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Cosmopolitan, THE Hotel, or someplace else?

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Cosmopolitan, THE Hotel, or someplace else?

Couple in mid 40s seeks several days' stay on LV Strip to reconnect away from family responsibilities. Help us choose a hotel:

Likes:

Really clean hotel

Nice pool

A good night's sleep

Good customer service

Cocktails, blackjack, good restaurants vs. nightclubs, sports books, shows

Average age of crowd - 30s - 50s

Dislikes:

Being surrounded by young children (since we're leaving ours at home)

Over-crowded pools

Hotel so loud I can't sleep

Do we sound grumpy and old or what?! But seriously, looking to spend under $200/night. We've stayed at THE Hotel before and liked the atmosphere and loved the MB pool. This time we have Marriott points and could spend them at Cosmopolitan - would we be happy there? What's the pool atmosphere like in July?

Thanks in advance -

Susan

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1. Re: Cosmopolitan, THE Hotel, or someplace else?

Cosmo is a party hotel, great choice but if you want a little more reserved stay next door at Aria.

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2. Re: Cosmopolitan, THE Hotel, or someplace else?

DM 68 & me 48 LOVE the Cosmo--we find it more lively than party, but it wasn't the weekend.

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3. Re: Cosmopolitan, THE Hotel, or someplace else?

You would not be happy at Cosmo. It is THE party hotel on The Strip. As such it will be loud, filled with drunk 20 somethings and the cleanliness standards will not be up to par. THEHotel is great and is one of my favorites in Vegas. Alas this might not be a fit for you either as they are currently being converted into Delano Las Vegas, this means construction noise, and of course noise from Mix on top of the hotel. I would suggest, as did Goodbeer, Aria. It ticks all those boxes. Or if you want to splurge, try Mandarin Oriental. It is right next to Aria so you can enjoy all their casino goodness, yet still have the most relaxing pool in Vegas and the best service outside a Villa that costs as much as a few months rent. You could also try Hotel32 at Monte Carlo. While their Studio rooms lack a tub, you do get a sweet shower. Plus you get to use their lounge with free snacks and drinks. Monte Carlo will have kids running around but you won't find that in the Hotel32 section. Plus they do have a good pool.

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4. Re: Cosmopolitan, THE Hotel, or someplace else?

PnSfromLA, I called THEhotel a few weeks ago and I was assured construction would not be a problem. I doubt they have construction going on right next to the room you are staying. I'm guessing they close a few floors above and below the floor currently under renovation in order not to disturb the guests. Of course this is what should be done, I don't know if they actually do that, and I was told one thing but who knows. I'm just saying they told me noise would not be a problem, I asked and that's what they told me.

As for MIX it's easy just to request at least one floor between yours and MIX's

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5. Re: Cosmopolitan, THE Hotel, or someplace else?

We are a couple in our mid-forties and your post could have easily been ours.

Stayed twice at TheHotel - enjoyed and would not hesitate to stay there again.

This past February we tried the COSMO for the first time. Loved it and can't wait to stay there again. We were in a Terrace room on the 61st floor - we expected some noise in the hallway as we were close to the elevator - it was surprisingly quiet - very restful when we needed it.

We moved to Aria on the same trip and knew what to expect as we stayed here before - we so wanted to go back to COSMO. Aria this time was so noisy - it seemed that somehow the room doors just kept shutting loudly - and any talking in the halls seemed to echo. We were also further away from the elevator but somehow endured lots of noise from other guests. I guess this could be a problem anytime anywhere but I also believe that sometimes it could be in the design and the materials used.

We try to get away without our kids from some couple time - there are definitely more kids at The Hotel from our experience.

Cosmo offered great gaming - excellent cocktails - nice restaurant selection and of course you have many other hotels choices in close proximity - we ended up gambling at Bellagio also.

Not sure about the Cosmo pool.

Hope this helps.

Edited: 03 May 2014, 02:49
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6. Re: Cosmopolitan, THE Hotel, or someplace else?

You all are so so helpful! Any thoughts on Vdara? It doesn't have a casino in the hotel, but honestly that's not a problem for us; we'd be happy to spend time at a quieter pool in the sun and then move on to a casino in the evening. Hotel 32 looks good - I love concierge floors b/c I feel like a rockstar when someone hands me free snacks.

Thank you so much for all of your help!

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7. Re: Cosmopolitan, THE Hotel, or someplace else?

"We've stayed at THE Hotel before and liked the atmosphere and loved the MB pool."

I take it this wasn't during the Summer? If you are looking for a relaxing pool experience MB in the Summer certainly doesn't qualify. Neither would Cosmopolitan.

Without exact dates my advice, along with everyone's else's, may not be appropriate. But if you really want a quality hotel/pool experience don't rule out the top choices Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental. Sometimes they aren't anywhere near as expensive as people think. I've stayed at both for well under $200 per night. Possibly you will be pleasantly surprised.

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8. Re: Cosmopolitan, THE Hotel, or someplace else?

Ah sorry - July 9-11, a Weds - Friday. Mandarin O and Four Seasons are around $250/night. We don't really need *that* much luxury; would rather have a few drinks for the price difference.

Vegas, mid-week, summer will be kinda crazy by the pool, I realize. As long as I can arrive at the pool around 10 and still find 2 loungers side-by-side, I'll be happy, and as long as there's not a beach party with throbbing techno music the whole time, my husband should be okay. Some music by the pool? Great. A few kids here and there - no problem. But we don't want to feel like I'm in the middle of a college spring break or a Disney cruise.

We were at MB several years ago in late May, so just the start of summer. The pool was lively but not overwhelming. I don't remember - does THE Hotel have their own pool, or just MB?

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9. Re: Cosmopolitan, THE Hotel, or someplace else?

Cosmo is fantastic but can be quite loud. We stayed in a one bedroom fountain view in east tower and found the fountains loud and loud music until early hours Thursday evening, altho the rest of the week (Sunday-weds) wasn't so bad. If quiet and relaxing is what your looking for though I would go elsewhere

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10. Re: Cosmopolitan, THE Hotel, or someplace else?

If I were you I would pay the extra $$ and stay at Four Seasons. You will get everything you are looking for and will not have any issues with things you are trying to avoid.