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Now I'm tempted....

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by djegators, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. djegators

    djegators Low-Roller

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    For my January trip, for SHOT, I had been planning on going relatively cheap, and found us killer rates for Flamingo. I then decided it was worth the $$ to upgrade that to a Luxury GO. Now, I have stumbled across a very nice deal for Bellagio, and boy am I tempted....



    This is more of a business trip, buy my significant other will be with me, and I don't think we will be back to Vegas again for a while....trying to decide if it is worth even more cash to make the switch...
     
  2. JosieCat

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    Well come on, let's hear the details. We'll help you decide :)
     
  3. mike_m235

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    One warning -- if you take your S.O. to Bellagio, it becomes very difficult to 'move down' on future trips (depending of course on the personality of the S.O. in question)
     
  4. djegators

    djegators Low-Roller

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    Guess it would cost me about an extra $100-150...plus the $125 resort fee for the five nights....
     
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    djegators Low-Roller

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    Nahh, too worried about that with her, but I do see your point. Heck, I might even get more excited about nice rooms in Vegas than her.
     
  6. DonnyC

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    There is no way I could convince my-self to pay a resort fee! Do you get anything for it?

    That is why I like CET and the Flamingo as well. The Hotel itself (lobby and common areas) are nothing to get excited about, but the pool is very good!

    The other hotels have nice lobbies and common areas but...who cares. You can go to anyone of these areas regardless of where you stay.

    At an all inclusive beach resort I want a nice room and nice common areas, as it will be the only property I am at...but in Vegas? Throw that out the window and only focus on the room of your liking (and maybe pool - if there during pool season).
     
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    I like them both:

    Flamingo - really like the GO rooms. I like the atmosphere of the casino there. I like the natural light in parts of the casino too. I love the animal habitat. I like that I can get fast food there.

    Bellagio - stayed in a Lake View room - awesome. I recommend it at least once for people. Casino was more sedate. Public areas can get pretty busy with gawkers. More high-end dining choices.

    Maybe consider what your SO would want to do during the day while you are working to help you decide, spas, shopping, pool. Would you take advantage of the free wi-fi at the B.
     
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    Treat yourself. GO Rooms are small and way over rated. I would take a North Tower room at Bally's over a GO. (And I did so just two weeks ago!)

    Stayed at Bellagio a couple months ago and for that much money with a SO, treat her! I'm sure it will pay dividends over the course of the trip.......
     
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    Just add the resort fee to the cost of the room when you compare. Some people are so worried about a 'resort fee' that they pay more for a room somewhere else than the room + fee at the other property, just out of principle.
     
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    Of course, specifically:

    "Internet, local and toll free phone calls, fitness center access and complimentary printing of boarding passes."

    http://www.resortfees.com/las-vegas/strip-hotel-resort-fees/bellagio-resort-fee/

    I'm assuming pretty much everyone on this board would like at least the Internet access part, which costs $14 per day at the Flamingo. The fitness center is $10 per day or $40 for 5 days.

    So basically if you use both of those amenities daily, it's pretty much a wash (printing boarding passes costs like five bucks at the kiosks they've got at the Flamingo, but I think you can request that the concierge do it for free).
     
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    There is no comparison between the properties.
    If you have never stayed at Bellagio, you need to do it on this trip.
    The price difference is very small compared to the differencein the hotels.
     
  12. DonnyC

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    I guess I just don't use the internet in Vegas, and don't care about boarding passes (I always pre-select my seats for free).

    I only have loyalty at CET and using the rate calendar is my best option. So I don't fall in the category of paying more to avoid fees.

    Interesting that someone suggested Bally's...never stayed there.
     
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    You can't compare them at all IMO. Bellagio is much nicer! But remember, all the amenities and gambling, and restaurants and everything cost so much more there. The resort fee argument is stupid. It all evens out. I personally feel the MGM resorts, rooms and common areas are much more well maintained than the Caesars ones.

    But, the rooms at Flamingo are great, the property isn't great though and the construction is a little bit of a hassle.
     
  14. djegators

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    Thanks for all the opinions. I think I had already convinced myself to make the switch anyways, esp since the rates were better than I am used to seeing for B, esp in January.

    I am capable of comparing the rates w/ and w/o resort fees, and I will make good use of the wifi. Pools won't be an issue this time of year, and I confident that the extra $$$ will be worth it for a hotel like B, that we have not stayed at before. Thanks again for all the input, I love this board!
     
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