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Best Hotel to Stay at with 5 yr. old Grandson

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Best Hotel to Stay at with 5 yr. old Grandson

We are thinking of taking our grandson to Las Vegas for a few days. He loves to play arcade games (think Circus Circus Reno) and also go on rides...the wilder the better. What would be a good hotel to stay at with him? I'm looking at the Excalibur. Are there any that are better? I have heard that Circus Circus is feeling old and dated. Price range is under $100 a night but I can find some good deals on-line so even higher end hotels might be workable. Thanks for any ideas.

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1. Re: Best Hotel to Stay at with 5 yr. old Grandson

Are you taking him to Vegas for his pleasure or yours?

If he likes rides and arcade games, may be better to think about an amusement park such as Disney, no offense or anything but I can't imagine liking Vegas at 5 years old. There are a FEW rides but I don't even know if he'd meet the height requirements or not.

However, if you insist on Vegas, check out Mandalay Bay, they have an excellent pool that kids love and lots of restaurants and stores, also down on the south end of the strip, away from a lot of the overwhelming action.

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Home .... There r much better choicies for a fiveyear old than SIN CITY.....

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My youngest is 5 and loves Vegas. With your budget, try Mandalay Bay or MGM.

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really somewhere like disneyland will be much more fun and appropriate for a small child there is just not that much to do for them here.

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He will love the tea cups and Small World

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For a 5 year Orleans is just right. He'll absolutely love Kids Tyme:

www.orleanscasino.com/things-to-do/kids-tyme

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Can he read yet? You don't want him to repeat "what I did on my summer vaca" in school, by saying........Hot Chicks to your room!

An amusement park would be a much better idea. He will be old enough to do Vegas soon enough. Think of him first, and do a vaca to Vegas for you, without him please.

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I was just in Vegas with my 6 and 9 yo. What my 6 yo liked best were the chuck-e-cheese style games at the Excalibur (you know, the kind you put a quarter, play it, get tickets and exchange them for junk). The MGM also has a game room, but it's much smaller. The Excalibur also has video games (but that's for older kids) and fair-like games (the ones to win stuffed animals). If you want to introduce your grandson to gambling, this is a great place :-)

Now, the Excalibur is connected to the Luxor, NYNY (and through it to the MGM), Mandalay Bay and Tropicana. Given that, I'd recommend that you NOT stay at the Excalibur and stay at one of these other hotels instead. The Luxor is the cheapest choice if your grandson is into Egyptology, the pools are lame but OK for a kid that age (make sure to bring a floaty), the Mandalay Bay & MGM have better pools. I didn't go to the Mandalay Bay, but the MGM has a more adult feel to it than the Luxor.

It's sad to say but when I asked my 6 yo what she liked best about Vegas, her answer was " going to a buffet" .

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9. Re: Best Hotel to Stay at with 5 yr. old Grandson

If it has to be on the strip, I would say NYNY, Excal, or MandyBay. If you're ok with offstrip I also think the Orleans is great!

We don't have children, so this is not from personal experience, just from what I have seen in these properties that kids could do for fun! :)

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10. Re: Best Hotel to Stay at with 5 yr. old Grandson

Disney on Ice was playing at the Orleans one time when we were there. It was covered up with kids and locals. Looked like fun.