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Vegas with training wheels ?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Made in Alaska, Mar 8, 2014.

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  1. Made in Alaska

    Made in Alaska Tourist

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    Hello all. Let me start by saying thank you for the wealth of info in this forum. Very cool ! I am planning an Anniversary trip (10th) to Vegas soon. My wife and I have only been twice before. For our honeymoon we stayed at the JW Marriott. I really liked it but hated the shuttle rides to the strip. Next was the Luxor. We had a "players suite", I think, in one of the towers. I enjoyed that as well. Was a bit noisy at times in room with the young crowds but I really like the casino. That was many moons ago. We are 40 ish now and thinking about booking at the MGM. As you can see I don't really have much experience with Vegas or the hotels. We like to drink and gamble, as well as enjoy the sights. Oh and how I love a buffet ! So that's about it. Probably pretty tame compared to some, hence the title. I would appreciate any input. What other hotels might you suggest ? Thanks again to all. See ya in Vegas !
     
  2. sybgal

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    If convenient location is important, maybe Bally's or Paris. Walking distance to so many casinos makes it very easy to enjoy a mix of environments and free entertainment. Bally's just remodeled their South Tower (Jubilee Tower now) and the rooms are getting very good reviews. The Red Rooms at Paris are also nice. We think both casinos have good drink service while gambling. The Lounge at Bally's always has a nice crowd with a good band. There is also a dueling piano lounge at Paris that packs em in... Hope you have a really good trip!!
     
  3. Made in Alaska

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    I have seen the "red rooms" come up a lot here. I will check into those as well. Thanks sybgal.
     
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    billduhcat Low-Roller

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    Check out cosmopolitan. Rooms are a bit more expensive than MGM or the cet properties, but the location is awesome.

    They have excellent drink service at the video poker bars, many great restaurants, and my current favorite buffet. Didn't spend too much time at the pools, but they've got 2 of them that seem pretty nice.

    If you're a Marriott platinum member, you get 2 free buffets and a room upgrade.
     
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    Lastkaii Low-Roller

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    Buffets are gone for marriot platinum.

    That being said, was at Cosmo last weekend and it is by far the best hotel in Vegas atm. Marquee is sick, consistent drink service in the casino, restaurants are awesome, and pools are sick. Worth every penny.
     
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    Definitely would recommend Cosmo.
     
  7. heatherlovesvegas

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    Cosmo is like 5x as much money as everything else haha. So, I can't recommend! It's not 5x better than every hotel on the strip.

    MGM is REALLY nice now, it had a top to bottom remodel. I stayed a few weeks ago and was super happy with my accommodations and the casino. They do have a popular nightclub there, but it's SO FAR away from the rooms. I don't think that crowd would really be bothersome. The only real big con to MGM is it's size. It's so massive. But it's been a really great deal lately.

    Also check Smartervegas.com for deals, there is often some great ones.
    http://smartervegas.com/hotels/mgm_grand/promotionalcodes.aspx

    If you are going after June this is a great offer
    https://reservations.mgmmirage.com/bookingengine.aspx?pid=001&host=promo&show=rates&code=MGMSNPLS&kbid=1162904&sub=ITUDZ!W!MGMSNPLS!US

    Paris Red Rooms are decent too, but not as nice as MGM's.

    If you can spend a little extra I love Venetian/Palazzo. So much to do there, you pretty much don't have to leave. I also like Vdara, my parents love it there too. They like having a larger room with more amenities these days. The views from the rooms at Vdara are incredible as well (I know you mentioned that in your other thread that you like a view).
     
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