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5 star hotel query

We've stayed a number of hotels in Vegas; Bally's, The Aladdin (before it became Planet Hollywood), Paris, Bally's again, and then The Palazzo through Hotwire, and then Wynn again through Hotwire.

I'm going to be using Hotwire again to book for May. I know that by choosing a North strip 5 star hotel we will get Wynn, Encore, Palazzo or Venetian - all of which are fine. Also if I take the North strip which doesn't have a casino listed in the amenity set then we will get Trump.

I'm wondering if we should give a South strip 5 star a try this time, the prices I'm getting so far are much lower than the North strip 5 stars (apart from the one that will be Trump). We will get either Aria, Bellagio, Vdara, The Cosmopolitan or The Four Seasons.

So I'm wondering why it seems to cost so much less to get a South strip 5 star than a North strip 5 star?

Are they generally not as good?

Are there any that are not that great?

What would the general concensus be, north or south 5 star?

Many Thanks

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1. Re: 5 star hotel query

" We will get either Aria, Bellagio, Vdara, The Cosmopolitan or The Four Seasons."

The only Hotel IMO that would be considered South strip is the 4 Seasons and they occupy the top floors of Mandalay.

All other Hotels you mention are either mid strip to slight north stip with Encore/Wynn being more on the north side of mid strip.

Why are the North strip hotels more expensive?

Because the better tpp end hotels are all located mid strip and slight north strip.

By the way you left Caesars out of the picture.

Why not try to book the Mirage, one of the better mid range mid strip hotels.

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Do you use betterbidding.com? That is the site that will offer the most help with HW. i am not sure why south strip would be less but you are correct that the hotels you listed are considered south strip (except maybe Bellagio)

I have not looked there in awhile but it seems like Vdara was coming up with the most regularity awhile back. You might already know this, but you can check hotel lists and also see what everybody has been getting on betterbidding.

North Strip is easy to id - not so much south so maybe that is why it is cheaper - more of a chance for mistakes.

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3. Re: 5 star hotel query

Four Seasons is certainly a 5 star hotel, but they don't participate in Hotwire. Neither do the 2 other concensus 5 star Las Vegas hotels, Mandarin Oriental and Skylofts.

But Hotwire assigns their own star ratings, possibly not unbiased considering they are in the business of selling rooms.

My guess would be that South Strip you would recieve Mandalay Bay or maybe even THEhotel. Unless Hotwire considers MGM a 5 star hotel. I don't but I'm not in the business of selling rooms.

From what I've read, you are correct about the north strip properties. And the rate would be higher for these properties than for Mandalay Bay.

I would guess that Dice is right and the City Center properties would be considered mid-strip. But Hotwire gets to set their own standards and rules, and it is possible they include these properties south strip.

Which is why I would never use Hotwire. Good Luck.

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Ktinca, you may wish to check out BetterBidding, as much of your information is wrong.

The Four Seasons is available on Hotwire under South Strip 5*. Mandalay Bay is listed as a 4*, and TheHotel 4.5*. The City Center properties are listed as South. MGM is listed as a 4*, with the Signature 4.5*.

europe-chick, I would stick to the North Strip if short on time or not wanting to move. If you do have time, you could always split your trip between the two? ;-)

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5. Re: 5 star hotel query

I don't think that HW has a mid-strip location and it looks like Bellagio is under the south strip. Hotwire is actually a great option for 5 star properties in Vegas. Let us know what you find out- again, betterbidding is a great resource for all things HW- their mods will even help you figure out which property it is.

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6. Re: 5 star hotel query

My apologies. I was not aware of Four Seasons participation, and have never heard of anyone getting one of their rooms from Hotwire or Priceline. That should make the OP's decision very easy. especially if they are cheaper than the other options.

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7. Re: 5 star hotel query

I definately would choose Aria, we have been staying there since it opened and absolutely love everything about it. We sometimes split with Wynn/Encore our other favorite.

Over the many years we have been to Vegas we have stayed at MGM, Bellagio, TI, Mirage, Paris, Luxor and our very first trip many moons ago was at the Flamingo.

If you liked the Wynn, i am sure you will love Aria.

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The 5 star choices south strip on HotWire are Skylofts, Mandarin Oriental, Aria, Cosmo and Vdara.

The 4 1/2 stars south strip choices on Hot Wire are The Hotel, Signature suites at MGM, Caesars, Palms Place and RedRocks.

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9. Re: 5 star hotel query

I have a feeling that Trump comes up as one of the 5 star places on north strip, so if you don't want to stay there, be a little cautious.

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10. Re: 5 star hotel query

It is really easy to id Trump because it will not have "casino" listed. It looks like the OP is looking to book PH now so this may all be mute :-)