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Green Valley Ranch vs Mirage vs LVH

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by OKC Gal, May 18, 2013.

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  1. OKC Gal

    OKC Gal Low-Roller

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    I just returned from six nights in Las Vegas, two nights each in the three hotels listed above.

    It was my first time at Green Valley Ranch. It's been a couple of years since I stayed at the Mirage, and the LVH is my go to hotel when I can't find a fantastic price somewhere better.

    I expected more from the Green Valley Ranch. I read a lot of reviews, and expected it to be 4 stars (I consider 5 stars to be Palazzo, Wynn, or Bellagio). It wasn't. I give it a 3. Air conditioner wasn't working when I arrived in the room - it took about 30 minutes and the maintenance guy said "this happens all the time". Great!

    Mirage rooms were fine. No problems with it.

    But the surprising thing I wanted to say was - these three rooms were basically equal. Equally as nice. Equally clean. None particularly special (although if I WERE to give one of these an extra plus - it would be the LVH for having a mini fridge).

    I'm not judging anything else but the rooms. I always rent a car, so transportation is not an issue. Food prices are an issue with me, at most locations on the strip, but that's another story.

    So all things considered, I judge the three rooms the same, all satisfactory, and a solid three stars.

    Considering the prices:
    Green Valley Ranch $75 per night including the $25 resort fee
    Mirage $75 per night including the resort fee
    LVH $50 for two nights with offer

    The winner is then clear: LVH. They deserve a kudos.
     
  2. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Low-Roller

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    I've been to the LVH a few times, but never stayed there. Gonna have to give it a shot sometime.

    Great report. Thanks.
     
  3. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    I agree. A few additional advantages in LVH's favor:

    1. It's a lot easier to earn comps at LVH (and they have 9/6 JOB).
    2. No resort fee, saving $25/ night.
    3. Rooms are typically cheaper beyond a few high demand conventions.

    I'd take rooms at all three over other 4 Star Properties (as listed on Hotels.com ) such as Monte Carlo, New York New York (and Luxor is 4 star on Priceline).

    Mirage has the best location and the best casino (though it was much better when Steve ran it) but they have really small rooms/bathrooms.

    Green Valley Ranch is nice if you want to be off strip, and they have the best Video Poker.

    I like all three properties.
     
  4. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    I love the bedding at Mirage. The standard rooms have bathrooms that are way too small (Tower deluxe fixes this issue -- bigger bathroom, otherwise pretty much the same room.)
     
  5. sporty8705

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    I stay at the LVH and I like it except for 2 issues..


    1- There is no elevator security and people are always throwing papers under your door.

    2- The check in people are always RUDE..


    But i like that I have the option to go without housekeeping for 8 bucks in food or 10 in free play daily.
     
  6. scottydoog

    scottydoog Low-Roller

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    I think $ for $ LVH is solid, never had a problem with the rooms, and you have the monorail for strip access if you want it.
    +1 on the mini fridge in the rooms, definate bonus.
    Never had a problem with check in staff, maybe I,ve been lucky!!
     
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