Where to stay in Las Vegas?

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  1. roadwarrior365
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    I will be going to Vegas in a couple of weeks and was wondering what hotel you guys would suggest I stay at. In the past I have stayed at the Four Seasons and Mandarion Oriental. I truly enjoyed my stays, but would like to try a new hotel.
     
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    There are a lot of high-end accomodations in Las Vegas. The dollah outlay depends on your needs, and whether or not you're a gamer.
     
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    I like to keep it around a $1000 maybe a little more if it would get me something spectacular.
     
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    $1,000 per night, yes? Definitely doable, but that won't buy you the truly spectacular.

    What are your needs, may I inquire?
     
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    Last time at the MO I had booked a Dysnasty Suite and found it to be spectacular, but I am well aware its nothing like the Mansion at the MGM or other high roller accomadations. I dont really have any specific needs I like the service to be on the same level as the FS or MO if thats possible and like to stay at the strip or at least close to it. Maybe a hotel within a hotel like the Skylofts at the MGM. I have been there a couple of years ago and enjoyed their Maybach Airport Transfer, but the service was just awful.
     
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    I really liked the Mandarin Oriental. Any more details on what you prefer? Smaller (by Vegas standard) boutique hotel or is a large hotel okay (as long as you have a VIP check-in area). If the latter is okay - consider the MGM Sky Lofts or the Aria Sky Suites.
     
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    Take a look at Encore, Wynn, Palazzo, Venetian.

    Another popular place is Cosmopolitan.
     
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    It's not for everyone but I like the Four Seasons.

    Isn't there a newish hotel within a hotel at the Mandalay Bay?
     
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    Do you have an Amex Platinum? There are great hotel benefits in Vegas if you do through their Fine Hotel and Resort collection. The Luxury Hotel and Resort deal through my Onepass Plus card also has some decent Vegas hotel benefits. Otherwise, I pretty much echo what was said. I have really enjoyed the Skylofts at MGM. The SkySuites at Aria look pretty nice. I have not stayed at the Cosmopolitan, but have heard good things. While it is no longer the most up-to-date, I still love the Bellagio and Wynn as well. Both have great suites should should be able to get with your budget. Can't really go wrong with any of those choices!
     
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    TheHotel at Mandalay Bay.
     
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    The cosmopolitan is nice - but it wasn't designed with an easy way to get in and out by car/taxi/limo. The corner suites are very nice, especially with a bellagio fountain facing corner suite with a wrap-around balcony. The layouts are a bit awkward. The suites have a bedroom door, but no real door to the bathroom from the bedroom. Within the Mandalay complex - there are 3 hotels: Mandalay Bay, TheHotel and the Four Seasons. I do like TheHotel, but don't really think it's a level below what the OP Is looking for.

    If you don't mind being offstrip, there are some interesting suites at Palms/Palms Place.

    One more suggestion is Cesare's. There are some high-end suite options in an isolated tower, and they will let you rent the suite used in The Hangover movie. (Not for everyone)
     
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    Even though it's part of the same complex as the Mandalay Bay, I think of the Four Seasons as a smaller non-casino hotel and not as part of Mandalay Bay.
     
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    Lanai suites at Cosmo should do just fine.
     
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    I stayed at TheHotel at Mandalay my last visit to Vegas. Even though it was on the South end of the Strip, I thought it was pretty convenient to get in and out of, mainly because the elevators are just steps from the cab line. Normally, you have to walk a long maze from where the cabs drop you off to get to the rooms in most other casinos. The V suite there was fine. I do think, though, that the gaming and dining options are one level below the 5 star places on the Strip.

    My favorite place to stay on the Strip is the Venetian/Palazzo. The suites are great, the poker room is the best on the Strip, and it is centrally located in case you feel like stopping by Wynn/Encore or Bellagio.

    I visited Cosmopolitan a few times on this last trip, too. It's probably the trendiest scene at the moment, if you are exploring the Vegas nightlife. Great restaurants, too.
     
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    I have looked at the all the suggested properties and have narrowed it to the Salon Suites at either the Wynn or the Encore, but what are the advantages or disadvantages of the two hotels ?
     
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    Er, aren't the Wynn and Encore sister hotels where you have access to both, a la the Venetian and Palazzo?

    The Encore was built more recently, but multiple reviewers comment that getting a high room is necessary because the half-outside nightclub XS is loud and parties last into the night. The Wynn is currently being renovated.

    Multiple reviews I've read while planning a recent trip noted design flaws and corners cut in Aria and Cosmopolitan, the CityCenter hotels.
     
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    Wynn has the buffet (really good, but not Bellagio good, IMO), but Encore doesn't have one if that's your thing. harvson3 is right in that it's like Venetian/Palazzo where eveyything is shared. Encore is newer so hence the rooms are a bit newer and cleaner, but you probably won't be able to tell if you're going to be up in the Salon Suites anyways. In terms of accessibility to the strip, you would be closer to both the Palazzo and The Fashion Show Mall, if you were staying at the Wynn. At Encore, you're across the street from a barren patch of dirt.
     
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  18. You can try to stay at SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand, the most luxury hotel in Las vegas
     
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    The skylofts are pricey though... and other than the ride on the Maybach from the airport and a few perks I don't think it's worth the $1k a night they charge.

    Obviously the newer properties like Aria or even the Cosmopolitan would have a nicer feel to them simply because they're new... you can always tell -- especially with luxury properties -- when you have new TVs, new bathrooms and new furnishings as opposed to a renovated property.
     
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