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Harrahs or the Linq

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by K-9treatbaker, May 26, 2017.

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  1. K-9treatbaker

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    Hi,

    Well, once again I am facing a hotel dilema.

    Originally, I was comped for 5 nights at the Paris hotel, in a classic room. This is what happened:

    Upon calling the hotel twice, asking about red rooms and burgundy rooms, I was informed, rather rudely that I was only entitled to a classic room. And I did explain, I knew everything was based upon availability, and even relayed to the last customer service rep, that I use to do her job, and I knew the frustrations that went with it. She replied "then you should know, you're not entitled to anything other than what shows on the web site."

    I was being very nice, and explained I was just asking general questions. I cancelled the reservation, when I heard her rather loud sigh over the phone.

    I did book a hotel downtown, MSS to be exact. Thought I had everything set. (I should know better)

    Then today I get an e-mail from CET saying they could comp me 5 nights at the Linq or Harrah's. I would only have to pay resort fee, plus tax. MSS I'm paying 35.00 per night +tax and our 5th night I have to stay at the Plaza, because MSS is sold out on Thurs. So my last night would cost me about 72.00 including resort fee.

    I really like the location of the Linq and Harrah's and I am seriously considering changing my reservation.

    I have looked at pics of rooms for both properties on youtube etc. and they both seem to have a little better room quality than MSS. Although, I know it is hard to go by pictures.

    I am 60 and my aunt is 89, going on 50, as previously stated. LOL

    A clean, quiet room, with comfy bed and pillows is what I am hoping for. I like a pool, but since I swim like a rock, I don't need the over the top pools and I certainly don't want a loud party pool. Although, don't need to snooze either. LOL

    Which hotel and tower would you all recommend?

    Please accept my apologies for the long post. I'm a worry wort and getting super excited for this trip.

    Yes, I do have a budget, so since we are staying 5 nights, I have to be a bit frugal. Darn! LOL

    Thank you all for your help and advice.

    K-9treatbaker
     
  2. 93 Octane

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    I've stayed at The Linq twice this year and find it a great place to stay and gamble..nice vibe and the promenade and flamingo only a few steps away

    Last trip I was upgraded to a suite without asking they just did it.. Stayed in District 3 overlooking pool on 15th floor however finding your room is a freaking nightmare. Whoever designed the floor plan must have been tripping on acid as there are many twists and turns with poor directions on the wall. Tough to navigate sober and downright confusing after a night out.

    As I navigate back to the strip after many years downtown The Linq is my new headquarters but would prefer District 1 or 2. The basic rooms are a bit small but bed is comfortable, fridge in room and tv has many channels to choose from if you want to chill out for a few hours
     
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    I would pick Harrahs if I wanted a bigger room, or LINQ if I wanted more 'stuff' to do at my resort (food/shopping/attractions).
     
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    Even the 'stuff' to do isn't an issue if you stay at Harrahs - you walk out the front/south towards Carnaval Court & you are right at the entry to Linq - walk through and you are in the alley with all of the restaurants & bars . For quiet, just make sure you do not overlook Carnaval Court.

    I remember the other post, but can't remember all of it. Did you look online & see what you could book at each hotel by logging in with your card number? No need to hunt for an offer, just enter dates into the calendar for all hotels in Vegas. It normally displays the lowest level of room at each casino. If you then look at each casino individually you can see all the types you are comped or discounted for.
     
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  5. K-9treatbaker

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    jgates8,

    Thanks for the tip about room choice. I forgot to look. I just saw comps for Harrah's and Linq, never thinking about looking at the rooms.
     
  6. K-9treatbaker

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    93 Octane,

    District 1 or 2, what do you like about them? Location, view, quiet?

    Thanks
     
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    I enjoy both places. The rooms at the Linq have refrigerators which is a nice addition. Price wise, Harrah's will be cheaper but is still a good option and for me this would be the deciding factor, all things being equal.
    As mentioned, ask for a room "AWAY FROM CARNIVAL COURT", if you want a quiet room. Carnival Court will be blasting music until something like 3am!!!
     
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    Closer to the casino floor by 5 minutes and you don't get lost finding your room...the view wasn't great but I didn't ask for a nicer one..
     
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    The Linq is very busy and full of young people. The layout is confusing at first (District 1, District 2, District 3) and, depending where you start, it is a long walk to the elevators.

    Harrah's has an older, more experienced clientele and a very good buffet. Elevators are right near the checkin area. Heed the advice about "Away from the Carnival Court."

    Walk-through Strip traffic is heavy due to the monorail station at the rear.

    Food opportunities are plentiful at Harrahs. 2 Starbucks. The one at the top of the escalator often has no line.

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  10. K-9treatbaker

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    Thank you all for the replies and I sure welcome more input.

    I am leaning towards Harrah's simply due to the fact that it is a more laid back clientele and I really do not want a party pool.

    Does anyone know if you are staying at Harrahs, can you use the the pool at the Paris or Ballys?
     
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    Why don't you just stay at Paris a classic room there which you might get upgraded at check in is probably as good or nicer than Harrahs or Linq. Sounds like that is where you want to stay. I know you got upset over your phone conversation but if that was all she could do over the phone that is all she could do.
     
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    Hogman,
    It was her attitude and tone of voice that made me cancel the Paris reservation.

    And now Paris isn't comped, but no one's fault for that, except mine. LOL
     
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    After speaking to Linda at Harrah's, who was the nicest rep, I have booked my stay at Harrah's. Linda did try and get me a comp for a Valley Tower room, but alas, just couldn't make it happen.

    We do have a room booked in the carnaval tower, north facing, because she said those would be the farthest away from Carnaval court and were in fact quiet rooms. She also requested an upgraded room with an upgraded bed, because my aunt was 90. This was done without me even mentioning anything. How nice was that? I know everything is based upon availability, but I have a good feeling about this.

    Anyway, I do really appreciate the advice, reviews etc. from all of you.

    Thank you so much.:woohoo:
     
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    Harrahs is very nice the new rooms are beautiful high floor strip view just ask for a frig to keep meds in if there not one most rooms do play enough they can take off resort fee everything is nice and close we always stay there
     
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    I like the casino and location at Harrahs's better then the Linq or Paris.
     
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    My deciding factor in booking Harrah's below:

    1. A quiet pool. I do like to spend a couple hours just relaxing and killing time.
    2. Rooms are larger than the Linq. And several years ago I stayed at Harrah's, and my room was fine. I'm sure the room will be fine, this time around.
    3. Great location. Although, the Linq, Bally's and Paris are good locations as well.
    4. A bit of an older vibe. I may not be ready for the old folks home, but I don't need to be amidst the millenials, on a mission to party hardy, either. LOL

    Anyway, it is free, except for resort fee and tax,thus can't go wrong, when it is all said and done.

    I'm not going to stress about a room anymore. It will be fine.

    To tell you the truth, I need to be worried about keeping up with my aunt, she is a go gettter.
     
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    I agree Hogman, location is really good.

    And it sounds like their self parking and valet parking are easy to get to. Let's hope so. LOL
     
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