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Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dpeikes on April 08, 2009, 02:51:10 PM
I am looking to go to Vegas w/ the wife leaving Aug. 30th in the AM from Chicago (ORD of MDW) and returning in the evening Sept 1st.  I am looking to stay at a decent place on the strip and rent a car.  I have looked at expedia and I am looking at about $375 a head for the total package for looks like a normal room econo car and flying frontier air.  Any suggestions on how to get the most bang for my buck?  Where to stay?  Things to do?  I hear there are lots of free things to do like the pirate show, does anyone know more about that?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2009, 04:03:02 PM
Las Vegas Trip Notes:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/4797
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Noah's Ark on April 20, 2009, 05:44:19 PM
Im looking to go to las vegas in may. does anyone know of any hotel and car deals? (like the corvette for $59 that expired)

Thanks for your help.

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Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dpeikes on June 14, 2009, 12:39:14 PM
I am looking at booking a 2 night 3 day package for 2 from ORD to LAS including fight hotel and car Aug 30-Sept1.  Assuming I was going to pay cash (as opposed to miles) where would you suggest I book my package through?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Charles The Govenor on June 14, 2009, 10:23:00 PM
Try hotwIre.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordy on June 16, 2009, 11:04:03 AM
Why wouldn't you just post in the thread that you already created here?
http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=914.0

Message Board etiquette dictates to only start a new thread if it is a new conversation. Otherwise, the forum would become a mess in a real hurry.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dpeikes on June 16, 2009, 04:08:00 PM
it is a slightly diffrent question and that thread pretty much died
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dpeikes on June 18, 2009, 08:50:12 AM
booked harrah'ss for $39 a night for sun night mon night tues night.  Used UAL miles for 2 tickets.  The whole deal $141.04 for 2 people 4 days 3 nights
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dpeikes on June 18, 2009, 08:55:26 AM
here is the link to where I made the hotel reservation:
https://www.harrahslasvegas.com/MakeReservation.do?propCode=LAS&packageCode=ILSTL&source=OGY0000251648
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 18, 2009, 06:28:56 PM
booked harrah'ss for $39 a night for sun night mon night tues night.  Used UAL miles for 2 tickets.  The whole deal $141.04 for 2 people 4 days 3 nights
the whole deal is $141.04  PLUS the mileage used for the flight
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dpeikes on June 19, 2009, 09:06:36 AM
the whole deal is $141.04  PLUS the mileage used for the flight
True but that is how I like to vacation.  Save up my points all year and then not have to pay out cash when I go on vacation.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 19, 2009, 11:32:43 AM
The hotel isnt bad, but personally I'd wait for a good Orbitz coupon to come out and book a hotel like Excalibur for bupkes...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stevenk on June 22, 2009, 10:03:46 AM
Im with Dan on this one. Wait for a deal at the Venitian, Bellagio, or Wynn
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2009, 12:03:02 PM
the whole deal is $141.04  PLUS the mileage used for the flight
I'm not sure what your budget is, but your dates are $104/night at the Bellagio and is sure to be a trip you wont forget if you stay there.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dpeikes on June 22, 2009, 01:21:48 PM
I'm not sure what your budget is, but your dates are $104/night at the Bellagio and is sure to be a trip you wont forget if you stay there.
Dan the Bellagio is super nice but at over 2.5 times what I am paying I am going to have to take a pass.  Maybe one day when I am making the big bucks.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ash on June 22, 2009, 01:47:59 PM
hello the difference is huge incredible experience at the bellagio and if you play at the tables for more then four hours they comp u the room for the night so ...........

imo thats a stupid pass
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ash on June 22, 2009, 01:49:04 PM
and in vegas 100 bucks can come and go in  minutes


Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 22, 2009, 02:32:39 PM
hello the difference is huge incredible experience at the bellagio and if you play at the tables for more then four hours they comp u the room for the night so ...........

imo thats a stupid pass
"stupid" is a tad harsh $189 difference is somewhat significant and not everybody plays the tables
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2009, 02:59:35 PM
"stupid" is a tad harsh $189 difference is somewhat significant and not everybody plays the tables
Agreed, definitely not stupid, just another option.  As is waiting for a nearly free room via an orbitz coupon.

Although the Bellagio does have a couple $5 Blackjack tables that with following basic strategy could easily be broken even with.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dpeikes on June 22, 2009, 04:55:15 PM
Agreed, definitely not stupid, just another option.  As is waiting for a nearly free room via an orbitz coupon.

Although the Bellagio does have a couple $5 Blackjack tables that with following basic strategy could easily be broken even with.
I will be playing some blackjack and probably some poker.  This is my first time to Vegas so don't know what will get me comped and what won't and the less I spend on the hotel the more I have for the tablr
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2009, 05:01:45 PM
I will be playing some blackjack and probably some poker.  This is my first time to Vegas so don't know what will get me comped and what won't and the less I spend on the hotel the more I have for the tablr
Be sure to pick up a blackjack basic strategy card on sale for under a buck at the various strip gift shops.
The casinos will let you use the card while you play!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 22, 2009, 05:14:04 PM
Agreed, definitely not stupid, just another option.  As is waiting for a nearly free room via an orbitz coupon.

Although the Bellagio does have a couple $5 Blackjack tables that with following basic strategy could easily be broken even with.
as a non blackjack player am i to infer that the basic strategy only helps on low limit games? also whats the point, if youre looking forward to "break even"? if you dont play at all youre GUARANTEED to break even?!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 22, 2009, 05:43:16 PM
as a non blackjack player am i to infer that the basic strategy only helps on low limit games? also whats the point, if youre looking forward to "break even"? if you dont play at all youre GUARANTEED to break even?!

Basic strategy always helps in blackjack, it makes the house advantage very small, smaller than with any other casino game.

If you're able to count cards you can even gain the upper hand over the house.  And it's actually quite simple to do.

My point is this:  Imagine flipping a coin, if you have $500 in your pocket and were to bet $5 per flip you could play that game for quite a while without digging too deep into your pocket.

At $100 per flip you could conceivably fall into a hole from which you can't get out of.

And breaking even after a few hours of playing is great, where else can you get such great entertainment and thrills without spending a cent?  And the break-even point is long-term.  Over the short-term you can easily come out ahead or behind...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ash on June 23, 2009, 05:53:52 PM
agreed about the bj worked for me and gambling is a addiction so tread carefully
though all drinks are free so make use of that
my point was that some hotels in vegas are far superior then others and the fact that money is almost meaningless there to save a few dollars against having a great experience is just something you should think about

good luck !
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: levi on June 23, 2009, 07:00:54 PM
Encore, Suite $109 per night. Promo Code - MJJAS16
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on September 25, 2009, 05:28:24 PM
Iv'e searched through the forum and although there are some threads addressing vegas nothing is even close to any other travel or deals forums, being that this is the dansdeals forums, I thought I would attempt to bring us up to date.
Now that I have become of age I am required to make the trip, now whenever I go on a trip, I spend some time doing research, last trip sparked my BRG thread which has now become defunct, last trip to cancun and the California cost worked out very nicely combining various points A good number of BRG nights and some great Avis coupons, I worked out flights hotels and car for 15 days for practically nothing to make a detailed trip report would take forever, and includes some things I can't post ;) This trip I would like to try and post everything to help other people out and maybe get some help from other peoples experiences.

I am going to try to keep this as organized as possible

Vegas deals and coupon website links

Casino Trip Reports (http://casinotripreports.com/vegas) well organized basic deal site

Las Vegas Hotel Discounts (http://www.vegashotelspecial.com/) simple deals and specials site

Lasventions (http://www.vegashotelspecial.com/) seem to be geared toward the hotel+show combos

Smarter Vegas (http://www.smartervegas.com/promotionaldiscountscodes.aspx) very detailed providing all the latest coupon codes

Vegas Hotels Online (http://www.vegas-hotels-online.com/) simple offers and deals

Vegas Promotions (http://www.vegas-promotions.com/) lots of deals

Printable coupons (http://www.lasvegas-nv.com/las-vegas-coupons.htm)

Free $100 slot play (http://www.arizonacharliesdecatur.com/100Guarantee.asp)

Casino Comps

Truly a fascinating concept in which a casino will offer complimentary gifts, and or free stays as long as you spend money by them amazing concept, making you feel good while giving away your money. Anyhow every casino has a slightly different way of offering Comps. Most casinos have what they call players clubs they give you a card and everything you spend is tracked on this card and in most cases casinos/hotels comp you based on that card the ultimate goal in my case is to find the best way to make it look like I'm spending allot of money of course without actually spending a penny, of course I would want to get comped in the best hotel with the best comps so every card/club systems has to be scrutinized. There are a few ways I have seen suggested and some I've thought of and like to try.

1) Most slot machines have a small card slot at the top of the machine where you insert your player’s club card to track your slot machine play. Most people do not even bother with using the player’s club cards because they dont come that often or its to big of a deal to sign up. So why not get a player’s club card and place it into an empty machine and leave it there.  Let an unknowing player sit at the machine and run money through the machine adding points to your card and earning you point, or whatever the system is. Some casinos allow you to have unlimited player’s club cards for playing in multiple machines so this will allow you to put multiple cards into multiple machines with multiple players adding points to your card.  People won’t even realize that a card is in the machine and if they do, they normally pull it out and leave it near the machine thinking that someone just forgot it there.

2) Card tables dont have slots to stick you card now although I've never tested this turning money into chips and than back into money in some casinos might work.

3) Some hotels/casinos have lines of credit like credit cards or direct link to a bank account some casino call it a Marker limit (https://secure02.mgm-mirage.com/marker/default.aspx?CO=930) I've seen some people say that just by opening a line of credit or putting money into a casino/bank account can get you comps.


Players clubs


Plyers Club (https://www.playersclub.com/) Joint membership to Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur, Beau Rivage and Gold Strike in Mississippi, MGM Grand Detroit, and coming soon in December, ARIA! Of course each and every resort/hotel has their own additional programs

ACE rewards club (http://www.arizonacharliesdecatur.com/rewards.asp)

MGM Grand Prima card (http://www.mgmgrand.com/amenities/prima.aspx) open a $500 tab called a Prima card Maybe they match a status? Or Maybe you can somhow spend the money in casino and turn it into chips/cash
 VIP check-in
 FREE SUITE UPGRADE to a Bungalow or Celebrity Spa Suite, or a $50 activity credit
 One roundtrip limousine transfer to Bellagio, Mandalay Bay or any other MGM MIRAGE location
 One-level ticket upgrade for 2 to MGM Grand's KÀ by Cirque du Soleil

TO BE CONTINUED SHABBOS IS COMING.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Eli on September 29, 2009, 01:42:12 PM

Restaurants

Sababa – Grill & Restaurant
3220 South Durango Dr. (Corner of Desert Inn in the Vons Shopping Center)
702-547-5556
Seems more like a Shwarma place than a nice restaurant
Open 10am – 9pm (be there by 8:30 the latest)

Panini Café
2521 S. Fort Apache Rd
702-558-6555
Good for a lunch meal
Free Wifi inside
Open 10am – 9pm

Haifa Restaurant
855 E. Twain Ave
Sit down Fleishig restaurant - not exactly the best ambiance
702-940-8000
Last seating at 9:00pm

Adar Kosher Pizza
318 W. Sahara Ave.
702-385-0006
Will Deliver to Hotel

Village Steakhouse
9330 W. Sahara Ave
702-838-8006
Really nice place – Prime Grill style
Last seating at 10:00pm

Albertsons - Supermarket
1300 E. Flamingo Rd. (Corner of Maryland Parkway)
702-733-2947
Not too far from the Encore/Wynn

Shows and things to do on The Strip

Fountains at the Bellagio
3:00pm – midnight
The fountains run every half-hour until 7 p.m. and every 15 minutes after that until midnight.

The Pirate Show at Treasure Island
Shows at 7:00pm, 8:30pm, 10:00pm and 11:30pm

Volcano at the Mirage
Every hour on the hour from 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Gondola Ride and the Mall in The Venetian
10:00am – 11:00pm (earlier for the Gondola Ride)
Gondola - $16 per person, or $64 for a private ride

Roller Coaster Ride at New York, New York
11:00am – 11:00pm
$14 per person

X-Scream Ride at the Stratosphere
10:00am through 1:00am
Go to the box office and buy a ticket for the elevator and the ride.
$20 each or get a package for all 3 rides.

