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03scgt
10-07-2012, 18:59
Me and a girl are planning on flying out march 7th thru the 11th and I'm not positive where to stay it'll be my first time.I Have a 750 suite at Mandalay bay booked for now but I have a no hassle cancelation policy on it.I figured I'd ask around and see if anyone has a better suggestion.Id like a nice hotel with plenty of things to do at night as far as lounges and clubs go.As far as I can tell mandalay has a nice selection of places to drink with a good view and a nice pool area.Neither of us plan on gambling much so the casino isn't a make or break deal for us.Im 25 she's 23 so really all we care about is a nice room and plenty of places to drink at the hotel.I know Mandalay is at the end of the strip so if I can save the 30$ cab rides every night and get a more central hotel I'm ok with that

Anywhere else I should check out while I'm there? I'm probably abit younger than most here but I think most people go to Vegas for similar reasons lol

Thanks ahead of time

Gregg702
10-07-2012, 19:06
My wife and I stayed at the Mandalay Bay, and it wasn't that great. A business suite at th Suncoast off strip cost less than half the price, and was a much much nicer room. Stay off strip if you can, IMO.

Hurricanes
10-07-2012, 19:11
I stayed in the MGM last year, and I thought it was fine. It was my first time in Vegas, so I couldn't really compare it to any of the other hotels there. The room and shower/bathroom were clean. The A/C wasn't freezing how I like it, but it didn't stop me from sleeping good. I had the larger room compared to my friends since I paid alittle extra for the Bungalow upgrade.

My friends and I walked most of the strip when we were just sightseeing. Only time we taxi'd was when we were going from one end of the strip to the other, or after a late night when walking just wasn't in the cards.

We also took a tram from the MGM all the way to the Sahara(if its still there, it was on its final weekend when I was there). It had a few stops in between at different hotels also.
-Joel

kiole
10-07-2012, 19:20
Planet Hollywood is centrally located on the strip and is perfect for the 21-35 age group. The rooms were good when I went I stayed in a Hollywood hip room with the fountain views. I would never stay off the strip taxi rides are pricey when your stuck in nighttime traffic.

rohanreginald
10-07-2012, 19:34
Any of the hotels on the strip are great. If its your first time you definitely need to stay on the strip. My favorite hotel is the residence inn about two blocks away. I love Vegas but the residence inn lets you escape all the noise.


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03scgt
10-07-2012, 19:39
My wife and I stayed at the Mandalay Bay, and it wasn't that great. A business suite at th Suncoast off strip cost less than half the price, and was a much much nicer room. Stay off strip if you can, IMO.
I do like the prices off the strip better but this being my first time I'd like to get a strip view and get the full Vegas experience of overpriced hotels and drinks lol

I stayed in the MGM last year, and I thought it was fine. It was my first time in Vegas, so I couldn't really compare it to any of the other hotels there. The room and shower/bathroom were clean. The A/C wasn't freezing how I like it, but it didn't stop me from sleeping good. I had the larger room compared to my friends since I paid alittle extra for the Bungalow upgrade.

My friends and I walked most of the strip when we were just sightseeing. Only time we taxi'd was when we were going from one end of the strip to the other, or after a late night when walking just wasn't in the cards.

We also took a tram from the MGM all the way to the Sahara(if its still there, it was on its final weekend when I was there). It had a few stops in between at different hotels also.
-Joel
Thanks I'll check it out,I'm in the same boat I'd rather walk and see the Vegas weirdos but I know after a long night/morning a taxi will be more my speed

Planet Hollywood is centrally located on the strip and is perfect for the 21-35 age group. The rooms were good when I went I stayed in a Hollywood hip room with the fountain views. I would never stay off the strip taxi rides are pricey when your stuck in nighttime traffic.

I heard pH was pretty fun for the younger crowd but it wasn't much less money when I was looking at all and it diddnt have very good reviews.I guess I'll check it out again and watch some YouTube videos
Thanks

Snaps
10-07-2012, 19:41
I've always been a big MGM fan, recently I started at Planet Hollywood and I gotta say they're very close.

I've stayed at everyplace from TI to Luxor and about a dozen places in between. My favorites though are by far MGM and PH

amd65
10-07-2012, 19:42
Take your girl to The Green Door....

GlocknSpiehl
10-07-2012, 19:46
Been there several times and, if you are not on a tight budget, we really enjoyed the Aria last time we were there.

Some interesting, "off the map" places to visit while you are there:

1. National Atomic Testing Museum - http://www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/ Very cool place!

2. The Neon Museum - http://www.neonmuseum.org/index.php Advance reservations required, but you can see dozens of signs from now gone casinos.

