Where do you stay in Las Vegas?

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bride4life Posts : 499 Registered: 3/28/06
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 10:35 AM Go to message in response to: savex389

We stayed at the Excalibur. I don't believe it was under $100 per night so I really can't help you there.
I also would not recommend the Excalibur
We went to vegas not only for vacation, but for a wedding. The couple that got married got married at the 'Graceland Wedding Chapel' I wanted a hotel close to the wedding chapel. So I actually went to a travel agent. At that time I did not know how small vegas was and I was worried about transportation and getting there on time. I have heard that ceremonies only last like 10-15 mins so we couldn't be late. So we went to a travel agent and said, "Our uncle is getting married at the Graceland Wedding Chapel and we would like a hotel really close" So she booked one. We got to vegas and not only was it not close.....but we couldn't of been further away..(we were on the end...the only way we could of been further would be at the MGM or Luxor or one more whose name excapes my now maybe Tropocana-could be wrong)...the hotel and chapel were on the opposite sides of the strip. Also, it was not a great hotel. The only reason I went through a travel agent was to get close. Next, I might as well do it myself...I couldn't do worse.

We rode the bus system and that took forever....very busy time (Valentine's Day weekend) and it stopped every ten feet...we ended up getting off and walk/jogging.....it was quicker than the bus. We got there on time....but barely.

Side note-we also walked the entire strip on other night....it is longer than it looks...I ruined a pair of shoes (granted they were ballet type shoes...not tennis shoes...but still threw them away)


BTW-Fremont street is considered the "old vegas" and the las vegas boulivard is considered the "new vegas"

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BenjaminsWife Posts : 1,069 Registered: 1/11/07
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 12:01 PM Go to message in response to: bride4life

I personally would not recommend Fremont street. I went there once and havent been back there since. I thought it was a bit shabby. I defintely prefer the strip (new vegas)

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PharmToxGirl Posts : 5,446 Registered: 8/30/07
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 12:03 PM Go to message in response to: savex389

I stayed at Tuscany Suites. It's right by the strip, wasn't too outrageous and I liked itl.

 

 

 

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TheNewMrsJ Posts : 754 Registered: 1/6/08
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 3:46 PM Go to message in response to: NJ4Life

Whoever
said the walked from there to the strip..OMG I Can't believe that. The
taxi ride is at least 10 mins....that must have taken FOREVER! And it
could not have been that safe!

LOL yeah... by the time we got to the Stratsophere, it was pretty dark and certain areas between it, I clung to DH, as some of the people we pasted or saw while we were walking kinda creeped us out. We thought it would take maybe 15-20min... took more like 40-60 and i was in cute little strappy sandals! That was our 2nd night there and I had giant blisters on my feet the rest of the trip! It only looks closer, because the land is flat out there. We paid the $2 bus fare rode the Deuce back, and then took the bus over to The Strip the other days, lol...

We bought Fromers' Guide to Las Vegas and they had a lot of suggestions and pricing info on restaurants, so we didn't buy any real expensive meals the whole time we were there - we'd get the lunch/breakfast buffet our hotel had several days, or buy a bagel for or something for breakfast at the stand downstairs and get 99 cent footlong hot dogs at Slots A Fun for lunch.

Bride4Life, you're probably thinking Mandalay Bay, as when we were there last fall that was the only hotel pass The Luxor.

We took a day and rode the bus down to the south end of The Strip (Manadalay Bay) and walked all the way up to The Stratosphere at the north end. It wasn't too bad, but we paced ourselves and stopped in at all the different hotels, casinos and sites along the way. Just wear comfy walking/tennis shoes like we did and you'll be fine - just be sure to stop and sit down for a few minutes if your feet/calves start hurting, as The Strip itself is several miles long (i think it's between 3 and 5).

The only time when we were there that the bus seemed to take forever was on Friday night, when traffic was the busiest we saw it all week, but it was Friday night so it made sense traffic would be stop and start on The Strip. The rest of the week we were there the bus made decent travel and it was pretty safe and clean too.

