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Old 06-22-2006, 06:17 PM   #1
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Las Vegas hotel reviews

Please post your personal experience with Las Vegas hotels


Ceasars: (x2)
pros - it is attached to the forum shops, the new tower has very elegant rooms, has a "classy" vibe, good location.

cons- I don't care for the pool....too stark,theme is underhelming.

Tropicana: (x2)
pros- I love the pool complex,great casual restaurant, free shows in the casino,great views from most/many of the rooms,fantastic location

cons- the rooms can be very old and tired, very little "brag" factor.

TI:
pros- very few, fair location on the strip,maybe the pool
cons- many, I hated staying here!

Alladin: (x2)
pros- location, attached shopping, great buffet, fantastic Bellagio fountain view rooms!
cons- theme is underwhelming, many changes in the future.

Favorite hotels i haven't stayed at:

NYNY - love their casino, arcade,restaurants,rollercoaster etc.

Mirage - I will get there someday!
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:15 PM   #2
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Paris- I really like this hotel. The room was quite nice with pretty furnishing. The bathroom was marble with lots of counter space and separate shower and tub. The theming is wonderful, I just loved walking through the casino and shopping area to get places and seeing all the decorations. It also has a great location mid strip.

Excalibur- Quite honestly there is nothing I really liked about this hotel. It was dirty and the room was small and nothing special. It just didn't do anything for me at all.

Bellagio- Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Great restaurants, beautiful theming, great rooms. There is honestly nothing I DIDN'T like about this hotel.
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Old 06-24-2006, 04:22 PM   #3
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MGM- Liked it but it was a bit overwhelming.
Loved the rainforest cafe. That was a great plus.

Treasure Island- Was wonderful about 5 years ago when we stayed there. Loved the rooms and the casino itself. I have heard it has changed a lot since then though.

Harrahs- LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Harrahs.
Loved the area when you walk out is like a market place. Very lively, great location. Beautiful room.

Will be at Bally's in August, so I wll update this then.
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Judy: What happened at TI??? Enquiring minds want to know!!

Nobody has mentioned the Venetian---I'm surprised. The only all-suite on the Strip we've got. Nobody mentioned the main building of Luxor either, with the inclinators it's kind of cool. Neat Egyptian pool, too.
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:19 PM   #5
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MGM Grand (lost count) - Love it, it's our home away from home. Just stay away from the West Wing rooms, they aren't worth the $$$.

Bellagio (1x) - Love it. It's worth it to upgrade to a lakeview room and it's a great location.

Mandalay Bay (1x) - Great place to stay and the room was a decent size. My only complaint is that it's too far away from everything.

Excalibur (1x as an adult) - If you have kids or you are looking for a cheap place to stay, then it's great. I personally hate it there, but that is just me. I know people who love it.

Bally's (1x) - Just your run of the mill hotel., nothing special.

Paris (1x) - Great place with nice rooms in a great location.

Aladdin (1x) - Nice rooms but I find the layout of the hotel is hard to navigate.

Treasure Island (1x) - They are trying to make the hotel "hipper" but it's still the same TI. They added some new clubs and changed the pirate show. Nothing special about the rooms.

And I've saved my personal best for last...

Wynn (1x) - Everything about the hotel is amazing. The rooms are great, the views are to die for and the service is excellent. If I could afford it, I'd stay there every time we go to Vegas.
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MGM Grand (lost count) - Love it, it's our home away from home. Just stay away from the West Wing rooms, they aren't worth the $$$.

Bellagio (1x) - Love it. It's worth it to upgrade to a lakeview room and it's a great location.

Mandalay Bay (1x) - Great place to stay and the room was a decent size. My only complaint is that it's too far away from everything.

Excalibur (1x as an adult) - If you have kids or you are looking for a cheap place to stay, then it's great. I personally hate it there, but that is just me. I know people who love it.

Bally's (1x) - Just your run of the mill hotel., nothing special.

Paris (1x) - Great place with nice rooms in a great location.

Aladdin (1x) - Nice rooms but I find the layout of the hotel is hard to navigate.

Treasure Island (1x) - They are trying to make the hotel "hipper" but it's still the same TI. They added some new clubs and changed the pirate show. Nothing special about the rooms.

And I've saved my personal best for last...

Wynn (1x) - Everything about the hotel is amazing. The rooms are great, the views are to die for and the service is excellent. If I could afford it, I'd stay there every time we go to Vegas.
First I have to say what an adorable cat.
Second I have to ask about Bally's. I see you were unimpressed.
I am wondering if I should try and switch to Harrahs.
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First I have to say what an adorable cat.
Second I have to ask about Bally's. I see you were unimpressed.
I am wondering if I should try and switch to Harrahs.
I know this wasn't directed to me, but from my experience (I accidentally left it out of my reviews) Bally's is a fine hotel if you just want a pleasant, centrally located place to stay. It doesn't have any spectacular theming but it is nice enough and in a great location in the middle of everything. Also it connects to Paris without having to leave the hotel or go outside so you can access their casino, restaurants, and shops easily. It just depends on what you're looking for , but if you're ok with the fact that it's more plain that some of the other hotels than go for it. I've not been to Harrah's so I'm not sure how it compares.
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MGM- Liked it but it was a bit overwhelming.
Loved the rainforest cafe. That was a great plus.

