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Venetian or Palazzo - Booking Today!

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by DBear, Nov 6, 2016.

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  1. DBear

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    I tried searching but couldn't find anything specific for me. I have decided upon V or P but which one? I will be booking one or the other later today.

    Some things I've been thinking of:
    - view from room (I read on VMB that P lacks in this except 900 wing), but regardless, a good view isn't guaranteed anywhere at any hotel; I would prefer a strip view
    - walk from V to P is probably negligible in the grand scheme of walking in V when going out, otherwise V would win slightly
    - this will be a quieter trip, some restaurants and some shows, not the drunken party type of trip; I think P wins here
    - I don't gamble so casino is of a lessor importance
    - any tips about room service? I'll probably be booking the rate that includes the American breakfast (a $60 dollar value for 2, lol). I would not really classify it as a $60 dollar value, nevertheless, I will eat it each day. I rarely get room service ever so I'm thinking it will be a nice treat each morning.
    - rooms: V says its recently been renovated, P hasn't been since it opened. I remember P was being built on my first trip so many years ago...are the standard P rooms still in good shape?
    - again, will be a quieter trip so not looking to dodge big crowds everywhere
    - going at the end of November; are the pools still open? Not a big thing but would spend 1 or 2 hours there
    - everything tells me to book P but I really do like a view of the strip which I think V will be better
     
  2. Chuck2009x

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    • No question you have a better chance of getting some sort of view at V. There's really aren't strip views at P, because the road bends before it gets there. So the strip view is of Treasure Island, which used to be OK when they had the pirate show and fireworks. You can see Mirage if you press right up against the window.
    • No question there's less foot traffic at P.
    • If you're walking to/from center strip, it's about a 5 min diff all told. If you stay at P, you might want to just enter/exit from P. It's funny because it will feel like a longer walk that way, but that's because you won't be distracted by swimming through a crowd.
    From looking at the websites, it looks like they swapped out all the living room furniture at V. I have stayed at both, but it's been awhile and I don't remember if V used to have the L shaped sofa or not. But now they have a regular sofa and two armchairs. P still has the original setup.

    I always preferred P because it has a less crowded feel, and I prefer the low wall with shelf that divides the rooms at P vs the wrought iron railing at V. The room refresh at V wouldn't change my preference.

    There's no reason to expect any issues with room service; if you're booking an offer that includes breakfast, you just need to make sure you find out at check in how it's supposed to work (probably mostly in terms of how to schedule it).

    Pools, no idea.
     
  3. vegas_runner

    vegas_runner Low-Roller

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    The Palazzo is quieter, less smokey. The ceilings are higher. The casino is basically a rectangle so it is easier to navigate. If you want a quieter, less atmospheric experience the Palazzo wins easily.

    If you want to see action, character and greater opportunity for people watching the Venetian is the winner.
     
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    I just stayed at Venetian and yes there rooms are remodeled. My friends stayed at Palazzo 2 weeks ago and they told me never again till they do a remodel. So your best beat is to book at Venetian
     
  5. DBear

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    Ohhhh mannnnn, I keep going back and forth on this. I actually booked P this morning but now thinking about rebooking V. Potential strip view is important to me. I think dodging crowds is part of Vegas so can't really get away from it unless I planned on staying put in P the whole trip. I am a people watcher so perhaps V is best for me.
     
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    OK, here's a new option for my upcoming 4-night trip. V/P both have an ongoing promo on...I initially was going to pick their in-room breakfast credit, $60/day. Now, I'm thinking about choosing the $150 resort credit per stay. I have to stay at least 2 nights to get the $150 resort credit which can be used anywhere on the resort that accepts room charges (there's a full list on their website).

    To maximize the credit, what if I pick BOTH V and P. 2 nights at each place...double the resort credit! Separate reservation bookings so I should get 2 credits right? I'd have to ensure I use up the $150 fully before checking out at both. With the restaurants and coffee/juice bar on-site, I think I can eat or use up $300 over 4.5 days, plus I get to experience both V and P.

    Has anyone ever done this? How easy is it to walk over to P from V with luggage? Or vice versa?

    Only downside would be checking out after 2 days at both. I think I can live with that though. I'll check out of one, walk over to the other with luggage and leave that with the valet. I may have to carry a backpack for a few hours. Might be a good time to go to the pool if they'll let me do that.
     
  7. Chuck2009x

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    Rates and dates are subject to availability, and may not be used in conjunction with any other offer within a five day period.

    Don't know whether they'd enforce it or not. Might make a difference if your Grazie account gets attached to the reservations - that could tie them together and tip them off

    If you do it, go over to Hotel 2 in the morning around 10:30am and see if you can check in there before you check out of Hotel 1. It's a pain to schlep luggage if you have 2 big ones plus other stuff. I'm pretty sure you could get the bell to go from one to the other.

    11/29, 11/30 and 12/1 are blackout dates.
     
  8. UKFanatic

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    Both properties have a year round pool. I like Palazzo better, but a lot of that is because I like the casino on that side much, much more. Since the casino isn't important to you, that probably doesn't matter. Either way, you're staying in a nice hotel :thumbsup:
     
  9. DBear

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    Darn, didn't read the T&C about using multiple promotions within a 5 day period. Guess it makes sense. I can't be the first person to think of checking in and out of V and P to take advantage of multiple offers. I'm sure their hotel reservations systems are interlinked somehow and can see I just checked out of V if I'm about to check into P.

    This could work though if the second room was under another person's name and credit card though (ie. spouse or traveling partner). Still, I'd like to know if anyone one has tried this and what were the results? Did you get the additional benefits or not?

    As far as rooms go, now I'm leaning towards V but I'm sure that will change by tonight.
     
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