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Hotel help: first visit to Vegas

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Hotel help: first visit to Vegas

Hi,

I will likely be traveling to Vegas with my best friend for new years eve. We are both 22, and since it's our first time we definitely want to stay somewhere nice, but we also don't want to completely blow our money.

i am looking into the Hard Rock right now since it's affordable but I also know it's a little off the strip. What hotels would you guys suggest?

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1. Re: Hotel help: first visit to Vegas

At age 22 I think you already picked the right hotel.

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2. Re: Hotel help: first visit to Vegas

It depends on your budget!

I suggest you look at hotels on the Strip, like Quad, Flamingo, Ballys, Paris, PH and Monte Carlo

All these are budget/ value options

If the budget stretches, I would try Cosmopolitan

Bon voyage!

Edited: 04 July 2014, 00:42
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3. Re: Hotel help: first visit to Vegas

If it is your fist trip stay on the strip. I rec. Monte Carlo, NYNY, or PH if you are on a budget but don't want a dive.

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4. Re: Hotel help: first visit to Vegas

I agree with others - on your first Vegas trip, stay on the strip if at all possible. Generally speaking, they're all nice hotels/casinos, and range from basic rooms to exceptional luxury and everything in between - as reflected in the prices. Lower priced rooms found at Harrahs, Flamingo, Ballys with prime center-strip location, moving upward to Planet Hollywood, New York New York, Mirage, MGM Grand, Cosmo, Venetian. . . you can view their websites as well as travel sites for rates on your dates, pictures, reviews, etc. And there are a few websites to find discounts, like smartervegas.com, Vegas.com. When booking your hotel, ensure you can cancel without penalty if the trip gets turned off for some reason. Have a great trip and fun planning it!!!

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5. Re: Hotel help: first visit to Vegas

22 years old, guessing you like to drink and party a little bit? You want a younger vibe for sure. Cosmopolitan is your best option but you will break the bank there. Other party properties within a more reasonable budget would be Planet Hollywood or Quad. Quad is a poop-hole, but it is a younger vibe and very affordable. I wouldn't stay there unless you don't care what the room looks/smells like. The location is as good as it gets though. Planet Hollywood is probably your best option for price and still getting the party atmosphere. Hard Rock is awesome especially in summer months, but you will regret staying that far off the strip. Don't do it.

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6. Re: Hotel help: first visit to Vegas

Forget Hard Rock. Fun hotel, rotten location.

On strip: Cosmo if you can afford it, PH if you need a bit less.

BUT NYE is pricey--check out the Quad (soon to be Linq)--it is no longer a "poophole" after renovations & they are redoing the rooms now thru Oct. Should be your best budget strip option. Harrahs, Monte Carlo, Ballys & Flamingo are all solid if not flashy midstrip reasonably priced resorts. Avoid Excalibur, imo, & Luxor maybe--its location isn't as good.

If you gave us your exact dates & your per night budget we could be even more helpful!!

Edited: 04 July 2014, 17:15
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You will find that the vast majority of the rooms on the strip will be clean and service good. However,some of the low cost places could use some up-dating. This probably wouldn't bother a man but may bother women. Sorry to sound sexist but it seems that this is the way it is. Anyway,I'd stay on the strip,stay at a cheap place and you can always go to any bar,club,in any hotel and cab it home later. Spend your money this trip on the fun and later,when you get back,spend a little more on a fancier room. have fun

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8. Re: Hotel help: first visit to Vegas

I forgot this in my earlier post. Another option for a budget friendly and young scene is Casino Royale. I hate to stereotype, but if you live in Manhattan you'd probably be out of your comfort zone. If New York City means that you live in Bronx, Staten Island, Queens - this may be the place for you. It is small, cramped, cheap, but always bustling. The location is awesome, and the rooms are really clean, updated, and have fridges. It is honestly my favorite place on the strip, but then I do not go to the clubs and get all dressed up. If you are just looking for a great room, and a down and dirty casino where people are not out to impress but drink heavily and have fun, Casino Royale is a great option.

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Hi

We were 2 couples in Vegas last Sept and had a great time at the MGM. Its big, busy, rooms were great, large and clean (floor 11 good) service good, food good (Rainforest Café the bomb), pool area great.

It is at the end of strip but it is nice casual stroll to the main part and you get to see all the strip not just the middle if you were staying down there. (Good people watching whilst taking the stroll) .It felt safe to walk at all hours of the night and most of all it was not a expensive hotel.

Would totally recommend if you don't want to blow all your budget on accommodation and save some $$ for the partying and shopping. Remember it is Vegas and you should not be in your room to much anyway. ..

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10. Re: Hotel help: first visit to Vegas

Thank you everyone! I'm going to look into all of the hotels you have mentioned.