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Hotels vs. Kids

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Hotels vs. Kids

I have recently read in a travel guide that some hotels do not allow children in them if you are not a guest of the hotel. I mean the whole hotel, not just the casino. It mentions the Bellagio but no other ones specifically. Does anyone know if this is true? What hotels does it applies to? Is it 24 hours a day or just past a certain time in the evening? Any help with this would be appreciated.

As a side note - I know 90% of the people reading this will either be posting or at least thinking that I should not take a child to Vegas. I get it, there is no need to tell me that. I agree with you most of the time. I have seen the crying kids pushed in strollers down the Strip ay midnight. However, I think that it depends on the child's travel experience, age and intentions of parents while in Vegas. My son is 8 and loves to travel. He can handle long days and walking 8-10 miles a day with no complaining. I have been to Vegas 7 times before so I have done many of the Vegas type things that are not appropriate for children to be a part of. I know that it seems like a sin but I do not really enjoy drinking and gambling that much. So why go to Vegas? I LOVE the completely fictional world that it creates. I love that you can go to the Eiffle Tower, take a gondola ride, see a volcano erupt and watch pirates battle at sea in the same afternoon. There is something wonderful about Vegas that you can't see anywhere else. And there are some really great shows. That is the part of Vegas that I am going to share with my son.

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1. Re: Hotels vs. Kids

No need to justify your reasons for taking kids to Las Vegas. Responsible parents can have a gret vacation in Las Vegas with kids in tow. I dont have kids, dont plan on having kids and dont particularly like being around kids but I do know there is plenty to do in the Las Vegas Valley with kids.

As far as your question, Ive only heard about Bellagio and I thought Wyn doesnt allow strollers? But to be honest I dont really pay attention to detalis when it comes to where kids can and cant be because it doesnt pertain to me.

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I have been the Bellagio and seen kids, especially in the Botanical Gardens. I don't see any reason why kids can't go in there, as long as they aren't in the casino. I agree with not bringing kids to Vegas but it sounds like you have the right idea with your son. There are many cool things to see in Vegas that kids would love! Enjoy.

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I think the ban applies to strollers & unaccompanied kids. I'm guessing your 8-year old doesn't sit in a stroller, and I'm guessing he won't be wandering about unaccompanied.

Have a good time!!

calleefoneeya
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Hotel v. Kids?

I'll take Hotel with the points...

J/K. Seriously, I know of no hotel that bans children, and certainly the ones with attractions of potential interest to your child won't ban them.

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5. Re: Hotels vs. Kids

You will have No problem taking your child into hotels, LV can be a great vacation for children if you do it right and remember its also a vacation for the child. .

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6. Re: Hotels vs. Kids

When Bellagio first opened no children were allowed in the building without an accompanying adut witha room key. Security would monitor this at all entry points. That no longer is the case and hasn't been for a number of years.

As long as you are not stopped (standing or sitting) in a gambling area, such as where the slots are, you will be jusat fine. Enjoy!

best,

the pokerfoodie

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7. Re: Hotels vs. Kids

The Bellagio no longer enforces that rule and it hasn't for years-in spite of what its website may say.

Wynn may(or may not) still enforce the "no stroller" rule, but at 8 years of age, it wouldn't apply to your son anyway.

Have a great trip!

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Ah well...it took 8 post before someone got their anti kids post in....*sigh* *yawn*

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I agree with the ban on strollers. Although my son will not be in one, I am guessing there are some 8 year olds in strollers in Vegas. Thanks for your help everyone. I do plan on making this trip about my son. And like I sad, it is only a 2 (full) days getaway, not a week long vacation. Big difference I think. Does anyone have ideas on better hotels for kids? I would like Mandalay Bay but it is a little over my budget. Maybe the Venetian if I can still get a decent rate, Treasure Island or MGM? Thoughts?

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10. Re: Hotels vs. Kids

No need to defend your life, just as there is no need to indict TA members ("I know 90% of the people reading this will either be posting or at least thinking that I should not take a child to Vegas.").