Hookups

Roni – Taxi service
Use this guy whenever you know 15 minutes in advance that you need a cab.
702-460-9752
702-286-7786
702-873-9334
allaboutservice100@yahoo.com
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smirk on November 19, 2009, 04:43:23 PM
I think they're awesome!
I've been to the "O" in the Bellagio in Vegas and going to Wintuk tonight
http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/destinations/new-york/shows/wintuk.aspx
Has anyone been to any?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: steve2 on November 19, 2009, 05:02:04 PM
 Been to them all except Love,KA,Zumanity and a couple of new ones that just came out

Wintuk had to be 1 of the worst, Sorry to tell ya. If you're 10 then you might like it. MSG was almost completely empty, a pity since they have the place rented out till 2011 and I cant see them even breaking even with it.Another Lousy Dog is Corteo

 If you want your jaw to drop see KOOZA. A tent show, it will be in Cali for a spell, was already on the East Coast. Ive travelled around by car and flights to catch a show.Yes that was the reason for the trip
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jack on January 13, 2010, 09:55:28 PM
Village Steakhouse has closed.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2010, 11:19:27 PM
Village Steakhouse has closed.
Wow that's terrible! I had the best ribs and sweet potato fries ever there...  :-[
Where did you hear this?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jack on January 14, 2010, 12:23:23 AM
From the reb. of one of the shuls
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2010, 10:15:30 PM
Village Steakhouse has closed.
Their website now says that they're looking to relocate to a location nearer to the strip.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimB on February 04, 2010, 11:49:54 PM
Their website now says that they're looking to relocate to a location nearer to the strip.

 they Closed up the night folowing CES, bankruptcy as per Sababa
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on May 10, 2010, 12:13:07 PM
who else is going i'm going with 4 friends, I need to find a good hotel deal I would really like to stay in the wynn or the aria
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on May 13, 2010, 11:56:51 AM
just got back from my 24 hour escapade to vegas, for $40 I just couldn't resist, I went with four friends

the flights both ways on tue night and wed night were completely full since we booked a day before we all got middle seats spread out through the plane although the flight attendants made some adjustments and put us closer together after people started getting annoyed being talked over. when we got into vegas  we picked up our rental cars from hertz we got one corvette and one regular full size. the corvette was a little expensive but very worth it if you enjoy driving really really fast..  we checked in around 12:00 vegas time into the Aria one of the newest strip hotels there was a small line but not to bad. we had booked a corner suite at $275 minus $50 through expedia using a coupon obtained through expedia best rate guarantee so we paid $225. After a little haggling we were upgraded to the Aria suite with a city view, a $425 room The hotel is very modern and cool starting with the room keys, the room keys are RFID (you don't need to swipe just hold in front of the door handle area) when you open the door the lights all turn and the shades automatically open, the system is also supposed to welcome you by name but that didnt work for some reason, everything in the room is controllable by a touch screen panel next to the bed (http://blogs.ft.com/techblog/files/2010/01/roomtv.jpg)(http://www.omaha-rounders.com/dec09/DSC06231.JPG)(http://www.control4.com/uploads/suitesystems/images/ARIA-TV-UI.jpg)  this interface also shows up on all three tv screens in the suite it includes the options to turn on and off all lights, open close shades, put up a do not disturb light outside the room, control the thermostat, alarms/wake up calls, room service and of course tv/movies, there are still actual switches for everything which looked pretty cool the company who makes the system control4 has a website (http://www.control4.com/suite-systems/clients/mgm-city-center/) about the system in the hotel. The room was otherwise very nice we had a great view from the 55th floor and the bed was extremely comfortable. The casino there was nothing amazing the drink though were brought really fast and were very good. It seems to be that almost all hotels now have free valet parking. we ate wed night in the hafia restaurant the food was super expensive the service really slow, and the taste left what to be desired.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: steve2 on May 13, 2010, 01:30:59 PM
 well seems haifa still hasnt changed from a # of yrs ago and why I stopped going there,thanks for the info as people on a different thread didnt like that I was staying away from this place, do you know if its still owned by this sort of white hair Russian guy?

 cant believe that 4 guys will go to LV for 1 night and actually end up going to sleep,LoL

 did a couple of runs to LV back in Feb arrived 10pm and flew out at 7am never saw a casino took a shower and grabbed a few hrs shut eye. Not a prob as I usually  get there for  a few days for Mattress Runs every year  when the town is dead

 theres another Hotel I wont get to sleep in the Aria isnt connecIed to any major Hotel chain, there was suppose to be a Hyatt in that complex and W and a few others that were eyeing it before everything hit the

 Vette , Full size car heck the largest car I ever drove in LV or to or thru it was a PT Cruiser and I was non too happy with getting stuck with such a large car.

 as for hotel rates always <  $79 and usually < $65 as I said I go when the plac eis dead and was able to pick up  a few very cheap stay credits for hilton,Marriott or SPG now dead and gone without The PH (which I usually paid on avg $49 and got the so called Strip Suites which really werent a suite but a large odd sized room) The only time I got what I would consider a true suite was at Paris yrs ago I paid $77 when reg rooms everywhere else were $39.

 sounds like you guys enjoyed the day off and hopefully you didnt make it back with deep holes in your pockets
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on May 13, 2010, 01:57:36 PM
Quote
cant believe that 4 guys will go to LV for 1 night and actually end up going to sleep,LoL

who said anything about sleeping
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 13, 2010, 05:50:07 PM
how much for the corvette?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on May 15, 2010, 07:29:18 PM
No holes in the pockets, in fact, no trousers at all, just a wearing a barrel.

How fast can one drive in LV a/r?

There was a while I went as part time job to casinos (99% online), but if you go for fun, leave your cc and cash in the hotel, and come with max $100.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on May 16, 2010, 06:55:57 PM
There was a while I went as part time job to casinos (99% online)

That must've been one heck of an interesting job..... Hook me up??? ;)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on May 16, 2010, 07:57:32 PM
How fast can one drive in LV a/r?

with driving a few miles out on the highway, I can confirm that the corvette does hit 170 MPH
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on May 17, 2010, 01:17:00 AM
About the casino,w/o going into it, ppl who say, at the end they always win, isn't true. Meaning,off course at one point it will make you lose, but having racked in profits before (and taken outside the game), you only lose what you are currently playing with.
FYI I didn't enjoy it, I did it purely for business, till they kicked me out.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on May 17, 2010, 01:22:17 AM
About 170mph, I thought I the states the highways are full of cops?

You know that every decent bmw or mercedes does that too.
On this bb group (dansdeals) I've posted (you need the nerve to take a pic while driving) at 299km/h (About 193mph).bmw m5.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ash on May 17, 2010, 02:45:36 AM
it sucks that the village steak house shut down haifa kinda sucks
but some of my best times was in vegas...........................
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 17, 2010, 04:57:18 AM
super, what do you play?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on May 17, 2010, 05:03:49 AM
super, what do you play?

you aint gona believe it: Roulette (european).

dont tell your wife  ;-)

or she won't let you on DD again.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 17, 2010, 05:19:37 AM
theres strategy?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on May 17, 2010, 05:29:37 AM
theres strategy?

I hope so.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2010, 08:20:30 PM
theres strategy?
Blackjack
2-6= +1
7-9= 0
10, J, Q, K, A= -1
The higher the positive number, the hotter the deck is...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2010, 08:21:42 PM
it sucks that the village steak house shut down haifa kinda sucks
+1.
Village SH was awesome!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ya on June 03, 2010, 10:33:28 AM
 hafia restaurant is expensive is has terrible service
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smirk on June 03, 2010, 04:21:12 PM
Panini's is great but far from the strip, another resteraunt just opened right off flamingo and decater, a few min ride from the strip, called jeruslaem grill, good food but as they just opened their service isn't the best
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ya on June 03, 2010, 04:29:44 PM
and i think the coffee beans in the venetian casino are kosher
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smirk on June 03, 2010, 04:58:51 PM
Yup, it is there's one in the pallazzo but it only has ready made sandwiches, there are 2 in the venitian, the bigger ones has bagels, pastries and place to sit
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: steve2 on June 03, 2010, 09:30:18 PM
Panini's is great but far from the strip, another resteraunt just opened right off flamingo and decater, a few min ride from the strip, called jeruslaem grill, good food but as they just opened their service isn't the best

 there is a place called Sababa which is on Decanter between Desert Inn & Flamingo are U referring to this or is JG a different place?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: steve2 on June 03, 2010, 09:31:16 PM
hafia restaurant is expensive is has terrible service

 guess its still the same owners as when I was there my last time some yrs ago, sounds the same expensive and no service to speak of
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: batzelda1 on June 04, 2010, 09:51:24 AM
sababa is the former owner of rami's in boston
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: steve2 on June 04, 2010, 12:22:26 PM
sababa is the former owner of rami's in boston

 when did he sell it? last I knew a few months ago his son was running it
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 06, 2010, 11:48:22 PM
I am planning a trip this summer. Looking to spend shabbos in Vegas. Where would you recommend staying? Needs to be close to a shul. How would I do meals? Bring my own or is there a restaraunt/chabad?
Also looking for a vacation rental either in Vegas or near grand canyon or Bryce or Zion with a private pool. Have any reasonably priced ideas?

Also, any reccomendations of things to do or places to stay in above mentioned locations?

Thanks for your help,
Eli
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: steve2 on June 07, 2010, 09:54:23 AM
 If having a private pool is that Important to you then you shouldnt be going to Bryce,Zion or the GC areas. Little to no private homes in those areas especially vacation homes some cabins maybe .But seems Florida or parts of Phoenix is what you need

 For Bryce or Zion maybe in St George or the town just North of there in Utah but dont expect to find much in the way of kosher food

 For shabbos dont believe any restaurant or Chabad has any meals, so youd need to either buy it all from a restaurant before Shabbos or the Albertsons on the corner of Fort Apache and West Sahara a supermarket in a strip mall, its on the South East corner

 I cant believe you actually asked what is there to do in Bryce,Zion or the GC, seems you either saw too many pics others took at them or heard about these places, from that alone it doesnt seem like places you should be heading to,sorry. Go to Disneyland or Legoland instead
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2010, 10:37:16 AM
http://www.chabadlv.org/
http://www.chabadlv.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/973808/jewish/Minyon-Maker.htm
http://chabadlv.org/media/pdf/164/BJjk1640969.pdf
http://www.chabadlv.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/475153/jewish/About-Chabad-of-Southern-Nevada.htm
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: steve2 on June 07, 2010, 11:00:51 AM
http://www.chabadlv.org/
http://www.chabadlv.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/973808/jewish/Minyon-Maker.htm
http://chabadlv.org/media/pdf/164/BJjk1640969.pdf
http://www.chabadlv.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/475153/jewish/About-Chabad-of-Southern-Nevada.htm


 are any of them walkable = 1 mile max from a Hotel?

 there is a LaQuinta a few feet away from YoungIsrael/Aish haTorah which is a little west from Fort Apache & West Shara

 heres another good list of places some not on the Chabad list: http://www.yiaishlv.com/community-links.php?c=54&w=2&r=Y

 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2010, 11:13:33 AM
are any of them walkable = 1 mile max from a Hotel?

 there is a LaQuinta a few feet away from YoungIsrael/Aish haTorah which is a little west from Fort Apache & West Shara

 heres another good list of places some not on the Chabad list: http://www.yiaishlv.com/community-links.php?c=54&w=2&r=Y

 
Nope, but would you really want to go to LV and stay in a LaQuinta?  :P

Maybe go down to Phoenix and rent a vacation home near a shul there with a private pool near a shul.

Or if you don't need a minyan for a shabbos consider spending it in the Grand Canyon Nat'l Park, you can hike around the rim without any worry of T'chum due to the lodges that dot the south rim.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: steve2 on June 07, 2010, 11:32:34 AM
Nope, but would you really want to go to LV and stay in a LaQuinta?  :P

Maybe go down to Phoenix and rent a vacation home near a shul there with a private pool near a shul.

Or if you don't need a minyan for a shabbos consider spending it in the Grand Canyon Nat'l Park, you can hike around the rim without any worry of T'chum due to the lodges that dot the south rim.

 I wouldnt want to stay in a LaQuinta even if an all suite place like the 1 I mentioned, but if someone wants to go to a minyan on Shabbos theres no better choice since in the summer its boiling and Id want to walk the least amount I had to

 Be careful with the GC since the Hotels in the park are in 1 area and that wont let you Hike around the Rim, it will allow you to get to the Rim in a limited area, in teh immediate area of the Hotel. Or just stay at the ElTovar which has a great pouch etc etc

 But if a shul isnt needed and a person wants to be out West then Sedona,Az is the answer its apx 2-2/12 hrs drive to the GC (South), dont expect anything kosher but a home and pool should be in the cards Sedona = Red Rock country and tons of outdoor activities
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2010, 11:49:43 AM
The "one area" where the hotels are is not that small.  There are about 8 hotels and lodges that stretch out for a nice amount, plus of course you can walk the tchum area (1-2 miles depending on your LOR) past the hotels on either side.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: steve2 on June 07, 2010, 12:10:46 PM
The "one area" where the hotels are is not that small.  There are about 8 hotels and lodges that stretch out for a nice amount, plus of course you can walk the tchum area (1-2 miles depending on your LOR) past the hotels on either side.

