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las vegas

hi we're planning our 1st visit to vegas for May 2012 can anyone advise the best central strip hotels, ive looked at the luxor, new york new york, mirage but their all getting both good and negative reviews so cant decide which hotel any advise would be appreciated xx

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1. Re: las vegas

All hotels will get good and bad reviews.

Luxor and NYNY are not central Strip.

Central hotels include Planet Hollywood, Paris, Bally's, Bill's, Flamingo, Imperial Palace, Mirage, Caesars Palace and Bellagio.

You have plenty of time to decide. Enjoy your first visit!

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2. Re: las vegas

Try using a title that's relevant to what you're actually asking about. That way those best qualified to help are more likely to notice, take a look and offer help and advice. Every post on this forum concerns Las Vegas!

Tell us your budget per night in order to help people guide you better. A little about you guys would help too. Mirage can't be compared to Luxor or NYNY in terms of quality so knowing just what you're looking for will be a start. Midweek or weekend?

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3. Re: las vegas

When you consider that thousands of people stay at these hotels every month, of course every hotel is going to have good and bad reviews.

The key to choosing a hotel is to decide what qualities or amenities are important to you. So far, you've mentioned a central location. Mirage is more central than NY/NY or Luxor, and in my opinion a nicer property as well. Of course, it will usually cost a bit more also.

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4. Re: las vegas

You will never find a hotel in Vegas that doesn't get bad reviews.

What is your budget, and what sort of things are important to you about the room and the property at which you are staying? (Pool? On site restaurant choices?, Spacious rooms? Noise?)

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5. Re: las vegas

Mirage hands down out of the hotels you listed; great pool and centrally located for your 1st visit to LAS. Enjoy planning your trip.

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its being beaten to death. you need to give specifics. look at a vegas map- find the central strip casinos. bellagio is a good way to make center point. as said the rates are all over- and a wed rate will be triple on a fri/sat. specific casinos try to appeal to certain classes. pool, casinos, bars, night clubs, restaurants. meals can be 25 bucks or $250. ask specific questions and ask them one at a time- space them out, and look to see what posts for your topic has already been done. trust me your questions have been asked hundreds of times

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7. Re: las vegas

On trip advisor you search for Las Vegas and then Hotels. They rank them based on the reviews. There are over 300 hotels. Best to start there and read a bunch of reviews and then ask any remaining questions on the forums.

I'd go MGM Grand before I went Luxor or NYNY. Far better pool there.

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I dont agree dgw9. those TA rankings are bogus.

think about it. someone wanting a 2 star hotel is much more likely to be happy than someone staying in a 5 star (and paying 4x as much) hotel. thus who will get the good review and who the bad? same goes for restaurants. I think in-n-out burger is #9? really? of the hundreds of places a fast food is the 9th best place to eat?

stick to posting questions- specifics here and let people answer

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9. Re: las vegas

And take the reviews with a grain of salt. Be sure to actually read them, not just look at 57 "poor" and assume they were legitimate. I have ready so many "bad" reviews when the person is actually angry that they didn't get a free upgrade or it rained while they were there. If you find hotels with consistent, legitimate bad reviews then they may actually hold water. And this is true of any destination.

And remember, then unhappy people are far more likely to write a review than the ones where there stay was pleasant and they got what they paid for.

And on the flip side, someone that got a suite upgrade for free or won $5k on a slot machine is probably going to be posting glowing reviews.

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10. Re: las vegas

You will find that the hotels in Las Vegas are a "different class" from the ones you find in Scotland!

Choose one that suits your taste and I generally only look at reviews by fellow uk TAers as they have the same comparisons.