by Jctravel1983 on October 24, 2012
The city of Las Vegas was always on the top of our list of places to visit. It’s the city were people go for gambling and also simply to be amazed by the large hotels and casino’s. I knew it wasn’t a place were you go for the culture and historic buildings but simply to have some fun. You have some famous hotels with the big casino’s but they certainly come for a heavy price.We stayed at the Excalibur which is located in the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip. It’s a themed hotel with it’s medieval theme and it even features a castle at the entrance. The whole theme goes trough the hotel but also to the adjoined casino were you can admire the swords, chandeliers and shields! It’s certainly a large hotel with alsmost 4000 rooms and is it certainly one of the biggest hotels i ever stayed at. The main feature of the hotel is the casino but of course we stayed mostly at this hotel is get some sleep! We stayed at the standard room but this is a very large room which has a large plasma television, telephone, ironing facilities and a private bathroom with a large bathtub/shower combination. What i always love in America is that the beds are enormous and you can easlily sleep with four people in bed. What i love is that downstairs it can be very hectic with all the people and shows going on but when in the room you can’t hear anything of it. There are a lot of facilties at the hotel including a spa and a pool were you can go swimming. Ofcourse you have the wireless internet at the hotel. It’s surely a large hotel and we didn’t stay that much at the hotel because there is simply too much to do in town!
by Jctravel1983 on September 29, 2011
Las Vegas is a city awake day and night but lots of activities and a city were you will never have to get bored. Sleeping is something you can do at home when you are back! There is so much to do and to see, especially for people who love to gamble. When you are looking for a comfortable, affordable hotel from were you can explore the famous Strip, I can recommend the Hotel Paris. At least that’s were we had a pleasant experience.The Hotel Paris is part of the chain Harrahs. Its located actually on the famous Strip almost in the middle of it. It’s a enormous hotel with almost 3000 rooms. It has been built in 1999 so for Las Vegas standards it’s a bit old. Its certainly impressive. When you arrive you cant miss the large Eiffel tower in front of the entrance. It’s 165 metres high so easy to notice. There is also the Arc de Triumph in front of the hotel.When you enter the hotel you will notice the typical French interior. The ceilings are heavenly blue with clouds. It looks so real that you almost think you are really outside. The staff is really friendly and since our reservation was known, checking in was done within a few minutes. The rooms are what you expect from a five star hotel. We had a standard room but still very impressive and quiet large. When you walk in you have on the left the bathroom with marble sink, a bath and power shower and a toilet. The bathroom feels very spacious and luxurious. You get some free toiletries as shampoo and shower gel. The room itself has a king size bed, a flat screen television, a safety deposit box, a desk with chair and very important air conditioning. It really had everything we needed. I especially liked the bed which was very comfortable and luckily you can control the temperature yourself. There is enough space to put your luggage away and there is extra blankets and pillows. The only negative was the view. We had a view of a wall. So not pretty view over Las Vegas.But then again we didn’t spend to much time at the room since there is much to do in Las Vegas. You don’t even have to leave the hotel since there is a casino in the ground floor. The casino is massive and very luxurious. I’m not really a gambler so it wasn’t really something for me but I can imagine many people will love this. What I like is that many hotels are connected with each other. Trough a underground system you can easily walk from one hotel to the other one.We really enjoyed the hotel especially for its location. Its right on the Strip making it ideal to explore the city of all the famous landmarks and hotels. The room was good and the staff was friendly. The only negative was the view on our room. Everything else was great and for that reason five stars.
