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best part of strip?

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best part of strip?

my husband and I are going in a few months to LV and wondered which part of the strip is best to stay (ie., neat hotels, cleanliness, construction)?

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1. Re: best part of strip?

The entire strip is a mix of good and not so great. You have Wynn/Encore to the far north, Four Seasons/Mandalay to the far south, and some very nice places in between. You should choose by the hotel that offers the price and amenities you want. Don't worry about being "on the wrong side of the strip."

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North strip looks like a Mad Max movie.

Center strip is where many of the attractions are located and also has the highest density of properties.

South strip is a little less crowded.

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South is great with MGM/NYNY/Luxor/Mandalay Bay, Mid strip is also great with Bellagio/CP/Mirage, and Wynn in the north. I tend to either stay at MGM or NYNY which gives close access to all those mentioned or midstrip, but it really is a question of where I can get the best deal because you really can't go wrong.

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Location on the Strip doesn't matter, we stay at the hotel that will provide us the best value and experience for that trip. It's not like we can't get anywhere that we want to go.

But as far as overall quality of hotels nothing comes close to what most would consider the mid-north area. Encore/Wynn, Palazzo/Venetian, Mirage, and TI all within easy walking distance, in addition to the Fashion Show Mall. What makes this the best area is the fact that there are no economy properties here. That isn't true on any other part of the Strip.

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The part where you have your feet...

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Location is everything when considering where to stay. How much walking do you want to do? How many taxis' do you intend on using?

The Bellagio is the main attraction on the strip, with its fountains and conservatory. Any hotel near the Bellagio will give you a central location. Caesars, Cosmo, Aria, PH, Paris, Ballys, Flamingo are all near the Bellagio.

As far as construction, not much is going on right now. There is a new Walgreens going up next to Planet Hollywood. Most other construction is at a stand still.

There are really 3 areas on the strip, South, Central and North. All have good and not so good areas. You can find hotels in a variety of price ranges in all areas.

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The best part of the strip? Every inch of it!!

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Its the Strip....could it get any better...?

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I prefer the center where Harrahs, Mirage, are Caesars are. Lots of good restaurants, and Caesars has lots of shopping areas available. We've stayed down on the MGM end and felt a little isolated. Some people love that area best. We've stayed in Venetian. That part is nice, too. It's not hard to get to center strip from there. Where ever you can get the nicest hotel for the best price willl be fine. You can get anywhere on the strip pretty easily because of the monorail and various little trams between certain hotels. It's a little hard in the heat of the day, but the rest of the time, it's not too bad if you walk pretty well. It doesn't cost much to take a taxi from one end to the other. We like downtown, too. It's so easy to get from one hotel to the other down there. It's also not usually so crowded. The only bad thing for me about downtown is that you have to go to the strip for the big shows. Hope you have a great trip.

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10. Re: best part of strip?

I am assuming this is your first time staying in Vegas. Stay as close as possible to the intersection of Las Vegas Blvd (the Strip) and Flamingo Rd, and you should be OK for location.