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strip Hotels - Pools

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by VegasDiva, May 14, 2017.

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  1. VegasDiva

    VegasDiva VIP Whale

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    Can't find a separate thread under things to do regarding pools
    its not its own subject is it lol

    I'm not a Pool person per say , but from time to time if the weather is good, I'll spend some time at the pool area taking in the nice weather, a drink and read a book for an hour or so

    I've done this at the
    Mandalay Pool, in 2009
    the Flamingo ( back in 2009- before the main pool became a day club)
    NY NY pool past couple visits
    other than that never ventured to cosmo, bellagio, CP's, Harrahs, Linq Paris

    After now 15 trips to Vegas, I just got asked by a friend who is booked for mid Sept
    Are the pools still open during the week then?
    She and her travel mate, would love a quiet pool
    They haven't picked a hotel yet ( just got an amazing deal via Allegiant $82 return each)
    She wants to try to pick a hotel based on pool time ....
    She has stayed at Bally's before and enjoyed the pool there, and stayed at Flamingo with me in 2009 and enjoyed the pool but is NOT into the day pool club scene at all! She doesn't drink ....

    What would a great pool to go to that would check off her boxes ~ quiet, can you bring in own water/soft drinks? how crowded mid week Tues WEd Thurs in Mid September? food available poolside
    I'm thinking she would prefer to stay at one of the CET properties
    she has stayed at Luxor b4 but its so far south

    Thanks VMB'ers!!
     
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  2. spicole

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    In general, outside alcohol is prohibited.

    All pools will still be open in mid-September. The Flamingo will have the best pool among CET properties. At MGM, the complex at Mandalay Bay is great. Bellagio and Aria will both have a quiet pool scene and good service.

    EDIT: I completely forgot about Caesars. Doh! waverunner nailed the recommendation.
     
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  3. waverunner

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    The best pool at CET is Caesars Palace. There are about 7 pools at Caesars, with different variations to choose from. The Jupiter pool is probably the quietest as it's set aside from the others. Mid week will be fine, the DJ only does weekends.
    I had a great time there, and you can wander around to find the best pool for whatever suits you.
    With kids back at school, the pools should be perfect, still warm but less crowded.
    Don't think you can bring outside food or drink, but there are many choices at the pools for food and/or drink, albeit a little expensive.

    If Caesars price is too high, then i would try to hit Paris. It's also a more quiet pool compared to some of the others.
    If you have a Total Rewards card, that will help in determining the best price you feel comfortable with.
    Just put your number in and see which CET hotel has the best deal for those few days in Sept.
    As i said, most kids are back to school and with a mid week booking, you can find some nice deals.
     
  4. VegasDiva

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    Thanks for the replies
    my gal pal and one of her friends in the hometown and driving to Great Falls to get the good air deal
    She has not been to Vegas for about 5 yrs and doesn't have a TR card as she doesn't gamble much $40 per day or so not a huge budget
    they still need to book a hotel and would like to book the 4 nights at a good hotel with a great pool
    I think Caesars Palace is out of their price range
    Are there costs to enter the pools? even as a guest of the hotel!!?

    I can get all sorts of comps but I am not going
     
  5. RebelDiceMan

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    I am curious about that no outside anything allowed. I usually go to the pool with a pool bag containing a thermos of ice and a couple of bottles of water. Should I anticipate a problem at Caesars or Paris? Thanks.
     
  6. OhioStateAlum

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    Kind of depends how big of a hardass the person at the entrance is. I might've told this story on here before, but at the Mirage pool last summer a woman walking in right in front of me was very unhappy that she was not allowed to bring in her coffee that she had just purchased from the Mirage cafe right outside the pool area. This was at about 930a when the pool was not busy at all, so it isn't like she was bringing in a ton of stuff and not spending a ton of $ she'd have otherwise spent in the pool area.

    About 1230p, I went into the casino to let in a buddy of mine who had come over from the Linq to join my group at the Mirage pool. He and the 4 or 5 people he had with him were all double-fisting 24oz beers. When we got to the pool entrance, the person checking room keys didn't bat an eye and simply gave them a bunch of cups to put their drinks in. 16oz beers out there were $9(?) so they brought in over $100 worth of drinks.

