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Harrahs VS Ballys - Pros and Cons

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Shayna G, Jan 12, 2015.

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  1. Shayna G

    Shayna G Tourist

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    So I have reservations now at both properties, and have to cancel one! The prices are $5 different (not per night but for the entire four night stay). Thoughts?
     
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    For base rooms (Indigo Tower vs. Mardi Gras Tower) I'd say they're probably exactly the same.
    I might actually tip towards Harrah's in that situation, for closeness to the actual STRIP, as the Indigo tower is in the back of Bally's...
     
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  3. Sam D

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    I have only stayed once at Harrah's. The room was small and felt cramped. A lot of space was taken up by the in room bar cabinet. Also the pool is small and plain.

    I have stayed at Bally's about 10 times. I like the Indigo Tower because of its more convenient location and closer proximity to the parking structure. The rooms are spacious and well appointed, although some are a bit dated. The bathrooms are large. Every time except for once, I have been able to get a mini fridge and a coffee maker in the room. Bally's pool is fairly large and has a 12' depth at one end. The pool area is comfortable and rarely overcrowded.
     
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    I would choose Bally's. I have stayed in the Indigo Deluxe rooms more recently and find it just as convenient location as Harrah's. I just use the crosswalk from Bally's to Cromwell on Flamingo Blvd to points North. When i want to go South, i just use the Bally's/Paris walkway.
    I usually get the Deluxe North Tower High Roller view up high. I hardly gamble at Bally's, but staying there and using it as a home base, is very convenient.
     
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    I agree with the posts above that there really is not much difference in the quality of the property. I stay at Bally's or Harrah's about 3 weeks a year. Look at the food choices and the location to see if that helps narrow down the choices for your.

    I prefer Harrah's when I am in the mood for the nearby party places of Casino Royale and Carnival Court. Bally's when I am in the mood for better food choices nearby and my short walk to Ellis Island.
     
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    I would stay at Bally's - especially now that they have remodeled the place.

    With The Linq being remodeled as well CET's most tired property is now Harrah's. That isn't to say Harrah's is bad, because its not. I have stayed there twice on solo trips and the rooms were just fine and the location is right in my sweet spot.
     
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    I have found both to be clean and comfortable. I do not like the casino layout in Harrah's however. I also prefer the location of Ballys as I spend a lot of time at PH and Cosmo. You will be fine at either, maybe take a look at the things you plan on doing and see which is more convenient?
     
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    I've always thought of the clientele at Harrah's as trending to an older demographic, perhaps in part due to the shorter walking distance to the strip. (Although Bally's is hardly the hike that you find at mega resorts like MGM, Venetian, etc.) Bally's strikes me as having a broader mix. Although it doesn't draw passerby off the strip the way other properties do, proximity to Paris, PHo, Cosmo seems to give it a different energy. I like the larger rooms and the variety of dining options at that location.
     
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    Nicely said and very accurate.
     
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    Bally's due to the connection to Paris and easier to get to the Bellagio.
     
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    Another vote for Bally's, I like the proximity to Paris.

    I would also be happy with Harrah's due to short walk over to the Mirage.
     
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    For me, the bigger room will win out every time so Bally's. It's so much more comfortable there. Harrah's has an edge on casino because of all the gaming positions but if you like a less cluttered casino floor, Bally's would be the choice. Location is a push because they are both near other great properties. Neither place has an exciting restaurant lineup to me right now but Bally's benefits being linked to Paris in that respect.
     
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    Thanks all. Ballys I guess clearly wins. So I will stay there!
     
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    Haven't stayed at either one but do frequent Ballys a lot because its attached to Paris and right next door to PH.
    We spend a majority of our time bouncing between these 3 casinos.
    A lot of action in a small area.
     
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    And now I am back at Harrahs! Just found $20 per day weekday and $85 Friday. Cant beat that! Less than $150 for 3 nights.
     
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    In a but shell...Bally's for the room, Harrahs for the location
     
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    don't forget resort fees.
    I think I like Ballys (Jubilee Tower) better than any other CET property on the strip...get to the strip quick, ease of getting to Paris, and you barely have to go outside to get to PHo (just like 50 steps from Paris door to Pho door), then across the pedestrian bridge and you're inside Cosmo/Crystals.
    Also, the monorail station (even though it's in the back), if you want to go down to MGM, or up to SLS...
     
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    I just had to decide this for part two of our upcoming trip. I choose Harrah's mainly because the whole place feels like it has more energy to me. Casino is more lively...love The Oyster Bar, KGB and Toby Keith's for food. Plus the piano bar (and big elvis) are fun...and Carnival Court is right there too. Mac King is a great afternoon show too. I've stayed at both...like them both...but went with Harrah's this time. But, you'll be great at either one.
     
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    Agree with this.
    Rooms at Ballys are larger and overall a little nicer.
    I have always thought the casino at Harrahs has more energy than either Ballys or Paris.
    Depending on the location of your room at either hotel you can have LOUD noise until 4am.
    Low floor facing Carnival Court at Harrahs and either tower at Ballys facing Flamingo(Drais) can vibrate late.
    Keep that in mind when requesting your room.
     
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    I most always choose Harrahs because when i walk in the door from the check in to the dealers and bartenders, it's like Norm walking into Cheers "Mike"!
    plus a quick exit stage right and i'm at the Craps table at the Royale(with cheese)
     
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