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So Im looking for hotels for me and my family to spend a couple of nights in on a family vacation to Las Vegas...

Neither of my parents are big gamblers, and my sister's 14 and I'm 16, so neither of us can either. So Im looking for somewhere that doesnt major on casinos, (I know, silly thing to say when staying on the strip, but there are some hotels that major more than others I think) and was wondering if anyone has any recomendations??

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If you are looking for a good deal and family stuff to do...check the Excaliber...they have an awesoome food court, arcade and are across the street from New York New York (roller coaster) and MGM.. and they have good prices...:) Hope this helps...have fun:)
 
If you are looking for a good deal and family stuff to do...check the Excaliber...they have an awesoome food court, arcade and are across the street from New York New York (roller coaster) and MGM.. and they have good prices...:) Hope this helps...have fun:)

I love all of these and definitely recommend them! I stayed at the Renaissance hotel the last time I went since it was for a competition and the hotel is pretty close to the convention center. I remember loving the hotel and the rooms! It's also a "non-gaming, smoke free evironment" Here is the distance to the main attractions (from the hotel). Hope you have an amazing vacation!! I definitely recommend going to Hard Rock! :) I went for our team dinner and it was a blast!
  • Las Vegas Strip (0.5 mile)
  • Hard Rock Café (0.5 mile)
  • Venetian Resort & Casino (1 mile)
  • Bellagio Resort & Casino (1 mile)
  • Caesar's Resort & Casino (1 mile)
  • Paris Hotel & Casino (1 mile)
 
Our teams stayed at Runaway Bay or Sunset Bay Resort(cant remember, they have a website) last April when in town for competition, more condo feeling own kitchen 1 or 2 bdrrms nice pools only a few blocks from strip and they have a shuttle back and forth, great for families also you can order groceries from Vons.com and ythey deliver if you dont have car, I registered early and got free delivery and had them delivered the day we checked in
 
I've been to Vegas about a dozen times in my life. The good thing about most Vegas hotels, especially the larger ones, is that there's a ton to do in the hotels besides gamble. Plenty of shopping, tons of places to eat, attractions, arcades, pools, etc.

If you want to go on the cheap, I'd suggest the Orleans - off the strip a little bit, but they constantly run shuttles and you get pretty nice rooms and a great buffet for nothing. South Pointe's another hotel that I've never stayed at but heard good things about.

If you want to be directly on the strip, but don't want to spend a ton, I'd go with Excalibur (as suggested above), Bally's or Harrah's. Had good luck at all three hotels. Avoid the north end of the strip - I stayed at the Riveria for a trade show a few years back and it wasn't a pleasant experience.

At the higher end, you get a pretty good bang for your buck at Mandalay Bay but the catch is that it's a bit of a hike to actually get back to Las Vegas Blvd. Past that, I'm not sure it's worth the money to stay at the real high-end properties like the Bellagio or Wynn.
 
from living there I would suggest while the economy is absolutely terrible in Vegas take advantage of some of the packages or deals that you can get at some of the nicer hotels... Aria is beautiful and I know people have gotten rooms for 99 a night which is killer for the quality of the room. Take time and really look into it cuz normally rooms at some of the nicer hotels are outrageous so I would take advantage of the lower rates while you can!
 
I've been to Vegas about a dozen times in my life. The good thing about most Vegas hotels, especially the larger ones, is that there's a ton to do in the hotels besides gamble. Plenty of shopping, tons of places to eat, attractions, arcades, pools, etc.

If you want to go on the cheap, I'd suggest the Orleans - off the strip a little bit, but they constantly run shuttles and you get pretty nice rooms and a great buffet for nothing. South Pointe's another hotel that I've never stayed at but heard good things about.

If you want to be directly on the strip, but don't want to spend a ton, I'd go with Excalibur (as suggested above), Bally's or Harrah's. Had good luck at all three hotels. Avoid the north end of the strip - I stayed at the Riveria for a trade show a few years back and it wasn't a pleasant experience.

At the higher end, you get a pretty good bang for your buck at Mandalay Bay but the catch is that it's a bit of a hike to actually get back to Las Vegas Blvd. Past that, I'm not sure it's worth the money to stay at the real high-end properties like the Bellagio or Wynn.

So true..especially when you can just visit them and go shopping! :) I loved just walking around the high scale hotels for fun..watch out if your underage though they bombard you if you place just one foot onto the carpet where the casino is! :p I was only about 14 the last time I went, but there is definitely a ton to do outside of gambling! Personally, I just loved walking along the strip at night and shopping at the Wynn hotel! I hope you find the perfect hotel, @Fionaelite
 
from living there I would suggest while the economy is absolutely terrible in Vegas take advantage of some of the packages or deals that you can get at some of the nicer hotels... Aria is beautiful and I know people have gotten rooms for 99 a night which is killer for the quality of the room. Take time and really look into it cuz normally rooms at some of the nicer hotels are outrageous so I would take advantage of the lower rates while you can!

That is a great deal! I know I've been getting far more comp offers than I ever have in the past, so clearly they're doing anything they can to get people in rooms.
 
If you are looking for a good deal and family stuff to do...check the Excaliber...they have an awesoome food court, arcade and are across the street from New York New York (roller coaster) and MGM.. and they have good prices...:) Hope this helps...have fun:)

I concur with this recommendation. Having gone many times with a kid, these are the hotels I would recommend at least being close to because there is more to do for a kid on this end of the strip. Don't foget the M&M store for a quick visit!
 
If you don't gamble there are several non gaming hotels, there are a lot of timeshares you can book. Keep in mind that if you stay at a casino, you can't walk around the gaming areas if you're not 21, so that gets a little tiresome... you have to keep moving.

Look at the Star Ratings they are pretty accurate, I have found that if there's a casino inside 3 stars or less are pretty smokey . Planet Hollywood has a mall inside and is in a good location to do some walking, valet parking is free so you can drive from casino to casino and just tip the valet.

New York, New York is nice not too big, not too smokey smelling, plenty of places to eat and a nice arcade. MGM is huge and you can lost in there. Check tripadvisor.com for photos frm people that have stayed, some of the best pool areas are in Vegas. We travel with some small kids and the pool is where we spend most of our day.
 
Thankyou so much everyone!
After lotss of research, I think were settled on Planet Hollywood :)
Who knew booking a holiday could be so time consuming haha!
 
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