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So I'm planning a trip to Las Vegas around late Sept early Oct. Yes its early but I'm curious as to hotels ppl have stayed at and liked or hated. My bro has been to Vegas in the range of 20+ times and seems to favor the Excaliber so throw down some opinions please.

Oh and if you can throw some "must sees" my way as well I'd like to hear about them.

Additional Info: Trip is most likely going to be a Sun-Fri trip to avoid all the weekend warriors from Cali that drive out there. Flying out of the local airport so my airfare will be slightly higher but Logan is a PITA from what I hear.
 

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I'd like to get in a few tournaments while out there, not sure how often they run them or how quick they fill up, but my main interest in going is not gambling, just a few tournys and maybe some slots or something.
 

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I stayed at the Excalibur and TBH I thought it was a little run down and needing an update. Next time I go I'd like to stay either in the pyramid at Luxor or at the Bellagio. The Wynn is absolutely exquisite but expect to pay a LOT of money to stay there.

Not to be missed:

-Bellagio gourmet dinner buffet

-ANY Cirque du Soleil show

Also I recommend buying a case of cheap bottled water somewhere OFF the strip. It is hotter than fuck there and you will be boned $3.50 to $5 for a bottle of water on the strip.
 

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All of the major hotel/casinos have nice(r) rooms. Ones I'd favor over the Excalibur would be Caesar's, MGM Grand, Bellagio, Paris, Monte Carlo, New York, etc. I've heard many good things about Mandalay Bay, but it's clear at the southern edge of the strip and a good distance from most places.
Then again, Excalibur, MGM, New York and Monte Carlo are at that end as well, just closer to the rest.
There are a lot of trams/monorails that connect the dots, though, so if you're smart about it you can make it to the northern parts of the major strip without a whole bunch of walking. Circus Circus and the Stratosphere are farther up and you'll want a ride ther if you want to see them.
Just depends on how much scratch you want to spend.
Same goes for what to see/do. What do you like and how much do you want to spend?
That many nights you'll be able to hit all the attractions.


EDIT: Phobe, the rooms at the Luxor suck. Not really a nice play to stay, just a fun place to check out.
 

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The Wynn :eek: I dont fall under High Roller status so that is not a hotel I plan on staying at.

I'm not sure as to what to see out there, I dont even know what to expect so I guess I should have asked how much scratch to put aside for a budget.

I dont want to stay at a hotel thats too far off the strip cuz I dont want to spend 1/2 my vaca in a taxicab. And my bro said the luxor stinks like pee and wouldnt stay there again.
 

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RRWANTR said:
I'll disagree...we stayed there the last time out. Our room was in one of the towers, not the pyramid. The room was very nice. Believe they'd just been renovated.
Yeah, but you smell like pee anyway.
 

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ConqSoft said:
MGM ran several tournaments a day. The ones during the week were lower buy-in than that weekend ones. (Lower payout too, of course.) But, that was last August, so it could have changed. We plan to go back this August.
:rolleyes: What'd ya think I am some sorta rookie.

My friend was down in Atlantic City for something a couple weeks back and told me they ran tournys all day so I'm hoping Vegas is along the the same lines or better.
 

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I've stayed at the Luxor and the Golden Nugget. The former was pretty cool, though a little small. The latter was pretty run-down. Either way, you're missing the point if you're spending much time in your room while in Vegas anyway. ;)
 

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I've stayed at Excalibur, Luxor, Bellagio, MGM Grand, and Caesar's. IMO, the rooms at each were comparable. Location was what made each one different.

If you're going to live by "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" stay at the Bellagio and go the the club there. Hit the oxygen bar around midnight and see if you can get to sleep before 7 the next night. You'll definately put a skeleton or two in your closet before you get to sleep again.
 

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didn't like the paris. kinda run down. bellagio is superb. the spa is great. the dinner buffet thing is not to be missed. the beds are super comfy.
ride the rollercoaster at new york new york! and go to the stratosphere and ride the rides at the very top. it's scary but well worth getting the shit scared out of you! mandalay bay is awesome as well. the sports room rocks.
 

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BDA116 said:
. Circus Circus and the Stratosphere are farther up and you'll want a ride ther if you want to see them.
I am staying at the Stratosphere in a couple of weeks. Are you saying a vehicle is a neccessity? I am going for a bachelors party so I am not sure of the accomodations beyond where we are staying.
 

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phobiaphobe said:
The strat is a long walk from all the good shit. Just take cabs, they are plentiful.
I called and checked after I posted. We rented a van.
Where are the best buffets to hit? I know someone said the Bellagio was good...how bout brunches?
 
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