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Anybody got recommendations for good and reasonably priced ones? (under $150 a night) Reading the reviews it's hard to get much clarity, as they're full of people bitter because they lost money in the casino, or those that just have absurd expectations... Really just want somewhere non sleazy, clean, and not too loud...

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I've stayed in the Luxor. Unusual, but in a good way. Towards the bottom of the strip - well it was 12 years ago!

 

No doubt you know that prices (at least) double at weekends. We did a fly/drive holiday and spent first & last two nights there. Vegas has to be on everyone's bucket list.

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the answer is - it depends.

 

what are you going for? first time? want night clubs - need to be close to anything in particular? into gambling? poker?

happy to walk, use public transport, cabs or are you renting a car.

how long for? do you mind changing hotels?

boys trip or impressing someone?

 

theres hotels that will suit for different holidays.

 

let me know a bit more and I will guide you in the right direction.

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Thanks for the responses, a few things I can pursue there...

 

the answer is - it depends.

 

what are you going for? first time? want night clubs - need to be close to anything in particular? into gambling? poker?

happy to walk, use public transport, cabs or are you renting a car.

how long for? do you mind changing hotels?

boys trip or impressing someone?

 

theres hotels that will suit for different holidays.

 

let me know a bit more and I will guide you in the right direction.

 

 

Thanks :)

 

Our first time there, and I'm going with my wife and 18 month old, just to have 3-4 days of work free relaxation in sunny warm weather... We're open to changing hotels, but likely want to be either downtown or on the strip. We're not gonna rent a car, so likely will be walking, cabs or bus... Won't be spending too much time in casinos, but want a nice pool, and close to good food...

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Thanks for the responses, a few things I can pursue there...

 

 

 

 

Thanks :)

 

Our first time there, and I'm going with my wife and 18 month old, just to have 3-4 days of work free relaxation in sunny warm weather... We're open to changing hotels, but likely want to be either downtown or on the strip. We're not gonna rent a car, so likely will be walking, cabs or bus... Won't be spending too much time in casinos, but want a nice pool, and close to good food...

 

What time of year, and days of week have you in mind (ie midweek or weekend)? That would have a bearing on hotel choice too. If you're not gambling or having a car I think the strip will be much better for you, and pretty much any of the big places will have deals if you're talking midweek and in the next few weeks, especially the newer ones.

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at this time of year it is stupid hot.

 

with a kid then i'd make a pool a priority.

 

The best pool area is probably the Mandalay bay but it is at the southern end of the strip so it'll be a lot of walking unless you invest in the ticket for umlimited rides on the momrail ( whihc tends to dump you at the back of hotels and a long walk)

 

further along the strip is MGM - good pool and closer the action.

 

Monte carlo isn't bad - lazy river too - look into getting a cabana as well - especially in a weekday when its a bit cheaper.

 

Downtown isn't too bad if you pick Golden nugget. good hotel and a pool with shade option.. best bit is the casinos are all close together but besides the childrens museum its not too kid friendly. plus its a ride on the bus to the stirp from there.

 

have a look at the flamingo. its a bit older but will cost less. its right in the middle of the strip and has a good pool area.may find a pool party on the sunday thats a bit loud but the rest of the time it'll be fine.

 

easy reach of plenty of places and very handy to go watch the bellagio fountains plus not too far from the fashion show mall (indoors and AC).

 

the heat is a killer this time of year. drink plenty of water and don't keep the little un out too late at night.

 

food wise with a kid - try magginios in the mall (italian) plus they have stripburger there. also the cafe at the from of paris (mon ami gabi - or something) very good lunch value. The paris and Planet hollywood buffets aren't bad but if you are really up for a buffet try wicked spoon at the Cosmo.

Planet hollywood has Earl of Sandwich for an easy snack and if you don;t mind a little walk then head down flamingo between bills and ballys and go to Ellis island on Koval. its a 5 10 minut walk but after 4pm they have a bbq place thats very good (rib or chicken - thats your lot!) a very well priced restaurant and a good pizza place (plus you can get micro brew on site!!).

 

and theres always the cheesecake factory at the venetian / palazzo casino area.

 

I've never been to vegas with kids so can't recommend much for them. just keep them handing them water!!

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I'm going next weekend... will be there from Saturday night until Wed morning.

