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First time to Vegas: Need hotel help

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by vacationbarbie, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. vacationbarbie

    vacationbarbie Tourist

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    Hi,

    Please give your opinion:

    First time to Vegas, non-gamblers who will take in a few shows, do some shopping and just have a leisurely good time! We want a nice room (preferably with a 2 person whirlpool tub) and want to be centrally located on the stip if possible.

    We currently have a spa suite booked at the Monte Carlo, but have been seeing mixed reviews about the conditions of the rooms. I'm thinking about switching to another hotel but would like to know from the forum what a better replacement would be.

    Thanks!
     
  2. KarenTN

    KarenTN Tourist

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    Palace, Augustus, and Octavius towers at Caesars Palace have large jetted tubs in all of the rooms. I think most other places on the strip, you have to get a suite to get the jetted tub. Octavius is the newest tower
     
  3. mdm4sfest

    mdm4sfest Low-Roller

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    My fav tub so far has been at the MGM Signature. After a long day out, it was perfect!

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  4. guapoxxx

    guapoxxx High-Roller

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    vacationbarbie,

    The newly renovated Spa Suites at MGM Grand are really nice and the location will fulfill all your needs... I had that same room booked but opted for Vdara for my upcoming trip.

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  5. vacationbarbie

    vacationbarbie Tourist

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    Thank you, I'll check it out!
     
  6. vacationbarbie

    vacationbarbie Tourist

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    Thank you all!! I'll check these rooms out.
     
  7. msujen12

    msujen12 Low-Roller

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    MGM Grand is NOT centrally located. It is at the end of the strip. Caesars would be a better bet if you want a central location, and the tubs (at least in the Augustus and Octavious as stated above) are jetted and huge.
     
  8. blackjacknut

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    Have you looked into Vdara since you are not gamblers?
     
  9. Jordan

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    Bellagio fountain view room gets my vote...
     
  10. vacationbarbie

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    No, I haven't. I'll take a look, thanks!
     
  11. engicedave

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    Doesn't like every room at Bally's have that tub in the middle of the room thing?
     
  12. heatherlovesvegas

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    Vdara for sure! I think that would work for you, location wise, and room wise. Or Trump, they have HUGE whirlpool tubs in every room. (but not as good of a location, but immediate access to the mall). Both are a good deal too. Also a great deal nicer than Monte Carlo.

    Both are nice and easy to come and go, no casino to deal with. I think that would make you happy! Otherwise most strip casinos have a "spa suite" room that you can get. I'd really weigh how important that is to you, could be a lot more money.
     
  13. RM777

    RM777 Low-Roller

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    I agree. The Augustus Tower rooms in Caesars have great bathrooms. My girlfriend and I are considering booking at the Vdara for our next trip. I have heard nothing but good things about the Vdara. I would personally stay away from the Monte Carlo.

    I have fond memories of the Monte Carlo as it was the first Vegas hotel I stayed in back in 2001. Nonetheless, the hotel rooms are very dated and in need of being refreshed. I had to stay there last year because my cheap ass former firm booked me there while I was attending a conference. That being said, I would be interested in checking out Hotel 32.
     
  14. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Lots of choices.

    Bellagio is great. Fountain view. One of my top choices.

    Trump - nope - too far away. Great rooms, but too far away.

    First trip - you want to be able to just walk out and enjoy.
     
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    ajonate Low-Roller

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    I have no idea what the rooms might be like at Monte Carlo because I've never stayed there, but every time I've been in the casino its been deserted. It's strange, like being in a mausoleum. It creeps me out so I don't stay long.

    But I have to admit that it's in a terrific location.
     
  16. vacationbarbie

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    Thanks again everyone!

    Thanks for all the great suggestions!!
     
  17. vacationbarbie

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    Thanks again everyone!

    Thanks for all the great suggestions!! Hubby loves baths so he is really looking forward to a jacuzzi tub! I think we like the Caesars Palace rooms and Hotel 32, but Hotel 32 is booked during our stay. I did check out the Vdara, but even though we don't gamble, I still want the while Vegas vibe!! I might want to pop a quarter or two in a machine on my way back to the room, just to see what happens!!
     
  18. Jordan

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    +1 for Caesars......BEST location on the strip!
     
  19. Mayoman

    Mayoman Low-Roller

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    My vote's for Caesars. Palace, Octavius, and Augustus are all great rooms.
     
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