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Old Apr 26, 12, 9:39 am   #1
 
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Vegas for young AND old?

Booked to go to Vegas in July, and I'm struggling with hotel accommodation.

I like the look of the Cosmo one-bed suites, but I've read the hotel is more geared towards the 20-30yr old party crowd?

Myself and my wife are both in our late 20s, but she's pregnant, so partying will be out.

We're also travelling with my father (72) and his partner. He's not adverse to a bit of partying, but if there's going to be idiots banging up and the down the corridors all night after drinking half a Bud Light, he's likely to cave in their sternum with his cane.

So... Is this what the Cosmo is all about? If so, would a Lakeview Bellagio Deluxe Room be a better option? Or is there another option (with fountain views)?
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Old Apr 26, 12, 10:24 am   #2
 
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Booked to go to Vegas in July, and I'm struggling with hotel accommodation.

I like the look of the Cosmo one-bed suites, but I've read the hotel is more geared towards the 20-30yr old party crowd?

Myself and my wife are both in our late 20s, but she's pregnant, so partying will be out.

We're also travelling with my father (72) and his partner. He's not adverse to a bit of partying, but if there's going to be idiots banging up and the down the corridors all night after drinking half a Bud Light, he's likely to cave in their sternum with his cane.

So... Is this what the Cosmo is all about? If so, would a Lakeview Bellagio Deluxe Room be a better option? Or is there another option (with fountain views)?
In general, yes, that is what the Cosmo is all about. Given your group, I'd go with Bellagio lake view or Four Seasons. Paris and Planet Hollywood have lake views but those are not luxury hotels.
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Old Apr 26, 12, 11:03 am   #3
 
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I stayed at the MGM Grand Signature last year and I was pretty happy with it as I am not a partier or gambler. Those seem to go to the MGM hotel. The rooms are now newly renovated and are privately owned and rented I believe. It is a gated entrance to the property, but has amenities such as coffee makers, kitchen area and refrigerator. This could be good for "older" relatives who want a cup of coffee at 5:00 a.m. as they are known to do.

The property connects to the casino through a shopping mall, good restaurants and a food court. I liked it because you could have a nice dinner or pick something up and go back to your room without having to go through the casino. The pricing on MGM Grand has been pretty inexpensive ($69), but I don't know about your month.
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I stayed at the MGM Grand Signature last year and I was pretty happy with it as I am not a partier or gambler. Those seem to go to the MGM hotel. The rooms are now newly renovated and are privately owned and rented I believe. It is a gated entrance to the property, but has amenities such as coffee makers, kitchen area and refrigerator. This could be good for "older" relatives who want a cup of coffee at 5:00 a.m. as they are known to do.

The property connects to the casino through a shopping mall, good restaurants and a food court. I liked it because you could have a nice dinner or pick something up and go back to your room without having to go through the casino. The pricing on MGM Grand has been pretty inexpensive ($69), but I don't know about your month.
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We've stayed at the Luxor, MGM Grand, Golden Nugget (downtown) and Stardust (R.I.P.) and never had a problem with noise late at night. Some hotel reviews will mention rooms that are more noisy (e.g., Treasure Island facing the boats, downtown hotels facing the Fremont Experience). I'm not real clear as to why you're going to Vegas at all, esepcially in mid-summer. It doesn't seem that your wife and father are that enthusiastic. And in the July heat, it's not the healthiest environment (though many people just stay inside all day). In July I'd much rather be at South Lake Tahoe, with cooler temps, better scenery and lots of outdoor non-gambling activities.
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I stayed at the MGM Grand Signature last year and I was pretty happy with it as I am not a partier or gambler. Those seem to go to the MGM hotel. The rooms are now newly renovated and are privately owned and rented I believe. It is a gated entrance to the property, but has amenities such as coffee makers, kitchen area and refrigerator. This could be good for "older" relatives who want a cup of coffee at 5:00 a.m. as they are known to do.

The property connects to the casino through a shopping mall, good restaurants and a food court. I liked it because you could have a nice dinner or pick something up and go back to your room without having to go through the casino. The pricing on MGM Grand has been pretty inexpensive ($69), but I don't know about your month.
I just got back from a stay at the MGM Signature where I went for my mother's 80th birthday. I would say that the rooms are the quality and size of a luxury hotel (Bellagio, Wynn, Venetian class, at around 600 sq. ft mini suites) but the level of service and amenities is not. Those are more like the level of an average 4* place. That being said, at the rate I got ($75 a night plus $22.40 resort fee - it was actually 100/nt but with the 4th nt free) it was a quite good value, and the full kitchen was worth having. The rooms come with a king bed and a queen sofa bed, that was good quality (I slept on it, while my mother got the king).

The one caveat is, because of the immensity of the MGM complex, there is invariably a lot of walking to go anywhere if you lack a car - it's a good 1/2 km to the strip, or to Tropicana road.
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Booked to go to Vegas in July, and I'm struggling with hotel accommodation.

I like the look of the Cosmo one-bed suites, but I've read the hotel is more geared towards the 20-30yr old party crowd?

Myself and my wife are both in our late 20s, but she's pregnant, so partying will be out.

We're also travelling with my father (72) and his partner. He's not adverse to a bit of partying, but if there's going to be idiots banging up and the down the corridors all night after drinking half a Bud Light, he's likely to cave in their sternum with his cane.

So... Is this what the Cosmo is all about? If so, would a Lakeview Bellagio Deluxe Room be a better option? Or is there another option (with fountain views)?
You mention not wanting the 20-30 yr old party crowd so stay away from Aria, Cosmo, PH, etc.

You didnt mention a budget but did mention Bellagio so i'm presuming you're not looking to go 'cheap & cheerful' i.e. Excalibur/Luxor/Circus??

I would recommend Vdara as its not gaming but its connected to Bellagio via a covered walkway and you can pay a little extra for a lake view of Bellagio. I stayed there last year and found it to be a 'quiet' place by LV standards but the lobby has a tendency to get a bit raucous late at night and near the weekend but overall a nice, clean place. Not to mention the suites were massive with kitchenettes and separate seating areas. Remember as well there is no self parking, only valet but its not the end of the world unless you plan on driving in/out a lot as it might get pricey with all the tips.!

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