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Bachelor Party Hotel Help - Bally's, Harrah's, Flamingo, or Casino Royale?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by rdeschenes21, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. rdeschenes21

    rdeschenes21 Tourist

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    Hello,

    We have a bachelor party of between 10-12 guys going during March Madness 23-26. Been doing a lot of research and would like to lock in a hotel soon. Hoping for some more advice on this board on the place to pick for us.

    We are all between the ages of 31-32, and will be all of our first Vegas trip! We all like to party and get after it, gamble some of course, and will be watching March Madness. With that I know staying at the center of the strip is the biggest key. Looking into our budget I have it narrowed down to Bally's, Harrah's, Flamingo, and Casino Royale in that order.

    Can I have anyone's insights on which place may be the best for us and our ages? Thank you for your help, is it March yet?!
     
  2. codingkw

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    Flamingo has gone down hill and casino royale is just like a cheap motel. Ballys is more of an older crowd. I would try to get Harrahs so you will be near the carnival court. Its a fun bar/club. I just stayed in the newly renovated rooms and they were nice. Planet Hollywood is really the best for your age group, but might be out of your price range. I have stayed at all but casino royale, but I dont think I ever will. Its a fun casino, but I wouldn't stay there.
     
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  3. Imperial_Palace_King

    Imperial_Palace_King High-Roller

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    Maybe add the linq to your list. Perfect location in the middle of all the action, not expensive and remodeled rooms.
     
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    I agree with Imperial_Palace_King - consider adding the Linq to your list given your price point, location, and remodel. codingkw summed up the other properties perfectly. In order, I would consider Linq > Harrah's > Bally's (maybe switching Bally's and Harrah's), scratching the Flaming-O and Casino Royale off the list.
     
  5. WyoRide

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    I've stayed at all of those properties except the Royale. I'd recommend Bally's because the standard (Indigo) rooms are larger than the others. Linq would be second choice. Really, all of those places are so close to each other you'd be close to home no matter where you were partying. For reference, they're all about an hour from Pahrump.
     
  6. JR Swift

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    This might be a case where I would actually look into the bunk bed room at Linq. Just seems like it might be fun. Bally's is not a party place. Casino Royale is an overpriced motel. There are good and meh rooms at both Harrah's and the Flaming O and they will probably give a group of 12 guys the meh ones unless you pay extra.
     
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    How many per room? If you are cramming in together, go with Bally's for the space. And probably for Bally's for the sportsbook too. Harrah's is the only other one in the list that appeals to me.
     
  8. ebonecapone

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    Bally's is our home base(28 year olds), as they have good gambling limits, larger rooms, and easy access to Paris. Its easy to get anywhere else on the strip from there. I would go Ballys>Linq>Harrahs>PH>Flamingo. Crossing over to CP/Cosmo/Aria is easy for clubs and dinner.
     
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    Isn't Casino Royal actually a Best Western?
     
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  10. Clancy3434

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    Check out the Elara. It's connected to Planet Hollywood and has some large suites at a decent rate. Stayed there for my bachelor party at the suggestion of one of my friend's who is a local, and it was a terrific decision. 2 bedroom suite with full kitchen and HUGE projection screen, fit 8 very comfortably and could have easily added 2 more if needs be.
     
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  11. rdeschenes21

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    Thanks for all the good advice. Right now the Linq is more money, is it worth paying a little more going there instead of Bally's or Harrah's?

    It all depends between everyones preference on how many per rooms. Some will have 2, while one or two rooms will have 3 or 4.
     
  12. ebonecapone

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    I would not pay more for Linq over Bally's, as i have been there 20+ times and dont really care where i stay, as long as im in that area. If you could get the Linq cabana room for a little more, i would do that (if the pool is open). That way you get a free cabana and can drink your own booze, and dont have to buy pool prices. For your group, I would prob stay at Harrahs over bally's, just for the fact you can get to the strip really quickly compared to Bally's.
     
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    I wouldn't pay more for linq. Keep checking the prices after you book though. You might be able to cancel and rebook at a cheaper price.
     
  14. Clancy3434

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    Might be an obvious question but did you sign up for TR and MLife yet?
     
  15. rdeschenes21

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    Clancy no I haven't. I just signed up for email notices and such from the hotels. Been looking through smartervegas.

    What does that entail and do if I sign-up?
     
  16. Clancy3434

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    You get cheaper offers as a rewards member, even at the lowest level.
     
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    We go to MM every year & stay at Bally's. True....it is not a big party place but have other options close by for that. Could go a short distance to Planet Hollywood for the 20's - 30's party crowd. The rooms at Bally's are larger than most unless you are looking at a suite. Lots of good food options there & nearby. We have watched many games in the Sportsbook downstairs (the new food court is across from the SB so very convenient) & there is always a good crowd of TRUE basketball fans which makes it a good time even if your teams is not playing at that time. Good luck & enjoy!!
     
  18. Clancy3434

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    The one thing to be prepared for with March Madness in Vegas is that tables are jammed up and minimums are jacked up early.

    The betting on the games is as fun a time that you can possibly have as a sports better/fan, but if you're a low/mid roller on the tables it can be a little frustrating to find a seat at times
     
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    I may be one of the few who has experienced the casino royale. Most people think its bad, but Im here to tell you its absolutely horrible, atrocious, disgusting, worst place ever! Dont even consider that.

    Harrahs is best with Ballys a close second. Ive stayed at both. Not ideal but ok. PHo or Elara is more your flavor for a march madness bachelor party trip. Bite the bullet and pay the money or have more people share rooms to cut cost. You will thank yourself for it.
     
  20. Clancy3434

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    All you need to know about Casino Royale is that the check in area is about an 8 foot by 10 foot box off the casino floor. It's a motel that happens to have a casino... and a white castle.

    Unless you simply don't give a shit about the rooms, avoid at all costs