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Luxor or Paris???

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by LV2005, Jun 18, 2020.

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  1. TiffyChick

    TiffyChick High-Roller

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    I can stay in a Luxor tower one bedroom suite or in a Paris burgundy king end of hallway room for about the same price. The suite is surprisingly slightly less. Is Luxor too far removed from everything to justify this? I have never stayed there. I have stayed at Paris and enjoyed it...but a suite is very tempting. Anyone stayed at either/both? I can't decide!
     
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    Factors that play into this are important for the best advice. Is location important, are you going to take advantage of the large room or do you plan to be out mostly. What part of the strip will you prefer to spend most time at?

    Scenarios:

    If I valued the room time and was hoping to stay around south strip then pick Luxor because that is the better value.

    If you don't spend enough time in a room to get your moneys worth and enjoy mid strip then Paris. It is a great location and resort. Mid strip location to me is more sought after if you want to be surrounded by options all around you in a short walking distance.
     
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    I've stayed in both! (Well, Luxor it was the premier suite, which is bigger, but almost identical decor. It's mainly just a bigger living room with a dining room, and bedroom with French doors.)

    The burgundy room is very pretty, but I (surprisingly, I didn't expect to) actually really loved our Luxor Tower suite.

    My only drawback is they don't check room cards at the elevators, which I wish they did. I prefer "guests only" on room levels for security. But other than that, we loved our Luxor room.

    But, a big part is also how you Vegas. Do you like to pop into multiple casinos, or are you OK at one location? I tend to stick to one homebase, so Luxor is fine for me. (Plus it's an easy inside walk to MB.) If you like to get outside lots and hit multiple spots, Paris has the better location.

    If location is critical, you might hit Paris again.

    If not?

    It might be fun to try a new place. If you don't like it, just don't go again, and at least you tried a new place! (And the MB/luxor/Excal complex is BIG, so it's not like you're shuttered away in a tiny resort.)

    Either is a fun option. I would just suggest doing some fun pre-Vegas planning. Watch a few video run throughs of each room, see which one you're most excited about, and have a blast!
     
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    I agree with the above. The biggest factor is what else you want to do in Vegas. Paris is an easy walk to Cosmo, Bellagio, Aria, and 7 of the other 8 Caesars properties, and bookended by miracle mile at Planet Holkywood and Bazaar shops in front of Ballys so you have a ton of options for shopping and eating.

    I've stayed in the Paris premium end hallway room and it's pretty nice but nothing special. It's just a burgundy room with a little extra square footage in the form of an entry way to get around to the corner (and at the time I stayed there 4th of July last year, the end hallway P-rooms still had bath tubs). It is much nicer, in my opinion, than your standard rooms at the cheaper resorts, but it's a guaranteed long walk from the elevators. Some of them have a decent fountain view depending on which corner of which arm of the building you get. The other comment I'd make is if you are in one of the two front arms of the building and its summer, and if the corona virus isnt still drastically affecting it by your stay, they have extremely loud outdoor music at the pool area that runs until 2 or 3 AM if that bothers you (I could hear it in my room about 3/4 to the top but I sleep with the TV on and that drowned it out just enough to make it not annoying for me)

    I havent stayed in the 1br tower suite yet but have it booked later this year. I assure you the Luxor room will be nicer, and probably quieter, and definitely larger. I have played in their casino a few times and oddly enough its one of the better ones in my opinion just based on my personal experiences there (helps that I've always won there so that may sway my opinion, full disclosure) but I find the machine selection and drink service has been pretty good when I've been there, and it has been less crowded than center strip properties, which I usually enjoy, and would especially appreciate right now with the plague going around. It's definitely a much higher tier room than the paris room, and I cant wait to stay there. The down side is the partial isolation down on the south end of the strip. It is connected to Mandalay which is a huge complex and Excalibur and not too bad a walk to NYNY so it still gives you a lot of options, but unless you're really in to walking, it's more sane to take a car to center strip from there, so like everyone else says, it's mostly about what else you want to do outside your hotel a d how important location is. Luxor will clearly be the better room and Paris has the clearly better location if you want to be center strip.
     