 1-2 miles Wow is thats Chabads take? I never even heard of 1 mile yet 2, but as you said best to ask ones LOR before hand

 there are 8 Lodges including Phatom Ranch on the bottom so thats 7 and 1 of those is the trailer park now 6 left of which 3 are close to 1 another while the others are more like 1/4 - 1/2 mile from the rim see here: http://www.grandcanyonlodges.com/lodging-overview-627788750-411.html

 Id say those 3 in the pic which are right by the Rim are the best as I dont really think the tchum is 2 or even 1 mile from the end of the other lodges, but staying at any of those 3 will surely allow 1 to walk up to the Rim even if in a limited area. the main question is how far is Bright Angel Lodge from the last of the 3 and does the tchum go that far, thats walking West walking East if I remember correctly there isnt anything past the lodge thats to the Right of ELTavor, El is the middle Lodge in the pic on the supplied link
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2010, 12:32:55 PM
1-2 miles was just what a quick google search came up with, like I said ask your LOR.


Here's a map of some of the lodges:
http://www.grandcanyonhotelssouthrim.com/photo/grand_canyon_hotel_map_246.jpg
None of them are a mile apart.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: steve2 on June 07, 2010, 12:50:11 PM
1-2 miles was just what a quick google search came up with, like I said ask your LOR.


Here's a map of some of the lodges:
http://www.grandcanyonhotelssouthrim.com/photo/grand_canyon_hotel_map_246.jpg
None of them are a mile apart.

 yur map confirms what I posted that 3 are close together nothing East of the most right Lodge in the pic on the home pg of the link I provided .I think Bright Angel is more then 1/4 mile west of the furthest Lodge of the 3. Which brings us back to how far does a tchum go? taht needs to be asked before a person should decide which if any of the Lodges to stay at, was my Pt. also there can be 12 lodges that doesnt mean there will be anything available especially over a weekend in the summer.

 Most Park lodges sell out within a week or 2 from when they open the reservations for that coming summer.But cancelations happen from time to time

 I know when I used to stay with friends at their colony that since they wasnt any Colony nearby surronded by farms that they showed me where I could walk till on the road and it wasnt far at all  but way less then 1 mile, it was a Yeshivish Colony

 Bryce and Zion also have Lodges but not in the #s like the GC. I think its 1 apiece. Zions is in the valley while Bryce is not far from its Rim but dont know the distance so I dont know if its walkable on Shabbos (tchum wise) Yosemite has a few in its valley at Yellowstone theres the Old Faithful Inn right opposite its namesake which is nice if watching a geyser is a persons interest
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2010, 01:24:35 PM
yur map confirms what I posted that 3 are close together nothing East of the most right Lodge in the pic on the home pg of the link I provided .I think Bright Angel is more then 1/4 mile west of the furthest Lodge of the 3. Which brings us back to how far does a tchum go? taht needs to be asked before a person should decide which if any of the Lodges to stay at, was my Pt. also there can be 12 lodges that doesnt mean there will be anything available especially over a weekend in the summer.

 Most Park lodges sell out within a week or 2 from when they open the reservations for that coming summer.But cancelations happen from time to time

 I know when I used to stay with friends at their colony that since they wasnt any Colony nearby surronded by farms that they showed me where I could walk till on the road and it wasnt far at all  but way less then 1 mile, it was a Yeshivish Colony

 Bryce and Zion also have Lodges but not in the #s like the GC. I think its 1 apiece. Zions is in the valley while Bryce is not far from its Rim but dont know the distance so I dont know if its walkable on Shabbos (tchum wise) Yosemite has a few in its valley at Yellowstone theres the Old Faithful Inn right opposite its namesake which is nice if watching a geyser is a persons interest
Afaik, Tchum is definitely more than 1/2 mile according to all opinions and I don't think that any of the lodges or cabins are that far from each other.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 07, 2010, 06:19:02 PM


 I cant believe you actually asked what is there to do in Bryce,Zion or the GC, seems you either saw too many pics others took at them or heard about these places, from that alone it doesnt seem like places you should be heading to,sorry. Go to Disneyland or Legoland instead

I meant what hikes would you reccomend specifically. I was looking into Angel's Landing and the Narrows at Bryce. I was looking for specific reccomandations for good hikes. I am big into hiking and the outdoors and I was looking for specific reccomendations for things to do. No desire to go to Disney of Legoland, thank you
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: steve2 on June 07, 2010, 07:11:59 PM
I meant what hikes would you reccomend specifically. I was looking into Angel's Landing and the Narrows at Bryce. I was looking for specific reccomandations for good hikes. I am big into hiking and the outdoors and I was looking for specific reccomendations for things to do. No desire to go to Disney of Legoland, thank you

 In that case ,yes most Definitely do Angels Landing but make sure you go all the way which means following the chains till they end, otherwise you will end up missing the most beutiful part of the Landing an AWESOME view of Zion Valley At my fitness peak Iw as able to do in in an hour now maybe a day :-((( avg is 1 1/2 - 2. Went into the narrows only a very short distance was never properly equiped = it will be very slippy so make sure you have something so you dont slip all over and fall. if U do angels then you dont need to do Observation Pt even thou its higher up AL has a better view IMO theers another turnout that has 3 falls on it its ok an easy hike if we can call it that at all

 BTW The Narrows is at Zion and not Bryce last stop on the shuttle. Oh the good ole days when I was able to drive thru with my car :-((

Bryce walk down where Wall St is and make the loop to come back up, the Queens Garden was a nice place to relax awhile before starting the climb up. Do drive the way thru and stop at the turn outs some very nice hoodoos at each. Best time for Great colors is sunset or sunrise otherwise it will be like Vegas during the Day. OK lets put it this way as nice as a woman may look during teh day its at night thats shes dressed to kill and theres a very big difference between teh 2. Vegas at night is alike a woman at night , Bryce by sunrise or sunset is like a woman at night its then that they are at their best. too much sun and the hoodoos look OK but not drop dead beautiful. even better was when Bryce was covered in snow WOW was that something, but didnt hike down too dangerous but teh views WOW

 for the GC the Northern Rim is 1000% better then the South Rim alot less typical tourists and more people there for the beauty  and nature = a complete different attitude of those there. you can hike down also but I dont believe theres any mule trains to take you down & up

 Now if you are in great shape and really want to test yopurself, forget everything written and head to Yosemite and hike up to Half Dome daven the natz and head out bring a flashlight for the way back.Although it says its at least a 1 night hike, I can 100% tell you if you it can be done in 1 day, its 9 miles each way I think and yes I did it. Now the best part is when you get to the end of the trail and teh last 1/4 mile is ahead of you. Pick out a good pair of fitting gloves and carry on, its not for the Faint of heart or those not in top physical shape. Bring plenty of water and trail mix. If you make it to teh top walk to the end and dangle your feet over the side with a view of Yosemite Valley that will remain with you the rest of your Life and is well worth it!!! Im ASHAMED to admitt I couldnt do it today but Id like very much to go back there and once again dangle my feet over the side and this time go with a working camera

 If U still want to hit Utah theres Moab after Bryce continue driving till U hit the I-70 and go east. Moab is AWESOME as well with Arches, Canyon Lnads both parts, Dead Horse state park, the Towers state park, then head south and hit Natural Bridges Park and hike down and walk till you have seen the bridges from below. BTW after Bryce and on the way to Moab you will drive thru do stop! in Capital Reef National Park sone really great hiking in there and before there on your left is 1/2 Creek Falls a long level hike that ends at a very nice Water Falls the parking lot entrance is on the left as the road curves

Im getting Home Sick!!!  yea Ive done my time in the Parks and miss them greatly

 If you plan to hit a few do purchase the annual pass at the 1st park you hit, it gives you free admission for all those in your car for 1 y9ok I know who Im talking to so everyone that means theres 1 card issued and every in that 1 car gets in when they are passengers in a car with the driver holding an annual pass, it doesnt mean everyone in the car will get a card (pass))

 any other questions???
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2010, 01:59:07 PM
Panini Cafe now has cheap GC's!
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/7777
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 09, 2010, 12:44:05 AM
How many days would you reccomend each for bryce, Zion, north rim? Where would you reccomend flying in and out of? I have around 75k miles on american but am also willing to pay for tickets.
Thanks again,
Eli 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: steve2 on June 09, 2010, 09:03:02 AM
 Fly into LV or ONT (which is in Cali and 2 1/2 - 3 hr drive from LV) Best is St George but no way on AA only UA or DL (puddle jumpers from their Hubs).

 Time in each is a personal thing and depends where you slept the night before, time you get there, shape your in = time to do the hikes, time you want to simply stop and hang at a Vista pt. No 2 people will have the same timings. But at least a FULL day for each, so if yiou get there at noon you wiont hav e afull day. Also Massive construction to Zion Roads this summer will slowww you down as its opened and closed to allow the traffic from the other direction to pass.
Title: Las Vegas
Post by: Yoel on June 10, 2010, 11:31:58 AM
Anyone can suggest which hotel is nicer in Las Vegas, Encore/Wynn or Venetian?
Title: Re: Las Vegas
Post by: steve2 on June 10, 2010, 11:46:01 AM
 Dan why didnt you start a Master thread for Vegas ;-)

 Yoel Thanks for having started a new thread when there was 1 already started, otherwise DD would be easy to navigate w/o all the needless new thraeds being started
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 10, 2010, 12:11:41 PM
Anyone can suggest which hotel is nicer in Las Vegas, Encore/Wynn or Venetian?
Never stayed at the Venetian, but the Encore is simply awesome!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on June 10, 2010, 12:55:29 PM
Anyone can suggest which hotel is nicer in Las Vegas, Encore/Wynn or Venetian?
the wncore/wynn is definitely nicer but there are so many nice hotels and some great deals now like
Aria (http://slickdeals.net/?sdtid=2043752&sdop=1&sdfid=9&u2=http://www2.citycenter.com/offers/2010/ARIA/04_summer_offer/index_pg.html)

Venitian (http://slickdeals.net/?sdtid=2012564&sdop=1&sdfid=9&u2=https://reservations.mgmmirage.com/bookingengine.aspx?pid=MBH&host=offer&code=PFLY10)

if you go a few pages back on this thread I have a post with tons of link to vegas deals
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sl on June 20, 2010, 10:59:54 AM
Anyone have any thoughts on Venetian vs. Palazzo? Same price, just wondering which is nicer.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smirk on June 20, 2010, 03:17:37 PM
Pallazo is generally nicer (newer)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on June 20, 2010, 06:46:54 PM
Anyone have any thoughts on Venetian vs. Palazzo? Same price, just wondering which is nicer.

the palazzo is nicer and officially more exlusive
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sl on June 21, 2010, 12:27:07 PM
Are they connected by some sort of tunnel like the Wynn and Encore?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smirk on June 21, 2010, 12:48:00 PM
Are they connected by some sort of tunnel like the Wynn and Encore?
yes
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ya on June 24, 2010, 02:29:11 PM
Anyone can suggest which hotel is nicer in Las Vegas, Encore/Wynn or Venetian?
arialasvegas.com/
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sl on June 24, 2010, 06:46:04 PM
I've stayed in the Aria and Encore and of those two, Encore is nicer.
Title: Deals in Las Vegas
Post by: bb123456789 on August 03, 2010, 09:34:20 AM
Looking for any activities or shows coupons or anything
Title: Re: Deals in Las Vegas
Post by: steve2 on August 03, 2010, 09:49:55 AM
 travelzoo.com  and simply check the 1/2 price tkts booth that are all around the Strip eg by the Big Coke Bottle near the MGM
Title: Re: Deals in Las Vegas
Post by: Dan on August 03, 2010, 11:25:20 AM
Looking for any activities or shows coupons or anything
Panini Cafe coupon (http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-2846056-10451612?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.restaurant.com%2Fmicrosite.asp%3Frid%3D381257&cjsku=381257-10)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on August 03, 2010, 12:45:42 PM
Looking for any activities or shows coupons or anything
Check out http://www.lasvegas.com/
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on August 03, 2010, 01:39:42 PM
some guy on SD made this went nuts and made this spreadsheet (http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AkBsLR8K1reldHVUXzE2RVJaMkZtWlZta2R2LWhnQkE&hl=en#gid=0) some of it is food related but that's what Vegas is famous for.


note: the spreadsheet sometimes loads very slow try closing the tab and reopening is you have that issue
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shnerby on August 04, 2010, 10:19:31 AM
any vegas hotel deals going on
im going to be there the end of august / begining of september
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on August 04, 2010, 09:06:30 PM
Exclusive Grazie Suite Package from $119/night  http://www.venetian.com/Pagesif.aspx?id=5846&om_u=AUGNEWS
http://www.palazzolasvegas.com/epnagst.aspx?&om_u=AUGNEWS
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: puddles on October 03, 2010, 10:33:31 AM
does anyone know which kosher restaurant deliver... im going to las vegas and not renting a car so would prefer delivery over taking taxis
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dave3930 on October 08, 2010, 12:24:41 PM
Going to Be in Vegas next week from the 12th to the 14th any one can help me with a discount for a nice hotel? and advise me of some good shows?
Thanks
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 17, 2010, 04:51:12 PM
Going to Be in Vegas next week from the 12th to the 14th any one can help me with a discount for a nice hotel? and advise me of some good shows?
Thanks

What shows did you end up seeing? Anyone else have thoughts on some good shows to see?

