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Durham
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Hotel Advice

Hi everyone

I'm planning a 7 day trip to Las Vegas in October and would like your opinions on which cheap hotel is the best one for me. My choices are:

Best Western Main Street Inn

Circus Circus Hotel

Excalibur

Hilton Grand Vactions

The difference in price for one week between Best Western and the Hilton Grand is about $300 dollars going through my usual travel agent.

Is it worth paying extra? I would love to be on the strip but the extra money would be good for spending.

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Hotel Advice

I'm guessing you are talking about the Hilton Grand Vacations at the Hilton. If you are, trip advisor reviews are very high. It's ranked #33. You will have a monorail stop there which will take you to the stip quickly, and an all day pass is only $9. I have never stayed there, but I have stayed at the regular Hilton. My friends and I felt like we had easy access to the strip with the monorail. We actually considered staying there again for our June trip, but prices were not accomodating.

Circus Circus has newly rennovated rooms, which everyone is raving about. I stayed at Circus Circus when it wasn't rennovated and it was fine. So, the new rooms must be something.

Excalibur in the Widescreen Room is my favorite. I love the location being next to NY NY, MGM, Luxor, Mandalay. But, you have to get the widescreen room. I stayed in the regular room and it was a pit!

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You need to work your usual travel agent.

Go for mid strip hotel such as Paris, Planet Hollywood and Flamingo.

Then work on him to get a good price.

If you want a cheap hotel then try Bills. Its next to the Flamingo and has good reviews.

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I would go for the Excalibur in remodeled widescreen room as they are nice and the location isn't bad either. There is a tram that takes you to Luxor and Mandalay Bay and there is walkway access to NYNY and MGM Grand. The casino is a fun place to gamble and we usually do really well there. Not crazy about the food choices there but MB has a wonderful buffet as does Planet Hollywood which is not far to walk. We also really like ESPN Zone at NYNY.

Have a great trip!

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"Cheap" means different things to different people. For a first trip to Vegas location is hugely important. Stay on the Strip if at all possible. What dates are your trip and what is your total budget for a hotel? Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you're hoping to get out of your trip to Vegas.

You'll get a lot of good advice here. There's no need to deal with a travel agent (usual or otherwise). Much better in the case of Vegas hotels to book yourself to give you maximum flexibility should rates change. Why pay somebody to do something you can just as easily do yourself?

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Also Excalibur.

Durham
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Thanks everyone, I really appreciate all of your advice.

It's my first time in Vegas and my first time in the USA. I'm in my late 20s and I'll be travelling alone. It's a joint celebration of graduating and my birthday.

I'm thinking of arriving on Monday 13th October and leaving on the 20th.

So far my budget for the week (hotel + flight) is £1200, about $2400. Not sure how much spending money to take, I plan on doing a day trip (small plane + bus) to the Grand Canyon while I'm there too.

I have a list of places to go, clothes shops, hotels and casinos but I also want a good tattooist on the Strip too, as I plan to get something done when I'm over there.

So car Circus Circus seems the best option as it’s the cheapest place I can find on the Strip and as it's my first time I don't want to get lost in Vegas.

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If your travel agent is offering Circus, get a new travel agent.

Excal is the best option, beating HGV only because of location..also pool, which may not be factor in Oct. Price Platinum on expedia.com, top notch and within 1 km of mid strip, indoor-outdoor pool, largest rooms.

In mid-price, this is the order of preference; rates vary a lot according to travel dates.

1) MGM.

2) (tie)MonteCarlo, Ballys,Flamingo, Luxor, T I, NYNY, Harrahs

3) stepping down a notch, Excal, Imp Palace

4) strictly for cheapskates; Stratsphere, Sahara

5)for no one, Circus, Riviera

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Best deals right now on expedia "book-now-and-save" offers. Oct 13th;

Stratospere $30 GBP per night avg. 3 km up the strip from mid strip. In your 20's, in Oct weather, that walk is no problem, and well worth it to avoid CC. Decent rooms and restaurants, the tower is fun. Much newer than CC.

Meridian luxury suites $60 GBP avg per night, 1 km E of mid strip.

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uh, ignore those "$", those are GBP avg. total costs/nt

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dam' ! I put in Sept 13, not Oct, on expedia, ignore the book-nows. Oct does have higher pricing.

In Oct, it looks like Imperial Palace is your best option to escape CC.

Bills, a little higher.

Desert Tides in an off-strip condo-type.