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1st timers - New York New York ??

Manchester
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1st timers - New York New York ??

Hi

My boyfriend and I (both 25) are thinking of booking Vegas for next year and are looking at the NYNY hotel.

Is the roller coaster on 24/7? Will it keep you awake all night? I know being in Vegas there will be a lot of noise!

I love the look of this hotel and the grounds, I've read a couple of other reviews about the pool not being the best..... Is it true in Vegas you can go around the hotels? Can you use other pools? We will be going the end of September so not sure what the weather will be like.

If anyone has any other hotel recommendations for a well located hotel with lots going on please let me know :)!

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1. Re: 1st timers - New York New York ??

No the RC starts at 10ish and stops around 11/12ish. We stayed there a few years on a floor that was even with very top of the climb. NYNY has vents on the floor for fresh air. If those are open you will hear faint screaming. If they are closed you won't hear much.

With mife properties you are stuck with that pool. And yes it's the worse pool in the mlife property chain. Only CET will allow you to use other pools.

This is what we do. We stay at the MGM for poll reason in the summer then walk to the NYNY to gamble. During non summer we stay at NYNY.

The food options are some of the best. The high ceiling in the casino help with smoke.

GL

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2. Re: 1st timers - New York New York ??

End of September is great pool weather. I've been a couple of times the last weekend of September/first week of October and the weather is great. Generally, you cannot use the pool at which you are not a guest, however. So if a pool is important, you might want to look at another hotel. I don't know much about NYNY but hopefully someone who does will comment.

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3. Re: 1st timers - New York New York ??

The good news: The weather will be fantastic the end of September. And it will be perfect for using the pool.

However if the pool is important to you, you don't want NYNY. Their pool is very simple by Las Vegas standards, and far too small.

You can visit other hotels, see their sites, enjoy the bars & restaurants, play in their casinos. But as a general rule you can not use the pool at another hotel. If you could I would recommend going across the street to MGM, which has a great pool complex, with multiple pools and even a lazy river. But you probably wouldn't want to do that, because even though MGM is across the street from MGM, it will take you at least 20 minutes to walk from NYNY to the MGM pool.

If your budget will stretch to MGM, I would highly recommend it. In addition to the great pool and very nice rooms, they have over 2 dozen restaurants at all price ranges, providing many options. If your budget won't stretch to MGM, take a look at Monte Carlo, which should be priced in between MGM and NYNY.

BTW: It's way too soon to be looking at booking a hotel. The rates will be less later on.

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If the pool is important to you, look into staying somewhere else. The pool is pretty bad. I'd look into staying at a place that has a good pool, don't depend on using some other pool. As far as CET guests using other pools, this is limited and generally there is a fee. I do agree NYNY looks pretty cool. Why don't you stay at the Monte Carlo? It has a nice pool area and is right next door to NYNY.

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5. Re: 1st timers - New York New York ??

I think you will find that nearly everyone here will have their favorite hotel. You may have to decide what is important to you and then come back here. As others have said,if the pool is your most important interest then maybe you should consider another hotel. If you're just looking for a pool to use and relax by then NYNY may be great for you. I like NYNY a lot and I think you'd be quite satisfied there. Nice assortment of restaurants and interesting food court. Very near to Monte Carlo which has a free tram to Bellagio to save some walking. have fun

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6. Re: 1st timers - New York New York ??

Nyny is a great 1st hotel for vegas...we stayed last year,we found size and facilities were good for a first timer...IMO I would not want to be further south on the strip...we have booked again for next April,got a fantastic price $1200AUD for 2 park ave view rooms..for 8 nights. Keep a check on the prices so you know what a good price is...when living in UK we found kayak.co.uk was great...expedia is usually good you can combine flight and hotel and save £.

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7. Re: 1st timers - New York New York ??

I haven't stayed at NYNY, because if the pool area, but the casino and dining on a budget is top notch.

We stay at MB or MGM for the pools. Look on Google earth at the properties to see size differences. On a budget I'd consider Luxor, ok casino, good budget food, reasonable pool area.

Save your money for the extras, I don't go to Vegas to sit in my room.

Any purchases on MGM properties, charge then to your Mlife card, hit the comp desk before checkout.

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8. Re: 1st timers - New York New York ??

Thanks everyone, I've seen on a few sites people mention mlife, cet.... What does this mean? Are there any other abbreviations used that would be useful to know?

Thanks :)

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9. Re: 1st timers - New York New York ??

CET is an acronym for Ceares entertainment. They are one if the two big hotel/casino operators on the strip. They run Paris, Quad, harrahs, flamingo, Planet hollywood, Ceares palace, and the Rio(off strip).

Mlife or as others will say MGM properties. They are the other big hotel/casino operator on the strip. They run MGM grand, Mandalay bay, Luxor, Excalibur, NYNY, MC, Aria, vdara, Mirage and the Circus circus.

Both have here own seperate rewards clubs that can earn you various comps depending on your level of gambling. So stop a players desk when you arrive at the hotel and pick one up(there free).

Not too many abbreviations on here. Most are for hotels and a few restaurants.

Btw..the highs will be in the hi 80's to low 90's. Nighttime temps will be around 75. Some of Vegas best weather during the year.

Edited: 18 July 2014, 08:07
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10. Re: 1st timers - New York New York ??

If you've not been before AND coming from the UK, the NYNY pool will more than meet y our needs, I'd echo other posters who say its a great hotel for a 1st visit.

If you enjoy Vegas there will be hotel options you can upgrade to on further visits, whilst the NYNY itself is a nice hotel, in a decent location with a good casino and fun bars.