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the Palms in Vegas? My company has an event there in June and trying to decide whether to book there or someone else. Pardon the interruption
So few to pick from. My fav is Bellagio. (spelling may be off)
Nice place, but off the strip. If you are just going there for your event and will be booked in group settings, stay at Palms for convenience. If you are going to have some free time and want to see a few other casinos/shows/etc. stay on the Strip somewhere. Bellagio is still one of the nicer ones and right in the middle of the strip. Best bet is to look at an events calendar and figure out what you have time to do and pick your hotel based on that. Unless a very high roller, all the casinos are the same. Unless getting a big ass suite, a hotel room is a hotel room regardless of hotel. If you need more info, feel free to ask. Been there dozens of times.
The Palms is just OK - highly recommend Aria, has a great vibe and it's relatively new. Vdara would be a good back-up to Aria. If you want something a bit more traditional - THE Hotel at Mandalay is great. Bellagio is stale, the rooms are kind of boring but if you have a view of the light show it's kind of fun. Mandarin Oriental is incredible, if you've got the cash. Go there for happy hour though - a MUST in Vegas.
This post was edited by NYC_Hokie 15 months ago
Trump Hotel is actually pretty good as a home base. Really nice rooms, cheap price. They have to keep the prices low because there is NO GAMBLING unfortunately. They dont have a license for gambling so you have to go elsewhere to play.
I stayed in Caesars a few weeks ago while attending the SHOT Show. Good location.....stayed in the Octavius Tower for about $140 a night.
I stayed at the Cavalier Inn in Charlottesville. Good luck topping that.
I've seen it from the road, but never stopped myself.
Did you hear Hoo got arrested? Thomas Jefferson would be proud!
Actually was pretty nice. Was there for a U2 concert. Probably a short walk to the stadium if you aren't blind ass drunk.
Try the Palms Place. It's has great modern rooms and is cheaper because it isn't attached to the Casino.
I'm in LV now at Pallazo and have been in LV tons over the years - covered the area for work for a couple yrs too. Plenty of great hotels but I would suggest you pick any from these:
Just was in Vegas. The Wynn every time, IMO.
Was just staying at the Palazzo last weekend. Wasn't for me really but it was a nice place. I really want to try Aria, Cosmo and Vdara next.
Ive been going to Vegas about 4 times a year for the past 8 years and I've stayed in just about every hotel. If you're going with your family, I would book a room somewhere else. If you're going by yourself and you 1) want to hang out with your coworkers after any company events or 2) have the kind of company that doesn't frown on some Vegas debauchery then stay at the Palms. The main reason for this is that the hotel is off strip and while Vegas is small and there are plenty of cabs, it can get annoying always shuttling between hotels and...it's Vegas, debauchery is bound to happen.
As far as what hotel to stay in if you decide to go that route, in my opinion:
Palms & Hard Rock - Young crowd. It's more about partying than anything else really. Both are off the main strip. Nice hotels though, it's not like you'll be slumming it if you stay here.
Bellagio, Venetian, Wynn - Very nice places to stay and eat, there's less of a chance at table minimums being under $25 for an extended period of time (if that's a consideration for you), crowd is a bit more family oriented and older (closer to 40+ id say), Bellagio is right in the middle of the strip, Venetian is a casino or two up strip from there and Wynn is at the top of the strip
Aria, Cosmo, Ceasers, MGM - Great places to stay (my preference is in one of these as well), not too high priced, good restaurants and pretty upscale. Aria and Cosmo are the relatively new places on the strip (and they are right in the middle of it, you can get some great rooms with views of the Bellagio fountains). I think these places are also fairly priced and are more apt to reward you with comps for play level than Bellagio, Venetian, or Wynn.
Luxor - the bastard step child on the block. Was a cool place 10 years ago and just hasn't kept up with everything else on the strip. It's a good place to visit but I wouldn't stay there. For a comparable price you could stay at Planet Hollywood or MGM.
Planet Hollywood & NY NY- They are laid back and fun if you're not looking for upscale. Planet Hollywood used to be the Aladdin hotel and I just never liked the layout of that place. The decor is all new (< 5 years old) and the rooms are spacious and have been upgraded (with carpeting and wall paper, not amenities to match Aria or one of the upscale hotels). The dueling pianos in NY NY are a great time for a group.
Love the buffet there for breakfast... in the middle of the strip too. It's a little more dull than some of the other places though (to me at least) but really, you can just walk to the other places cuz, who stays in just one place in Vegas???
The Palms is "okay"... off the strip though. But it does have the Playboy Club ... if you like bunnies that is.
I've always enjoyed Mandalay the most but you can't go wrong. Belagio and Venetian are really nice but tables are usually a little higher.
Last trip i stayed at the Wynn. it was nice but didn't blow my socks off.
As mentioned, Palm is off the strip, so really depends on how much free time you have. I usually stay at conventions hotel for running up to room between meetings etc. you can always catch cab over strip.
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