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Bill's Gamblin Hall

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Bill's Gamblin Hall

I'm looking to surprise my husband with a trip to Vegas in November for his 30th birthday. This would be the first trip to Vegas for the both of us so I have been looking at reviews of hotels for the past couple of weeks and decided that I want to stay at a hotel in the "center of it all" on the strip. Bill's Gamblin Hall has really good reviews as far as location goes and the price is very reasonable. My only concern is that he might be disappointed with the hotel since it is not the Bellagio or Caesar's Palace. Is a more expensive hotel really worth it? Can anyone give any advice or insight on Bill's? We love to gamble so any info on the casino at Bill's would be helpful as well.

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Please, Do yourself a favor and save a little more money and stay in a nice place, this places is rat hole. They dont even have a pool.

You dont have to stay in a Bllagio but at least stay in a mid priced hotel like PH, Paris, TI or Mirage, Even the Flamingo would be better.

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I just returned from Vegas. I used to love Bill's. The place has really gone down. They have removed a great deal of slots. The location is pretty good however. If this is your first time i would suggest another property. The Mirage is beautiful with a much better location. It will be pricey but really worth it!

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Of course you are going to get the posters on here that will say stay elsewhere but it really depends on your own likes/wants. Bill's is not a rat hole, only hoity toity posters like Diceman would say that. In November, I am not sure if the pool is that important but if it is you may want to stay elsewhwere. You can use the Flamingo pool while staying at Bill's. The location is smack dab in the center of the strip and the room are perfectly fine. However, Bill's does not have all the other amenities that the bigger hotels have (i.e. fitness centers, spas, numerous restaurants/clubs). It does have a couple of small restaurants and one after hour club. It is more down to earth and has resonable drink prices & table limits and is just steps to the strip.

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The thing about Vegas is, you can stay at a very nice hotel for alot less $$ than elsewhere. For instance, I just paid over $250/night for a Sheraton in Baltimore and will pay less than $120/night at Bellagio next month.

So, whatever class hotel you usually enjoy, I expect you can find that same level of hotel/service/amenities at a lower price in Vegas! Or, get a "better" hotel for the same price you usually are comfortable paying.

I agree with the other posters' suggestions. But I also like the south end of the Strip - Tropicana, MGM, NYNY, etc - you can really walk to anywhere on the Strip (expect to walk ALOT!), so I don't feel (for me, personally) that I need to stay "center strip"), b/c you'll want to venture out to see lots of spots on different days/nights.

Have a great trip - there are lots of great choices open to you! Enjoy!

Edited: 29 June 2010, 17:07
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Bills is a favourite of ours, and the rooms are nice, clean, and have a big screen tv. TheDiceMan is a rabbid snob who hates all things Harrahs, do yourself a favour and summarily ignore him.

In terms of your SO not being excited because its not the Wynn, the difference between the $35/n at Bills and $135/n at Cesars place is a huge difference - and is much better spent at a classy dinner or a good show IMHO. The casino at Bills is not the best, but who cares? You are right in the center of the strip, walk to the bellagio if you want to gamble there. You can laugh as you walk over with the extra $$$ in your pocket by staying at Bills. My wife was skeptical the first time we went, but she was very pleased and we had a very nice dinner at the Venetian with the extra cash. The rooms at Bills are very nice, the check-in/out is very swift, and the location is great. That is pretty much what made the decision for us when we first tried it. My wife are spending two nights at the Venetian and two nights at Bills this Sept, while the snobs always laugh at going 'from the lap of luxury to Bills' I just smile back and note it was $200+ less.

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If you are looking for a decent place to sleep that is reasonable, Bill's is great. It has a small casino, but the location is perfect. I have stayed there twice and not been disappointed.

If you are looking for something a little larger with a few more restaurants and a larger casino, perhaps look at Bally's or for a little more, Paris.

The bottom line is to think about what you want to spend your money on and what you are looking for in a hotel.

Have a great time, no matter where you end up staying.

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It really depends upon what you are looking for. If you want the total resort experience, with a spa, a ton of restaurants, a huge casino and pool then Bill's is not the right call, it will be a dissapointment.

However, if you want a nice basic clean room, a fun little casino in the perfect strip location, with no check-in hassles that gives you access to Vegas in a 2 minute walk from your room, then Bill's is perfect. And you can use the Pool at the Flamingo as a Bill's guest.

I love the big Vegas resorts, still stay in them from time to time, but my Vegas time is limited and valuable. Some Vegas strip rooms are a full 10-15 minute walk to the strip. think of all the walking you already do in Vegas, if you could eliminate the huge hike to your Vegas room from the fun, how much more time would you have to enjoy Vegas?

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8. Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall

Are pools even open in November?

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I haven't stayed there but would if the price is right. My only stipulation for a room is that is clean, honestly I don't care how dated it looks. I spend 6 hours a day in it and most of that time is sleeping. Everyone has different standards, for me, I'd rather save the cash for the tables, shows and a few good meals.

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The absolute only thing I don't like about Bill's is the lack of restaurant choices (well and maybe the fact there's no pool on premises). I love the location. The rooms are big and clean. The casino is cozy with good drink service and low minimums (especially during the day). Your room is never far away. The price is fair.

We've stayed four times so far and we like the feel of it.

Edited: 29 June 2010, 17:29