 

Something like Aria would be perfect for what you want I would think. The system I use has it at £458 for those 4 nights, but you may get it cheaper over there, worth a look. Another of the newer ones, Elara (connected to Planet Hollywood which is across form Bellagio) looks to have deals on too (£413 for me), aswell as Vdara (£423)

 

Of the more established hotels, the Monte Carlo's (£337) not a bad option.

 

Those prices are inclusive of tax, but pretty much advance booking rates, so booking late you should get some great deals locally with it being so hot.

 

Centre strip is likely the best at this time of year with a child, you've got plenty of airconditioned shopping malls and the like too, either in the hotels or at Fashion Show Mall

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I've stayed in the Luxor. Unusual, but in a good way. Towards the bottom of the strip - well it was 12 years ago!

 

No doubt you know that prices (at least) double at weekends. We did a fly/drive holiday and spent first & last two nights there. Vegas has to be on everyone's bucket list.

 

 

A lot of the Brits go to Excalibur (aka King Arthur's Penitentiary) there's something for the kids there, I seem to remember. I always got a car, don't fancy getting stuck down the strip thru heavy traffic - not in this weather. Otherwise the hotels already mentioned are fine too. For cheapness off the strip, could try the Gold Coast.

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at this time of year it is stupid hot.

 

with a kid then i'd make a pool a priority.

 

The best pool area is probably the Mandalay bay but it is at the southern end of the strip so it'll be a lot of walking unless you invest in the ticket for umlimited rides on the momrail ( whihc tends to dump you at the back of hotels and a long walk)

 

further along the strip is MGM - good pool and closer the action.

 

Monte carlo isn't bad - lazy river too - look into getting a cabana as well - especially in a weekday when its a bit cheaper.

 

Downtown isn't too bad if you pick Golden nugget. good hotel and a pool with shade option.. best bit is the casinos are all close together but besides the childrens museum its not too kid friendly. plus its a ride on the bus to the stirp from there.

 

have a look at the flamingo. its a bit older but will cost less. its right in the middle of the strip and has a good pool area.may find a pool party on the sunday thats a bit loud but the rest of the time it'll be fine.

 

easy reach of plenty of places and very handy to go watch the bellagio fountains plus not too far from the fashion show mall (indoors and AC).

 

the heat is a killer this time of year. drink plenty of water and don't keep the little un out too late at night.

 

food wise with a kid - try magginios in the mall (italian) plus they have stripburger there. also the cafe at the from of paris (mon ami gabi - or something) very good lunch value. The paris and Planet hollywood buffets aren't bad but if you are really up for a buffet try wicked spoon at the Cosmo.

Planet hollywood has Earl of Sandwich for an easy snack and if you don;t mind a little walk then head down flamingo between bills and ballys and go to Ellis island on Koval. its a 5 10 minut walk but after 4pm they have a bbq place thats very good (rib or chicken - thats your lot!) a very well priced restaurant and a good pizza place (plus you can get micro brew on site!!).

 

and theres always the cheesecake factory at the venetian / palazzo casino area.

 

I've never been to vegas with kids so can't recommend much for them. just keep them handing them water!!

 

 

Thanks very much - really appreciate the detailed response :)

 

I know it's gonna be hot, but at least it's a dry heat. I think 110 in a dry heat is actually more easy to tollerate than 90 and humid... but we'll make sure the little one stays well hydrated..

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@ sniffer

 

Huge rooms, great en-suite, massive beds, spotlessly clean, quick & reasonably priced room service etc etc, great views of the Strip from the room, within walking distance of other big venues or limo & cab hire without queues. Think the charges went from $39.99 to 89.99 over the weekend. This was in 98.

 

Lovely time had by all 30 of us who went. I have stayed in plenty of top end hotels before and since, often been disappointed, other times merely satisfied and occasionally they've surpassed expectation.

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circus circus is great - if you have older kids and your expectations are low. its out of the way - not an easy walk to much and I wouldn;t recommend ti to anyone who wants to be impressed by vegas.

 

however its got plenty for kids to do and , oddly, a really fantastic steakhouse.

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Circus Circus probably hasn't been renovated since 98 at least to be fair, but f*** off Sniffer.

 

A few years back Stratosphere was looking very tatty and due a refit, its a little further up so normally cheaper.

Flamingo was overdue a refit but is cheap.

 

Imperial Palace hotel should be avoided but the Casino is trashy fun.

 

One we found had a good balance between price point and quality/modernity was T.I. pretty good for kids too.

Trump was recommended on price/modernity but never went there.

 

Wynn, Bellagio, etc etc you may as well be in a different city.

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