Wanderer
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August 21st, 2014 at 10:02:44 PM permalink
In your opinion, what is the best overall hotel/casino you've been to? This takes into consideration everything from the casino atmosphere, restaurants, night clubs, shows, shops, pool, etc.
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August 21st, 2014 at 10:15:20 PM permalink
I really like some of the Native American places in ny such as Seneca Niagara Falls and Turning Stone. Haven't been to either in years though. Either one might have changed drastically by now one way or another and I wouldn't even know. I just like eating and gambling though I like spectacle which both have.
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August 21st, 2014 at 10:49:55 PM permalink
This may get a chuckle from some but I would say the golden gate downtown. I know its kind of dumpy but every time I go there I have a blast and I'm treated great even though I'm no where near a high roller.
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August 21st, 2014 at 10:59:39 PM permalink
Borgata. Close second, Mirage.
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August 21st, 2014 at 11:24:23 PM permalink
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Borgata. Close second, Mirage.

Borgata brat huh. It's a nice casino no doubt about it. Huge.
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August 21st, 2014 at 11:30:24 PM permalink
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Borgata brat huh. It's a nice casino no doubt about it. Huge.



Actually, not my favorite casino floor. But the rooms, amenities, service part of the question puts it #1 in my book overall.
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August 21st, 2014 at 11:40:50 PM permalink
Bellagio was the fanciest, but MGM fits me like a comfortable shoe.
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August 22nd, 2014 at 12:04:06 AM permalink
Quote: Wanderer

In your opinion, what is the best overall hotel/casino you've been to? This takes into consideration everything from the casino atmosphere, restaurants, night clubs, shows, shops, pool, etc.

Revel 100% my favorite atmosphere and rooms I loved.

Restaurants, well I only hit 3 of them.


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August 22nd, 2014 at 3:47:26 PM permalink
If I want "best" because I'm trying to guess what will feel snazzy to impress someone else, I guess Wynn. But if I'm only out to impress myself with what I like, I like Mirage. No special reason I can point to, just because, I do. Maybe because I use to play poker there enough that the manager of the room at the time joked to me once about having them dust me off and water me occasionally like one of their potted plants, so it feels familiar & comfortable. Or maybe 'cause it is getting kinda old by Strip standards, and so am I.

If I really had a choice, I'd like to go hang out at Stardust again. But, that's a little hard to do nowadays.



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August 23rd, 2014 at 6:06:29 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

Bellagio was the fanciest, but MGM fits me like a comfortable shoe.



The MGM has a lot going for it. It has two major shows (Ka, David Copperfield) that would interest most anyone. It hosts a lot of fights, games and concerts at the Grand Garden Arena. As far as I know, and I learned this on the "best steakhouse" thread I started, it has the only steakhouse in the city that serves Wagyu beef. It has a comedy club. I have heard a lot about the SkyLofts and other suites there.

The MGM isn't as renowned for its elegance as Bellagio, Wynn and Venetian. It isn't as iconic as Caesars. But if you had to stay strictly on one property for 2-3 days with money to burn, the MGM would be a good choice. If I had to name a weakness right off the top of my head, and maybe someone who has explored the property more than I have can say otherwise, I don't think it has the shopping options of some of the other high-end properties.

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