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Closest - Fastest Mlife hotel by Taxi

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by geronimo248, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. geronimo248

    geronimo248 Newbie

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    Your opinion/advice is appreciated: Shorty I'll be changing planes (on SW airlines) in Vegas on a Sunday eve. Will be arriving in Vegas at 5:40pm changing planes & departing again at 9:15pm. Rather than wait in the airport I figure I could 'Taxi' it to the closest hotel, gamble a little over an hour & then back, thru security to my gate. I figure I could easily be sitting at a 'Table' by 6:20pm & be back at the airport by 8:15. Just don't feel like sitting at the airport 3 hrs & 35min. My preference is any Mlife hotel. The Excaliber, Luxor, MGM Grand & Manadalay Bay all Mlife hotels seem to be the closest 4 Casinos to the airport. To those who may know the Taxi routes fairly well, which hotel do think would offer the shortest time wise travel route to & from the airport. I have no carry-on which should help a little.
    Honestly I'm not sure its its feasible but I think it is. Thanks in advance for your advice & opinions.
     
  2. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    MGM Grand would probably be the closest and easiest to get to and from.
     
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  3. Bo333

    Bo333 VIP Whale

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    I second that. Should be the quickest.
     
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  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    You basically have to go past the Grand to get to the others. Check out maps.google.com
     
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  5. crussader

    crussader Low-Roller

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    +1 for mgm.
     
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  6. bjpcyclone

    bjpcyclone High-Roller

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    I'd go to MGM Grand also. And then you could walk across the bridge to NYNY, Exalibur, and Monte Carlo if you wanted.
     
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  7. geronimo248

    geronimo248 Newbie

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    Thanks!
     
  8. geronimo248

    geronimo248 Newbie

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    appreciate the answers , thanks I see it on google maps
     
  9. dhlamar

    dhlamar Low-Roller

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    Would love to read that quick trip report when it happens!!!
     
  10. h0und10

    h0und10 Low-Roller

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    yep. MGM as you will not have to cross the strip.
     
  11. LoveDowntownVegas

    LoveDowntownVegas Low-Roller

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    If taxi lines are long, consider uber or lyft. you're so short on time any minute will help.
    also - MGM is insanely large. You might be better off @ Luxor/NYNY/etc so you can get to the game of choice faster.
    If you're not set on Mlife, I'd strongly recommend Hard Rock due to airport proximity. I had a flight cancellation in May (darn the luck) and grabbed a room at HR for the night. very entertaining casino and no real potential traffic bottlenecks for the ride back to the airport.
     
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  12. Kobra2848

    Kobra2848 Low-Roller

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    That would be my only concern with MGM is the cab line. I have seen some long lines but if you have status and can skip it would be the closest.

    Mark
     
  13. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Some very good advice there. NYNY does involved one more traffic light, but way less issues with cabs like at MGM.
     
  14. GeorgeJ.

    GeorgeJ. Low-Roller

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    I used to do the same thing & taxi over to MGM when I had enough time between connections to spend 1-2 hours at the tables at MGM...
     
  15. CaliMike

    CaliMike Low-Roller

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    Uber it to and from MGM.