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Looking at Venetian vs. Planet Hollywood

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by scribe95, Jan 21, 2020.

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  1. scribe95

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    Taking our daughter for her 21st. Pool is important.
    Have never stayed at either and would love to hear pros and cons.
     
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    Is the pool important for you? Or for your kid?

    What type of pool environment are you looking for?

    Venetian pool experience will be quite different than the Planet Hollywood pool experience.
     
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    I dislike the pools at planet hollywood, the venetian pools are much nicer. And the rooms are nicer. And the restaurants are nicer......
     
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    But the Venetian is a much different vibe than PHo overall. If I was taking a 21 year old to Vegas for the first time, I would be more focused on what they might find fun and the Venetian is def an older crowd.
     
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    Does it have to be one of those 2?

    PH vibe would be much better for a 21yo, but the pool is not what you want.

    Venetian might be an older crowd, but as said, the pools are much better.

    If other properties are on the table, then that gives you a lot of scope.
     
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    A middle ground might be Cromwell, Cosmo, or Bellagio. Not sure about Cosmo's pool but that seems like a good middle ground for younger and older people to enjoy.
     
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    I've only ever driven through Cromwell and played slots for a few minutes, so no clue about their pool, though I know it has parties.

    Cosmo has a few pools, and it's hard to imagine they're not good, and I know they have parties at one of them.

    Bellagio pools are very laid back, from the limited time I spent at them when staying there.

    Aria's are supposed to be quite good, and think that is pretty lively in the summer?
     
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    The pool there is a 'day club' I think but you get access to other CET pools as far as I know so going over to the Caesar's pool is an option as well if people stay at Cromwell. I love Cromwell so I will always recommend it, even if others don't like the rooms or casino.
     
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    Wondering why these two?

    Mirage is mid strip with a GREAT pool.
     
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    my 2 cents would be that Cosmo would be the "it" spot for 21 year olds. There are 2 pools available to patrons at the hotel: Chelsea pool and Boulevard pool. Boulevard pool has a cafe right next to it and its quite nice (table side made guacamole). There is also Marquee day club which was amazing when I went. I met a lot of people there and they were all nice and chilled out but wanting to have a great time. Compared to Liquid at Aria (day club) Marquee had more of a house party with friends vibe to it. That being said, I think Cosmopolitan's target audience is the young and wealthy... but if not young, then just the wealthy wanting a youthful atmosphere... That is kinda where I land except for the wealthy part... lol! Can we say coat tails?
     
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    I don't stay at PH for free partly because of the pool, so that's a no brainer. Not really sure what kind of pool you're looking for (party pool, relaxed, a bit of both?).

    It's all rather subjective, really. I don't really care for the Cosmo pools (and I'm in their target demographic), but like Caesars and Mirage. Try entering "X" pool on youtube and seeing what you might prefer.
     
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    I'd go with Venetian, assuming you are staying at the hotel. Better, larger rooms, and the pools are better.

    According to their web site the Pool deck at Venetian has been renovated.

    Also, I think you can pop over to Palazzo pools.

    My late GF and I once rented out a cabana ($350.00) for the day at Palazzo -well worth it, if you are planning on a full day.
     
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    Have not stayed at Venetian, but certainly meant to be a bigger nicer room than PH.

    The PH pool is basically on the roof of the casino. It is a giant concrete beach for sunbathing with afterthought rectangular pools off to either side and premium seating (daybeds and cabanas mostly) around them.
     
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    Depends on what you mean by pool is important. Relaxing, nice grounds, party pool, etc.

    I love the Venetian/Palazzo resort, and the pool deck is gorgeous, but sedate. I'm old tho. I don't know anything about Tao so it might be worth a little research.

    Cosmo would likely meet everyone's needs/expectations.

    PH pool is a concrete desert....unless price is an issue I wouldn't recommend it if the pool is important.

    Flamingo go pool is a party pool without the club requirement.
     
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    The pool at PH fucking sucks. Literally, it fucking sucks. When my gf and I stayed there w few years ago, I knew what to expect due to reviews and YouTube videos but to experience the epic lameness in person is something special. We aren’t even really hardcore pool-party people but god it was to fucking small and awful.
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly. When I looked out the window of my room at the PHO pool the first and only time I stayed there I was amazed that a resort of that size could have such a crappy pool.
     
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    Vote for PH for the 21 yo
     
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    Complicated situation as the two properties are so different, in so many ways. I've stayed at PH and Palazzo, Venetian's sister property, which is integrated with it.

    The Palazzo (Venetian, too) base room was the best base room I have ever stayed in with sunken seating area and great bathroom. There are plenty of dining options at all price points. Plus, Venetian is probably the best example of a Vegas themed resort. Venetian and Palazzo have 10 pools among them located on a continuous deck between the 2 properties. There is also Tao, an extra-fee pool club. Most people would be able to find one that suits them. However, do you plan on spending all the pool time together? Would you want to go to a pool club? Would/should your daughter go alone?

    PH is mid-pack of the 3 properties most associated with twenty-somethings: Cosmo, PH, and Linq. The rooms are fairly new. They have tubs and free standing showers. The casino is very lively with a party pit. Lots of middle to budget priced restaurants between it and the attached mall. However, PH is a great mid-level property that's let down by its pool. Pool time is very important to me, too. I stayed at PH last August for 4 nights. The pool was so miserable (2 smallish pools with limited seating elevated at opposite ends of a huge sunken slab with the majority of loungers.) that I only went for 45 minutes on the first day and didn't go back. PH overall was fine and I'd stay again... in winter!

    To answer your question, of the two I'd pick Venetian. But do have a look at Cosmo. I think that it may be able to provide a compromise that could work well. Maybe MGM in something like an executive suite since they have a big complex with a few pools, a lazy river and a pool club.
     
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    Here is my opinion:

    If they are 21 get them a room at a nice property (within budget). Then get them access to a dayclub, ex: Wet Republic, Marquee, Encore etc.

    While everyone here has given great opinions, as a 21 year old I am assuming (and could be wrong) but they will want to hear music, be around people there age and drink. I think a dayclub suits that and you do not have to worry about getting a room and pool combo home run with your booking.
     
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    Only thing Id add is that, based on pool alone, consider Mandalay Bay.

    The river may not be of great interest to a 21 yo..... for younger and older, but the wave pool would probably appeal to a 21 yo.... and the basic pools are pretty nice.
     
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