Post # 1
FI and I are considering going to Vegas for my spring break a few weeks after my 21st bday. Weve never been and are looking for recommendations. We’re just looking for something cheap for 3-4 days, since our honeymoon is 2.5 months later and we went all out for that. We want to see a show or two, walk the strip and drink and gamble a bit and hang out at the pool. The cheapest ones right now look like: circus circus, New York New York, hard rock, treasure island, mirage, Monte Carlo and luxor. any advice appreciated!:)
Post # 3
Stay on the strip some where in the middle and walking places will be easier. I recommended the Mirage or TI. I’ve been drooling over the Palazzo and Venitian. Check out reviews online. I stayed at both the Mirage and TI and they are both mid range affordable. Have fun!
Post # 4
@MrsN14: If you don’t want to spend money on Taxi’s I wouldn’t reccomend staying at circus, riviera or stratosphere unless you have your own car and can travel up the strip. It is way too much of a walk. I usually have my own car and will stay here because they are very reasonably priced!
The best priced hotel on the strip is probably The Quad. It is ridiculousy cheap, but rooms are very basic. If you don’t mind it is perfect. Treasure Island, Exaclibur and Luxor are all usually on the cheaper side as well. I have no complaints about either. Their rooms are beautiful and location is great.
Off-strip Rio is usually pretty good too and had a free shuttle to the Strip. LVH is great as well and is connected to the Monorail system
Post # 5
@MrsN14: Stay on the strip, I would avoid circus circus and hard rock. Out of those I would probably pick Monte Carlo, Mirage, or Treasure Island. I’ve gotten some great deals at Paris so I like that one for being cheaper with a really great location. NYNY and (especially) Luxor are at one end of the strip and so I don’t like the location as much.
Ballys and the Quad are really cheap but I despise them so I won’t stay there. Also dislike Excalibur. Check out the Flamingo for a good cheap one with a better location.
I’m assuming you looked into the exact dates you want to go. It’s cheapest during the week and when there are not major events going on. I normally go mid/late March and hotel prices really skyrocket on certain days.
Post # 6
@MrsN14: I’ve stayed at Hard Rock before and had a blast!!!! There is a great club inside. I hear there is a bus pass you can buy to get you places cheap, or take a cab. I personally just like to hang at the pools during the day, sight see, and then go to dinner and out and about. Rinse, repeat. In my high heels at night, I wanted to take a cab anyways regardless of where I was. Walking in any of those hotels is ridiculously huge! Looking back, bring a purse with flats.
I’m going in May for my 30th birthday party 🙂
Post # 7
@MrsN14: cheapovegas.com has a lot of good information about the quality and prices of rooms, dining, and gambling at each resort.
I’ve personally stayed at Luxor and its was okay but not my favorite. I really like the rooms at Mirage and Aria.
I would try to stay towards the center of the strip if possible if you are wanting to do a lot of sight seeing.
Post # 8
when i went to vegas, we broke the strip into different sections over a couple of days to see everything.
i went with my mom and brother. we are not gamblers. we stayed at the bellagio, we got a nice deal on hotel/airfare combo.
we took the bus everywhere we wanted to go. it was very reasonable. and brought us to the different sections we wanted, even the old section.
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
We stayed at the Grandview – it’s not on the strip, but decently close and I’d recommend getting a rental car for a Vegas trip anyway. There’s free parking everywhere.
The Grandview’s suite was one of the nicest I’ve ever stayed in, though we did stay in a brand new building (Primrose). And there was a 2-person whirlpool tub next to the bed. Ahem. 🙂 They get bad reviews about pushing for timeshares, but just as long as you say “NO” during check-in (don’t agree to go to the free breakfast, etc) then they never bother you again about it.
Post # 10
Definetly stay close to the strip. When I went we stayed at the Stratosphere it was a really nice hotel but it was quite far from the strip and we had to take a bus ride to get to the strip cause walking was not an option in August in that heat! I think the Belaggio is really nice or Treasure Island those are where I plan not stay the next time I go!
Post # 11
@MrsN14: We stayed on our honeymoon at MGM and the Flamingo.
MGM was nice. Much younger crowd than us, so not really our style. It’s on the far end of the Strip, but still close enough to do some wandering around.
We LOVED the Flamingo. It has a resort/cruise type feel. We stayed in a GO room and loved the kitchy feel. It’s in the middle of the Strip, so very easy to wander around.
Both are on the Monorail line, so that makes it easier to get around.
Post # 12
I love the MGM, that’s where we stay whenever we go! I just had friends stay at the Mirage and they had a great time. I would avoid the Stratosphere and hotels in that area since it seems to be far away from everything.