1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

CET option question. Need help :)

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by NJbadlands, Jan 30, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. NJbadlands

    NJbadlands PH and Cosmo October 11-15/mirage july 11-14

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    249
    Location:
    NJ
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    end of march going out to the promised land for my younger brothers bachelor party (will try a bit of semi live TR if can; stay tuned).

    We are staying Cosmo Friday and Saturday night (group of 10), but I am getting in late Wednesday (like 10pm local) night and plan to use a discounted rate per my CET offers. Keep in mind Wednesday mainly just sleeping and I usually stay on strip. Considerations are pool, cheap food for those two days, poker, and ease to get to Cosmo Friday.

    Options:

    The Rio- completely comped just need to pay resort fee ($64 total trip cost)

    Ballys- $210 after resort fees for two nights.

    Harrahs- $120 for two nights all in.

    Flamingo- $110 all in w fees.

    Should I just stay Rio since fully comped? Never even visited there before. Full disclose I've never stayed at any of these hotels and my last few trips were Bellagio, Palazzo, Mirage, and Cosmo.
     
  2. meyers67

    meyers67 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,618
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    If you like staying on the strip, you may prefer flamingo to rio. Taking the rio shuttle may get annoying. I wouldn't pay up for ballys.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. NJbadlands

    NJbadlands PH and Cosmo October 11-15/mirage july 11-14

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2016
    Messages:
    249
    Location:
    NJ
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    15
    Which is nicer overall Fab room at Flamingo or Valley at harrahs?
     
  4. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    6,632
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    13
    Any of those hotels are going to be a big step back from where you have stayed, and all pretty comparable with their base rooms. If you are going this route I'd probably just take the Rio comp. Cheap food next door at Gold Coast. Then just uber to Cosmo. If you're determined to walk it to Cosmo, take Flamingo.
     
  5. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    18,419
    Location:
    TN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    I am for staying on the strip vs Rio. For those that like staying off strip, then maybe Rio would be okay. I think comp/cheap rooms at Rio are going to continue to happen as that property continues it's decline.
     
  6. SaltyNutSnack

    SaltyNutSnack LSU 2019 National Champions! Geaux Tigers!

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    251
    Location:
    Stillwater, OK
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    100
    I would take the Flamingo over the Rio based on location.
     
  7. jcombs

    jcombs Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2014
    Messages:
    217
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    If you're getting a valley room at Harrahs, definitely take that over the fab room at Flamingo
     
  8. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    6,016
    Location:
    Indiana
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    29
    Definitely stay on strip....you will tire of waiting on shuttle....just not worth it. Fab rooms are not too bad....no knowledge of the rooms at Harrah's. Our kids stayed in a Fab room & liked it...the location alone with all the restaurants there or nearby are a big plus too...
     
    Overdue.....c-19
  9. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Messages:
    3,485
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    45
    And I would take Rio over Flamingo based on location :) Rio has 2 great strip shuttles (one to Bally's, one to Harrah's) that run frequently. Larger rooms. We stopped staying on the strip awhile ago and love it. We go to a show(s) and maybe some dining on the strip, otherwise we avoid. :)

    But if the OP ultimately decides on the strip I would take Flamingo or Bally's over Harrahs (can never get over the Holiday Inn vibe of the past). Probably take Bally's over Flamingo. After staying at Cosmo, Bellagio, etc... none of these options are anywhere in that ballpark though :)
     
  10. JR Swift

    JR Swift VIP Whale

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,068
    Location:
    Lawrence, KS
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    40
    The Valley Tower rooms are the recently renovated ones so I think I would lean that way. I like the Rio, despite its decline but it is hard to say what your room will be like, except that it will be large. I'd take Ballys for location but that is a decent price difference.
     
  11. PsyDoc

    PsyDoc High-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2016
    Messages:
    523
    Location:
    Vienna, Austria
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    The last time I was at Rio the shuttles departed every 30 minutes and were very crowded. I did not like that at all, but maybe I am too spoiled.
     
  12. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    6,742
    Location:
    SoCal
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    85
    Agree about the shuttle. Anywhere strip vs Rio. Strip.
     
    The Nugget!
  13. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Messages:
    18,419
    Location:
    TN
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25

    I am with you. Taking a shuttle or even a car back to my home hotel takes too much away from the Vegas experience. Just not the same thing.

    (this assume you spend lots of time on the strip. If you are a non-strip person, then this comment does not apply)
     
  14. Patti_H

    Patti_H Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    174
    Location:
    Michigan
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    20
    Valley Tower Rooms at Harrah's are really nicely renovated, although not that large, and would be my choice. I agree about the Rio - we have even had long waits for a cab in the past and the shuttles can get very crowded.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.