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Vegas recommendations for Hotels

Post by Skewball » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:32 pm

Go on then, hit me with some good Hotels in Vegas. I haven't a clue. Good location, on the strip I assume, not the cheapest but a good balance of good hotel/good location and not a rip off....

I assume flights are fairly easy to price up and choices limited.

Any advice welcome! Its for Next November.

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Post by Ginge » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:52 pm


Skewball wrote:Go on then, hit me with some good Hotels in Vegas. I haven't a clue. Good location, on the strip I assume, not the cheapest but a good balance of good hotel/good location and not a rip off....

I assume flights are fairly easy to price up and choices limited.

Any advice welcome! Its for Next November.
Flamingo and Linq are slap bang in the middle of everything and not overly expensive.
NYNY is at one end and decent, avoid the Circus Circus at the other end like the plague.
Caesars Group hotels currently have a sale on, booked mine for September next year in the Black Friday sale and the price went down even further in the Cyber Monday sale (still ongoing), so just cancelled it and rebooked for free.

Try and avoid Friday and Saturday nights there if you can as the hotel prices jump up to silly levels.



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Post by Skewball » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:23 pm

cool, cheers.

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Post by nikkiboy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:40 pm

Skewball wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Go on then, hit me with some good Hotels in Vegas. I haven't a clue. Good location, on the strip I assume, not the cheapest but a good balance of good hotel/good location and not a rip off....

I assume flights are fairly easy to price up and choices limited.

Any advice welcome! Its for Next November.
If you book your hotel and car hire or flight with the same booking company (expedia for example) it qualifies as a package and will therefore be covered under ABTA if anything goes tits up.
Remember that there is a resort fee on top of your hotel costs, not much but doesn't show up when you book with some places.
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Re: Vegas recommendations for Hotels

Post by Ginge » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:42 pm

If you are going in November, flights with Norwegian will have started up by then (from Gatwick). They dont fly most of the year because its "too hot".

And yes, if booking the hotel direct the headline price wont include the daily resort fee and the Nevada sales tax, that only shows up on the payment screen.
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Re: Vegas recommendations for Hotels

Post by Skewball » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:43 pm

nikkiboy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Skewball wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Go on then, hit me with some good Hotels in Vegas. I haven't a clue. Good location, on the strip I assume, not the cheapest but a good balance of good hotel/good location and not a rip off....

I assume flights are fairly easy to price up and choices limited.

Any advice welcome! Its for Next November.
If you book your hotel and car hire or flight with the same booking company (expedia for example) it qualifies as a package and will therefore be covered under ABTA if anything goes tits up.
Remember that there is a resort fee on top of your hotel costs, not much but doesn't show up when you book with some places.
ah, good to know. Do people Hire cars in vegas?

and if I want to go to the Grand Canyon and I have a very (rational) fear of Helicopters, is it worth it?

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Post by Ginge » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:44 pm

Skewball wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:43 pm
nikkiboy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Skewball wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Go on then, hit me with some good Hotels in Vegas. I haven't a clue. Good location, on the strip I assume, not the cheapest but a good balance of good hotel/good location and not a rip off....

I assume flights are fairly easy to price up and choices limited.

Any advice welcome! Its for Next November.
If you book your hotel and car hire or flight with the same booking company (expedia for example) it qualifies as a package and will therefore be covered under ABTA if anything goes tits up.
Remember that there is a resort fee on top of your hotel costs, not much but doesn't show up when you book with some places.
ah, good to know. Do people Hire cars in vegas?

and if I want to go to the Grand Canyon and I have a very (rational) fear of Helicopters, is it worth it?
If you are just staying in Vegas I would suggest there is no need to hire a car anyway, but it depends what you are going out there to do.

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Re: Vegas recommendations for Hotels

Post by nikkiboy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:45 pm

Skewball wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:43 pm
nikkiboy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Skewball wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Go on then, hit me with some good Hotels in Vegas. I haven't a clue. Good location, on the strip I assume, not the cheapest but a good balance of good hotel/good location and not a rip off....

I assume flights are fairly easy to price up and choices limited.

Any advice welcome! Its for Next November.
If you book your hotel and car hire or flight with the same booking company (expedia for example) it qualifies as a package and will therefore be covered under ABTA if anything goes tits up.
Remember that there is a resort fee on top of your hotel costs, not much but doesn't show up when you book with some places.
ah, good to know. Do people Hire cars in vegas?

and if I want to go to the Grand Canyon and I have a very (rational) fear of Helicopters, is it worth it?
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Re: Vegas recommendations for Hotels

Post by Skewball » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:59 pm

Ginge wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:44 pm
Skewball wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:43 pm
nikkiboy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Skewball wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Go on then, hit me with some good Hotels in Vegas. I haven't a clue. Good location, on the strip I assume, not the cheapest but a good balance of good hotel/good location and not a rip off....

I assume flights are fairly easy to price up and choices limited.

Any advice welcome! Its for Next November.
If you book your hotel and car hire or flight with the same booking company (expedia for example) it qualifies as a package and will therefore be covered under ABTA if anything goes tits up.
Remember that there is a resort fee on top of your hotel costs, not much but doesn't show up when you book with some places.
ah, good to know. Do people Hire cars in vegas?

and if I want to go to the Grand Canyon and I have a very (rational) fear of Helicopters, is it worth it?
If you are just staying in Vegas I would suggest there is no need to hire a car anyway, but it depends what you are going out there to do.
A friends 40th so I suspect just getting pissed a lot. With Wives though so no Hangover part 4!

