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JustcallmeHappy
01-18-2009, 01:09 PM
So for our next Adult only vacation we would like to go to Vegas.
We have it down to only a few hotels
Bellagio
Luxor
Caesars Palace
Mandalay Bay
MGM

Any help as to which is the best? We don't plan on hitting the tables or the slots (Mostly checking out the shows, etc)

TIA :) :thumbsup2

L107ANGEL
01-18-2009, 01:11 PM
We have only been once with DH needing to be there for business. We stayed at the Paris and were very pleased.
We had a great view of Bellagio's water show. That was amazing!

WendyZ
01-18-2009, 01:17 PM
We went in Dec. 2007 and stayed at The Mirage. I LOVED it! I would stay there again in a heartbeat, but if money were no object I would stay at the Bellagio. That was my favorite of all the hotels. We thought we might try Paris sometime, that was nice too.

Have a great time! It's one of my favorite places to go! :goodvibes

Jada36088
01-18-2009, 01:25 PM
The first time I went we stayed at the MGM. It is a nice hotel but it can be a big treck to your room once you get up to the floor because it is a circle lobby when you get out of the elevator with about three or four very long halls that you can not even see the end of from the lobby where all the rooms are.

edwardsfire
01-18-2009, 01:26 PM
We are huge fans of both the Mirage and Bellagio.
Mirage will be cheaper.
Both are center strip baby!
MGM is reall really nice too. and Big!

BriarfoxinWA
01-18-2009, 01:30 PM
The rooms at Luxor are badly in need of a remodel. We stayed in the pyramid and it was dirty and run down. All the rest on your list are good. Stayed at the Wynn in October for 2 nights free and it was fantastic!

antmaril
01-18-2009, 01:34 PM
Of the hotels you've listed - Bellagio without a doubt. Beautiful hotel in a perfect location.

Paris is also very nice.

I would like to stay at The Wynn next time. It, too, is fabulous. However, the location of Bellagio is better.

Have fun!

nursetink
01-18-2009, 01:45 PM
I am going for the first time this week. We are staying at the Palazzo. Will let you know what it is like.

Micca
01-18-2009, 01:46 PM
Having stayed at several on your list, I didn't think you could wrong with any of them. Having read the comments about Luxor, I reserve recommending that one as it's been about 10 years since we stayed there.

Krista in MA
01-18-2009, 01:49 PM
So for our next Adult only vacation we would like to go to Vegas.
We have it down to only a few hotels
Bellagio
Luxor
Caesars Palace
Mandalay Bay
MGM

Any help as to which is the best? We don't plan on hitting the tables or the slots (Mostly checking out the shows, etc)

TIA :) :thumbsup2

Bellagio would be my first choice. Beautiful hotel and rooms. Would probably be the most expensive out of the bunch. Great location - centrally located on the strip.

I've stayed at Luxor in the Pyramid part and as already been said - those rooms need an update. Another minus is that it's on the end of the strip.

I've never stayed at Caesars Palace. A plus I can see is that it's centrally located.

I loved Mandalay Bay. Beautiful hotel and rooms. The only minus (for me anyway) was that it's at the end of the strip. If this was across from Bellagio, this would be my first choice.

MGM was really nice, not at the end of the strip, but I wouldn't consider it centrally located either. But the place is HUGE - and if you're not big on walking the strip, than I would assume you might not be hiking to your room either.

Not on your list - but I would recommend the Mirage. My sister and I stayed there last Thanksgiving. I don't know if it was completed yet, but we got in on the - we've renovated our rooms and are offer great deals to lure the tourists in - promotion / special pricing.

Sorry to ramble! I really don't think you can go wrong with any of the ones listed EXCEPT for Luxor. Otherwise - I think it depends on how much you want to spend and how much you're interested / able to walk. HTH!

mom2rb
01-18-2009, 01:50 PM
I stayed at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay in May. It was wonderful. Because it is a little farther down the strip, you can get a suite for the same price as a room at the other hotels.

SamRoc
01-18-2009, 01:52 PM
I love the MGM Grand and have stayed there 4 times already. We stay at the MGM because now we get comp rooms, and we love being in the same place as the Studio 54 nightclub. Makes it easier to get back to your room after a whole night of dancing!

ROIE01581
01-18-2009, 01:57 PM
When we go we stay downtown, at 4 Queens and Golden Nuget. Rooms are nice and you can always go to the strip by cab or bus. At night its nice to just walk out and see the crowds. Food is good and playing the slots are cheaper than at the high price places.

Do take advanace of all the player cards for all the free bees and comps.

I am going in May staying at the RIO for a conference

cc1013
01-18-2009, 04:28 PM
Given your list, I would absolutely recommend the Bellagio.

