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Vegas Honeymoon - Where to Stay?

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Vegas Honeymoon - Where to Stay?

Hi all,

My fiancé and I are heading to Vegas in October for a 'mini' honeymoon right after our wedding for 5 nights. A friend of mine recommended Vdara as she had a great experience there for her own honeymoon. We were also considering Mirage. I am just wondering if anyone has any opinions on where we should choose. I know Vdara has kitchenettes but no restaurants. We aren't big gamblers so not having the casino in the hotel doesn't bother us. Any opinions would be great! Thanks!

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Also I was wondering if $835 for Vdara or $780 for Mirage for flight and hotel from Calgary, AB are good deals? I found them on Expedia and they include 2 complimentary show tickets to some shows (KA, Zumanity, Believe). Thanks again!

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Have you been before? If not, of the two I would go with Mirage. Even if you aren't big gamblers the casino resort is all part of the experience. Plus you will have restaurants, etc handier than at Vdara.

Is that price each or total? If it's total for two, it's a good price. If it's each, I've seen worse and better. It all depends on your dates, what's happening in town, etc to do a true price comparison. Not sure when you are going in Oct, but WJ is having a seat sale to fly to Oct 3. There may be more sales before then. I picked up my seats for Oct 6-13 on the last sale.

One further consideration....if you're comfortable doing the leg work you can check flight prices and hotels separately. Try sites like smartervegas.com for hotel codes to save money and add to the cost of flights. Sometimes it works better and sometimes not.

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Vdara has restaurants. Not many though. And of course no casino. I agree with Cbub about staying at Mirage. (To me there's something just so un-Vegasy about having a kitchenette in your room )

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I was just there for the first timea couple weeks ago for my stagette and stayed at Mandalay Bay. Im addicted to Vegas now and was hoping to be in a more central location. My fiancé has never been so I think he might enjoy the casino experience at Mirage.

Those prices are per person. We are going Oct 9-14 (our wedding is Oct 6).

Are there any other hotels we should consider? We want to be fairly central, not too far from the strip and want to pay no more than $900 pp.

Thanks!

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I agree with CBub. Those are excellent prices for 2, probably about normal for 1. I am coming from Indiana and with prices now I can usually find budget hotels for $500 per person with flight or higher end hotels for $800+ per person with flight. I usually don't like the flights on Expedia, though, they are either horrible times or they include long layovers. You might be able to find better flights from the airlines for the same price. Then for your room you can check http://smartervegas.com/ for great hotel promo codes.

I would also recommend Mirage over Vdara just because the casino hotels are half the Vegas experience. Depending on your budget, you might also want to look into Bellagio, Wynn, Venetian, Cosmopolitan, Aria, or Mandalay Bay. They will give you the luxury that defines a honeymoon. Of course, for my honeymoon we just stayed at Excalibur. We love their widescreen rooms ad pool and you can't beat the price.

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Give Cosmopolitan a look. And since your fiance has never been I would also seriously consider Bellagio. In the heart of the Strip....and the heart of Las Vegas imo.

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Just saw your last reply. One quick question... I notice your dates are for a Tuesday-Sunday stay. You would save quite a bit of money by avoiding the weekend and staying Sunday-Friday instead. Is this possible? If not, here are some options.

It looks like a common rate for your flights is $450 per person, so $900 for both of you which leaves another $900 to spend on hotel and stay within your budget. Here are a sample of different hotel prices for your dates. www.tripadvisor.com/CheapFlights…

Hotels Oct 9-14

Mirage- $888 including resort fees and taxes

Tropicana- $758 incl fees and taxes (contact and book through Nicole Marshall to waive the resort fees)

Excalibur Widescreen- $520 incl fees and taxes

Flamingo GO- $506 incl taxes

Like I said before, you can probably save A LOT of money by not staying on a Friday or Saturday night and staying on the weeknights instead. Is that possible? You might even be able to afford the higher end hotels.

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I would recommend the Mirage, Wynn, Bellagio, Venetian, Palazzo, or Cosmopolitan for your honeymoon. All are great resorts with a lot of amenities, nice rooms, and good locations on the strip. Bellagio and Cosmopolitan probably have the best location (at least in terms of being center strip). I like Mandalay Bay, but the location is not so great when compared to the other properties.

I also agree that you might want to check smartervegas for good promo codes - that way you can book directly with a property and cancel/modify easily if you find a better deal or change dates later on (v. using expedia).

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Cbub is right!! Mirage, MGM Grand new room, or Mandalay Bay would be my recommendation.

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Thanks so much for all the tips! We may look at going Monday to Friday to try and get a cheaper rate, but we don't want to go Sunday to Thursday since we get married on the Saturday and don't want to feel rushed. I think we are leaning toward the Mirage or Bellagio. I visited the Cosmo when I was there a couple weeks ago and it was great, but it's a bit too pricey for us.

Another question - are the pools still open during this time in October? (8-14 ish, depending when we decide to book). We're coming from Canada so anything over 20 degrees Celsius would have us at the pool :)