I try and help others with their choice of hotel. But it seems that some locations on the Strip are considered good while others are considered bad. My problem is that I don't know which hotels fall in each category. So I'm asking for help. I'd like a definitive explanation of exactly where the line is between a Good Location and a Bad Location.
So if you will, please take a walk with me on Las Vegas Blvd. Please make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a bottle of water, because according to some we will be covering quite a distance. In fact if you are older (which means older than me) you might want to consider bringing some oxygen just in case. Or maybe if you are still spry you can bring along one of the comely nurses from Heart Attack Griil. After all this is Vegas.
While I am not sure if this is geographically true, most people consider the intersection of Flamingo Rd and Las Vegas Blvd to be the center of the Strip. So this is where we will start. At this intersection we have Bellagio & Caesars on the West side and Ballys and the boarded up construction zone that used to be Bills on the East. Because this is the center and Prime area, we will consider them Good Locations.
The hotel next to Caesars to the north is Mirage, and the one next to Bellagio on the south is the City Center area with Aria and Cosmo. These are right next to the center, so I assume these are still good locations.
Next comes TI to the north and Monte Carlo to the south. Does anyone need to stop and rest yet? Be honest now---how many took the free tram from Mirage to TI? We are now 2 properties away from the center hotels. Is this still a Good Location?
To the north of TI is Fashion Show Mall, so we will cross the street to Palazzo. 1st off, does anyone think the location of Palazzo is worse than that of Venetian? North of Palazzo is Wynn and south of Monte Carlo is NYNY. How we doing? Did we cross the line yet? Is the line between Palazzo and Wynn or MC and NYNY? Are we now in a bad location?
On the north you've reached a big space, one that was previously filled with hotels and hopefully will be again one day. So we will stop our walk north here.
You may have noticed on this entire walk there wasn't a single bench to stop and rest. And not one first aid station. There also weren't any rivers to cross and not once did you lose sight of civilization. Despite the Bad Location. And pretty much each hotel in all locations are right nest to another.
I know there are some here who believe that every man, woman and child should stay in a hotel with a Good Location. So in order to give the best possible hotel recommendations, I need to know where the line is. Which hotels have good locations, which have worst locations, and of course which have locations so bad that nobody should ever consider them.
Get some rest now. I know that was grueling. And thanks for your help.Edited: 23 May 2013, 20:13