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Mirage Or Luxor For Vegas Trip  
User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

HELP! Luxor or Mirage


going to vegas for walmart meeting (ironic eh? best place for a meeting) and we are gonna stay 5 days there. i want to know, Luxor or mirage??? Mirage has an awesome pool , location is great, great rooms, luxor on the other hand has its great tower rooms (pyramid rooms were a dissapoinment) that have balconies with views of the strip, tell me what you would suggest,

Luxor homepage



Mirage homepage



luxor is also cheaper.



you also should check out www.vegas.com and www.expedia.com for good pictures and virtual tours. im leaning towards mirage, input please!!!

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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

I would go for the Mirage because of:

Quoting Garri767 (Thread starter):
pyramid rooms were a dissapoinment

I was totally dissapointed with the pyramid rooms in the Luxor, good that I was always drunk while being there.  Silly

Patrick


User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3852 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 1):
was totally dissapointed with the pyramid rooms

hint hint why i said tower rooms, they look luxurious for a standard room, they are bigger, balconies, and views of the strip!  , but , agreed, those pyramid rooms are like staying in a tin can with a water drop and a spark (representing the shower and the tv LOL)


heres the rooms im looking at

luxor : tower room


mirage :

[Edited 2006-02-11 22:13:00]

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 2):
hint hint why i said tower rooms, they look luxurious for a standard room

Damn, I had requested a tower room but didn't know that they are better.

Additionally asked the lady at the front desk something like: "Is this the first time for you guys in the Luxor?", I said: "Yes" and she said something like: "Then I will give you a pyramid room, you will enjoy it".

Enjoy it my ass, I could only enjoy it after 15 beers or so.

Patrick


User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3835 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 3):
Enjoy it my ass, I could only enjoy it after 15 beers or so.



haha, thats why when you check in, you be like me, like when i stayed at alladin a ways back, i requested a view of strip in right portion of hotel, with a high floor (funny thing is i tricked here somewhat into giving me a fountainview room when i paid for a standard room) because, what i told her i wanted, are actually are the amenities of a fountainview room, and guess what i got ?? Big grin


User currently offlineEWROwznj00 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

I stayed at the Mirage YEARS ago and it was very nice. This past Labor Day, I stayed at Treasure Island, which is the sister casino to Mirage, and had a great time there. If I'm not mistaken, Luxor is kind of far from the main Strip, while Mirage is right on the Strip, so you can really walk around to the other casinos. I liked the location of Mirage, it was next to Ceasers, across from the Venetian, a 5 minute walk from Bellagio. I would go with Mirage. But let us know what you choose; either way, you'll have a great time.  Smile

User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3829 times:

Quoting EWROwznj00 (Reply 5):
I stayed at the Mirage YEARS ago and it was very nice. This past Labor Day, I stayed at Treasure Island, which is the sister casino to Mirage, and had a great time there. If I'm not mistaken, Luxor is kind of far from the main Strip, while Mirage is right on the Strip, so you can really walk around to the other casinos. I liked the location of Mirage, it was next to Ceasers, across from the Venetian, a 5 minute walk from Bellagio. I would go with Mirage. But let us know what you choose; either way, you'll have a great time.

yes! thats what im so-so about, otherwise i would have booked the luxor already! lol, but, luxor has monorail (i think?? vegas got new monorails recently so i wouldnt know)


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

I had a terrible experience with the Luxor. Try the Mirage.


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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

Neither..

Monte Carlo! Reasonable prices and great location (Next to Bellagio). The best bang for your buck in my opinion.



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User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 8):

odd enough that was our third choice, but there isnt enough to do in the hotel, the pool is boring, its soo quiet, and ive seen lance burton before.  lol

[Edited 2006-02-11 22:45:39]

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 9):

odd enough that was our third choice, but there isnt enough to do in the hotel, the pool is boring, its soo quiet,

The pool is anything but boring. They have a lazy river and a more interesting pool area than the luxor or the mirage.

* Lagoon Pool - A classically-designed 1,900 sq. ft. swimming pool.
* Kiddie Pool - A 520 sq. ft. enclosed children's pool.
* Spa - A private, heated spa with a 12 ft. diameter.
* Wave Pool - The Monte Carlo was the first Strip property to recreate the ocean. This 4,800 sq. ft. amenity features waves that reach 30".
* Easy River Ride - Sit back and relax as you are carried down 400 ft. of a slow-flowing river at speeds of up to 4 miles per hour.

[Edited 2006-02-11 22:50:31]


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User currently offlineEWROwznj00 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

I though Vegas had a monorail type system, but I didn't see it when I was there. Some of the casinos have monorails between them (Mirage/Treasure Island, Monte Carlo/Bellagio). But for the most part, everything is walking distance. I would go for Mirage, only because it's right on The Strip. Make sure when you are there to see the fountain show at Bellagio. That was a most awesome site.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

Try the Flamingo, assuming your trip is prior to the A.net LAS meetup. If it's after, I'd avoid the Flamingo, the Impotent Palace, and possibly Barbary Coast, Paris, Caesars, and Paris.

