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Las vegas two teens & spouse april strip hotel TI Ballys Caesars? Others?

Las vegas two teens & spouse april strip hotel TI Ballys Caesars? Others?

Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 04:43 AM
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Las vegas two teens & spouse april strip hotel TI Ballys Caesars? Others?

What would be a good hotel approximately mid strip in Vegas for April 20-22 easter vacation for husband, wife pre teen and teen. Good prices for Caesars, Bally's Tresuare Island..
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 05:09 AM
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I would skip Caesar's. Not a kid-friendly hotel, especially with the topless pool area... Honestly, Flamingo has a better pool area if that is important to you.
www.cheapovegas.com has good hotel reviews.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 05:23 AM
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Yes, Flamingo, has great pools, nice garden.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 06:38 AM
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Please advise as to where the topless pool is, which one is it? How prevalent is it? Does the Flamingo have as good a location as Caesars, is it walkable to Stratosphere?
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 06:51 AM
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It's one heck of a long walk but doable I guess (if it is not too hot). Why not take the bus - it's $2/per ride. I'm anti-kids in Vegas (no flaming please .. ) but of your choices Caesars is the last place I'd take kids. Flamingo pool is the best and it is a VERY centrally located hotel on the strip (across from Caesars).
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 06:55 AM
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The topless area is in the back of the pool at Caesar's, and there are signs to mark it off. I totally agree that I would not take a kid to Caesar's. There are no entertainment options, such as video games, etc. for them there. The pools at Caesar's are designed more for laying out and tanning. Other hotels, such as Monte Carlo, have pools with lazy rivers, wave pools, etc. that are much more entertaining.

Lori is correct that Stratosphere is a LONG walk! (Technically, it is not on the Strip.) The bus is much better! Don't attempt to walk to it at night as the immediately surrounding neighborhood is not safe...
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 07:07 AM
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Flamingo and Caesars are practically opposite each other, both with a good mid-Strip location so the walk to the Stratosphere is much the same. Whether it's a long walk or not really depends on what you consider "long" but the Deuce bus at $2 each (or $5 for a day pass) will get you there if you don't want to walk that far. For 4 of you a cab would not be that expensive by comparison.

Caesars is the best hotel of the ones you list but as mentioned, is probably not the best to stay in if you have children in tow. Very few hotels are all that kid-friendly as Vegas generally seems to have given up on trying to appeal as much to children. I assume it's because children and parents with children aren't as free with their $$ (at gambling, in restaurants) which isn't as good for the hotels.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 08:34 AM
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flamingo, bally's or ti
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 09:40 AM
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Although I agree that Caesar's is a more adult hotel than some others in Las Vegas, it is the nicest of the three you mentioned. Caesar's seems to have a significant amount of European guests, and that is probably why they have the topless option. But that is only allowed at one of the side pools and you really would have no reason to be in that area, unless you do so intentionally. Also, you do not say if you have daugthers or sons but Caesar's does have the Forum Shoppes, which I would guess would be a hit with girls (and maybe boys too).
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 10:31 AM
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Bally's has comparatively large rooms.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 11:05 AM
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I appreciate all the tips. They aren't consistent. Can't make up my mind Flamingo or Caesars. Flamingo would save us some money, people said caiesars is nicer, pool I hear all different things but no one said that Caesars was bad some just thought Flamingo might be better.

Any more to add to conversation on Caesars or should I consider Flamingo. I know it is a matter of opinion. Let me say kids are 13 boy 15 girl 17 boy. If a pool had a nice wave or great slide it would be nice, any suggestions? Does Flamingo have that. Anything else to ad?
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 11:16 AM
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Far from being bad, Caesar's pool area is one of my favorites in Las Vegas. However, it doesn't have any of the kid-friendly features, such as a wave pool or river pool or slides. I believe Flamingo has a river pool.

Other than the pool, I don't think Flamingo is more "kid-friendly" than Caesar's. These are casinos after all.

If you do decide on Caesar's, remember that there are several different towers, some newer than others. The two best towers are the Palace Tower and the brand new Augustus Tower. I would say the next best tower after that would be the Forum Tower. BY "best" I mean room size and furnishings.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 12:37 PM
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"I appreciate all the tips. They aren't consistent."

Far from it, I think the advice from everyone here is pretty much along the same lines: Caesars is an all-round higher-class hotel where there is less to appeal to children (teens may well appreciate the shopping there though if your wallet needs lightening!).

Flamingo has a better pool area if that matters and is a more child-friendly place (there's a much broader range of clientele generally in the Flamingo) but the hotel is not in the same league as Caesars.

Is the price difference between the two hotels big?

PS - what's happened to your pre-teen child since this morning?
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 12:56 PM
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Well not sure how "old" your kids are concerning activities, but I would stay at the Mirage, next door to TI, it has the hmmm I think secret gardens with the animals that are great has the exploding volcano and next door to TI with with shows there. Not as mid strip as Caesars but darn close.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 12:57 PM
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PS Mirage has a very nice pool area too
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 01:06 PM
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Date: 03/02/2006, 07:43 am
What would be a good hotel approximately mid strip in Vegas for April 20-22 easter vacation for husband, wife pre teen and teen. Good prices for Caesars, Bally's Tresuare Island..
Thanks
Ken

Since youre looking a good deal on a decent mid-strip area, I would recommend Bally's , Tropicana, New York. Sometimes you can also get good deals on MGM grand. You may also want to check out San Remo or Excalibur.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2006, 01:33 PM
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Be advised that the San Remo is now the Hooters Hotel & Casino. I'm sure the 17-year old boy would love it!

Also, check out the Monte Carlo. It has a wave pool and lazy river, and it is one of the few properties where you don't have to go through the casino to get to the elevators. It is at a busy corner of the Strip by NYNY, MGM and Excalibur. LOTS to do there besides gambling!
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Old Mar 5th, 2006, 09:46 AM
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I agree, I think Monte Carlo would be a great choice. The pool area would be nice for the kids. The wave pool and lazy river are a lot of fun. The hotel is very nice too. We have stayed at the Monte Carlo many times, never with kids though, and have always had good size rooms with great prices. Typically $69.00 or $79.00 per night. We also like the Monte Carlo because is is a little smaller than the other hotels which makes it a little easier to find people. Not sure but I think there is a monorail that runs from Monte Carlo to Bellagio.
Have fun. I think any of the hotels you have listed you will enjoy.
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Old Mar 5th, 2006, 04:55 PM
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http://www.luxor.com/

and other hotel websites have a very easy tool to check out the prices of more than half a dozen hotels at once as well as online reservation with those hotels
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Old Mar 5th, 2006, 05:13 PM
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mandalay bay for the pool, wave, and lazy river for the kids.
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