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Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by jcombs, Aug 2, 2018.

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  1. jcombs

    jcombs Low-Roller

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    Happy Thursday, Degens!

    I'm headed out for a wedding next month and will be in town Sat-Tues. My Cosmo promo had Sun and Mon nights for $69, which I gladly took them up on...but the fine folks there want $350 on Saturday night, and while i love Cosmo, like a wise philosopher once said, "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that". So, I'm left to fend for myself on Saturday night. It currently looks like it's down to Bally's or Harrah's as the lowest cost (non Rio) options for the one night. I have stayed at neither but have stayed a good bit at Flamingo, so I think my overall expectations are pretty realistic...though from appearances, I tend to hold Harrahs in higher regard for quality than Ballys (I just don't dig the casino vibe there) Without further ado, here's the price breakdown:

    Harrah's Valley room - $130
    Ballys Resort Room - $85
    Ballys Jubilee Room - $91

    Other considerations -
    Catching "Love" at the Mirage on Saturday night, so Harrah's is better proximity for that
    Bally's is next to Cromwell where I love to gamble, and a much shorter walk to Cosmo the following day
    Also, if I stay at Bally's maybe I'll take the saved money and spring for the Sterling Brunch (had it once before, but food poisoning was kicking in AS I was there...not the best $100 I've ever spent (but oddly, probably not the worst...)

    So...all things considered,

    1st is the Valley room worth the extra $50.
    If not, what are the pros and cons of the Resort vs. Jubilee rooms at Bally's? I think the resort rooms are the recently remodeled "Indigo" rooms, but have no clue if that is better than a Jubilee room (for quality or location).

    Any input is welcome!
     
  2. bnlphan

    bnlphan Degenerate In Training

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    First night in town. Not sure when you arrive but I would guess you would be anxious to get out and do things. or tired from the flight so back to the old adage to "just use the room to sleep" I'd go with the cheapest option that you are comfortable with. Considered downtown or off strip? cheaper and better gambling can really put some good hours in before you move to Cosmo....
     
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  3. Tank45

    Tank45 Low-Roller

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    Regarding Bally’s. From what I’ve heard, the newly renovated Resort rooms are pretty much identical now to the Jubilee rooms. I will be in a resort room in 2 weeks to experience for myself.
     
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    I'd go with the Ballys Resort. A little bigger than Jubilee and just redone. Although almost as new, Valley is a smaller room and not worth $45 more.
     
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  5. Grid

    Grid Well-Known Member

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    Bally's resort hands down from your list. I like the casino at Harrah's much more than I do Bally's. But I like the Paris casino more than Harrah's, and remember that casino (and the shops and restaurants) at Paris are connected to Bally's. And as you know, you have Cromwell right across the street.

    $50 cheaper than Harrah's PLUS all you have to do is take the walkway from the 2nd floor of Cosmo to Planet Ho, and you are pretty much at Paris (which is connected to Bally's, Duh) and you are home. It is a much longer haul down to Harrah's with your bags in tow.

    And if you casino hop, its pretty easy to use your Total Rewards card at the larger concentration of their casinos around Ballys.
     
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  6. rooster42000

    rooster42000 Patriots #1

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    Bally' Resort
     
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    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    I personally would pick Harrah's over Bally's, but only because I am not a fan of the long walk from Bally's rooms to the Strip (unless you're going to Paris, which it is connected). At least with Harrah's, you can be out the door anytime, whereas with Bally's, you gotta go through the valet drop off, then the bizarre shops.

    BUT if all you care about is the room, then by all means, go with the resort room at Bally's.

    Also, there's a White Castle next to Harrah's if you need late night food after drinking and drinking...
     
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    Skyler Low-Roller

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    I've stayed at both and I like Ballys better. The showers in the valley rooms are a deal breaker for me because they don't have a door, just an opening and a half glass wall. I'm always cold in showers configured like that no matter how hot the water is.
     
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    A win for the Bally's resort room
     
  10. NeonTurtle14

    NeonTurtle14 Poker and Hot Dogs

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    How does the water not splash all over the floor (or does it)?
     
  11. jcombs

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    Thanks, all! Resort room at Bally's is now booked.
     
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  12. Skyler

    Skyler Low-Roller

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    It's not too bad, but some does get on the floor. The bath mat catches it, but then it's soaked.
     
  13. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Resort orJubilee for the club noise at night?
     
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    NeonTurtle14 Poker and Hot Dogs

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    Both get it if facing north... get a south-facing room and you should be safe.
     
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    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    So with a fountain view?
     
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    NeonTurtle14 Poker and Hot Dogs

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    With a view of Paris / PH / MGM.... a fountain view would actually be west. I'm sure you can find a west/south room on a corner or something to get the best of both worlds.
     
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    As both Cromwell and Paris have clubs, Resort rooms facing east (mountain view) are the quietest no matter which night of the week.
     
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