JohnnyQ
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January 14th, 2012 at 3:40:11 PM permalink
What's on Your List of Hotels you would like to stay at, but
haven't yet ?

My list is:

1) Bellagio.

I think it would be cool to be able to say, "yeah, I've
stayed there".

2) Trump Towers

It has gotten pretty good reviews on-line from people
who have stayed there. ( Yeah, yeah, I now Trump
is a doofus, but I doubt he's done much besides let
some corporation use his name on this ).

3) Platinum Hotel

Also looks cool, all suites, small non-gaming hotel,
but close to the Strip and Ellis Island.

4) Maybe also Caesars Palace

We loved the movie "The Hangover". So another
place that it would be fun to say we have stayed
at.

The next places I am ACTUALLY going to stay at
are:

a) Planet Hollywood Towers

Very nice, stayed there last summer.

b) Bally's

Got a good deal that included 2 buffets each day
of our stay.
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98Clubs
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February 10th, 2012 at 7:21:13 PM permalink
I should put the Strat on my bucket-list, just for the roller-coaster ride.
Some people need to reimagine their thinking.
s2dbaker
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February 10th, 2012 at 7:50:46 PM permalink
I used to stay at the Bellagio exclusively because I like to have the best of the best. The MGM took over Mirage and the Bellagio lost that little je ne sais quoi that made it stand out among the others. I waited for Steve Wynn to make something as special as the Bellagio but with the Wynn/Encore, he took a swing and he missed. I'm sure it's a nice place to stay but it also has to be 'worth' the premium.

I think the M resort has that premium worth spending feel. I want to stay there but in the summer or fall when the pool is open.

The Cosmopolitan has balconies on the Strip, I want to experience that.

The Red Rock is pretty, also worth a try.

For a weekend of gambling immersion, I want to stay at the Fiesta or Texas Station up on Rancho so that I can play $3 craps all night long and play poker against the locals.

My places that I don't have to stay at is a lot longer.
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Ibeatyouraces
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February 10th, 2012 at 7:51:39 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
JW17
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February 10th, 2012 at 7:52:28 PM permalink
3) Platinum Hotel

Also looks cool, all suites, small non-gaming hotel,
but close to the Strip and Ellis Island.


This is the only place I stay when in Vegas. I like that it is non-smoking, non-gaming. Staff top notch, staff always remembers me, as they should as I am always talking to everyone in the mornings, but what impresses me is that they remember my wife. Her name and face and she is in the room or spa most of the trip.

I also like that I can got next door to the Tuscany and play all night and stumble home.

Eliis Island and the ribs also nearly next door.

All that and 5-10 minutes to the strip.

Sorry didnt want to hijack, but there is no place for non-gaming hotels on the site, at least that I know of.

If you want more info about the Platinum please let me know
YoDiceRoll11
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February 10th, 2012 at 8:50:34 PM permalink
Quote: 98Clubs

I should put the Strat on my bucket-list, just for the roller-coaster ride.



OMG, the roller coaster isn't so bad, but if you have the guts, go on the ride that DIPS you over the side of the tower, I almost threw up it was so ridiculously scary. HOLY CRAP, I'm not going on that one again.
luckyjackg
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February 10th, 2012 at 9:26:07 PM permalink
I have stayed at many hotels on the strip, including the Sands, Castaways( where the Mirage is currently), Mirage, Treasure Island, The Dunes, MGM, Bellegio, Flamingo, Riveria, the Holiday Inn (now Harrahs) and the Paris. I really liked the MGM Grand and the Flamingo.
The Flamingo is dated , but has an easy layout and a great pool. We play tennis and the Flamingo tennis courts are great. For gambling I prefer the Bellegio and MGM Grand as there seems to be more of a comfort there, although the Sands was my favorite in the early eighties. The pit bosses would always give the people they liked great comps. I would like to stay at the Aria and I may try that on my next visit.

Las Vegas has greatly changed since the I first visited it in the late sixties, as sport coats have gone and sandels are in. I prefer the old Vegas with suits and sport coats at night.
EvenBob
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February 10th, 2012 at 10:44:04 PM permalink
Quote: luckyjackg

Las Vegas has greatly changed since the I first visited it in the late sixties, as sport coats have gone and sandels are in. I prefer the old Vegas with suits and sport coats at night.



I agree, the twenty-somethings have ruined it forever.
Vegas used to have class, now it has porn slappers
and party pits.
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YoDiceRoll11
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February 10th, 2012 at 11:28:05 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I agree, the twenty-somethings have ruined it forever.
Vegas used to have class, now it has porn slappers
and party pits.



Hey! You mean the classless twenty-somethings right? I'm turning 26 in March and every time I'm in Vegas, I'm there to class it up, not dumb it down.

I however don't mind some of the party pits. ;)

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