Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > America - USA > Las Vegas
Reload this Page >

Which hotel chain to stay in at Las Vegas?

Which hotel chain to stay in at Las Vegas?

Old Jul 29, 12, 5:41 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 731
Which hotel chain to stay in at Las Vegas?

I'm going to Las Vegas for a business trip in September, and I want to earn some extra hotel points for future use.

- Hilton
- Marriott
- Hyatt
- Priority Club
- SPG (Sheraton)

Of those hotel chains, I only have Gold status with Hilton Honors. I have some points with Marriott, Hyatt, and Priority Club. I have never stayed at any of their Las Vegas hotels.

Also, I'm going to finally apply for the SPG AMEX card if the signup bonus increases to 30,000 starpoints this summer.

I'm looking to stay near the strip, preferably near the Venetian.

Any suggestions? Thank you!
yOyOYoo is offline  
Old Jul 29, 12, 8:30 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SEA
Programs: AS MVP, Hhonors Gold, National Executive, Identity Gold, MLife Gold
Posts: 2,686
Venetian/Palazzo stays can earn Priority Club points - http://www.venetian.com/Company-Information/IHG/

Marriott - http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...ph-collection/
Cosmopolitan is on the strip, but it's pretty far from Venetian/Palazzo.

These are all fantastic hotels. Cosmo tends to draw a younger crowd, and seems to be louder late at night too. Cosmo is newer, so their rooms look fantastic compared to V/P (though I think at least V has started some room refurbs; haven't been paying attention to the progress on that).
OverThereTooMuch is offline  
Old Jul 29, 12, 8:58 pm
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: FLL -> Where The Boyars Are
Programs: AA EXP 1.7 M, Hilton Gold, Hertz 5*, AARP Sophomore, 14-time Croix de Candlestick
Posts: 18,669
Hilton does have the Elara, a recently-acquired condo-style tower (this was formerly known as the Planet Hollywood Westgate Tower).

Google Maps lists distance from Cosmo to Venetian as 0.9 miles. I would say that Elara would be a few tenths of a mile more.

I was at the Cosmo last month and highly recommend it. I was also at Palazzo last fall and was very pleased - all-suites, nicely-appointed. If your work event is in the Sands Exhibition Center, you will have easy access to the convention hall from either Palazzo or Venetian.
Non-NonRev is offline  
Old Jul 29, 12, 10:01 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SEA
Programs: AS MVP, Hhonors Gold, National Executive, Identity Gold, MLife Gold
Posts: 2,686
Originally Posted by Non-NonRev View Post
distance from Cosmo to Venetian as 0.9 miles. I would say that Elara would be a few tenths of a mile more.
Yeah, don't fall for that crap By the time you go from your room to whatever other location you're trying to get to in the other hotel, you can easily add another half mile to that (probably much more than that).

In addition to fabulous rooms, they all have great dining options as well.
OverThereTooMuch is offline  
Old Jul 30, 12, 12:55 am
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 731
Thank you guys so much for the responses!

I had absolutely no idea some of the big hotels (Venetian, Palazzo, Cosmo, Elara) were part of Priority Club, Marriot, Hilton.
yOyOYoo is offline  
Old Jul 30, 12, 12:40 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: New York, NY, USA
Programs: BAGold; AA3MMPlat; UA1MMGold; FBGold; MarriottAmb; AccorPlat; HHGold; ICPlatAmb; HyattDiscoverist
Posts: 4,373
Given the choice, I would certainly NOT stay at the Hyatt Place, which is off Strip and a typical Hyatt Place.
I like the rooms at the Palazzo, which are a bit larger than those at the Venetian--either would be among the largest entry level rooms on the Strip.
rfrost is offline  
Old Aug 20, 12, 3:11 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: IND
Programs: Marriott Platinum, SWA CP
Posts: 577
So just to round out the discussion, there's a Westin property (The Westin Las Vegas, fka the Westin Casuarina) that's part of SPG program one block east of the strip near Flamingo/Bill's/Bally's.
indyscott is offline  
Old Aug 20, 12, 4:14 pm
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 731
Originally Posted by indyscott View Post
So just to round out the discussion, there's a Westin property (The Westin Las Vegas, fka the Westin Casuarina) that's part of SPG program one block east of the strip near Flamingo/Bill's/Bally's.
That's actually the hotel that I decided to go with. Hopefully I'll receive my new SPG card before my trip so I can use it at the property.
yOyOYoo is offline  
Old Aug 22, 12, 1:23 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: LAX
Posts: 9,827
Originally Posted by yOyOYoo View Post
That's actually the hotel that I decided to go with. Hopefully I'll receive my new SPG card before my trip so I can use it at the property.
This is a mediocre choice in general and a very poor one of you need to be close to venetian.

