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Best hotel?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Tkayb, Jun 23, 2013.

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  1. Tkayb

    Tkayb Newbie

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    Hi:)
    Newbie here... And to Vegas:). I spent one night at the Venitian the one and only time I went to Vegas. It was great... Just wondering if there is something better?? I'm looking to spend some time at the pool:)
    Thanks. All opinions welcome:)
     
  2. Lincster

    Lincster Low-Roller

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    I'm sure you will get a full consensus from the board. However, you might want to give us a little more info into what you think is "the best".

    In general, if you like the Venetian, you'll like Wynn, Bellagio, and Mandalay Bay.
     
  3. waverunner

    waverunner BBHMM

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    More info needed:

    When are you planning to go?

    How many people?

    What are the genders? All girls, all boys, mixed?

    How old are you?

    Do you prefer north, south, mid strip? Downtown, off strip?

    Do you have a players card?

    Do you prefer weekends? weekdays?

    You said the pool is a factor, do you want a party vibe or a more mature vibe?

    Are you flying, driving, walking to Vegas? Do you plan on combing Air/Hotel?

    What kind of a budget will you have?

    Do you plan on gambling a lot or just a little?
     
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Yep, need more information.

    Pretty much impossible to say which is the "best".


    Great Hotels

    Four Seasons
    The Hotel
    Aria
    MGM - high end rooms
    Vdara
    Mandarin Oriental
    Bellagio
    Caesars - various towers
    Venetian/Palazzo
    Wynn

    and so many more.
     
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  5. BackInVegas

    BackInVegas VIP Whale

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    Tkayb is a vegas newbie

    How can they possibly answer all the questions about Vegas?

    Are you paying for the room with cash? Is the price of the room the most important? $10,000 per night for a room can get you a very nice room.

    Best pool parties are at Encore and Cosmopolitan. Encore just might be the nicest pool. Just about all of the resorts have nice pools.
     
  6. LV_Bound

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    Don't forget to add if you plan to do a lot of gambling and would like to get comped rooms. If you are purely looking for the best/newest room that is one thing. Looking to get comps for high rated rooms is another.
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Most of the questions asked could be answered even if the person was never to Vegas. Just a few would be difficult.
     
  8. Bommen

    Bommen High-Roller

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    My ranking for luxury strip casino-hotels that i stayed at.

    1. Encore (best pool area imo)
    2. Cosmopolitan (best vibe)
    3. Wynn
    4. Aria
    5. Palazzo
    6. Bellagio
    7. Venetian
     
  9. Dean Martin

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    That is a loaded question. IMO, no one can really tell another person what "the best hotel in Vegas is"...just too many varibles.

    Example - For me:

    When I was 25 it was the Hotel San Remo because it was the cheapest
    When I was 35-45 it was the Mirage beacause we loved the Polynesian decor and they comp'd everything... so, again it was the cheapest....well, except for all the money we gambled:poke::evillaugh
    Now that I'm 58 - Wynn/Encore because I like the decor and at least they comp the room. So as I got older, the cost was not as important as the luxury, having great restaurants and well...just being comfortable in the environment.
     
  10. maywood11

    maywood11 Tourist

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    best hotel

    For me it is THE HOTEL at Mandalay Bay. Great rooms and IMO the best pool.
     
  11. Nondo

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    Great list (although I haven't stayed at Aria yet)
     
  12. Tkayb

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    It's my hubby and my 10 year anniversary. We are in our late 30's... We are looking to go mid July:). Also would like some advice on eats and entertainment:).
     
  13. Tkayb

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    And we aren't independently wealthy nor big gamblers :)
     
  14. klawrey

    klawrey High-Roller

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    Agree its a very loaded question without more detail. I am a 25 year old law student and the best hotel on the strip to me is Planet Hollywood because the vibe in the casino is unmatched. I love to gamble and spend lots of my time on the casino floor and no more than 4 hours a night in a room so the casino vibe is EXTREMELY important for me. Many people would disagree that it is the "best" as many properties are "classier" or "more upscale" with nicer rooms. Prime example of how loaded this question is depending on who you ask and personal preference.
     
  15. nostresshere

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    Congrats on 10 years!

    As to food and entertainment. Same as hotel room. Very hard to give good ideas without more input. There are easily a few hundred places to eat, and they are mostly doing just fine. Therefore, they are all decent places to eat. Without knowing more, it is very hard to answer which one works for you. Heck, some of these casinos have 10 different restaurants alone. Which is best??

    Same with entertainment. I would guess you could easily find 100 options. Heck, just for Cirq shows, you will find a wide range of opinons on which one is best.

    Folks here would really like to help, but we are shooting in the dark. I would suggest you go to the food section and scan posts from the past few weeks. Same on entertainment. Then come back with an idea of what you would like and folks will give you some input.
     
  16. dankyone

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    Yes--this will quickly turn into a list of every single hotel on the strip. People like different things. All of the top hotels have already been mentioned, and really there is no way to determine which is best for you other than to stay at all of them and make up your own mind.
     
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    Casino Hotel: MGM SKYLOFTS
    Non-Casino Hotel: Mandarin Oriental
     
  18. heatherlovesvegas

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    Venetian is a good choice, I think any of the 5 stars would suit you well. Maybe look at Cosmo and Aria? It depends on your price point though... I'd say all of those 5 stars would be nice for an anniversary.
     
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    I usually stick to about 4 hotel properties (VenAzzo, Wynn, Aria, Vdara) when I travel to Vegas but I always prefer and recommend the Wynn. Beautiful property with great restaurants, pool, atmosphere, gambling, and what I believe is the best service in Vegas. I also like is that it attracts a slightly older but very fun crowd of late 20s - early 40 somethings. In my opinion, it's one of the few classy joints on the strip where most still dress up to go out for dinner and gamble.
     
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    Been a while since we stayed at one of the top places, so I have no opinion of Vdara, Cosmo or Aria, and things at older places may have changed.

    What I am sensitive to is treatment of guests who aren't high rollers, because we are not. Under that criterion, I would rate Venetian/Palazzo highly. Even though a lot of ordinary folks stay there, including me, I always felt welcome and important. Even better was Bellagio, a classier place with fewer ordinary guests which still seems to treat everyone as important.

    On both occasions we stayed there, Wynn made me feel as if guests were placed into bins according to wealth. Every place reserves certain high end features for certain high end guests. Others do a better job than Wynn of disguising the distinctions.

    For a lower cost Vegas experience that still offers quality and class, Mirage would be my choice.
     
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