Codyden
Codyden
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March 7th, 2012 at 10:08:50 AM permalink
Hey everyone! I have been reading the WoV forums for months now since I turned 21 and I absolutely love it, but this is my first post.

My fiancee and I are from southern Utah so we will be going home over spring break and are gonna try to sneak down to Vegas Tuesday 3/13 and come back home Wednesday 3/14. I am hoping to find some good advice on where to stay and play cheaply. As college kids, we are certainly on a budget so we mostly just play BJ 5-15 dollars a hand. We will probably jump around to several casinos to get players cards and use some coupons we have but it would certainly be nice to stay somewhere that we could afford to play at.

The only criteria other than price is that we want a jacuzzi/pool (I know some may be closed but it appears that some are open year round/opened up at the beginning or March). Basically my fiancee loves hot tubs so as long as there is a round hole in the ground filled with hot water she will be happy, nothing fancy is required. The other thing is that we would like to stay on the strip, downtown, or slightly off the strip (like The Orleans distance away). Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

Cody
Ayecarumba
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March 7th, 2012 at 10:20:11 AM permalink
Check out CheapoVegas.com for some solid reviews for the budget minded.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo da Vinci
FinsRule
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March 7th, 2012 at 10:24:51 AM permalink
What price are you looking to be at for hotel?
Codyden
Codyden
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March 7th, 2012 at 10:30:12 AM permalink
Anything below $100 is fine, but I don't particularly wanna pay $100 for a room when I can't afford the $25-100 table minimums at the hotel. I don't see the point in staying somewhere I can't play at unless there are other factors that make paying that much worth while (better pools, fun books, etc).
FleaStiff
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March 7th, 2012 at 10:34:20 AM permalink
Many people advise First-Timers to aim a little high and economize on subsequent trips.
Some rooms will have a Jacuzzi but if you are on a budget ... .
The rules are simple on WHERE to play: All over. Visit casinos, sign up for their Players Club card, look for 3:2 games, rather than 5:6 games. Be prepared to do LOTS of walking and do remember to consume extra water. You will get better bargains at The M or South Point but such places are away from the glitzy STRIP.
Alot of places have Midnight Specials in the wee hours of the morning, plus your play may earn you a few buffets and many places offer BOGOs.
Plan carefully.
s2dbaker
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March 7th, 2012 at 10:44:56 AM permalink
WongBo will certainly object but I suggest The Flamingo. It's centrally located, cheap and you can go right next door to the Imperial Palace to gamble cheap (albeit with crappy odds).
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hook3670
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March 7th, 2012 at 10:52:57 AM permalink
You will probably find it cheaper downtown. However, google cheap vegas hotels and you will find a bunch of pretty decent rates midweek. Not to bust on you but 21 and already engaged??!!
buzzpaff
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March 7th, 2012 at 10:57:21 AM permalink
21 and engaged? Congratulations !
dlevinelaw
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March 7th, 2012 at 11:00:53 AM permalink
If you are there for only a week night, you'll probably be able to score some good rates nearly everywhere on the strip. All of the properties will have Blackjack at a $15 or less minimum on a week night.

I would try and hotwire or priceline a deal...
travisl
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March 7th, 2012 at 11:06:08 AM permalink
The Golden Nugget might be a great choice for you. I've never stayed there, but have heard good things about it. Reportedly, they've got one of the best pools in town. Their site is showing $47 for that night, no resort fee. http://www.goldennugget.com/lasvegas/pool.asp

Also tolerable might be Hooters, at $44, including the resort fee. I've got no experience with it. http://www.hooterscasinohotel.com/stay/pool/ . One report I saw says it's only heated to 60°, so if that's true, it might be a little chilly for you.

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