by Jctravel1983 on December 11, 2010
During our tour through the western United States, we did Las Vegas. Looking for a budget hotel room where we could share with three people we quickly came at America's Best Value Inn: cheap and apparently the best value for money! With the discount coupon from our guide and good description (spa and pool!), We went to see if there was a room free. Below a short description of the reception, the room, the amenities and the environment. ReceptionThe staff was not particularly friendly, but they gave us the room we were looking for, a room of about 16 square meters, 2 queen beds and room enough for three people. Yet it seemed the lady behind the counter even after two times didn’t understood that we were three persons, which meant only 2 towels.It’s a budget hotel so after is minimal. Do not worry, everything we had of course already with us.RoomWe had a room on the first floor. This meant that we had to climb a narrow concrete stairs with our luggage. The first impression of the room was ok, although not a large room, you could well lose your bags. There was also air-conditioning, which in a warm city like Las Vegas is not really a luxury! The initial euphoria was soon hit into a small disappointment: the bathroom was just dirty. The bath was just dirty. Despite the infernal din that the thing was, the air conditioning worked great! ServicesAlthough our discount guide else said, breakfast was not included in the price. For this you did not have to go far, practically on the grounds of the hotel's Coco's, an authentic American diner where the placard proudly emblazoned with "highest sales per month. This cozy dinner was well attended and seemed to have many repeat guests. The menu was quite extensive and varied. Enough options for breakfast, lunch and dinner!If you do not want to "out" to eat, you could walk three steps ahead. In the adjacent hotel which is located a shop that was open 24 hours. Besides Las Vegas souvenirs you can go here for your newspaper, your drink and your meal.The pool and spa sounded so good that we were a little disappointing. Now the area honesty to tell me that this is actually in almost every hotel was. A "spa" was a small whirlpool. This can also be very nice. The pool was quite small and there were many visitors who wanted to use it. But one advantage: there were toilets near the swimming area and also was equipped with four showers. This space was only open to visitors, without your room key you could not enter.SettingFor a budget hotel we were very close to the most special part of Las Vegas at a walking distance of maybe five minutes was up New York, New York, where you only saw more spectacular sights. The distances in this area are sure to see and there is plenty to do on the road! Along the course you will find numerous shops, including the Golden Mile Shops, around 140 designer shops in a great mall that such a way that it looks like you're in a town in the Middle East runs, including counterfeit air and rain!Because of problems with the car we also visited the airport. From this visit showed once again how central the hotel really was: a small car ride of five minutes and we were standing next to the departure lounge!General conclusionThis hotel had a lot of strengths and weaknesses and to be honest, most of the benefits to the environment and most of weaknesses with the hotel. Yet there is a very big plus in our case very seriously considered (also the reason why this hotel is recommended) for about $ 75 we have three people 2 nights stayed in this hotel. I would therefore like to advise people to see which setting you are looking for a hotel. The environment is beautiful, you're close to everything and the hotel offers terrific value for money.
Perhaps one of my bizarre experiences about hotels was in the Hotel Plaza & Casino in Las Vegas. I had to go for my work to Las Vegas and everything was arranged from flight to hotel.ArrivalI arrived late at night at the hotel after having a horrible flight and being tired. You would think everyone is sleeping but of course this is Las Vega is everywhere are plenty of people and things going on. The hotel is in downtown Las Vegas and there were two people behind the desk. Also a lot of people in the casino and it was like 2 o clock, I was tired and just wanted to sleep. Checking in went really easy and they pointed me towards the elevators which meant I had to walk through the casino bit. Since they have 8 elevators you never have to wait for long. The roomThe hotel has over 1000 rooms but my room was very easy to find. The room is fine. A typical American hotel room with two large double beds. With a "beautiful" flowers spread on the beds. They are very spacious. There is aTV and you can watch the bingo results. Quite a few stations and even a separate gamble channel where you get an explanation about the playing in the casino.The bathroom was clean and large. With a bath and toilet. Air conditioning is available in the room. Facilities Everything runs in the first place to the casino but there are many other facilities such as gym, swimming pool and several restaurants and bars. Furthermore, the casino has a variety of shows, which provide them free for their guests. I saw a magician and some illustrious singing duo who also showed some dance moves. Disabled facilities are everywhere, from the rooms to the restrooms. There are even facilities for the hearing impaired. There is even a beauty salon in the casino / hotel. People who go to a casino, sometimes have to eat. Well 24 hours a day you can eat here, from a simple snack to a dinner. In the buffet lucky 7 you can from 6 o clock in the morning until 4 o'clock in the afternoon brunch and dinner from 4 to 22.00 hours. There is a Deli Express and there is a place where you can enjoy a hamburger or even a cup of coffee and a croissant. You can have breakfast in various parts of a continental breakfast for $ 6 to a vegetarian breakfast for $ 7.99.Similarly, your lunch and your dinner of a half chicken cost 9.99 and for a steak and salmon $ 18 or $ 26. Coffee for 1.99 and 2.99 for órange juice. Oh, before I forget, there is even a separate wedding chapel at this hotel, or should I say casino. Because the tradition of Las Vegas is the wedding anyway.PriceFor the price you should not resist. In this hotel you can sleep well at excellent prices. It is a typical hotel-casino. They want people coming into the casino and have good deals on rooms. The hotel is more a teaser. In the weekend the hotel is the busiest and of course more expensive. For a room, you pay between 40 to $ 75 per night without breakfast during the week. On weekends the same room about double that price.Conclusion For gamblers paradise on earth and in the hotel rooms are affordable and well maintained. For me it was weird, because I was here for my work. But it has something. The hotel is an experience I will never forget. And if you do not like gambling, then I recommend you do a day trip to the Grand Canyon!
