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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by VermonterJohn, Sep 1, 2017.

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  1. VermonterJohn

    VermonterJohn Low-Roller

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    I've been a member of this forum for many years, and I do believe that I am the only one that actually pays for his room, as opposed to being comped as everyone else seems to be.

    My question is: If you had to pay for your room, and had a maximum budget of $150/night including all taxes and fees, where would you stay? (Wife and I are 70 and she doesn't walk long distances)

    We like to play slots, bet on games, and eat.

    Thanks all,
    John
     
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  2. smartone

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    Honestly, and I can't believe I'm saying this as I like to give the downtown "lovers" a hard time, I'd stay downtown. There are numerous properties close
    together to make it easier on your wife. Many of the properties have been pouring money back into their joints and they've cleaned-up a lot. I'll let the others who frequent downtown speak to the specific properties.
     
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  3. Lmarl72936

    Lmarl72936 Low-Roller

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    If I had to PAY for a room, I def would stay downtown. The Value is still decent vs the Strip.
    Also, considering the information you provided I think DT would be your best bet.
    Smartone is right, DT has indeed been pouring money back into their properties making DT safe and a fun place to visit.
    Good Luck!
     
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  4. ardee

    ardee It's only money.

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    Harrah's still has decent room rates with close proximity to LinQ, Mirage and TI.
    It would surely depend on what time of year, day of week and if there were big conventions
    or events going on at the time you wanted to stay.
    I would also recommend Bally's but it may be too much walking for your wife if you wanted
    to visit places along the strip other than Cromwell and/or Paris.
     
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  5. Mirageluvr

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    I agree with Downtown, and you will be way under your budget. I'd use the savings to rent a car so you can visit some of the off strip casinos/no parking fees, and pop into a strip casino if you so desire....have fun.
     
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    Dont feel bad, i pay full pop for my rooms and dont mind one bit. I am not beholden to anyone when I go.

    Nothing wrong with TI, nice place, centrally located. That or Harrahs, Flamingo, Linq, anything on that side if you are worried about walking too much.

    Downtown is cool as well, much less walking but if you like to see the sights and sounds,. nothing beats the strip.
     
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  7. the nuts

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    Well....everyone pays for their rooms one way or another and those who have their rooms comped end up paying a lot more than face value for those rooms most of the time. But that's neither here nor there and a completely different discussion.

    On $150 a night, depending on your dates, Mirage, Paris, PHo, TI and Harrahs (in that order). But, it really depends on the dates! I would not do Downtown on $150 a night, you can have a strip hotel for that amount.
     
  8. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    If you like Downtown, a nice atmosphere and a more senior crowd can be found at the California (the Cal). I like it there (I'm 58). Some of the other Downtown casinos are really trying to gear themselves towards the 20-30 something crowd and blast the music so loud you can't hear the person next to you speaking. Also a quick walk outside to a lot of entertainment and a fun crowd.
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    If you like the Strip, Harrah's has a nice home-base feel to it and is in the center of everything. Also a slightly older crowd. I like it there, too.
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    If you want to go off-Strip, many many options but it's a drive to try a different casino.
     
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  9. in4mation808

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    First things first........I ALWAYS pay for my rooms. I don't get comps at all. So, being said...........if I were you, I'd stay at the following:
    Main Street Station, The California Hotel, The Orleans, Luxor, Excalibur.
     
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  10. hattrick225

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    On Strip - depending on your dates, I'd go with Mirage or Paris.
     
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  11. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    OP said they're 70 y.o. and the wife doesn't walk long distances. Avoid Main Street Station (Downtown) and basically almost all of the Strip...like the places most posters on here recommend; Paris, Bally's Mirage...they're huge and entail a lot of walking. Your wife won't make it out of the resort because she'll be done walking by the time you hit the entrance of the casino next door.
     
