HotBlonde
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July 26th, 2012 at 11:27:39 AM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

Will your Dad find the MGM properties too pretentious?

Yeah, probably. But he's just tagging along. And he doesn't drink till 9pm. Even if we were going to stay at the Palace Station I told him he could sit with me when I gamble (he doesn't gamble) and he said that he wouldn't want to sit there, that he'd just go up and hang out in his room. :(
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July 26th, 2012 at 11:34:53 AM permalink
Quote: tupp

Shuttles to the airport usually cost $7-$8 per person from most hotels.

My dad's girlfriend said it was free. I didn't know they charge.

Quote: Johnzimbo

And, I would rent a car for the 4-5 days rather than take all those shuttles and buses

That would be crazy expensive.

Quote: DJTeddyBear

Why not just give her a room at an MGM property as a birthday gift? Bite the bullet and throw in the taxi for the airport. Or go a little classy and get a limo.

Just do a little investigating to find out which ones have bars that serve MGD.

And that would be even more crazy expensive. This is my dad's girlfriend, not my girlfriend. I'm already buying her a ticket to see LOVE. And I'm not made of money. And every bar serves MGD practically, that won't be a problem.
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July 26th, 2012 at 11:35:14 AM permalink
Quote: HotBlonde

Yeah, probably. But he's just tagging along. And he doesn't drink till 9pm. Even if we were going to stay at the Palace Station I told him he could sit with me when I gamble (he doesn't gamble) and he said that he wouldn't want to sit there, that he'd just go up and hang out in his room. :(

You should take him to Hoover Dam and the Tillman Bridge. If he gets bored with the neon, take him up to Mt. Charleston.
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July 26th, 2012 at 12:46:53 PM permalink
I would vote for staying somewhere on the strip instead of the Palace Station. The Palace Station is fine, but I find it to be getting a little tired and run down. Even for the non gambler, the strip is where all the fun is.

I would offer To your dad's girlfriend to pay for the taxi or even rent a limo from the airport to the hotel. You can always take a taxi on the way back to the airport at the end of the trip.
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rudeboyoi
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July 26th, 2012 at 1:47:22 PM permalink
personally i hate the strip. i never go there without a good reason to. i have the mindset only suckers go there. if im looking to have fun ill head downtown. i dont care about shows, fine dining, or shopping though. so i guess if those are the things you like, the strip is the place to be regardless of how much a ripoff it is.
NicksGamingStuff
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July 26th, 2012 at 1:52:56 PM permalink
Yuck the Palace Station. Oh don't even bother with the G&S Pawn, the guys from the show are never there.... The Palace Station is such a depressing casino.
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July 26th, 2012 at 2:11:53 PM permalink
Actually car rentals in Vegas are pretty cheap. I normally get one for 3 days for around $100 including all taxes and fees. If you are gambling enough to get comped rooms at MGM properties your budget should be able to handle that. You can get one from one of the budget companies for around $20/day most of the time.

The down side to a car is the driver needs to drink minimally or not at all, and sometimes parking is a problem. The up side is you can go off strip places that are hard to access, hop around fairly quickly, and avoid lengthy cab lines. I also like the ability to put my luggage in the trunk on my check out day so I don't need to return to my hotel to get it from the bell desk.
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July 26th, 2012 at 3:15:24 PM permalink
Quote: NicksGamingStuff

Yuck the Palace Station. Oh don't even bother with the G&S Pawn, the guys from the show are never there.... The Palace Station is such a depressing casino.

Hmmmm... thanks for the note. What to do?! What to do?! I'll have to let my dad's gf know that I've been getting so-so reviews on this place.

Quote: jml24

Actually car rentals in Vegas are pretty cheap. I normally get one for 3 days for around $100 including all taxes and fees. If you are gambling enough to get comped rooms at MGM properties your budget should be able to handle that. You can get one from one of the budget companies for around $20/day most of the time.

The down side to a car is the driver needs to drink minimally or not at all, and sometimes parking is a problem. The up side is you can go off strip places that are hard to access, hop around fairly quickly, and avoid lengthy cab lines. I also like the ability to put my luggage in the trunk on my check out day so I don't need to return to my hotel to get it from the bell desk.

Well even at $20 a day that's still a bit much when you can walk or take a bus or even a cab if you need to. I don't think we're going to be traveling the whole time, we're gonna gamble and probably just walk around.
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July 26th, 2012 at 3:54:07 PM permalink
Quote: HotBlonde

So you can't really beat that. I was hoping to stay on the Strip too cuz It would be easier to walk around (and I'm not sure if I'll have a car then) and thought that would be better to be able to show my dad all the sights. I've taken The Duece (Vegas public transportation bus) up and down the Strip and it even takes you downtown as well. A 24-hour pass is $7. So we can use the Duece when we're there, I just don't know how long of a walk it'll be to the Strip from the Palace Station.

Oh, and a P.S. one of the things my dad wants to do when we get out there is go to the pawn shop where they film PAWN STARS, the t.v. show. I haven't googled it yet but does anybody know where it is? I'm guessing maybe it's downtown. And downtown is one of the places I want to show my dad, let him see Freemont and all that.



Your Deuce pass covers all buses in the city for the same price, not just the Deuce and the Downtown Express. If for some reason you miss the Palace Shuttle you can catch the Sahara Express from Palace Station to Las Vegas strip (5 minutes, bus every 15 minutes day, all night). On Las Vegas Blvd you can get on the Deuce or the Downtown Express (DTX).

The Duece and DTX share a number of stops, but they take different routes. The DTX has fewer stops and is faster.

The Gold and Silver Pawn shop for Pawn stars (713 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV 89101) is about 2.5 miles from Palace Station. It is 0.6 miles from Fremont Street.

Downtown Fremont Street is usually cheaper overall than even the Palace Station. One of the advantages of downtown, is you can walk to a store and buy booze for your room, drinking water, etc. No matter how inexpensive the resort, you are trapped there, and they can overcharge you for all sorts of incidentals.It is much easier to find the bus to ride down to the strip. And you are within walking distance of many shows:
  • Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,
  • Gordie Brown IMPRESSIONIST, SINGER AND ENTERTAINER GORDIE BROWN IS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS AMAZING COMEDY AND CELEBRITY IMPRESSIONS SUCH AS ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, JACK NICHOLSON AND SYLVESTER STALLONE, AS WELL AS LAS VEGAS ICONS LIKE ELVIS PRESLEY AND SAMMY DAVIS, JR.
  • MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER The award-winning comedy show is an interactive, murder mystery, dinner show experience
  • KEVIN BURKE comedy show

    Plaza Hotel and Casino is very inexpensive, and recently renovated. I don't know if you ever saw the Back to the Future movies, but it was Biff's Casino in the sequels.

    What I would do is go to THE D casino and rent a car for one day (less than $60), so you can see the dam, Red Rock park, or other local attractions
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    LV DOWNTOWN THE D
    301 FREMONT STREET
    LAS VEGAS, NV 89101-5600
    Tel.: (702) 388-2471
    Monday/Friday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
    Limited Hours weekends
HotBlonde
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July 26th, 2012 at 4:02:01 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

Plaza Hotel and Casino is very inexpensive, and recently renovated. I don't know if you ever saw the Back to the Future movies, but it was Biff's Casino in the sequels.

Ooh, that could be an option. I like the Golden Nugget, is The Plaza as nice as there?
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