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What top-end villa is worth paying for?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Kickin, Feb 11, 2015.

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  1. Kickin

    Kickin Flea

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    If you're paying the going rate and not getting it comped, what villa or suite is worth the cost for a single couple?

    We are thinking of spending a few nights in Vegas at the tail-end of our honeymoon in a couple months and instead of the standard faux suite I can get comped I'd consider booking something more top tier like a villa. But I don't want to commit the thousands per night for something that is just a bigger living space with a nicer shower. More specifically, I'd like a suite/villa that has the amenities and services to make it a destination on its own and a place we'd want to spend time.

    For instance looking at the Aria Sky Villas they don't seem like they offer much more than their other suites other than more space. If that's the case, its not worth it to me. I'm currently leaning to the Villas at the Mirage which are cheaper and seem better with their outdoor areas, putting greens, and pools.

    What other villas should I look at?
     
  2. thefish2010

    thefish2010 Low-Roller

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    Mirage villas are nice for the price (somewhere around $3-$5k/night). They are around 4,000 square ft and have a nice pool with jacuzzi and putting green. On the downside, it is quite a walk to get to them, and they are on the ground floor so there is no view.

    If you have $10k/night, the Palms 1 story sky villas are awesome. I have stayed in them on a comp, and with the giant 18 person Jacuzzi hanging off the edge of the building, and the insane view of the entire strip, it's really a memorable experience. They are 6,000 square ft, have 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, gym, dining room, wet bar, and butler service.
     
  3. RiddickBull

    RiddickBull VIP Whale

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    For a single couple, the 1-BR skyloft might be good for you. I think weekend cost is around 1000-1200 per night so the price isn't bad.

    Never stayed at the Wynn villa. This is somewhere I have always wanted to stay. I'm not sure if they even let people use them unless you are a high roller.
     
  4. Tellafriend

    Tellafriend High-Roller

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    The Mansion is a destination unto itself. Villas at mirage are also a good choice for what you are seeking.
     
  5. broncofn

    broncofn VIP Whale

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    I would say a villa with a pool at mirage since its your honeymoon. Havent stayed there but read good things and Ive heard it is affordable.
     
  6. Kickin

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    I spoke with the Mansion and it turns out they actually handle the Aria Sky Villa reservations as well. I had inquired about availability for Aria Villas earlier so they already had my info. I have a request in for a 1-bedroom Atrium Mansion and they will take a few days to get back to me. I'm looking at weekend dates so it can be tight but I have 2 weekends in mind so it looks plausible. Price for the Mansion is less than I thought it would be, but even after discussing all the amenities and features with them I still like the sound of the Mirage villa more because of the pool and backyard. But I will see what the Mansion comes back with.

    I sent an email a few hours ago to Wynn inquiring about the villas, haven't heard back yet.

    Does anyone know if the only villas with their own pools are Mirage and Palm?
     
  7. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    This is a good point. First, you may want to find out what is actually available if you're not a roller. For example, my Aria host told me once that the sky villas cannot be reserved because they save them all for any time a whale my want to come in. Of course, that was about two years ago she told me that, so maybe things have changed. But I would do your homework on finding out what is actually available first.

    If you're looking for a villa with its own green space and/or pool, I know the Mirage ones can be reserved, so start there. I know Bellagio and Wynn have those as well, but no idea if you can reserve them. If you're looking for something fun and nice, but without the green space, I would suggest either a skyloft or marque terrace suite at MGM
     
  8. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Mansion villas have private pools but only starting at 2br.

    But there are no other 1 br villas available anywhere other than the mansion that I know of.
     
  9. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Request villa 18. Best 1 br villa there is.
     
  10. Kickin

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    Thanks, she was discussing the 1br with me so that's why there was no mention of a pool. I'll see what they come back with and ask about that specific villa number.

    I'm surprised the Mirage villas can be booked without them needing to approve it in any meeting. The 2br which is 7000 sq ft with a large outdoor area with a pool and putting green is sold out one weekend but can be booked online for about 14k over the other 3-day weekend we are looking at, which looks like one of their more expensive weekends. Crazy part is you can book it on a lot of weekdays for around $1200-$1500 and under 2k some weekend nights. That seems like a really good deal for villas like those.
     
  11. broncofn

    broncofn VIP Whale

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    There was also a poster on this site that i think used to book thru amex fhr for the hi-end suites but do not remember his screen name. He used to show pictures and reviews of every place he stayed from my memory.
     
  12. Tellafriend

    Tellafriend High-Roller

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    The Bellagio villas have private pools. I also think a few of the Caesars villas do as well.
     
  13. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    I've booked 1 bedroom Skylofts through Amex Centurion FHR before and been upgraded to 2 bedroom Skylofts before. I canceled the card a few years ago as they kept raising the fee and the perks kept getting dropped, but if you have access to FHR, you might as well use it to see if they can hook you up.
     
  14. thefish2010

    thefish2010 Low-Roller

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    I don't know about that. Back when I used to play really crazy amounts (circa 2004), I came in and started playing at MGM without a room, just assuming they would get me one. They said the mansion was full, but my host said "just give me a few minutes". So then he comes back and says they found a room for me in the Mansion. I wound up in "Villa K" - aka Kirk Kerkorian's personal villa whenever he's in town. I liked it better than the other one bedrooms I have been in at the Mansion. It's actually fairly average sized for a 1 bedroom, but it was designed to be extra private. There is an entrance to it from outside the atrium from the driveway area, (you walk along a path to it - it's directly to the left if you're going in). Anyway, I doubt they rent it but if I were going back to the Mansion I would ask for Villa K.
     
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    Can recommend mirage villas for sure.

    Got to stay in one for a few nights a while back and they are definitely nice. Entrance from the casino is back by the Terry Fator theater.

    They are ground level as was mentioned so no view, but little mini putting green, nice patio, private pool, real nice spot.

    It is quite a walk back there though as you have to walk past all the lanai suites first.
     
  17. shifter

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    sounds interesting, but I'd still take 18. it has a huge patio in the atrium that runs the entire length of the villa - at least 1000 sq ft. even bigger than any of the patios on the 2/3/4br atrium villas. my favorite part about the mansion is leaving the doors open to the atrium and listening to the fountains all night.

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  18. Universal

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    Skylofts would be my recommendation, and I would book it through Fine Hotels if you have a Platinum or Centurion AMEX.

    At the Mirage you have to be careful to make sure you secure a renovated unit. Some of them still look like something from "Golden Girls" in 1988.
     
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  19. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    What about Fairway Suites at Wynn?
     
  20. tial

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    Man.. This post makes me feel super poor. I need to get on your guys level hahahaha
     
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