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Hotel Choice - Vegas 1st Timers

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Liverpool
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Hotel Choice - Vegas 1st Timers

Hi

I asked a question last week comparing the MGM Grand v The Signature for our first time stay in Vegas next month. We were advised to try and get the whole vegas experience by staying in a resort/casino and the room that was on offer in the MGM was rubbish - so we've selected a few more choices. Any opinions would be great, were's staying for 5 nights from 18th May - 23rd May 2013, me and my wife to celebrate my 30th, all the costs are without resort fees - initially our budget was $800 but thats not going to work:

Venetian $1358

Paris - Luxury Room $947

Planet Hollywood - Hollywood Hip Room $810

Fountain View Room - $1062

MGM Grand - Petite King $858

Mirage Double Room $840

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1. Re: Hotel Choice - Vegas 1st Timers

As indicated by the rates Venetian is vastly superior to Planet Hollywood. Is there a reason for these two choices and eliminating others? While I would not consider staying in the TINY room at MGM, I would certainly stay in one of their regular rooms. Why did you not consider a regular room at MGM?

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2. Re: Hotel Choice - Vegas 1st Timers

The next room available in the MGM is an Exec King Suite which compares in price to the Venetian and we would rather stay in the Venetian than the MGM.

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I'm not sure what happened in your previous post and how you came to the conclusion that your MGM offer was for a "rubbish room." But you are considering a petite king which is the smallest room they offer and often gets mixed reviews for its trendy styling and design.

At which casino is the "fountain view room?"

If your budget was $800 I would go with the standard room at the Mirage. Good location and it will be comfortable. Yea, the room at the Venetian would be larger and more luxurious, but it is almost $600 more than you wanted to spend.

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If you can swing the Fountain View Room - $1062 that would be nice and the location is perfect.

Another room you might want to look at is the Tower Deluxe room at Mirage.

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MGM is does have some older and smaller rooms but they also have a huge choice of rooms, you sure that the Exec Suite is the nest room up from what you were booking or am I missing something?

What is that YOU guys are looking for in a room besides an inexpensive price?

Liverpool
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5. Re: Hotel Choice - Vegas 1st Timers

Hi Michael

The fountain view room is in Planet Hollywood.

As mentioned above the petite king room is the only room they have available within our range as te next one is an Exec suite which then compares in price to the Venetian. We were advised in the previous thread that the petite king room is tiny and not really suitable for 2 people, only a shower not a tub, limited space for clothes etc plus although MGM is on the strip it is not centre strip.

Realistically it's probably between Paris (Luxury Room), Planet Hollywood (Hollywoid Hip), MGM (Peite King) and Mirage (Double Room).

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Hi DiceMan

I think all the other rooms in The MGM are sold out for our dates!

Our criteria is a good location to explore, a clean room with as much space as possible, a nice pool to chill out by during the day but if possible on the lively side as well - we just want a vegas experience

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7. Re: Hotel Choice - Vegas 1st Timers

The hotel that would match most of your expectations would be the Mirage. Great location close to center strip and the pool is nice, too. Paris and PH are center strip, but the pools aren't that great. MGM has a great pool setup but it's at the southern end of the strip.

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8. Re: Hotel Choice - Vegas 1st Timers

I have stayed in four of the hotels listed. The Venetian is, by far, the best of those. Next, in order, I would choose Mirage, PH and Paris. If you can afford the Venetian, go for it. The others don't come close.

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9. Re: Hotel Choice - Vegas 1st Timers

Where are you looking for rates that only has the Petite King room left for MGM? Is this directly with MGM or a 3rd party, and are you using a discount code? What are your exact dates? Unless you are looking at next week or a Holiday weekend I find this a little hard to believe.

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10. Re: Hotel Choice - Vegas 1st Timers

I would suggest Aria, but I did a quick search on Smartervegas.com and it appears that Aria is sold out for that date. In fact many hotels are sold out that week. There are 2 large conventions that week that could be causing the higher rates and lack of availability.

Paris has a great location and the rooms are comfortable plus the bathrooms have separate shower and tub, but the pool is nothing special.