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What hotel to pick for the next trip?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by whatsajackpot, Jun 3, 2019.

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  1. whatsajackpot

    whatsajackpot Tourist

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    I could use others opinions on places to stay for our next trip. Ive been pretty faithful to Mlife since I get some pretty decent comps on rooms. My gf likes Venetian rooms and that they make the table for you when you order room service. I like staying at the Aria and gf likes the tub in the shower. When I brought up heading that way for a few days she asked about Caesars Palace. In comparison to Aria or Venetian do you think the rooms and staff are comparable? I don't have any comps there so I would be paying for the room, which is hard for me to do with comped rooms at both Venetian and Aria. Im not a high roller but do enjoy spending a bunch of time in the casino. Does TR offer good comps? a friend of mine said he got diamond in one trip. in all the trips ive made ive never made it higher that Gold at Mlife. Any advice would be great.
     
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    CET is pretty good with comps. I'm a very very low roller. The only comps I don't get are CP nobu and Cromwell. Every where else I can get comps. But those non comped rooms are discounted too so that helps as well
     
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  3. NJbadlands

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    I’d be hard pressed to pay for a room when I can get one free (unless a significantly upgraded room or suite somewhere) so I’d stick mlife. Maybe switch it up to Bellagio?

    That said, I double booked Mandalay Bay and Caesars for my trip last October and it was my first stay at Caesars in a newly renovated room and it was very nice. I also really enjoyed the pool area.
     
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  4. Marky147

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    I wouldn't be paying to stay at Caesars, if I can get comped rooms at Aria & Venetian.
     
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  5. whatsajackpot

    whatsajackpot Tourist

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    Im not keen on paying for something if I can get it free elsewhere. But as they say, happy wife happy life. Maybe we'll just stay a night or two so she can see how it is.
     
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    There ya go! I'm one of the few around here who doesn't crap their pants at the thought of paying for a room. I like your plan... the room cost, comparatively, against all the other stuff you're going to drop coin on is miniscule. Caesar's is the flagship CET property and is every bit comparable. This'll be a great opportunity to do the comparison in one visit. Hope you let us know what you thought?
     
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  7. whatsajackpot

    whatsajackpot Tourist

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    keeping her happy in vegas means more trips for me. life and a new job has prevented us from going. if she finds a place she really likes maybe Ill get to play catch up next year. wish me luck haha
     
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  8. LVRaiders

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    Good Luck - but if I had a free stay at Aria, I would give her the equivalent of one nights stay at CP to spend as she likes while in LV haha
     
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    Are CET comps good? Yes I can get five nights anywhere except Nobu. With my bankroll I don't think I'd be getting Aria or Bellagio comped for three nights.
     
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    Just adding my two cents FWIW. I once stayed at Caesar's in the Octavious tower ( comped) (2012 or 2014, can't exactly recall) anyway, the room was really lovely but for the love of God it was literally a half mile walk from my room to the strip, this is NO exaggeration. I'm sure other rooms aren't such a hike but that really put me off.

    Not to mention, I can not win a dime at Caesar's ( in Vegas or AC).
     
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    Very sweet of you (and savvy) to try to make GF happy.

    If she likes V/P those are unique, elegant rooms. I'm not sure she'll like any non-suite as much, whether it be Aria or Caesars.

    What about an upgrade to a corner suite at Aria? If comped, you could book it and see if they send you the $75 a night upgrade offer***, and cancel if they don't.

    $75 upgrade nightly is WAY less than room + resort fee on a non-suite at Caesars, and will be closer to her V/P taste. And you have some saving $ to do something special!

    Two different views from some of our corner suite stays at Aria. I also LOVE the Tower Suite lounge, and I am willing to bet, so will she! (ps either bathroom OR bedroom is corner)

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    If you were looking mid-tier vs. Caesars, maybe. But Aria? Not sure a Caesars non-suite will have the wow factor to mertit paying versus a comp at Aria.

    If you really want to risk paying for a non-suite at Caesars, I'd first plan together by watching videos online of rooms, and let her play a role in deciding. (That can be a great couples experience in itself.... and whets the Vegas appetite!)

    She may not love the Caesars rooms once she does a video walk through. If she doesn't, I'm with @LVRaiders ....put the money saved into something special/romantic.

