Vegas! Where to stay?

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  1. Axegrinder77

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    I get that this isn't a travel forum. But I trust Tele players more than randoms in almost every aspect of my endeavours.

    Nice pool is all I care about. I'm happy going budget or splurging, as my dates in April are cheap.

    Want to relax but also have a vibe going on. Just two 40 yr old dudes getting away from our families (and band) for a few nights.

    Thinking maybe Venetian, Bellagio, or mirage.

    Totally open. Thanks!

    Axe
     
  2. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I'm thinking Mustang Ranch .... :rolleyes:
     
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  3. stormsedge

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    Well, I was gonna suggest the Holiday Inn Express about two miles from the strip...but I see where this is going.
     
  4. Preacher

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    Bellagio is nice, I usually try to stay around the Caesars area.
     
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    The only suggestion i have is if you like Mexican food....michoacan original lindo is EXTREMELY good. Google is your friend.
    Your welcome.
     
  6. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

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    The Mandalay Bay wave pool and lazy river is quite expansive. Sometimes it has live music.

    After a day or two I need to hire a car and hit the deserts though.
     
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    Luxor if you want a deal on rooms, check TripAdvisor for deals!!
     
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    The Luxor will be the cheapest of your better known hotels on the strip, it's at the beginning (or end) of the strip, and has the convenience of having the tram stop right in front and take you to where all the action is. The rooms are small, but cheap.

    *Parking used to be free, but I don't know now, you need to check. Parking is a sore point of staying in a strip casino hotel.

    Cheaper than that is Circus Circus :lol:
     
  9. Ivorytooth

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    Whatever you do, you gotta go to the Palace Station Casino's Oyster Bar and have some of their gumbo. I get the Seafood gumbo and level 5 on the spicy factor.

    I used to go to Vegas every year and that was a mandatory stop.
     
  10. 8trackmind

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    The Elara (Hilton) behind planet hollywood is nice. I've stayed there a couple times.
    Private cabanas in the pool area if I remeber correctly.

    Eat breakfast at the peppermill. It's a must do!
     
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  11. chris m.

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    All the big casino hotels have plush rooms and usually you can get great deals if you look around a bit. I would focus on finding a good deal at one of the top casino hotels on the Strip.

    After a few days camping and hiking in the Mojave we found a great rate on a room-- I believe at Mandalay Bay, if I recall correctly-- and we had a swanky room with plush towels, robes,
    giant two-person whirlpool tub, big screen TV, all the nice amenities, for very cheap. I can't remember the rate but it was cheaper than you might get at a crummy Super 8 motel in the middle
    of nowhere. We had fun roughly breaking even on a little fun money we were willing to gamble and lose, had an amazing sushi dinner, saw some live music, and walked around gawking.
    It was a nice luxurious break after a few days of roughing it during very, very cold nights in the Mojave winter desert.
     
  12. Junkyard Dog

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    We stayed at the Trump International last year. It is amazing. There are photos and so forth on the hotel’s website:

    https://www.trumphotels.com/las-vegas

    FYI, the hotel does NOT have a casino...in case that is a priority.
     
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  13. Axegrinder77

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    I stayed there about 10 years ago. Was incredible service. First class. A bit off the path though IIRC.
     
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  14. unixfish

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    The Flamingo has a whole complex of pools. If you are in the old part of the hotel, however, the rooms are very meh.

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    I always go to the Red Rocks campground. . . But I only go to vegas for this:

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    On a serious note: Does anyone know a COOL guitar shop to check out in Vegas? I'm actually heading there next weekend to do the above, but need something to do at night besides going to a movie theater or shopping. . .I am way too cheap to gamble.
     
  16. Milspec

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    There is no good reason to stay in the hotel other than to sleep when in Vegas, so I always just take the best deal available. Staying just off the strip can be a real cost saver and many of those places have a free shuttle running all night to / from the strip. The last couple of times I went I stayed at the New York NY which is at the farthest end of the strip. There is always a good deal available and the Irish Pub on-site was a nice plus. If the walk to the busier part of the strip is an issue, try maybe the Paris.

    Regardless of where you stay, be sure to grab dinner at Batista's Hole in Wall while you are there. Some day it will be gone and an icon will be dead...don't miss the chance.
     
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  17. Axegrinder77

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    I smell what you're cooking. The pool situation is my only concern about this idea. Maybe I'll just book Bellagio. I heard the chairs aren't all taken. Obviously it's nice, and the location is prime.
     
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    Generally I just find a hotel that excepts cash up front rather than credit information. Just in case
     
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    I don't think it really matters that much. Most of the casinos are close together and connected anyways on the strip. We stayed at the Flamingo for relatively cheap a while back, and it was fine. You don't spend much time in your room when you go to Vegas. You don't like your hotel's buffet you go next door.
     
  20. getbent

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    Caesars or the Wynn for a first visit.
     
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