jonfourtwenty
jonfourtwenty
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January 1st, 2013 at 5:08:53 AM permalink
Will be in vegas with 2 others in October and was wondering what the best
value might be for hotel rooms or suites?

We are 3 male friends looking for 3 beds (sofa bed
would be fine) so I have been contemplating
booking a large suite at a near strip non gaming
hotel instead if booking 2 hotel rooms at a on strip
resort.

Has anyone been to vegas with an odd (numerically
speaking) party and where have you stayed?
I would be particularly interested to hear from
anyone who has stayed at the polo towers, jockey
club or similar establishments.

Our group consists of 2 non gamblers and me who
clocked up 50+ hours playing table games last trip.
I would take location over luxury. Kitchen facilities
are not too important and would be a bonus but
the extra space is what we are looking for.
FleaStiff
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January 1st, 2013 at 5:26:17 AM permalink
Sorry, but you would be best off getting a very large room at a gambling hotel rather than going off to some condo for space and facilities since you really won't be making much use of the kitchen facilities or jacuzi stuff. Or just get three rooms at a gambling hotel. Remember, if you don't have a taxi stand at your hotel be sure to get your driver's cell phone number when you arrive. Calling him can be better than calling a Taxi Company if there is no Taxi Stand at your Condo.

Tuscany Suites is just off strip and has large rooms, South Point is way down South but has large very clean rooms.
Don't overlook the higher grade rooms at a place like Eastside Cannery on the Boulder Strip where a two queen room would be one bed too few but a Two Room Premiere Jacuzzi Suite (specially booked by telephone only) would give you two queens plus an eight foot couch, plus Jacuzzi. So what if the music is mainly Latin oriented.

Many of the Loft Suites at The M Resort are two bedroom but some are configured as Three Bedroom Loft Suites. Yes, at the M its going to be a bit pricey particularly on weekends. And if only one of you gambles then any room comps are based on his gambling.
jonfourtwenty
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January 1st, 2013 at 5:43:15 AM permalink
Tuscany is on the shortlist, although I couldn't
see any specific mention of a 3rd bed. I would
imagine there will be a sofabed or some type of
temporary bed they could supply for their huge
rooms.

Only considering strip or perhaps 15 walk from strip
as furthest distance as we want to maximise our
vegas experience without the hassle of travelling
around too much. We will be flying in from the uk.
s2dbaker
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January 1st, 2013 at 7:34:18 AM permalink
Two queen beds at Rio should suffice. They throw in a couch as well and it's cheap.
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jonfourtwenty
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January 1st, 2013 at 7:37:42 AM permalink
never thought about the rio. that might work.

now if i could only time time it so that i get to see
penn and teller this time it would be perfect.
JohnnyQ
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January 1st, 2013 at 8:22:33 AM permalink
I have stayed at Tuscany and it is nice.
About a 15 minute walk from the Strip
so that meets your criteria.

Also, see the article on ELARA on the
home page. If you are coming all
the way from the UK then why not
splurge on a nice room ?
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jonfourtwenty
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January 1st, 2013 at 8:45:06 AM permalink
I would live to splurge but the others are tightwads
so it's unlikely.

Good to see the review of the non-gaming hotel
elara in the articles section.

Suggestion for the wizard - how about expanding
the hotels section to include other non-gaming
hotels in vegas particularly those that are close
to the strip.
Toes14
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January 1st, 2013 at 9:01:22 AM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

Two queen beds at Rio should suffice. They throw in a couch as well and it's cheap.



I second this. Stayed there a year ago. The couch was older but still comfortable when I lounged on it watching a football game.

You might need to score some extra sheets & blankets though. Even queen bed had 2 pillow, but no extra blankets. I remember waking up cold in the middle of the night and not finding any spare blankets in the room to use.
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jonfourtwenty
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January 1st, 2013 at 9:55:39 AM permalink
Those rio rooms do indeed look enormous.

Would you say that the rio is too much of a party
resort for 2 non-gamblers aged 45 and 55?

Incidentally what time do the shuttle buses to the
strip run until? Are they 24 hours?
ahiromu
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January 1st, 2013 at 10:18:15 AM permalink
Several years ago I stayed at the Tuscany and there was a fairly large couch, good for a small person, other than my bed (I chose one bed over two doubles).
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