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Where to stay please?????

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by bukaty123, Mar 13, 2014.

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  1. bukaty123

    bukaty123 Tourist

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    We are looking to go back in October and looking for a BETTER hotel than last time. We stayed at the LUXOR for our first visit and absolutely will not stay there again. Any ideas please????
     
  2. Jake&Avery

    Jake&Avery Planning my next vacation!

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    Lets ask a few questions first...

    1. Why did you not like the Luxor? Location? Price? What specifically?

    We stayed at the NYNY for our first trip and realized that we didnt like the location - we wanted to be more central-strip, so the next trip we picked the Paris and we LOVED the location!! Next came Ballys and next time we're staying at the Bellagio!

    2. What's your price range? That can really determine where you can/cant stay..
     
    We're booked - hope we can keep this trip!!!
  3. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

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    Hard to suggest without having your budget. There are LOTS of places better than Luxor.

    What didn't you like about the place, the rooms, location, pool, gambling, restaurants?
     
  4. mgill1974

    mgill1974 Low-Roller

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    what's your budget and what are you looking for????
     
  5. captainron62

    captainron62 VIP Whale

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    Also, what didn't you like about the Luxor? That would help steer you in a different direction.
     
  6. hornhiyo

    hornhiyo Low-Roller

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    Stay at the Encore Presidential Suites. It'll be much better than the Luxor. :wink2:
     
  7. sunshine54

    sunshine54 Low-Roller

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    Only a little bit expensiver than Luxor, but I liked it much more = TI

    TI is a small Hotel and Casino with nice rooms and only steps from Fashion Show Mall, Mirage and more attractions :)
     
  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Not really small. almost 3,000 rooms.

    See list of hotels here
     
  9. dglen

    dglen Low-Roller

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    Wynn or Venetian, if a casino doesn't matter you could stay at Trump of the Four Seasons.
     
  10. heatherlovesvegas

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    I think I can guess what most people don't like about Luxor. If you want something a step up from Luxor I'd recommend one of the 4 star properties on the strip.

    MGM Grand (My favorite right now, completely remodeled top to bottom)
    Mandalay Bay (Unless the location is an issue for you)
    Mirage
    Paris
    Planet Hollywood

    They will be more than Luxor, but I'd research them all and go with whoever has the best deal for your dates. That's how I usually book my trips.. if one is $69 and one is $119.. I'm going with the $69.

    They are all really similar in quality, all a step up from Luxor. All have much better dining, show and shopping options.

    Of course there are the higher end options.. but I find the 4 stars most accessible.
     
  11. Roginator

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    The last time I stayed at the Luxor was in one of their cheap pyramid rooms. This was within the past 5 years.

    I was shocked at how it had deteriorated since I had first stayed there back in the 80's? (when they still had the Nile River). The room I had back then was fairly plain, but clean and faced the freeway. I can still remember bonking my head on the sloping glass as I walked to look out the window. It seems the entire wall was glass, but maybe my memory fails me.

    In my last stay the carpet in the hallway had "ripples" so high you could trip over them.

    The room faced the south and had only a partial window view. This wouldn't have been a problem, but it seemed there were only one or two light bulbs in the room - and they were the kind that took several minutes to brighten appreciably. It had quite the dungeon feel. If it was clean I'd never know - it was too dark to tell.

    I've stayed in the rectangular towers, but it's been too long to comment on those. For a long time they were recommended over the regular pyramid rooms.

    After that last stay, I wouldn't go back either.
     
  12. Roginator

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    As for where I *would* stay, Planet Hollywood seems to be a good compromise between cost and quality. The rooms in the spines that project out towards the Strip seem to be a bit nicer and maybe a little larger. Some of the regular Hollywood Hip rooms can be small and dark - although not all.

    I stayed at Wynn one night when they offered a room for $100 and gave me $100 to gamble. (no, I didn't win anything on their $100). The room was very nice, but I was struck by the awful TV they had at the time. This was during construction of Encore next door - and I suppose it DID cost quite a bit to furnish expensive TVs for thousands of rooms back then. I was surprised when I returned late that evening to find someone had come in to turn down the sheets and leave a mint on the pillow. Had I known they did that, I would have cleaned the room up a bit. Hah.

    I've stayed at other places - Tropicana, Harrah's, Bally's, Las Vegas Hilton, NYNY, Excalibur, Circus Circus. Of those, I think I'd only return to Bally's based mainly on cost/location. The rooms are spacious and only once did I get a dud (heat didn't work and I almost froze one cold winter night.)

    I'd LIKE to try Bellagio and Cosmopolitan. Maybe Paris. Possibly Venetian/Palazzo.

    Edit: I almost forgot... I once got a "deal" at Caesar's. Cheap room rate and a $75 food credit at their pricier restaurants. This was about the time the first tower had gone up. I ended up in an olde room facing the parking garage with a circular tub at the end of the bed. No shower. I have a knack for getting the worst rooms. I guess that comes with the cheap room "deals". The Excalibur has, what, 4000 rooms? Then why did I get the SAME room with the concrete bed twice in a row a year apart?
     
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