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PHTowers/Signature/TheHotel ??

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Aero22, May 14, 2012.

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  1. Aero22

    Aero22 Low-Roller

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    We are in the process of booking our Sept. trip with 2 first time couples. We will be booking through Priceline or Hotwire. using www.betterbidding.com we have found that the Hotwire choices for Strip South at 4.5* are the following: Signature at MGM, PH Towers, and TheHotel at Mandalay Bay. I have never stayed at any of these specific properties. I get the impression from maps and my memory of these places, that Signature and TheHotel are a bit of a hike off the strip?? I know that MB itself is a bit of hike before you get into the action, but it appears that TheHotel is another 10 minute walk? True? Also, Signature seems to be pretty far back of MGM - - I assume that if we were at either of these two properties, it would not be a case of taking the elevator from our room and being out on the strip with a cocktail in 5 minutes? Correct? Any other thoughts on those properties? I might just stick with 5 star South, or 4/5 North as I would pretty well know exactly what I'm getting through both PL and Hotwire.

    Thanks
     
  2. wigwam_salesman

    wigwam_salesman VIP Whale

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    I can't speak to the others, but PH towers reception is about 3-4 minutes walk from the strip, straight through PH casino. However, it's now a Hilton Grand Vacations resort so you might want to check out what differences that might mean.
     
  3. streetshine

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    Stayed at PH towers last year, it was awesome, 1br suite. Big open floor plans, big table top bar that seats six, TV's everywhere plus the drop down 100inch hd projector.

    The walk from the strip to the towers is no big deal, would stay there again.
     
  4. Chuck2009x

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    It takes about one minute to walk from the elevators at THEhotel to the Mandalay Bay casino, and then about one or two minutes to walk through the casino to either the side or front entrance of Mandalay Bay.

    But it is the very south end of the strip, so if you plan on strip-walking, you shouldn't stay there. Otherwise, the MB complex is self-contained; you never have to leave unless you want to.
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    For first time visit, I would consider middle of the strip. Harrahs, Flamingo, Paris, Monte Carlo, Mirage

    M-Bay is great, but if you decide you want to talk the strip, be ready for a long walk, or taxi.
     
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    I agree, awesome place for the price. I stayed there in March, and while the walk through MM shops got a little old, it was worth it for the room.
     
  7. Vegas Name Ron Mexico

    Vegas Name Ron Mexico Low-Roller

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    My feedback about PH Towers / Elara: First I gotta say that I have stayed here twice. Love the location and the rooms are the best. They have everything, very comfortable and great location.

    PH Tower / Elara is trying to change the image of the property now that it is Hilton Grand Vacations controlled. The room descriptions have changed a little, so you have to meake sure you are getting the room you really wanted.
    Also, if you are a Hilton honors member, it makes it a bit easier to ask for a free room upgrade than just trying the $20 trick.
    Another thing, currently, they are requiring everyone (non child aged) to have a key to get passed security and too the elevators. I dont mean 1 person showing a key and saying "these 2 are with me.". I mean every person needing to have there own key. So if you check into the hotel...... if you plan on bringing friends up to "pre-game", entertaining guests, or even bringing someone back to your room to hook up for the night...... be sure to ask for extra keys.
    If your room style "sleeps 4" but there are only 2 of you, ask for 4 keys. When asked about this policy, they said that they want to cut down on the rooms being stuffed with people partying because this increases room damage. They also said that because the rooms are soooo large, too many people stay in the rooms nd that is cheating the system. So true..... you can put 4 to 8 (maybe 10) people in the 2 bedroom by sleeping 2 to each bed, 2 on pull out couch, 1 on other couch, 1 of the futon / lounger. And a couple on the floor if they want to.
     
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