Why not stay at the Venetian or Wynn or perhaps Trump if you prefer less gambling environment?

Forget your chain status - it is usually of little value in Vegas.
azepine00 is offline  
Old Aug 22, 12, 1:50 pm
  #10  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 731
Originally Posted by azepine00 View Post
This is a mediocre choice in general and a very poor one of you need to be close to venetian.

Why not stay at the Venetian or Wynn or perhaps Trump if you prefer less gambling environment?

Forget your chain status - it is usually of little value in Vegas.
I agree it's not a fancy place but i'm limited on company budget. Decided to pick up a rental car and just drive the distance. The prices at the Westin for this weekend were $200 to $250 less per night than comparable hotels near the Venetian.
yOyOYoo is offline  
Old Sep 6, 12, 10:42 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Frozen in Carbonite
Programs: UA Aluminum 0.6MM, Bonvoy Life Sentence
Posts: 2,870
Originally Posted by azepine00 View Post
Forget your chain status - it is usually of little value in Vegas.
I would strongly disagree with that.

1. The Cosmopolitan - part of Marriott/Ritz Carlton Rewards

2. Venetian/Palazzo - Part of Intercontinental

3. Flamingo - Hilton

Planet Hollywood was part of SPG until recently; but the Westin on Flamingo isn't that far off the strip.
TommyC80 is offline  
Old Sep 7, 12, 9:06 am
  #12  
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Royal Oak, MI 48067
Programs: NW Gold, HH Gold
Posts: 807
Originally Posted by TommyC80 View Post
3. Flamingo - Hilton
Actually it is the Hilton Grand Vacation Club behind the Flamingo that is still associated with HHonors - not the casino/hotel itself. Used to be you could earn Hilton points at Flamingo, Paris, Caesars, Bally, LVH. Now there are no longer any casinos associated with Hilton.
tvelinsk is offline  
Old Sep 7, 12, 3:48 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: DFW
Programs: AA EP 3MM, UA Silver, Bonvoy LT TIT, Hyatt Gobalist, HH Silver, Caesars PLT
Posts: 7,063
Originally Posted by TommyC80 View Post
3. Flamingo - Hilton
The Flamingo hasn't been a Hilton since 1999.
aamilesslave is offline  
Old Sep 10, 12, 1:37 am
  #14  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: LAX
Posts: 9,827
her
Originally Posted by TommyC80 View Post
I would strongly disagree with that.

1. The Cosmopolitan - part of Marriott/Ritz Carlton Rewards

2. Venetian/Palazzo - Part of Intercontinental

3. Flamingo - Hilton

Planet Hollywood was part of SPG until recently; but the Westin on Flamingo isn't that far off the strip.
You get near zero elite benefits at those properties while qualifying rates represent a significant premium over priceline rates and possibly a premium over other top tier properties.
As for Hilton the only semi respectable property in lv is elara.
Westin on flamingo is indeed not too far but why?
azepine00 is offline  
Old Sep 14, 12, 7:26 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Programs: UA 1K, HH Gold, Hyatt Diamond
Posts: 223
If you don't need to be on-strip, consider the Doubletree (formerly Doubletree Club). It's a non-gaming hotel south of the airport. After being on the strip for a few days, walking into the place can be quite a relief.

Hyatt's only property in town is a Hyatt Place.

And you likely know that the LVH is no longer Hilton-affiliated. (I recently stayed at the LVH, and I don't recommend it. It was one of the nicest $30 hotel rooms I've ever had, but it's still a mediocre hotel.)
rmbl is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: