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Best pool area and can you use facilities in other hotels?

Hi,

Heading to Vegas in the summer for 6 nights. I have been before and stayed at the Mirage which was great. We're considering going for something slightly cheaper this time as, realistically, we hardly spent any time in the room.

We plan to have some sunbathing time so are wanting somewhere with a decent pool area (i.e somewhere that doesn't get too shaded by buildings etc). Does anyone have any suggestions?

Is it possible to use pool areas at other hotels even if you're not staying there or not?

Also, just out of interest - do any Las Vegas hotels have tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms?!

Thanks

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1. Re: Best pool area and can you use facilities in other hotels?

If you're looking for a slightly cheaper hotel than Mirage with a good pool area then MGM Grand would be my suggestion. Tropicana and Flamingo would come a further step down the ladder.

Generally speaking you need to be a hotel guest to use its pool. The exceptions are adult/party pools which are very often open to all though a cover charge will virtually always apply. Last year guests at other CET hotels could use the pools at Caesars but I've no idea whether or not this will apply in 2012. Best advice if a pool is important is to stay at a place that has one.

Casino hotels invariably don't provide coffee makers in rooms. Non casino properties very often will.

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2. Re: Best pool area and can you use facilities in other hotels?

Mandalay Bay and MGM both have great pool areas. Flamingo does as well if that's more in your price range- I haven't stayed there, but have read that it gets more shade than MB or MGM.

Anyone can use the Caesar's pools but men may be charged for entrance, depending on the day that you're there.

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3. Re: Best pool area and can you use facilities in other hotels?

As a general rule, no you can't use the pool areas at other hotel, though many of the crappy pools aren't guarded and you can sneak in. CET - which owns many of the hotels on the strip - sometimes has a deal where if you stay at one of their hotels you can use any of them. Don't know yet if they will offer that in 2012.

At the low end, Excalibur has a fairly nice pool area. Up a step are Tropicana and Flamingo, both with great pool area's for less money than Mirage. MGM also has a great pool area and can be cheap if you happen to hit a good deal.

Many hotels in Vegas have tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Most are hotels without casinos/great pool so you probably aren't interested. There are a few rooms in the casino resorts with coffee makers, but it's usually easiest just to buy a cheap one if that's important to you.

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4. Re: Best pool area and can you use facilities in other hotels?

In addition to those mentioned by Blagger, you might consider Monte Carlo as an economy option.

Yes some hotels do have coffee makers, even some economy ones, but they are in the minority. If you narrow down choices, and this matters to you, feel free to ask about specific hotels.

Rotherham, South...
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5. Re: Best pool area and can you use facilities in other hotels?

Coffee machine not a priority - was just asking out of interest really!

Thanks for the info on the hotel pools etc - I'll get looking more closely as some of those options.

Thanks again - much appreciated.

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AT2007 have you had a look on smarter Vegas for good deals on hotels...look at the unlisted deals

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7. Re: Best pool area and can you use facilities in other hotels?

Palms. Slip the pool attendant a $20 and get into any pool.

Edited: 27 February 2012, 14:45
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8. Re: Best pool area and can you use facilities in other hotels?

Loved the pool at the Flamingo. Just be sure to get a GO room, and you should be fine there.

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9. Re: Best pool area and can you use facilities in other hotels?

my understanding of the pool policy at CZR properties is that any guest staying at any CZR property can use the pool at any other CZR property. (no special deal required.) you may need to show one or more of the following: a room key card, an ID, a hotel room "guest card" with valid (current) dates printed on it and a total rewards card.

i was told this while staying at caesars on more than one occasion. and i have indeed visited the flamingo pool, while staying at caesars. (they asked for my "guest card" and my key card.)

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10. Re: Best pool area and can you use facilities in other hotels?

The entire city of Las Vegas is corrupt and on the take and you can anything you want if you are willing to grease palms.