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The wife and I were thinking of doing a Vegas trip early next year and was looking for some suggestions on where to stay. Not necessarily looking to do it on the cheap, but looking for the most value on the money I spend.

I have never been so I'm not sure what part of town to stay, where the good action is and a place that my wife could enjoy as well.

Any input would be appreciated and hopefully you could give me some reasons with your suggestions.

Thanks, Don
 

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I honestly think the Mirage is the best all around bang for the buck. The rooms are very nice. The pool kicks ass. The casino is great, BIG poker room, along with all other table games, quite a few things to see within the casino, and next door to Caesars Pavilion, where you could possibly lose the Wife for at least a few days.

I've not stayed a lot of other places, so others may have different experiences, but if you are looking for nice, reasonably priced, away from the "I'm famous / your famous" club, the Mirage has a lot of bang for the buck.

America West is also a good place to start a search for vaca packages. They partner with a lot of the casinos and can often have some pretty smoking deals on a package type get away.

A couple of years ago, we did a 3 day package at the Mirage with airfare and a free upgrade to a suite for something like 600 buck.

http://www.americawestvacations.com/index.html
 

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I've stayed in pretty much the 2 extremes of Vegas - the "trailer trash" feel of the Frontier which is right across the street from the high class that is the Wynn which is where I stayed on my second trip. Not even sure how much the rooms are at the Wynn, but it was definately very nice. The only drawback to those places is that they are at the "other end" of the strip from most of the other big named casinos, so if you're looking for some point and stare time at the bulk of the fancy casinos, the Mirage is down by Bellagios, Ceasar's, New York, Excaliber....

Hopefully Shiz will pop in and tell you the what's up on deals.
 

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I agree that Mirage is a good choice. It's a nice hotel and well located near some "attraction" hotel/casinos like the Venetian. It's also self contained - poker room, lots of restaurant choices, etc., so you'd have everything you need under one roof. If your wife likes to shop there are tons of malls nearby - Fashion Show Mall, Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace and the Venetian, right across the street, has lots of shopping too. Just keep in mind that everything in Las Vegas is huge, so even if something looks like it is "next door," it will take you at least 30 minutes to walk there with all of the crowds.
 

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Mirage is by the Fountain Square shopping mall? Oh yeah, that's where Shiz drug me for that horrid session. (It's all such a blur...)

So I was wrong on it's proximity - it's closer to the north end of the strip, near the Wynn. So if you're looking to see the "well known" end of the strip, you'd be quite a ways from there if staying at the Mirage. It is relatively close (block or two) to the Veneitian though and the Venetian does have a very impressive exterior (something completely different eh?). When I walked by there in June, I took real notice of all the fantastic stonework on that place.
 

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Mirage, Treasure Island, MGM, Wynn (too expensive), and Mandalay Bay are all good stays. The first 3 are good cause they are in the middle of the strip and give your wife more access while giving you the MGM card room which in my opinion is the best besides the Wynn room. I like Treasure Island alot cause it skews more to the younger crowd in tems of ambience. Mandalay Bay has some nicer hotel features including the awesome pool, and Mirage is also good for the card room. Any of the Cirque Du Soleil shows would a good place to take your wife as well...especially "O" at the Bellagio. Speaking of the Bellagio, if I had the money, that is the place I would be staying all the time not only because of how nice the hotel is but also because of thier poker room if and when you can actually get a seat in a game there.

Have fun!
 

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The wife and I stayed at MGM last week. I was very impressed. We stayed in the West wing area of the hotel. It was very quiet and decorated nicer than the other side of the hotel. The elevator opens up right next to the poker room. The poker room is very nice and EXTREMELY juicey. The always spread $2-4, $3-6, and $4-8 1/2 kill, $1-2NL, $2-5NL. When it's busy, they'll spread $5-10NL, $5-5NL, and $10-20 games. They also have a pretty decent tourney that runs every night. $125 buy in, $1500 in chips, blinds start at $25-50 and increase every 30 minutes. I ran away from the $1-2 NL game my first night with $1300, and cashed another $450 the next night. I loved playing there and I'll be back for sure. They also have a ton of great restaraunts, so you really never have to leave the hotel.
 

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If you want poker action look into booking a room at caesars. Their poker room opens this month (I think maybe even today) and this is going to be to THE room now on the strip. Ceasars is claiming 30 live tables and 40 tournament tables and they will be spreading everything from 2/4 to "oh my god people actually have this much money to gamble with?!" They are gonna be competing with bellagio for all the high stakes action. I've already met a couple dealers that will be working there and they say this room is going to be amazing.

Hmm... I think im going to go check it out right now.. :lol:
 
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