by Jctravel1983 on December 9, 2010
Las Vegas is a city where day and night blend seamlessly run and where sleep is a luxury that is best for you can slide out until you're home. There is much to do, so much to see and for the gamblers, so much to gain (/ loss ...) that an accommodation is sometimes of minor importance. But of course there are people who like to put more emphasis on comfort and for whom all the fuss and that gambling is not necessary. Looking for a comfortable, affordable hotel from where you can explore and later at home tell you that you can get a good picture of the city of Las Vegas. In both cases, Hotel Paris is the right place.The StripThe Strip in Las Vegas is a 6.5 km long stretch of road where it all happens. Some 8 of the 10 hotels are on this. The Strip is also getting longer, as Las Vegas grows. I was one year ago in Las Vegas and everywhere I saw hotels under construction. Everyone wants that coveted spot on the Strip, because there are all the casinos (in almost all the hotels) and drive all the cars. The Strip is fine to walk, all you need to be set on a long walk. There is much traffic, but more hikers, so it is relatively safe on the sidewalk.Paris Hotel, Las VegasHotel Paris, part of the Harrahs chain, located on the strip. In a prominent place, almost in the middle. It is a huge hotel with almost 3,000 rooms, opened in 1999. So still pretty new, though it is a relative term in Las Vegas.ExteriorThere is a scale model of the Eiffel Tower at the entrance, 165 meters high. This is a half scale replica. (A fun fact: the plan was for a full-scale replica, but because the airport is nearby and that would be annoying, this was forbidden)Also, the Arc de Triomphe on two-thirds scale in the front yard and huge balloon that you can see the photos Montgolfier balloon. There is therefore every effort to imagine you're in Paris when you walk into this.InteriorAnd it does not stop at the threshold. On the contrary. The (24-hour) is a lavish reception room luxury in typical French atmosphere. All signage is in French and corridors on either side of are props, Boucher, gares, Pharmacies, etc. The ceilings are painted in blue, that looks like clouds. This is so well done that you sometimes think you're outside.FacilitiesThe hotel provides all the luxury that one of every five-star hotel would expect, such as a spa / massage / sauna, concierge, valet (and free) parking, doorman, bellhop and a host of in-house restaurants. There is also an outdoor pool with outdoor bar, where you come from the Bellagio across the street can see. Here I come back to this point.RoomsThe rooms have the luxury one would expect from a hotel with such entry. We had a standard room, but it had a bathroom with tub and rain shower, marble sink and a huge closet with towels. The bedroom was a huge size. About 35 m2. A King-size bed stood in the middle, a widescreen television opposite (with one game). Deep pile carpet lay on the ground and there was light due to a big facade with a balcony. Unfortunately, we looked out onto a blank wall.There was a safe for valuables, a fridge, air conditioning and Internet (fee).There came over me the feeling that it's almost a sin of such a beautiful room, because I still made little use of it. CasinoOn the ground floor of the hotel is a casino. Almost all hotels on the Strip have one. The one even bigger than the other. One of the legs of the Eiffel Tower comes trough the sky blue ceiling and down through that with one leg you can lift up the exclusive restaurant to enjoy the view.The casino floor is littered with slot machines, gaming tables, French cafes and people. It is always busy. At any time of day. Did you know that in the casinos in Vegas, pure oxygen is blown into space for tiredness go away? Have you ever wondered how it was that everyone are with so little sleep in these 24 / 7 city? So for this reason.Many hotels in Vegas are connected through an impressive tunnel system. So you walk through a typical French street and suddenly you come in from another casino (The Bally's or Planet Hollywood). There are also many restaurants. When we check in it was half past one night. Fortunately, we at a good restaurant to order an all-day breakfast, before we knew it we were already on the scrambled eggs, pancakes and coffee.Opposite Hotel Paris is the Bellagio. Known from the movie Oceans Eleven. The Bellagio is especially impressive because the fountains in the pond. Every half hour and at night every hour, the fountain show staged. Definitely worth a look. This show is also visible from the outdoor pool at Hotel Paris.CostWhat you actually pay for all this beauty? Basically, you can assume is that the hotels where you stay expect that you will spend the U.S. dollar in the many casinos. Partly for this reason the prices are relatively low for all hotels. There are often good deals, using the room almost 'free'. If you are at the Hotel Paris, you see prices around $ 120 per night. Weekends are more expensive, but generally it can be a good deal cheaper if you put together a package (eg including flights, a tour and a dinner) will cost the room than in not much more. A combination air-hotel Hotel Paris for a short week will be around 800 euro p / p lie.Final conclusionLas Vegas is excessive and Las Vegas is great. Once in your life you have been doing here and if you do, arrange for a hotel that is comfortable, but perhaps more importantly, a place where it happens. Hotel Paris has an excellent location. Everything is beautiful to walk and the hotels are nearby. Prices for almost all hotels are right, but the product differs greatly. So inform yourself about the possibilities. View Package options and choose the best hotel. Hotel Paris for me was the best choice.
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