Can anyone confirm the story with the restaurant.com coupons for panini's in vegas?

Also, looking at they wynn or the venetian...opinions?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jack on November 17, 2010, 09:40:08 PM
nothing like the O in my opinion.
ifyou know actors than terry fator - buy in advance bec. they sell out fast
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dave3930 on November 19, 2010, 11:33:21 AM
The O is almost impossibile to get its always sold out
we went to see David Cupperfield in the MGM
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on November 21, 2010, 02:11:49 AM
With everyone getting the free tickets to Vegas, how about posting when you're going?

Maybe a DD DO?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 21, 2010, 02:17:39 AM
11/22-11/24.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 21, 2010, 02:21:26 AM
12/26-12/29 (but not with the free offer...dates were not available for free)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 21, 2010, 04:28:56 AM
11/22-11/24.
#70, you in?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: regalhome on November 21, 2010, 10:53:55 AM
12/12-12/14
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moe on November 21, 2010, 03:54:18 PM
going to the Wynn dec 16. Had a choice of either wynn or encore. did i make a better choice?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 21, 2010, 04:58:21 PM
did i make a better choice?
Nope, sorry.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: YOSEF on November 21, 2010, 05:28:10 PM
12/2-12/5
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Levi D on November 21, 2010, 06:40:17 PM
#70, you in?
11/23-11/24
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moe on November 21, 2010, 07:56:35 PM
Nope, sorry.
Damn!! Couldve got the Encore for the same price. Is it a newer building or what? Do you think i could change by calling the hotel up?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on November 21, 2010, 08:06:12 PM
@ moe dont sweat it the wynn is beautiful 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on November 21, 2010, 08:08:15 PM
im gonna be there over shab does anyone know if there are hotels near a shul and also if anyone knows of a babysitter pref jewish thanx for any help. also where to buy challah and other food for shab
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moe on November 21, 2010, 08:11:17 PM
@ moe dont sweat it the wynn is beautiful 
is it not worth asking to switch to the Encore? Been to both towers?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 21, 2010, 08:42:37 PM
is it not worth asking to switch to the Encore? Been to both towers?
It is.
The Encore is newer and IMHO significantly nicer.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on November 21, 2010, 08:57:09 PM
lsiten to dan he knows his stuff. give it a try worst thing that will happen is that they will say no. and having the wynn as a fallback is not the worst thing in the world
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 21, 2010, 08:59:09 PM
give it a try worst thing that will happen is that they will say no. and having the wynn as a fallback is not the worst thing in the world
+1
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moe on November 21, 2010, 09:00:27 PM
It is.
The Encore is newer and IMHO significantly nicer.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on November 22, 2010, 08:11:58 AM
Any way to get upgraded at Vegas hotels except for asking nicely?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on November 22, 2010, 08:23:30 AM
Any way to get upgraded at Vegas hotels except for asking nicely?
Slip a $20
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on November 22, 2010, 08:39:12 AM
Sip a $20
Shame we couldn't get $20 bills with booking another flight...
It's just about the only thing Expedia wasnt giving free in Vegas...
Do casino vouchers count? They're free ;)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 22, 2010, 02:21:34 PM
It seems vegas hotels have been discussed alot lately.

Can someone who has stayed at all or most of the major ones (Wynn, Encore, Venetian, Bellagio, etc...) post an opinion on the best places to stay in order of niceness.

Here, ill even go out of my way and create an easy format (feel free to cut and paste and to add more numbers as you deem necessary ;D)

1)
2)
3)
4)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on November 22, 2010, 02:24:01 PM
Dan stayed at the Wynn and Encore last time so after tonight he can rate the Bellagio against those two.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 22, 2010, 02:35:49 PM
Dan stayed at the Wynn and Encore last time so after tonight he can rate the Bellagio against those two.

Im hoping someone can rate the Venetian as well against these guys.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on November 22, 2010, 02:36:51 PM
It really depends what are looking for the nicest although with out casino is most probably the maderian oriental, the city center hotels are brand new and really cool and modern, the venetian & pallazo if you get a large suite are huge although slightly aged. the wynn and encore are relatively new hotels and probably the nicest "regular" rooms. Iv'e also stayed at The Hotel at the Mandalay Bay the suite I has was really nice. the sky lofts at the MGM Grand are supposed to be some of the top rooms, I cant confirm as I've never stayed.

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 22, 2010, 10:39:14 PM
It really depends what are looking for the nicest although with out casino is most probably the maderian oriental, the city center hotels are brand new and really cool and modern, the venetian & pallazo if you get a large suite are huge although slightly aged. the wynn and encore are relatively new hotels and probably the nicest "regular" rooms. Iv'e also stayed at The Hotel at the Mandalay Bay the suite I has was really nice. the sky lofts at the MGM Grand are supposed to be some of the top rooms, I cant confirm as I've never stayed.

So for the dates im going, i can get a Deluxe Resort King at the wynn for $681 (4 nights including all the fees) or a venetian luxury suite for $584. Would the wynn be that much more worthwhile or should i just go with the venetian and save $100?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on November 22, 2010, 10:46:11 PM
I would just book a regular room and try the $20 trick not worth spending so much money the regular rooms are large anyhow. if you need to spend the money I would say the wynn is worth it.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 22, 2010, 10:47:39 PM
I would just book a regular room and try the $20 trick not worth spending so much money the regular rooms are large anyhow. if you need to spend the money I would say the wynn is worth it.

Both those rooms are the lowest available on those nights. I definitly dont "need" to spend the $. Should i got for the venetian at $100 less and try the $20?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on November 22, 2010, 10:51:17 PM
that's what I would do the wynn might be a little newer and nicer but the suites in the venetian are massive I stayed in a 1,400 sqf room
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: LAXtraveler on November 22, 2010, 11:34:45 PM
I have stayed at Venetian, Palazzo and Encore in the last 2 years. I would argue that overall, the Palazzo is the best value. The Palazzo opened only a couple years ago (stayed there the first month it was open) and is really a nice room (smallest room I believe is 720 sq. ft. and since it not that old, everything is still in pretty good shape.

Encore is slightly newer than Palazzo and the rooms are almost as big. I think that the classiness felt in Wynn/Encore together is fantastic, but remember that you're paying more and not necessarily getting much more in the way of the room.

Venetian is the oldest of the bunch but also has very large rooms (in the range of 650 sq. ft. I believe). Although the rooms are slightly worn, they are still fine, large and part of a massive complex which has lots to offer.

Overall, I think unless you are dying to stay at the Wynn you'll probably be better off saving the money on the room and using it on either the casino, a show, or something else. There is only so much time you'll end up spending in the room anyway. Also, another plus about the Venetian is that it offers 3 Coffee Beans (1 is really in Palazzo, but they are connected) and all have Kosher drinks and (I believe) kosher baked goods as well (good to have for breakfast). Also, the Venetian is a little more Strip central making it an easier walk to other hotels, etc. without having to fight the Strip traffic.

That's just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 23, 2010, 12:24:20 AM
Thank you "E" and LAXtraveler. I appreciate the input. I think im gonna go with the venetian for now. I can always cancel it,but want to lock in the promo.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on November 23, 2010, 09:10:01 AM
what promo
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 23, 2010, 10:37:18 AM
what promo
Link (http://venetian.com/PagesIF.aspx?id=5987&CMP=NOVOCC1?utm_source=OCC1&medium=1&term=november2010&name=novocc1&om_u=NOVOCC1)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on November 23, 2010, 11:45:52 AM
thanx
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on November 23, 2010, 11:54:43 AM
90 $ a night at the Mandalay bay from dec 12th to the 23rd including weekends the deal is thru awayigo.com
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 23, 2010, 11:56:40 AM
90 $ a night at the Mandalay bay from dec 12th to the 23rd including weekends the deal is thru awayigo.com

thats the one without the casino, right?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on November 23, 2010, 12:09:33 PM
it has a massive casino actually and the biggest man made beach in the world and an indoor aquarium in the hotel, you can get the $90 a night on there own website the awayigo.com gives you a $100 resort credit also.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 23, 2010, 12:15:28 PM
it has a massive casino actually and the biggest man made beach in the world and an indoor aquarium in the hotel, you can get the $90 a night on there own website the awayigo.com gives you a $100 resort credit also.

You would do that at $90 over the venetian at $129?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on November 23, 2010, 12:21:22 PM
Very hard to say I would say it depends on the weather and if your gonna spend time outside, by the pool or not. the venetian has a large mall in the hotel with the Venice canals running thru it the manadaly's attraction is their outdoor pool and the aquarium although the aquarium cost money. You can still go to the venetian even if you don't stay there.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 23, 2010, 12:23:43 PM
Very hard to say I would say it depends on the weather and if your gonna spend time outside, by the pool or not. the venetian has a large mall in the hotel with the Venice canals running thru it the manadaly's attraction is their outdoor pool and the aquarium although the aquarium cost money. You can still go to the venetian even if you don't stay there.

The pool in December?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on November 23, 2010, 12:30:06 PM
I didnt realize how cold it is there now I remember going in November and it being 90 degrees.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: regalhome on November 24, 2010, 11:24:09 AM
Staying @ the MGM Grand what hotel chain can  get credit (points) for staying there?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on November 24, 2010, 05:08:43 PM
Overall, I think unless you are dying to stay at the Wynn you'll probably be better off saving the money on the room and using it on either the casino, a show, or something else. There is only so much time you'll end up spending in the room anyway. Also, another plus about the Venetian is that it offers 3 Coffee Beans (1 is really in Palazzo, but they are connected) and all have Kosher drinks and (I believe) kosher baked goods as well (good to have for breakfast). Also, the Venetian is a little more Strip central making it an easier walk to other hotels, etc. without having to fight the Strip traffic.


is the palazoo just as close to the coffee beans as the venetian? I can get both for the same price...would you go with the palazoo instead?

you mentioned they are connected...so both would be pretty strip-central, right?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: LAXtraveler on November 24, 2010, 05:55:18 PM
is the palazoo just as close to the coffee beans as the venetian? I can get both for the same price...would you go with the palazoo instead?

you mentioned they are connected...so both would be pretty strip-central, right?

