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Good pool area in Vegas

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Good pool area in Vegas

Hi everyone, just booked for Vegas for 6 nights July 2011. We are 2 adults with an 18 years old son. Can anyone recommend a great hotel not bothered about a casino but we would like a nice pool area. We would like maybe a lazy river or wave pool but would like the hotel on the strip in a good location. Also which is the best company to book the hotel with and when is it best to book.

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Good pool area in Vegas

It's invariably best to book a hotel directly with the property. No need to worry about doing so for a few months yet as promotional deals for next summer won't start appearing until the spring. It's tough to recommend places without any hint about your budget. How much (roughly) are you happy to spend per night on a room?

And I'm not certain that an 18 year old from the UK who can drink and do all adult stuff legally at home would have such a great time in Vegas. Your son will have the status of a child and will be pretty restricted in terms of where he can be. Certainly no access whatsoever to bars or clubs.

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2. Re: Good pool area in Vegas

top pools rated from cheapovegas...

Mandalay Bay

Ooweee! We have the finest pool in Vegas. They generate waves on the sand beach pool that are big enough to surf. And there are waterfalls and other tropical delights, all shrouded by hundreds of palm trees and overhead misters. There is a large VIP section with a three-story tower adjoining the pool. And ladies and gentlemen, if you like seeing beautiful people in skimpy outfits, this is Xanadu and Shangri La rolled into one. Only one pool stays open in the winter. There is a topless sunbathing area on top of the tower where the ladies can let it all hang out and the guys can pretend not to stare. It is secluded and costs extra (lots more extra for guys), though, so we'll just keep working on our X-ray vision.

Flamingo

Super-duper. It's among the best pool area in Las Vegas, and if not, it's close. It's a decadent, sprawling tropical complex with gorgeous landscaping, winding pools, lots of little water slides. The pools are open year-round, but only one is heated. In the summer, they have live gaming poolside. We don't mean slots. You could electrocute yourself. The GO pool is the "exclusive" one with powerfully obnoxious music and a cover charge for men.

Hard Rock Hotel

Top notch. A great place for picking up chicks or guys, which is what this place is all about. It looks like it came right out of MTV Spring Break. There are sand beaches along a meandering stream-like pool, and plenty of places to ogle the opposite sex. There is a bar area with swim-up blackjack. Just bring lots of sunblock in case you get on a roll with the opposite sex. We have body-image issues, so we'll be the guys in the T-shirts down to our knees.

Bellagio

Five pools with three whirlpools, and no kiddies around to splash you in the face. It's heaven for a lot of people. Some of the pools have fountains squirting out of them, for visual excitement. The very chi-chi can rent an overpriced poolside cabana and wile away the days in comfort and style. One note, don't mix up the big old fountain out front for the pool. Security doesn't think it's cute at all. The pools are heated and open year-round.

Wynn

One of the nicer pool areas in town, although meant more for hanging out than swimming. The main pool is a long pool with nice tile and a bridge overhead. It opens into a large, oval shaped pool. The cabanas are really expensive to rent, and have flat screen TVs. If Wynn is all it's cracked up to be, there should be plenty to see right by the pool, and you won't need to watch Jerry Springer while there. "European" bathing is available for woman who like to tan their European mammaries.

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3. Re: Good pool area in Vegas

MGM Grand might fit you best. The pool area is very large and includes a lazy river. The location is good too with access to the monorail.

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4. Re: Good pool area in Vegas

The only hotel with a large beach and wavepool in addition to a lazy river is Mandalay Bay.

I have read that a timeshare Tahiti Village has a large lazy river, but I haven't seen it or know anyone who has stayed there.

I can't help with 3rd parties as like most experienced Las Vegas visitors I don't use them.

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5. Re: Good pool area in Vegas

Thanks everyone for your replys sooooo helpful. We realize our son wont be able to drink or go clubing but as he is with his parents he wouldn't be interested in going. The price of the hotel doesn't matter as long as the pool area is nice and we will be going to Orlando after Vegas for another couple of weeks.What company is good to book with? Thanks again

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6. Re: Good pool area in Vegas

When you ask "which company is best?" are you asking about just booking a hotel or a package from the UK?

If it's a hotel then do as I said in my earlier post and book direct. If you want to know about packages then post a new question referring to packages from the UK in its title.

And I'd say the pool you're looking for is at either Mandalay Bay or MGM Grand.

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7. Re: Good pool area in Vegas

Thank you Blagger.... we have already booked our flights so its just the hotel to be booked.

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8. Re: Good pool area in Vegas

lauraemma: If you have already booked your flights then regardless of which hotel you choose you should book directly with the hotel. You can view the hotel promotions on a site like smartervegas.com and book them directly on the hotel's web site.

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9. Re: Good pool area in Vegas

Monte Carlo also has a lazy river.

I would also book directly with the hotel,,,,but Expedia may give you an option for rooms as well.

Edited: 04 November 2010, 20:42
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