    If hell bent on paying, I'd even pay a bit more and surprise her with the Venetian/Palazzo, but a non-suite at Caesars, I'm just worried you're going to pay the cost without the oomph you're looking for.

    Whatever you decide, I know you'll make it magical!

    *** PS on the tower suites upgrade. It will NOT be immediate. They will send an email a few weeks after booking. If they don't? Call the VIP # on you original offer. Say you saw a tower suites upgrade offer via email but can't find it. Yeah, yeah, a fib, but they send these out often, so they might let you book it if you call. Don't do it via check-in, $75 jumps to $150 or more per night for the upgrade when checking in, if even available. Good luck!
     
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    Let's see, Caesars, Venetian, Aria.........hmmm, well, my choice would be Cosmo.
     
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    Maybe this is a misperception, but it sure seems like if you don't get a comped room at CET you get ripped off big time. Mlife may comp less often, but as someone who had to pay for a room this trip I can tell you that they were far, far cheaper than comparable rooms at CET properties. I just think there's more value with MGM properties for the person who seldom/never gambles. I know that's diverging from the thread a bit, but....
     
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    Should have clarified, that while I said I wouldn't be paying if I had a free room at Aria, it was only due to my opinions on the properties themselves.

    I have always had to pay full price for all my rooms, which has it's own benefit in that I'm not obligated to do anything whilst in Vegas, other than drink :)
     
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    I love Aria...have not stayed at Venetian. Caesars top rooms are as nice. CP is a huge property, but no different than Venetian.
    DH & I have $250/day budget each. We play mostly poker tourneys & not always at CET (I like Mirage), video poker & DH does some sports betting.
    We go to Vegas 2-4x/yr; usually 2 long weekends & 2 weeklong trips.
    We could nearly live at at CET Sun-Thurs all year round--all properties except CP/Nobu & Cromwell. But even those come up sometimes as do weekends.
    Diamond in a day only requires getting 5K points in one day (as you get a 10K bonus if you get 5K in 1 day).
    If you are getting those comps at Aria/Venetian, you will likely get better comps at CP.
    Some things about CET:
    1--You will get the best comps from the property you frequent the most; that being said I RARELY gamble at CP & occasionally get comps there
    2--CET likes to offer rooms upfront while MLife likes to evaluate your play/charges after the trip to determine if it is comped or not. If you take advantage of a great offer by CET & then your play isn't much, you won't owe anymore, but your offers will shrink.
    3--There is some belief that MLife is better for table players/high rollers while CET is better for machine players/low rollers. Meh--if you are willing to play 4 hours/day at a $25 table, trust me, CET is going to send you LOVE.
     
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    I haven't spent much time at Caesars but the casino was never really kind to me. a half mile walk to my room could possibly turn me into a grump bear!
     
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    Multifarious5,
    Thanks for that. Since we haven't stayed at venetian for a bit i only get a couple days comps, but i was contacted by a casino host that checks in from time to time saying they would match my comps from Mlife. Im not sure id like to be told how much time to spend in the casino though. might take the fun out of my trip. on our last trip to Aria i did get the email for the $75 upgrade and sat on it for a while. when i finally decided to book it, it said the offer had expired. Those pictures do look great, She would love the tub. I just hope she doesn't want me to get in there with her. looks like it would be a little cramped haha. Ill have to talk to her more about the rooms, But i think she likes the shops and theming of Caesars, We had dinner at the Gordon Ramsey steak restaurant at paris on our last trip. While we were waiting for our reservation we walked around and she really liked the area that has all the restaurants lined up. she likes to eat at new places and i just want to gamble lol. ill try and talk to her more about it when we get a day off together, We work opposite shifts so its been a bit tough to plan anything.
     
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    I’m all for trying new places. And I think it’s great that you want to give your wife what she wants. But, regardless of price, for me, CP would be a distant third if the choices are Aria, Venetian and CP.
     
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    Thanks for the input, That helps a lot. specially considering since ill be paying for the room i wont be splurging for a suite. I guess shes stuck with me at the aria :)
     
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  20. mickyblueeyes

    mickyblueeyes Low-Roller

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    IMO I think Caesars is a notch below Aria and Venetain. I also find the name geezers that people refer to it as is quite fitting. I would rank Palazzo number 1 followed by Aria and lastly Caesars
     
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