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Las Vegas Reviews

A July 2005 trip to Las Vegas by MKRose

Quote: Everyone should experience Vegas at least once. It is a town like no other and offers a lot of inexpensive travel opportunities while staying at 4-star+ accommodations.

Las Vegas Reviews

Overview

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People-watching in Vegas is sometimes more entertaining than any of hte shows. The strip is alive all hours, I would recommmend dining or enjoying a drink along the Strip to enjoy the free entertainment. Casinos also offer a lot of free entertainment with sometimes very good cover bands. Shopping in Vegas is very good too--I would recommend Fashion Show.Quick Tips: A half-price ticket booth is located in front of Fashion Show Mall. If you want to see a show, this is a must-do for same-day tickets, and you'll save a ton! They have a great selection from all entertainment venues in Vegas.Best Way To Get Around: Walking--wear good shoes! Walking really is the best way to truly expe...Read More

Aladdin Hotel Casino

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Attraction | "Aladdin"

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In 2006, the Aladdin is changing over to a Planet Hollywood Hotel. We were staying in the mist of the name change, but renovation had not began in July of 2005. I'm not sure how the hotel decor will change into the Planet Hollywood motif by 2006. Rooms were large, with two double beds, and an impressivly large bathroom with large tub, shower, and seperate toilet area. Everything was very clean, and maid service was very accommodating about scheduling a convenient room cleaning time. The location on the Strip is excellent, situated between the Paris and MGM Hotels. In my opinion, it is right in the middle of the main action on the Strip. Everything is in walking distance, and even in 115-d...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 20, 2005

Aladdin Hotel Casino
3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Hotel | "Mandalay Bay"

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From the moment we entered the Mandalay Bay we were impressed by the lobby details and calm-uncasino-like atmosphere. Large parrots are in the lobby and check-in was easy. Mandalay is at the end of the strip, but has so much to offer with the incredible pools, bars, clubs, restaurants, and shark adventure. Specifically we chose this hotel becasue of the wave pool, lazy river, and ultimate water park expereince. The pool area does not disappoint and we wished we were staying another day to enjoy it more.In the evenings we enjoyed the clubs and nightlife, like Rum Jungle. However, the free live band entertainment playing in the casino was just as fabulous. Mandalay is connceted to the Luxor...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 20, 2005

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
(702) 632-7777

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Paris is the best! I've stayed in over half a dozen hotels on the strip and Paris is my favorite. The check-in lobby is elegant with the crystal chandelers and marble floor. Once we got to our room, we were equally impressed with the good-sized room, marble bathroom, and great views of the strip. The pool is below the Eiffel Tower. The central location in th middle of everything on he strip makes this hotel easily accessible to all other Vegas activities. The casino seems smaller than hte other large hotels, but I feel that is a plus becasue it is easier to find your way around. It seems the Paris does not need to make you lost to stay inside this hotel--unlike the others--it is so class...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 21, 2005

Paris Las Vegas
3655 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 946-7000

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo

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Hotel | "Hilton Grand Vacation Club Flamingo"

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This Hilton Grand Vacation Club is a timeshare property located directly behind the Flamingo. To enter the small lobby from the Strip you need to meander through the Flamingo pool area, past penguins and waterfalls. The hotel is much quieter and peaceful than Strip-front properties and has a private gate entrance. The rooms are large and have a guest room feel with large funishings and home like ammenities instead of the typical hotel room. The bathrooms are good sized and have the option of opening large door above the wirlpool tub to the entire room or keeping it private. This is a great place for a family to stay since they offer two bedroom, one bedroom, and studios. The two-bedroom i...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 21, 2005

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo
3575 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 697-2900

Mon Ami Gabi

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Restaurant

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This is a FABULOUS restaurant! The beautiful atmosphere makes you forget that you are not in a Parisian Steakhouse. We had late-night dining reservations made a few hours earlier that evening to secure a coveted spot on the patio along the Strip - the BEST dining location in all of Vegas. While enjoying specialty cocktails and extensive wine selections, you can watch the Vegas nightlife stroll by. In the evenings, the Bellagio dancing waters entertain you with different songs every half-hour. It is so spectacular that fellow diners applaud some performances. By far, this is a dining experience that cannot be missed, and it is better than any show in Vegas. The food is excellent...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 20, 2005

Mon Ami Gabi
Paris Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada 89019
(702) 944-4224

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

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Restaurant

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Margaritaville in Vegas gives you more than one reason to stop and eat here. Obviously, the drinks are good, but the restaurant is fun and worth a visit too. From appearances on the Strip, there is not much to see, because a large, fake volcano and cave blocks the lively atmosphere of the inside dining area. We stopped for lunch without reservations and had a short 10-minute wait in the middle of the day. With the beeper that flashes when your table is ready, the wait gives you just enough time to visit the gift shop full of parrot-head paraphernalia or sit in the cave, which is a pleasant, cool escape from the 110+ degree heat we were experiencing in July. The interior is fille...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 20, 2005

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
3555 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 733-3302