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Bally's vs Tropicana

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Bally's vs Tropicana

This is our first trip to Las Vegas. We are in our 50's and not big gamblers.I found outstanding price at Bally's with air from Allegiant Air for a week which is cheaper than anything Travelocity can do with American Airlines and room. Tropicana is only $150 more. Any advice on best place to stay.

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1. Re: Bally's vs Tropicana

Bally's is more central while in my opinion the Trop offers superior service.

It's an either or for me.

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Bally's has a better location being centre strip. Only downside is the rooms are a little dated(but clean). Trop has been completely renovated and has a nicer pool area so I would give it one star over Bally's for that reason. You really can't go wrong with either choice so why not save a few bucks and go with Bally's.

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3. Re: Bally's vs Tropicana

Neither. See if for a little more $ you have other options.

How do you know the price is outstanding if you've never been and do not have a basis for comparison?

Edited: 28 November 2012, 14:50
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I am open for suggestions for any hotel on strip for between $550 and $700 a week May 17 to May 24. That I consider outstanding.

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I'd go with Ballys. I like that property for a place to stay since it is right in the center of the strip. Also, the hotel itself is fairly quiet, so you don't have to be worried about noise waking you up. (not saying that you would have to worry about this at Trop) The Ballys casino is also fairly small compared to the other large resorts, so if you are not big gamblers, this may be worth your consideration. Another thing I like about Ballys is that it is connected via indoor walkway, to Paris.

What tower would you be in at Ballys? The north tower rooms are a bit newer then the south tower, but the south tower has some good views.

It also depends on what the purpose of your trip is. If you are going to Vegas to see the sights, I'd suggest Ballys. If you are going to relax and enjoy the property you are staying at, Choose Trop.

Edited: 28 November 2012, 15:22
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LOSVU..Really, you now have a problem with outstanding,.why would you make an issue over the reference to"outstanding" ?Golyyy!

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The Trop is just about all new, the Trop is the superior Hotel but, Ballys has the better location. Ballys rooms are older showing wear and tear, there pool is nothing to brag about, Ballys restaurants are IMO better then the Trops.

Are you renting a car?

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8. Re: Bally's vs Tropicana

Tropicana has a $20 per day mandatory resort fee so make sure you add that to your comparisons.

I'd save a few bucks and go with Bally's for a first trip. Also, it is in a better area for exploration. You can easily explore attractions at Paris, Planet Hollywood, City Center, Cosmopolitan, Bellagio Caesars, Bill's and Flamingo. Of course you can go farther afield in either direction if you want.

Tropicana is a nice property but it is small and your zone of easy enjoyment is more limited IMHO. Yes, you can easily access MGM, Excalibur, NYNY, Luxor and even Mandalay Bay (with the tram). But venturing north will be more difficult and time consuming.

In any event, you may want to rent a car if staying for a week so you can get off the strip a bit.

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9. Re: Bally's vs Tropicana

Ballys for the location.

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10. Re: Bally's vs Tropicana

Another Vote for Bally's..............Great Location and more than acceptable rooms! Save the $$$............Enjoy!