3. The Mob Museum - http://themobmuseum.org/ Haven't been to this one, but heard it was fun.

03scgt
10-07-2012, 20:14
Any of the hotels on the strip are great. If its your first time you definitely need to stay on the strip. My favorite hotel is the residence inn about two blocks away. I love Vegas but the residence inn lets you escape all the noise.


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Yup I want the full experience the first time lol

I've always been a big MGM fan, recently I started at Planet Hollywood and I gotta say they're very close.

I've stayed at everyplace from TI to Luxor and about a dozen places in between. My favorites though are by far MGM and PH

I'll really have to look into PH again then,would be nice to save a couple bucks as a guy I get stuck with the bill anyway

Take your girl to The Green Door....
I think we'll have to pass ,she might have been cool if it was all girls lol

Been there several times and, if you are not on a tight budget, we really enjoyed the Aria last time we were there.

Some interesting, "off the map" places to visit while you are there:

1. National Atomic Testing Museum - http://www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org/ Very cool place!

2. The Neon Museum - http://www.neonmuseum.org/index.php Advance reservations required, but you can see dozens of signs from now gone casinos.

3. The Mob Museum - http://themobmuseum.org/ Haven't been to this one, but heard it was fun.

Thank you the nuclear museum looks pretty cool.Im not on any kind of real budget but I would like to get my money's worth for everything.im pretty use to 450$ dollar hardrock rooms down by me so aslong as the place is nice we are ok.Most of what is going to be spent Will be drinks and good food anyway

Snaps
10-07-2012, 20:16
Well PH has shopping and such under it too so that should make it a little bonus feature.

SGT HATRED
10-07-2012, 20:33
My lady and I just got back from Vegas, we stayed at the new hotel Aria. It was awesome! When you first walk in the room, your tv turns on with music, all the lights turn on and the blinds open. It was unexpected and made quite the impression. There was even a smart remote for the whole room that controlled the ac, tv, and lights. It had settings for goodnight and romance along with others. The room was well decorated and the bathroom was very nice as well. Privacy glass stall with separate bath and shower.

It connects with monte carlo and some of the other new citi center hotels. The gambling was a bit much with very few 10$ tables and no 5$ tables whatsoever. On sunday when we left there was nothing under 15$. Not sure about the prices on everything else I haven't a clue because the entire trip was comped!

Snaps
10-07-2012, 20:36
Aria is one I wanted to stay at, they were working on it for years.

Glock13
10-07-2012, 20:56
Planet Hollywood is centrally located on the strip and is perfect for the 21-35 age group. The rooms were good when I went I stayed in a Hollywood hip room with the fountain views. I would never stay off the strip taxi rides are pricey when your stuck in nighttime traffic.

This.

Calico Jack
10-07-2012, 21:16
Planet Hollywood... you'll thank me later. What could be better than free drinks, gambling, and half naked college hotties dancing on top of tables as you piss away your life savings.

Also easy to pick up a chick to take back to the room. Just look for the lonely girl sitting at a slot machine with stiletto heels and a "come and get it" grin.




PurplePirate does not condone engaging in any illegal activities while in Vegas or any other cities, towns, communities, or trailer parks.

MikeG22
10-07-2012, 23:01
We always do the Monte Carlo. It's the best deal out there. It's really nice inside, has multiple pools (wave pool, lazy riverish one, and a normal one) that has a dj outside on the weekends. Lots of young people, it's right on the strip within walking distance to everything. It's super cheap compared to most places in vegas without being all ghetto. We also brought/bought bottles and kept them in the room and brought drinks in red cups down to the pools during the day which was a nice cheap supplement to the crazy prices they charge for drinks.
Go dancing at Pure and Tao....good times. If you are there on a Sunday Rehab @ the Hard Rock is fun times too.

nursetim
10-08-2012, 00:40
Take your girl to The Green Door....

Don't listen to pervy Mcperviton! Green door ia a sex club I believe.:whistling:

nursetim
10-08-2012, 00:43
Planet Hollywood... you'll thank me later. What could be better than free drinks, gambling, and half naked college hotties dancing on top of tables as you piss away your life savings.

Also easy to pick up a chick to take back to the room. Just look for the lonely girl sitting at a slot machine with stiletto heels and a "come and get it" grin.




PurplePirate does not condone engaging in any illegal activities while in Vegas or any other cities, towns, communities, or trailer parks.

Let me guess, afterwards she insisted on giving the money back, swear to God.:rofl:

WarEagle 1
10-08-2012, 01:37
You'd like the Cosmopolitan it's a great hotel for the mid 20's to the mid 30's age group. Club Marquee is fun as well especially the pool during the day, but I'm pretty sure that the pool closes this week? I'll stay at the MGM or Cosmo when I'm in town, but definitely checkout the Cosmo.

