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My return to Vegas, where should I stay?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by jbk1972, Oct 21, 2014.

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I am planning a trip back to Vegas. Which would you stay at?

Poll closed Oct 28, 2014.
  1. Mandalay Bay

    9.4%
  2. MGM

    25.0%
  3. Harrah's

    7.8%
  4. Bally's

    9.4%
  5. NY NY

    3.1%
  6. Planet Hollywood

    45.3%
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  1. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    So, I am finally going to be able to get back to Vegas after a 3-year hiatus. I am trying to decide between these resorts. They are all within $50 of each other, so I am not concerned about the extra money or saving the little bit. My choices are Harrah's, Bally's, NYNY, Mandalay Bay, Planet Hollywood and MGM.

    I have a preference to stay at a CET property since they have been good to me before with comps. I have been away so long, they have stopped sending offers. I really like the MGM properties, but I don't know how they are with comps. I plan to book something within a couple days, but a little advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Hobofrank

    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    with those requirements?, I'd say PH or Bally's
     
  3. PayTriple

    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    PHo is the best CET property after Caesar's.
    It's center strip and easy to walk to the Cosmo and Aria etc.
     
  4. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    I have stayed at PH before and liked the stay. I like that location as well.
     
  5. Aces and Eights

    Aces and Eights VIP Whale

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    Harrah's and Bally's have more of an economical feeling to their casinos, probably since they have no particular theme to them. Bally's is closer to the glitzy resorts like Bellagio, Cosmopolitan, and Aria.

    NYNY guest rooms seem a little small to me, but I'm sure they have different sized rooms depending on which tower you are in or which type of room you select. When I stayed there a long time ago, I was in a small room with small windows. You can board the free monorail next door at Monte Carlo to go to Aria and Bellagio.

    MGM has a large casino and nice amenities, and it has a monorail station you can use to go up and down the strip (actually the next stop is all the way to Bally's just before Flamingo Blvd). This monorail charges money so I would prefer to walk across the street to Monte Carlo and take the monorail there. I like staying closer to center-strip, because I like the view better.

    Planet Hollywood draws a younger crowd with modern music. They seem more lively which I like. They have the Miracle Mile Shops attached which also adds to the very few restaurants they have. Their regular rooms are also small with small windows, but my host gets me an upgrade with a view of the Bellagio fountains. I also like the dealers in the Pleasure Pit and the dancers after 8PM.

    I like the atmosphere and the tropical aroma at Mandalay Bay. They have an abundance of dining establishments including my favorite, Stripsteak. I think, like Bellagio, it caters more to the mature crowd (OK, older people). Although there's a free monorail to Luxor and Excalibur to get you to the corner of Tropicana and The Strip, it's still so far south and at the end of The Strip. Again I like center-strip so it's a bit too far for me.
     
  6. Reeder1700

    Reeder1700 Tourist

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    Considering your preferences I would choose PH. Absolutely love the atmosphere of the Casino there.
     
  7. smerrian

    smerrian Low-Roller

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    I would choose CET. PH is nicest property you mentioned but if you plan on using self park garage, PH is set up with a very long walk in order to get your car…you almost have to use valet. Also, the music is a bit too 'club-ie' for me at PH. I like Harrah's for ease of access to casino/Strip/parking garage but most people would prefer Bally's-North Tower.
    Stu
     
  8. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    I chose Planet Hollywood. This will be my first repeat stay. All six other trips were at different spots. I liked my stay at PH a while back, so I figured I should stay once again. Thanks for all the input. I got a pretty nice deal considering I haven't been to a CET property in a few years. I am really looking forward to this!
     
  9. REELmoneySlotFan

    REELmoneySlotFan High-Roller

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    Have to agree with this one, looking at the available info. Depending on what activities you have planned during your stay, if walking is a problem and what kind of atmosphere you like in a casino, the advice might change :)
     
  10. LV_Bound

    LV_Bound VIP Whale

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    Due to your preference with CET I suggested PH.
    Great location to all the new stuff in Vegas.
     
  11. stev0ftw

    stev0ftw Tourist

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    MGM is basically my home base...but I get around 4 comp night offers from them per year. I just hit Pearl last year, going for Gold mLife this year. Monorail stop, plenty of shops, restaurants, etc.

    I've never stayed at PHo, but always wanted to stay there. Love the vibe there, for sure.

    If you are adamant about giving CET your $ then go PHo, but if you have no real preference, go MGM.
     
  12. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Be sure to check your 'Total Rewards' status on-line!
    I'm pretty certain you'll find that you do indeed have comped rooms available to you with CET.
    ...and, even low-rollers like me have Bally's as one of the comped-room choices...(as well as Harrah's & periodically PHo.)
    :beer:
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
  13. EastCoastVegasFan!

    EastCoastVegasFan! High-Roller

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    If you're looking for comps (which looks like your main requirement) you should eliminate MB, MGM & NYNY from your choices. From there it's an easy choice, as PH trumps Bally's and Harrah's.
     
  14. Jordan

    Jordan Caveman

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    Another vote for Planet Hollywood here!!!
     
  15. MichaelH

    MichaelH Tourist

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    PH is a great place if you like younger crowds and louder Music...
     
  16. jbk1972

    jbk1972 Low-Roller

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    I am going to try MGM next time. PH will be the choice this time. Can't wait for this trip.
     
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