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NJ4Life Posts : 3,358 Registered: 8/10/07
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 3:58 PM Go to message in response to: BenjaminsWife

Fremont is cool to visit for an evening to see the light show thing and see the old casinos. But it never occurred to me that people actually stayed in those hotels. I always recommend anyone who's going to LV to visit Fremont Street. Also the times I've been downtown the people who hang around Fremont aren't the "nicest" looking people.

The best bet for a hotel is one centrally located on the strip. Caesars, Venetian, Bellagio, Mirage , TI. Howevver if you stay on one of the ends, Mandalay Bay or Circus Circus, you can take a cab to the other end and walk back. It doesn't take long to walk the entire strip from top to bottom. And the cab ride is cheap...or you can take the bus thing.

Ok now i am REALLY in the mood for another Vegas Vacation!! :)

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marty08 Posts : 1,110 Registered: 7/1/07
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 4:54 PM Go to message in response to: savex389

going to Vegas next week...OMFG I have to fly!!!

I love downtown. Always stayed at the Plaza. I'm staying at Treasure Island, far away from coworkers..lol! I'll let you know how TI is.

Try bookit.com..they have some HUGE HUGE discounts sometimes. They had a package deal with Paris hotel that was incredible, but I had already booked. The only other place I've stayed was MGM, security is crappy there! I had some guy banging on my door at 3am going physcho and it took them almost an hour to get someone to my room!!

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Anjelbabe Posts : 55 Registered: 1/10/09
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 6:20 PM Go to message in response to: TRACYJOHNSONBRA...

There are lots of places to stay in Vegas. I would stay away from
Fremont. It is down town by the jail and when they let ppl out that is
just what they do they give them a meal ticket for one of the hotels
down there and just let them go. It is not a good place to be at night.
Now When I go to Vegas I stay with Family but If I was going for that
reason then I wouldn't I would stay at the Rio The rooms are beautiful
and depending on the room and time of year the price varies. Another
good place would be one of the Station Casinos. They have them all over
Vegas Palace Station is about two blocks west from the north side of
the strip. The Stratosphere is really the farthest north I would go on
the strip. And With Vegas you really don't always get what you pay for. The Bellagio is one of the more pricey hotels and the service is crap, the rooms are just ok, and the food there is Meh. Same with MGM. I like the smaller Local hotels such as the Station Casinos

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bride4life Posts : 499 Registered: 3/28/06
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 11, 2009 12:07 AM Go to message in response to: Anjelbabe

I think the OP was wanting a room for under $100 per night.......I could be wrong...but I doubt you will find that on the strip.

IMO-If you could possibly swing the money for $100 plus per night...I really enjoyed staying on the strip. I thought it was worth it. You don't have to deal with transportation so much to have a good time.


I do believe (someone can correct me if I am wrong) but the bus Deuce only goes on the strip...so if you stay off of it....you have to relay on taxi or rent a car which would also suck since parking is difficult. Depending on how long you stay and how much coming and going you plan to do...it might be worth staying on the strip and walking...opposed to off the strip and taxi.

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PharmToxGirl Posts : 5,446 Registered: 8/30/07
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 11, 2009 12:31 AM Go to message in response to: bride4life

Tuscany was on the end a little over from the strip, I think and it was under $100/night, when I went anyways. I remember thinking I could have walked to the Strip but I wasn't able to as I was there to take a test.

 

 

 

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HLYflute Posts : 1,282 Registered: 2/5/07
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 11, 2009 8:24 AM Go to message in response to: savex389

I didn't have time to read all the posts, so sorry if someone already suggested this...

You didn't mention if you are flying or driving (don't know how fare you are from there), but if you are flying, you can most likely find a package deal where the hotel is essentially free.

We went to LV for our honeymoon and booked a vacation package through Southwest Airlines. We stayed either 3 or 4 nights at the Luxor and the total cost was $400/person for airfare and hotel. When we got there, we upgraded our room to one of the humongous suites (seriously, bigger than our apartment, with a great view!) for $75 a night. We reasoned since we weren't really paying for the hotel in the first place, $75 was a small price to pay, since it was our honeymoon, afterall!

On a side note, we were really happy with our stay at the Luxor. My only complaint is that it's on the far end of the strip, and it took forever to walk to the other hotels. I'm to cheap to take a taxi when I could walk for free!

