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Hotel?Location is key

My fiance and I are planning on eloping in Vegas! It's our 1st time in Vegas we are early 30's and we come to play slots, drink and dine casually. Please help us choose a hotel that's right in the action. Current options in our price range:

Bellagio (standard room)

Aria (standard room)

TI (Suite with 2 baths)

I'm open to other options as well.

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1. Re: Hotel?Location is key

I think Bellagio would be the best with aria second and I'd eliminate TI ASAP..Also if you're gonna get married Then if an upgrade is possible you'll very likely get it

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Bellagio is dead center.

Aria is a bit south, not too far off center but it does sit back from the strip a bit (not far, I walk it all the time)

TI is about as far north as the strip goes (only Wynn/Encore are further north but all current definitions of the strip), so I would drop it. We are staying there our next trip & realizing there will be A LOT of walking to the many center strip activities on our agenda...oh, well...walk off the calories...

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If you don't need to see fountain shows and fake Eiffel towers (nothing wrong with them, but if it's not your thing, it's not your thing), consider downtown. Much easier to walk around in what is imo a more bona fide party atmosphere (street party flavor) - Fremont street. Dining, there is a decent range. Hotels, there is a range also.

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Cross off Treasure Island - for a special trip Bellagio and Aria are much nicer properties and are more central. Of the three you listed I would personally choose Aria because I find that the Bellagio feels a bit snooty. Aria is also much newer than the Bellagio.

The Venetian is also very nice, but a bit further north on the strip.

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Do you have exact dates? Only asking as the room on a Wed can likely be 4X more on a Friday.

And, you'll have to be there to really understand- but Vegas is HUGE. Any hotel will work, depending on just what your intentions are.

To say "we come to play slots, drink and dine casually." well, you can do that anywhere.

Will you have a car? Do you intend to walk the strip much? Did I mention Vegas is HUGE? Are you going into the various casino's for the 'free' attractions? Being in the center will allow you to walk each half separately.

Is downtown a destination?

Bellagio is center. Flamingo is across the street- But it is NOT an equal comparison. (Some love Flamingo- some hate it) Cosmo is also very much centered.

But you can keep plenty busy staying at The Wynn and just going next door to Venetian Palazzo.

Congrats on the good news

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I would choose the Bellagio. Aria, I wasn't keen on. Treasure Island, I won't say too far north, because obviously, it's very do able walking wise if you're up to it, but as you say location is key, then I wouldn't choose that for that reason, and also the fact that the Bellagio is a far superior property.

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Bellagio is the center of the ACTION! Lots of action right there and easy access to so much of everything else. Aria is a quieter, roomier casino.

Only concern is your mention of casual dining?? This is not Bellagio's strong suit as most of the dining is higher end. But probably the same at Aria. But both have easy access to less expensive options at other casinos.

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Bellagio, for the location. TI is better location than Aria. You might read some TA reviews for each. And if you're booking the Bellagio, tell them you're getting married. They should give you a free upgrade to a lakeview room.

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I would never count on a free upgrade! People check in everyday on honeymoons, for birthdays, etc. If you must have a certain room type, book it.