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Mid Strip-- nice but not Bellagio nice

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Algonquin, Illinois
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Mid Strip-- nice but not Bellagio nice

June 18 visit for 3 nights, us parents and a newly minted 21 year old daughter. Have it narrowed to mid-strip hotel- was thinking Aria, Bellagio, Venetian, then thought, take it down a notch and have more food (and gambling) money. Now thinking Mirage, Flamingo ? or ??? Want some place decent - not too small a room, and quiet if possible, or quiet room choices...thoughts?

Probably no car- will go to Fremont street one afternoon and evening, otherwise will be on Strip.

Wheat Ridge...
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1. Re: Mid Strip-- nice but not Bellagio nice

Mirage would be a reasonable step down. Flamingo is a pretty big step down. Similar hotels to Mirage would include Treasure Island, Paris, Planet Hollywood (targets your daughter's demographic), MGM Grand, Tropicana, Mandalay Bay, and Monte Carlo. Paris, PH, Monte Carlo and Mirage are probably the better locations. I've stayed at the fancier ones - Bellagio, Venetian, and Caesars, as well as some of the more basic ones - Flamingo, Bally's, and Luxor, and for me, the middle tier ones seem like the best compromise. MGM's recently remodelled most of their rooms. We has an Executive King suite (not really a suite) in August and it was a nice, big room. The queen version would give you guys lots of space. Some folks say MGM is too big, and it is toward the south end of the strip, but I like it. I do want to stay at Mirage. I put my son and DIL there for their honey moon, and visit there almost every trip, but I've yet to actually stay there.

Boston
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2. Re: Mid Strip-- nice but not Bellagio nice

Mirage would be your best bet for Nice Mid strip med priced.

Flamingo is not a Hotel that I would recommend.

California
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3. Re: Mid Strip-- nice but not Bellagio nice

Mirage if it works into your budget.

Slightlly less than that should be TI, MGM, Monte Carlo and Planet Hollywood.

The next level down would be the economy options; Paris, Harrahs, Flamingo, Ballys & IP.

PH in the summer might be a little loud for you. So I would recommend MGM. Personally I prefer TI, but their room is smaller than MGM's and not as comfortable for 3 adults.

Scottsdale, Arizona
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4. Re: Mid Strip-- nice but not Bellagio nice

ktinca, except MGM really isn't mid-strip.

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5. Re: Mid Strip-- nice but not Bellagio nice

You might be right, I haven't read the rules lately and don't know where the line is. But I wanted to give the OP some choices at that level. And I didn't want to exile them to the economy CET properties.

Edited: 7:16 pm, December 06, 2012
CO
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6. Re: Mid Strip-- nice but not Bellagio nice

MGM and TI, and Monte Carlo are not mid strip. Paris would be a good option. The GO rooms at the Flamingo are nice and the pool area is good.

Edited: 7:21 pm, December 06, 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8. Re: Mid Strip-- nice but not Bellagio nice

not sure how Monte Carlo isn't mid-strip. It's pretty much right in the middle of things.

CO
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9. Re: Mid Strip-- nice but not Bellagio nice

When you look at this map, the Monte Carlo is south strip. If you ever walk from the Monte Carlo to the Flamingo road area, it quite a hike.

www.smartervegas.com/maps/walking-map.aspx

Wheat Ridge...
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10. Re: Mid Strip-- nice but not Bellagio nice

Hmmm. The official definition of "the strip" stretches all the way up to Sahara. I'd say its more realistic to call the north end at Desert Inn, on the north side of Wynn. Its about 2.9 miles from Desert Inn to Diablo Ave in front of Mandalay Bay. Divide that in half and you're right between Paris and PH, across from the strip entrance to Bellagio. Now, if you count all the way down to Russel on the south side of Mandalay Bay its 3.2 miles. The middle of that stretch is Harmon.

Regardless, MGM is to the south, Mirage is to the north. Both about the same distance from "center".

I think being in the center is overrated. As Jesse says, its a hike from Monte Carlo to Flamingo. But that's actually on 0.7 miles. So, no matter where you stay you're quite a ways from some stuff and close to other stuff. We inevitably end up driving, busing or cabbing it somewhere.

We've stayed in a TI Petite Suite that had a king (mom & dad) and a fold out bed (for the birthday girl). Nice thing about those is two bathrooms. Gambling at TI is about as good as it gets on the strip. Casino Royale is close for cheap fun. Mirage is a tram ride away for (IMHO) better food choices. Not quite as nice as MGM or Mirage, but usually a bit cheaper. Near Fashion Show and Grand Canal Shops. Close to Wynn shops, too. But I'm pretty sure they do a background search and don't let you in if you've ever expressed any concern about money anywhere.