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Hi!
I will be going to las vegas at the end of may, for 3 or 4 days, with a few friends (all girls and 21+) for my 21st birthday and was wondering what would be the best hotel to stay at?

I would like to stay somewhere as nice as possible (preferably 5 star) in a suite (or better) with a nice pool, but also with a good, younger crowd. My budget would be no more than $600 per night for a room. (It seems like the more expensive/nicer the hotel, the older the crowd would be?)

I was also interested in getting everywhere by limo and was wondering would it be easier to hire the limo in advance (for the full 3 or 4 days? or just the certain hours needed?) or just to try and find one/ask the hotel when needed?

None of us have been to las vegas before so any extra advice you can give us would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!!

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HI,

The higher price the hotel the older the clientele is not always the case you get a load of young people in Venetian and Palazzo (I personally do not like either) but you get loads of older people in Flamingo and Harrahs. You also get a load of young people in MGM and Planet Hollywood. As it is your first trip I would recommend that you first priority should be to get a great location as this will save you time getting to the places where you want to be, for this reason I would discount TI, Wynn, Mandalay Bay and Encore.

I am not sure that $600 would get you a suite at one of the 5* hotels if you are there over a weekend I have just picked the weekend of the 14th December for three nights (this is one of the cheapest weekends of the year) and the cheapest Suite at Bellagio is $679 + tax + resort fee per night. Also suites in most hotels are a lot more expensive than say two connecting rooms as there are generally not a huge amount of suites. The three main exceptions are Luxor, Mirage and MGM. Mirage gives you probably the best value for proper suites (ie two actual rooms rather than a big room) on the Strip we hired a penthouse suite to go to after our meal at our wedding and it was really lovely great views, private elevator and loads and loads of space. MGM also has a load of suites many fairly priced the Hollywood suites are the first two room suites and I actually prefer them to the Spa suites which are just a big room with a spa bath in the bathroom. Luxor has the spa suites these are in the 4 corners of each floor  these are really good rooms the Spa is in the Bedroom they have a separate bathroom with a  shower and a separate sitting room, these suites are not massive but they are great fun.

Hiring a limo for the entire time will soon be very expensive I have never hired one and if I needed to I would ask my friends at www.nitetours.com to sort it out for me but cabs are a plenty easy and cheap in Vegas that is what I use.

Luxor Review http://vegasuncovered.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/luxor-las-vegas-review-cheap-stay
Mirage Review http://vegasuncovered.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/mirage-las-vegas-luxury-hotel-wit
MGM Grand Review http://vegasuncovered.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/mgm-grand-las-vegas-my-review/

hope this helps
Simon

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