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Paris vs. Linq

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by johnvic, Mar 22, 2017.

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  1. johnvic

    johnvic VIP Whale

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    I stayed at Linq last year and liked the room, even though it is small. For a trip I'm looking at I see Paris for about the same price. I also see the price of the Linq jumping up and down, if Linq drops down again I would save the money and go Linq. But if it doesn't drop I would consider Paris. I stayed at Paris years ago, so I have no idea if the rooms have been updated. Back then the rooms needed a do over.

    For the same price, Linq or Paris, strictly based on room quality?

    Thanks!
     
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    The Paris room category to look for is Burgundy. They have all been recently redone, overall a little newer than Linq. If I could get a Burgundy room within $20/ night of the price for Linq , I'd go Paris. Red rooms are old, Classic are ancient. If it were these rooms, I'd lean toward Linq. I prefer newer to faded glory.
     
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  3. nostresshere

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    For years, I was always the one that said Paris - even over Caesars.

    The remodel of the Linq casino and the addition of all those food and drink joints could sway that decision. Paris still a fav... but depending on what you do in Vegas....
     
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    I'm partial to the Linq. While its restaurants aren't as nice, its got a more youthful charm with much much better VP bars. I secretly root for the Linq to be a bit more successful and am upset that it's still a bit sleepy. It's a very clean casino that I generally find to pay out nicely. Paris, on the other hand, has never treated my money well; Flamingo is the worst of CET bunch for me.
     
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    Since OP asked for it to be based on room alone I left the casino out. But since it came up i'll throw in my 2 cents.I agree with nostresshere and spdandpwr. It all depends on what YOU want/like. I like the Linq casino better, but most seem to prefer Paris between the two. Still, Burgundy rooms are better.
     
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    Then you must be young and don't mind hiking it from the self-park to the hotel. When I was young(er), I spent my wedding trip at Paris, and it wasn't a problem.

    Now that I'm getting older and my knees are bothering me, even the walk from main Valet to the hotel at Paris is too long.

    Yes, I was spoiled at CP, with the Flamingo Rd. valet being so close to the Augustus Tower, but Harrahs isn't too bad either.

    I would think that the LINQ has a shorter walk from parking to the hotel.

    Of course, all of this is moot if you're not driving . . . .
     
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    Gave up driving in Vegas years ago and never regret it. For those that go off strip, a car might make sense. We spend our time on the strip and maybe downtown once. If we do not walk it, we cab/uber as needed. So... as you said... if not driving, then it is moot.
     
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    Agreed on the driving note -- offers no value to me personally
     
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    I didn't think the Red Rooms were old.
     
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    Have stayed in Paris Red Room three trips...booked into a Burgundy next week. My daughter and fiance' stayed in the Linq (on Dad's comp) so it's the only time I've seen their rooms. For my money the larger room in Paris was a better option - Linq seemed nice, but room felt "jammed". Linq casino definitely a younger crowd than Paris - but the weekend nights were hopping with live music and the dancers in the party pit at Paris. My vote goes to Paris.
     
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    Thanks all. It was close. Paris was $26 a night more. I also decided to go with a morning flight rather than an evening flight, so that factored in, $160 more but I land at 1 PM as opposed to 10 PM. Also, my procrastination was getting the best of me. The price was going up and had I booked yesterday I would have saved $200.

    So I chose Linq.
     
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    Paris is worth the extra cost, larger rooms and connected to PH and Ballys which are both better than Linq.

    Linq is good on a budget, but the rooms are tiny and noisy.
     
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    Would that be all rooms are noisy or only certain rooms near certain areas?
     
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    NOT connected to PH but right next door. I prefer the casinos in immediate vacinity of Paris over those in Linq vacinity although we're talking two blocks of separation
     
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    Definitely only certain rooms. There are many rooms that aren't bad for noise. If you're near Carneval Court, then you're screwed for noise. But we always ask for a quiet room at check-in and get it. The worst time was during the construction phase where we occasionally heard some beeps and horns, but nothing ear plugs didn't take care of. A decent room for quiet is 3xx36 (xx=floor), stayed in that position a couple of times and didn't hear anything. Also Linq's non-central A/C setup is better for drowning out noise, imo.

    As for overall, I'd pick Linq, Paris is too low energy for me now. Gustav's used to be my favorite CET bar and my very first post on VMB discussed it. How times (and paytables...lol) change.
     
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    I had posted this info in another thread but it's relevant here.

    Ask for Tower 3 at Linq. It's the farthest from Carnaval Court, which is a noise problem well into the wee hours for both Harrah's and Linq. In Tower 3, pool view is nice, but there will be music from noon to 6pm. If you want least possible noise ask for Tower 3 northside, away from pool, expect no view. For a mountain view, ask for Tower 3, high floor overlooking the parking lot.

    OP, congrats on your money-saving decision. You know you already like Linq, so a guaranteed good time if Lady Luck comes through.
     
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    The room I got is the High Roller view. I chose it because the cheapest room is 2 queen sized beds and the High roller view room is king.

    When I stayed at the Linq last year I asked for a quiet room. It was quiet, no view, but that's not essential to me. The only noise I had was the AC turning off and on when I was sleeping, it kept walking me up. By the end of the trip I figured out a way to deal with it. When I would go out for the evening I would turn the AC to the coldest setting. When I came back to sleep I would just turn off the AC. Since it was April it was fine, I didn't get too hot at night.
     
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