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    YOUUUUUUUUUKKK! GingerLVNV's Avatar
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    and bring chapstick.


    If most people are staying at the Sahara I wouldn't try to stay at the San Remo simply because its completely on the opposite end of the strip, however I *have* stayed there and the rooms are decent for a three hour stay Probably equal to the Excalibur rooms, bed, tv, bathroom, view of "something".

    Sahara isn't so bad from what I've seen but I've never stayed in the rooms. I haven't even tried the monorail system! It wasn't running by the time we moved (except for the tiny one between the Luxor and Mandalay Bay)


    I've heard that if you can get the "right" room at The Barbary Coast, you can see the Bellagio fountains from your room Once again, they are decent and its smack dab in the middle of the strip. Cheaper gambling than the "big dogs". There is also, always, the Stardust (my former employer) decent rooms, cheap gambling, and some kitschy dinner theater.


    If you feel adventurous enough to travel to and from the strip in a cab or shuttle, Sams Town on Boulder Highway is AWESOME.(again, former employer) Very cheesy, great lounge acts, amazing Billy Bob's Steakhouse and a captivating waterfall/atrium in the middle of the hotel.


    I'm looking forward to the trip, I hope you all live up to your reputations
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerLVNV
    I'm looking forward to the trip, I hope you all live up to your reputations
    Hey Ginger, it's great that you'll be there since you know so much about the area!

    I'm looking forward to meeting you (and everyone else), too!!

    As for our reputations . . . um, er, ah . . . I have no idea what you're talking about!!

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    Oh, the Hard Rock. Such great memories. My fiance (Kid Rock, of course) put on a great show there. *sigh* The best thing I've noticed about the place is it's perfect for boyfriend shopping. That's where the hotties are.

    Of course, the rooms are about $300-400 a night. Otherwise, I don't know of a good reason to visit - the shopping and sight-seeing isn't the best, and it is off the beaten path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargazer
    Dang it. Why am I just now finding out about Hotel Hooter?
    LMAO. Yeah, maybe I should have posted about it for our users who wouldn't object to it on moral grounds.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stargazer
    Well, all is not lost. I now have plane tickets in hand (well, e-tickets, so in cyber-hand )!!
    I'll see you at the rendezvous point. (Damn, I've always wanted to say that. And I would be most disappointed in you, Star, if you don't catch the reference. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by John
    San Remo looked like a decent hotel from the lobby, which is the only part of it I saw. It's about a block and a half off the strip, which means it's going to be a long walk to get to the strip (or a cab ride, which is how I would be doing it).
    I've stayed there and made the walk a few times a day. It's honestly not that bad.

    And, believe it or not, for all the sushi fans here: The sushi restaurant in the San Remo has/had one of the two best sushi that I've eaten, ever. (The other was at a hole-in-the-wall in Los Angeles, but I digress.)

    But that may all be moot now that it's set to become the Hotel Hooter.

    Quote Originally Posted by John
    The Stratosphere is kitty-corner from the Sahara, and easy walking distance. The monorail stops at the Sahara, the Flamingo, Bally's, and the MGM Grand.
    I've stayed at the Flamingo. The swimming pool area, from what I understand, is considered one of the best in Vegas, even compared to competition from the mega-resorts. It has an animal garden in the back, by the swimming pool area(!). Along with birds like flamingos (duh), the animal garden is highlighted by a penguin sanctuary. I kid you not. Only in Vegas, only in America.

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    Keep in mind, if you've never been there, that you'll be walking a LOT, or hailing cabs. And traffic is impossible, so don't plan to rent a car.
    Yep. You summed it up pretty well, right there.

    All I would add is that if you look at the Strip from what you've seen in the movies or TV shows like CSI, nothing prepares you for the vast distances between properties. It may not really be the distance Paris and Egypt, but once you're done walking it in that heat, try to tell yourself differently.

    Quote Originally Posted by John
    If you're going to stay at Circus Circus, be prepared to be surrounded by little kids. It's where all of the parents-with-kids stay when they're in town, and it's really overrun. At least it keeps most of them out of the rest of the casinos
    Yup. If you're not prepared for children, steer clear of the Circus Circus. And for that matter, you may want to reconsider Excalibur, too.
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    I'm really excited- I finally made the decision to attend, and I can't wait to meet everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phat32
    All I would add is that if you look at the Strip from what you've seen in the movies or TV shows like CSI, nothing prepares you for the vast distances between properties. It may not really be the distance Paris and Egypt, but once you're done walking it in that heat, try to tell yourself differently.
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    A-men to that. I plan to make plenty of use of the Trolley, Monorail and the free trams between some of the casinos, and if that doesn't work, I'm taking extra cabfare. The first time I went to Vegas I didn't know about anything besides taxis which I thought were too expensive; I don't think that anymore! Add in the fact that once you're overheated the casinos will feel absolutely Arctic, and as for myself the alcohol intake didn't help a bunch; even if I didn't have a flat tire right now, I'd still avoid walking when possible, 'cuz you'll end up doing a blessed plenty of it anyway!
    The Strip Trolley is a kind of slowish but cheap way to go down the strip so you can see all the hotels, ($1.70 exact change please) but would probably be fun with a bunch of people, especially the ones who haven't been out there. I haven't used the monorail, it looks fast but no view.

    Anyway, I had considered the Riviera, and actually reserved a room at Barbary Coast (now sold out) but I cancelled it so I could stay at the Sahara, so I sure hope most of you are ending up there! The Sahara was one of the few casinos I've ever walked out of with a little more more money than I came in with anyway, so I like that, even though it was probably because I had to leave to catch a plane RIGHT NOW just after I won a massive payout of about $40. Yeah, I nearly missed my departing flight too.

    I can't wait for this.
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    Made reservations. No turning back now.
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    Good for you Dag. Looking forward to meeting you and all the other FORTers I haven't met yet.

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    Thanks, Unk. I am really looking forward to it, too.
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    stomach is acting up, have thrown up a week friday and yesterday, I think its from sitting so long in the radio station and something is hanging up inside me, gut is not letting food pass for some reason, but it worked fine all week, so if i need an operation.....again!!!! I will not be able to make it

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