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What area is the best to stay at as far as weekends go?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by Rollvadice, Mar 21, 2017.

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  1. Rollvadice

    Rollvadice Tourist

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    I just got back from spending 4 nights at the Treasure Island and will be returning to Vegas for my work conference in August(Staying at the Venetian) and I will be staying 2 days longer. I am not a Vegas newbie but I was wondering what area is the best to stay at as far as weekends go. I am leaning towards mid strip but I seem to win more in the north.
     
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  2. Knucklehead69

    Knucklehead69 Low-Roller

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    I tend to prefer South Strip because it seems to be less compact and crowded (Relative terms). Although if staying north brings that winning Mojo... I'd ride that pony til he throws ya off! :wiggle:
     
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  3. Drewm1972

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    I agree with you on mid strip - I would say Bellagio you are pretty much right in center of strip. And if you are able to stay o. With company's dime I would get a suite lol. I'm sure you will find very suitable place, PH, Aria, cosmo, Paris Linq I think those are good mid location. Also Mirage as well.
     
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    I always stay over the weekend and center strip, i.e. Cosmo/Paris is the most convenient spot IMO. You can easily reach all but the extreme north (SLS) or south (MB) by walking, and if you're a cabber it's a short ride pretty much anywhere.

    I've stayed far north (Strat) and far south (MB) and it's a haul to get up and down the strip from there without cab/Uber. Plus my home base in town whether I'm staying there or not is the Cosmo, so it makes it easy to be close. My last 2 trips were PH and Paris, the next 2 Bally's and Caesars. Perfect.

    It's a lot more relaxing not to have to brave the crowds on a weekend coming all the way up from say MGM or NYNY. It's not the distance, it's the congestion.
     
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    There is no right answer here, it's all very subjective. The opinions are all over the place, some prefer mid strip, many prefer farther south, some north. It's all personal preference. Might I suggest getting off the strip and experiencing something/somewhere new. Whether it's downtown or one of the many fine off strip casinos (such as Red Rock or Green Valley Ranch) you'll find great amenities, great dining, affordable gambling, great rooms, less crowds, etc...
     
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    Staying mid strip in August also, we are at Caesars but as others have said Bellagio, Mirage, Cosmo, Paris, PH or Aria so many great options. We picked Caesars for our 7* for the concert going on and great restaurants. Just a great place for us; hope you find the right one for you............Rick
     
  7. lp670lambo

    lp670lambo Low-Roller

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    It all centers around what is important to you on your trips. Are a lot of the attractions you visit near center strip. You have stated that you win more on the northern side, and it seems like you'd be perfectly situated at the Venetian. What's important to you?
     
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    Jidery Low-Roller

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    I find staying anywhere from as south as Mandalay to as north as Encore to be fine for me. The strip is easy to navigate and explore as long as you're on the strip itself. The walk from MB to Encore is easy.

    That being said, if I'm there for a convention a monorail hotel is a must.
     
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  9. tmoney25

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    It really depends on what you're willing to do and what your budget for hotel rooms is set at. My first stay was at MGM Grand, and ever since I've been partial towards staying on the south end of the strip. Even though, during that stay, City Center AND Planet Hollywood were both under construction during that trip. My next trip was that same year for a conference at Mandalay Bay so we stayed there. I'm a walker, so I don't mind being deep south. The farthest north I've stayed was Bellagio, and I must say, that was the best in terms of being conveniently located to everything. That said, most of my gambling is done on the south end of the strip, so that could also be why I prefer the south end.

    So, if you like gambling on the north end of the strip, then you should look for properties on the north to stay at. In 2009 we stayed at NYNY but my favorite slots (Star Wars) were only found at Venetian and Palazzo so we had to do a lot of walking. Worth it, but we probably did a lot less gambling as a result. So, location should be based on where you want to spend most of your time.
     
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    lp670lambo Low-Roller

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    It's fascinating to see everyone's take on what part of Vegas they are comfortable with. It's also fascinating to hear about everyones different home base. It's amazing to see the preferences everyone has and the reasons behind them. It makes me see Vegas in a whole different light.
     
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  11. tmoney25

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    I love to read other people's experiences. I feel like I'm a bit of a Vegas veteran, except when I come to the forums. 5 times seems like a lot of trips to me, but compared to the many/most people on the forums I'm still a bit of a newb! lol. One of these days I'll venture a stay farther north than Bellagio. I've been eyeing Mirage, and who knows, maybe I'll change my perception on things. Since our first stay was at an MGM resort, we've stuck with MGM. I'm not afraid to try new things, but I love to stick with what I'm comfortable with.
     
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    I've stayed at a lot of different resorts in Vegas and the thing about Vegas is it's always changing. I'm sure you've noticed the changes over the years. Mirage might not be a bad look for you. You'd probably enjoy it. But as long as you are having fun, that's all that matters.
     
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    To me, during any busy time and that includes most weekends, I would want to be at or very close to where I want to play. And I would prefer to avoid the most congested areas. So that might be a time to stay at a place like Mandalay Bay or Wynn. Anything between Mirage and Excalibur is likely to be jam packed. I also like the idea of hitting up a premium property off Strip like M, Red Rock or Green Valley.
     
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    Hey @tmoney25 - Mirage fan here. Well, Vegas fan, as we stay at a lot of places, haha.
    Don't know if you do rooms or suites, but if you do rooms, and bathroom size matters, be sure to get a Tower King (floors 24/25) as the bathroom is bigger and has a separate walk in shower. The bathrooms at Mirage are a bit small and have a tub/shower combo in the standard rooms. Tower suites are really nice at Mirage.

    @Rollvadice - we like the North strip (Mirage/Venetian/Wynn) too and it's easy to walk to a lot of other casinos. But we also like mid strip (Cosmo/Bellagio/Aria) for the same reasons! You won't go wrong with whatever you decide - so many good options. I do agree mid strip pedestrian traffic is often jammed on weekends - a plus or minus depending on your point of view).
     
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  15. in4mation808

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    I personally like the mid-strip (Cosmo, PH, Paris, Bellagio, etc.) area. Second to that would be probably the MGM, NYNY, Excalibur area.
     
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    If budget is no issue, then Wynncore is the place for me. I find it very relaxing and I love the resort feel. Plus Venetian is next door and I like a lot of the restaurants there.

    Otherwise I prefer mid-strip, ideally Aria or Bellagio, but if budget is really an issue than my low budget favorite is the Linq.
     
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    For me I hate fighting the crowds in the strip on the weekends, do I try to stay somewhere that I can avoid the strip at night. Aria, Monte Carlo, Bellagio are all connected via team and you can get to NYNY, Cosmo, and Ceasers with Minimal hassle.
     
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