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Marriot or Oasis at Gold Spike? Which would you choose?

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by Pato Garcia, Jun 22, 2017.

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  1. Pato Garcia

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    Hi there everyone, I already have a reservation at the Oasis, it can be cancelled of course, the thing is that after searching more hotels hoping to find a better deal I just saw that I could pay the same amount and stay at the Marriot.

    But... I don't know which is my best option.

    Could anyone tell me and expose the reasons why you'd choose one instead of the other.
     
  2. vegasdev

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    are you serious?
     
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  3. vegasdev

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    I have never stayed at either, and bed bugs don't discriminate.
    the first big difference is... do you want to be downtown or not?
    will this be your first visit to Vegas?
    I would suggest you do a lot more online research and gather more info before making a decision.
    this forum is a great place to start.
    we here at the forum tend to be full of well informed opinions.
     
  4. Pato Garcia

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    Hi there vegasdev, well.... I've never been in Vegas, the Oasis seemed like a good option but now I'm reading at different sites that it can be a little noisy depending on the room location, but it's just a few blocks away from the Fremont St.

    I infer from your answer that you consider the Marriot a better option, right?
     
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    Neither. Many better choices downtown or on or near the strip. If you gamble at all neither. If you are into giant chess and beer pong, maybe GS
     
  6. vegasdev

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    yes, Marriot would be far better, but many other options exist as eaglejohn said.
    watch out for nightly resort fees, they can be $25-35 or more per night, plus tax.
    there are 4 hotels downtown that offer reasonable rates with NO resort fee -- Four Queens, the Fremont, Main Street Station, and the California.
    and from there it is an easy bus ride or Uber to the Strip.
     
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    How many Marriotts are there in Vegas? Ain't just one, that's for sure.
     
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    I think the board needs more info in order to give you good answers. What exactly is your objective in Vegas? What features are you looking for in a place to stay? Do you have a particular budget?

    It's understandable if you've never been to Vegas but for all the regulars here the choice between Gold Spike and a Marriot is an unusual one. Most people go with one of the Hotel/Casinos for their stay and their big decisions are which gaming area (Downtown, The Strip, Offstrip) and which gaming company (MGM, CET, Wynn, LVS, Boyd, Other) but maybe you have different objectives than most people.

    If you can explain what you are trying to do then you'll probably get some good advice here.
     
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    Assuming you're speaking of the Marriott on Convention Center Drive and not knowing what exactly you're hoping to get out of your Las Vegas visit, I think you'd do well at the Oasis/Gold Spike. I'm inferring a lot from your photo. The Oasis/Gold Spike is a local mecca for younger professionals in the downtown Las Vegas area. It's very close to many downtown hotels/casinos and the Fremont bar scene, which again is frequented by the younger crowd.

    A fair number of posters on this board tend to skew older and don't care much for the new Oasis/Gold Spike, as they liked it when it was one of the dumpier places in town (it's nice now, but no on-site gaming) and don't much care for the hipster types impinging on "their" downtown. If you stay at the Oasis, you'll be a short Uber/Lyft ride (the old farts and homeless ride the bus) from the Las Vegas Strip and its mega-resorts.

    The Marriott (Convention Center Dr.) is a nice business property and very close to the Convention Center if that's what you're looking for, but is a bit of a lonely haul to northern part of The Strip (between Encore and Circus Circus) and will be mostly business types residing there, but maybe that's what you're looking for.
     
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  10. nostresshere

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    I would stay right downtown or right on the strip. Assuming you want to spend time to party/drink/eat/gamble? Unless you are only going for business.

    Scroll down this page, and the On Strip sub-forum and you will find a ton of suggestions.
     
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    I agree with others, need more information before we can make a recommendation. Some questions like, will you have a car? How much is your gambling budget? How much is your budget for a room? Are you into the party type of hotels? You also didn't give the dates of your stay, maybe the members can assist you with hotels or the lower prices if we know when you are going and how long you are staying and what your preferences are.

    If you gamble enough you might be able to get your rooms comped so a hotel/casino would work better. If you choose to stay at the Marriott, there are a number of Marriott hotels but they are all situated on Paradise road so it would be easier if you had a car to get around. If you like a hotel for the younger crowd then the Oasis would be fine and the Marriott might not be "young" enough for you to enjoy. The Oasis has many things to do for the younger crowd so you might enjoy it more than the Marriott.

    For a first time person I would recommend trying a hotel on the strip. Nothing like seeing the lights and glitz of vegas by staying on the strip and walking around the strip. (of course you can get that experience off strip but you have to drive, bus, cab or uber it to get to the strip). Just be aware that most hotels charge a resort fee so your bill could be higher than anticipated.

    Anyway, get back to us on your decision and if you have more questions or need more info on where to stay. Good luck!
     
  12. Pato Garcia

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    Hey there everyone! Thank you very much for your answers.
    Here are a few more details:

    • Own car.
    • No much interest in gambling.
    • No business intended, I just want to squeeze the juice out of Vegas and then arrive to the hotel and get a good rest, then repeat.
    • Dates: 3 nights starting next week (Friday).

    I’ve been searching for reviews of the Oasis and some people say it might be noisy depending on the room’s location and that’s precisely what I don’t want, I mean, once I hit the room I’d like to sleep.

    I couldn’t say which specific Marriot, a friend of mine got me that deal and she has not answered now that I asked her for specifications.

    Thanks in advance for your help ;)
     
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    +1 Neither

    Well... even if you aren't much interesested in gambling, you should seriously consider staying in a casino hotel. Gambling is the reason the Vegas scene exists. For a first trip the strip is usually best and there are quiet room options at the budget strip hotels. It's a matter of knowing what category to book and what to ask for at check in.

    However you seem to have an interest in downtown. Then go for it. For quiet downtown, check out the Carson Tower rooms at the Golden Nugget or maybe Downtown Grand. They also both have popular pools. Even if you don't drink, tan or swim, pools are also part of the total package. They'd be worth at least some casul observation.
     
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    Hey I resemble that remark!
     
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    If it's the JW Marriott grab it. I'm about to check out and I love the place. 2nd stay and both times I had very nice wins.
     
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    #1 Sounds like you need to be on the strip or at least in a downtown casino hotel. For what you are descibing, you need to roll out of bed and be in the action, not driving to and from it.
    #2 It hard to make a suggestion on Marriot when we don't know which one.
    #3 Are you looking at casino resorts? I can't believe none are in the same price range. Just because the casino could be noisy or smoky doesn't mean that spills into the hotel. And most have multiple restaurants, bars, possibly even a club and better pool areas. It's part of the Vegas experience to have all that in your resort with easy access.
     
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