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J.M.LLOYD
07-03-2007, 10:36 PM
Las Vegas will be part of USA/Canada section of my world trip next year, first time for me, so can you American West Coast guys suggest some good hotels in Vegas.........Cheers

J.M.LLOYD
07-03-2007, 10:36 PM
Las Vegas will be part of USA/Canada section of my world trip next year, first time for me, so can you American West Coast guys suggest some good hotels in Vegas.........Cheers

Crash_Moses
07-03-2007, 11:12 PM
Mandalin Bay Resort is nice. I'm attending a BICSI conference in Sept. and staying at the MGM Grand. I'll review it for ya... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Doolittle81
07-04-2007, 01:30 PM
I live in Vegas. The major hotels on the Strip are all fantastic...and expensive. The newest is the Wynn located at the North end of the Strip. Mandalay Bay is at the Southern End. It's a couple of miles between them, and you'll end up walking or bussing the whole length, stopping in to visit most/all of the other hotels in between no matter where you stay. The Paris is centrally located, directly across from the Bellagio (the one with the huge dancing fountain-music shows every 15-30 minutes). My favorite restaurant is there at the Paris, called "Mon Ami Gabi" It has the best outdoor patio dining, where you can watch the crowds passing by and also see the fountain show across the street. With those few comments in mind, if I were you I'd just get the best Air-Hotel package you can. Avoid like the plague, though, Circus-Circus, Excalibur, Frontier...those are second rate dumps. Wynn, Paris, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian are all first class. I personally don't care for the MGM or NewYork-NewYork.

BillyTheKid_22
07-04-2007, 02:12 PM
My friend Ray live in Las Vegas, Neveda. My friend Ray work Fireman.



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J.M.LLOYD
07-04-2007, 06:42 PM
Thanks for the info boys

Divine-Wind
07-04-2007, 08:00 PM
Watch out for terrorists and Spec Ops teams. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Blutarski2004
07-04-2007, 09:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Doolittle81:
I live in Vegas. The major hotels on the Strip are all fantastic...and expensive. The newest is the Wynn located at the North end of the Strip. Mandalay Bay is at the Southern End. It's a couple of miles between them, and you'll end up walking or bussing the whole length, stopping in to visit most/all of the other hotels in between no matter where you stay. The Paris is centrally located, directly across from the Bellagio (the one with the huge dancing fountain-music shows every 15-30 minutes). My favorite restaurant is there at the Paris, called "Mon Ami Gabi" It has the best outdoor patio dining, where you can watch the crowds passing by and also see the fountain show across the street. With those few comments in mind, if I were you I'd just get the best Air-Hotel package you can. Avoid like the plague, though, Circus-Circus, Excalibur, Frontier...those are second rate dumps. Wynn, Paris, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Venetian are all first class. I personally don't care for the MGM or NewYork-NewYork. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


..... I don't live in LV, but attended conventions there 20 years in succession. Agree absolutely with every you say re the hotels you mentioned.

I've had decent stays at the Mirage and Treasure Island, but it has been a few years. Are they still decent?

Also, J Lloyd should try not to be visiting LV during a convention. Room rates can sky-rocket when there is a big convention in town.

Esel1964
07-06-2007, 12:05 AM
Keep your important things(ID,credit cards,cash) in an odd place,that will foil pickpockets.

And watch out for old woman slot machine junkies,they'll literally try to 'bulldoze' you out of their way.
Had it happen to me,and I'm 6'4',275 lb.-this 5' old hag just rammed me expecting me to clear her a path,when I turned and stared at her like the fool she was,she started cussing me for not getting out of her way. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

As long as you're gambling,you can drink free,the better you tip the waitresses,the more often they come around.
No tips- and good luck,you'll never get a buzz.

Doolittle81
07-06-2007, 01:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Blutarski2004:
...I've had decent stays at the Mirage and Treasure Island, but it has been a few years. Are they still decent?
... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mirage and Treasure Island are showing their age. They are second string at best...better than the Circus-Circus group, but definitely not up with the Wynn group.

STIBOO
07-06-2007, 05:51 PM
Been to Vegas twice in the last 2 years ( to chill out after road trips around CA) and its one of my all time favourite places!

Found great value deals when booking internal flight/hotel packages together. I think my wife uses airline network and expedia and the airline websites direct.

I agree with the above - the strip is the place to stay, i've been in the Flamingo (great pool complex) and the Aladdin ( soon to be Planet Hollywood) and loved them both, and both times got fantastic views looking out to the Bellagio fountains-( beg for a view!!)

you could spend days just visiting all the huge hotels, and of course the Grand Canyon is a must.I didn't do much gambling, but was addicted to WHEEL OF FORTUNE !! slot machine.. arrgghh!!

I'm off to OZ this year to see family, bit I WILL go to Vegas next year!! ( see you there)

Breeze147
07-07-2007, 08:38 AM
I will be staying at Treasure Island from August 13 to 19. I stayed at Harrah's, just across the Strip, last year and it was such a dump, I spent more time at TI than I did Harrah's. The Venetian is also close by. Hottest cocktail waitresses on the Strip, IMHO. Good restaurants in Venetian as well. If you can only see one show, see Blue Man Group.

Don't mess with the ******s. Prostitution is illegal in Clark County, despite what Hollywood would have you believe. They are run by professional organizations that have one intent, to separate you from your cash. Almost every hotel has a nightclub (even though the cover charge is a ripoff) and you will see more pu$$y in them than you can shake a stick at.

By all means get one of those gambling comp cards. They are usually good at several casinos and you get points towards comps every time you gamble. It is well worth the little bit of time it takes to get one.

Never keep more than your basic stake in view on the tables. When you get a little ahead, slide some chips into your pocket and leave them there.

If your going in the summer, stay inside or by the pool during the day. Going from 110 deg to 65 deg inside the casinos and out again all day long will get you sick as a dog. I lost an entire day of my vacation last year because of that.

Don't rely on ATM machines for money. Eventually, they will cut you off, unless you have a previous arrangement with your bank.

The monorail is a good deal for getting from one end of the strip to the other. You can get one pass that is good for unlimited rides.

Have fun, but keep both eyes open!