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10042008Bride Posts : 82 Registered: 9/11/07
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 11, 2009 2:15 PM Go to message in response to: bride4life

We've stayed at the Stratosphere the last few times we were there and loved it. The rooms are okay- clean and the beds are decent. We were hardly ever in our rooms anyway. The last time we stayed we got the room for something like $60 a night. Go to their website and sign up for their emails. They send out promo emails all the time with great rates.

The bus does go to downtown. That's how we went to Freemont and back to the strip, so that's definitely an option.

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Anjelbabe Posts : 55 Registered: 1/10/09
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 11, 2009 3:59 PM Go to message in response to: 10042008Bride

They have busses that go all over the Double decker busses are only on the strip and when I moved from Vegas ( one year ago) the bus was 1.25 per person. I was recently told that you can now not get xfers you would have to pay for each bus I do know the bus on the strip is 2.00 and an all day pas is 5 I believe. And because you will be going during the summer the rooms will be a little higher than if you were going in the off season. Like I said before Palace station is about two blocks from the strip and there is a bus stop just out front and then you could walk the strip it is going to be around 100 or higher outside so I would strongly advise someting comfy sunblock and lots of water. Walking the strip in the summer is fun. You can just head straight down it or you can walk from one casino to the next going into the casinos to stay cool and see the attractions that they have.Oh yeah in Vegas the strip is the only place that you can walk down with an open container of booze. Oh and if you go to a bar there is smoking in the bars just to let you know

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TheNewMrsJ Posts : 754 Registered: 1/6/08
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 11, 2009 5:34 PM Go to message in response to: bride4life

I do believe (someone can correct me if I am wrong) but the bus Deuce
only goes on the strip...so if you stay off of it....you have to relay
on taxi or rent a car which would also suck since parking is difficult.
Depending on how long you stay and how much coming and going you plan
to do...it might be worth staying on the strip and walking...opposed to
off the strip and taxi.


We wanted to go check out the Hard Rock which is a bit off The Strip(which if you've been to one, you've been to them all - the hotel and casino weren't anything special, just more of an extension of the restaurant, which was near identical to the one we have in Chicago). We road The Deuce from Downtown to the Stratosphere and then hopped on of the local transit buses. I don't remember if they took our Deuce pass or not, but it was pretty cheap if they didn't and it dropped us off just blocks from our hotel in Downtown when we were done.

I didn't know about the jail thing - we didn't have any problems on Fremont though, even later at night there was always people walking around there, checking out the casinos, and you could always spot a bike cop. Fremont Street was always well lit too and in the evenings there were tons of people checking out the light show, bands and performers playing at the band shell and other street performers too. Like I said, I felt safe, but that's me and it was very affordable for us.

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savex389 Posts : 506 Registered: 8/10/07
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 13, 2009 10:34 AM Go to message in response to: savex389

My my you girls have been busy! :)
Thanks all for the recomendations! Let me clear up a few things, I did say earlier that I was driving there since we live in Utah and it's only 8 hours away but it wasn't in my OP. I would like a hotel for under $100 a night and I know it's possible, I also know that if we stayed in one they probable wouldn't be the cream of the crop, I've looked into most of them through the travel websites I just wanted to know where all you stayed and how you liked it.
I haven't stayed in anything over 3 stars (yes i know I'm deprived) so I'm really not that picky so the downtown area wouldn't bother me.
We might have struck lucky though, DH cousin went to Vegas just a few weeks ago and I asked her where they stayed and she said that they have a time share at the World Mark Resort and said that we can use their time share and pay them back. We haven't talked a ton about it because it was on Easter so I dont know how much it would be or which one of 3 it would be, but hopefully it all works out and thats where we'd stay.


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TheNewMrsJ Posts : 754 Registered: 1/6/08
Re: Where do you stay in Las Vegas?
Posted: Apr 13, 2009 1:07 PM Go to message in response to: savex389

World Mark... we went past there on the bus we took to get to the Hard Rock (that bus went out to the airport too and then looped around, picking people up from World Mark), but from what I recall it's not very close to either downtown or the strip, so you'll have to either drive and pay for parking, or take public transportation via the local bus (not the Deuce) or a cab.

But if you're getting a deal on it, that's awesome! It looked like a nice, huge resort with shopping!

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