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40th Birthday Vegas Trip

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by mgugs46, Jul 20, 2017.

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  1. mgugs46

    mgugs46 Tourist

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    Hi everyone! I am hoping I can get some insight/help here on a trip I am looking to book this August. My wife turns 40, and I'd like to bring her to Vegas for her first time. I am looking at a 3 night stay, most likely 8/15 - 8/18, but I am flexible enough with work to be able to leave 8/13 or 14 as well.

    Anyhow, I have not been to Vegas since 2010 sadly, and the last two times I went I stayed in the Wynn and Venetian. I was not a huge Wynn fan, or at least I thought Venetian was nicer.

    I am looking for someplace nice to stay, although do not want to book any extravagant rooms that are like $600+ a night. I have an offer to stay at the Venetian for like $113/night and was wondering if I should just book there, or if I should try Aria or Cosmopolitan? Or someplace else?

    We would like to stay on the strip, so no Hard Rock etc.

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    I splurged on my 40th birthday and got a wraparound terrace suite at Cosmo. Granted, my birthday is in December and the rates are much less, but it was nice to have all that extra room, a fridge, and a balcony to hang out with my friends.

    It really comes down to, what is important to you all. Venetian for $113 sounds like a great price and, so I've heard, it's a nice hotel to stay at. If price is a major factor, then that might be the way to go. Pools? Aria and Cosmo both have nice facilities, though I have no idea about Venetian. I think I'd give Aria /Cosmo the nod on location, but more because I like that end of the Strip with PHo across the street too.
     
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  3. mgugs46

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    I've seen a lot of good prices on Mirage too through MLife, which is what Borgata in A.C. is now part of ... I've never stayed there though, and have no idea if it's any good?

    While we both like gambling, I'm sure my wife will like a place with a nice pool as well.

    Also does anyone know why on Tuesday 8/15 rooms would be $640 at Cosmopolitan? They're like a third of that other nights?
     
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    I found the Bellagio to be nicer than the Aria (I am in my 20s, stayed with my girlfriend at both). If you are spending time at the pool and looking to relax, the Bellagio is incredibly beautiful and affordable. I would not recommend Aria for this special occasion. Never stayed at Cosmo but spent enough time there to understand the vibe is for young partiers. Fun, but I can't imagine its very relaxing. If you want something different, I highly recommend trying Bellagio. If not, can't fail with Venetian since you know what to expect.
     
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    The offer at the V sounds very appealing / it is a very nice hotel.....I just prefer more mid strip to easily get around to all the casinos in that area.
     
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    You've got some great options there and a tough decision!!

    V/P is great and has a really nice spa and many great dining choices - be sure to get a newly renovated room if they haven't finished all the rooms yet - north strip means lots of walking.
    Cosmo for the fountain view (Terrace Suite fountain view) is a good option, mid strip location, good dining choices, very busy and vibrant resort.
    Bellagio is a classic and good pool, fine dining, mid strip - be sure to take wife to the fountain show and conservatory!
    Aria is a bit of a distance from strip, but very nice modern rooms - corner suites are good option, great dining, never made it to the pool.
    Mirage (my home base along with others) is older but well maintained, has a great pool but crowded - consider a Tower Suite or a smaller 'Mirage Suite', easy strip access, north strip.
     
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    spicole No shirt, no shoes... NO DICE!

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    My take is the complete opposite... I would recommend Aria over Bellagio. I stayed at Aria for my 40th birthday and loved every minute.

    I will say that everyone should stay in a fountain view room at Bellagio at least once, and the pool area is *very* relaxing.
     
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    I'm going with Cosmo Terrace and fountain view. But if it would be to expensive I think Palazzo is very nice, too.
     
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    It is hard to go wrong with any of the advice above, but I think for someone's first ever stay in Vegas there is something special about the Bellagio due to its iconic status. My personal favourite is the Wynn, but I also loved the V/P, and the Cosmo. But for a first-timer there really is something about the Bellagio.
     
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    That's a great rate for Venetian. I would probably stick with that. But....balconies at Cosmo are mighty sweet. I think Venetian/Palazzo at $113/night is a better value than you'd get at Cosmo.
     
  11. mgugs46

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    Yeah, I would like to try Cosmo, but can't justify the $640/night price for a Tuesday night.

    I think I'll stick with Venetian or Palazzo at the $113.

    On a side note, anyone have any show recommendations? Like I said, it's been nearly 7 years or so since I've been so I'm a little out of touch.
     
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