jeffwarren75
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March 26th, 2012 at 10:15:08 AM permalink
I need to be in vegas for work from july 1st through 30th
my company is paying giving me 1500 for rooms for the month,
I have free nights at the mirage for 5 days and mandalay bay for 3 days, any suggestions from the board for an affordable room that would be the equivilant of a sheraton or hilton- not looking to stay in a crappy room- but do not want to spend a crazy amount- is the stratosphere bad? luxor? both had reasonable rates
boymimbo
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March 26th, 2012 at 10:17:06 AM permalink
Advice:

(1) get your company to pay you more for rooms.
(2) don't use up your free nights.

I would try a non-casino hotel to keep you away from the tables and machines. 30 days in Vegas at a casino will make you a gambling addict in no-time.
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Ayecarumba
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March 26th, 2012 at 10:28:51 AM permalink
Quote: jeffwarren75

I need to be in vegas for work from july 1st through 30th



In general terms, where will you be working, Jeff? Is it on the south side, north, center, etc. Commuting across town is a drag. It would be better if you can stay close to where you will be working.
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March 26th, 2012 at 11:01:10 AM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

Advice:
I would try a non-casino hotel to keep you away from the tables and machines. 30 days in Vegas at a casino will make you a gambling addict in no-time.


No offense to the OP
If someone got free rooms in a number of casinos, chances are that he doesn't need 30 days, or any time at all.
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FleaStiff
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March 26th, 2012 at 11:12:33 AM permalink
Stratosphere is an unheralded bargain, I 'd give it a try but realize once you are there thats likely to be where you stay. Nowhere to walk.
progrocker
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March 26th, 2012 at 11:22:02 AM permalink
Look for a condo or short term apartment near where you are working (you will definitely want at least a small kitchen if you're staying that long) that should be easily found for 1500 or less, then use comped nights on weekends.

http://www.extendedstayhotels.com
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rdw4potus
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March 26th, 2012 at 11:35:10 AM permalink
Do you belong to any hotel rewards programs? Clarion is nice, cheap (<$50/night), barely off-strip, and gives the full-value in Choice Rewards points.
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March 26th, 2012 at 11:40:08 AM permalink
Quote: jeffwarren75

is the stratosphere bad? luxor? both had reasonable rates

If you had to choose between those 2 I would go with Luxor and NOT the Stratosphere. The Stratosphere isn't terrible but I've found it's kind of hickville. The Luxor is nice and affordable for the 4-star rating. It's easier to commute to the nearby casinos and stuff from the Luxor compared to the Stratosphere.
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teddys
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March 26th, 2012 at 1:58:34 PM permalink
Choose a place with wireless internet and preferably some kind of rewards points system. Kitchen would be a nice plus if you cook even a little bit. Laundry facilities are always helpful. (The Eastside Cannery has them, but no wireless included). A casino might drive you crazy. Some of the Stations might be a nice choice. Also the national chains on Paradise (LaQuinta, Embassy Suites, Etc.).
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Ayecarumba
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March 26th, 2012 at 2:11:07 PM permalink
Whatever you decide to do, be careful to pick a place with the AC vents near the ceiling, not one of those noisy walll units in or under the window. July can be the hottest time of the whole year, and being kept up all night by a noisy, dripping AC will make you nuts.

Also, consider the swimming pool, and family policy at the place you stay. The pool will be important for hanging out and cooling off, but having kids running all over the place can be a drag.
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