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Help choosing a hotel for a large group..

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Jordan, Feb 18, 2014.

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  1. Jordan

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    I'm trying to narrow down where I want our group to stay for our 10th anniversary (July). We are going to renew our vows in front of the Vegas sign by Elvis (open for suggestions).

    There are approximately 16-20 people going, aged from mid 30's to our parents 60 and early 70's. (70% of the group will be Vegas Virgins...how exciting!) Althought this is AWESOME, this makes choosing the location quite painful. Things I have to consider when choosing a hotel:

    - Room Prices: I'd like to keep it close to $100/night average as possible since different folks will have varying budgets. We are planning on staying from July 4th until July 13th (9nights)

    Flamingo FAB rooms would fall into this price range, but the pool scene will be too much for the folks over 60. If you can get a seat out by the pool the DJ comes on at noon and will scare the shit outta our folks, lol!

    - Location: I'm not really flexible on this, a CET property, center strip (as far north as Harrahs and South as PHo.

    QUAD is out and also Bally's due to the Grand Bizzare construction and the lack of accessibly directly out onto the strip.

    Any thoughts or input would be appreciated. Specifically, has anyone stayed in a basic level room at the Paris lately? What shape are they in? Any pics?

    I've stayed at the Paris before (NYE 2010), but can't seem to remember the rooms at all. That trip was a blur :)

    Thanks for the hints/suggestions!
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    First off, congrats.

    I think you will not find the "perfect" hotel, but instead should try to get a happy medium. I assume you have already checked some rates.

    Also assume the entire group is not staying for 9 nights? That is a lifetime in Vegas for some people. We often do 5-7 nights, but many could not do it.

    Your vegas virgins will be happy just about anywhere. Really.

    Paris really is a great place for folks. So much right there and nearby.
     
  3. AndyAkeko

    AndyAkeko Time magazine's 2006 Person of the Year

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    I agree that Paris is probably the best overall choice, but you may not be able to get it for $100/nt. But what if you gave people a budget room option and stay at Bally's. The hotels are connected and use the same telephone system, so it's not quite as bad as staying at separate properties (plus you'll have two pools to choose from!).

    Otherwise, your only other CET option for the price and non-party pool would be Harrah's. Just make sure mom and dad's room doesn't overlook the Carnival Court or make sure they have really good earplugs.
     
  4. Jordan

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    First off, congrats.

    I think you will not find the "perfect" hotel, but instead should try to get a happy medium. I assume you have already checked some rates.

    Actually, I've been telling everyone that 9 nights in Vegas is an eternity, but they are pretty determined that they want to go for the entire time! (I've been there 18 times and know the difference, but they are persistent!

    Any recent experience with the basic rooms at the Paris?
     
  5. kps

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    Did our combo bach/bachelorette party last July and did Harrahs. Had 8 rooms connected and a few other couples did the suites and stuff. Was able to call 3 days before our arrival and give them all of the confirmation numbers to get the rooms connected.

    Just went on the employees rate chart and Harrahs is $681 total for that time frame before resort fees and taxes.

    http://www.harrahs.com/vegasvacation/

    You have to click on the hotel, put in the dates and it will give you the total. Make sure you exit out entirely and then click on the next hotel to do the same thing. If not the rates will differ. Found his out looking last week for a trip later on in the summer.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. kiwiboy1

    kiwiboy1 Low-Roller

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    I quick Kayak for that period shows the following "Strip" possibilities for around $100 a night:

    Luxor
    Monte Carlo
    The Signature & MGM
    NY NY
    Excalibur

    Harrahs
    Hilton Grand Vacation
    Flamingo

    I would Say Harrahs or Monte Carlo are probably the best "casino" bets
     
  7. Tammy58

    Tammy58 Frugal Slot Jockey

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    I agree with the Paris option. I am in my 50s and I love that hotel, so the older ones should be happy. The "youngsters" can party next door at PH if they want. I agree Harrahs has no pool scene, Caesars is too costly, Quad rooms probably won't be renovated by then, Flamingo pool scene is crazy for the older family members, Bally's front is a mess. PH rooms are more expensive, dark, nice bathrooms, casino is too loud for me...so may be for the older members of your family. Paris sounds perfect! Have you called about a group rate...I have no idea what is considered a "group".
     
  8. Woman2Blame

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    We were in this exact situation for our wedding, less than a year ago. About 30 guests, almost all were Vegas virgins. We needed to keep the room as afforable as possible, while still putting them in a good spot to fully experience Vegas. We also wanted to stick with CET and ptu people center strip.

    We went with Flamingo. We set up a group code (call Total Experiences for this) so every room that someone booked with our code, would give us credit for the cost of the room. I think we earned points or something...can't remember.

    We had stayed in Flamingo 2 year prior, and had a surprisingly great experience, so I felt confident with the decision.

    Well, they stuck everyone in the crappiest "Fab" rooms in the whole place! The rooms were awful...nothing like the Fab pictures on the website. They were run down and gross looking. I was so mad - it was everyone's first trip to Vegas and THIS is what they saw?! We were also there on a holiday weekend, so I'm sure the hotel was booked.

    I would still consider staying at the Flamingo, but if you block off a number of rooms, I would be very specific with your Total Experiences rep which tower/floor you want, or have them stay in slightly more upgraded rooms.

    Also - we found that the Friends & Family rate at Flamingo was much cheaper that the group rate, but they wouldn't give us that rate as a group - some people used it to book seperate from the group. I would suggest using that code to book a Go room. The current code expires in May, but check Smartervegas.com frequently to see when they update it.

    Good luck and congrats! We also plan to renew our vows at the Welcome Sign for our anniversary! Have you started planning anything else yet?
     
  9. TRN

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    While I typically never recommend this to anyone, how about something off the strip, and make a few trips up to the strip? Something a little more quiet and serene, like Red Rock or M?

    Edit: disregard, noticed the "center strip CET" part is non-negotiable here.
     
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