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Hotel Help

I am so confused. My hubby and I (early 60s) will be in Vegas in late September. I was there once 35 years ago and hubby has been once 10 years ago. We are planning on leaving town for the weekend and going to Grand Canyon so the Vegas portion will involve two hotels.

I have the Tropicana booked for both stays but have been rethinking my plan and think we should stay closer to the middle of the strip for the first portion (4 nights). I keep reading and reading and just can't decide on a hotel.

So my question is what would you suggest for a couple of young 60 somethings who like: slots and video poker, basic restaurants, shopping, don't mind walking, won't spend much time at pool.

I think I may just take your ratings and book something based on them.

Thanks!!!

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1. Re: Hotel Help

Bill's might be what you want, being that you were going to stay at the Tropicana. You might have to walk a bit for the shopping part. But that economical and pretty much center strip Plus you get Big Elvis for free and Ellis Island is right around the corner. That would be my pick for you.

Dayton OH
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I guess I should have said that I am willing to pay more for a better place for the 4 nights compared to what I am paying at Tropicana. I don't mind paying the price for Aria, Ceasars, etc.

Thanks!!!

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Get a Bellagio lakeview and you will be good for the next 35 years. Walkways and trams to speed your walk to every place else and center strip. Next door to Crystals and the whole City Center thing.

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In that case, i would suggest something like the Bellagio or the Venetian. And good decision on doing the Grand Canyon during the weekend because that's when the room rates double in Vegas. Look at smartervegas dot com for promos and deals on your hotel.

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If you are going to stay on the South end (Tropicana) for the end, why not stay a little north for the 1st part? Mirage is a nice mid-priced choice with a great location for exploring the hotels to the north (TI, Wynn & Venetain) and those in the center (Caesars, Bellagio and City Center). And Mirage is MUCH nicer than the economy options in the center of the Strip.

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stay at Harrahs if you want a quality budget option, stay at Aria if you want a step up in one of the modern, newer hotel/casino's. have fun!

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Mirage is a wonderful resort with everything nearby.

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Do you like cigarette smoke? The newer the casino & resort, the better the ventilation. Also, do you like old world or super modern green construction of glass & concrete? What kind of music do you like, shows?

We try to plan each trip around what shows we are going to. It's nice after late night show to just go back up to room. Mirage has LOVE, so we may stay there. Palazzo has great service, best we've seen, and had fun & won big jackpot in their casino last time.

In Vegas, it's all about NEW. If staying for resort only, go with the newer resort. Maybe not the very newest though as sometimes customer service and employees not yet trained. Wynn, Aria or Encore for modern & shiny new, Mirage for nice budget, Bellagio for fountain view room, or Palazzo for great customer service & convenience. Mandalay has Lion King. Venetian has Phantom, and Bellagio has "O".

If you like nightlife & dancing, pick resort with what might have your favorite nightclub. Dancing late at night, again, it's nice to be able to go up to room, not out into the cab stand line.

If doing a split stay, Grand Canyon weekend, then try 2 resorts, say Mirage 1st, then Bellagio perhaps.

Edited: 29 June 2011, 05:02
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So, what exactly is your budget? And what are your dates? Time of year, and days of the week will have an impact on what price you will pay for a room. The Trop is good b/c it has all brand new stuff,,,,everything. The other part of your stay could be cool, if you have some extra scratch to spend. Maybe try Cosmo, Aria, Venetian/Palazzo, Wynn, Bellagio.

You might look at smartervegas.com from some promo rates. Enjoy your vaca

Edited: 29 June 2011, 06:19
Dayton OH
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Thanks for the replies so far. We are going the last week in September and unfortunately there is a large convention there that week but the rates still are not out of sight. I think about the only thing so far that I won't pay for are Bellagion, Mandarian Oriental, maybe Wynn and up. We are only coming back to Vegas for two nights after weekend in Grand Canyon so I think maybe keeping our room at Tropicana is a good idea since our plan leaves at 6 am.

I thought Cosmo but backed off because thought maybe the crowd was too young for us but maybe I should rethink that one.

Thanks for the help. This is new for us as we usually just go to casinos around our area and other places we are visiting.

Thanks!!!