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Going to a wedding on the strip - where to stay

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Going to a wedding on the strip - where to stay

Some friends of ours are getting married at the end of April at Caesars. They haven't been any help in directing guests where to stay or do for that matter. So we have a few questions (I've been to Vegas once about 10 years ago, and I don't remember the strip too well).

So... where is a decent place to stay that is within walking / cab ride of Caesars (since we poor folk can't afford a room at the palace). The only other friends that we know that are going are staying at the Luxor, if that is any help.

Will we be able to get around town okay without a car (staying for 3 days).

And last but not least, what will the weather be like?

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1. Re: Going to a wedding on the strip - where to stay

Try the hotels across the street: Harrah's, Flamingo, Bally's, Paris, or Bill's. If all else fails, IP. One should fit your budget. That way you won't need a car and can walk easily.

As for weather, try the weather.com. Should be decent but I am not sure what outerwear to bring and they have good planning guides for all that.

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2. Re: Going to a wedding on the strip - where to stay

If you go to harrahs.com and put in the dates you need it will show you all their properties and rates for those dates. Harrahs will probably be the best rate, except for Imperial Palace, which many don't recommend.

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3. Re: Going to a wedding on the strip - where to stay

Are you good friends with the ones staying at the Luxor, and will you want to hang out with them most of the time? I know from experience it's a PITA when you have a bunch of friends who are strewn all about trying to coordinate meeting them, etc. So, if yes, then why not just stay at Luxor?

Otherwise I would agree with the other recs of any of the less expensive hotels across from Caesars (Bally's, Bill's, Flamingo, etc.)

You can get virtually anywhere by walking and taxis.

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4. Re: Going to a wedding on the strip - where to stay

Been in Vegas 2 April's. The weather was always nice around 70s & 80's. I would bring a light jacket and dress in layers. Bring some long and short sleeve shirts too.

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5. Re: Going to a wedding on the strip - where to stay

For walking distance, I would go with Bill's, across the street. For even greater savings I would look at Gold Coast. It's about a half mile down on Flamingo, but they have a shuttle to the Strip. The rooms are clean, comfortable and probably cost a third of what they are paying at Caesars.

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6. Re: Going to a wedding on the strip - where to stay

I agree with Leo21, one of those should be more in your price range. The Luxor is within walking distance but what Leo21 suggested would be a better option.

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7. Re: Going to a wedding on the strip - where to stay

i would agree that the flamingo, harrahs, bill's or (last choice) imperial palace would be the best choices for cheap hotels in that area. all are just across the street from caesars.

the luxor is quite far... probably 2 miles down the strip from caesars. that's quite a long walk, especially in formal wear for a wedding, so you could end up with some hefty cab fees going back and forth. (thus negating picking a cheaper hotel)

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8. Re: Going to a wedding on the strip - where to stay

I wouldn't stay at Luxor since its not convienent to CP. I would get your friends to switch instead.

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9. Re: Going to a wedding on the strip - where to stay

I agree . . . stay center strip, near CP. I would choose Flamingo first, then Harrahs, Ballys, Bills. Is this a weekend wedding? If so, room rates will be higher than during the week, but it wouldn't hurt to watch room specials at the Mirage and TI, too.

If you stay on the Strip and preferably near CP, you don't need a car. Just take a cab from the airport to the hotel (and back again). Either walk, take a cab or the bus to get up and down the Strip. There's so much to do right at Center Strip, no car is necessary.

As far as what to do while you're there, check out the various sections of this Web site as well as vegas and lasvegas (both dot com). There are lounges, shows (free and otherwise), time at the pool (especially Flamingo, Mirage and TI from the aforementioned list), sightseeing (the casinos are amazing!) shopping, and of course--gambling.

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10. Re: Going to a wedding on the strip - where to stay

Count me in with the crowd. COnvince your friends to switch, Luxor will be a PITA from Ceasars. My preference for more affordable properties listed above would be Flamingo or Bills, both are good clean properties easily accessible to Ceasars.