I definitely suggest staying at the Palazzo over the Venetian for the same price. They are completely connected (although Venetian is slightly more central) but it is much newer and the rooms are larger. One of the CBs is right at the elevator bank for the Palazzo and the other ones are in the Venetian. Either way, you don't have to walk outside to get to any of them.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SHAK on November 28, 2010, 02:00:12 PM
Anyone know of a shabbos minyan for 12/25? (not at the YI) Also, is there a decent hotel in walking distance of the YI shul?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: cooljoe613 on December 01, 2010, 08:02:27 PM
does anyone have an extra room in vegas on the 11th or the 14th thanks in advance cooljoe613@yahoo.com
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: flyer11204 on December 05, 2010, 02:07:32 AM
I have a extra room the 22 and the 26
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on December 05, 2010, 09:31:47 AM
thats a good idea lets post when we have throwaway rooms for and where and try to make shidduchim ive got a throwaway at the rio for the 9th
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on December 05, 2010, 05:38:30 PM
thats a good idea lets post when we have throwaway rooms for and where and try to make shidduchim ive got a throwaway at the rio for the 9th

I don't think Vegas is the place for shidduchim :P
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: cooljoe613 on December 05, 2010, 06:25:38 PM
thats a good idea lets post when we have throwaway rooms for and where and try to make shidduchim ive got a throwaway at the rio for the 9th

yes yes i need a room in vegas still please help!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on December 05, 2010, 08:17:41 PM
I don't think Vegas is the place for shidduchim :P
That was a hanging curveball. I knew someone would hit it out of the park
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on December 05, 2010, 08:21:06 PM
yes yes i need a room in vegas still please help!
By the way u know you can pick up a room for around 30 $ a night or if u want to splurge u can pick up a 4 star on hotwire 4 around 50 a night from the amount of posts u have written both here and on flyertalk about free rooms i mean come on u got free tix to vegas! 30 dollars for a room prob wont kill u
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: YOSEF on December 06, 2010, 04:50:33 AM
Anyone know of a shabbos minyan for 12/25? (not at the YI) Also, is there a decent hotel in walking distance of the YI shul?
There is a La Quinta that uses the same parking lot as the YI, although I can't vouch for how nice it is.
However, between the Kollel and the YI, if you are looking for a place to stay for Shabbos on that side of town, I'm sure you could find someone.
Good luck!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: cooljoe613 on December 07, 2010, 12:31:45 AM
By the way u know you can pick up a room for around 30 $ a night or if u want to splurge u can pick up a 4 star on hotwire 4 around 50 a night from the amount of posts u have written both here and on flyertalk about free rooms i mean come on u got free tix to vegas! 30 dollars for a room prob wont kill u

not on sat night so would u like to sponsor my room lol
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on December 07, 2010, 08:57:35 AM
oh really? this is for the 11th on hotwire just a small sample

http://www.hotwire.com/hotel/results.jsp?searchTokenId=1
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tounkeleur on December 07, 2010, 12:03:14 PM
are the coffee beans in the ventian and/or vegas cholov yisroel? or just bagels are pas yisroel?
and which locations have pas yisroel? thanks
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 07, 2010, 12:11:24 PM
are the coffee beans in the ventian and/or vegas cholov yisroel? or just bagels are pas yisroel?
and which locations have pas yisroel? thanks
Just the bagels are parve/pas yisroel and there are some packaged sandwiches that were also parve/pas yisroel.
Everything else is cholov stam.

Both Venetian locations and the Planet Hollywood/Miracle mile location had the same te'udah about the bagels.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tounkeleur on December 07, 2010, 01:04:52 PM
thanks for that. my wife will be very disappointed that she cant get her frappachino  :(
so the bagels that are pas yisroel are special packaged ones? or the regular bagels in the store?
thanks alot
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 07, 2010, 01:32:36 PM
thanks for that. my wife will be very disappointed that she cant get her frappachino  :(
so the bagels that are pas yisroel are special packaged ones? or the regular bagels in the store?
thanks alot
The regular bagels in the store are pas yisroel.
Different locations have different flavors and prices.
In the Venetian itself one place charges $2 and the other $3 per bagel!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moe on December 07, 2010, 01:35:21 PM
The regular bagels in the store are pas yisroel.
Different locations have different flavors and prices.
In the Venetian itself one place charges $2 and the other $3 per bagel!
oy! the extra $1 wont kill anyone! especially on a free trip!!!! LOL
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 07, 2010, 01:36:11 PM
oy! the extra $1 wont kill anyone! especially on a free trip!!!! LOL
Are you sure you're jewish?

Anyway the 2 stores in the Venetian are like 90 seconds away from each other.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 07, 2010, 01:38:45 PM
Are you sure you're jewish?


we are actually paying for our trip (well using miles for the flights, but paying for the rooms). The questions is, are WE jewish? ;D
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on December 07, 2010, 07:00:38 PM
my wife will be very disappointed that she cant get her frappachino  :(
I'm pretty sure frapps are not kosher, but I'm not positive
Title: List of kosher Restaurants in Las Vegas
Post by: muttman on December 11, 2010, 10:36:40 PM
Anybody know of a list of kosher restaurants in las Vegas?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: md on December 11, 2010, 11:09:04 PM
Anybody know of a list of kosher restaurants in las Vegas?
http://shamash.org/kosher/
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Sandy on December 15, 2010, 05:47:03 PM
Went with my hubby to Vegas for free and had a great time.  Thank you, Dan!  We flew out of Pittsburgh and were supposed to go through Detroit but the flight was cancelled so we were rebooked on a flight that left half an hour later that was through Atlanta and comped $200.00 vouchers a piece by delta.  Not bad for a free trip.    ;D
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2010, 05:57:27 PM
Went with my hubby to Vegas for free and had a great time.  Thank you, Dan!  We flew out of Pittsburgh and were supposed to go through Detroit but the flight was cancelled so we were rebooked on a flight that left half an hour later that was through Atlanta and comped $200.00 vouchers a piece by delta.  Not bad for a free trip.    ;D
Not bad at all!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Sandy on December 15, 2010, 06:15:46 PM
We also picked up takeout from Big Dragon Chinese straight from the airport and he asked me if we were from dansdeals.  Next time we should get a dansdeals discount at all the kosher restaurants since there are so many of us, lol. 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on December 28, 2010, 11:59:37 AM
Dan,
I used your expedia code and had an incredible weekend. Paid a total of of $80 and got upgraded to a penthouse in the Bellagio and first class on delta (very let down with the service). For those that are going to the Bellagio, when you walk in through the main lobby, take an immediate left to the executive lounge. It's a nicer place to check in with complimentary drinks snacks (scotch for the high-rollers). They officially only allow certain suite members to check-in that way but i didn't see it being an issue for anyone. The hotel gave us $300 in cash due to the faulty fridge they supplied us with, which they did not initially charge for. They hide these doors and there are no signs on them so look carefully. I also highly recommend the show "love" in the Mirage. It's Cirque Du Soleil gone Beatles.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 03, 2011, 07:55:30 PM
Dont know if this has always around or if its been mentioned before, but you can buy a $100 GC to vegas.com from costco for 79.99: Link (http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11511041&whse=BC&Ne=5000000+4000000&eCat=BC|50129|29676&N=4045234%205000012&Mo=23&No=1&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=#BVRRWidgetID)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 04, 2011, 12:11:55 AM
Can someone fill me in on the deal with getting comped when playing in vegas. Am headed there for the first time and was wondering how it all works. We are actually paying for the hotel. The plan as of now is to stay in the Palazzo on a promotional rate booked a few months ago (was not thinking straight during the expedia $300 deal). I noticed that i can get the same room for $10 less per night from amex plat FHR. The only thing is that it would be considered booking through a travel agency and i would not get comped anything at the end of the stay.

Basically my question is: would it be worth it pay the extra $10 per night and be booked through the venetian/palazzo directly in order to have the ability to get comped based on our playing time? I mostly play BJ and am definitely not a high roller. Would it even be possible to get our room comped at the end of our stay?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on January 04, 2011, 02:27:32 AM
Can someone fill me in on the deal with getting comped when playing in vegas. Am headed there for the first time and was wondering how it all works. We are actually paying for the hotel. The plan as of now is to stay in the Palazzo on a promotional rate booked a few months ago (was not thinking straight during the expedia $300 deal). I noticed that i can get the same room for $10 less per night from amex plat FHR. The only thing is that it would be considered booking through a travel agency and i would not get comped anything at the end of the stay.

Basically my question is: would it be worth it pay the extra $10 per night and be booked through the venetian/palazzo directly in order to have the ability to get comped based on our playing time? I mostly play BJ and am definitely not a high roller. Would it even be possible to get our room comped at the end of our stay?
Very unlikely.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E on January 04, 2011, 01:50:23 PM
check out this post http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=914.msg8613#msg8613
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 06, 2011, 12:23:47 AM
Anyone here ever do one of the helicopter rides to the grand canyon? looking for a recommendation and perhaps a way to save on the price.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on January 06, 2011, 03:21:10 AM
Anyone here ever do one of the helicopter rides to the grand canyon? looking for a recommendation and perhaps a way to save on the price.
I was going to do one for free via Expedia but chickened out after booking so many free stuff already that night.
Probably would be pretty cool though.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on January 06, 2011, 03:24:29 AM
I was going to do one for free via Expedia but chickened out after booking so many free stuff already that night.
Probably would be pretty cool though.

Whaaaat? You chickened out?! :o
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on January 06, 2011, 03:41:35 AM
Whaaaat? You chickened out?! :o
Lol.  No-showing for 6 Jetblue flights from LGB and BUR may start raising some red flags.
I first booked CO flights for the wrong date and threw those away, I had my US flights that I took, then 2 flights to get the Bellagio for 2 nights, and 2 flights for 2 Cirque tickets...
I think I took Expedia for enough money that night...

I figure that people booked 3,000 trips via DD.com that night x $300=$900,000
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on January 06, 2011, 04:14:24 AM
Lol.  No-showing for 6 Jetblue flights from LGB and BUR may start raising some red flags.
I first booked CO flights for the wrong date and threw those away, I had my US flights that I took, then 2 flights to get the Bellagio for 2 nights, and 2 flights for 2 Cirque tickets...
I think I took Expedia for enough money that night...

I figure that people booked 3,000 trips via DD.com that night x $300=$900,000


How much more than that do you think people actually spent (via Expedia, after the $300 coupon) on those trips? Say 20% spent an average of $50 more that would be an additional $30k in revenue for Expedia (not much considering a $900k pure loss). How far off do you think my numbers are?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on January 06, 2011, 04:26:20 AM
How much more than that do you think people actually spent (via Expedia, after the $300 coupon) on those trips? Say 20% spent an average of $50 more that would be an additional $30k in revenue for Expedia (not much considering a $900k pure loss). How far off do you think my numbers are?
I have no info on people that spent $0, but I think approx 1,000 people actually spent about $100 on average.  My complete guesstimate is 750K-1M in coupons vs. about 100K in revenue.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 07, 2011, 12:56:21 PM
Anyone ever eat at Shwarma Vegas (http://www.shawarmavegas.com/) or Jerusalem Grill (http://www.jerusalemgrillvegas.com/)?

Any good? Any other restaurants that are recommended aside from the ones Dan posted in his trip report?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2011, 05:23:43 AM
Anyone ever eat at Shwarma Vegas (http://www.shawarmavegas.com/) or Jerusalem Grill (http://www.jerusalemgrillvegas.com/)?

Any good? Any other restaurants that are recommended aside from the ones Dan posted in his trip report?
Haven't been.  I skipped J Grill due to some very bad reviews on Shamash but there were also good reviews.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Crown Street on January 12, 2011, 12:19:02 AM
I'm going to Vegas form 1/24-1/27 and have not booked a hotel yet. Anyone know any good deals for a nice hotel?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 16, 2011, 06:45:59 PM
Returned recently and thought id offer some info on things we did, things we ate, things we saw etc.

Stayed in the palazzo- loved it. Used a coupon code that was available back in December.

As many have mentioned, there is a coffee bean right by the elevator bank in the palazzo as well as 2 upstairs in the venetian. The one by the palazzo does not heat up any food and is the same price as the one at the top of the elevators in the venetian. If you hang a left at the top of the elevators, you will see the other (much larger) one with a bigger variety and cheaper prices (worth the walk IMHO). I enjoyed the pizza bagels they have there- They heat them up for you as well.

We ate at shwarma vegas and thought it was very good (skip the hamburgers, or meat kebabs as they call them).

Ate at Jerusalem grill and thought it was pretty good. We both ordered a laffa sandwich and got it pretty quickly. The table of 2 nearby were ordering as we sat down. They were just getting their order as we left (about 40 min later). Seems like it can be hit or miss.

I highly recommend Big Dragon Chinese! Should have eaten there every meal. Food was very good, and the service was awesome!

Panini Cafe took our restaurant.com coupon happily. The food there was very good as well and would definitely return!

We saw the "O" at the Bellagio and was worth every penny. Got 3rd row seats front center for $131.25 through ticketmaster using a link on the Bellagio website. There was a link there to save 25% and all i had to do was make a a free account.

We went to a show called the Mac King show. It was a comedy magic show and was kind of cheesy. It was cheap, entertaining, and it kept us off from the tables for a little bit. He had some pretty interesting tricks that made us wonder how he did them.

We went to the price is right "live" which has the same games as the TV show and they call up contestants from the audience. The nice thing is that they call up 4 new contestants each round instead of only 1. The showcase did have several trips as well as a car (although neither of them won).

We did the helicopter over the grand canyon as well and it was worth every penny. Would do it again in a heartbeat. We paid $249 per person and an extra $50 to sit up front. We used Papillion (http://www.papillon.com/). They picked us up from our hotel in a shuttle van and returned us a few hours later.

