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Looking for new home base on the strip

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by MikeOPensacola, Jul 31, 2015.

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  1. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    I've stayed downtown for the past seven trips and I'm still a big downtown fan however, I'm looking to stay somewhere mid to south strip on my next visit, probably November or December of this year.

    I usually stay in the Rush Tower at the GN which has really nice bathrooms which is a HUGE selling point to me.

    As a solo traveler I don't need a big room, two queens or one king bed will suffice but I do want a room with a clean, roomy bathroom.

    I'm not affiliated with MLIFE or CET so any property with a standard room is fine with me.

    I fully realise I'll be paying more than what I do downtown; I guess I'm looking for something like a Rush Tower room on the strip.

    Thanks in advance.......

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  2. card21doc

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    Try the Trop.
    I read your trip report. (Very enjoyable BTW.)
    I played for 2 hours a day 3 trips ago. I play bj @ $25 min usually. My wife plays slots. I started getting offers. When it came time to plan a trip, no offers. I called to see what they could do for me, I was referred to host who comped us 3 nites. We had a great time and enjoyed both the room and the casino.

    My wife plays slots and usually risks less than $100 a day. We are staying at the Trop in October on one of her offers. 3 nites, $50 free play, and 2 show tickets.

    If you play bj, they probably have the best rules on the strip since MGM just went 6/5 following CET.

    Anyway, nice clean rooms and friendly casino.
     
  3. thecarve

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    Probably a half dozen spots that would fit the bill. But I'll go with Aria*. Nice modern room with great bathroom. Good, if pricey, gambling, food and booze. And right on the border between center and south strip (at least in my opinion).


    * I really don't know how widespread the new 6:5 tables are. If all the tables at the limits you want to play are now 6:5, obviously disregard this suggestion. :rolleyes2:
     
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  4. smartone

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    Those GN Rush rooms are an incredible value. I'll be interested to see what the folks say.
     
  5. eksantirik

    eksantirik Low-Roller

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    The bathrooms at Octavius Tower / Caesar's were incredible. One of the best I've seen in the whole world, up there with Mandarin NYC and Conrad Tokyo.

    Stayed at Aria twice, and I was the least happy with the bathrooms there. Crampy, weird shaped (tub and shower in the same area without separation), and the water pressure sucked in both cases.

    The other places I stayed at (Mirage, TI, Excal, Luxor, Harrah's), the bathrooms were nothing to write home about. The ones I haven't stayed at, I would check Bellagio, Cosmo, Vdara/MO, Four Seasons/MB/Delano. I am guessing Cromwell's bathroom should be on the small side.
     
  6. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Assuming you're not getting a suite, as far as standard south strip rooms, I think the best/largest bathrooms are going to be Aria and Mandalay Bay. I would go with one of those
     
  7. Chuck2009x

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    South of Flamingo, I've stayed in standard rooms at Aria, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and Delano (when it was THEhotel). I'd ran kthe bathrooms:

    1. Delano
    2. Mandalay Bay
    3. Aria
    4. MGM Grand

    The Delano/MB bathrooms are reasonably spacious, with dual sinks; the best feature is the big deep tub.

    Aria's are OK, but not very big.

    MGM Grand is smallish with a combo shower/tub.

    If you're not committed to the south end, Venetian/Palazzo have the best standard bathroom of any place I've stayed. Huge and very nice.
     
  8. nhcris

    nhcris High-Roller

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    I have never stayed at Golden Nugget so can't really do a fair comparison, but these are my strip bathroom opinions. I love a nice bathroom especially in Vegas!

    These are the places I have stayed with particularly nice bathrooms (separate shower & tub) on the strip.

    Venetian/Palazzo (I know it's north but my favorite property overall) has a lovely large bathroom but the tub is not jetted.
    Encore (also prob too north for you) had a beautiful bathroom
    Cosmo (1 br) had a fabulous bathroom with a soaking tub with a view.
    Aria has a nice bathroom in the standard room.
    Planet Hollywood (resort room I think it's called & I usually got it as an upgrade for no charge) had a very spacious bathroom.

    Places to avoid if bathroom is important

    Mirage standard room's bathroom is so tiny you can barely close the door.
    Tropicana standard room had old fixtures in a very small space.
    Harrah's bathroom is as unimpressive as the room.

    Places that get a passing grade on the bathroom

    Flamingo Go Room has a pretty nice bathroom (separate shower & tub) but weird wall/door if I remember correctly.
    Bally's Jubilee room had a decent bathroom
    Paris Red Corner Room had a nice bathroom.


    I have no recollection of the bathrooms at Luxor or Monte Carlo so I am guessing they are mediocre at best.
     
  9. smartone

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    Maybe come join me over at the Hard Rock Mike (I'll get ya a free pass into ReHab)! Checkout the video inside the link:

    https://www.hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-hotel/suite-tower/supreme-corner-king-suite

    This room goes from $150-$250 or so depending on how busy the joint is... now she doesn't come with the room, but I think you'll agree it's a pretty cool room. I bounced a bit back in forth between Wynncore and Golden Nugget before I settled in at Hard Rock.
     
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    I haven't stayed at Golden Nugget, so I don't have that frame of reference. Like you, most of my trips are solo....

    South Strip - of the properties I've stayed at:

    Mandalay Bay - standard room is very nice. The bathroom was very large for a standard room. Soaking tub + separate shower enclosure (see pics). I really liked MB (was there for a conference), but the downside for me was the location. Too far south.

    MGM- Grand King was a great room for me. Recently remodeled and more than enough room for 1 person. The bathroom, although very nice, and recently remodeled, was nothing special. Standard shower/tub combo. I had no complaints about it, it was fine for me. But if a great bathroom is a priority, it may not be what you're looking for. Like you, I was looking for a new home base, and think I've found it.

    Mid Strip - only have stayed at Flamingo:

    Flamingo: The Go rooms have decent bathrooms. Some I've stayed in have a shower enclosure + a tub (standard tub, nothing special). Others have just the shower enclosure. I'd say they're better than the bathrooms at most standard rooms, but no real wow factor, if that's what you're after. A TV in the mirror is a nice touch. All in all, the GO rooms have been perfect for my solo summer trips. The location is great, good pool and proximity to dining @ the Linq. But the property as a whole needs some serious TLC.

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  11. RockyBalboa

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    I'll throw Palazzo into the mix, Mike.

    The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are large and clean and the Palazzo is a pretty quiet and serene place. The employees have all been top notch and while they have been infected by the 6:5 blackjack the thing I like about the northside of the strip is that everything is pretty close. You can get to everything from Bellagio/Linq/Flamingo area with a fairly quick walk.

    Put in a little bit of play there and they'll start sending 3-4 nights comped.

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    I'll throw Palazzo into the mix, Mike.

    The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are large and clean and the Palazzo is a pretty quiet and serene place. The employees have all been top notch and while they have been infected by the 6:5 blackjack the thing I like about the northside of the strip is that everything is pretty close. You can get to everything from Bellagio/Linq/Flamingo area with a fairly quick walk.

    Put in a little bit of play there and they'll start sending 3-4 nights comped.
     
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