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Hotel options - Such a hard choice

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Hotel options - Such a hard choice

Want to visit LV for my 30th next September for a week and thinking of staying in two hotels. I dont want to pack and unpack too many times but why stay in only one hotel in LV?

I have a number of options, thinking one top rated hotel for three nights and a cheaper one for four (probably the weekend part of the trip).

I have read a few reviews and narrowed it down to a small(ish) list! I need help!!! My wife is 27 and we still like to have fun and a decent pool would be great. the shortlist is:

More expensive:







Mandalay Bay



Should i consider any others?

PLEASE HELP! All opions welcome!



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1. Re: Hotel options - Such a hard choice


My choice from your list would be Wynn then Mandalay Bay.

You could concider a couple of nights downtown for the weekend. Alot cheaper there and we like the free shows etc in the evening. The only hotel I would suggest there would be the Golden Nugget. Good pool centered around a shark tank with slide, very nice.


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I'd consider the Mandarin Oriental as well. It's a non-casino hotel, but in a great location, particularly for access to Cosmopolitan and Aria. For luxury and service it is amongst the top two or three in Vegas and there are often offers (we got 'Suite Temptations' where we stayed two nights and got the third night free (in a strip view suite) and also included breakfast. That sort of offer would also count for stay 3 nights and get the 4th free, so maybe you could do 4 nights in a top hotel rather than 'just' 3?).

Just from your list above, I'd choose Encore, although if location on the strip is more important, then look at Bellagio, Venetian and Ceasers.

Oh and do your cheaper option first - you want to finish with the good stuff :) !!!

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3. Re: Hotel options - Such a hard choice

Given those choices, I'd want to do a Friday through Tuesday at Mirage, then move downstrip to Bellagio for the balance of the week.

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Of course you don't give dates or budget which would help give you better responses.

The 1st rule of switching hotels is Never Move Down. If you do the 2nd hotel will seem a lot shabbier after leaving the 1t one. If that is what you have to do Mandalay Bay should be your 2nd hotel, becuase it is much superior to Mirage and PH and won't be as large a drop.

If you want a quieter hotel AND POOL I would choose Wynn to start, if you want a little more activity I would go with Caesars.

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My recommendation is to do what I have done on previous trips: Downtown or south strip in a budget-friendly hotel for the weekend or first part of the trip. Then move to a more luxurious hotel (Venetian, Wynn, Encore) on the north end of the strip for the last part of the trip.

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why stay in only one hotel in LV?


Why not? I would just stay in the Mirage the whole time, but that is just me. The more upscale properties that you listed would all be preferable to the Mirage, IMO, but if my budget wouldn't allow me to stay in any of those for the entire trip, then I would go with the Mirage. If you decide to split your trip, take the advice of going to the upscale property for the second half.

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I went with my sister for her 30th and we stayed at PH and loved the location--but hated the pool. We snuck into the one at the Mirage (and had a great time). So if a nice pool is important (which it is to me), then I would not stay at PH.

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8. Re: Hotel options - Such a hard choice

I'd choose either Wynn or Bellagio for the upscale and Mandalay Bay or Mirage for the other (would give MB the edge).

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I would definately recommend staying at the Mirage, the pool there is fantastic and it has a real variety of restaurants/shows. If I were you I'd consider going to the Cosmopolitan for the last period of your stay, the views are amazing and the hotel is built around luxury (but doesn't have great pools). The location of the Cosmo is great, really central to most of the hotspots. Heads up if you go to the Cosmo during the week theres a decent chance they'll offer you a room upgrade for a small fee.. take it!! Balcony facing the Bellagio is really cool!

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10. Re: Hotel options - Such a hard choice

I agree with MTLONDON. Mirage first then Cosmo.