Las Vegas Journals

Vegas, Suite Vegas!

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A December 2003 trip to Las Vegas by Fly_Girl

Harrahs Las Vegas Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: While they're not "home sweet home", the suites in Las Vegas are quite comfortable indeed. This journal compares suites available at Harrah's, The Venetian, and THEhotel (Mandalay Bay's newest tower that opened 12/17/03). So even if you're not a high roller, take a glimpse inside Vegas--Suite Vegas!

Vegas, Suite Vegas!

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Overview

Driving the Strip Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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So maybe you're not a high roller . . . perhaps you've never stayed in a suite on the Las Vegas Strip. But if you've ever wondered what's behind the double doors at the end of the hall, then you're in the right place! This report will compare suites at Harrah's, the Venetian, and THE Hotel, (Mandalay Bay's newest tower). It's then up to you to choose your favorite! (See mine in The verdict is in...Read More

Harrahs Las Vegas

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Hotel | "Harrah's Las Vegas"

Harrahs Las Vegas Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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I was invited to play in Harrah's Winterfest Slot Tournament the weekend of 12-20-03. The casino graciously paid for my room, and two entries into the tournament. (NOTE: If you're a slot machine enthusiast, consider Harrah's. The company is known for treating their slot players very well, inviting them to tournaments and other special events year-round. Rooms are often comped and player rates are available outside of promotional dates.) At the reception desk, I was given the key to a Junior Suite. When I reached the room and opened the door, it was obvious that the room was not ready for occupancy. I saw an ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 28, 2003

Harrahs Las Vegas
3475 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 369-5000

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

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Hotel | "The Venetian Hotel Resort & Casino"

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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When the Venetian first opened, it earned a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest standard hotel rooms in the world. At 650 sq. ft., the suites were the most luxurious in Las Vegas, although they were not proper suites because they had doors between the living and sleeping areas. Sadly, four and a half years later, the original tower is showing its age. Thankfully, the Venetian is aware of this, and renovations are underway. Unfortunately, my suite had chipped furnishings and gum embedded in a sofa cushion. Very unimpres...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 29, 2003

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 414-1000

THEhotel Tower Rooms and Suites at Mandalay Bay

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Hotel | "THEhotel (at Mandalay Bay)"

THEhotel Tower Rooms and Suites at Mandalay Bay Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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While the name sounds rather generic, THEhotel is anything but! This new tower, which opened December 17, 2003, has "trendy" written all over it. Think "W", as in W Hotels, and you'll begin to understand the inspiration for this property. Each of 1120 rooms is a suite, and at 750 sq. ft., THEhotel bumps the Venetian from the top of the "largest standard rooms in Vegas" list. The amenities in each suite can't be found anywhere else in Vegas. Every room has a wet bar, a fully-stocked honor bar refrigerator, and, the piece de resistance, a 42" plasma television with DVD player. The waterfall fixture R...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 29, 2003

THEhotel Tower Rooms and Suites at Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 632-7777

The verdict is in!

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Story/Tip

THEhotel Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Even in its incomplete form, THEhotel definitely ranks first among its counterparts, Harrah's (suite) is second, and The Venetian, third. THEhotel's furnishings were nothing short of exquisite, the decor tasteful, and the housekeeping immaculate. The features of the standard room cannot be topped. It's worth noting that this was also the only suite which had high-speed internet ...Read More