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Need a hotel for one night

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by QuoVadimus, May 8, 2013.

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  1. QuoVadimus

    QuoVadimus Low-Roller

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    So I'm finding myself needing to book a one-night stay on a Saturday night in July. I'm heading to Vegas for a conference, and bringing my wife with me. Sunday night I will be checking in to a conference hotel, so wanted to stay somewhere nice on the Strip that we can both enjoy.

    I was debating between THEhotel at $184 with this deal package:
    Reserve your stay and receive up to 20% off room rates, including:
    ¤ $50 Cabana Credit (Sunday-Thursday)
    ¤ $25 Sand Dollars (credit to be used on the beach)
    ¤ $4 off a Crossroads at House of Blues specialty drink including souvenir glass

    and Vdara at $144
    Book your next luxurious escape at Vdara this pool season and receive 20% off Deluxe rates OR 30% off Suite rates and a $50 Pool & Lounge Vdara Credit* now through September 2013!

    Then I saw the exclusive VMB deal for the MGM Grand that comes up to $152 with
    - 20% off NEW rooms
    - $75 dining credit​

    My thought is that the new MGM rooms with the $75 dining credit easily win the value category, but we've been there before. Not sure if it is as interesting doing the MGM again. Nothing against the place-have had many great times there, just feeling the itch to do something new.

    I really like the idea of THEhotel. I've never stayed at Mandalay and they have some great restaurants, we could easily have a great day there.

    While Vdara comes up as a good price, I'm kind of put off by the vibe of Aria- we are not their target clientele. Am I crazily prejudiced?

    Anyone have any suggestions or advice?
     
  2. smartone

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    The Mandalay Complex (THE Hotel) is indeed quite nice and could easily keep you entertained for a short visit. The big knock on it is that it's at the end of the strip and not close to the "action", but doesn't sound like roaming is on tap for this trip. I personally think too many folks put too much stock into a properties target audience and for the most part the popular notion of what demographic goes where is wrong. Vadara's a beautiful hotel... I'm not big on the non-gaming, non-smoking aspect, but many LOVE it for that and many other reasons! If you've been to MGM, I think you're right, try something else.
     
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    Which hotel will you be at for the conference. That could have a big impact on where you select for Saturday night.
     
  4. QuoVadimus

    QuoVadimus Low-Roller

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    Caesar's Palace for the conference.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Personally, my choices would be:

    1 - Caesars. Avoid packing up, checking out, checking in, unpacking. That whole process could cost you a few hours, or worse if there are no rooms ready when you arrive from first hotel.

    2 - Mirage or Bellagio are next door each way. If you have wheeled luggage, you can hoof it yourself.

    3 - Not sure I have another 'better' choice. If just a basic room, Harrahs and Flamingo are across the street. Nothing fancy, but at least you are close by.

    4 - See #1. I would check both online for rates, and see if your conference has any decent rates you can use. If you do not get into your "nice" room until late in the day and then leave at 11am the next day.... well...




    As to your possibles:

    At theHotel, if you were to get a Cabana, it could be $200-$300, and not worth it if you arrive late in the day.

    Vdara at $144 : Nice place. If you hoof it, you can wheel bags through Bellagio to Caesars. Or spend $15 on cab.

    MGM Grand: Dining credit could be decent. Restaurants will be busy Sat night, but doable.
     
  6. heatherlovesvegas

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    Vdara is really nice, and I would say more "romantic" if that's what you are looking for, the rooms are the largest, and it's the cheapest. But no amenities, but you are close enough to Bellagio, Cosmo and Aria. I don't know that "vibe" matters, it's just rooms basically, you go elsewhere to eat and gamble, but yea, Aria is the closest property.

    I also love THEhotel, the rooms are huge, but it's a getting a little worn out... but I love hanging out gambling and dining at Mandalay. The location shouldn't matter for one night. There is enough to do at Mandalay and with in Luxor and Excalibur to keep you busy for a day.

    I'd skip MGM, it's too much of a hassle getting in and out of there, and their check in is a mess, it's not worth it for one night. If you do book it, check 100% that you indeed get the credit, seems like resort credit is usually a 2 night plus thing..
     
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    Vdara is such a no brainer having the wife with you dedicate that first night to relaxing with her and I doubt you could regret it
     
  8. tdhoier

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    I've become a big fan of the Vdara, actually.

    The rooms have a unique layout and many of the room types have a full kitchen.

    It's non-smoking, non-gaming and it smells nice....which never mattered to me when I was a college drunk. Now that I'm a sophisticated drunk, this has been the property I've chosen the last four trips (soon to be five in July).

    You're a three minute walk from the Aria. Five minute walk to the Cosmopolitan and a ten minute walk to the Bellagio (which is connected to Vdara). You're right about where you'd want to be there with your pick of the litter of properties within a short walking distance to (esp. Caesars).
     
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    +1 for Vdara for the reasons you mentioned.
     
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    We recently did a stay at Vdara. It is nice. Unique. Has some similarity to Aria.

    Still, doing only ONE night is a bit crazy. First day in Vegas, get to hotel, checked in, etc after flight. Next thing you know, the day is done. Then, get up in morning and check out. Then get to next hotel. Then hope you can get your room.

    Yes, Vdara is better than Caesars. But.....
     
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    It's not that crazy, and they can experience something different. I do one nighters in Vegas a lot. The hotel will hold your luggage until you are ready to move on.
     
  12. QuoVadimus

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    Question for those suggesting just checking into Caesar's for the early day to not deal with the hassle, this would have to be a separate reservation for me. Would Caesars make me check out on Saturday just to check back in on Sunday for the larger reservation?
     
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    If you want to do Caesars for the entire stay, book it separate if you must. Then tell the clerk what is going on when you get there. If you MUST have a separate billing, then you will have to go to the desk and "check out" and back in. No moving.

    Not sure who is paying for room, or how. In may past company trips, I would get one bill and only charge back the appropriate charges to the company. No idea how yours is set up.

    But - people often need separate billings.
     
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