Las Vegas Journals

Las Vegas Hotels! Not just a place to sleep!

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A travel journal to Las Vegas by garymarsh6

THEhotel Tower Rooms and Suites at Mandalay Bay Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada More Photos
Quote: The great themed hotels and casinos in Las vegas are not just places in which to sleep or gamble but are home to interesting adventures and make believe for adults. You do not have to leave the hotel such are the facilities but you would be daft not to.

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

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Attraction | "Where the Lion Never sleeps!"

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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MGM grand.When the MGM grand opened its doors in 1993 it was the world’s largest hotel with 6,852 rooms and suites but today it is only the third largest hotel in the world.The original MGM was actually at the hotel now called Ballys which suffered a fire causing the deaths of 85 people most of them killed by toxic fumes whilst still in their beds or in the fire escapes trying to flee the smoke. There were over 5000 people in the hotel at the time.The property was sold to another organisation and the current property was obtained partly knocked down and rebuilt to what we know today. They have also built three condominium hotel buildings to the back side of the hote...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 5, 2013

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada

New York New York Hotel and Casino

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Attraction | "The Apple hotel."

New York New York Hotel and Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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New York New York.NewYork NewYork is a 2024 roomed hotel opposite the MGM grand and in between the Excalibur hotel and the Monte Carlo hotel. Its façade depicts the New York Manhattan Sky line with high rise buildings and right at the front there is a miniature replica of statue of Liberty. It is built right on a corner of a busy intersection. Along the strip side of the hotel there is a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. It is a hub for people coming from the southern end of the strip from the hotels of Excalibur, Luxor and Mandalay bay and offers a means of crossing to the strip and onwards across a bridge to the MGM grand.It cost $460 million to build and opened its doors to t...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on February 5, 2013

New York New York Hotel and Casino
3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada

Excalibur Hotel and Casino

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Attraction | "Looking for Camelot."

Excalibur Hotel and Casino Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Excalibur hotel. This hotel is at the Southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard in between the Luxor hotel and NewYork NewYork. The theme of this hotel is based on Camelot and medieval England with turrets imitating an English castle although somewhat in the Las Vegas style more Disney than authentic medieval castle. The casino opened its doors to the public in 1990. For me it has been more of a transit hotel in between the Luxor and Mandalay bay which you can travel on the monorail to reach the others however this closes down at about 10PM so the walk is quite a long one through the casinos of the Excalibur and the Luxor to reach the Mandalay bay. You can reach NewYork NewYork, MGM ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 5, 2013

Excalibur Hotel and Casino
3850 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 597-7777

Luxor Las Vegas

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Hotel | "A taste of Egypt!"

Luxor Las Vegas Photo, Las Vegas, Nevada
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The Luxor hotel. Las Vegas.The Luxor hotel is right at the southern end of Las Vegas strip sandwiched between the Mandalay bay resort and the Excalibur hotel. It is a themed hotel based on the pyramids of Egypt. I remember it being built and the opening of the hotel and thinking I have got to stay there one day. I have stayed there on two occasions once in one of the adjoining towers and once in the pyramid itself.The hotel was built in 18 months from start to finish and opened to the public in 1993. From the outside it is instantly recognisable due to its appearance of being a black pyramid shape. Along each corner of the pyramid a set of lights run up the side to the top wher...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 5, 2013

Luxor Las Vegas
3900 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119-1000
702-262-4444

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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THE HOTEL AT MANDALAY BAY.THEhotel at Mandalay bay is a 1,117 all-suite hotel that is slightly different in as much as it does not have a casino in the building but shares the casino with its sister hotel the Mandalay bay. The one disadvantage of the hotel is that it is right at the Southern end of the strip making it feel slightly isolated from the main drag of Las Vegas Boulevard or what is more commonly known as ‘The Strip’.It has been opened since 2003 but this year they have decided to rebrand the hotel and from spring 2013 they have decided to renovate and rebrand the hotel calling it the Delano hotel and should re open in 2014.From the outside of the hotel it is qu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 5, 2013

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