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How far is THEHOTEL

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by kevin87, Sep 12, 2012.

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  1. kevin87

    kevin87 Tourist

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    from the heart of the strip

    im going to stay at Mandalay Bay (thehotel) picking it over the palazzo because of the pool and lazy river,and was wondering if this is a smart choice and how far a walk
     
  2. captainron62

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    IMO staying at Mandalay Bay/thehotel is only a smart choice if you dont plan on hopping around the strip very much. MB is as far south as you can go. Getting anywhere towards center strip is either going to involve a tram ride/lengthy walk or about $13 in cab fare.

    I think MB is best for folks who have got the strip exploration out of their stystem and plan on mostly staying put at their resort. The place is awesome and the pool is def right at the top or at the top in LV.

    What are you other plans while you are in town?
     
  3. kevin87

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    This is my first trip to vegas

    so I would like to go about the resort,by the sounds of it probably isn't a good idea to stay here then?

    what is the palazzo like
     
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    The Palazzo is incredible, its a high end property and better located.

    If you list your age, what kind of trip experience you want to have and what you want to do better recommendations can be made.

    I am late 30's and have enjoyed my times at mid tier properties much more than high end props because of the things I like to do and the difference in atmosphere.

    Each property has its own personality.
     
  5. kevin87

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    24 and going with my girlfriend
    obviously we want to do a bit of everything,like go to nightclubs,shows etc just enjoy the whole vegas experience
    and stay somewhere nice with a bit to do
     
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    My thoughts exactly, Cosmo, PH or maybe even Aria.
     
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    Mandalay Bay is the last hotel at the South end of the strip.

    However, there is a free tram you can take from MB to Excalibur (basically right to the footbridge by NYNY), so the walk isn't quite as bad as you might think.

    If you're going to want to take one walk up and down the strip just to see sights/fountain/volcano/etc, I'd say staying at MB would not be that bad.

    If you're going to wanting to visit mid strip each day, and don't want to be taking cabs/monorail/rental car, then that would likely be a lot of walking.
     
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    If you're 24, although MB is very nice, I'd stay somewhere midstrip so that you can wander around better, and I'd definitely not recommend The Hotel or any of the other non-casino properties because it's going to seem pretty dull compared to the rest of the strip. For the same price as MB, you can get a nice room at a lot of places mentioned above.
     
  10. mossman

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    The Hotel is not a non-casino hotel. It is the same exact casino as MB.

    My vote would also be to check out MGM. It is close to the North side of the strip and the pool complex and amenities are great.
     
  11. kevin87

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    thanks guys

    but doesn't the palazzo offer far better room than planet hollywood

    obviously want to stay somewhere nice but with things to do aswell
     
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    Ok I am just going to say it... :evillaugh

    Palazzo is for older people. I know "older" is completely relative, but I am making this statement while being 10 years older than you.. :thumbsup:

    Stay away from Bellagio as well. MGM is a great choice for your age, and location. Cosmo is probably ok but never stayed there. I don't get City center though. Just me.

    I actually like The Hotel and will be there in less than two weeks. It is far away from mid strip but we walk a lot and don't mind To each their own though.
     
  13. nostresshere

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    First trip to Vegas... go for more center strip.

    As to hotels... most of them are fine.
     
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    The palazzo rooms are amazing. However, you are going to find that the room is the most forgettable part of your LV trip. If you stay at Palazzo be prepared to be surrounded by alot of stuffy 55 and up and you will not feel the "party vibe" of LV. You will experience a relaxed "old money" vibe.

    I stayed in the Augustus tower of Caesars Palace once w a gf. We spent all our time walking off property looking for excitement. CP was beautiful, room was gorgeous, but we were surrounded by mostly much older folks and the vibe in CP wasnt to our liking. LV is about much more than just a fancy room, odds are you wont spend much time in it anyways.
     
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    I'd check out Cosmo, Aria and PHo. Lots of action in those areas with plenty of young folk. That's where you want to be for your age and first time going. Palazzo is nice but I agree its for the older crowd.

    My first trip, I was 27 and stayed at Luxor (next to MBay). We walked to mid-north strip constantly and by walks, its like a 30 minute walk just to get there. I actually timed my walk from Luxor's front doors to my room and it was a 10 minute walk and I hadn't even left the property yet! No need to add more walking to your trip. But keep in mind, you will still be doing more walking than you'd ever have imagine on your first trip no matter which hotel you pick.
     
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    For a first time trip, why no mention of Caesar's ,Mirage, Harrah's, Flamingo or Bally's? All are mid -strip, with a decent range of prices and great locations.
     
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    For someone considering MB or Pallazo, I don't think harrah's, Flamingo, or Bally's really fit the bill.
     
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    But for the price and location, they are not bad. No resort fee either.

    Paris?
     
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    I would think for someone in your age range who wants to be in the "heart" of things, and also appears to want to be in a top-tier place, I would think Cosmo or perhaps even a room in one of the better towers at Caesars Palace would be your best bets - Bellagio is also pretty much dead-center strip, but like Palazzo probably skews a little older too.

    Palazzo is very nice but does have a quieter vibe than most strip resorts - and location-wise it's pretty much the other side of the coin in terms of being almost as far from center strip as Mandalay Bay, just on the North instead of the South.
     
  20. kevin87

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    Ok, intresting answers


    I aint to fussed about being surronded by older people either to be fair!

    what about the signature at MGM Grand?would that be a good bet?and give you best of both worlds?
     
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