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  12. UKFanatic

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    I pretty much only stay on the Strip. And I honestly don't know what room costs are now, as mine have been comped for years. But based on my assumptions of what the rates are likely to be, you have some options on the lower-cost end of the Strip. With that in mind, I would stay at Monte Carlo in the winter or Flamingo is you are visiting during warm weather. MC is decent, has the best dining options of the more affordable places and is next to Aria (which is fantastic and may or not be within your walking range). Flamingo is decent, has a great pool (MC doesn't have one at the moment), is a bit more airy than the other lower end CET properties, and is well located
     
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    IMO the best value is downtown...The Four Queens has no resort fee...is within easy walking distance to different casinos and their rooms are clean with the staff being very nice. My wife and I stayed there twice. I have an arthritic ankle so I'm not big on walking distances either. I am not a Vegas regular so I cannot compare the Four Queens to other room accommodations..
     
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  14. MikeOPensacola

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    I would recommend the Rush Tower rooms at the Golden Nugget. The Spa rooms at the Golden Nugget are also very nice and the elevator literally is right on the casino floor. Both type rooms should fit in your budget. Great property, plenty of good restaurants and there is a LOT less walking downtown vs. the strip. Have a great trip.

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  15. Burnsie

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    If you stay Sun-Thursday, $150/nite will go heckuva lot further.

    I was at Paris with a bum knee in May so I couldn't get around too much. I was perfectly happy staying in Paris just about the entire time. The pool is just a few steps away from the elevator. Loved breakfast at Mon Ami Gabi. Plenty of other places to eat in easy walking distance. $120/nite (plus $30 resort fee) should be doable most weeks, during the week.
     
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    If you want a peaceful visit but with all the action that a Casino will provide... I'd suggest the Suncoast. They even have an airport shuttle service to the Hotel. I'm so over the strip. It's fine to visit once on a trip but way too hectic and crazy for a long stay. Also the resort fees on the strip have made me Strip adverse. Smart gamblers visit off strip properties and usually end up with more money in your pocket. I like all the Boyd properties but really love the the Suncoast. You will pay less than $150 a night and have more money to gamble. The Steakhouse is very nice and they have an Italian Restaurant too! Rampart and Red Rock are just a short cab ride away if you want to explore.
     
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    I come for at least 2 weeks every summer, and I always pay full whack for my rooms. Outside of poker I hardly gamble at all, so don't receive any comps.

    Even though I'm in my 30s, I can relate to the walking, as I have MS and can hardly walk myself. Since my legs started going, I've always stayed at the Golden Nugget, and absolutely love downtown now. I stayed for 10 nights at the Cosmo this summer, and while it was fun being back on the strip for a bit after so long away. I'll be back to the Rush Tower next year.

    You should be able to get a Rush Tower room for under $150 a night all in, if it's not a super busy weekend. That's my home from home, and you also have a number of other casinos within close quarters, too.

    I get one of these for under $100 a week https://www.702scooters.com/

    They're great, as I can just park them at the bar while I drink, and play bumper cars with the walls when I'm going to bed :)
     
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  18. jamesxnj

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    I'll just throw out there a Gold Coast/Orleans suggestion for the room rates and dining and the gambling fits what you need.Free shuttle service between the properties...Just ask for a room close to the elevator..shuttle hits the Strip also if that is a must. Best Wishes on your trip!
     
  19. KennerDan

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    With a little planning and flexibility on their travel calendar, you can really stay at just about every resort at the OP's budget except for maybe Aria and Wynn. And even those aren't out of the question depending on the season, if they get any type of discount at all thru players card, etc... To me it would be more about what I expect for that $150. If all I want is a clean room to sleep in, I could still get that DT, Off strip, or even on 80% of the Strip at or below the stated budget via Travelocity. Downtown would be great for limited walking and still accessing multiple properties. But they're all still basically the same experience. On the Strip, you could stay at Mandalay, Luxor, Excalibur and access their monorail, just a quick pedestrian bridge walk to NYNY, Trop and MGM from Excalibur. On the East side of the strip you still have the LV Monorail, though that's still a walk. All of which would be different experiences. My husband is close to 70 so we do minimize the walking, utilize the Excalibur monorail since we stay at Luxor or MB, and most cab rides are less than $10. We frequently take a cab from there down to Cosmo or Bellagio to mix it up a bit. Have a fun trip whatever you choose.
     
  20. Aces and Eights

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    You also have to keep in mind that the resort fee and taxes will take up over $40 of the $150, so when looking at rates, you have to find something not more than $100. As many have mentioned, weekday rates can sometimes be much less than half the weekend rates. To me the weekend rates are outrageous.
     
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