the Mirage which is big, free form, with a large waterfall that feels great if you let it pound on your shoulders, and a water slide. There are one or two small pools as well. The two jacuzzis are well shaded and hot enough for a good soak. We were there during the week, first week of June, and the pool was not very crowded and there were plenty of lounge chairs in and out of the shade (I'm sure it is more crowded on weekends). Pool is only 3 and a half feet deep so it's a bit hard to really swim even in the section with marked lanes but I understand that is true of most Vegas pools.

I don't know how many in your group but if you can swing a 2 bedroom tower suite you will love it I'm sure. E-mail me if you want Mirage pics of pool and/or the suite.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 07:50 AM
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I like the feedback that you got on Caesars. The same is somewhat true of Paris...lack of kid attractions. Their pool is nothing special however. Just a big round hole with water and cement all around it on the 2nd or 3rd floor above the lobby. You could go gaze onto the strip from the deck if you wanted.

While the pool does not figure heavily in my choice of Vegas hotels, I am partial to Paris, but I could be sold on Caesars in your situation. By the way, Bally's has a very decent pool arrangement.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 10:05 AM
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Just confirming the previous post about Caesar's. I have stayed there many times (including over Spring Break and in the summer) and there have never been a lot of kids at the pool (or even at the restaurants). The pool area is very nice and relaxing. As far as rooms, the Palace Tower currently offers the best rooms at the hotel. Caesars is building a new tower with all suites but I'm not certain when it is set to open.

I haven't stayed at MGM or Paris, so can't compare. I have stayed at Mandalay Bay twice and both times there were lots of kids at the pool.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 11:46 AM
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try the Hard Rock Cafe. it is just around the corner from the strip. It is geared more toward young people.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 02:21 PM
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While not on your list, the Flamingo's pool area is awesome.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 02:25 PM
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Flamingo has a nice pool but the kids will be out in force there. Not recommended for what you are looking for.
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Old Jan 24th, 2005, 02:41 PM
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We've stayed at the Flamingo in a July and it was packed to the hilt with adults and kids.

We stayed at the Stardust 3rd week of June and their pool wasn't crowded at all. It's not big or fancy, but we were able to get a lounge chair and not have to swim around tons of people. They also have twin whirlpools which are great. There was never anybody using them when we were there. Loved it!
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I agree with the posts concerning Ceasars. I love to lay in the sun and their pool was my all-time favorite. It's actually a beautiful series of several pools, four or five if I remember correctly, with lots of grecian statues and beautiful tilework. You and your friends should love the cabanas. There were several of us at the time and we splurged and rented one for a day. It was well worth the money. I think it was $75 three or four years ago. The price included the cabana for the entire day, all the soft-drinks, water, etc. you could drink, lunch, which was a fruit/vegetable tray, and floats for those who wanted them. The cabanas were somewhat private with several lounge chairs included in the area and the service was wonderful. If interested, you should check the price and to see what's included now, but I would love to go back. Definitely worth it for a group of you! If you go there, try to get a room in the Palace Towers. The rooms are large, with beautiful, elegenat, marble baths to die for. Separate showers and a huge jacuzzi in the bath. I hope you choose Ceasars.
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 07:49 PM
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Thank you all for the feedback to my question and the suggestion to review cheapovegas.com. The room rates for Bally's in early June are really affordable however I think we'll splurge and stay at Caesars (although we won't do a suite) for the pool, spa and because I have not stayed at this location.

Thanks again Fodorites!!!!

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Old Jan 26th, 2005, 10:31 AM
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I love Caesars but just so you know, the rooms vary widely, depending on which tower you stay in. As previously stated, the Palace Tower has the nicest rooms by far, followed by the Forum Tower. The Roman and Centurion are less desireable.
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Old Jan 26th, 2005, 05:12 PM
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Well, Bally's pool was excellent when we were there!! My 2 sons loved it! It, too was a hike (we also did MGM on another trip). I think they all must be?? OSB.
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Old Jan 27th, 2005, 05:26 PM
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Stayed at Paris last Sept, loved the hotel, however the pool area is on the 3rd floor and although large it is only 3-1/2 feet deep. That is it, no deep end. There were very few kids however, and they make great drinks!!!!!!
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Old Jan 27th, 2005, 06:47 PM
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We are your age as well...the Mirage pool is totally awesome.Caesars is ok , too...but there is Celine Dion EVERYWHERE... gets on the nerves fast!!
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