Snaps
10-08-2012, 03:18
Don't listen to pervy Mcperviton! Green door ia a sex club I believe.:whistling:

yea, and according to my ex who's a vegas native you don't want to go there. Her words "bunch of gross old people."

aplcr0331
10-08-2012, 03:58
My wife and I enjoyed Encore. Great rooms, lots to do inside the hotel. We were there over a weekend and that hotel has some amazing clubs. While my wife played slots I people watched. Holy crap, there are some hot women in Vegas.

But, the Encore was very nice.

KenInColorado
10-08-2012, 06:15
I've stayed at too many places in Vegas, on the strip I've stayed at MGM, Tropicana, Flamingo, and Treasure Island. My favorite is the Flamingo, it's a nice place and very central to a lot of the Strip action. Treasure Island is nice too, as is MGM. When I stayed there the Tropicana was a dump.

Mandalay Bay is nice, but if I were you I'd move to somewhere more central. You can walk from the central places like Planet Hollywood or anything down that way and you'll be much happier. Taking a taxi or the public transportation sucks, long lines and a lot of waiting time.

Lowjiber
10-08-2012, 07:39
Mandalay Bay is nice, but has two drawbacks IMHO...

1. It's too far south on Las Vegas Blvd.

2. The buffet sucks.

Sharkey
10-08-2012, 08:50
Planet Hollywood is centrally located on the strip and is perfect for the 21-35 age group. The rooms were good when I went I stayed in a Hollywood hip room with the fountain views. I would never stay off the strip taxi rides are pricey when your stuck in nighttime traffic.

For your age, this is a good idea. For the first timers, staying on the strip is mandatory. Cesar's is really a bit more centrally located and is a cool place to stay too. Venetian has over-sized suite like rooms and that is where we stayed when we got married there. It was very nice.

We love Vegas and try to go to Shot Show every Year. We are staying downtown for the 2013 show. The strip is just so over-crowded now and I got tired of running into people trying to give me something or panhandle.

We hardly gamble and go for the convention, food, and shows.

3 helpful hints:
Take her to go see Zumanity at New York Hotel
Buy all your show tickets at 1/2 price kiosks on the strip
If you're gonna do some buffets, pony up $49 for a 24 hour pass at 10 of the buffets on the strip including Cesar's. The buffet at Paris is outstanding, the one at Planet Hollywood, not so much.

eruby
10-08-2012, 09:04
Color me ignorant but what is a "750 suite"?

I believe there's a monorail stop at Mandalay Bay. My wife and I found the monorail (as well as the Duece bus) very convenient to get all around both the Strip and old Las Vegas.

If you've never been, pencil in a stop at In-N-Out Burger.

slick64
10-08-2012, 09:35
Sky Suites at Aria would be a great first time place, they also pick you up and drop you off at the airport, and private entrance and desk to check in.

You'll want to rent a cabana at the Hard Rock for your age group. The rest is best to decide once you get there. The Aria concierge can take care of any ticket requests.

I think "O" is well worth seeing and Zumanity was a close second.

Calico Jack
10-08-2012, 10:44
Let me guess, afterwards she insisted on giving the money back, swear to God.:rofl:

I surely didn't pick one up, but saw several escorted out by security. At the end of the night me and my lady were on an elevator with a 50 something business looking man and a smoking hot hooker. The dead give away was when we got off on the same floor and she walked right past his room and he had to stop her.




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03scgt
10-08-2012, 14:30
My lady and I just got back from Vegas, we stayed at the new hotel Aria. It was awesome! When you first walk in the room, your tv turns on with music, all the lights turn on and the blinds open. It was unexpected and made quite the impression. There was even a smart remote for the whole room that controlled the ac, tv, and lights. It had settings for goodnight and romance along with others. The room was well decorated and the bathroom was very nice as well. Privacy glass stall with separate bath and shower.

It connects with monte carlo and some of the other new citi center hotels. The gambling was a bit much with very few 10$ tables and no 5$ tables whatsoever. On sunday when we left there was nothing under 15$. Not sure about the prices on everything else I haven't a clue because the entire trip was comped!I wish my trip was comped lol the tower suites at aria are all around 3-325$ a night which isn't too bad

Planet Hollywood... you'll thank me later. What could be better than free drinks, gambling, and half naked college hotties dancing on top of tables as you piss away your life savings.

Also easy to pick up a chick to take back to the room. Just look for the lonely girl sitting at a slot machine with stiletto heels and a "come and get it" grin.