Treasure Island- Was wonderful about 5 years ago when we stayed there. Loved the rooms and the casino itself. I have heard it has changed a lot since then though.

Harrahs- LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Harrahs.
Loved the area when you walk out is like a market place. Very lively, great location. Beautiful room.

Will be at Bally's in August, so I wll update this then.
Would you please me me more about Harrahs. Did you like the pool, and how were the rooms?? Going for my birthday in September, and have so far narrowed it down to the Mirage (which I love), or stretch myself and try Ceasars or Bellagio. I usually pick them out for location and the pool. (I live by them all day long.) I'm also curious about the Tropicana. Thanks!!
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Please post your personal experience with Las Vegas hotels


Ceasars: (x2)
pros - it is attached to the forum shops, the new tower has very elegant rooms, has a "classy" vibe, good location.

cons- I don't care for the pool....too stark,theme is underhelming.

Tropicana: (x2)
pros- I love the pool complex,great casual restaurant, free shows in the casino,great views from most/many of the rooms,fantastic location

cons- the rooms can be very old and tired, very little "brag" factor.

TI:
pros- very few, fair location on the strip,maybe the pool
cons- many, I hated staying here!

Alladin: (x2)
pros- location, attached shopping, great buffet, fantastic Bellagio fountain view rooms!
cons- theme is underwhelming, many changes in the future.

Favorite hotels i haven't stayed at:

NYNY - love their casino, arcade,restaurants,rollercoaster etc.

Mirage - I will get there someday!
The Mirage is my favorite hotel. Great location, beautiful rooms and super pool area. Very lush and tropical everywhere. Some of the best rates for your money.
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Old 06-24-2006, 08:46 PM   #10
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Would you please me me more about Harrahs. Did you like the pool, and how were the rooms?? Going for my birthday in September, and have so far narrowed it down to the Mirage (which I love), or stretch myself and try Ceasars or Bellagio. I usually pick them out for location and the pool. (I live by them all day long.) I'm also curious about the Tropicana. Thanks!!
I LOVED the rooms at Harrahs. Very inviting and comfortable. I liked the whole atmosphere. I did not go to the pool on that trip, so i'm sorry I can't say much about the pool since I don't know.
I loved how you walk outside (I guess out the back entrence maybe) and there was this marketplace atmosphere with a bar and some stands and shops. I really loved the location and loved the whole feeling. I would go back again in a heartbeat.
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I know this wasn't directed to me, but from my experience (I accidentally left it out of my reviews) Bally's is a fine hotel if you just want a pleasant, centrally located place to stay. It doesn't have any spectacular theming but it is nice enough and in a great location in the middle of everything. Also it connects to Paris without having to leave the hotel or go outside so you can access their casino, restaurants, and shops easily. It just depends on what you're looking for , but if you're ok with the fact that it's more plain that some of the other hotels than go for it. I've not been to Harrah's so I'm not sure how it compares.
Thank you for the information. We were looking for something that was comfortable (room wise) and a warm atmosphere.
I'm not sure what a luxery room is, but thats what we got. My SIL got a standard/delux room). Not sure if you can shed any light on the different room types, but if you can that would great.
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Anyone stay at the Luxor? My daughter really want to stay here.
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Old 06-25-2006, 09:04 AM   #13
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I have stayed in the Venetian and New York New York.

Venetian: Loved it, amazing rooms (we were lucky enough to be given a free upgrade at check in to one of the high roller suites! How that happened I don't know but our room had it's own sauna and jet steam room!!), great view if you get a strip view room, amazing theaming and such a peaceful atmosphere.

New York, New York: Great theaming for the casino, nice rooms, great rollercoaster! I thought the hotel was great value for money too.
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Old 06-25-2006, 06:05 PM   #14
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Forgot that I had also stayed at Ballys!

Pros- great location, cool neon out front and an moving walkway for tired feet,has one of the monorail stations. The room we had was spectacular,somehow upgraded to a jaquizzi suite!

Cons- very bland pool,lack of any theme


The TI (we were there after the change) was a let down. They were trying so hard to be hip and cool it was like watching the dorky kid sell their soul to run with the "in" crowd,and doing a poor job of it.Our room was small and dingy etc. But, maybe they have hit their stride ?
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You know Bally's? Well, we stayed right around the corner from there! At a little dump called the Days Inn Town Hall and Casino. What a hole! The pool was freezing cold and the hot tub was lukewarm and yellow and cloudy. The whole place smelled and it was a good 10 minute hike around Bally's fenced parking lot to get to the strip. Learned my lesson there. Only staying at big name hotels on the strip from now on!

ETA: From the looks of the old-sih photos on Google Maps it looks as though this hotel is rather 2 dimensional now. Probably an improvement!

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