    Point is, each property probably varies not only from day to day, but even hour to hour. I wouldn't bank on being able to bring anything in, but it is worth a shot IMO. Worst case you just run back up to your room real quick.
     
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  7. VegasDiva

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    Thats basically my inquiry too
    my girl friend doesn't drink but would enjoy some water and lemonade would probably rather bring it in (bought from Walgreens or CVS) than at the pool
    and wants a quiet pool area no DJ parties, or loud music
    She hasn't been to Vegas in about 2011 or 2012 she can't recall lol and knows many changes have happened since
     
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    First let me say that Sept is (IMO) ideal pool weather. Usually still upper 80's to low 90's but not blistering hot like summer. If they're on a budget, the Mirage is pretty reasonable for room rates these days and still has one of the best pools on the strip. That said, remind her that when it's all said and done, in Vegas these days the room is usually a pretty minor expenditure compared to what you'll spend on food, booze, gambling, etc... It's also fairly easy to put something you want to drink in water bottle that's in a pool bag. They don't usually check them unless you're going into a day club type place. If they were willing to up the ante on a room....I'd recommend Wynn, Encore, Aria, or Bellagio.
     
  9. God-Speed

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    I agree with Dean Martin On the Mirage. My wife and I love their Pool and it is one of the reasons we stay there. :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks Dean Martin and God Speed!
    I'll pass this on to her!
     
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  11. fingersfreddy

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    Anyone know anything about the following:

    1. How is the linq pool? Can you bring outside drinks in?

    2. MGM reviv pool, can you access other pools if you go to this one?

    Thanks!
     
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    No pool will allow you to bring your own food or drink. You can get away with water bottles or Starbucks coffee cups on occasion. But you can't even bring in food or drink purchased in side that hotel. Sometimes if they see you trying to walk in with an outside drink they will at least let you pour it into a plastic cup before entering.

    The LINQ pool is fun. 21+ only and it can feel like a pool party on the weekends. But it's not a peaceful escape. Don't go there expecting to sun bathe and enjoy a nice quiet day at the pool. Ain't happening.
    It does get a lot of shade though. It's surrounded by three walls of the hotel.

    MGM reviv pool is also called the director's pool. It sits in the main area where all the other pool sections are and you are free to roam from pool to pool. Like the LINQ it's a secluded 21+ only section but it's meant to be peaceful and relaxing. A place for adults to go away from the screaming kids and young partiers.
     
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    Paris pool quiet has 2 hot tubs in the back, never has a problem with bringing in beverages and even refill them, I just put booze or water in those travel jugs in the pool bag, all they cared about was bringing glass in
     
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    The pool area at Caesars is one of the best on the entire strip. We just got back from another fantastic stay

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  15. NJbadlands

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    Mirage pool is incredible and comparable price point.
     
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    I'm going to agree with many of the other responses on here and say Caesar's Palace has an amazing pool area! My absolute favorite. Mirage is fantastic as well, I was just there a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it.
     
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    I'm a fan of Paris's pool myself. It's not a party pool, so it's never overcrowded or too noisy. There are always plenty of chairs and plenty of shady areas to slide a chair into, and that might come in handy in mid-September. It can still be mighty hot. Plus it has a classic Vegas setting. Looking up at the Eiffel Tower and seeing Bellagio and Cosmo across the way, you know you're in Vegas!

    P.S. We always bring waters with us. Never a problem.
     
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    Any idea if you get free access to flamingo pool if you stay at the Linq??
     
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    I'll 3rd the comment about Mirage. I'm doing a cabana there in Sept so looking forward to seeing how that goes too
     
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    Yes you do. Since the LINQ pool is 21+ only any family staying there can just go to the flamingo pool if they have kids (or even if they don't have kids) this would be for free of course. Just show your room card

    Pretty good deal. Stay at the LINQ and you have access to 2 pools! And the Flamingo one is great.
     
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