DeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
The hotels in Las Vegas are consistenly getting more and more impressive, to the point where a vacation there could easily be based completely on the resorts/nightlife and no gambling. so whats your favorite? I would probably vote the Wynn as my favorite for its immersive trendiness and overall feeling of quality and feng shui, but I feel more at home at the Venetian (and the venezia tower provides a little more luxury/seclusion). As for the Bellagio, its certainly very nice...but it seems pretty clear to me that the scene has moved to the Wynn.
STLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9155 posts, RR: 27 Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
Rest in peace, my favorite of all time, and always will be, the Westward Ho.
and I'm serious.
while Las Vegas has been on a spree of pyramids, paintings, and cities in Europe, there used to be a little hole in the wall dump on the north end of the strip, a small little motor lodge inn type of place that was home of the happiest little casino on the face of the planet. it was a place where you could eat and drink for cheap. you could get hotel and airfare and transfers and taxes and all your meals included for like $240 for three nights.
it was a great place...where people went to chill, relax, and be themselves. the staff remembered you...from games to dining to the hotel side and plus even the regulars that you would see over and over again would remember you. it was quite nice.
working in news ive seen some pretty sad, tear jerking, heart breaking things...but of all the things...ive never been so sad as i was the day they closed the doors of the Westward Ho
Eternal darkness we all should dread. It's hard to party when you're dead.
HPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1495 times:
Quoting STLGph (Reply 2): Rest in peace, my favorite of all time, and always will be, the Westward Ho.
Oh God, you just did not say the Westward Ho. I was trying to get with this girl from college, and she agreed to come out to Vegas over summer break to see me. Well, she ended up buying a vacation package on Southwest, and they ended up giving her the Westward Ho as a hotel. I hadn't even heard of the place for starters, and when I went over there, the place just reaked of hookers. I thought they were gonna charge by the hour. Dirtiest damn place I ever saw.....needless to say, it didn't work out between us.
Foppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 765 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1459 times:
Well, first off, I go to Las Vegas not for gambling but more for shopping and walking around having a bottle in my hand.
I like Four Season but it's way to far away from the strip. I think my favorite Las Vegas hotel would be Bellagio though it's pretty old now. The new one Wynn is also pretty good but it has a little bit of distance to the strip. Other than that, if you're looking for a ok-range priced hotel, Paris is pretty decent.
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 55 Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1453 times:
I've only been the once - a Christmas present from our friends in LA who we visiting. They took us to LV for the weekend between Xmas and New Year
We stayed in the Rio - well off the strip - and I certainly wasn't complaining as we weren't paying. Seemed nice enough, but I do remember the awesome seafood buffet downstairs - it seemed to go on for miles
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
STLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9155 posts, RR: 27 Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1429 times:
Quoting Lapper (Reply 16): I stayed at The Wynn last year, fantastic hotel, great rooms, if only it had the location of Bellagio.
The Wynn's location is much better! It's right across the street from the Fashion Show.
Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 6): Oh God, you just did not say the Westward Ho. I was trying to get with this girl from college, and she agreed to come out to Vegas over summer break to see me. Well, she ended up buying a vacation package on Southwest, and they ended up giving her the Westward Ho as a hotel. I hadn't even heard of the place for starters, and when I went over there, the place just reaked of hookers. I thought they were gonna charge by the hour. Dirtiest damn place I ever saw.....needless to say, it didn't work out between us.
I never saw any hookers at the Westward Ho, so I really don't know what you are talking about. Then again, aren't you in debt for trying to buy a hooker? I guess you know what you are talking about then.
Also, if you know *me* you know that I don't put up with filth and stuff well...just as ILikeYYC about my high maitenance travel demands. We went to the Westward Ho the first time as a joke "just to get there cheap was the idea and work out true accomodations later." It was just fine for the little amount we actually slept and what not. After the Ho closed in November of 2005, I made trips to Vegas and stayed at the MGM twice in March and April of this year. First time in March I walked in to a complete filth of a room...hadn't even been touched by house cleaning and went back in April (comped nights because of this) and had a slight bug problem. However, I don't entirely hold the bug problem against anybody being out in the desert, though.
Eternal darkness we all should dread. It's hard to party when you're dead.
LON-CHI From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 219 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1404 times:
When on a low-key, relaxing trip with the wife, I really like THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. Beautiful suites with flat screen TVs in the sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. Full access to everything Mandalay Bay has to offer (arguably the best pool in Vegas) but with a much more peaceful, subdued atmosphere. It's nice to be able to have a drink in the lobby bar and not be surrounded by noisy slot machines. And you have one of the best views of Vegas from the club & restaurant on the top floor.
When I'm out there with the boys gambling & drinking, I don't really care where I stay, as long as it's in the middle of the strip.
