Vegas Hotels with teen and 11 yo.

Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 03:06 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,215
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Vegas Hotels with teen and 11 yo.

What would you pick?
Wynn
Bellagio
Four Seasons
Mandarin
Palazoo

Daytrips planned to visit Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire, and possibly Zion if we can muster up strength for drive. Maybe drive out and stay the night in Utah and come back before flight home.

Anyway - its a winter trip - so too cold to swim. We aren't gamblers - so casino not important. My kids really want to see Vegas - they like the idea of the lights, giant hotels, and they love foodie food!

Any advice?
MiamiBeachMomma is offline  
Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 03:14 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 27,868
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Is price a consideration?
DebitNM is offline  
Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 03:24 PM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,215
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Realistically yes- but I'd like to know what the best options are and then work from there.
MiamiBeachMomma is offline  
Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 03:54 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 27,868
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Personally, I would opt for a hotel without a casino to avoid smoke. I think the atmosphere would also be a bit more suitable for your kids.

The Signature is nice, big, and sophisticated. Deals can be found.

Four Seasons and Mandarin fit too but come with a big price tag. Trump and Vdara too.

http://www.lasvegas.com/hotels/non-gaming-hotels/



Find deals here:
http://www.smartervegas.com/

Sign up for unlisted offers in the upper right hand corner.
DebitNM is offline  
Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 05:57 PM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,215
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The rates for both Four Seasons and Mandarin are a deal for the dates I'm looking. I'm going to take advantage of that!!!! Now to decide between the 2!! It looks like the 4S is encompassed w/i Mandalay Bay and the Mandarin is on its own. Any pros and cons to that? They are both rated very high on TA.
MiamiBeachMomma is offline  
Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 06:08 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 14,948
Likes: 0
Received 22 Likes on 4 Posts
Although we had to cancel the trip, we had booked the Four Seasons so we wouldn't be in a casino as we would come and go to our room. It is connected to the Mandalay Bay but as we understood, you were separated from the casino scene.
HappyTrvlr is offline  
Old Oct 24th, 2013, 09:40 AM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,215
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
In December - Zion or Death Valley NP???
DV is closer to Vegas and Im thinking its a place that you shouldnt visit in the summer. How about winter??
MiamiBeachMomma is offline  
Old Jan 13th, 2014, 01:27 PM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,215
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
FYI - We stayed at the Mandarin and it was heavenly!!! Kids loved it too!!!! Id go back to just stay in the hotel and never leave!!!
MiamiBeachMomma is offline  
Old Jan 13th, 2014, 05:25 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 10,868
Likes: 0
Received 17 Likes on 4 Posts
Stay away from LV with the kids. I like the Hacienda which is less than 3 miles from Hoover Dam. http://www.hotels.com/ho265252/hacie...united-states/
The turnoff to go to Valley of Fire along the west side of Lake Meade is also within 2 miles.
The Hacienda also has a very good buffet for your foodie sons.
In the summer, there is a helicopter tour that takes off from the hill next to the parking lot.
tomfuller is offline  
Old Jan 13th, 2014, 06:36 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 5,905
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Do go to Death Valley. My favorite way to go is to head north on rt.95 to Beatty, then go west, there is a sign. There is a ghost town called Rhyolite just a short way off the west bound road, it has a house made of beer bottles, and some ruins of buildings. Then stop at the pit toilets at the top of the crest and check the view down into the valley. Head south when you reach the bottom.
emalloy is offline  
Old Jan 14th, 2014, 08:24 AM
  #11  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,215
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We are back from the trip! We ended up at the Mandarin in LV, rented car to see Hoover Dam one morning and then after 3 nights at the MO we drove to DV for one night. We didnt make it to the north side of the park - Scottys Castle and Rhyolite. We really were able to visit mostly the Southern and central areas ...Furnace Creek, Golden canyon, Zabriski, Badwater, Sand Dunes near. Very Cool place!! Perfect weather in December!!!
MiamiBeachMomma is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
goddesstogo
United States
45
Dec 27th, 2018 06:28 PM
taconictraveler
United States
50
Apr 20th, 2014 07:01 AM
pijeta
United States
8
Jun 14th, 2013 12:18 PM
melann78
United States
20
Jul 31st, 2009 03:42 PM
debi
United States
10
May 7th, 2002 10:30 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:20 AM.