Not sure if you've also considered the Venetian, but that is also a gorgeous hotel and the guest rooms are beautiful. They are huge!

pixiechick
01-18-2009, 05:04 PM
only been there once and stayed at the Bellagio. It was at a convention rate so not to bad. While DH was at meetings, I roamed the strip. Of the others, I did like the Mirage as well.

wilderness01
01-18-2009, 06:12 PM
Bellagio

edwardsfire
01-18-2009, 06:14 PM
When we go we stay downtown, at 4 Queens and Golden Nuget. Rooms are nice and you can always go to the strip by cab or bus. At night its nice to just walk out and see the crowds. Food is good and playing the slots are cheaper than at the high price places.

Do take advanace of all the player cards for all the free bees and comps.

I am going in May staying at the RIO for a conference
Agreed. Sometimes downtown gets a bad rap.
Yeah, its seedy,gritty and urban. But i love it!
Good comps and decent rooms.

NTDreams
01-18-2009, 06:20 PM
We are planning on going to Vegas in July! To celebrate or 1st Anniversary. I've been but Dh hasn't. There are so many things I want to do. The top two are shows, Phantom of the Opera and Bite. We are staying at the Mirage $400 for 7 nights.

edwardsfire
01-18-2009, 06:29 PM
We are planning on going to Vegas in July! To celebrate or 1st Anniversary. I've been but Dh hasn't. There are so many things I want to do. The top two are shows, Phantom of the Opera and Bite. We are staying at the Mirage $400 for 7 nights.

AWSOME deal!
The Mirage is realy nice, it was the first "mega resort".
Mystere is a really good show also, at TI.
Its a cirque show.

malibuconlee
01-18-2009, 07:24 PM
I haven't read all of the answers, but I would say to decide which shows you are going to watch, then plan your hotel accordingly.

What are you planning on doing during the day?

We saw Phantom, O and Blue Man Group the last time we were there. I think DH wasn't really looking forward to Phantom but once we were there he loved it.

Have a great trip. We're going for opening weekend of March Madness with a group of friends from another board. SOOO looking forward to that trip!!!

MelanieC
01-18-2009, 07:29 PM
So for our next Adult only vacation we would like to go to Vegas.
We have it down to only a few hotels
Bellagio
Luxor
Caesars Palace
Mandalay Bay
MGM

Any help as to which is the best? We don't plan on hitting the tables or the slots (Mostly checking out the shows, etc)

TIA :) :thumbsup2

The best and most luxurious of the ones you mention is the Bellagio and then Caesars. Next I would say Mandalay Bay and then MGM. You might also consider the Treasure Island - I like this hotel too.

Do not under any circumstance stay at the Luxor. It's so run down. When we were there in August, my son wanted to go in it, and I hadn't been in it in years. It is so run down, and has a funny smell to it. Not at all nice in my opinion.

Donald & Daisy Duck
01-18-2009, 07:34 PM
I would recommend the Bellagio if you are going according to your list. Off list, the Venetian would be my choice. The rooms are beautiful and large. When we went, we stayed at the MGM...it was very nice, but huge!! It took forever to get anywhere. Have a nice trip no matter where you stay!!

minnie56
01-18-2009, 07:51 PM
Bellagio.
The Wynn is wonderful as well!:thumbsup2

Pakey
01-18-2009, 09:05 PM
I've stayed at all of these, plus many others on the strip. Out of OP's list, I liked the Bellagio rooms the best but I liked Caesar's overall better (stayed in the Augustus tower with Bellagio fountain view--those rooms have more recent remodels). My last stay was at Mandalay a month ago and surprisingly, I did not like staying there at all. The rooms were nice but the waits for elevators were excruciating and I didn't like the casino or the layout of the resort at all.

My favorite favorite is Venetian. Nicest rooms, best dining choices plus love the grand canal shoppes there.

BriarfoxinWA
01-19-2009, 09:47 AM
Last year when we went DH talked me into going to Fremont Street (old downtown strip). His reasoning was that we had heared about all of the cheap blackjack tables and food etc. Well we found "a" cheap $3 blackjack table but only one and there was a crowd around it waiting for a spot to open up. The casinos are very dark and smokey. We kept seeing posters for a $3.99 prime rib dinner but never could find the restaurant. We at a someplace in the Golden Nugget I think and it wasn't too bad.

There are so many neat places to see on the new strip, I'll pass next time. For cheap gambling I think I'm going to check out some of the station casinos and see if they are any better.

We just got tickets to see the ACM Tribute to George Strait that is being televised from the MGM on April 6th :thumbsup2 So we are going down from the 6th to the 11th. DH has a bowling tournament at that time. Good excuse for a LV gettaway!:hyper:

NTDreams
01-19-2009, 09:50 AM
AWSOME deal!
The Mirage is realy nice, it was the first "mega resort".
Mystere is a really good show also, at TI.
Its a cirque show.

