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Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by fingersfreddy, Oct 6, 2015.

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  1. fingersfreddy

    fingersfreddy Tourist

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    Coming to town mid October. Have some comped rooms at TI for Thursday-Sunday. But thinking of coming early on Tuesday Wednesday. Rates on strip are crazy that week (October 20th). So thinking about less expensive options. So for two nights I see reasonable rates at Circus Circus, hooters, and some downtown hotels, mainly plaza and some others.

    I like to be on strip but I haven't spent much time ever downtown. I like a little nightlife but not clubbing. I also like decent gambling options - meaning nicer casinos.

    Do I stay at less expensive strip options (which I would normally never stay at) or give downtown a try for a few nights?

    Any help appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Marky147

    Marky147 High-Roller

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    I'm from the UK, so only come out every summer during the WSOP, and I was exclusively a strip man for years.

    I would usually split my 2-3 weeks between the Wynn/Palazzo, and somewhere else on the strip. However, I haven't stayed on the strip since I spent 5 nights at the end of my 2011 trip at the Nugget.

    Plenty of good restaurants, bars, and spots to people watch on Fremont.

    Give it a spin, and if you don't like it, at least you're only there for a night or two.
     
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  3. azbob

    azbob Low-Roller

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    Get the idea you are looking for something that might be a bit less expensive. I would check the rates at Harrahs as those are usually a bit cheaper than the Linq and it is a great location. I would not recommend Circus Circus for any reason. Bally's might be an option on strip too.

    Off strip, you should check out the Gold Coast or even the Palms (Palms especially for a much younger crowd). If you want to step down another tier, Silver Sevens (used to be Terribles, Ellis Island (walkable to Ballys plus great food options) or even SouthPoint if you have a car.

    I'm not a big fan of downtown so others can comment on that.
     
  4. mikeyvegas1

    mikeyvegas1 Low-Roller

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    I have not stayed at the Gold Coast or the Nugget but played at both and the Nugget seemed nicer then some of the strip properties with some great dining. The Gold Coast is somewhere I get to every trip now since they have great gaming conditions as far as blackjack and VP my favorite games. I think when my bankroll and vacation time increase I may split my hotel stay between strip and gold coast plus they have 2 different shuttle options to the strip. One from Rio to Ballys and the other goes between GC, Orleans and Caesars.
     
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    I would recommend doing this, seeing how you've never done it. I went downtown for the very first time, on my last trip; had a blast, and I'll be spending at least one day downtown again on my next trip.

    Break out of the usual. :)
     
  6. fingersfreddy

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    Interest in comments. Tough call. I have been looking at silver sevens reviews. Not bad. And still close to strip.

    Better option than hooters?
     
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    I would try the DT, check out the nightlife on E. Fremont, not clubby but very active and fun!
     
  8. DRPinVA

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    If you've never stayed downtown and you're only talking about 2 nights, followed by nights on the strip, I would definitely choose the downtown option, just so you can say you've tried it and will know if you like it. Generally lower table minimums and often better payouts. It's been a while since we did, but ours was a similar circumstance, we stayed the first 2 nights at Main Street Station and then on the strip, very glad we did it. MSS is the only downtown property we have stayed at, it was nice, but the Golden Nugget is also. Give it a try, never know, you might find a new home.
     
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    If you want to stay on the strip I would recommend Monte Carlo over Circus or Hooters. A bit more coin, but I just wouldn't stay at those two places. However, in this scenario I think you may want to look at staying downtown. Get the experience of both strip and downtown on one trip without having to take the Deuce to downtown, or vice versa.
     
  10. fingersfreddy

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    Montre Carlo is expensive for the Oct 20-22 tuesday and wednesday....about $450 per night! crazy...even the Linq and Harrah's expensive. there's likely something going on....crazy.

    So far, I think I've ruled out (thanks to the above suggestions) Circus Circus and Hooters.

    right now it's looking like Silver Seven, Gold Coast (although pricey....works out total to about $220 for two nights with everything included - silver seven would be $140 for two nights), and the Plaza
     
  11. stscha1

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    I would recommend you look at the Rio. 10 minute, easy, walk to the Strip or they have a free shuttle. Huge rooms and usually a favorable price. The problem is the resort fee! You could also consider a Holiday Inn Express for two days and have their free shuttle take you where you want to go.

    You could also look at the Westin on Flamingo.

    I assume no car so one thought to consider is the cost of any taxi fees vs. higher room rates.
     
  12. fingersfreddy

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    Well, I finally have my problem solved....so this was all for not - but now I want to spend more "nightlife" time downtown.

    I ended up calling Treasure Island and getting a casino rate for the Tuesday and Wednesday (a bit more than I wanted to pay, but reasonable considering the location and the fact that I will be there thurs - sun comped with a friend).

    So, once again, thanks for all the advice to the board. Gave me some great options for future....and some info for places I'd also like to see on this trip.

    cheers.
     
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    Holy Crap! $450 at the MC? What's going on in town that week?
     
  14. fingersfreddy

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    Host said conventions. But never seen prices like that.

    Oh well. I will win it all back anyway!!!!

    Lol
     
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    I stayed at Circus Circus twice in the mid 1990s, it's not all that bad. You're likely to have a noisy room, people slamming doors, yelling at each other. The room will be very plain but clean. The casinos are huge and very similar to other strip casinos. You're pretty much in the middle of nowhere though, next to Slots a Fun. The Stardust, Frontier, Westward Ho and Riviera are all gone. Sahara is across the street and now called the SLS. Fontainebleu is still empty.

    Downtown you would be less isolated, there are about a dozen casinos in close proximity. Golden Nugget is the only upscale downtown property, the rest will range from mediocre to almost homeless shelters. You also have better odds of winning in the casinos downtown.

    I don't gamble much so I'd personally stay at the nicest place I could afford on the strip in lieu of a lower price downtown. Or consider an off-strip option like Gold Coast or Rio.

    I've stayed at Treasure Island, I didn't like the room at all but the property is OK. It was built by Steve Wynn.
     
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    ...if you are mostly a Strip person then the answer is simple...stay DT!!!
     
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