PurplePirate does not condone engaging in any illegal activities while in Vegas or any other cities, towns, communities, or trailer parks. well as appealing as that sounds I'll already be bringing a stiletto wearing college girl with me lol.Now the free drinks is something I can go along with Alot of people seem to like PH

We always do the Monte Carlo. It's the best deal out there. It's really nice inside, has multiple pools (wave pool, lazy riverish one, and a normal one) that has a dj outside on the weekends. Lots of young people, it's right on the strip within walking distance to everything. It's super cheap compared to most places in vegas without being all ghetto. We also brought/bought bottles and kept them in the room and brought drinks in red cups down to the pools during the day which was a nice cheap supplement to the crazy prices they charge for drinks.
Go dancing at Pure and Tao....good times. If you are there on a Sunday Rehab @ the Hard Rock is fun times too.
I'll be there a thursday-Monday afternoon I'll check out the hardrock although I've been to the one local to me more times than I can count.i plan on visiting a liquor store first thing when we land so I can maintain a constant level of intoxication without spending 500$ a day.I want to check out Tao and xs while I'm there

Don't listen to pervy Mcperviton! Green door ia a sex club I believe.:whistling:

Yeah as soon as it was posted I could tell from the context used so I goggled it.seems more of a place for old guys to go and get their rocks off watching people than a fun time lol.Its actually pretty expensive too lol

You'd like the Cosmopolitan it's a great hotel for the mid 20's to the mid 30's age group. Club Marquee is fun as well especially the pool during the day, but I'm pretty sure that the pool closes this week? I'll stay at the MGM or Cosmo when I'm in town, but definitely checkout the Cosmo.
thanks I'll check them out
yea, and according to my ex who's a vegas native you don't want to go there. Her words "bunch of gross old people."
just based on the pictures I feel I've got a pretty decent shot of getting aids there lol
I've stayed at too many places in Vegas, on the strip I've stayed at MGM, Tropicana, Flamingo, and Treasure Island. My favorite is the Flamingo, it's a nice place and very central to a lot of the Strip action. Treasure Island is nice too, as is MGM. When I stayed there the Tropicana was a dump.

Mandalay Bay is nice, but if I were you I'd move to somewhere more central. You can walk from the central places like Planet Hollywood or anything down that way and you'll be much happier. Taking a taxi or the public transportation sucks, long lines and a lot of waiting time.
I have a friend that likes staying at flamingo,it just looks kinda meh to me.I wanted something alittle newer and classier .as far as the taxi and bus waits I'll be drunk most of the time so I'm not sure how I deal with that lol
Mandalay Bay is nice, but has two drawbacks IMHO...

1. It's too far south on Las Vegas Blvd.

2. The buffet sucks.

I do enjoy a good meal,what hotels have the best buffets restraunts?

For your age, this is a good idea. For the first timers, staying on the strip is mandatory. Cesar's is really a bit more centrally located and is a cool place to stay too. Venetian has over-sized suite like rooms and that is where we stayed when we got married there. It was very nice.

We love Vegas and try to go to Shot Show every Year. We are staying downtown for the 2013 show. The strip is just so over-crowded now and I got tired of running into people trying to give me something or panhandle.

We hardly gamble and go for the convention, food, and shows.

3 helpful hints:
Take her to go see Zumanity at New York Hotel
Buy all your show tickets at 1/2 price kiosks on the strip
If you're gonna do some buffets, pony up $49 for a 24 hour pass at 10 of the buffets on the strip including Cesar's. The buffet at Paris is outstanding, the one at Planet Hollywood, not so much.

I definetly want to stay on the strip at a nice place and We are going to see that show for sure,seems everyone likes it

Color me ignorant but what is a "750 suite"?

I believe there's a monorail stop at Mandalay Bay. My wife and I found the monorail (as well as the Duece bus) very convenient to get all around both the Strip and old Las Vegas.

If you've never been, pencil in a stop at In-N-Out Burger.

It's their great room suite I guess,765sq feet and it looks pretty nice compared to most in that price range.its about 1200$ for 4 nights
Sky Suites at Aria would be a great first time place, they also pick you up and drop you off at the airport, and private entrance and desk to check in.

You'll want to rent a cabana at the Hard Rock for your age group. The rest is best to decide once you get there. The Aria concierge can take care of any ticket requests.

I think "O" is well worth seeing and Zumanity was a close second.

I'll be at a pool atleast one day just so I can recover I'll be sure to check it out.Aria does look pretty nice and is priced similar

07 LMB Z06
10-08-2012, 15:53
Just took the girlfriend to Aria at the end of July. We stayed Thurs-Sun for $129/night (+ resort fee).

The pools were great and actually separated very well. They were all the same exact size and layout, but one was a kiddie pool, one was more of a seniors pool and the third was the young adult/middle age pool (not by design, it just kind of worked out that way). Then of course there was the pool club. Get the 32oz. old cuban mojito and thank me when you get back.

We saw Daniel Tosh do standup one night (very funny), and if you do stay at Aria head over one morning for breakfast at The Henry on the bottom floor of Cosmopolitan. It wasn't anything crazy fancy or cool; just really good food.