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Need to get the h*ll out

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by carmenoh, Feb 13, 2014.

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  1. carmenoh

    carmenoh Newbie

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    of Michigan.:grrr: The last few years my wife and I have done the Mexico thing or a cruise but this year we don't have a week to 10 days for a vacation. We are thinking about Vegas in very late March or early April for 3 or 4 nights.

    Would like some suggestions on the following. Pools. . .hanging out at the pool and having a few drinks during the day is a must. Tropical theme would be nice and the Palms looked pretty cool.

    Food. . .we really enjoy quality seafood and a nice steak, but in a casual setting.

    Spa. . .while I'm sitting at the tables making donations to the casino:cry:I would love for my wife to be pampered at the spa.

    I would very much appreciate any feedback.
     
  2. ams722

    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

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    I'd recommend The Aria.

    Good food. Check. Nice casino. Check. I've never been to their spa (or any spa), but I'd assume it's nice.

    They have probably my favorite pool scene of any hotel I've been to. It's very relaxed, yet not dead and dull.
     
  3. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Based on placing a priority on pool, spa and dining options, my three choices would be:

    5 Star - Wynn

    4 Star - Mandalay Bay

    3 Star - Flamingo

    Shoot for the end of March or April to have decent pool weather (can be cold in Vegas in March). These are my favorite three pool areas in Vegas, and they have decent/good dining and spa options on site and also within the area.
     
  4. TylerH50

    TylerH50 Low-Roller

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    Not sure what room rates you are looking for, but when my wife travels with me, I have the same criteria to choose from.

    I'd offer up the following to look at:

    Mirage - Pool is awesome, great spa, and walk down to Joe's Stone Crab @ the Forum shops or Ruth Chris across the street @ Harrahs, plus the Mirage has a couple good restaurants as well.

    MGM- I picked MGM for my trip this year in May. Nice pool & spa, Many, Many dining options

    Paris - While the pool is relatively small, my wife LOVES the cabanas there. Last year, we got a Cabana for $150 a day, and they have good drinks. My wife rates the spa highly, and they have very good restaurants. Gordon Ramsey Steak is a must every trip for us.
     
  5. pressitagain

    pressitagain Low-Roller

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    Your description, fits the Mandalay bay complex the best.

    Nice refreshing views.
    Three different types of 4 star+ hotels located within the complex.
    All types of food selection to suit your appetite.
    Most importantly, for your piece of mind, the spa.

    Take the advice of a fellow northerner. This is the spot for you!!!
     
  6. Username

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    MGM Grand without a doubt........SUPER pool with a flowing river though it....great SPA's and some of the best restaurants in Vegas...Emerils is your spot in waiting.....(check out there Happy Hour)..plus a great location in the south part of the strip with NYNY, Excalibur, Monte Carlo, Tropicana, PH, Hooters and several others...

    http://www.mgmgrand.com/?&kbid=335345&m=592
     
  7. CubsBrian

    CubsBrian Tourist

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    Caesars, Great pools, great food, wonderful spa, enjoy the casino.
     
  8. herder

    herder Tourist

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    I chose MGM for my next trip basically for the pool. Haven't been to the pool but have seen pics and am going because of all the recommendations. Also many places to eat and the place had a great vibe.

    Mandalay bay also looks like it has a rocking pool.
     
  9. wishman35

    wishman35 VIP Whale

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    Mirage or MGM are going to be your best bets. They are the two most tropical pools in Vegas.
     
  10. carmenoh

    carmenoh Newbie

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    Thank you all for the suggestions and advice. . .decisions, decisions!
     
  11. twobroslawn

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    the MGM is half a city inside by itself, highly recommended
     
  12. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

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    Aria meets all your criteria.

    We have stayed at most of the Strip properties and my wife says the Spa at Aria is the best.

    American Fish is one of the best Seafood restaurants in Las Vegas.Casual and great Happy Hour!!

    Beautiful pool complex.

    I don't know if it matters but there are far fewer kids there than other properties.
     
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