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Help with hotel choice

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by Europeman, Jan 6, 2017.

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  1. Europeman

    Europeman Tourist

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    Hi there,

    we're a group of 4 guys going to vegas in February to celebrate a birthday..

    Been browsing through hotels on the strip, but it's hard to find the right one..

    therefor I was hoping some of you could help us with you experience?

    What we're looking for:

    • 1-2 rooms, but with 4 seperate beds/sleeping couch/sofa (no spooning)
    • location at the strip (or close by)
    • roomservice
    • casino at the hotel
    • budget range up to around $500 a night (8 nights total)
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Europeman

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    Some kind of connected rooms would be ok aswell..
     
  3. ExVegasLocal

    ExVegasLocal Low-Roller

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    I'm not aware of any hotel on the Strip that doesn't offer everything you are looking for. Is the $500 per night, per room or for both rooms? Even at $250 per night, per room, you should be able to stay just about anywhere.

    Can you provide any other amenities you are looking for? Age of travelers? Special interests?
     
  4. ams722

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    It would have to be two connected rooms.

    Luckily all of your requirements are pretty standard for Vegas, so pretty much any hotel will meet them.
     
  5. sybgal

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    At $250 a nite per room....you have unlimited choices....but remember to factor in the resort fees per nite which will bring your room choice down closer to $200 per nite, per room.
     
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    When are you going or is that open-ended? Is your first/last night on a weekend or weeknight?

    At first glance the only thing you should dodge is any huge convention or a major sporting event. And even then, depends on just how major

    Have you been to Vegas before? If so where did you stay and what were your impressions?
     
  7. nostresshere

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    Dates can be key here. Just looked at Mirage for example and rates run from $69 to $269 per night.

    Getting 2 rooms at just about any mid range hotel on the strip should not be any problem.

    You say you have looked at many hotels, but nothing seemed to work. For anyone to help you, please provide some more detail. What hotels did not work and why?
     
  8. Basil

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    Couple of things that could help narrow it down.

    Weekend or weeknight?
    Other food requirements? Fast food, buffet, high end, etc. On the strip it's pretty easy to find all of this if you're willing to go to neighboring hotels, but may be easier to have the right choices in your hotel.
    Also, gambling budget (if you plan to gamble)? Are you okay with $25 minimums at all times, or do you want lower minimums ($10 or lower)?
     
  9. eksantirik

    eksantirik High-Roller

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    Obviously you have many choices on the strip. But, I think having four people around, you might also consider Rio. The regular rooms are much larger than many other regular rooms on the strip. And you will probably save a ton as most of the year, one room will cost less than $100/night including resort fees.
     
  10. iamsomedude

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    You could consider getting roller beds as well, although it may be a tight fit in some places. Because room service is one of your requirements, I would suggest doing the above mentioned option for a higher-end hotel rather than getting two cheap rooms.
     
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    Jockey Club? You could all stay together, and save cash.
    • 2 bedroom suite gives 3x queen beds + pullout couch + living room + kitchen + 2x bathrooms
    • location at the strip (or close by) - Between Cosmo and Bellagio, as perfect as it gets location wise
    • roomservice - Nope
    • casino at the hotel - direct elevator to Cosmo ... so kinda, but without the noise and smoke
    • budget range up to around $500 a night (8 nights total) ... I booked a 2 bedroom unit for Super Bowl weekend and weekend nights were like $290/nt (including tax/fees) and weekdays were like $190/nt. (including taxes and fees).
     
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  12. nostresshere

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    That is of course an option. But, they are ready to spend $500 a night for two rooms which is very easy to do.

    AND - if they share a room, there is only one bathroom for 4 guys. Not my idea of getting sleep or using the bathroom.

    Really, they should be able to find a decent place.

    I just looked at Planet Hollywood for all of Feb. Most of the month is under $200 with many under $100 a night. Maybe 3 nights at $245 - weekend. They might even be able to get a suite and a regular room. WARNING - most suites come with a king bed. AND, many lower level suites are really one big room.
     
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    I would say the room service food is the constraining factor, not the price of rooms themselves. I can't vouch for the quality of Planet Hollywood's room service.
     