I'll see if we can check Mystere out. He isn't a big gambler so the shows are his "gambling allowance" HAHAH Thanks!

NewCrew42
01-19-2009, 10:22 AM
On your list, I would say Bellagio would be tops. We did go there and walk around.

We stayed at Mandalay Bay and The Ventitian in July. We loved both, but the Venetian was our favorite and I would not hestitate to return.

kaytieeldr
01-20-2009, 01:53 AM
Okay, I would have recommended the Luxor, but I haven't been there for a few years (although they ARE renovating), especially under the two conditions below. Since two people have recommended against it, I would suggest adding the Venetian to your list of possibilities, especially if:

You have used, and like, Disney's Resort Airline Check-in Service; and
Are, or can, return home Southwest.

That airline, and BAGS, Inc., have an arrangement allowing Guests of the Luxor and the Venetian to check their homebound luggage in AT the resort, and not have to worry about it again until they land.

Just something to consider...

Kennywife
01-20-2009, 07:17 AM
We stayed at the Luxor in Sept. and loved it! It was really nice and there was a monorail that took us to Excalibur and Mandalay Bay. We are definately going back!

Anna

JustcallmeHappy
01-25-2009, 07:48 AM
We are planning on going to Vegas in July! To celebrate or 1st Anniversary. I've been but Dh hasn't. There are so many things I want to do. The top two are shows, Phantom of the Opera and Bite. We are staying at the Mirage $400 for 7 nights.

When are you guys going? We are going the 23rd through the 28th :thumbsup2

dzneprincess
01-25-2009, 01:43 PM
we are going in 2 weeks last minute. we are joining some great friends of ours and they already have plans to see carrot top and o. I am not sure if I wasnt to see carrot top and o tickets seem to expensive. Any advice on either show?

hulagirl87
01-25-2009, 01:50 PM
we are going in 2 weeks last minute. we are joining some great friends of ours and they already have plans to see carrot top and o. I am not sure if I wasnt to see carrot top and o tickets seem to expensive. Any advice on either show?

We saw "O" and it was fantastic! yes, the tickets were expensive, but it was wonderful!!!!!

Danauk
01-25-2009, 01:53 PM
I love the Bellagio (see my tag!) so I would stay there. As for shows you might be able to get some cheaper Cirque tickets when you are there, there are several places that do last minute ticket deals for the shows.

Freyja
01-25-2009, 02:15 PM
We went to Vegas in 2006. Stayed in the Flamingo (was all we could afford at that time, but it was nice) and visited all of the hotels you listed. I would love to stay at either Caesers Palace or the Bellagio. Both beautiful and with a very "grown up" feel.

everylastbreath
01-26-2009, 11:54 AM
We have stayed at Caesars many times, love it- beautiful rooms/hotel, AAA+ Only suggestion I would add is try to stay center strip you will be happier, more of the action center strip also easier to get around. Bellagio looks beautiful also, never stayed there (comped at Caesars).

RyJMom
01-30-2009, 05:08 PM
Out of your list I'd pick Bellagio. I've stayed there 1 time and I really liked the room. I'd probably not stay there again unless I got a great deal on a fountain view room. The hotel just felt a little out of our league (not that it would be out of yours) I ordered a drink at a hotel bar and it was $15. The restaurants are very nice but not my cup of tea. The location can't be beat its just that I prefer the Mirage.

marvel
02-17-2009, 08:15 PM
It terms of quality of roooms and location, Bellagio followed by Caesars would be a better choice. IMHO they are another level up on Mandalay Bay, MGM, and two levels up on Luxor. It will depend if money is an issue as they are generally dearer as well. But location wise they are both perfect. If you choose Caesars be sure to book into on of the newer towers that have the newer, much larger rooms.

TheTXTaylors5
02-26-2009, 12:31 PM
We have only been once with DH needing to be there for business. We stayed at the Paris and were very pleased.
We had a great view of Bellagio's water show. That was amazing!

:cool1: We're staying at the Paris in June. I'm glad to hear you liked it. We walked through it last time and DH said he wanted to stay there next time. I can't wait! :banana:

Any non-Cirque du Soleil/Musical-type shows y'all could recommend? DH isn't into Phantom or Cirque. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. :goodvibes

:surfweb: Jennifer

caz
03-28-2009, 01:58 PM
We have stayed at the Venetian and it was simply stunning ! We are booked to go with our 3 children at the beginning of August for 4 nights, I am not sure how it will be for children but they are going regardless :lmao: This time we are staying at the Mandalay Bay as we thought end of strip and the beach may be good for them.Also when we visited the hotels on our last trip we thought it was a fabulous hotel.I did not fancy the Luxor at all ! And if I had to pick somewhere else it would be the Bellagio.