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2nd trip - early November - Where to stay?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by janda, Sep 2, 2012.

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  1. janda

    janda Tourist

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    This will be the husband and I 2nd trip. We went last around the end of August in 2011. We are planning a trip around the first week or weekend of Nov for 3-4 days. Last year we stayed at MGM and liked it a lot and tempted to stay there again due to rooms being upgraded.
    So based on our budget here are the rooms and places we are looking at. Any input would be much appreciated.

    Lowest prices:

    MGM king room or suite
    Planet Hollywood Fountain View Room
    King room TI

    Middle prices:

    Mirage regular king room

    Highest:

    Venetian
    Bellagio
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    All depends on what you are looking for and how much you want to spend on the room versus other stuff. Of those listed, I like Bellagio best by far. Ten again, I really like Bellagio because of the excellent gambling, sports book, food options, and location. Let us know your priorities and you will probably get a better response
     
  3. janda

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    Bellagio is the highest of the prices for my dates. Priorities are more on just exploring the strip more, food, gambling, maybe going downtown this trip (we did not last time). When we went last year - we came and took a quick nap, showers, etc, but we were not in the room a ton, but enough that I would like something decent.

    I would say we would like to put more money into gambling, food, sightseeing, shows, than the room I suppose.
     
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    I think I would try Planet Hollywood or TI, simply based on location. They are both more mid Strip properties which will allow you easier access to explore. We always stay at the Flamingo, not fancy but smack dab in the middle of the Strip which allows easy access to both South and North properties.
     
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    Based on that info, I would go with PHo of the places listed. It's more centrally located and easy walking diatnce to several other properties (Citycenter, Bellagio, Paris).

    Also, if the room is just a quick resting spot while you exploer the rest of the Strip and Vegas, you may also want to look at Ballys. It's inexpensive, center strip, and larger rooms for a lower tier hotel. I had a couple good experiences there in the past using it as a jumping off point to visit other places nearby (Paris, Bellagio, Caesars)
     
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    Since you want to save your money for other things, you should pick one of the lower priced options. I don't know how much it matters in November, but PH and TI's pools aren't going to compare to MGM's. Also, you will find that they, compared to MGM are much smaller and it takes less time to get around or from your room to the strip. As others have said, the locations of PH and TI are much better as well. I would probably choose PH because I find the location slightly better (though not much) because it is right across the street from Bellagio and City Center, and closer to the quieter south strip. It will take less foot time to explore each half of the strip rather than starting from TI and walking all the way to Mandalay Bay. You could do the north strip one day and south strip another day.
     
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    I would do Planet Hollywood. Middle of the Strip location, CET cards will go further, no resort fee, good vibes, good eats inside and outside, next door to Bally's and Paris, Paris has Mon Ami Gabi and fabulous breakfasts, Bally's has a Stirling Brunch, and Caesars Palace is across the street. I will be there Nov. 4th -Nov.9th.
     
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    Of your picks I would have to say Planet Hollywood Fountain View. Like you said you wan to explore the strip and save money for gambling etc...PH has a good location. I've stayed in this room before and not bad at all.
     
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    How would PH compare to MGM? We stayed at MGM before the rooms were remodeled and liked it well then. We liked the casino there a lot actually. Has anyone stayed at MGM since the remodel of the rooms? Also how will the rooms in terms of comforts, furnishings, bath room, etc compare to MGM?
     
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    offers from other MGM properties?

    If you stayed at MGM last time.... have you received any offers from Other MGM properties? A lot of them will offer very discounted rooms as you have stayed with them before...... Might look in to Mirage or into a discounted rate at Bellagio...... if you are an MLife member you can get some OK offers from them.
     
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    There are two ways to go on this, so ya'll need to think it through and decide what suits you best.

    You stayed at MGM last time, and were happy with it, and the price is right. You are correct, the renovated rooms are very comfortable. So you can play it safe, and go where you know you'll be happy.

    Another school of thought is to try a new place each trip out. This can be a lot of fun, adding something new to what is a repeat vacation.


    Both methods have their merits, decide what's important to you.
     
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    No, I have not gotten any different offers other than the ones you find online. Do they just email them to you or do you have to check your mlife account?
     
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    MGM is the best of your lowest price options... Mirage is a good choice too, but if MGM is cheaper, I'd go with that. For me, I like variety, I'd wanna stay somewhere else to try something new.

    Planet Hollywood is fun place.. but both my recent stays there I just wasn't impressed. The rooms are just ok, a little outdated, and the parking is a disaster. Not terrible by any means, but if I was given the choice MGM wins by a landslide. TI is ok too, but it's pretty outdated and I don't like that it's not connected to MGM or CET anymore.

    You can't beat the Venetian and Bellagio if that's the experience you are after, high class everything. But remember, everything in those places is expensive as well. I've found I'd rather visit, than stay. Unless it's a great deal.
     
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    Another hotel that might have been on my list but it is SO HIGH is Caesars!?

    And another random question - last year at MGM they easily let us not do the credit card hold for making room charges - will they still let you do that with a suite and how about the other hotels? I just dont like it because we just pay for everything and dont charge to the room.
     
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