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Paris, Planet Hollywood or Treasure Island??

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by jolary03, Jan 28, 2014.

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  1. jolary03

    jolary03 Newbie

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    Which hotel would you pick and why? Paris, Planet Hollywood or Treasure Island??We are first time visitors to Vegas and will only have 2 days there and would like a view of the strip but it is not a deal breaker. Is there a better choice that I did not list? We are not going for the casinos at all. We may not even gamble. We are going more for the entertainment, sights, night life (not clubs). We are a group of 4 so we tried to find a 2br through a vacation club but everything was sold out except for The Jockey Club?? I was told that we should not even consider that place by a friend of mine. I like the location of PH and Paris but hear the view is the best from TI and they have a Se├▒or Frog that I think would be fun to grab a drink or two at. Thanks for any info and advice you can share.
     
  2. Jordan

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    My Vote would be for the Paris....Amazing views of the Bellagio fountains, decent casino atmosphere and Breakfast at Mon Ami Gabi!
     
  3. dvandentop

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    Paris base rooms suck and are majorly outdated. Needs a remodel in those. Also beds are hard as a rock. I would do ph instead.
     
  4. Motorcat

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    Planet Hollywood for me - kick ass sportsbook - that is where I spent a good amount of my time
     
  5. LA2VegasTrekkers

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    Sorry to hijack, but do you know if the beds in the Red Room Premier are any better? We're trying it for the first time in May. We normally stay in a GO Luxury at Flamingo and those beds are amazing!

    Thanks.
     
  6. jolary03

    jolary03 Newbie

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    Thanks for your quick responses. No worries on the hijacking VegasTrekkers. Flamingo was also one of our top choices in the Go rooms but I am trying to narrow the choices down a little. Ugh!
     
  7. sindustry

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    Not sure of the Paris or TI, but it is very easy to get a Bellagio fountain view from PH. My last trip, the front desk automatucally gave me a fountain vuew room. When I slipped him a $20, he then went back and said he would get me a bigger room, which was nice because standard PH rooms are tiny. If you are okay with spending more, i much prefer Cosmopolitan, across the street. It is also very easy to get a fountain view room there and you will be nice and high!
     
  8. dvandentop

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    Sorry i cant help ya out there. Wife was not impressed with the room and didnt sleep good. So that place will be off the list for us lol.

    I would hope red rooms would have an upgraded bed. I stayed there last memorial day so not sure if any updates since then.
     
  9. kps

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    When we stayed at PH the rooms seemed dark. Lighting was weak and windows not that big.

    Paris is nice and the wife enjoyed the whole theme throughout the casino.

    Never stayed at TI but if gambling is not in the cards to much maybe look at Vdara? Non gaming and located in City Center with Aria and all. Not sure when you're going or what pricing you're getting for the other locations.
     
  10. mike mc

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    Paris one of my fav's, casino not too big, attached to Bally's center strip, not over-whelming like some bigger resorts, Also has Gustav's for VP, James the barkeep is awesome,:beer:
     
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    PH or Paris definitely better than TI IMO. I'm not a fan of Phil Ruffin.
     
  12. LV_Bound

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    I would skip TI.
    PH and Paris are essentially the same in terms of location and benefits.
    They are so close, odds are you will be bouncing back-forth between the two.
     
  13. BearcatBJ

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    I think it depends on your age and what you want to do. If you are an older tourist then Paris would be up your alley. if your 25-40 and want to cut loose and have a good time PH will have the atmosphere you are looking for. Also if your a foodie Paris would be better for food, even though they are right next store so walking over wouldn't be a big deal.
     
  14. joevegaspremo

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    Just stayed at Paris this week, got back today actually, we didn't have a red premier room but we had a perfect view of the fountains and tower. TI prolly has an okay view of the mountains and such but Paris and PH are right in the middle basically with everything to see. Haven't stayed at PH but Paris rooms were doable because the views were amazing. so first choice would be PH, then Paris, then TI.
     
  15. Roginator

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    I would choose Planet Hollywood if you aren't there for gambling. After getting off the elevator, and walking 200 feet, you are in a huge shopping mall. It has a decent buffet (which you can get partially comped with their players card?) and a good selection of restaurants in the mall. Convenience stores just inside and outside the casino. If you get tired of casinos, you can head south through the touristy part of the Strip or catch a bus.

    Paris is squeezed in by mega-hotels and has little in the way of non-casino entertainment. Treasure Island is near a large mall, but lacks much else and is kind of on the northern edge of the major Strip casino-hotels.
     
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    Yeah the PH buffet isn't too bad and is regularly on Groupon.
     
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    In the last few years we always get a Red Room at Paris with pillow top mattresses....very comfy bed but - no matter where we stay have never liked the hotels pillows. Paris buffet has a good breakfast too!
     
  18. sco5123

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    TI has ZERO vibe. Most people agree with that. Just say no.

    Paris is a lovely property and connected to Ballys. BUT their rooms are so dreadfully outdated. I stayed last December and would never stay again unless they update. Red Room however is nice.

    I just find Planet Hollywood rooms incredibly ugly but they look comfortable. But I find it one of the best properties for a true Vegas experience except of course the terrible pool.

    Flamingo is all pink and the property is very outdated but the location can not be beat. The pool is also excellent. The GO Rooms are nice. They also come with a fridge and a nice stereo.

    If price were less a problem, Cosmopolitan would probably be a great choice for location, room, nightlife, pools, atmosphere, and quintessential modern Vegas. It also happens to be across the street from Planet Hollywood and next door to Bellagio.

    Aria, like Cosmo, would be good but the location is slightly more difficult to get around and the atmosphere is slightly more stuffy and less youthful. But an excellent choice nevertheless.

    However, if you like Aria but price is an issue, choose Monte Carlo. It's mildly luxurious with a great pool and it's connected to Aria by a short walk through their mall. Monte Carlo is a healthy balance if price is any concern. The rooms are bland but solid. It has little to no vibe but Aria is right next door.
     
  19. Roginator

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    Just got back from Planet Hollywood. The room was normal -- not as dark or worn as some I'd gotten previously. The bed wasn't as comfortable as I'd like.

    It had a tolerable selection of slots. I had forgotten how tasty the Earl of Sandwich could be - or how loud the bar across the hall was.

    The hallways weren't as dirty as the last time I was there. I was on the 8th floor just above the tiny pool area. It was being used for a reception one night while I was there - probably a more suitable application for the area.

    As I was entering at the main entrance one afternoon, a young lady asked if I wanted something. So many people are hawking junk on the Strip, I didn't even listen. After a few steps I said to myself, "Wait! What?" She was handing out 25% off coupons to the Spice Market Buffet. Cool.. I hadn't decided to eat there, but that sealed the deal. You also get $5 off for showing your Total Rewards card. It was almost EXACTLY like the last times I'd eaten there. Still excellent in the seafood area, but somewhat lacking in the other areas. Plenty good enough for me!

    Just outside they now have a Twin Peaks and a Bubba Gump - two highly-priced touristy chains.

    Outside the main entrance was a horde of street entertainers willing to have their pictures taken with you for $. Young ladies dressed up as hot cops, minions everywhere and, my favorite, Dr. Evil and Mini-me.

    Compared to Paris or TI, PH has a wealth of things to see. Admittedly, Paris has the Creperie.
     
  20. wpete

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    I never stayed at TI, but if I had a choice of Paris or PH, I'd take Paris.
     
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