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Party Suite: Cosmopolitan or Mirage?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by JR Swift, Jul 14, 2013.

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  1. JR Swift

    JR Swift High-Roller

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    In just a few short weeks, I will be turning 50 years old. (Now that I write that, I am horrified, but never mind that.) Through some witchcraft, I have actually managed to convince at least 6 of my closest friends to fly out to Vegas to join me in celebrating this event. We are staying in various locations but I have pretty much committed myself to booking an awesome suite for the night of my birthday so we can all hang out in luxury, drink and just generally have an amazing Vegas experience. I originally thought about the Palms but, even after saving up some cash for a while, the really awesome suites there are out of my price range. I've been looking at booking a Wraparound suite at the Cosmopolitan for our big evening. I can get it for $330 which isn't too bad but I haven't booked it yet. Been looking at some alternatives the last few weeks and the 2 bedroom Tower Suites at the Mirage look pretty awesome and I can get one for less than $300. What do you all think about those two options? Looks like Mandalay Bay also has some impressive suites so I've looked at those as well. Any other options that you would recommend? Or, if not, which do you think is the best choice? Our big evening will probably just consist of having dinner, gambling, drinking and hanging out in the room. None of us are "spring chickens" though the age range is from early 30's to, well, me. A great view is a must. I doubt that would be a problem any place I've mentioned. A fun crowd would be good as well. So what do all of you experts think?
     
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    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    Hands down:

    Cosmo Wraparound Suite

    Great views, area to setup the booze. All around, for $330. Book it.
     
  3. Bommen

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    Yeah wraparound at Cosmo, just make sure u ask for a fountain view.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Cosmo.
    Balcony.


    Not sure if you even need a big suite for 6 people. And, since it is Vegas, how much time will you be in the room vs out in VEGAS.

    If you get a regular room,maybe you can just stay there vs moving around and all that crap.
     
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    I think both rooms are beautiful. However, the Cosmo has that great balcony that can't be beat. If you've got smokers in your group, the Mirage rooms can get a bit stuffy, but smokers on the patio at Cosmo don't have that problem.
     
  6. JR Swift

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    Well...looks like the Cosmo is going to be our winner. That was actually the plan all along. All of the guests have rooms booked for that night, including myself. I had several free nights at the Rio anyway so I figured why check in and out. I'll just bring an overnight bag. About half the party smoke so the balcony is a nice way to indulge that vice without bothering the other guests. Frankly, we will probably spend a fair amount of time in the room since it will likely be the nicest hotel room any of us have stayed in. Have some drinks, some conversation and enjoy the view. Hell, we might even get some room service and raid the mini-bar just for the fact it's something none of us ever do. I do love the Bellagio fountains so hopefully I can use the whole birthday thing to sweet talk my way into that view. Does anyone know if you can actually hear the fountain show music from the rooms? Would you hear better on a slightly lower floor or would it matter? Thanks for the replies. Was very helpful. I don't get on here much anymore but nice to see some of the same names from years ago.
     
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    Excellent choice!!

    Yes, you can hear the music. When you ask for the Bellagio view make sure you are up high enough so the Bellagio sign is not obstructing your view of the fountain. I've stayed in the wrap around suites several times but can't remember what floor we were on. Maybe 27 or higher. I'm sure the person that checks you in can tell you for sure. Trust me, once you see that view, you will not want to leave the room.

    I've also stayed in the Tower Suites and Penthouse at Mirage and you definitely made the right choice.

    Enjoy your 50th and good luck. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Bommen

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    Remember that you have a full fridge and freezer. Half the fridge is stoked with mini bar stuff and the other half is empty for your use. There is a huge Wallgrens across the bridge at PH were u can buy all kinds of booze.

    Also for the best view get East tower with a balcony facing strip and B fountain.
     
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    WARNING.

    Some of those little fridges have the mini bar stuff in the top half, and the bottom is empty. We put a bunch of stuff in the empty bottom half. Found out the next day it was a freezer. A really COLD freezer!!
     
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    As to high vs low. You can get too high. We have done 3 rooms facing fountain. Last one was way high and you barely hear music.
     
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    It is hard to pass up Cosmo now, easily my favorite hotel to stay at due to location, pool service, bar quality, etc.
     
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    All the snacks on the counter are sensor activated. We got billed for every snack in the wraparound with so many people hanging out. Make sure you ask the front desk to remove at checkout! Try to check in earlier in the day. Checking in the evening, and they may be out of fountain views. See if you can get the view guaranteed at booking.
     
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    If your trying to have fun and stay somewhere hip with a naughty vibe, do Cosmo. If that's not your speed, Mirage is way more mellow.
     
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