My gf and I are planning to go to Vegas on Tues (8/17) and returning on a red-eye Saturday night (8/21). We got airfare for $373 and I have $200 in travel vouchers so we’re flying there for $86/person round trip. Not bad.
Anyway, I’ve never been to Vegas before but I’ve been checking out a number of websites (cheapovegas.com seems great) trying to figure out what hotel to stay in. I know some people advocate staying off the strip to get a cheaper hotel, but since this is my first time I’d like to stay on it. So far, I have received the following quotes per night over the 4 night stay.
The stratosphere looks nice, but it seems kind of far off the strip. Also, it doesn’t seem to have a great pool. The Sahara seems like a nice deal and supposedly has a decent pool, but it is still at the end of the strip. I’ve heard that the Excalibur is not that nice and most people seem to stay away from it. Now, both the Tropicana and Flamingo are supposed to be nice and have great pools, though I’ve heard the Flamingo is one of the nicest in Vegas.
I’d appreciate any thoughts anyone has about those hotels and the prices quoted for them. I’m interested in hearing about the facilities, the location, the pool, and overall value of the hotel. Also, if anyone knows of any special codes or promotions for some hotels, I’d appreciate knowing those, too.