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Walking to rooms

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by margincall, Jul 22, 2012.

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  1. margincall

    margincall Tourist

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    We are in our 60s and let us just say the old athritis bug has bitten us both
    we have read how some casinos you have to walk through the entire casino to get to the elevators to the rooms and between the following we were curious as to which would be the least (god and i used to love walking for miles-as the great Mick Jagger sang years ago-what a drag it is gettin old)

    TREASURE ISLAND
    MGM Grand
    HARRAHS
    Monte Carlo
     
  2. sybgal

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    Definately not MGM - you can get lost there. Harrah's might possibly be the easiest to navigate. We stay at Paris partly because how convenient everything else. Good luck!
     
  3. kitson

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    cannot comment on the monte carlo, have not stayed in the rooms and do not know where the elevators to rooms are, the place is pretty good sized, but not huge for that neighborhood.

    have also not stayed in mgm rooms, but the place is pretty darn big.

    what i do have experience with is ti and harrahs, and i think you would get around, from restaurants to gaming to elevator areas a lot better at ti. elevator tower is all the way back through the casino, but it is really not that much distance.

    you can ask for rooms closer to the elevator areas at checkin, and that may be one of your best tools in trying to mitigate the walking. harrahs actually has one elevator tower very close to checkin, so then your bigger walking would be how far toward the front in harrahs you would wish to go. if you chose to visit other properties, from that harrahs tower it would be right out to the taxi stand or valet.

    so, depending on your plans as far as dining and gaming go, my first recommendation would be ti over harrahs.
     
  4. Srvanwyk

    Srvanwyk Low-Roller

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    Harrahs isn't bad at all... MGM is quite a hike
     
  5. thecarve

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    As mentioned, MGM should probably be avoided - everything is quite a hike there. I think you'll be fine at the other three, though. TI is probably the "worst" of those, but not too bad really.
     
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    Tropicana is the best I have personally been to. Walk in front door, elevators are like 20 feet away to the right. Easy!!! Nice rooms to boot
     
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    Paris is probably the easiest I would say of all the casinos.

    Monte Carlo isn't bad if I remember correctly, the property just isn't all that big.

    MGM is far.

    It depends though, far from what? Pretty much doing anything in Vegas is a production because these places are so large. But, some places are much more inconvenient than others. Like Planet Hollywood is the worst.

    Also not sure if it's what you are looking for but the places like Trump, and Vdara have very short walks from the valet, check in to the rooms. But they have no casino. We've been staying at those places recently because it's so convenient to get in and out.
     
  8. Karl Pilkington

    Karl Pilkington Tourist

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    Of those listed Harrah's is likely to involve the least walking and MGM the most.

    But Bill's must be the shortest walk of any Strip casino, either from car to rooms or rooms to Strip.
     
  9. smartone

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    I find it interesting that nobody yet has commented on TI (included in the OP's request), which is an incredibly easy joint to navigate and the elevators are very convenient to reach.
     
  10. LolaDoggie

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    My Aunt & Uncle are in there 70's and she just had a knee replaced so their host at NYNY has their room right by the elevator ready for them every time they go. I think it's the Empire Tower right there by the VIP check in so when they come down they are right there by the casino. Good luck to you guys and I hope you guys find something so you can continue to enjoy our favorite city!
     
  12. jgates8

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    Depending on the length of your stay, an investment in a scooter would probably be the best thing you can do to enjoy your vacation. At CET properties (including Paris & Harrhas from your list) they are rentable at the concierge desk - I believe it is $150 neighborhood for a 5 day rental.

    I can't imagine you would want to stay the entire trip in one casino, so it would be a blessing for visiting other properties. Last trip they did put a larger 'hold' on the credit card in case of loss or damages. The ones from the concierge are full-size and can't be put in cars. If you want a 'portable' breakdown one if you are planning on taking a car out, you can order directly from the company & they will deliver to concierge at the hotel.

    Last trip mom had one we had people in your age category stopping her to ask her where they could get one. One lady actually took off & headed back inside to the Paris concierge to get one for her husband.
     
  13. irmster

    irmster Low-Roller

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    def avoid MGM - getting to some of their rooms is almost a day out in itself!

    Not on your list, but Planet Hollywood doesn't require you to go through the casino and all rooms are something like a maximum of 7 rooms from an elevator.
     
  14. domeboy

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    I concur on Paris....Nice Property, close to the strip, and the elevators are not a hike. Of the choices you mention, you cant go wrong with TI; very easy to navigate.
     
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    I am not a complainer, especially when it comes to walking long distances.

    I found the Monte Carlo to be a lot of walking. Our room was was mid way down the hall.
     
  16. LadyRose

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    I second that. TI would be my pick from your choices.
     
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    I think TI is the easiest by far. Elevators close to check in, casino, restaurants, and tram. Also I now ask for a room near the elevators.
     
  18. margincall

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    Thank you all for the input
    You have all been a great help
     
  19. Karl Pilkington

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    Actually, both kitson and thecarve commented on TI prior to you.
     
  20. shifter

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    I can't believe people think MGM is so bad. The elevators are right near the lobby. One of the closest by far. Nobody complains about Bellagio but the walk there is much farther.
     
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