I asked earlier about playing and getting comped. We did get our rooms comped based on our play. (I wont write publicly what we actually played etc.)

Rented the car from thrifty. I checked kayak every few days starting about 2 weeks before our trip. The price seemed to go down every few days. Was originally $130 for the 4 days (all in). it dropped a few bucks every day until it was $92. Then it went back up and stayed up. Every time it dropped, i canceled the old and made a new reservation. I booked the "wild car" for an extra 2 bucks so i could have the option as well as the economy car. They offered me a grand marquis, so i just took the economy for $2 less.

If i think of anything else we did, ill update.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Cholentfresser on January 16, 2011, 07:07:03 PM
thanx for the report, David
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on January 19, 2011, 02:39:19 PM
I'm going to Vegas form 1/24-1/27 and have not booked a hotel yet. Anyone know any good deals for a nice hotel?

If you still need,

The venetian or the palazzo can be had at $129 per night:
http://www.palazzo.com/EPOJANY.aspx?utm_source=epojany&utm_medium=email&utm_name=janocc&om_u=JANOCC
http://www.venetian.com/pagesif.aspx?id=6198&utm_source=evojany&utm_medium=email&utm_name=janocc&CMP=JANOCC&om_u=JANOCC

Good deal IMO
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BrooklynCPA on May 25, 2011, 05:02:03 PM
I am thinking of going to Vegas in July. Does anyone know of and sick deals for suites at any of the few new top rated hotels???? Any help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on May 25, 2011, 07:16:20 PM
I am thinking of going to Vegas in July. Does anyone know of and sick deals for suites at any of the few new top rated hotels???? Any help would be appreciated.

http://www.thetwentydollartrick.com/
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BrooklynCPA on May 26, 2011, 09:29:12 AM
Thanx, Dealfinder!!

Where would I start looking for best possible deal to begin with? Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 26, 2011, 09:49:36 AM
You may want to try priceline/hotwire and then just do the $20 trick.
Using sites like betterbidding you may be able to figure out what hotel you will get.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tightbudget on May 29, 2011, 04:10:24 PM
i remember reading about a jewish car service in las vegas but cant find it. does anybody have any info on jewish car services?
Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stevenr on June 14, 2011, 03:22:18 PM
hello everyone i am looking to go to vegas in july, looking for different show ideas, if anyone has any suggestions? also if anyone has any deals they may know of in terms of hotel rooms and or shows. i like the palazzo but if anyone has any other ideas im all ears also what are the elite restaurants in vegas. thanks everone
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yissie on June 14, 2011, 11:13:31 PM
water show @  bellaggio is a must!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on June 14, 2011, 11:54:35 PM
guys i havent seen so much info on this im planning on going to vegas at then end of the summer for a weekend. anyone have info on shuls and if any are walkable from the strip?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: LAXtraveler on June 15, 2011, 02:17:38 AM
guys i havent seen so much info on this im planning on going to vegas at then end of the summer for a weekend. anyone have info on shuls and if any are walkable from the strip?

Here is the Chabad website: http://www.chabadlv.org/. I think that is the closest you'll find to the Strip, but it is still quite a walk. Don't forget that August temperatures in LV can be upwards of 100+ during the day and 90+ at night. Have a great time though, I love Vegas in all seasons.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on June 15, 2011, 08:42:31 AM
thats not close at all its 4 miles from the strip. any other reccomendations will prob be in vegas thursday-sunday
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 15, 2011, 09:09:48 AM
water show @  bellaggio is a must!

True, and the volcano at the mirage is a bigger must IMO.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 15, 2011, 09:26:30 AM
Shabbos in Hawaii= ;D
Shabbos in Vegas= :P
/.02
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on June 15, 2011, 09:56:11 AM
well im taking a road trip from denver -la and back and the only dates that work have me being in vegas for shabbos
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 15, 2011, 10:03:01 AM
well im taking a road trip from denver -la and back and the only dates that work have me being in vegas for shabbos
I hear ya' but I still wouldn't want to spend a shabbos on the strip. 
The strip seems more like the antithesis of shabbos.
I'd rather spend shabbos in the grand canyon in g-ds paradise and then spend sunday in vegas.  Oh wait I've done that ;)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on June 15, 2011, 10:05:44 AM
I hear ya' but I still wouldn't want to spend a shabbos on the strip. 
The strip seems more like the antithesis of shabbos.
I'd rather spend shabbos in the grand canyon in g-ds paradise and then spend sunday in vegas.  Oh wait I've done that ;)
well i was going to do vegas the way there and grand canyon the way back but maybe i will do the opposite are there minyanim by the grand canyon?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 15, 2011, 10:17:38 AM
are there minyanim by the grand canyon?
About as many as you'll be able to access from your hotel room on the strip.

Anyway how do you plan on leaving your hotel room on say the 50th floor of a vegas casino? 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on June 15, 2011, 10:22:40 AM
About as many as you'll be able to access from your hotel room on the strip.

Anyway how do you plan on leaving your hotel room on say the 50th floor of a vegas casino?
thats why i poist here for some good information thank you
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 15, 2011, 10:25:09 AM
thats why i poist here for some good information thank you
Which is why I gave you good information.  Don't stay on the strip for shabbos.
Better off staying in LA.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on June 15, 2011, 10:33:43 AM
Which is why I gave you good information.  Don't stay on the strip for shabbos.
Better off staying in LA.
Heres the story i cant leave Denver till wed august 10th and need to be back by like Thursday the 25th preferably Wednesday the 24th. I could leave Denver on wed and get to LA by fri but its 17 hrs of driving in like 2 days which i dont rly want to do. So maybe I will leave Denver on wed get to the grand canyon on thursday stay till sunday and get to la either mon or tuesday. Stay in La till sunday get to vegas on sunday stay till tuesday and get to denver on wed or thursday. What do u think of that plan?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 15, 2011, 10:39:15 AM
Heres the story i cant leave Denver till wed august 10th and need to be back by like Thursday the 25th preferably Wednesday the 24th. I could leave Denver on wed and get to LA by fri but its 17 hrs of driving in like 2 days which i dont rly want to do. So maybe I will leave Denver on wed get to the grand canyon on thursday stay till sunday and get to la either mon or tuesday. Stay in La till sunday get to vegas on sunday stay till tuesday and get to denver on wed or thursday. What do u think of that plan?
Sounds like a plan!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on June 15, 2011, 12:40:26 PM
I hear ya' but I still wouldn't want to spend a shabbos on the strip. 
The strip seems more like the antithesis of shabbos.
I'd rather spend shabbos in the grand canyon in g-ds paradise and then spend sunday in vegas.  Oh wait I've done that ;)
btw do u have a trip report on grand canyon?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 15, 2011, 12:54:23 PM
btw do u have a trip report on grand canyon?
Nope.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: YOSEF on June 17, 2011, 12:02:19 AM
There is actually a really nice community in LV. (I stayed there this past shabbos Chanuka.)
I believe the shul is a joint venture between YI and aish, and there is a hotel right there where you can spend shabbos.
I'm pretty sure they have a hospitality program, but I called people I know who live there, so I don't have experience on that end.
I think the Rabbi is named wein, (pronounced wine), and the community is on the west side of Vegas near Panini.

(This is just one of a few communities around Vegas.)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 17, 2011, 12:04:47 AM
It's not chassidish to go there for shabbos :)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ah41187 on June 28, 2011, 01:54:43 AM
I am looking to go to Las Vegas from july 10-12. I need two rooms, preferably in the Palazzo or Bellagio. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 28, 2011, 11:04:27 AM
Palazzo is cheaper with this link, http://tinyurl.com/PalazzoSale (HT: Dan)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lrgfc on August 23, 2011, 12:38:06 PM
I plan to to las vegas on Oct 2 to Oct 4. Is there any wonderful deals going on for flights,hotel and everything? thanks guys.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on August 23, 2011, 12:57:27 PM
I plan to to las vegas on Oct 2 to Oct 4. Is there any wonderful deals going on for flights,hotel and everything? thanks guys.
Just a friendly tip..if you want us to help you look for cheap flights, it'd be a good idea to share with us your departure city.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lrgfc on August 23, 2011, 01:09:09 PM
Just a friendly tip..if you want us to help you look for cheap flights, it'd be a good idea to share with us your departure city.

Sorry, I totally forgot while I was talking to BA reps...thanks mocha.

My departure city is houston. I plan to visit las vegas on Oct 2 and be back on Oct4 or 5. I have 51000 miles on BA account, 65000 miles on continental , 14000 points on SPG (thanks, dan, all my continental and BA miles comes from signup bonus from amex premiere gold card, and probably get another 10K for new business SPG).

I just want to get some advice how to fully arrange my trip and to use all my resources I have.  (I read dans trip notes but just wonder when was that awesome free Wynn package offer? i bet it is gone now)

awesome thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on August 23, 2011, 01:43:36 PM
Yes that deal that Dan got at the Wynn was over many moons ago.
I personally wouldn't waist miles on hotels as you can get very mice suites for very little money.

This is 25k Co miles + $10

Sun., Oct. 2, 2011 | Houston, TX (IAH - Intercontinental) to Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Depart: 2:25 p.m.   (1.5 hr stop in LAX)   Arrive 6:34 p.m

   
Wed., Oct. 5, 2011 | Las Vegas, NV (LAS) to Houston, TX (IAH - Intercontinental)
Depart: 12:35 p.m.   (1.5 hr stop in PHX)   Arrive: 7:47 p.m.


Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lrgfc on August 23, 2011, 01:55:50 PM
Yes that deal that Dan got at the Wynn was over many moons ago.
I personally wouldn't waist miles on hotels as you can get very mice suites for very little money.

This is 25k Co miles + $10

Sun., Oct. 2, 2011 | Houston, TX (IAH - Intercontinental) to Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
Depart: 2:25 p.m.   (1.5 hr stop in LAX)   Arrive 6:34 p.m

   
Wed., Oct. 5, 2011 | Las Vegas, NV (LAS) to Houston, TX (IAH - Intercontinental)
Depart: 12:35 p.m.   (1.5 hr stop in PHX)   Arrive: 7:47 p.m.

Thanks so much. Mocca.

I also checked SPG website.
The Westin Casuarina Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa. 4800 points+90usd /night. Is it worthy?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lrgfc on August 24, 2011, 01:58:51 PM
I just checked priceline, and MGM is now at $96/night for Tower Deluxe Queen Room or Deluxe king room between Oct 2- oct 5. any ideas??
Is there some awesome hotel deals going on between Oct 2 and 5 in las vegas? Any ortiz or priceline coupons? Thanks very much. Any information would be appreciated.

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lrgfc on August 30, 2011, 02:31:15 PM
any car rental deals between Oct2 and Oct 5?? Thanks so much.


Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: DovidR on September 18, 2011, 09:50:19 AM
Hi guys,
I'm looking for deals for flights and hotel at Las Vegas. We'd like to stay at either the Bellagio or the Venetian, possibly at the Wynn.
Direct flights only.
Leaving Boston on 2/19/12 and returning on 2/23.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: es21729 on September 21, 2011, 04:24:23 PM
Does anyone have information on how one can find babysitting help in Las Vegas? Is there a Chabad or some other organization that can help with this?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Curious :-) on October 24, 2011, 09:50:27 PM
Wynn bellagio or Venetian. Which would you pick and why. Been in the Venetian before and absolutely loved it!!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 24, 2011, 10:03:44 PM
Wynn bellagio or Venetian. Which would you pick and why. Been in the Venetian before and absolutely loved it!!
Encore.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Curious :-) on October 25, 2011, 05:03:16 PM
Know of any way toget cheaper rates?
Tia
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on October 25, 2011, 09:15:49 PM
Know of any way toget cheaper rates?
Tia
While I agree with Dan that the Encore is super awesome, sometimes you have to cut your losses with the rates. Jetsetter is currently having a sale for The Signature at MGM Grand - $100/nt, while the sale is only for another 5 days, availability goes through the end of Feb.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on November 22, 2011, 12:41:38 AM
DId any of you go to The Grand Canyon from Vegas? Did you take a tour or go yourself? How was it?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 22, 2011, 12:44:38 AM
I drove from LA-Grand Canyon-Las Vegas-LA.
Nice circle trip.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on November 22, 2011, 12:50:31 AM
In how much time? I think Im gonna go from la to palm springs, from palm springs to vegas, to grand canyon, then back to vegas then back to jfk!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 22, 2011, 12:56:41 AM
In how much time? I think Im gonna go from la to palm springs, from palm springs to vegas, to grand canyon, then back to vegas then back to jfk!
From Thursday night to Sunday night when I was in smicha in LA.
There is no road from palm springs to vegas, you need to do hefty backtracking.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on November 22, 2011, 01:03:40 AM
 :o I did not know....

