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A different Vegas question...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by PCLoadLetter, May 5, 2008.

  1. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I was piggybacking this on the Hooters thread, and then it struck me as a bit inappropriate.


    I'm going there next month with my wife and two kids, and I'm trying to decide on a hotel. We stayed at the Mandalay Bay last year but it appears to be booked solid the week we are going. We really don't gamble -- we just like seeing the sights, hitting the pool, etc. The kids love it. There's a ton to do outside the casinos. (Just trying to stave off the "Why the hell would you take kids to Vegas?" responses.)

    So where do we stay? We want to be on the strip, not absurdly expensive, and relatively kid-friendly (which mostly means a good pool). Mandalay Bay is perfect... but booked.

    I'm mostly debating between the Monte Carlo, Luxor, and New York New York. Maybe Treasure Island.

    My one reservation about the Monte Carlo is that I've heard complaints about construction noise. It appears to be the cheapest, followed by Luxor, NYNY, and TI.

    So, thoughts? (Any other kid suggestions are appreciated; we hit the Shark Reef at Mandalay last time and they really enjoyed it.)
  2. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Treasure Island is a great little place, with a very friendly staff and easy access to other strip hotels. We usually stay at the Rio because of the WSOP, but we frequent TI often.
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I've heard Circus Circus is very kid friendly.
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    If your children are old enough to appreciate it and enjoy it, take them to see Hoover Dam.
  5. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    NYNY is kid friendly, so is TI.
    I think TI is a little cheaper.
  6. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    I would definitely say TI if you can - very nice interior, not a lot of smoke/scumbags, nice staff. The pirate show is AWESOME for kids (and adults)) and it's in a pretty good location.

    what are the rates, comparatively.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    TI is about $129 a night. It gets big bonus points for its location.

    Luxor is about $100.
    NYNY is $120.
    Monte Carlo is $90.

    One I hadn't been considering is Paris - it's $110 a night and gets great reviews. Unimpressive pool, though.

    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. They're greatly appreciated.
  8. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    $90 for the Monte Carlo is really not bad for a family, but I think I'd go with the TI.

    Seeing as how I'm a young man and I pretty much only use the room to sleep, I'd probably prefer the Monte Carlo. But my favorite casino on the strip for the price is definitely TI.
  9. daveevansedge

    daveevansedge Member

    GBNF, if I'm not mistaken, the pirate show is not exactly as "family"-themed as it used to be, as it's now called something like TI Sirens, and has a bunch of surgically enhanced women against some Chippendales-like Pirates. If that's the case, maybe not so kid-friendly, depending perhaps on the kids' ages.
  10. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Wow! The last time I saw it, it was either the "old" version, or I just didn't realize it.

    Good catch though — PCL, look into that, I'd say.
  11. Giggity

    Giggity Member

    TI has gone out of its way the past couple years to become more adult-oriented.
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's not the same pirate show as before, from what I've heard. The kids are 10 and 3. They'll probably still like it. I'm thinking I'll be OK with it... ;D
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