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User currently offlinePizzapolli From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

I am going to shoot over to vegas in a coming weekend and I was wondering if anyone has stayed in an hotel room in vegas with really great views of mccarren and the runways. It would seem like an easy place to get a room that gets great views of operations. I know Mandalay Bay has good views how about others. {It would be nice coming back to the room at 7 am and then watching ops for a few hours before bed  Smile/happy/getting dizzy }

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User currently offlineLuv767s From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

MGM Grand has some nice views too. The Luxor might as well.


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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

The Mirage & Treasure Island are in position to have good views from the higher levels.

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User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2594 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

Stayed in the LV Hilton about a month ago, and was surprised to see flights landing on the north/south runway (whichever number that one is). As a matter of fact, the room was in perfect position to see flights landing (although I don't believe this is the preferred runway).

User currently offlineOOPJV From Belgium, joined Jun 2003, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

I can definitely recommend the Luxor hotel. I stayed there on the 20th floor at the side facing the airport. Magnificent view of the airport and the main runway crossing from left to right... I almost forgot the casino...

User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

This was discussed extensively on the aviation photography forum a few weeks ago - do a search there.

Andy


User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Mandalay Bay & Luxor...

User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Yeah, depending what side you're on Luxor and Mandalay Bay have some awesome views. Even though I'd be out until 4AM or so, I'd get up around sunrise each day to watch the sun rise over LAS and the first birds come in for the day.

NS



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2245 times:

The Mirage & Treasure Island are in position to have good views from the higher levels.

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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4278 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

Mandalay Bay and Luxor have good unobstructed views.... be careful though at the Luxor. When I was there a few months ago (and asked for a room with an airport view), that request could not be accommodated and I ended up with a great view of another part of the hotel. It stunk - I saw nothing from the hotel room.

I would also recommend the Tropicana. I had a great view from the far tower, and the north/south runways were pretty close. OK, the hotel is not as nice or modern as MGM Grand or even the Luxor, but it is comfortable and will even save you a few bucks! The pool is pretty good too. There is also the San Remo hotel that is REALLY close to the runways but I have never been there or known anyone who stayed there.

If part of the reason you are going to LAS is to planespot, may I recommend walking south on Las Vegas Blvd to the southwestern tip of the airport (about 1 mile from M Bay). Across the street is a Jack-in-the-Box and a gas station - they sell beer! - and my buddy and I spent a few hours sitting on the bus stop bench watching planes, drinking Mexican beer and eating bad chicken strips. It was great! Depending on the direction of the aircraft, it is hard to imagine being much closer to the action!  Smile



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User currently offlineDan6681 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

I stayed at the Luxor in August on the 14th floor of the pyramid in a room facing LAS, nice views!

I'm not sure if you can request a room facing the airport though.



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User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

i am a flight instructor in northern az, and i always fly with my students into las, probably once a week. mandalay bay probably number one, with luxor, tropicana and mgm all coming in second, but don't forget, the hotel can put you on any side of the hotel they want to, so call ahead that day and speak with them personally, a tine hotel that most don't know about is the hotel san remo, older vintage hotel where a lot of crews stay, they have about a ten story tower and their airport facing rooms aren't bad. if they are using runway 1/19, the las vegas hilton is then a winner, but that is not too often.

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4390 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

Hello,

I have been to vegas 9 times, and 3 times with a requested airport view room. You cannot beat mandalay bay from the high floors(20+), and it beats luxor if you can get the right view, which is kind of tricky in the 3 pointed building. The MGM Grand is pretty good, as i have stayed in a mccarren view room as well. My choice is MB if it all works out.

PS.
"The Mirage & Treasure Island are in position to have good views from the higher levels."

No, they are not at all.



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User currently offlinePizzapolli From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

thanks a lot for all your help, everyone!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Yep, if you get lucky, the Luxor has some nice views, if you are a non-smoker, make sure that you get a high floor.





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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

JpetekYXMD80: I stand corrected, having not stayed at either, I was simply making an educated guess based on their location. Sorry bout that!

User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2014 times:

If cost is a problem, consider the Excalibur, if they can give you a room high enough and on the proper side.

User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

Mandalay Bay.  Big thumbs up I think Tropicana offers good views as well if you are on a budget.


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User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

I agree, Luxor is good. Terrible's is also good if you're on a budget. It's off the strip. I had a room that faced the rear and had a great view of incoming flights.

User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1950 times:
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stayed in Luxor 2 weeks ago and specifically asked for a strip view room.

I think there are 30 or 32 floors and we were on the 27th. The view was grand! While the finacee was busy getting ready, all I had to do was sit in bed and watch planes take off.

The room was perfect for sunrise too. We slept with the curtains open and next AM, the sun arose, we sat in bed , watched, then watched some of those Area 51 planes take offf, then back to sleep.

If you want, email me via my profiel and I can send you a phot that I took from the room so what you have an idea of the view.

Godspeed, mirrodie




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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

I stayed at the Luxor in March for 2 nights and had a jacuzzi suite with a view of the airport. Terrific scenes all day long of planes taking off and landing.

I also recommend the pool area of the Mandalay Bay, if you can get in. It is next door. I saw the Virgin 747-400 take off from there. It flew right over me.

Awesome.

ContinentalEWR


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