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Hotel With Kids

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Marc, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. Marc

    Marc Newbie

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    Hi all !

    This message is my first message in this message board :)
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    I was already 4 times in LV, alone or with friends, but this summer, I come with my family (wife and 3 'small' kids).

    I need to find a hotel for us... First of all, 5 persons need to have 2 rooms :-(
    Ok,if I can have connecting rooms, no problem...

    For the hotel, I think that Circus Circus should be something great for the kids, but it's a little bit old and not 'on the strip'..

    My other idea is the Excalibur... Looks like a castle and should be great for the kinds too, but I never had visited this hotel :)

    Last year, I was (with friends) once in NYNY and once in Harrah's (alone).
    NYNY is great and it would be nice if the Excalibur will be ok, then I can come back to NYNY to play...

    Thanks
    Marc
     
  2. Marc

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    Sorry, I've forgot to write my question :)

    What do you mean with this choice ? Do you have an other idea ?

    Thanks a lot !
    Marc
     
  3. TuneinTokyo

    TuneinTokyo High-Roller

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    I've heard both Circus Circus and Excalibur would be good picks for a family. Out of those two I'd probably pick Excalibur because it's close to some nice places like Mandalay Bay and NYNY
     
  4. Kbaby Girl

    Kbaby Girl Low-Roller

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    Hi Marc! Welcome! I have teenagers but, they really enjoy the pools at Mandalay Bay. My 21yr old asked to spend her 21st birthday in Vegas (at MB). I like the two bed suite at TheHotel (with the sofa). I'm sure others will provide great advice! Hope you have fun family vacation!
     
  5. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    I don't think the outward -- and in both cases trashy -- theme is really the answer. They're still massive casinos with the "kid" stuff on the periphery, or nearly in the heart of it. I think you'd be better off at a property with larger rooms that also might happen to be accessed at least in some measure from other than right through the heart of the action.

    THEhotel, as has been mentioned, certainly hits those notes, and being true suites -- not the faux stuff like at Rio -- really enhances the quality and comfort of your stay. Off Strip places like Red Rock, the JW Marriott, M (too isolated imo) and Green Valley Ranch have exceptional hotels, more elbow room and better access to more normal urban attributes, yet you still get a casino.
     
  6. thezue

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    I'd pick excalibur. I'm not sure if it is still there, but they used to have an arcade downstairs. I spent A LOT of time there when my parents took me to Vegas when I was 17. It's also close to M&M world and the Coke place. NYNY had quite a few kid friendly stores as well. They might like the jousting show as well.
     
  7. bswim

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    you might look at staying off strip in a timeshare too. They're like one bedroom apartments with a pull out bed. Places like Wyndham Grand Desert or Tahiti Village, pretty sure Tahiti Village has 2 bedroom units as well.
     
  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Consider yourself lucky today. Often the discussion about bring kids can get nasty.

    Yea, not the best place for kids, but there are some options. Circus is cool, but you are pretty much stuck there.

    Excal might be good cause you have lots of places to walk to from there. Two regular rooms, adjoining would be great.

    Or, those condo types with kitchens would work well.... especially for the no stop snacking kids do.
     
  9. JDinTN

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    People neglect to read the OP's post -- he wants to be on the strip and is asking for advice on the strip since he doesn't want circus circus because it is too far from the main strip. NYNY had a big arcade and other kid things. It is the hotel I've seen with the most kids though have never been in the Excalibur or Circus Circus. None or the nice hotels have actual kid activities. So sure you can get much better suites and amenities in any other better hotel but you'll spend a ton of time moving the kids around to hotels and other places where they have more to do.
     
  10. TuneinTokyo

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    If you rent a car then I would second the Grand Desert. You get a full kitchen that can be stocked full of whatever you want. Laundry in the unit. It's like a nice apartment that for a family might be nice. I did it with my kid and it was great. You need a car though, but at least you would have access to more kid friendly stuff like the discovery museum.
     
  11. 2VegasNuts

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    Excalibur is a good choice. Recently, the best choice for us (7&9 yr olds) has been Elara. The 1 br suite and up has a 12'x8' HDTV that is great for kids. There is a full kitchen with raised bar seating for 6 and a 4 person jacuzzi in the bedroom. The 1 br is about 1100 ft2 and 2 br is about 1400 ft2. All for $129 on up weekdays and $149 on up weekends. The pool is nice and the hotel is attached to Planet Hollywood, so the vegas crowd is appeased.

    http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/nevada/elara-a-hilton-grand-vacations-hotel-center-strip-LASCSGV/accommodations/suites.html
     
  12. caldwell2

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    How many kids? Age? Girls, boys, or both?
     
  13. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    You could stay at Excaliber and enjoy the kiddie pool, arcade downstairs, and have a great family time going to the Tournament of Kings show. There the kids can scream, yell, stomp, and eat with their hands. Good fun.

    Then you all can walk over to NYNY and ride the roller coaster and play at their small arcade upstairs.

    M&M world and the coke place is just a small walk from there.

    Your family can have dinner at that Rainforest Cafe at MGM.

    Then catch a taxi or bus to Circus Circus for a day. I don't think you should walk...

    The shark reef at Mandalay Bay is a relatively short walk from the Excal especially if you use the tram between Luxor and MB. I say short but the shark reef is way toward the back of the property. But still doable if you like to walk for recreation.
     
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  14. Marc

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    Hi

    Thanks a lot for your information.

    The kids (3 girls) are 7,10 and 13 years old.

    For the Hilton, it was a great idea.
    The problem is that the room cost $329/night (mid of July). :confused2:

    I'll then try the Excalibur, but off the strip too...
     
  15. jukie

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    I have stayed in many hotels in Vegas with kids and enjoyed them all, Agree though that Excalibur is probably you best option.

    Not sure what you mean by "but off the strip too"
     
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  16. S'AllGoodMan

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    I'd look into Vdara. Its on the strip and has kitchens and can accommodate a family of five. Or try the Hilton Elara (PHo towers) for the same experience. I just think you may need more room than traditional hotels can offer.
     
  17. HoyaHeel

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    If condo/timeshare hotels become an option, there's also Hilton Grand Vacations at Flamingo. They have their own pool plus you have access to Flamingo's pool (I think - last time I checked you did...) You can book directly on their website or through a place like VRBO.com

    Not sure how construction might be impacting the area at the time of your visit:peace:

    With 3 kids, I too would recommend a larger room/condo etc with kitchenette.
    I think more room and a decent pool would trump an arcade, but that's my personal (childfree) opinion. There are several options that are "on" (or attached to) the Strip for a best of both worlds approach....

    Ooh, Signature at MGM is another....But fewer 2bedroom and more $$ I think.
     
  18. natedog666

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    I have 2 girls 10 and 8 that I bring to vegas sometimes, and they enjoy going go-kart racing and circus circus. You can also spend 1/2 a day at Bonnie Springs where they have a petting zoo if they get bored.
     
  19. Julie888

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    It's been ages since I stayed in either, but the LVH (old Hilton) and the MGM had arcades.

    You don't say what level of stay your wife wants. Circus Circus has the most entertainment for kids. It's just not a great hotel. The beds are comfy.

    I'd try Excalibur.
     
  20. snowball

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    I would pick Circus Circus because it is far away from the strip.

    2 years ago we had to stop in Vegas on our way home from Disneyland and my kids had fun at Circus Circus in the Adventure dome.

    Although they also liked the Shark reef, but I'm not sure how much else there is to do with kids at Mandalay Bay.
     
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