  14. Europeman

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    Thank you everyone for your kind replies.

    we are all in the late 30's and arive on feb. 10th and leave feb 18th. This is our first trip to Vegas and we're looking to get an experience to remember.Meaning shows, nightlife, gambling, dining, cars ect.

    We've been looking at hotels, such as Bellagio, Caesars, MGM, Mirage (first names that pop op when searching for hotels on the strip). When I browse the hotels and their rooms its kind of hard to tell if they can be connected or not.

    We would like to have some kind of sitting area in at least one of the (connected) rooms where we all can sit and talk/hang out before going out. There dont have to be a seperate bedroom, so one room with both beds and sitting area would be ok. As mentioned it can be either 2 beds / room or one bed and a sleeping sofa/ room.

    View-vise what would you recommend?

    Thank you for mentioning the resortfees and tax, Ill keep that in mind.

    Looking forward to read your replies

    /Anders
     
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    Until the OP comes back, we really don't know what sort of hotel they are looking for, how important room service is, if ability to get food and drink nearby would work, overall budget, dates there, etc etc

    EDIT - OP has now posted the dates. Additional feedback about room service might be an impact. I am thinking 4 guys would need mostly booze and snacks which are more easily obtained from the stores in most cases. Unless they are like my brother and the don't give a damn what room service costs and orders all kinds of stuff anyway. LOL
     
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    I did this a few times for families and friends.
    Basically just two choices: go low, two connected queen rooms; go high, a two bedroom suite.
    I don't even know a two bed room suite has total 4 beds, so one person needs to sleep on the couch in the living room.
    More often than not, I always went with the easy (and cheap) option. Once we went to off-strip and did the suite.
     
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    The end of your trip runs into a long weekend here, so that might cause minor complications with availability. Or rates will skyrocket your last couole of nights.

    You could pretty much go anywhere with your budget. I would look into the places you mentioned plus Mandalay Bay (way down at one end of the Strip), Aria and Venetian/Palazzo

    Follow up: just checked prices at Mlife properties during your stay. All stated figures are per room for the base accommodations and don't include fees or taxes

    Bellagio $223
    Aria $200
    Vdara $151
    MGM Signature $131

    MGM Grand was a little less but those rooms are Kings only and would feel very cramped
     
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    This is easy to do without the sitting area, just two queen bed rooms at most hotels will be under $500/night. Not sure if any standard queen bed rooms on the strip offer a real sitting area for more than 1 or 2 people (generally it's a desk and a chair, maybe a recliner style chair also). If that works for you, then you can pretty much pick any hotel. If you really want the sitting area, then you're realistically looking at a suite. Possibly the Venetian? I know the rooms are all suites. Took a quick look and you can get Bella Suites (2 queen beds + sitting area) around $300/room per night (so $600/night total after resort fees) . Realize it's over your budget, but everyone gets a full bed to themselves (no rollaway or couch) and gives you two separate sitting areas for hanging out.

    Also saw the Linq has 2 King Bed Junior Sweets for $169/night. Based on the pictures, looks like it gives you some nice sitting areas. The hotel was recently redone, but I've never seen the rooms. May need to go to neighboring hotels for restaurants, clubs, etc., but it's pretty short walks to quite a few places. Anyone on the board have experience there?
     
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    What about Cosmo.
     
  20. nostresshere

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    Pricing would be the biggest reason. Great place, but I think first timers and a week in Vegas gives them many more options. I would go for a mid level property. they are doing 8 nights, so it really adds up. Really, first timers in Vegas are happy in just about any hotel.

    With that many nights, I would consider two different hotels, just for a change of venue. Maybe a few nights at Cosmo to enjoy the balcony. Maybe.

    With 8 nights, there will be LOTS and LOTS of other expenses. Do not blow it on the room. I did not check the pricing but Paris and P-Ho and Ballys are all mid strip and would have some options for one suite maybe? You still have the damn issue of getting a suite with 2 beds. Though a King is big enough for two guys if required. Look at hotel rate calendars and you can see the rate variances - especially your last few nights when there is a good chance you may already be flat broke - just sayin.

    Vegas rooms are generally way bigger than European rooms - I am GUESSING the OP is from Europe?


    QUOTED from OP: "....Meaning shows, nightlife, gambling, dining, cars etc..."

    What are you plans with "cars"?
     
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