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Is my logic sound??

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by captainron62, Oct 25, 2012.

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  1. captainron62

    captainron62 VIP Whale

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    Have an upcoming Superbowl weekend trip, its a guys trip. We hit LV 3 or 4 times a year, so we kinda know what we like. The strip is wearing a bit thin, but we are not ready to abandon our CET COMPS yet.

    The mission this trip is arrive SAT, attend UFC viewing party at a Station Casino and then head downtown Sunday for the Superbowl.

    I originally planned to stay at Flamingo, this is our favorite hotel due in large to the pool. Since the pool is a non issue I was thinking of trying Rio, because of the close proximity to a Station Casino and easier to get downtown?? Also my friend has never visited palms and I wanted to take him over there.

    Can you walk to a Station Casino from Rio?

    And how much is the typical cab fare downtown?

    Thanks!
     
  2. luvvp

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    There are no Station casinos within walking distance unless you're ready to walk about 10 miles.

    I think your best bet would be to stay on the strip, take the shuttle from Harrah's to Rio if your friend wants to go to the Palms.

    We always rent a car but you can always be adventurous and take the bus on the strip to downtown. If you take a taxi from downtown and want to lessen the cost then get off at Stratosphere , Circus Circus or one of the Casinos on the north end then walk back from there.

    I do believe other casinos offer shuttles to their properties but I have never used one.
     
  3. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    I'm thinking about this, but I can't really come up with any good combinations that are going to allow you to walk to a station casino. So that seems to be the odd factor here. Is there a reason you have to watch UFC there? They show it at hooters for free -- that could be an option that's much easier to walk to.
     
  4. zamboni

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    Ron, have you considered staying at the Strat? I love the location- right in the middle between main strip and downtown, plus I15 is close.

    Plus, it is cheap to stay there.
     
  5. martay

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    Palace Station would be a 2-mile walk, but not one that I'd want to make. It would be a cheap cab ride -- something like $10. Then, taking a cab from Palace Station to downtown would be $10 to $15.
     
  6. mike_m235

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    I like to gamble, but not with my life. Don't walk to Palace Station.
     
  7. captainron62

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    Thanks!! thats what I was looking for!
     
  8. djegators

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    If it were me, I would go ahead and stay in a strip location I was comfy with, and then travel to the places I wanted to visit. You'll still have your home base to visit your regular spots, and if your plans change it is easier to adapt that way.
     
  9. Jinx

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    I only offer some experience with the Rio. I'm a strip dweller and have been considering other options more lately too, like you, I'm not ready to leave my comps there yet. Rio is a nice place to stay and with your focus on heading to some offstrip and downtown places for some of the trip, probably won't be an irritant for you. However, if you plan on visiting the strip for any length of time, it's really a pain to be at the Rio. either waiting for a shuttle, needing to hop in a cab, or even just heading back to the room to recharge, or reload the bankroll.

    I found when staying there, it became harder and harder to motivate myself to get back to the strip, which still gave me other options, but I wanted to share my experience, if you feel like you are going to spend any significant time on the strip, I'd recommend going with one of the spots on the strip through CET, the time/money saved for the offsite visits are going to be offset by going back and forth to the strip.
     
  10. mdee

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    As long as you don't get long hauled the average Cab fare around town seems to be around $15 + Tip.
     
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