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i'm considering to attend the photoshop world in las vegas in the beginning of september. do you guys have any hotels to recommend. i'm not made of money, but i'm ready to use some money to get a cool vegas experience in addition to the conference & expo...
any tips or pointers would be helpful. never been to las vegas before.
just booked a few nights for the end of this month at the new Aria. they're running some grand opening specials so the rooms are very cheap, compared to, for instance, the Wynn (my personal fav).
i've heard good things about the Venetian too, but haven't stayed there yet.
I've stayed in the Luxor a few times. Great balance between nice and affordable, and all the rooms have floor-to-ceiling angled windows. But, because I LOVE poker, I prefer to stay in the MGM which has the best poker rooms (in my opinion). If you're into saving money, head over to the Golden Nugget, but you'll be left out of the "experience" a little.
- the MGM is so big it takes an hour to walk back to your room.fooler2
- How much time does one intend to spend IN their room anyway??? Hahahaha, Vegas is about location.monospaced
- +1 to fooler2's comment.ETM
- Ive experienced this even in atlantic city. Got buzzed at the rumba lounge, took me 45 mins to find my room.CygnusZero4
Stayed at the Aria in February, pretty nice.
I've only been to vegas once and stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel and I have no complaints.
Treasure Island is not as nice as other strip hotels, but is smaller, so getting through the casino floor to the elevators and getting to your room won't take hours.
Bellagio is nice and you don't need to go through the casino floor at all to get to the elevators.
Bellagio is amazing, Stayed there twice. Venetian is great too. As for lower market good Luxor, MGM, & Paris.
excalibur - nah.. it's sort of fun, but not 'nice'..
luxor - yes. the aforementioned windows are cool, but it's also just noticeably nicer than excalibur.
new york, new york - is nice i suppose, but quite forgettable.. there's some fairly nice views available though (considering it's so far down the strip.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scp…)
i've just realised, it's like i've been working my way up the strip everytime i go. i'll hit the bellagio in about a decade at this rate.
In the end, don't splurge on the nicest room unless you honestly plan on spending a significant amount of time in it. Hopefully you'll be out and about, visiting other hotel rooms, shacking up OPP, y'know.
thanks guys. have been searching a bit for prices and stuff and it seems like venetian, wynn and bellagio are all a bit out of my price range.
i agree that i shouldn't spend all my money on the nicest room - so i won't, but it would be cool to stay at a... uhm. cool place. =)
palazzo at the venetian
I stayed at the Hard Rock. At first I really hated the idea of staying there but overall I thought it was actually a nice hotel. It's a little bit off the strip which I liked.
I like to stay at the Mirage or Treasure Island. Both are reasonably cheap, on the strip and on the tram line which gets you to all the other big hotels/casinos.
I will be in Vegas at the end of April and am staying at the Mirage. I think my room for two was $80 / night. I got it through Expedia. I've stayed at Treasure Island a few times before for around $60/night.
Lots of hotel deals to be had in vegas.
i learned something about the hard rock on my last stay. if you want to play in the casino, there's a dress code: ed hardy or monarchy. otherwise you look out of place.
- and affliction. forgot that oneSteveJobs
- the strip club across the street is amazing!fooler2
- i hate that hotel for that very reason. blahkona
- take care of that problem by....tjw0511
- ...betting them at the poker table that if you win you can take their ed hardy jacket and they have to wear your "members only" jacket :)tjw0511
- members only jacket.tjw0511
cheap and fun:
moderately priced, nice casinos, nice restaurants / fast food:
new york new york
overly priced but really nice casinos and food:
luxor and mirage are great but are to the far end of the strip. it makes for longer cab rides (more expensive) if you're trying to get to the other side of the strip. i normally like to stay in the middle so i can walk in either direction and not have to go too far.
if you're young and don't give a crap stay at bally's. it's at the center of the strip, it's cheap and it's a great place to start drinking at 10am. when i was young i thought of my hotel rooms as this... a place to shower and hold my clothes that i'll maybe be in for 2 hours a day/night so i never wanted to spend a lot of money.
if you're older (like i am now) you might be more interested in the restaurants, casinos and pool. ny ny's pool is shit. it's in the hotels shadows for 1/2 of the day and is way too small. mgm's pool is great. the hard rocks pool is ooc if you're single. the hotel blows if you're older and married. too many young hooligans puking in the hallways at 9am.
have fun. strap up. know when to hold em. know when to fold em. know when to walk away. know when to put a hookers body in the trunk.
none of you have mentioned ceasars palace or mandalay bay. two out of the three i have heard of before i started checking. are they no good?
I stayed in the Bellagio, and it was amazing! The rooms were huge, we had 2 kings sized beds, massive bathroom, and this was just a standard room... But the gambling was very expensive, minimum bets are really high, so you lose a lot of money very quickly ...
ceasars palace is ok but overrun with it's mall traffic. nice but too expensive for what it is imo. i always had a hard time finding cheap rooms there. nice casino and restaurants though.
sorry. i mixed up mandalay bay and mirage's location. mandalay is the one way off to the end of the strip, not the mirage. luxor and mandalay are at the end of the strip.
thanks again guys.