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Help w/ hotel decision...Palazzo vs. Golden Nugget

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Help w/ hotel decision...Palazzo vs. Golden Nugget

Going to Vegas this weekend and have reservations at both hotels, a Palazzo concierge room and a Golden Nugget Rush tower jr. suite room.

I have a good rate for both, although the Rush tower room is still about $100 per night less. Have also stayed at both, and know what to expect...

I do like the concierge level at Palazzo. Its almost worth $100 per night for me just to have the easy coffee access in the morning and the lounge is really lovely, enjoy evening cocktails there and the private check in.

But I also love GN and enjoy downtown. I like gambling there much better than the strip (much cheaper!)...

What I'd really love is a spa tower room at the GN...has anyone ever upgraded when they arrived at the Golden Nugget? Just too much $$ this time though. The big strip places will often upgrade you (for a lower price than booking in advance)

Thanks to anyone for helping me make up my mind!

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1. Re: Help w/ hotel decision...Palazzo vs. Golden Nugget

No replies :( ! boo hoo. Well, guess i'm sticking w/ Palazzo, not that anyone cares, lol!

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2. Re: Help w/ hotel decision...Palazzo vs. Golden Nugget

You know what I'd say - split your stay!

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3. Re: Help w/ hotel decision...Palazzo vs. Golden Nugget

yea, ww, but its just 2 nights, if it were more I definitely would. And thanks for replying, you are the best :)!

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4. Re: Help w/ hotel decision...Palazzo vs. Golden Nugget

LOL, do what I'm doing next week. Staying 3 nights at the Palazzo and 3 nights at the Nugget. I love the strip and I love downtown and I love both resorts. I do prefer the casino floor and restaurants much better at the V/P so that would be my choice if I couldn't do both.

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5. Re: Help w/ hotel decision...Palazzo vs. Golden Nugget

blossom, they are both so radically different what do you envision for your weekend? then go with that...

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6. Re: Help w/ hotel decision...Palazzo vs. Golden Nugget

It's about the location not the hotel. Figure that out and you'll have your answer, will feel empowered and can stop whining.

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7. Re: Help w/ hotel decision...Palazzo vs. Golden Nugget

From your post it sounds like you prefer downtown.

My own taste would be downtown

Orange County...
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8. Re: Help w/ hotel decision...Palazzo vs. Golden Nugget

apologies for my whining nightdrive. As my son would say, " first world problems"...so true...would that this were anyones only problem!

Palazzo has my favorite strip location, and downtown...downtown is just fun...

goldengreeke, you've got the right idea!

And oban, I like downtown better in many ways, especially for gambling. But the strips got the better restaurants...

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9. Re: Help w/ hotel decision...Palazzo vs. Golden Nugget

I would pick Palazzo in a heartbeat, but I prefer the Strip. If I want cheap gambling, there's Casino Royale....

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10. Re: Help w/ hotel decision...Palazzo vs. Golden Nugget

I enjoy GN, but Palazzo is truly a better all around experience.