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we are coming to las vegas and staying for 5 nights. I am wondering if the savings we will make by staying at the stardust outway the position it is in on the strip. Bearing in mind that we are there for nearly a week, would we be better paying more and staying more central on the strip.

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i have stayed at the stardust and can say that the rooms are very nice for the money. That end of the strip is where the older casinos are located. They are safe and in my opinion have looser slots and better table limits and good deals on food. Its easy to take a bus if you dont want to walk the whole strip. The Westward Ho, Slots of Fun, the Riviera, and Circus Circus are only a couple of steps away. We always stay around here as its not as crowded and a better deal.

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I agree with the post before me...It's not that big of a deal walking or bus/cab. Riviera and Sahara are great for blackjack. Loose slots are at Riviera. It's only about 10-15 minute walk to get to the Center strip. If you go with the Stardust, beware do not eat at the Sahara Buffet, just aweful food and the food gets cold because the A/C is blasting. At least the cold selections and fruit will still be good for consumption! Stardust buffet is good..but not the best. heard that the Circus Circus has an awesome steakhouse. It's a good choice to stay at Stardust for the savings. Other nearby Casinos are New Frontier,Riviera,Stratosphere,Sahara,CC,Westward Ho. Closeby is also Wet and Wild, a water park and the Fashion Show Mall. I love to gamble at the older casinos listed above and the free coctails come by faster and easier than at the major newer resorts. Another good place to gamble is O'Sheas!

Imperial Palace is about the same in price as the Stardust and has an excellent location at the center of the strip right across the street from Caeser's Palace and next door to Flamingo and Harrahs

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Been to Vegas approx. 50-60 times over the past 17 years. Have stayed at most of 'em (from cheap to lavish). I gotta disagree with the posters above. If you're coming here all the way from Australia I don't think you want to "settle" for something like the Stardust or Circus Circus (which, contrary to the above poster's word of mouth reco, serves up some of the worst food ANYWHER - as I stated in another post, they would deep fry a shoe if they could get away with it). It doesn't make any sense to travel that far, spend that much money on plane tickets, just to end up in a place where you're going to feel disappointed (or at the very least, have to make an attempt not to eat this or avoid that, have to take a cab to get to where you really want to be, etc....) There are better options near the center of the strip or even off the strip. None of those options begin with the name Imperial Palace by the way (home of the worst Vegas experience of my life). Here would be a good list of places to go to:

Very Expensive

Bellagio - center strip

Venetian - center strip

Mandalay Bay - strip, southwest end

Four Seasons - top of Mandalay Bay

Expensive

Caesars - center strip

Mirage - just a bit off center strip

Palms - off strip a couple of miles

Hard Rock - off strip a mile

Expensive But Sometimes Have Good Deals

Rio - off strip

Paris - center strip

Treasure Island just a bit off center strip

MGM - center strip

Golden Nugget - old vegas strip

Aladdin - center strip (probably the worst on this level since it's a wasteland half the time in here)

Moderate

New York New York - center strip

Bally's - center strip

Harrah's - center strip

LV Hilton - near convention center

Cheap

Gold Coast - off strip

Barbary Coast - center strip

Don't Go To

Holiday Inn Boardwalk

Imperial Palace

Circus Circus

Stardust

Excalibur - unless kids are your thing

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Geeze..well Im just saying cuz he wants top stay at the Stardust to save him a Buck or Two! NO chit..If I were him I'd gop for something better too. Since Australia is quite far away. They were just suggestions! Stay at Bally's for moderate comfortable rates and great buffets!

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well, i was just answering his question - should he stay at the stardust after flying here all the way from australia. sorry if i offended - it was not my intention. the quick, correct and definitive answer to his question is no, he shouldn't. i realize that you were trying to put a silver lining on the stardust (and i can appreciate that) - i've seen your other posts and they seem to reflect good knowledge of the vegas area. all i'm trying to do is give him a straight-up answer without a silver lining. i think it would be unwise to come all that way (the flight from sydney alone is probably 16-20 hours) to end up in a place that one has to search around to find silver linings for. when i finally go to the mclaren vale or barossa valley in australia i can guarantee you i won't be looking to stay in a 6 motel when i get there.

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thanks for all your help....you've really put my thinking cap on. The trip we are taking is a round the world trip and vegas is just one of our stops athough i must say its the one we are most looking forward to. Just to let you know the difference in price for us is the stardust for 5 nights will cost us $650au where the luxor for example will cost us $1800au. I will check out some of the places you have suggested. By the way millhouse i live 20 minutes from the barrossa valley so if you need help planning your trip let me know. You will love adelaide.

thanks again for all your help.......Kaye

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Kaye, thanks for your offer of info on Adelaide - everything I've seen leads me to believe that I will love it when my wife and I finally go to the Barossa Valley.

Just to let you know, I'm not sure how you're booking your trip, but there are much better deals to be had than the $1800 AUD you've been quoted for your 5 night stay at the Luxor (is that price just for the room). If this is indeed just a quote for the room alone (and not the flight as well) then you are getting ripped off. The price for a 5 night stay at a finer vegas casino (Mirage, Paris, Rio etc...) should not cost any more than $1000-1100 AUD or roughly $700 US (that's taking into account 2 weekend nights (maybe $175 a night although you can always, stress always, find better deals than $175 a weekend night at a good casino if you're booking early enough) and 3 weekday nights ($100 or possibly cheaper - the Rio for example is constanly advertsising their suites for about $69 a weekday night).

Use vegas.com, book directly with the casino, heck even booking with expedia.com will get you better rates (even though expedia is not the best)

Also, some advice on the Luxor:

I would advise against the Luxor unless you're staying in one of the new tower rooms (which I hear are very nice). I've stayed in the main buidling before and it was one of the weirdest experiences ever. First of all, much of the room is unuseable as it is angled (it is a pyramid after all). But that's not the real problem. The real problem is that it quite literally feels like you're in Dante's hell when you walk out of your room. As the rooms are only located on the outer circumferance of the pyramid, it leaves this huge open space in the middle of the pyramid, that's very dark ,as you look down upon their second floor below (you can also see all the circles of hell beneath you). It leaves you with an overall creepy/ominous feeling. Everyone I know who has stayed in the main buidling has walked away feeling the same way and vowing never to return unless they get a tower room. There might be others who like the Luxor, and that's fine, they are located in a good area, they do have a very popular club inside and their casino gets a lot of action. But for me, I won't be staying there again unless I get a new tower room. Oh, also, from self-parking to check-in is an ungodly long walk (although many casinos suffer from this problem).

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maybe the stardust is not as good as the other casinos closer to the strip but in that side of town the limits are better on blackjack still pay 3-2 which none of those other places do. Slots are much looser. Its easy to get free meals and even rooms compted. Sign up for the slot clubs as they are very good. Gamble for 5 hours at the fancier places and see what they offer you. Nothing!

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I would tend to agree with the posting about traveling that far. For the money and the wide array of advantages I would recommend looking into the MGM at the center of it all! Depending on timing you can get room for well under $100 a night. Pools are very good and wide selection of eveything else. I have also been to many others but find MGM is a higher end compromise to the Stardust.

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I personally stay at the Stardust in fact I will be there this weekend. Yeah!! I've always had a great experiences there. They also have a shuttle to Sam's Town (Boulder Hwy area), California/Mainstreet (Fremont St). I also noticed that the Aussie Dollar isn't as strong as the US dollar so you may want to save in hotel fare and spend more on having fun.

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