View Poll Results: Going to Vegas

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  • Winter

    17 25.37%
  • Spring

    21 31.34%
  • Summer

    16 23.88%
  • Fall

    19 28.36%
  • Reason: Events, (rodeo, trade shows, etc.)

    8 11.94%
  • Reason: Holiday, R&R, Play golf,

    21 31.34%
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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
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    St.Andrews, Scotland
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    We live in Scotland and "found" Las Vegas 12years ago. Now that we are retired we make an attempt to visit every year. In fact we are addicted, not to gambling, but the 5* hotels. There is no other place on Earth that can give you the opulence of a 5 star hotel for as little as $140 a night. Last October it was the Palazzo for that price and we also got a $30 a day food allowance thrown in. Ten years ago we were happy to pay that for Ceasars Palace so prices have not really risen much. After our trip from Scotland jet lag gets us up at 6am and after a twenty minute walk we were at the Bellagio for their breakfast at 7am. $16 each with as much good food as one can eat. ( "Bad for you" food as well if you are that way inclined) Fillet steak and egg for breakfast. If you have never been to this buffet try it. After breakfast we walk slowly back "home" through all the casinos just people watching and sometimes wasting a few dollars in a machine. Evening we spend in the piano bar nursing a drink. Drinks in bars are so expensive we sometimes take a break at a machine and ask for a malt scotch when the waitress appears. $2 instead of $12. Next visit is going to be June and July. Hot I know but it will be the start and end of a road trip through Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. You guys have such a great country. :O) Looking at the worst snow St. Andrews has ever had and wishing I was somewhere else! See you soon Las Vegas.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
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    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Default Those 5-star hotels are pretty fun

    Upon your next visit, you ought to check out the M Resort -- St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Blvd. lots of beautiful wood treatments in the hotel -- and actual windows so you can see the beautiful mountains from the casino floor!

    Mark

  3. #23
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    Nov 2010
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    St.Andrews, Scotland
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    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for that. Never heard of it but checked it out on line and it is a definite possibility for next summer.
    Cheers, Dave

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    I agree. Spring is the best time to head out to Vegas. Lots of cheap food and drinks to go around. Weather is also just perfect for me.

  5. #25

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    Old post but it may revive so thought I would comment
    We just came back from spending a day and two nights there .This was truly one of the biggest let downs we have ever experienced

    We made resverations by phone and the cheapest we could get was 90.00 a night with what was to be the resort fee waived.

    We arrive in the after noon and there is a line of 50 plus people at the hotel. We thought having already prepaid would help it didn't and hour latter and finally I get to the clerk. Now the arguemnet starts over the resort fees pay them which have gone up an another 3 dollars a night pay it or not stay

    We go out to the casino and several more over the day and two nights and the town is dead. We did not see more than 50 people in a casino and in places no more than 5 or 6

    We were really surprised how dead the town was.

    Our plans had been to stay 3 or 4 days and nights .We left the morning of the second day

    The few we saw playing in the casinos were not playing more than a few pennies .
    We love casinos if nothing more just to walk around in and look at the different machines and design work in them and surprised to see a lot of old machines that no longerexist in casinos in other states

    It seems that the casinos there are using some misleading info to lure you in such as a voucher for free play for staying,you get the same voucher if you saty or not with a card. Th eother is the free internet well it is but only for 8 hours. If you turn it on at 8 in the morning and leave it on till 8 that night that is 12 hours ,you then only get 4 more hours after midnight that night or if left on for 16 hours then after midnight or any further use is extra. If you only spend a day and a night then you will owe when you leave if iver the 8 hours. I do not think turning off counts you have to disconnect to stop the meter from running

    If you do not go a lot then suggest really be care of what you are told and if not in writing do not believe and then only believe half if it is
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 09-30-2012 at 12:58 PM. Reason: added white space

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Jan 1998
    Location
    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Default Where did you stay?

    What casino hotel were you staying in?

    Your experience certainly differs from mine! I live and work in Las Vegas and I can tell you that the Strip was packed this last weekend. The MinEXPO was in town and, as a result, lots of money flowing around the city.

    The city was as lively as any time I've seen it recently, so your field report really has me scratching my head. Sorry you didn't have a better time!

    Mark

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    South Central Orange County
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    Usually we only stay in Vegas on the way to or from a national park. I've been there near New Years (not doing that again) and twice last year in the summer. New Years is far too crowded for my liking.

    Because their promotions are so cheap, I'm making the rounds at the Station hotels. The reviews on yelp and some other sites looked pretty scary, but our $17-per night stay at Fiesta Station in Henderson last year was actually OK (especially for the price). Not only was it 109 degrees the August day we stayed, but the winds were also gusting around 30 mph. We got naturally blow-dried rather quickly after getting out of the pool.

    Our stay at the Alliante Station was decent for the $69-per night charge, also. Newer facilities and a more comfortable room made it worth the extra cost for a 3 1/2 to 4 star hotel.

    Next month I plan to try Boulder Station because they have rooms around $20 per night (not including the $12.99-per night "resort fee"). We're not going there for the ambience, after all, and it's close enough to the Valley of Fire State Park. We'll see if being so cheap (i.e. keeping a budget of $100 for a family of four for 2 nights and 8 breakfast buffets) pays off or if we end up getting only what we paid for.

    I think late spring will be best for visiting Las Vegas because the desert wildflowers are in bloom, but I'll see how mid-autumn works out.

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    Hey guys, what do you think about going in August? Because I found a pretty good hotel deal and I want to take it to be honest. I am just worried that it would be too hot...
    Last edited by Southwest Dave; 06-28-2014 at 04:46 AM. Reason: New members are not allowed to use outside links.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
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    Default Plenty to do inside.

    Hello Louis and welcome to the RTA forums !

    It's gonna be hot outside, no doubt about it ! There is a lot to see and do in the comfort of the air conditioned hotels through the day though.

  10. #30
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    May 2011
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    Yes, in August it will be hot. But everything is air conditioned except maybe some of the public transportation. Every place has an outdoor pool, and some of them have indoor pools. Our one and only 3-night stay in Las Vegas was in August!


    Donna

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