How long will I travel from palm springs to vegas? Or palm springs to grand canyon?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on November 22, 2011, 06:02:49 PM
:o I did not know....

How long will I travel from palm springs to vegas? Or palm springs to grand canyon?

B'michilas k'vodcha...have you heard of Google Maps?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moshe80 on November 28, 2011, 11:16:02 PM
Any recommendations where to stay in Vegas? Are the hotels the same price when u walk in and online?
Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MLM on December 09, 2011, 01:47:12 AM
Looking to get a room at the palazzo from may 7 to the 15 any ideas how to get it cheap? Also any good deals for the different shows?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: moideha on December 20, 2011, 03:11:17 PM
Anyone going to the CES convention in early january? I'm sure that out of the 120,000+ participants there should be a few yidden... maybe even some dansdeals chassidim?

I'm traveling from monday 1/9 arriving 9AM, leaving on a red eye thursday night (really early friday).

Which restaurants are nearby? Best bang for your buck in terms of entertainment?

Any recommendations during a crazy convention like this? First one I attend...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on December 20, 2011, 05:29:41 PM
the chinese restaurant the something dragon is excellent
Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on December 22, 2011, 01:38:50 PM
Any recommendations for nice/cool hotels and casinos to check out? So far I've been to the bellagio Venetian ny ny MGM circus circus caesers palace the Excalibur treasure island  (might be forgetting a few)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: LAXtraveler on December 22, 2011, 01:39:51 PM
Check out Cosmopolitan and Aria for some of the newest places on the Strip.
Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on December 22, 2011, 01:53:29 PM
Thanks and are there any show type things that I should see by the hotels? (like bellagio water show or Atlantis story by caesars)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: LAXtraveler on December 22, 2011, 01:56:45 PM
Thanks and are there any show type things that I should see by the hotels? (like bellagio water show or Atlantis story by caesars)

For $$$:

Jersey Boys
Cirque du Soleil (any of them you might like)
La Reve (Wynn)
Blue Man Group (I think it's still at Venetian/Palazzo)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on January 01, 2012, 10:55:02 PM
i am thinking of going for  a 5 day vacation gonna do 3 days in las vages and thinking of going for 2 days to Hollywood CA ,does it pay to go? should i drive or take the bus?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on January 09, 2012, 12:30:58 AM
any promo odes for hotels in las vegas for 1/29.
thanks
Title: Any Kosher restaurants open past 10 in LV??? I'm hungry :(
Post by: mobobs770 on February 14, 2012, 12:46:51 AM
Anybody know of any kosher restaurants open past 10? Preferable meat... I just got in and haven't eaten all day...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on February 14, 2012, 12:56:49 AM
Looks like they all close at 10 or earlier except http://www.adarpizza.com which says to call..
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mobobs770 on February 14, 2012, 01:03:13 AM
Thx. but it looks like they're closed. How about a kosher grocery store? At this point I'm desperate
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on February 14, 2012, 01:13:32 AM
Have a look through this http://www.shamash.org/kosher/search.php
Title: Any shacharis minyonim in LV after 8am?
Post by: mobobs770 on February 14, 2012, 02:44:51 AM
Anybody know of any shacharis minyonim after 8am daily?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Benjosephs on March 09, 2012, 11:06:57 AM
Hey,

i'm stopping over in vegas for 3 days/ 2 nights on 4/3-4/5 with my wife. i'm thinking i should stay somewhere on the strip i know rooms are generally cheap in vegas but i also dont want to get stuck in a place where we'll regret. i found they have the luxor for about $45 a night.

Also is renting a car a good idea? or is everything walking distance? and i'm assuming its crazy to park and drive over there

Any help or tips are greatly appreciated!!  and if anyone has suggestions for a good magic or comedy shows please let us know!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 09, 2012, 11:11:02 AM
You definitely need a car (the decent kosher eateries are all a 20 minute drive away), lucky for you parking (even valet parking) is easy and free everywhere because the casinos all you want to spend your money gambling there!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Benjosephs on March 09, 2012, 11:28:44 AM
You definitely need a car (the decent kosher eateries are all a 20 minute drive away), lucky for you parking (even valet parking) is easy and free everywhere because the casinos all you want to spend your money gambling there!


Good to know! thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: LAXtraveler on March 09, 2012, 11:38:38 AM
Hey,

i'm stopping over in vegas for 3 days/ 2 nights on 4/3-4/5 with my wife. i'm thinking i should stay somewhere on the strip i know rooms are generally cheap in vegas but i also dont want to get stuck in a place where we'll regret. i found they have the luxor for about $45 a night.

Also is renting a car a good idea? or is everything walking distance? and i'm assuming its crazy to park and drive over there

Any help or tips are greatly appreciated!!  and if anyone has suggestions for a good magic or comedy shows please let us know!

I've heard some bad things about the Luxor, but you never really know. See if you can get a good rate at Bally's. They are right in the middle of the strip and not overpriced. If you want a nicer stay for a little more, I always like the Venetian/Palazzo or Wynn/Encore.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on March 09, 2012, 11:39:53 AM
I always like the Venetian/Palazzo or Wynn/Encore.
+1
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: rivkyw on March 09, 2012, 12:58:23 PM
I've heard some bad things about the Luxor, but you never really know. See if you can get a good rate at Bally's. They are right in the middle of the strip and not overpriced. If you want a nicer stay for a little more, I always like the Venetian/Palazzo or Wynn/Encore.

you can try priceline, name your own price. We got the Aria for about $89 a night. just put in 5 star hotel. Aria is a stunning modern hotel with amazing architecture.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: rivkyw on March 09, 2012, 12:59:05 PM
You definitely need a car (the decent kosher eateries are all a 20 minute drive away), lucky for you parking (even valet parking) is easy and free everywhere because the casinos all you want to spend your money gambling there!
but once you park somewhere its easier to walk from hotel to hotel than drive. its all on the same 2 blocks
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: rivkyw on March 09, 2012, 01:00:01 PM
Hey,

i'm stopping over in vegas for 3 days/ 2 nights on 4/3-4/5 with my wife. i'm thinking i should stay somewhere on the strip i know rooms are generally cheap in vegas but i also dont want to get stuck in a place where we'll regret. i found they have the luxor for about $45 a night.

Also is renting a car a good idea? or is everything walking distance? and i'm assuming its crazy to park and drive over there

Any help or tips are greatly appreciated!!  and if anyone has suggestions for a good magic or comedy shows please let us know!
definately see the O show. its amazing. you can get tickets on the street in these little stands. they sell them for all show almost 1/2 off sometimes.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 09, 2012, 01:04:25 PM
but once you park somewhere its easier to walk from hotel to hotel than drive. its all on the same 2 blocks
Sure, but those "2 blocks" to get from the Encore (which is an incredible hotel btw) to the MGM are well over 2 miles of hard walking up and down staircases and other obstacles.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on May 01, 2012, 09:55:47 PM
Any deals now to get a nice room on the strip? Need 2 or 3 rooms starting tom night thru motzei shabbos

ETA: Any help finding something soon would be greatly appreciated :)
Title: Re: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on May 02, 2012, 02:17:08 AM
Any deals now to get a nice room on the strip? Need 2 or 3 rooms starting tom night thru motzei shabbos

ETA: Any help finding something soon would be greatly appreciated :)
Shabbos on the strip?
Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on May 02, 2012, 04:25:09 AM
Shabbos on the strip?

Not for a yid. Not looking anymore
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: LA2NYC on July 15, 2012, 04:00:21 PM
Going to Vegas this Tues-Fri with my wife - any suggestions for activities that we should make sure to see? What's the best Coffee Bean location in Vegas?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 17, 2012, 02:14:18 PM
Anyone been at the Aria lately? I just read some nasty reviews and curious if anyone has any experiences good/bad there.
I may cancel my reservation based on these reviews.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zek on July 17, 2012, 02:17:18 PM
Anyone been at the Aria lately? I just read some nasty reviews and curious if anyone has any experiences good/bad there.
I may cancel my reservation based on these reviews.
It's a nice 5* hotel. If the price is $100 or less you got a good deal. No reason to change.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 17, 2012, 02:23:04 PM
$250 for Corner suite - city view. (plus $100 resort credit). Too much?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2012, 02:29:10 PM
Way too much.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: vegas1 on July 17, 2012, 02:36:17 PM
NEED HELP CHOOSING A HOTEL IN VEGAS:
I plan on spending my entire time at the SPA & POOL. Of course I want a nice room/suite with large king bed.
Traveling with my wife.
Which hotel would you recommend if those are the only three factors?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zek on July 17, 2012, 02:36:53 PM
$250 for Corner suite - city view. (plus $100 resort credit). Too much?
Way too much. You could probably book a $100 room and use the $20 trick to get an upgrade
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 17, 2012, 02:37:37 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zek on July 17, 2012, 02:38:23 PM
NEED HELP CHOOSING A HOTEL IN VEGAS:
I plan on spending my entire time at the SPA & POOL. Of course I want a nice room/suite with large king bed.
Traveling with my wife.
Which hotel would you recommend if those are the only three factors?
Question is way too vague. But MGM is a nice mid-level hotel that fits this description since they have awesome pools.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 17, 2012, 02:41:20 PM
Now I'm upset. I just cancelled my Groupon for the Green Valley Ranch, last week. Was too quick to cancel it. I was there before. Loved the SPA. HATED the room. Wanted to try something different this time. Oh Well.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 17, 2012, 02:43:53 PM
Quote
But MGM is a nice mid-level hotel that fits this description since they have awesome pools.

MGM has better pools & SPA then Mandalay Bay or Ceasars? Both are low priced with good pools & SPAs, no?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zek on July 17, 2012, 02:46:21 PM
MGM has better pools & SPA then Mandalay Bay or Ceasars? Both are low priced with good pools & SPAs, no?
I can't speak for the spas since I've never used them but the MGM pool area in my opinion is better than Ceasars and comparible to Mandalay. Mandalay is slightly a more kid friendly and more crowded.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 17, 2012, 03:12:10 PM
ZEK, What's you favorite Vegas Hotel?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2012, 03:14:17 PM
We loved the Encore, of course it (and the wynn) was free for AMEX Plat card holders when we went.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BrooklynCPA on July 18, 2012, 10:33:46 AM
$250 for Corner suite - city view. (plus $100 resort credit). Too much?
There is no reason to pay $250 for any Vegas hotel!!!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 18, 2012, 11:53:51 AM
OK, I cancelled the reservation. Now I have 2 weeks to choose :-(
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zek on July 18, 2012, 01:00:40 PM
OK, I cancelled the reservation. Now I have 2 weeks to choose :-(
I would look at smartervegas.com  aparently that's where the deals are.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 23, 2012, 09:54:50 AM
Just booked an upgraded suite @ the Encore for under $150/night - thanks.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BrooklynCPA on July 23, 2012, 11:10:49 AM
Just booked an upgraded suite @ the Encore for under $150/night - thanks.

Now we're talking!!!!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2012, 12:29:06 PM
Just booked an upgraded suite @ the Encore for under $150/night - thanks.
You will love it.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 23, 2012, 12:34:47 PM
Thanks again.
Now I have to find a way to get cheaper SPA rates  >:( for the wife.
I'm not ready to spent $300 for a 45 minute massage.
I havent seen any Groupons for SPA treatments in hotels on the strip.
Any suggestions where to look?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: LAXtraveler on July 23, 2012, 12:40:08 PM
Just booked an upgraded suite @ the Encore for under $150/night - thanks.

Did you end up using smartervegas?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 23, 2012, 12:43:23 PM
No. A Travel Agent.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: LAXtraveler on July 23, 2012, 12:44:55 PM
No. A Travel Agent.