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

Quoting EWROwznj00 (Reply 5):
If I'm not mistaken, Luxor is kind of far from the main Strip,

Luxor is right on the strip, just at a different point. It depends what casinos you want to hang around the most. Luxor is by the '4 corners' of MGM, NY-NY, Tropicana and Excalibur, then Mandalay Bay next door. Mirage is by Caesars, Venitian, Treasure Island etc.

Quoting EWROwznj00 (Reply 11):
But for the most part, everything is walking distance.

Now thats something I wouldnt say. If you walk down from Luxor to the Venitian or something, you most definitley won't want to walk back! My legs got as sore as they had ever been in Vegas. But then of course, most of the monorails require you walking through the casino and shopping areas forever. A real catch-22.



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User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

already stayed at the flamigo,never stay at same hotel twice, also, about

Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 10):
The pool is anything but boring

the only pool open when im there (march) is lagoon, and mirage is much more lush imo, but , i guess you can keep throwing hotels at me , get the deposit rate please. march 15-20

my requirements are , nice pool , nice casino, nice rooms . simple as that, and dont give me the slotsafun or some 1 floor casino like that lol. it also has to be on the strip

[Edited 2006-02-11 23:07:49]

User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2808 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

Mirage, hands down, especially if it's on someone else's dime. Larger rooms, much better location on the Strip (Luxor is way down at the south end), a cleaner atmosphere (in my opinion, anyway) and, if it matters, one of the best buffets around.

Aside from the weird ass pyramid rooms, the Luxor "elevators" are actually "inclinators" (that's truly what they're called). They don't elevate, they inclinate, meaning the asscend and descend at an angle. It didn't bother me but the first (and last) time I took the girlfriend there, she actually got a little nauseaous from them (and trust me, she's not normally weak stomached).

The only things I can think of that the Luxor has over the Mirage are their rates are usually lower (for good reason), and if you are lucky enough to get a room on the east side of the hotel, you have a decent view of LAS.


User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3776 times:

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 14):
the only pool open when im there (march) is lagoon, and mirage is much more lush imo,

Ok, was wondering when you were going. The average high in march is only 69, so don't expect good swimming conditions no matter where you stay.



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User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 16):
Ok, was wondering when you were going. The average high in march is only 69, so don't expect good swimming conditions no matter where you stay.

hehe, i always swim in vegas, if its going to be 69 (which it hasnt the past three years ive been there ) ill be in the hot tub  LOL , but seriously, im more then open to other hotels too, march 15-20 just make sure its not awful expensive , and maximum deposit should be about 300$ , 2 adults and 2 children

[Edited 2006-02-11 23:17:14]

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 14):
march 15-20

Good, you can remember how Las Vegas was before A.net meet up levels the place......


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 8):
Monte Carlo! Reasonable prices and great location (Next to Bellagio). The best bang for your buck in my opinion.

I agree, I stay at the Monte a lot. It's the best value.

If you are choosing between Luxor and Mirage it's not even close. The Luxor is a dump. If you can spend the extra money stay at the Mirage.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

Ever consider the MGM?


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 6):
luxor has monorail (i think?? vegas got new monorails recently so i wouldnt know)

So, you know how Luxor´s monorail works ...
On the return one has to battle one´s way through Excalibur´s casino ...  Sad

The other monorail runs north from the backside of MGM Grand - see http://www.lvmonorail.com/ for details (I haven´t used it yet ...).

For the evenings, I would prefer the location of the Mirage over the Luxor.
-HT



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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 21):
The other monorail runs north from the backside of MGM Grand - see http://www.lvmonorail.com/ for details (I haven´t used it yet ...).

Yeah, the new monorail basically extended the MGM-Ballys monorail to the end of the strip and also to LAS. Also, there is now a charge- $5 each way, which I think is an absolute joke. It should absolutely be complimentary, as it connects business between casinos who will reap in the profits. What a joke.



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User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3736 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 21):
Ever consider the MGM?



okay like i said earlier i never stay at same hotel twice, so ill list the hotels ive stayed at

Aladdin
MGM
Flamingo

hint why they are excluded from the search Big grin


User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3730 times:

Quoting JpetekYXMD80 (Reply 22):
Yeah, the new monorail basically extended the MGM-Ballys monorail to the end of the strip and also to LAS. Also, there is now a charge- $5 each way, which I think is an absolute joke. It should absolutely be complimentary, as it connects business between casinos who will reap in the profits. What a joke.

dang, plus, thats just going to

A) discourage customers
B) then who gives a crap, we can walk
C) all money invested in monorail is wasted due to the fact its so expensive and people just will walk.


25 N1120A : You should. Those player's cards are even better than FF cards if you know how to do it.
26 Garri767 : heh i hit a jackpot at the mgm, won 10$ because i bet one coin , been betting max ever since.
27 Garri767 : screaming kids....noooooooooooooooooooooooooo
28 Srbmod : It can't be any worse than Circus Circus. My last trip to Vegas was about two years ago, and when I booked my trip, I didn't realize that some of the
29 STLGph : The Mirage. hands down.
30 Post contains images Garri767 : okay guys, im very sorry, but the mirage has gone way up in price, im going with the luxor. my friend from las vegas (family member from DFW) just sta
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