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1st Trip to LV

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1st Trip to LV


We are planning a holiday next year whereby we have 4 nights in LV and then go to Mexico for a beach hotel for 7 nights. Our two children will be 14 and 18 at the time of travel. All of the hotels in LV look amazing but I would really like some tips on which hotels might appeal more to our two children and why. The travel agent recommended we pick a hotel somewhere in the middle of the Strip as it is so long - again, does this seem a good idea? Are there any 'must do's' while we are there? We are planning to have a day trip to the Grand Canyon South Rim but otherwise we are not sure what to do when we are LV itself. Really look forward to hearing any tips and advice.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: 1st Trip to LV

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2. Re: 1st Trip to LV

The more information you provide the more appropriate the replies. First; Will it be 110 degrees outside or 1/2 that, like today? Does the pool matter?

What are your EXACT dates, knowing that some, especially Fri/Sat will cost 2 or 3 times as much as other nights? What is your appx. hotel budget"

With 4 adults, I would throw out hotels with smaller rooms and bathrooms. Making hotels such as Venetian, and Mandalay Bay (Delano) stand out as better values.

IMO location on the Strip should not be a major factor in hotel choices, as long as you stay between Mandalay Bay and Wynn. Choosing the right hotel, and quite possibly one with a more teen friendly pool, should be a more important factor.

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3. Re: 1st Trip to LV

For a first time visitor I would look to be mid strip. There are a good choice of hotels of various budgets.

Planet Hollywood is hip and happening with a youngish vibe. Paris next door is nice and compact. Bellagio opposite is a little bit fancy. Cosmopolitan is new, popular and with a trendy vibe.

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4. Re: 1st Trip to LV

Keep in mind the children are considered just that - children. A hip hotel will not apply in your case as they will not be able to attend bars and clubs - must keep moving as they go thru the casino. If a hotel is being chosen for the children's benefit I would consider the pool area, providing you will be there in pool season.

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At that age, your "children" have a good sense for themselves on what to do. They also dont need to be coddled like a younger child. Having said that, mid strip is the nicest way to go, BUT they can walk!!! Like most said, the answer depends on the time of the year you are going. In the warm months, a pool would be a big factor, in the cool months not so. Overall, if you can spend it, I would recommend Bellagio, Cosmo, Venetian at the top tier prices. For mid tier I would recommend MGM, Mandalay Bay, and Delano. Low end, I would say Luxor.

Please note that since your kids are old, you might look at a room that is larger to give yourself more space. The MGM signature, and Vdara dont have a casino attached but close enough if you wanted to stop by. They can units that are two rooms, and most importantly some have two bathrooms.

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6. Re: 1st Trip to LV

Have the 18 year old watch the 14 at home and go, Vegas isn't intended for teens. It is for adults.

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7. Re: 1st Trip to LV

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8. Re: 1st Trip to LV

The Bella suite at the Venetian (though not strictly a suite) has loads of space and a massive bathroom so would be ideal for 4. It is also an amazing place to experience and think your children would be blown away. Don't listen to the party poopers, we took 10 and 11-yr old grandchildren in August and they didn't see any drunks, nudity, vomiting, porn-slapping or other inappropriate behaviour but we didn't take them downtown or on the strip after 9pm - take your teens and have a ball.

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9. Re: 1st Trip to LV

I see a lot of people from Europe with teenagers in Vegas. You just need to know that the city is unexpectedly strict in enforcing the gambling and drinking age of 21. That means your kids can’t even be in the vicinity of you when you are enjoying a cocktail or playing cards/slots. That being said, I recommend a hotel with good pool area and where the stuff the kids can’t do isn’t constantly in their face: Waldorf Astoria, Aria, Wynn, Encore, Mirage, Mandalay Bay (in order of my preference if I had teenagers traveling with me to Vegas).

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10. Re: 1st Trip to LV

You might like Marriott Grand Chateau, it is a Timeshare. They do rent units. Perfect for a family. Great location, behind Miracle Shops.


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