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first time to Vegas-where to stay?

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first time to Vegas-where to stay?

Thinking of a 3 night trip to Vegas in November. First time there. I would appreciate some opinions on where I should stay. I want to experience the Vegas style but really am not a gambler. Should I stay in a hotel that has casinos or one that does not? Hoping to spend about $150-$200 per night. My other interests would being dining, drinking, and seeing Hoover Dam. Are pools open into November? thanks for your help!

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1. Re: first time to Vegas-where to stay?

Stay on the strip in a Casino Hotel

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2. Re: first time to Vegas-where to stay?

Even if you don't gamble, for a first Vegas trip you need to stay in one casino resorts on the Strip. The Strip will give you that "Vegas" feel you are thinking of I would guess. Most casino properties will have more to offer in terms of dining and bars. And there is plenty of shopping on the Strip.

Do a little research and look at The different properties. I suggest you start with Mirage, Venation, Flamingo, Paris, and New York New York.That will give you a good mix to explore. Plug in your dates and get an idea of rates.

November may or may not be pool weather in Vegas. Most larger resorts will have one pool open and a spa. Properties with smaller pool areas may be closed for seasonal cleaning and work.

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Weeknight or weekend? Friday and Saturday are double or triple other nights.

Pools may be open but its likely to be chilly. End of November will be downright cold. Beginning of November might be warm.

Definitely stay somewhere on the strip. If you're there on the weekend, TI, Mirage, Planet Hollywood, MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay may all hit your price point. If your stay is weeknights you might find something at Venetian/Palazzo, Cosmo, Bellagio, Caesars, or Aria. Planet Hollywood, Caesars, Bellagio, and Cosmo are the most central of those choices.

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For your first time stay at one of the grand theme hotels - Belliago, Caesar's Palace, Venetian. You will experience the "over the top" décor of Vegas.

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The underlying wisdom of the (above) posts is to stay at one of the themed Casino/Resort properties ON strip.

From Excalibur to Caesars there are prices for every budget.

Do the nicest one you can afford.

Some may advise the"center" of the strip. For your 1rst visit? I don't think that'll matter, you'll be all over that bad boy!

Many pools will be closed or limited in November if this is critical call the properties to be absolutely sure. Those of us who know will be posting what they did LAST Year & the pool's calendars may change from year to year. It will prob be too cool to matter.

Bring some warm things, or do what I do on winter Vegas visits. Buy sweatshirts as souvenirs!

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Center Strip would be my suggestion for a first timer - check out Vegas.com for deals on flight/hotel

Some hotels to consider are

Planet Hollywood

Cosmopolitan

Aria

Ballys

Flamingo (Go Room)

Paris

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7. Re: first time to Vegas-where to stay?

Forgot to add Bellagio & Caesars Palace

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8. Re: first time to Vegas-where to stay?

Thank you everyone! A big, over the top hotel it will be then!

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9. Re: first time to Vegas-where to stay?

I agree with Butteryflower! Go for the Aria if you can afford it...that would be a memorable first trip!

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