Paris or Aladdin

Old Aug 13th, 2003, 05:53 PM
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Paris or Aladdin

I am going to book my hotel for Thanksgiving now and I can get the Paris for $40 more than the Aladdin for a 5 night stay total. My question is which would you chose to stay at. I have stayed at the Paris but never Aladdin. Are the room basically the same? As for restaurants and casinos since they are right next door to each other that is not a major concern. I am leaning toward the Aladdin since it would be new to us. Any pros and cons would be appreciated.
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Old Aug 13th, 2003, 08:33 PM
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Aladdin's rooms are much bigger than Paris, and I'm talking about standard rooms vs standard rooms. The bathroom in the Aladdin itself is probably half the size of an entire room at Paris.
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Old Aug 13th, 2003, 09:53 PM
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Actually Steve's half correct. The bathrooms at Aladdin are indeed very large, more than twice the size of the bathrooms at Paris. But the bedroom part of the standard rooms is virtually identical at Paris and Aladdin. Aladdin's room are 450 sq ft but just less than half of that is bathroom (!).
I consider these two hotels to be so similar in quality that I'd let the rate be the deciding factor. $40 isn't a lot (total difference over 5 nights) but it's the principle. Aladdin's casino is boring. It's shops are much better. Paris has better restaurants. Location for both is excellent.
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Old Aug 14th, 2003, 09:22 AM
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Hands down, the Aladdin.

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Old Aug 14th, 2003, 05:36 PM
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I disagree with your assessment gplimpton. The incredible part of the Aladdin is the fact they did not reduce the size of the bedroom just to accomodate the oversized bathroom. I've stayed at the Paris many times and the bedroom size is of no comparison. It felt very cramped by relative LV hotel comparisons (would be huge by NYC standards for example). Paris rooms are one of the smallest out of all the newer LV hotels, in fact. I'm sure if I splurged for an upgraded room at the Paris then it would be much better as I've read on various review sites.
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Old Aug 14th, 2003, 08:05 PM
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OK Steve, here are the details.
Standard rooms at Paris are 400 sq ft (I contacted the hotel).
Standard rooms at Aladdin are 450 sq. ft.
We both agree the bathrooms are much bigger at Aladdin.

You do the math.

Subtract the extra bathroom dimensions (at a minimum 50 sq ft) at Aladdin and the bedrooms are the same size in the two hotels (in fact, Paris' bedrooms might actually be slightly larger).


As for your assertion that rooms at Paris are smaller than average in LV, here are some comparative numbers (sq ft for standard rooms at other hotels):
Caesar's Palace 350 sq. ft (original towers), MGM Grand 350 sq ft (Emerald Tower), New York New York 325 sq ft. The more expensive luxury hotels (Bellagio, Venetian, Mandalay) have standard rooms starting at 500-700 sq ft but they're not Paris' peers/competition. You pay more, you get more space.
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i agree with plimpton. Location and service are the same. room size to me is a non-issue. if you're in your room a lot in vegas (aside from the bathroom) you're in trouble. aladdin is the hotel you want to be at, plus they've got the best bath stuff (eucalyptus). much better than paris. also, something to consider is the crowds. i found that aladdin was markedly quieter than paris and bellagio, though you really should go to the breakfast buffet at paris. aladdin's buffet was quite good, but paris' much better.
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Old Aug 16th, 2003, 07:42 PM
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Aladdin, Aladdin, Aladdin!!! Stayed there twice, and LOVED this hotel. Spacious marble bathrooms. When you check in see if you can get a free upgrade to a resort room. We did the first stay. Also, request a room facing the Bellagio fountains. GREAT view!!
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Old Aug 18th, 2003, 12:51 PM
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Wow! We are planning to do Thanksgiving in Vegas and thought maybe we would stay at Paris. I now think it will be Aladdin. Is the Aladdin overrun with children?
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Old Aug 18th, 2003, 03:51 PM
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PDavis,

Nope, the Aladdin was not overrun by the kiddies. I'd say NYNY, Excalibur and Circus-Circus had the majority of the children. We LOVED the Aladdin. Would definetly stay there again. Plus you can't beat the price. Call the hotel directly first, and ask how much are the rooms. I know we got a great rate last year for the weekday- $69.00 a night.
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I believe Alladin was just sold. It is or will be converted to Planet Hollywood or something similar. That could make for an unpleasant stay if the conversion has started, due to construction, theme change, etc..etc..
I agree with GPLIMPTON, both are about equal in rooms/service provided. If I were you, I would check with Alladin if there is any construction/changeover going on. I did not stay there back in April, but my friends did, so I had a chance to look. Being that's a new hotel, the rooms were in great shape, and what I liked about it was the fact that every room had a computer internet station set-up. I don't remember the cost, but it was in the neighborhood of $10 per 24 hours. (This was NOT the sh*tty TV web, this was high speed with a flat screen). But if that's not important to you, either hotel will be fine.
Bellagio, Venetian is a step or maybe 2 above, but you will pay for it. Occasionally you may find rates close to the other hotels, in which case, grab it. It's a different world. My personal choice is the Venetian. If it's no more than $50 per night above the room rates at places like Paris or Alladin, I'm there!!! Otherwise either one of these 2 will do the job.
Have a great trip!
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