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Tiers/Levels of Hotels in Vegas?

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Tiers/Levels of Hotels in Vegas?

My upcoming trip has inspired a friend of mine and his wife to start planning a "last minute" trip of their own. While they can't go the weekend I am heading to LV, they are targeting early November. They are on a bit of a budget (i.e Cosmo won't make their list), but wanted to know the best tier of hotels in the 50-100/night range on the strip. I told them I honestly did not know aside from spotting deals online from NYNY or Luxor.

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1. Re: Tiers/Levels of Hotels in Vegas?

Ive stayed at Luxor many times and i think as a "starting" or "budget" hotel, its excellent. You can normally get a great deal and if they book a Cleo Pyramid room they will get a brand new upgraded room.

I do spend time in NYNY but i wouldnt stay there again.

For centre strip, Planet Hollywood has just went through full room upgrade also and is in that range. I spend a lot of time in PH but will be staying there for the first time in December. Cant wait.

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2. Re: Tiers/Levels of Hotels in Vegas?

What are the EXACT dates? $50-$100 a night rates would be before resort fees, taxes and possibly parking (if they have a car). Those fees will be about $35-40 over the cost of the room listed.

Tiers: Currently, avoid Monte Carlo, Circus-Circus, Stratosphere and many off Strip properties.

Levels: $50-$100 per night, after resort fees and taxes there are many options, depending on the dates. They are looking at a 2-1/2*-3-1/2* hotel. If this is on a Weekend or during a large event at that time, It could be triple that amount, or more. Exact dates are needed.

Edited: 5:43 am, October 12, 2017
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3. Re: Tiers/Levels of Hotels in Vegas?

I would add that on that budget it's important to avoid Fri/Sat nights as room rates can be 2 or 3 x midweek rates.

Don't overlook the nightly Resort Fee which is charged at the majority of hotels - this could be up to $40 per night.

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Check out smartervegas.com for various room rates and deals. Some deals are worth totalling up, so for example if the room was $100/night but you get $25/night resort credit, it works out decent value.

$100/night inc resort fees and taxes is going to be lower end. $100/night plus those fees you'll be knocking on the door of mid-range or better.

Check MGM Grand (avoid west wing rooms), Signature at MGM, Luxor, Planet Hollywood, Mirage as properties that are solid mid range and I have seen within your rates previously. Consider Bally's, Treasure Island that are probably slightly below that. Then lower end you're looking at Excalibur, Flamingo, which are still decent enough.

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5. Re: Tiers/Levels of Hotels in Vegas?

The specific November dates will definitely make a huge difference in how far your friend's budget will go.

TI is usually a budget property. As an example: 11/06-11/09 would be $282 (including all taxes and resort fees), whereas 11/01-11/04 is $1025 for the same room type (during SEMA convention)

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6. Re: Tiers/Levels of Hotels in Vegas?

They are flexible on dates and are aware that price range does not include resort fees.

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They mentioned liking recent reviews of TI here.

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8. Re: Tiers/Levels of Hotels in Vegas?

If you were to list the top five *tier 1* hotels if money isn't an issue, what are they?

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<< If you were to list the top five *tier 1* hotels if money isn't an issue, what are they? >>

It depends on what you consider a Tier 1 hotel. Many would not argue against e.g. Wynn/Encore being a Tier 1 hotel. But some might mention Cosmopolitan, but only if you're in a terrace fountain view. Of course then you could argue a suite at Mirage is better than a standard room at Bellagio, though most would rate Bellagio overall as a step up from Mirage.

Then you have the boutique hotels such as Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental which are focussed on five star service though MO is not a casino hotel.

My personal top 5 hotels if staying in a base room would be, in no order:

Wynn/Encore

Mandalay Bay

Delano

Aria

Signature at MGM

This is based on experience of those base rooms and the service at those hotels.

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10. Re: Tiers/Levels of Hotels in Vegas?

My suggestion would be PH, or Flamingo Go room, if your stay includes a Fruday and Saturday night, I would book downtown Fremont , preferable a Boyd property, since rates are triple on the strip for those two nights, plus no resort fees at the downtown Boyd properties, and I would stay on the strip the rest if the week nights, that way you can also enjoy what each end of town offers

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