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View Poll Results: Where to stay
Monte Carlo 8 42.11%
Flamingo 2 10.53%
Harrah's 1 5.26%
Treasure Island 7 36.84%
Other 1 5.26%
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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another where should I stay poll

I am looking for a place to stay on the strip. I don't want the most expensive, but I don't want super cheap.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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It is important to know your dates & budget. Prices vary wildly in Vegas--weekdays usually a lot cheaper than weekends UNLESS there is a huge convention in town; big holidays/events make rooms much more expensive.

That being said, Vegas is one of the best priced cities in the world for hotel rooms. We don't blink to spend $150/nt for an average room, while that will often get you a luxurious room in Vegas.

Midrange--Mirage, Planet Hollywood are on the upper end of middle; Ballys, Monte Carlo or Harrahs are on the lower end. But again, depending on your dates, you may find nicer (or worse!) hotels more fitting to your range. (btw, Mirage & MC you need to add $25/nt to any price you see for "resort fees")
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We are planning on going in February. So far I am seeing 140 at Harrah's for 4 nights and about 340 for Treasure Island and Monte Carlo (including the fees)
Is it worth the extra 200 dollars. My husband and I disagree. I feel we won't spend time in the room anyway, my husband feels we should splurge a little since we never go on vacations just the 2 of us
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:17 PM   #4
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I don't think it is worth the extra $200

I have stayed at all of these...I would choose Ballys for $200 cheaper every time.
NOW...I do want to point out. Bally's south tower, while they have great strip views, are VERY dated. BUT the north tower was renovated in 2004 & are at least as nice as TI & MC--larger & more central, so better, IMO. They will nearly always upgrade you to north tower--either they will send you an email for something like and extra $10/nt you can upgrade...or when you give the clerk your ID & credit card, have a $20 sandwiched in between them & ask if there is any availability in the north tower. Nearly always there is & they will upgrade you.
Casino-wise, none of these 3 is that great. They are all pretty dark & nondescript...but at least Ballys has high ceilings. But we wander all over the strip, so the central location is key.
I like Aria, Cosmo & PH casinos--nice & close to Ballys!
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Still searching I see.

I still stand by my first vote for Monte Carlo. I would also vote for MGM Grand. DW and I are also going in February and this is where we might stay. We usually try to go at least once a year.

Harrah's (IMO) would fall under your definition of cheap. So would Bally's. Both are pretty old and haven't been renovated for quite a while.

If you considered Harrah's, then I would stay at TI. It's in the general location of Harrah's.

I'm sure you'll get a lot of votes for the following places:
Bellagio
Aria
Caesar's
Venetian
Palazzo
Wynn
Encore
Cosmopolitan
Mirage

These are all very expensive places to stay. I will agree, they are nice; but if you're not going to be spending a lot of time in the room, it would be wasted money IMO. Stay at NY NY, Planet Hollywood or Monte Carlo; save the money, go out and splurge on dinner or a show.
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Still searching I see.

Harrah's (IMO) would fall under your definition of cheap. So would Bally's. Both are pretty old and haven't been renovated for quite a while.
You are wrong here--Ballys & Harrahs were both renovated in the last 20 years; Harrahs in '97 & Ballys north tower in '04. Both are done in neutral decor, both solid rooms--compare to Hampton Inn.

I have stayed at MGM, Monte Carlo, Ballys & Harrahs. I don't like MGM as the casino is massive, the hotel is on the east side of the property, so a LONG walk to the strip. I also prefer center strip. I find Harrahs & Ballys rooms to be a tad nicer than Monte Carlo--and likely cheaper if you figure in the $25/nt resort fee that MC will charge you.
I am a fan of PH--a step above Ballys, Harrahs & MC.
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