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best hotels on the center strip?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by random512, Sep 13, 2015.

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  1. random512

    random512 Low-Roller

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    Hi, what are the best hotels on the center strip? I get the impression that most people think Aria is the best. Cosmo seems to be top end as well. Cosmo has a luxurious entryway as well as Blue Ribbon Sushi and STK steakhouse. However, I get the impression that Aria seems to be the people's choice for best hotel on center strip. Why do people seem to prefer Aria over Cosmopolitan? I haven't stayed at either of these hotels but I'm booked to stay at Aria this Halloween.
     
  2. TRN

    TRN High-Roller

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    Depends on what you consider "center strip" as well - some would argue the decision for best of center strip would be between Bellagio vs Caesars Palace.

    I'm sure there are many more but here's my initial stab:

    Reasons you may pick Aria over Cosmo:
    - MLife property
    - Connected to Monte Carlo / Bellagio / Vdara / Crystals (never have to go outside if you don't want to) (also may feel like there's that many more restaurant / shopping choices)
    - SkySuites option
    - The dark/mysterious vibe is your thing

    Reasons you may pick Cosmo over Aria:
    - Closer to the strip
    - Fun/party/younger atmosphere at times
    - Usually lower limits on tables
    - Modern style/design elements
     
  3. Bommen

    Bommen High-Roller

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    I much prefer Cosmo over Aria unless you are in the Sky Suites, better standard rooms and views imo. Both have excellent restaurants as well an its hard to go wrong at either property. Spa is better at Aria while i prefer the pool at Cosmo.
     
  4. captainron62

    captainron62 VIP Whale

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    Best is so relative. I am a big fan of the Cosmo, but I am basically a VP player so lots of the gambling annoyances others have don't bother me. Aria sits a bit to far back from the strip for my liking.
    I like someone else mentioned feel that true center strip is Bellagio to CP as far as getting around goes. Vegas hotels are like beer and sex though, even the worst one you ever had was still good.
     
  5. NickPapageorgio

    NickPapageorgio OG of the Sal Sagev Hotel

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    One property that is oft overlooked is the Mandarin Oriental. For true 5 star service, which is a rarity in the mega resort world outside of their boutique high roller operations, book a stay at the Mandarin. (In any city for that matter)

    Nick:beer:
     
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    I would base it strictly on which rooms you prefer. You can gamble, eat and party anywhere.
     
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    im a big fan of Vdara. I like how the rooms have full kitchen. panoramic suite is my favorite.
     
  8. random512

    random512 Low-Roller

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    Thanks everyone. I'll try The Cosmo next time for comparison. Btw, is it kosher to refer to the hotel as "The Cosmo"?
     
  9. captainron62

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    It is certainly common. I have not heard it considered any sort of breach of etiquette as with the whole "Vegas" vs. Las Vegas thing. As VegasVic says, I stay at Bally's typically, but spend my afternoon VP sessions at Cosmo. I have not had the right offer to stay as of yet, but I will try it someday.
     
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    Reefer Low-Roller

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    Quite a few to choose from but my wife and I really like Bellagio and its location.
     
  11. BayouBengal

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    And the bad ones might give you a rash too....haha.

    The big plus for Cosmo is the terrace balconies. You don't have to have one of their top rooms to get one. To me STK was underwhelming while the Wicked Spoon buffet is top notch and their diner The Henry is pretty good too.

    Though I consider Bellagio to be the true king of the center strip but it won't come cheap. You get what you pay for though.
     
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    Yes, Cosmo balconies are legit. I an finally getting mid-week comp offers. I figure after the next trip I may actually get something I can string together into a trip. I haven't tried the Spoon since a few months after it opened. I won a free dinner for two for signing up for the ID membership and spinning the wheel they used to have in the front. We stayed at NYNY but walked up to Cosmo to gamble each day as it was hitting well back then on the slots and VP side of things.

    You down for SuperBowl weekend again Jason? I will be there for sure.
     
  13. waverunner

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    Center Strip is Bellagio, Caesars, Cromwell, Bally's.

    Paris, PHO, City Center is Mid-South Strip.

    MGM, NYNY/Monte Carlo, Tropicana, Excalibur, is South Strip.
    Luxor, Mandalay Bay is closer to LA than Center Strip.

    Mirage, Flamingo, LinQ, and Harrah's is Mid North Strip.
    TI, Venetian/Palazzo, Wynn is North of Mid Strip.

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  14. NickPapageorgio

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    Is the Mid North Strip located next to Dork Strip South?:wink2:

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    I forgot about Casino Royale, it's location is between Mid North Strip and Mid Strip, sort of the middle of the road. Cosmo is between a rock and a hard place, Mid South Strip and South Strip, or as i like to call it, the Jockey Club. I consider Mid Strip as the four corners.....Bally's, Bellagio, Caesars, and Cromwell which is within walking distance.
    I consider any hotel that's not named the Four Horseman too far too walk on the Strip, like Flamingo to Harrah's or Mirage to Venetian. A cab would be preferable. Gawd forbid you try to walk from Harrah's to Paris..........it's next to impossible, may as well be Paris France......LOL.
     
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    waverunner :wink2: :beer:
     
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