SK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1384 times:
I visited LAS many times and subsequently stayed in many hotels. Here is my list of places I stayed:
-Motel6 Tropicana Ave. not recommended
-San Remo , now "Hooters", OK, but not more than that
-Flamingo , value for money, center strip, great room
-Terrible's , cheap, but 20 min walk from the strip, lot's of smoke
-Luxor , nice pyramid room with airport view, good room, despite what other posters say, I was very satisfied
-Harrah's , recommended, large and clean rooms, center strip
-Silverton , very nice, just off the strip, you need a car though, but very nice
-South Point , new, large hotel, 10minutes from the strip (car), huge rooms, good breakfast buffet, nice casino, excellent room
My next visit to Vegas is not until May 2007 . This time I want to stay in Mandalay Bay or Planet Hollywood (former Alladin).
DeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1357 times:
Caesar's Palace: Definitely a fan...casino is very nice, mall is great, and the place has history.
Ballys: Depressing...old, sleazy vegas.
Stardust: Ditto, although I think its closed now.
Casino Royale: hell on earth? i never saw the westward ho, but i have a feeling theyd have more than a few things in common.
Flamingo: Just walking through there makes me want to go home and take a shower...sorry to all of its fans here...also it was featured in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"(!)
Venetian (again): the rooms are great...especially the bathrooms w tvs and complete marble. its a huge hotel and the public areas and main tower feel very plebian, but venezia tower is a great getaway. concierge floor there (pretty rare in vegas i think) is even better, lounge is one of the nicest ive seen anywhere...presentations are pathetic. also, the gym charges some type of ridiculous fee (~$35?) even for hotel guests. pools are good (venezia pool is a bit more quiet and great at night), but the surroundings to the pools are much better than the pools themselves. overall, its an awesome hotel and i really felt welcome and at home there after a week...and their entertainment offerings are very good too (blue man group and phantom of the opera).
Mirage: Not quite in its golden age anymore (mid 90s?), but still a great hotel that they really take care of. The tiger spectacle is great, and the crowd there seems at least a little younger than at the venetian. pool is one of the best as well.
Paris: pretty nice hotel, but doesnt really hold a candle to venetian as far as the "euro" theme hotels go. also suffers by being connected to Ballys, lol.
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1351 times:
I've stayed at New York, New York a couple of times. While the faux city streets downstairs are lame, the rooms are nice and the service is good. I've always had a good time there.
I also enjoyed my stays at Treasure Island and Mirage. I'm going again in January with the missus for her birthday, and upon her request, we're staying at the Luxor in one of the tower rooms. I'm quite looking forward to it.
25 Srbmod: I really don't have a favorite. I've stayed at the Riveria and at the Imperial Palace (Or as it is lovingly referred to by some us of here on the foru
26 Diamond: It also has one of the best car collections on display in the U.S. And the inventory of cars changes often. It's a must-see.
27 Srbmod: I've seen it, but don't remember much about it........
28 AerospaceFan: My current fave is the LV Hilton. I have major points with the HHonors Club, and that helps.
29 VSLover: ballys rooms are very large and clean. the casino may skew old...but i have stayed in ballys plenty of times with college buddies. the venetian is abh
30 AerospaceFan: One place I'd like to try is THEHotel (next to the Mandalay Bay resort-casino) whose lobby strikes me as ultra-moderne in a way that appeals to me. Th
31 DeltaOwnsAll: !? i think the ballys rooms are some of the most depressing things ive ever seen...that place took the life out of my buddy and i and we were only th
32 United_Fan: Wow,I didn't know the Stardust closed! I really liked that place,descent pace for the $$ . $59 a night! I remember seeing Wayne Newton there a few tim
33 Garri767: Sheesh, dont know what you guys are talking about. Ballys was by far the best trip i had. i have stayed at 1) MGM 2) Flamingo 3) Aladdin 4) Balllys Ba
34 L410Turbolet: I might be going to Vegas early November 2007 for 3-5 days as part of a stopover in LAX durin my trip to HNL. I've been to Vegas back in 1997 and stay
35 AerospaceFan: Either of the two Hampton Inns in the area (Las Vegas and Summerlin) would fill your bill, in my view. Hampton Inn is a mid-range hotel chain and par
36 AerospaceFan: A couple of notes: 1. Correction: Embassy Suites is part of the Hilton family of hotels; I was thinking of Renaissance Suites. Further, there is anoth
37 Pope: As for hotels - THEHotel at Mandalay Bay is awesome. But people are right the location sucks. It's a 10 cab ride to Ceasars or a 40 minute + walk and
38 NIKV69: Food sucks too. I stayed their once and the room was dilapidated and I got room service and the sandwich I got sucked balls. I have stayed in just ab
39 AerospaceFan: Interesting! I'm glad to read confirmation that THEHotel is worth a stay. I don't think I'd mind the location, because I always have a car when in LV
40 Tsaord: My 2nd trip is in about two weeks. I went in most of the Hotels the first time I went(my feet were killing me softly I tell ya!) I stayed at the Luxor
41 EA CO AS: I tend to stay at MGM/Mirage properties, and of them so far I'm most partial to Treasure Island. It's a decent value, GREAT location, and it's not so
42 PSA53: I know some friends I stay with in LAS. But NY,NY is always a fun place to go to and I take the rollercoster ride.The Monte Carlo was very nice and th
43 Tsaord: Most of the people I know who have been to vegas flew WN and a close second is AA or TED. Flying to LAS just doesn't feel right if you are not arrivi