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Bachelorette Party on Small Budget

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by kristinagebertkolb, Jan 30, 2016.

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  1. kristinagebertkolb

    kristinagebertkolb Tourist

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    Hi all! I'm going to Vegas for a bachelorette party on April 1-3rd as some of you know (per my nightlife posts) and I am trying to book hotel. We have 7 girls so we obviously need to do 2 rooms or one large suite and unfortunately the budget I'm working with is less than ideal. Right now my options are 2 rooms at the Linq - one regular and one "Queen" suite which isn't on the website but I'm told is only 700 sq ft, or one regular room at the flamingo and one cosmopolitan suite which is apparently much bigger..

    Is it worth it to stay at the flamingo for the suite or just bite the bullet and have 2 small rooms at the linq?

    Thanks!
    K
     
  2. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Is it a terrace suite at Cosmo? if so, that's a great place for a party. Probably worth it, IMO
     
  3. jf3976

    jf3976 High-Roller

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    I had to read it twice but I think she means a cosmopolitan suite (room type) at flamingo.
     
  4. jf3976

    jf3976 High-Roller

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    If you aren't needing to do CET, one of the first times I went to vegas we stayed at a condo off strip. Don't remember cost but should be very competitive. Couldn't tell you the name, barely remember where it was, but it was only like a block off strip and we walked.

    Sorry can't give any input on rooms. We've only stayed at cosmo and caesars, though I've double booked at PHo several times, so have seen those too.
     
  5. kristinagebertkolb

    kristinagebertkolb Tourist

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    Sorry I realize that wasn't exactly clear, "cosmopolitan" is the name of a suite at the flamingo!
     
  6. akhoya362

    akhoya362 Low-Roller

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    I did some research on the Flamingo's suites a year or two ago, before I got wedded to mLife. My recollection is that the Cosmopolitan Suite @ the Flamingo isn't all that much bigger (maybe 100-200 extra sq. ft)? So it's a question of what you plan on doing with the extra space. I imagine the configuration for the Queen suite @ the Linq and the Cosmopolitan suite @ the Flamingo aren't all that different. (Unless the queen suite is literally just two beds and some extra floor space. I imagine there would be a separate living area with a couch, table+chairs, some counter space, etc.) If the queen suite really is just two beds and extra floor space, go for the Cosmopolitan Suite @ the Flamingo.

    That said, the Flamingo gives me the heebie-jeebies. I haven't stayed at the Linq (or haven't since when I was a kid and it was still the Imperial Palace), but I hear decent reviews from it. (I'll also disclose that I am an mLife boy, so I generally end up avoiding staying at CET properties.)

    If there are any Vegas newbies in your party, I'd advise against the condo/off-strip idea. Staying on the strip is an experience a person visiting Las Vegas must have at least once. The Flamingo may give me the heebie-jeebies, but I'd take it over some sterile condo any day.
     
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    akhoya362 Low-Roller

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    One other thought -- have you looked at SmarterVegas.com to see if you can work in any promo codes/discounts? Sometimes the codes apply to all room types -- the first time I booked a suite in Vegas for me and my friends, I used a code that got me 20-25% off an X3 suite at Mandalay for MDW. (Nowadays my mLife discount gets me a deeper discount/comp rooms or suites if I'm rolling by myself -- but still worth a look if you don't have an mLife platinum card or a Diamond card you can bum off.)
     
  8. firstkill

    firstkill High-Roller

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    just curious whats the budget for the hotel for 2 rooms?
    casino rate or a cheaper rate maybe able to be had from a vmb member
     
  9. vokalml

    vokalml Low-Roller

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    Family stayed here for my brothers wedding. A little off the strip but you could cab to the strip for 7 bucks and would save money. It was very nice and you can cook meals in the rooms if you want. We stayed in a 3 bedroom suite. I walked to the strip almost daily but girls prob wouldn't want to at night
    http://wyndhamgranddesert.com
     
  10. VegasDave

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    This would help, some of us come across deals that are available to the general public but not widely spread.
     
  11. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Seven girls need lots of bathrooms. And places to put STUFF.

    Be very careful of suites. That word is used very loosely in the hotel business these days, especially in Vegas. They are often just a larger room, and often have a king bed. Sometimes, but not usually a suite might also have a half bath.

    Linq or Flamingo will be fine for you.
     
  12. geoff

    geoff Low-Roller

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    7 girls in one "budget" suite sounds like a problem waiting to happen.. Most likely you will only have 1 or 1.5 bathrooms.
     
  13. kristinagebertkolb

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    Budget is 1k for 2 nights for 2 rooms, one regular and one suite. I haven't found any suites that would fit 7 for that price so I figured 2 rooms was the best way to go!
     
  14. 6Mermaids

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    Can you do Airbnb? You could probably get a really nice condo off strip and just uber everywhere for that budget.
     
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    akhoya362 Low-Roller

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    Yeah, this is definitely a situation where a player card could help. The Platinum rate for what used to be Mandalay's X3 suite is showing up as $1089 (and that would have one King, two Queen, and a couch that someone could sleep on, plus plenty of space for a rollaway). Rack is showing as $1,450.
     
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    Wow that room looks awesome. Unfortunately none of these girls are gamblers so we don't have players cards anywhere ):
     
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    It is a really nice suite -- has a great view of the entire strip, looking north. I've since taken a liking to MGM's Skyline Marquee suite, which is probably a little past your price point. (I stay in suites often because my Vegas-traveling buddies and I are guys in our late 20s, and sort of past the point of sleeping on floors.)

    Do any of your friends travel often/stay with Hyatt? Hyatt Diamond members can apply for an mLife card and get Platinum status automatically (Hyatt Platinum members can get mLife gold, I think, which will still save you money).
     
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  18. firstkill

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    1k for a weekend for 2 rooms,
    ill look around. but you should book something (doesn't matter as they are fully refundable if you get a better deal)

    do you have a players card anywhere?
     
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  19. RealSolGlow

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    April 1st thru 3rd is the weekend of the ACM Awards which is likely to drive up prices.

    Luckily I am looking at April 1-3 also for the fact that I want to see Dierks Bentley perform before the ACM awards on Saturday the 2nd on the grounds of the MGM.

    I have a Tower Parlor Suite at the Excalibur that I have booked for the stay but am in the middle of switching jobs and I'm sure could house 3 or 4 including me but I won't know about the schedule until tomorrow as I have the final interview tomorrow where they will let me know if they can work around my trip to Vegas for the trip. If they can and if its not a problem then what do I care? I won't be in the room much anyway.
     
  20. Funkhouser

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    Have you checked out Elara? It is attached to Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile shops and attached to property. They have a really nice private pool and you are mid strip and have access to Planet Hollywood casino, short trip from club etc.
    For the rate you are talking about you could get two Junior suites with king bed and sofa bed. Not sure how many beds you were looking at. They also have 1 bedroom king suite. Palms Place could also work, but you are a short trip away from the strip.

    http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/nevada/elara-a-hilton-grand-vacations-club-LASCSGV/index.html

    Best part of Elara is you can also get discounts on the published internet rates with Hilton discounts or if you have friends / family that are hilton honor members.

    Is this just a place to crash? or are You looking to hang out and have some bachelorette type pre-party activities?
     
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