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Mirage, Caesar's, MGM, or Vdara

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Dishiki, Jul 21, 2014.

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  1. Dishiki

    Dishiki Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    We are planning a couples trip in the fall with friends. There are a few that have never been. My buddy and I have not been in 6 years but when we used to go we would spend quite a bit for us (2-2.5k in slots, poker, craps, BJ a day). Well, kids and life happened and we are just now getting back out there. We got some nice hotel deals from both the Mirage and MGM through a reactivation rate, but we were looking at Caesar's as well. We have family in NOLA and visit there often so could use the CET at Harrah's there to maintain any status we acquire. There are no mlife properties in the surrounding area we live. I was wondering the boards thoughts on CET properties (Caesar's and others) and their likelihood of matching comparable Mlife property rates. I want to be more mid strip and I feel that Caesar's would be ideal for all the shopping. While the wives shop we can be playing at the casino. Thanks for any suggestions.

    Wives wish list are nice pools, good shopping, good location, and nice rooms. Guys wish list are alcohol and reasonable rooms so we can spend more money on gambling.
     
  2. Peachiekeehn

    Peachiekeehn High-Roller

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    Of the hotels you list I have only stayed at Caesars but we love it there. I would suggest Augustus or Octavius towers. The pools are beautiful and of course there's the forum shops.
     
  3. Manicstreet

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    My wife & I have stayed at MGM, Mirage & Caesars. In my opinion MGM is too big. The sports book is small from what I can remember. Mirage was great. Decent restaurants sports book was large & a nice location on the center of the strip. With that said November will be our 4th time staying at caesars. We love everything about this place. Location, shopping, restaurants & the sports book. They have a wide range of room options so if you dont want to spend much on the room get a room in an older tower. Caesars is hands down my all around favorite place to stay.
     
  4. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Well, to address the actual questions, you really can't go wrong. All of those hotels have all the things you're looking for, except Vdara (closest casino is next door at Aria). But as for MGM matching CET rates, I have not heard of that and doubt it would happen. Have fun!
     
  5. heatherlovesvegas

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    All of them have nice rooms. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

    If the wives are really into shopping, Caesars might be a good bet. But, it's always expensive, and busy.. you'll have trouble finding a great rate there. I mean, you have to decide if maintaining a status is that important. The CET properties in Vegas aren't very nice, except Caesars Palace. I've tried to be loyal to them, but I find that even if I'm comped I don't want to stay at their properties that much. I'd rather pay to stay at an MGM property, but it's all preference.

    I'm partial to MGM, just a ton of stuff to do there, it has pretty good walkability. Mirage is similar just smaller. I just prefer the MGM location. The new "Grand King" rooms are VERY nice! You can walk to Planet Hollywood shopping from Vdara or MGM. It's a little bit of a walk, but it's doable.

    The Vdara rooms are fabulous, best of the bunch, but if you guys really want to spend a lot of time gambling you might find it a pain in the but that you have to walk over to Aria or Bellagio to do it. But if the room is really important to your wives they might prefer this. I know like when I go with my family they would much rather be in the non-smoking suite, and travel to the casinos, since we do tend to spend a bit of time in the room.
     
  6. RockyBalboa

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    I have only stayed at The Mirage but I love that place. The location is great and the rooms are pretty nice as well (go for a tower deluxe because the bathrooms are bigger).

    I love being on that side of the strip since you have TI, Wynncore, V/P, Royale, Harrah's Caesar's, Flamingo, Bellagio and Quad all within easy walking distance.

    But the good thing is all of your choices get solid reviews. And as you see everyone has their own Vegas flavor so you're bound to get a lot of varying opinions.
     
  7. KKB

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    MGM is too big & too far south, imo
    I like both Mirage & Caesars--don't expect Caesars to match any MLife rates. Do not book a Roman Tower--these are poor overpriced room. Do book a Forum Tower--these are large & solid. BUT Caesars tends to be generous with upgrades, either comped or for a small nightly fee. We have booked Forum Tower 3x & were comp upgraded to Palace Tower Deluxe room once (nicer than Wynn std room, offered $30/nt to Palace tower (we said no, wanted to see the Forum Tower rooms for ourselves---nothing wrong with it, but wish we had taken the upgrade as Palace Tower & above are very nice rooms). Hoping next week that a $20 tip & mention that this trip is for our 20 year anniversary ( & we were married in Vegas!!) gets us a nice upgrade.
    Mirage rooms are fine, nothing special, smaller than Forum Tower, but maybe slightly nicer decor.
    Caesars Forum shops are right in between those 2 properties
    The other advantage to booking Caesars is that if you do most of your gambling at their properties you will see good future offers from them.
     
  8. DJ Ran

    DJ Ran High-Roller

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    As the others mentioned, all are great properties and you really can't go wrong with any of the 4. If I were choosing, I'd go with the Mirage.
     
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