Las Vegas Hotels
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Mar 23, 2012 1:59 AM Last Post By: ianw6705
Mar 18, 2012 8:20 PM
Las Vegas HotelsAm being overwhelmed with the choice of hotels to say in Las Vegas
We have 3 nights in late Aug early September
Happy to spend 3 over the top very unlike us glitzy days at somewhere fabulous , a one time experience
Any suggestions ? Hoping to keep to $200 or under a night budget
Mar 18, 2012 8:46 PM
1you should be able to get decent deals on rooms around then as its still super hot in Vegas...
unless there is a big conference/boxing match/nascar race in town... ;)
rooms are usually half price on weekdays too, so if you really want an over the top hotel, book your trip then. you can get pretty sick luxury for $200/night if the timing is right... or maybe you spend fri/sat nights at a decent place, and then splurge on sunday.
for glitzy/fabulous, i guess i'd go to the Venetian first, and then Bellagio, then maybe the brand new Aria. if you want more pure luxury, you can try the Wynn, or maybe Caesars. but i think MGM is decent glitz/fab at a fair price, usually.
do some sluthing online, starting at sites like travelzoo - and then try to get to an online calendar on the individual casino hotel websites. you can see how much each day's stay will cost. good luck, and have fun.
Mar 18, 2012 8:51 PM
2Bellagio, Caesars, Venetian, Wynn are the big 5 star resorts. It makes a big difference if your there over the weekend or not. I personally like staying near the center of the strip...which include Mirage, Bellagio, Caesars.
Mar 18, 2012 9:23 PM
3And 31 August is a Friday, 1 September is a Saturday - it is certainly cheaper to avoid those nights and try for Sun-Thur. But yes - the big 5-star resorts will still have deals on the likes of expedia.com, and a wide range of other Las Vegas room brokers.
And staying in the "centre" of the Strip (between say NYNY/MGM Grand (southern end) and Harrah's/Wynns (northern end) keeps you within the main area for walking and sightseeing. However there are advantages staying a block or two back from the Strip, in non-casino hotels and motels - a lot better service often, and you avoid a lot of the tat - like queuing for an hour amid the slot machines to check in, plus "resort fees" - always check the resort fee add-ons to the price.
Mar 19, 2012 12:44 AM
4The weekend of 1-2 September is the Labor Day weekend in the U. S. Labor Day is Monday the third of September. It is the last BIG Summer Holiday. Las Vegas should be busy. Decide where you want to stay and make reservations while you can. The websites for all of the big resorts on The Strip have rate calendars. You can see what the room rates are and take a decision. They won't be "cheap."
In addition, temperature has very little to do with how busy Las Vegas is. The number of visitors in town is much more dependant on the holidays, events, and conventions scheduled on or near any particular day.
Have a great time.
Mar 19, 2012 10:21 AM
5It may take more time than you're willing to spend, but once you narrow down your list of hotels to possibly stay at, you can sign up for their e-mail alerts and know in advance about specials. As noted, weekend and holiday rates are often quite a bit higher than weekday rates (opposite the situation for many big city hotels). $200 may not go as far as you think it would, since it's a holiday weekend, but you should still be able to get someplace nice. If you can avoid those dates, you can save money but if that's whe you have time off, the advice given above is good. On the Strip we've stayed at the Stardust (R.I.P.), the Luxor and MGM Grand. Enjoyed them all. My sister and her husband like the Paris Hotel. Last trip we stayed at the Golden Nugget downtown, next to Fremong Street Experience, but we did so as a change of pace from the Strip. A first-time visitor would probably want to stay on the Strip. I checked the above hotels and all seem to have availability for $200 or less. The Wynn (haven't been but I think it's one of the higher end places) showed a price of $299 for August 31, $499 for Sept. 1 and $199 for the next night. Rates can vary like that. If you arrive after Labor Day you should have a relatively easy time.
Mar 19, 2012 7:35 PM
6Thanks for all your help , especially Bubba K , so detailed in your response , have you heard any reports on the Venetian ? I will explore the email alerts you mentioned also
Mar 20, 2012 12:23 AM
7Just check tripadvisor.com for reports on any property - the number of reviews is usually very high. The Venetian is a pleasant pub to stroll around, and it has a very good central performance square - you can do worse - but I haven't been into their rooms.
Mar 21, 2012 3:02 PM
8I would definitly go for either the Venetian or Palazzo. They are all suites hotel/casinos that are sister properties and connected by a walkway so it's kinda like 2 for 1. They also offer a discount for booking 60 days or more in advance and the rooms are super luxurious.Excellent location on the strip as well. There are 2 articles you'll find very helpful at lasvegasbylocals.com, one is titled Las Vegas- Best Hotels and the other is Las Vegas Vacations- 3 Day Itinerary, which you might find to be perfect for you. The site is written by locals (duh) and I use it frequently. Happy vacation to you! Vegas is a blast!!
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