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    Which one will you play at more? CET or MGM? That has a big factor for future offers, and your enjoyment.
     
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    You have all been really helpful! Oddly enough, I actually lived in Las Vegas for 8 years (2005-2013) but I haven't been back since 2014 for a girlfriend's wedding and coming back as a tourist after so much time feels a bit overwhelming with so many changes in hotels out there. Especially traveling by myself - I have a 3 year old and a 2 year old and it's the first time I will be away from them to get a break. It is literally my birthday gift to myself and my reward for getting back to my pre-baby body (Finally!) I will be there for 4 nights and solo for the most part while there (I know...that sounds so pitiful, but most of my friends have moved away from Vegas by now). Because of the above I decided to keep my Paris room which was already booked. It will keep me closer to the action/people so I don't feel too lonely being out there by myself. Maybe I will try the Luxor suite on a future trip.

    I will say that I see people post about the long walk to the end rooms in Paris. Is it really that bad???
     
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    NO Paris is lovely!
    I have stayed at both as well, tho just a std room at Luxor. I was solo & there was no Ulock on my door--I found that extremely odd, as I've never been in any other hotel room w/o a Ulock! I was staying there because I had 5 nights at Ballys comped & was able to get 2 nts comped at Luxor via MyVegas.
    I prefer center Strip always; I like to casino hop so for me Paris would win. I love the bands they have (not sure if those have started up yet), and the dining choices.
     
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    For me the walk was long enough to be annoying but not unbearable. The elevators are in the center of the 4 arms though so it meant walking the entire length of which ever arm of the building you're in every time you go back and forth. Not a deal breaker but annoying enough I'd probably prefer a fountain view burgundy room over the little bit of extra space in the future. Having two windows is nice though too.
     
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    Paris based on location. If you do Luxor, you may want to verify the tram is running.

    Can’t lose, have fun!
     
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    Paris!

    No brainer. Location, location, location.
     
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    For a solo trip now I definitely recommend Paris. If you need some atmosphere head to the Cosmo area where it's always lively and also the Linq promenade at night. Those two are good places to hangout and eat around at night time.

    Also side note: Welcome to VMB as a new member. Hope you have fun and share your experience in the Trip Report section. It might also help make the Vegas experience with the VMB community by your side during the trip. It's not pitful going solo as many here do it all the time!
     
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    Not bad at all. I've stayed in those three of the last four years, no worse than any other places I have stayed (MGM, Mirage, MB). The xtra bit of room and extra window make it worth it imo
     
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    Paris, Luxor is too far off the center strip, unless you plan to spend a lot of time in that area.
     
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    I have stayed at Paris several times and Luxor once. I usually travel solo, and Luxor was the only place that I have ever felt unsafe in Vegas. I loved my end of hallway room at Paris, and felt it was worth the walk, even though I often request close to the elevator. I think you made the right decision!
     
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    Don't forget to get your birthday freeplay - Luxor ($20), Excaliber ($20) and Park ($25). Have a great trip!

    - Linda in TX
     
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    I'm flying out a week after my birthday (scheduling issues...will the Freeplay still be good?
     
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    Thank you for pointing this out - safety is a big concern for a single woman by herself!
     
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    Thank you...I have never been in the Cosmopolitan so I will definitely get over there!
     
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    Not at all.
    To be fair, all big hotels in Vegas have long hallways.
    Paris is not the worst.
     
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    The Tower Suite I stayed in at Luxor was nice BUT.. I enjoy doing most of my slot playing at Cosmo/Aria/Bellagio and that immediate area. It ended up being an expensive hassle to Uber to places instead of walking which I could have easily done at Paris.

    If you stay in one place or would stick to MB/Luxor/Excalibur which are all connected, then I would recommend the Tower Suite. But if you like to casino hop and go all over the place, I personally felt Luxor is too far out of the way from the casinos I frequent.

    I do have pictures of the suite if you want to see what it looks like.
     
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