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It’s that time again. Can’t decide which Mlife property.

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by dnreyes23, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. dnreyes23

    dnreyes23 Low-Roller

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    I usually stay at Delano because I like the room layout and quick access to parking garage as I drive out to Summerlin and Henderson early in the morning and casino hop in evening. I use frank sinatra to avoid the strip so Delano location isn’t a problem for me. Bellagio and Aria are out because I’m not comped suites there. I like to chill in the room and I don’t want to sit on the bed, I prefer a couch and separate living room. MB penthouse sky view is available but I’m getting tired of MB complex this will be third trip in 6 months and I’ve stayed at Delano a ton, so I need a change of scenery. I was looking at Vdara or possibly Park MGM suite. Any suggestions would be great. Also don’t mind paying upgrade as long as it’s not crazy like $150 a night. Forgot to mention all resorts are comped with suites except Aria and Bellagio. RF are comped as well. Trip is a weekend in January.
     
  2. ReTriggerMe

    ReTriggerMe High-Roller

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  3. SAll11

    SAll11 Low-Roller

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    Vdara
     
  4. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

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    I liked Vdara, but you would have to get at least a Corner Suite to get a decent sized living room. There's a room called the Studio Parlor which has the main space divided by a wall with a TV on each side, but it just makes the so-called living room area tiny and the huge TV is right on top of you. I had booked a regular Studio, but went with the Parlor because I arrived early and it was ready. I probably wouldn't make the same choice next time.

    Plus I believe you'd have to park at Aria's garage, which is practically at Park MGM anyway.

    I dunno, personally, I'd take the Skyview at MB over any room at Park MGM, I just don't like the design of the rooms at Park.

    The Skyview is a steal at what they're currently charging/comping.
     
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  5. NeonTurtle14

    NeonTurtle14 Hot Dogs and Buns

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    Been a huge fan of Vdara. That was going to be my recommendation here.
    • Bigger room for the $ when compared to Aria or other higher-tiers - just as nice/big of a room too. Same decor as Aria.
    • All rooms have kitchenette and suites have washer/dryer available in them.
    • Literally a quick walk from there to Aria, Bellagio, and Cosmo. This location is awesome to me.
    • No smoking, less riff-raff, and quieter overall, without its own casino (see above point).
     
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  6. Jimgotkp

    Jimgotkp Tourist

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    Vdara is allowing you to park at the parking garage that valet uses, so the walk isn't far.

    Only suites have washers and dryers, so would have to avoid a Studio and Studio Parlor room.

    If you go with Vdara, I recommend the City Corner Suites with a Fountain View. I was in a Panoramic Suite the other time I was here and there is a lot of wasted space with the long hallway. The City Corner Suites use that extra sq. ft. for a larger bathroom.

    The only thing I don't like about Vdara is how worn down their sofas and beds are. They need to replace this ASAP.
     
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  7. fugsworth

    fugsworth VIP Whale

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    What about Mirage? The access road between Mirage and TI ("Siren's Cove Blvd") will spit you out on Sammy Davis Jr Drive, which means easy access to Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra as needed. Or, you can take Mel Torme Way and that will give you easy access to Spring Mountain Road and the 15 freeway. There are a bunch of ways to get in and out of there without driving on the strip. Plus, those tower suites look really nice, and there's a mall across the street if you need it.
     
  8. Zuberman99

    Zuberman99 Newbie

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    I stayed at ParkMGM last weekend. Many of the restaurants and bars are closed except for Friday and Saturday night. Even the ones that say they are open on the ParkMGM website (like Juniper bar) are only open Friday and Saturday night. I walked through Vdara and Aria and they seemed more "open", although the Starbucks in Vdara was also closed on Tuesday morning. I was disappointed in ParkMGM overall.
     
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  9. petevegas

    petevegas Low-Roller

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    The Park MGM suites are a terrible design and drearily decorated . A i stated in another post ........ reminded me of my grandma's house from the 1970s. so i would stay away from Park if you spend time in the suite
     
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  10. HighLimitorBust

    HighLimitorBust Tourist

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    I have to second this- I stayed at Vdara a few years back, and I loved the room, the location, and how quiet and calm it is. Pool is tiny but know we’re entering the off-season here. The bed wasn’t that comfortable and the sofa was worn down, which were my only complaints about the stay.

    I stayed in an Executive Corner Suite- could watch the fountains from the room.
     
  11. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    I will be finishing up my "I've stayed at all Las Vegas mLife properties that have a casino" list in December when I stay at Mandalay Bay.

    I go to Las Vegas between 8-12 times a year, alternating between the strip and Downtown

    99% of the time, I have a car, so location to food is not an issue. I don't drink alcohol, so proximity to bars is not an issue. I only use the room to sleep, so size of the room and view aren't important. I am 60+ with two bad knees, so while I can walk it isn't a primary activity.

    For me, there are three things that matter:

    1)Proximity of the valet/self park to the room elevators
    2)Proximity of the hotel lobby to the room elevators
    3)Size and variety of slot machines in the casino, however, with mLifes new policy of all Las Vegas play going to the host that booked you, that may be a moot point.

    So, based on these factors, my list would be:

    1)Bellagio
    2)NY-NY (New Yorker Tower)
    3)Park MGM/Nomad (Although I haven't stayed there without valet)
    4) Aria

    Equally awful walk from the parking to the room elevators

    Mirage
    Excalibur
    Luxor
    MGM Grand

    Gambling is a primary activity, so I haven't stayed at

    MGM Signature
    Vdara
    Delano
     
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  12. dnreyes23

    dnreyes23 Low-Roller

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    I just called Bellagio VIP services. I spoke with a very nice lady who said I do have access to salone suite comped. Not sure why it was only standard rooms available on website. I went with the salon suite over tower fountain view(stayed there before, long walk to parking garage). I casino hop so salone suite works out fine. I don’t mind the walk to the casino as I gives me time to have a conversation with myself making sure I don’t lose my ass!!!
     
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