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Post by Ginge » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:02 pm

In which case dont bother with a car. Car hire places arent at the airport (you have to get an airport bus to the car hire complex), and it generally isnt cheap to park them up.

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Post by BlueSpark » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:45 pm

Stayed at Planet Hollywood, very nice.
If I went again, I would stay at NYNY. It was my favourite casino.
There is no need to hire a car, the buses take you along the strip and up to Fremont Street. Hotel transfer both ways was part of my package.
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Post by Moongoose McQueeen » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:15 pm

Stayed at the Luxor when I went. Going again in a couple of years time for my 40th. Will look to stay in a mid-strip, mid-price gaff like NYNY or Treasure Island etc, etc

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Post by Skewball » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:21 pm

Moongoose McQueeen wrote:Stayed at the Luxor when I went. Going again in a couple of years time for my 40th. Will look to stay in a mid-strip, mid-price gaff like NYNY or Treasure Island etc, etc
Thanks all, I will look up all the ones mentioned.

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Post by Zapp Brannigan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:05 pm

It purely depends on your price range and how much of an atmosphere you want

Hotels on the strip vary from about $30 a night for a basic room at Luxor, flamingo all the way up to 300$ a night for a basic room at mandarin oriental (which has won awards as the best hotel in the world in the past) and Bellagio

For me the best hotels are mid strip. Less walking to do and your in the middle of the action

Cheap - flamingo, got married here in March. Smack bang in the centre of the strip and still has an old school vegas vibe. Tables are still cheap as well (5 dollar blackjack and roulette)

Mid range - planet holly wood. My personal favourite hotel in vegas but it’s not for someone wanting a quiet time, the whole casino turns into a party on a night with dancers and loud music but the hotel has a full shopping center built into it the size of Meadowhall.

Expensive - Caesar’s. best place for the price for me, still not too expensive compared to bellagio and other hotels but it’s has the class, the restaurants and the shops. Love the shopping center there, there is a really cool sports memorabilia shop that has Tyson making appearances. The buffet there is probably the best place I’ve ever eaten.

I can talk to England about this, been 4 times and I can’t see me not being back in a couple of years.

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Post by Zapp Brannigan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:06 pm

Skewball wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Skewball wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:32 pm
Go on then, hit me with some good Hotels in Vegas. I haven't a clue. Good location, on the strip I assume, not the cheapest but a good balance of good hotel/good location and not a rip off....

I assume flights are fairly easy to price up and choices limited.

Any advice welcome! Its for Next November.
If you book your hotel and car hire or flight with the same booking company (expedia for example) it qualifies as a package and will therefore be covered under ABTA if anything goes tits up.
Remember that there is a resort fee on top of your hotel costs, not much but doesn't show up when you book with some places.
ah, good to know. Do people Hire cars in vegas?

and if I want to go to the Grand Canyon and I have a very (rational) fear of Helicopters, is it worth it?
In a car it’s alright but it’s a hell of a drive.

Don’t forget that what most people know the Grand Canyon A’s isn’t what your taking to from busses and cars in vegas. The drivable ridge from vegas is a tourist trap

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Post by Zapp Brannigan » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:12 pm

Last quick point because I see you’ve mentioned it’s for a drinking birthday, vegas is not the cheap place to get drunk any more. If you don’t hit the happy hours it’s pretty much 8-10$ plus tip for a pint.

Also the “free drinks whilst your gambling” is straight up a myth now. You will spend more gambling than you would paying for a drink and then you will get a watered down crap.

Most I paid was 15 dollars a pint but my dad found a place the day before the wedding doing 2 pint cups for 8 dollars in the afternoon

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Post by Skewball » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:16 am

cheers Zap!

Ceasers could be a goer, the people were going with will want to do it with a bit of style and not the cheapest is my guess.
Its Couples going so hopefully not al- out drinking sessions, sounds expensive!

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Post by Ginge » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:34 am

Skewball wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:16 am
cheers Zap!

Ceasers could be a goer, the people were going with will want to do it with a bit of style and not the cheapest is my guess.
Its Couples going so hopefully not al- out drinking sessions, sounds expensive!
I'm going for five nights Sunday through Thursday night, 4 of those nights are at Caesars Palace. The Sunday night is over at the Linq because the Sunday at Caesars is extortionate, plus having got off the flight that day I would probably be able to sleep anywhere tbf.

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Post by Zapp Brannigan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:56 pm

Ginge wrote:
Skewball wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:16 am
cheers Zap!

Ceasers could be a goer, the people were going with will want to do it with a bit of style and not the cheapest is my guess.
Its Couples going so hopefully not al- out drinking sessions, sounds expensive!
I'm going for five nights Sunday through Thursday night, 4 of those nights are at Caesars Palace. The Sunday night is over at the Linq because the Sunday at Caesars is extortionate, plus having got off the flight that day I would probably be able to sleep anywhere tbf.
Linq looks really nice now. There is a bar just as you walk in from flamingo side that Sunday-Thursday it’s 5$ a pint and some cheap tables around there.

Also margaritaville is next door which is great.

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Post by nikkiboy » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:05 pm

I stayed in the Tuscany, only $8 a pint but a double spirit and mixer was around the $15 mark. Just five minutes walk from the strip and the rooms were fantastic. Strip. Club next door for stran.
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