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Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by mdmilburne, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. mdmilburne

    mdmilburne Tourist

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    Coming to Las Vegas for the first time for our 25th anniversary. We are looking to stay on the strip. Were looking for a room with great views. What are some of the better hotels there. Which one should we stay away from?
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Shane.Decker

    Shane.Decker Low-Roller

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    Think it really depends on what your willing to spend. Your more elegant hotels are going to be pricy, but probably worth it. They include Caesars, Venetian, Palazzo, Aria, Bellagio maybe even the Wynn and Encore just to name a few. I would advice staying away from Circus Circus, The Quad (even though it's recently renovated the rooms are not), Stratosphere ( to far away from everything). Most of everything else is going to be middle of the road, not priced to bad, but pretty average rooms unless you book a nicer room or get a free upgrade upon checking in. There's definitely so nice places to stay if your willing to fork over the green :D
     
  3. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Low-Roller

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    hotel

    Cosmopolitan hands down, they have balconies with view , just stayed there.
     
  4. Bizzy

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    I always think the view is overrated as you don't spend that much time in your room....but to each his own.

    If you give us more info we can narrow it down for you...what time of the week, price, how much do you care about location on the strip, are you going to gamble or dine or see shows...lots of variables.
     
  5. mdmilburne

    mdmilburne Tourist

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    View is very romantic at the end of the night. We will be coming in late April. It looks like we will be traveling Sunday through Saturday. We will be gambling some, sight seeing and catch a show or two. As far as location figure somewhere in the center of the strip to maximize our sites. May even rent a vehicle for a day to travel outside of Vegas. Cost is relevant but not a deal buster, looking online for those days we are looking between $700 to $1400.
     
  6. GeorgeandTheBear

    GeorgeandTheBear Low-Roller

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    A south facing view from Treasure Island is about as good as a strip view gets. I would assume Mirage has some views nearly as good. It has been said that some north facing views from Mandalay Bay are also great, but the location isn't ideal. I'm sure the Cosmo views are awesome as well.
     
  7. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas certified personal trainer/retired space nerd

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    Highly recommend the Bellagio. We had fountain view room just off center, 20th floor. It was amazing. Eiffel Tower across the street makes a great nite light! The B took great care of us, stayed a week and it felt so much like home. We chilled a bottle of wine before leaving nightly to dinner and when we got back had that while watching the fountains and the Strip. It was so lovely. The bed was incredibly comfy, like crazy comfy. Rest of room was fab, ESP the bathroom.
     
  9. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    There are many,many GOOD answers. Without knowing you budget and plans, it is hard to answer best. Where will you play. Are you a regular at other casinos. Where will you eat. Car? Shows?

    Tell us a bit more.

    Personally,Cosmo, Bellagio, Paris all have great options. You can go higher end with Mandarin. Or lower end with Harrahs, or really cheap with Bills or Quad.

    Meanwhile, scroll down through the postings from the past month. You will find similar questions and lots of opinions.
     
  10. Bommen

    Bommen High-Roller

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    Cosmo facing the fountains beats them all and so nice having a balcony.
     
  11. heatherlovesvegas

    heatherlovesvegas VIP Whale

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    The most impressive room I've had is a City Corner Suite at Vdara.

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    Here's a video of the room. It's a 280ยบ view! Huge 1 bedroom suite, and it's often a great deal. I think you could stay there in your price range. Also since your trip is pretty long it's nice to have the kitchen, extra half bath, and living room, it feels more like home. I'd also recommend the Trump 1 bedroom. My parents seem about the same age as you and they love both those place so much. They stayed at Vdara for their 30th anniversary! Also when you arrive tell the hotel it's your anniversary. Could help get you an upgrade :)

    But, if I'm taking someone on their first trip to Vegas, I'd probably want to stay in a big hotel with a casino. Pretty much any 4 star or 5 star should make you happy. If your budget allows I think The Venetian or Palazzo are a great start! Huge properties, big rooms, all the shopping you could want... or any of the 5 star properties, I'd start at 5 star and work my way down.

    Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn, Encore, Aria, Bellagio... first. All those properties are seriously impressive!! But, as a reminder, 5 star properties, while the rooms can be a good deal. All the restaurants, and shopping and amenities are 5 star also. That can add up.
     
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