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The first hotel you stayed at in Vegas

Toronto
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The first hotel you stayed at in Vegas

My first visit to Vegas I drove in from LA. We stayed at the Hacienda which at the time was out in the boonies. Not even sure it is still there.

For nostalgia it would be fun to see where others "started" out.

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DC/NOVA
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21. Re: The first hotel you stayed at in Vegas

Gabby at the IP. My have you come up in the world.

My first was Aladdin. I was in awe.

Spartanburg, South...
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22. Re: The first hotel you stayed at in Vegas

2009, The Vegas Club and Casino.....I thought I was in Vegas . I stayed downtown and never went Las Vegas Blvd. I have been back 7 more times including last week. ......The Vegas Club has gone way down......The hotel itself was closed and the Casino was sparsely populated.....sad......And i did make it to the "strip" my second trip.

Edited: 19 January 2013, 21:50
St. Louis, MO
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14 reviews
23. Re: The first hotel you stayed at in Vegas

Stratosphere. Despite the distance to other places, we really enjoyed our stay there. Walked one day all the way up to NYNY and back that night stopping at all of the casinos each way. That's back when Frontier, Stardust, Sahara and Westward Ho were still around, sot there were more places to stop along the way than there are now along the gauntlet.

Liverpool, UK
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36 reviews
24. Re: The first hotel you stayed at in Vegas

Mirage in the 1990s

London, Canada
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25. Re: The first hotel you stayed at in Vegas

In 2002, Hard Rock Hotel followed by Venetian (split stay trip). The contrast in locations and properties made for an interesting first experience!

Toronto
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26 reviews
26. Re: The first hotel you stayed at in Vegas

The Imperial Palace, I actually liked it, of course after many more trips staying at better properties, wouldn't go back there until they renovate.

Kearney, Nebraska
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2 reviews
27. Re: The first hotel you stayed at in Vegas

The Alladin, first day there filled a bucket with nickles on a vp machine and wasn't really sure how I did it. Talk about noob ah memories.

Boston...
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21 reviews
28. Re: The first hotel you stayed at in Vegas

My first trip was for a work conference and I stayed at Riviera. Been back over a dozen times and looking forward to another visit in 5 weeks.

ireland
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12 reviews
29. Re: The first hotel you stayed at in Vegas

The signature in 2008 for our honeymoon. If I was to do it again I'd stay in a more "vegasy" place.

Canada
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30. Re: The first hotel you stayed at in Vegas

MGM Grand...loved it then, still love it now! I actually stayed there for my first fourteen trips to Vegas (yes, I AM a creature of habit!) before moving on to different hotels so it will always have a special place in my heart!! :)