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help in understanding the hiarchy of hotels on the strip...

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help in understanding the hiarchy of hotels on the strip...

Ok, I get that circus circus and riviera and stratosphere would be the bottom of the barrel for hotel choices on the strip. And all three seem to be the cheapest. Where does everything else fit in? How many levels or tiers would you say there aee? And where does each one fall?

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1. Re: help in understanding the hiarchy of hotels on the strip...

www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/ratings.htm

That should be of some help. Bear in mind that any ratings system will use its own criteria and a degree of subjectivity. Forbes, possibly the most respected guide, rates Wynn/Encore Tower Suites, Aria Sky Suites, MGM Skylofts and Mandarin Oriental as being the only true five star properties in LV.

Edited: 27 March 2014, 09:06
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2. Re: help in understanding the hiarchy of hotels on the strip...

I don't know about that rating from vegastodayandtomorrow... they put THEhotel in the same category as Planet Hollywood, TI and Monte Carlo. Caesars Palace is in there too, a very broad category therefore.

Most sources list THEhotel as a 4 1/2 stars hotel; Forbes' rating obviously has higher standards, but 3 stars for THEhotel? You can't even consider Mandalay Bay and THEhotel the exact same. Is like saying Caesars Palace is all the same too.

Someone with enough Vegas knowledge should elaborate on this Tier system:

TIER 1

(The likes of Mandarin Oriental and the Skylofts)

TIER 2

(The likes of Four Seasons at Mandalay Bay, Palazzo/Venetian, Encore/Wynn)

TIER 3

(...THEhotel, Caesars (excluding Roman and Forum tower), The Signature at MGM Grand)

TIER 4

(... Mirage and??? I don't know, I'm just laying out a draft for someone to elaborate)

TIER 5

(...Planet Hollywood, TI)

TIER 6

(...Excalibur)

TIER 7

(...The Quad)

TIER 8

(... VERY bad motels)

Like I said, this is just a draft. But rating anything is a hard thing to do, someone's experience in a certain hotel might be worthy of 4 stars while somebody else's experience at the same hotel could be only a 3-star experience. It's not only about the room, but the amenities, the service, just everything in general.

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3. Re: help in understanding the hiarchy of hotels on the strip...

They put tropicana in with circus circus and stratosphere yet when I was booking everyone here ranked it higher than excalibur and ballys.....

I'm more confused now!

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4. Re: help in understanding the hiarchy of hotels on the strip...

Polish, as I understand the Tropicana was recently fully renovated. Those ratings might be older, and like I said, each tier is very broad.

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5. Re: help in understanding the hiarchy of hotels on the strip...

Victor Hugo D is pretty spot on except that I would probably put Mirage with TI and PH and I would put Bellagio with the Wynn and Venetian Group and maybe Aria there too (although I won't know until I stay there this summer). I would put Cosmo with Caesars.

The problem is that some in the same category are so different, it's hard to categorize them like Cosmo and Caesars.

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6. Re: help in understanding the hiarchy of hotels on the strip...

TIER 1

Mandarin Oriental and the Skylofts

TIER 2

Four Seasons at Mandalay Bay, Palazzo/Venetian, Encore/Wynn

TIER 3

THEhotel, Caesars (excluding Roman and Forum tower), The Signature at MGM Grand

TIER

Mirage

TIER 5

Planet Hollywood, TI

TIER 6

Excalibur, NYNY

TIER 7

The Quad

TIER 8

Circus circus, Riviera, stratosphere

So where would you put flamingo, tropicana, luxor, cosmopolitan and others? Can we fill this in a bit more?

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7. Re: help in understanding the hiarchy of hotels on the strip...

Stratosphere is actually a pretty decent hotel and no way should be ranked as low as Circus Circus and Riviera. Only thing (and it is a big thing) that lets it down is its poor location. That's the reason for its very competitive rates - a comparable hotel in a much better location would be a lot more expensive.

Disclaimer - I've never personally stayed there but a friend whose opinions I respect does stay there relatively frequently.

Edited: 27 March 2014, 10:27
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8. Re: help in understanding the hiarchy of hotels on the strip...

Ill give it a shot, Im sure you can argue that some should be bumped up or down but Im entertained by simply trying to remember all the hotels on the strip. So here it goes

Tier 1 MO, Four Seasons, Wynn, V/P

Tier 2 Aria, Vdara, MB, Bellagio, CP, Mirage, Cosmo

Tier 3 TI, PH, Paris, MGM, MC,NYNY

Tier 4. Ballys ,Harrahs, Flamingo, Luxor, Excal, Trop

Tier 5 Quad,CC,Riv, Strat, Hooters, LVH

No idea where Trump, Marriot GC, or Hilton fits in

Edited: 27 March 2014, 10:50
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9. Re: help in understanding the hiarchy of hotels on the strip...

Flamingo and Tropicana: Tier 6. Cosmo: Tier 2

And other: Which others? Trump? Rio?

You want a nice spot, nicely located with fine amenities and you don't want to pay too too too much? Mirage.

You want to pay less than that?Go across the street: Harrah's, Bally's.

You're ready to pay more than Mirage's asking price? Aria.

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10. Re: help in understanding the hiarchy of hotels on the strip...

I'll play along as well...

Tier 1: MO, four seasons, sky lofts

Tier 2: Wynn/encore, V/P, Bellagio, Aria, Trump

Tier 3: Cosmo, theHotel, signature at MGM, Vdara

Tier 4: Mirage, Caesars (excluding 2 of the towers), hotel32

Tier 5: Mandalay bay, MGM, Paris

Tier 6: NYNY, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, TI, Monte Carlo, Rio

Tier 7: Flamingo, Bally's, Harrah's, Tropicana

Tier 8: Excalibur, Riviera, Strat, LVH

Tier 9: hooters, circus circus, quad