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Imperial Palace

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Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace has reasonable rates, and is in the center of Strip. Good location, balconies, good price, but... has bad reviews here and on Yahoo.

Is this really the only hotel with balconies? IF so, I'd like to take photos of the Strip. Where do they face? Ifcourse I could get a room facing the other side. How is the buffet there, if there is one, and is there a pool?

I am considering these as well:

Bally’s

Harrah's

Riviera

Treasure Island

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1. Re: Imperial Palace

SOme people say the rooms are ok, it's a place to sleep. I consider IP seedy and I would never stay there. Out of your choices, either Bally's (great location) or TI. Most rooms in LV don't have balconies. You can take pics of the strip anywhere, so don't think that will be an issue.

Temperance, Michigan
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2. Re: Imperial Palace

We always stay at Harrah's and in the Mardi Gras tower there are rooms that overlook the pool that have balconies. There just small ones, enough to step outside for some air. They face the Carnival Court and can get loud with the music playing, but we stay furher down, as the music isn't quite as bad.

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3. Re: Imperial Palace

If you want to take pics of strip from a height, there are several over road bridges. Or higher again, the Eiffel tower. I wouldn't get too bogged down looking for a hotel with balconies if taking pics are your main reason for wanting a balcony.

I've not stayed in any hotels you mentioned so can't comment!

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4. Re: Imperial Palace

Cosmo has balconies but much pricier than IP.

But yeah take pics from effiel tower or the strat and enjoy being touristy at the same time.

London, Canada
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5. Re: Imperial Palace

IP is fine, and yes has balconies (small), can maybe have 2 people stand outside at same time, no more that that, lol. As for pictures, chances are you won't get a view of the strip anyways... we always get rooms facing a wall or other rooms, lol. You will get great shots of the strip at other various locations, dont worry. For price and location, IP is fine!

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6. Re: Imperial Palace

I stayed at the IP a few years ago, & it really wan't all that bad.... No frills just a regular room, it was very clean, but my husband hated it. I've also stayed at Ballys two times & I'm going back for my 3rd in June, South Tower rooms give you the best view but they are old & dated, North Tower rooms are nicer with newer furinture. I could care less about the room just as long as it's clean and the bed is comfy.

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7. Re: Imperial Palace

I wouldn't stay there. And I definitely wouldn't stay at the Riviera, either.

The Cosmopolitan has balconies but it's in a TOTALLY different class than the IP.

I'd stay (in this order)

Treasure Island

Harrah's

Bally's

(out of your list).

If taking photos is important, snap some shots from the Eiffel Tower, top of the Stratosphere, or top of MIX Lounge at Mandalay Bay.

I believe IP but I'd stay away from it, and the hotel does have a pool but there is nothing exciting about it.

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8. Re: Imperial Palace

If it is a picture of the strip you're looking for.go to the top of any casino garage on the strip (if they still allow it) or the bridges overlooking Las Vegas Blvd. at intersection of Flamingo and Tropicana Rd.

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9. Re: Imperial Palace

My dad and stepmom often stay at IP - it's a very basic, no frills room but they find it to be clean and comfortable enough to suit their needs (i.e. somewhere to sleep and shower). The pool is basic compared with some of the pool extravagant pool scenes in Vegas, but is basically what you'd find at a standard hotel/motel and is generally not very crowded.

I agree with the poster who recommended taking pictures from the pedestrian bridges over the strip that are at Tropicana and Flamingo - they offer some view nice photo ops.

Missouri
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10. Re: Imperial Palace

Here are a few photos I took a couple of trips ago from the balcony over Carnival Court at IP. Not a shabby view.

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Edited: 14 March 2011, 18:20