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What year was your very first stay in a Las Vegas strip hotel and which hotel was it?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by cygnusx1jg, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. GeorgeandTheBear

    GeorgeandTheBear High-Roller

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    2001 - Imperial Palace
     
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  2. Fafa2e

    Fafa2e Low-Roller

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    1996 - NYNY and Treasure Island
     
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  3. Pancakes

    Pancakes Low-Roller

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  4. stlguy197239

    stlguy197239 High-Roller

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    1997 - Imperial Palace. I am not so much nostalgic for the hotel but the round trip ticket, and three weekend nights at the hotel, cost me a grand total of $250. I miss that part.
     
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  5. DaiLun

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    I can't remember where I stayed my first trip, except that it was 1986 and I bowled in the ABC National Championship and played golf at the Desert Inn.

    My second stay was the weekend that Treasure Island opened in 1993.
     
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  6. Joe

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    Dating myself. 1973 and it was at the Tam O'Shanter which is where the Venetian stands now, or maybe the Palazo (sp)?
     
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  7. gr8whitenorth

    gr8whitenorth High-Roller

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    2014 Luxor.
     
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  8. Astribling

    Astribling Alice In Casinoland

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    1983 at The Aladin, now PH. I also got my first ever Royal there playing the coin dropper vp machines.
     
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  9. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot Low-Roller

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    1982 - Westward Ho. Took 15 minutes to walk to the casino itself. Stayed in the courtyard in back.

    Oh boy - fun times.
     
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  10. Trillak

    Trillak Tourist

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    1997ish at the Westward Ho
     
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  11. Don the Dentist

    Don the Dentist LV resident

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    1969 - Where the Westgate is today. What was it called? Think it was the International.
     
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  12. bubbamsu

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  13. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    2003, the trashy castle. First and last stay there, lol
     
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    2003, Riveria
     
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    Gino "The King of Inappropriate."

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    1994 also...

    The Stardust
     
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    MGM Grand in 1996, it still had the Wizard of Oz theme then! My profile pic is from that trip as well. We had a nice view of the Sam Remo and went over for sushi, great service.
     
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    1985 Sahara

    Also stayed in a motel near the strip later that year because I guess we couldn't afford $38 a night at the Sahara.
     
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  18. bull1029

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    Back in '92 at Circus Circus. Didn't know any better then. My first night, though, I hit Stardust, the Riv and Westward Ho. Pretty unforgettable.
     
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    1975, Tropicana. It's been rebuilt twice since then.
     
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  20. tsinindy

    tsinindy Tourist

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    July, 1993 at the Golden Nugget. College graduation gift from my parents. I fell in love with everything about Vegas that trip, downtown, the strip, the lights, the gambling....everything. I've been back at least once or twice a year every since other than a couple for financial reasons and when my son was born. He is 18, I've told him I'll take to Vegas for his graduation as well :)
     
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