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Readers Choice : Where Should We Stay?

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 1st July 2009 3:15pm
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We get asked about a ten thousand times each month "where should I stay," now we're going to turn the tables and ask you : where should WE stay?

The ground rules are simple, rack rate can't be more than $200/nt and the joint should (with very few exceptions) have a casino attached to it.

So I'm about to book a room for a quick trip to town next week but can't seem to decide where to stay. I've been eyeballing the Cabana Suites at El Cortez, Red Rooms at Paris, the new digs at Casino Royale, Bill's, maybe Palazzo or perhaps a room in the new tower at Palms.

So... where should we stay?



Comments & Discussion:

I say go try out Casino Royale, with the ElCo Cabana Suites as a backup. Throwing a wild card into the mix, what about the Golden Gate? They have after all, renovated the rooms since your review last year.

El Co...El Co...love the El Co...miss the El Co....

I'm flying to Vegas this coming Monday, and I think I got a pretty good deal. The Mirage Tower Suite for $130 a night during the week. Plus they are throwing in $80 in food credit, and 4 tickets for the Secret Garden/Dolphin Show. I know the Suites at the Mirage have never been remodeled, but even if its just a cot covered in the funky Mirage floral blankets from 20 years ago, it is still a 1250SqFt room at the Mirage for $130 a night.

I definitely have to say the Bellagio because rates are incredibly low now and it is the nicest property on the strip after Wynn/Encore. If you don't want to spend as much, try the Spa Suite at NYNY. They've been recently remodeled with flat-screen TV's and nice jacuzzis in the corner of the room.

It's weird giving the go-to guy on everything Las Vegas some advice.

In all seriousness, I've never seen a good review of how Harrah's is taking care of Barbary Coast. The rooms look pretty awesome on Expedia, but hell, expedia makes Motel 6's look good. Go check out Bill's and see how things are going

I want to piggyback on this a little - what show should I see?

Considering going to see a show and I can't decide. Don't worry about what I've seen or not (seen more), just curious what you would recommend.

I could look into getting you guys a friends deal at Bellagio, if you're interested. I don't know if you're into staying at someplace that isn't that new, but you know, just throwing that out there.

The Cabana Suites do look sweet though.

I know it sounds counterproductive, but stay somewhere out in the neighbourhoods. Perhaps the M if you want to avoid having to deal with the commuters going east and west.

I know it doesn't have a Casino attached, but I would like for you to stay at the Trump and then write a review. I haven't seen a complete review of this place.

If you must have a Casino/hotel, how about a review of the redesigned rooms at the Riveria or Sahara. If you must have something newer, how about the M Resort.

I vote for Trump or M. I would like to see a VT review of both. @ratevegas you should see Believe to really appreciate how bad it is, for a good show go to Penn and Teller or KA.

I last stayed at Bill's a year ago, and it was okay. It had not been updated in some time, and likely WILL not be updated anytime soon, but it was clean and comfortable.

I'll be interested in seeing what you say about the renovated rooms in Casino Royale.

I think most of the commenters are making recommendations based on what they would like to see reviewed. However, my typical requirements are a newer and clean room at an average or above property; on strip location; easy access to morning coffee and decent lunch restaraunt; and of course price. I also consider bars, spas, and pool. Therefore, I would go with Red Rooms at Paris. El Cortez is not even in the heart of downtown. Casino Royale is still under construction. Bill's hasn't renovated anything. Palms is nice but off-strip. Palazzo is probably the best deal and would also be a good choice. Alternatives include Go-room at Flamingo, PHo, and Player's room at Luxor.

If 're voting on which place would be the best for the purpose of a review, I say the Bellagio because it would be interesting to have a Wynn vs. Bellagio featurette. Plus, the resort itself is incredible and a definite steal at the midweek prices.

The honest answer si stay somewhere on the strip with clean rooms and lots of options. i like Treasure Island and Planet Hollywood but if the rates are good then I would take a shot at the Bellagio. As far as shows are concerned you cant go wrong with Penn & Teller or if the rotation is right Bette Midler.

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