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Loyal to one Vegas hotel or have you tried them all?

Loyal to one Vegas hotel or have you tried them all?

Jul 7th, 2009, 09:56 AM
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Loyal to one Vegas hotel or have you tried them all?

A question for all you seasoned Vegas travelers--
When you go to Vegas, do you usually stay at a different hotel each time in order to gain different experiences, or have you found one property that you've become completely loyal to?
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Jul 7th, 2009, 10:16 AM
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My stay is based on three things, where can I get the best deal, where can I get the best comps, or do I already have a free, comped room waiting for me. I mostly stay on the Strip. All things considered (including if I actually am paying for the room) I tend to favor Mandalay Bay, Paris or Ceasar's.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 10:23 AM
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I have to say even though I am usually one that likes to try new things, when we find something we really like whether it be hotel, restaurant or destination it is really hard to not keep going back to the same place =) I don't know if I would call myself a seasoned Vegas traveler, but I have been there four times so far and with my last experience we had there I think we might start being loyal to the Monte Carlo. Of course it all depends on what you are looking for in terms of a hotel, but it was wonderful for us. My hubby likes good comfort food and sports so it was wonderful being right next door to New York, New York with their ESPN Zone area and all the sports stuff they had in there plus awesome food places but not have to be in the same hotel with the rollercoaster and all the people in NewYork, New York. Monte Carlo was more laid back and relaxing and we got upgraded for 30 extra dollars a night to this fabulous big beautiful suite because they didn't have any non-smoking rooms left, which was fine by me, it was great. We like the area that it is in, great customer service, nice pool and of course like I said loved being next to New York, New York. When we go back we will definitely be staying there again, hopefully in one of those suites again=).
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Jul 7th, 2009, 02:17 PM
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I've stayed at the Venetian, the Palazzo, Palms Place, THEhotel, Luxor, Trump, and The Signature. My husband has stayed at Wynn, too, and the Platinum. We both agree we like the Signature best so far, but are always open to a new place...
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Jul 7th, 2009, 03:59 PM
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Stayed at Wynn, Palms, Caesar, Venetian, Bellagio, Rio, MGM, Golden Nugget, Horseshoe (long time ago) Mandalay, Luxor and Sahara and my favorite is the Wynn with the Palms being second.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 04:08 PM
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We have been to Vegas 4 times. We've stayed at the Hilton or the Golden Nugget each time. We play blackjack downtown the most so it's easier to be downtown and go out to the strip when we want something else. We want to try some other places but the value we get at the Nugget and Hilton hasn't been beat yet so that's where we'll be next time too. $49/nt at the Nugget for 3 nights, then $169 total for 4 nights at the Hilton. (We received these offers by mail.)
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Jul 7th, 2009, 05:15 PM
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Hilton is the Flamingo? I'm hoping to stay at one of the older properties and the Flamingo and Monte Carlo seem to be the front runners. NYTimes/Frommer's review gave kudos to El Cortez, believe it or not. I'd like to hang out around the pool area (late October, not swimming), have breakfast and check out the decor and landscaping. Any input?
Hubby is much more inclined toward MGM and that sort of thing. But just this once....
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Jul 7th, 2009, 05:31 PM
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I've stayed at many many hotels on the strip over the years. We "found" Orleans thru a good friend and a great deal about 5 years ago and have continued to stay there. They have a coffee maker in the room... I like that. I used to travel with a small Mr. Coffee everytime we went to Vegas because no one had coffee makers in-room. The size of a room at Orleans is nice, and you don't have to walk 14 miles to get to your room like you do in some of the mega-casino hotels.

Granted, Orleans is not "On" the strip. But then, we always have a rental car anyway.
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Jul 7th, 2009, 05:58 PM
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Well, limited experience. Have only stayed at a couple, but will next time be returning to Bellagio. Loved the location, the atmosphere, service, and a spacious room overlooking the Fountains
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Jul 7th, 2009, 06:03 PM
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The Flamingo, I believe is no longer the "Flamingo Hilton", it's part of the Harrah's group. (The Las Vegas Hilton is near the convention center, but not on the strip.) I stayed in one of the Flamingo's funky, retro "Go Rooms" last time I was there. It was reasonable, and had a view of the Bellagio fountains. The best part, though, is that it is a very short walk from your elevator to the front doors opening directly onto the strip.

I've also stayed at the Mandalay Bay, Bally's, Mirage, Caesars, Luxor and probably some others I'm forgetting. I just cannot stand the mega-hotels (MGM being the worst, IMO) where it takes you 30 minutes to get from your room to the exit, then another hike to get onto the strip.

I'd like to try the Wynn or the Encore next, though.
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Jul 10th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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That was another thing I liked about Monte Carlo. It wasn't one of those hotels that take you forever to get out of onto the strip. We just went down the elevator and across the main floor and out the door.
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