Do you mind sharing who you used?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 23, 2012, 02:17:46 PM
Of course not. His name is Akiva 443-801-9170
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 23, 2012, 05:48:52 PM
The Venetian is a great hotel with very nice pools and spa. the pricing is very reasonable as well!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 24, 2012, 08:53:15 AM
Been there. Never been to the Aria or Wynn/Encore.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on July 24, 2012, 08:55:39 AM
Thanks again.
Now I have to find a way to get cheaper SPA rates  >:( for the wife.
I'm not ready to spent $300 for a 45 minute massage.
I havent seen any Groupons for SPA treatments in hotels on the strip.
Any suggestions where to look?
the Venetian spa takes spafinder gc's
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 24, 2012, 09:25:50 AM
hmm..
Let me look into that.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on July 24, 2012, 09:39:28 AM
hmm..
Let me look into that.
Thanks!
np
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ganizzy on August 20, 2012, 10:23:58 PM
we went to see the venetian. entered from the parking lot (not main entrance)

someone stopped us and offered us a free 3 night stay at the venetian within the next 12 months (besides a $15 a night resort fee)
catch is to hear a timeshare presentation at the grandview (with a limo shuttle there and back)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lechaim2life on December 06, 2012, 04:45:02 PM
Going to Vegas 1/19 - 1/23. Through AmexPlat FHR price for the Wynn is $267nt with 4th night free (comes out to $200nt for 4 nights). Of course, all other FHR benefits are included (room upgrade, $100 Spa credit, etc.). Is this a good deal? 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sweety on December 26, 2012, 03:01:41 PM
any kosher restaurants in las vegas not to be missed?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 18, 2013, 01:10:12 AM
So I am looking at hotel options in Vegas fro mid-February and, after some research, it seems to me like the best option would be the Signature at MGM Grand (http://www.signaturemgmgrand.com/?kbid=146588&sub=sSkgu2r3M|pcrid|15853433666) for about $85 a night.

The only other option would be the Wynn for $122 using this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=24368.msg392391#msg392391) for a 'Deluxe resort king" which I found out upon calling that it only includes one bed and no sofa pull-out bed (we have a 4Yo and a 2YO)..
Upgrading to the next size room which comes with just 2 queen beds would already cost $200..
I doubt spending $200 at Wynn vs $85 at MGM justifies. Especially considering the fact that MGM is ranked #10 on Tripadvisor, just below the Encore and Wynn...
Not to mention that Wynn charges for parking on top of it.
Don't mind not staying at the strip (MGM is about a mile away), especially due to the fact that I can just drive up to the strip and park for free virtually anywhere.

All this is what I gather but not from experience. If someone with experience would chime in and confirm if all this makes sense I would greatly appreciate it.
Are the Wynn basic rooms takeh compact? Is it an EXPERIENCE in itself worth the money or just a very nice hotel?
Anyone stayed at the Signature MGM and can share their experience?

Thanks.

PS. If there are any good deals to be caught now that include top hotels please share as well!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: LAXtraveler on January 20, 2013, 12:52:23 AM
So I am looking at hotel options in Vegas fro mid-February and, after some research, it seems to me like the best option would be the Signature at MGM Grand (http://www.signaturemgmgrand.com/?kbid=146588&sub=sSkgu2r3M|pcrid|15853433666) for about $85 a night.

The only other option would be the Wynn for $122 using this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=24368.msg392391#msg392391) for a 'Deluxe resort king" which I found out upon calling that it only includes one bed and no sofa pull-out bed (we have a 4Yo and a 2YO)..
Upgrading to the next size room which comes with just 2 queen beds would already cost $200..
I doubt spending $200 at Wynn vs $85 at MGM justifies. Especially considering the fact that MGM is ranked #10 on Tripadvisor, just below the Encore and Wynn...
Not to mention that Wynn charges for parking on top of it.
Don't mind not staying at the strip (MGM is about a mile away), especially due to the fact that I can just drive up to the strip and park for free virtually anywhere.

All this is what I gather but not from experience. If someone with experience would chime in and confirm if all this makes sense I would greatly appreciate it.
Are the Wynn basic rooms takeh compact? Is it an EXPERIENCE in itself worth the money or just a very nice hotel?
Anyone stayed at the Signature MGM and can share their experience?

Thanks.

PS. If there are any good deals to be caught now that include top hotels please share as well!

The Wynn basic rooms are not compact but they aren't huge either. So they may not suit you well if you have a couple kids with you. It is a nice hotel, but not sure its worth so much more than the Signature when you're bringing your kids along anyway.

Parking at the Wynn is free, so not sure why you would think otherwise.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on January 20, 2013, 01:22:01 AM
So I am looking at hotel options in Vegas fro mid-February and, after some research, it seems to me like the best option would be the Signature at MGM Grand (http://www.signaturemgmgrand.com/?kbid=146588&sub=sSkgu2r3M|pcrid|15853433666) for about $85 a night.

The only other option would be the Wynn for $122 using this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=24368.msg392391#msg392391) for a 'Deluxe resort king" which I found out upon calling that it only includes one bed and no sofa pull-out bed (we have a 4Yo and a 2YO)..
Upgrading to the next size room which comes with just 2 queen beds would already cost $200..
I doubt spending $200 at Wynn vs $85 at MGM justifies. Especially considering the fact that MGM is ranked #10 on Tripadvisor, just below the Encore and Wynn...
Not to mention that Wynn charges for parking on top of it.
Don't mind not staying at the strip (MGM is about a mile away), especially due to the fact that I can just drive up to the strip and park for free virtually anywhere.

All this is what I gather but not from experience. If someone with experience would chime in and confirm if all this makes sense I would greatly appreciate it.
Are the Wynn basic rooms takeh compact? Is it an EXPERIENCE in itself worth the money or just a very nice hotel?
Anyone stayed at the Signature MGM and can share their experience?

Thanks.

PS. If there are any good deals to be caught now that include top hotels please share as well!

We stayed at the Signature @ MGM during the free Vegas deal with our 3 kids.  It's an all suites hotel which is nice and you don't need to walk through a casino which we didn't want to do with our kids.  The bathroom was huge  - we put our baby in there - they provided a full-size crib (and the toilet was in a separate room), and had a separate TV which was a plus for us - we were able to sleep in in the morning and our kids were still entertained.  I don't think it's a mile from the strip - I remember being able to walk to the strip with kids.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 20, 2013, 02:09:11 AM
We stayed at the Signature @ MGM during the free Vegas deal with our 3 kids.  It's an all suites hotel which is nice and you don't need to walk through a casino which we didn't want to do with our kids.  The bathroom was huge  - we put our baby in there - they provided a full-size crib (and the toilet was in a separate room), and had a separate TV which was a plus for us - we were able to sleep in in the morning and our kids were still entertained.  I don't think it's a mile from the strip - I remember being able to walk to the strip with kids.
Thanks for the input.
Booked it and have more than two weeks to cancel it in the even that I find a good deal on one of the "special" hotels.
I actually booked the "balcony" room which is supposed to be the bigger size, do you remember what type you had?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on January 20, 2013, 02:15:09 AM
Thanks for the input.
Booked it and have more than two weeks to cancel it in the even that I find a good deal on one of the "special" hotels.
I actually booked the "balcony" room which is supposed to be the bigger size, do you remember what type you had?
It had a balcony.  Did the $20 trick and got upgraded to a balcony room on a high floor.  Was hoping for a separate bedroom :-(
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 20, 2013, 02:44:47 AM
Was hoping for a separate bedroom :-(
It seems like they have one (http://www.signaturemgmgrand.com/suites/signature-two-bedroom-balcony-suite.aspx) and hopefully I'll be able to buy my way into it with a $20..
Although from the video they look like two separate apartments... Maybe I should pack my baby monitor :P
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on January 20, 2013, 02:48:27 AM
It seems like they have one (http://www.signaturemgmgrand.com/suites/signature-two-bedroom-balcony-suite.aspx) and hopefully I'll be able to buy my way into it with a $20..
Although from the video they look like two separate apartments... Maybe I should pack my baby monitor :P
I would have been happy with a one bedroom.  Ours was a junior suite with a half wall between bed and sitting area.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 20, 2013, 02:50:38 AM
balcony
junior suite
So which one did you have?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on January 20, 2013, 02:51:38 AM
So which one did you have?
I think it was called a junior suite + had a balcony.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 20, 2013, 02:58:01 AM
I think it was called a junior suite + had a balcony.
Kitchenette or full-size kitchen? 1 or two bathrooms?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on January 20, 2013, 02:59:47 AM
Kitchenette or full-size kitchen? 1 or two bathrooms?
kitchenette. 1.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 20, 2013, 03:01:04 AM
kitchenette. 1.
:( I think you wasted $20 unfortunately.
That's their most basic room AFAIK.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on January 20, 2013, 03:03:15 AM
:( I think you wasted $20 unfortunately.
That's their most basic room AFAIK.
I know.  But he didn't offer to give it back :-(
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 20, 2013, 03:05:37 AM
I know.  But he didn't offer to give it back :-(
What did you say as you handed it?
(Still wondering what I should or shouldn't ;) say)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on January 20, 2013, 03:11:16 AM
What did you say as you handed it?
(Still wondering what I should or shouldn't ;) say)
"I would love to get a suite with a separate bedroom."
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 20, 2013, 03:20:12 AM
"I would love to get a suite with a separate bedroom."
Ouch! Too blatant. Also, did you realize that you were requesting a double-upgrade in the process?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on January 20, 2013, 03:29:43 AM
Ouch! Too blatant. Also, did you realize that you were requesting a double-upgrade in the process?
What was the double upgrade?  It's an all-suite hotel.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 20, 2013, 03:35:22 AM
What was the double upgrade?  It's an all-suite hotel.
Just click on the link I provided earlier and see the different rooms and you'll see what I mean.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on January 20, 2013, 03:42:11 AM
Just click on the link I provided earlier and see the different rooms and you'll see what I mean.
We had the signature deluxe suite. Was asking for the 1 bedroom.  What's the double upgrade?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 20, 2013, 03:43:58 AM
We had the signature deluxe suite. Was asking for the 1 bedroom.  What's the double upgrade?
From what you wrote above I would understand that you were asking for the double balcony..
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on January 22, 2013, 06:20:04 PM
Alot of great deals at http://www.smartervegas.com/unlisted-deals.aspx (http://www.smartervegas.com/unlisted-deals.aspx).  I got a suite at TheHotel for mid feb for 2 nights for ~$300 and it includes 2 tickets to one of 6 shows. We 're going to KA.  Not the best seats but still even the cheap ka tickets are lik 70-90, so it works out great for me and my wife.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on January 22, 2013, 06:22:14 PM
Ouch! Too blatant. Also, did you realize that you were requesting a double-upgrade in the process?
From what i've read there's nothing wrong with being blunt.  Be polite, and say what you want - your not buying drugs!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 22, 2013, 10:37:08 PM
From what i've read there's nothing wrong with being blunt.  Be polite, and say what you want - your not buying drugs!
Who said anything about wrong? But you do want to get the upgrade, no? ;)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on January 23, 2013, 06:33:32 AM
Who said anything about wrong? But you do want to get the upgrade, no? ;)
What's wrong with handing over the money and politely asking for what you want? How else can you get it?  If you just hand over the money and say nothing they won't know what you want...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 23, 2013, 12:04:14 PM
What's wrong with handing over the money and politely asking for what you want? How else can you get it?  If you just hand over the money and say nothing they won't know what you want...
You say it among other things.
#shmooze
Title: Need help finding hotel for feb 17-21
Post by: mobobs770 on January 25, 2013, 12:32:25 AM
I'm going to LV between feb 17-21. I tried looking for hotels but the rates are outrageously high. Nothing like what people are posting in the forums, so I figured I'd ask for some help finding them. I don't care for anything fancy. I just need a room (or two rooms) and two beds, preferably on the strip or very close. If it's not a big difference in price I'd rather stay at one of the better hotels.
Title: Need help finding hotel for feb 17-21
Post by: mobobs770 on January 25, 2013, 12:37:36 AM
i called amex platinum concierge and they suggested south point casino hotel at a price of $414 for the stay. Does anybody have any experience with this place? Is it any good? Like I mentioned before, if I can find something that is nice for a bit more I don't mind paying more.
Title: Need help finding hotel for feb 17-21
Post by: mobobs770 on January 25, 2013, 01:11:49 AM
I just checked priceline and see two hotels in the $200-$250 range, the Tropicana and the South Point. Anybody have any experience with any of these? They're both rated at four stars...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on January 25, 2013, 10:16:10 AM
have you tried smartervegas.com? I got a great deal on thehotel.  they have great rates on mandaly bay and a bunch of others as well.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 26, 2013, 11:31:12 PM
I'm going to LV between feb 17-21. I tried looking for hotels but the rates are outrageously high. Nothing like what people are posting in the forums, so I figured I'd ask for some help finding them. I don't care for anything fancy. I just need a room (or two rooms) and two beds, preferably on the strip or very close. If it's not a big difference in price I'd rather stay at one of the better hotels.
How many nights?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mobobs770 on January 27, 2013, 11:18:09 PM
four nights
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 28, 2013, 12:04:19 AM
four nights
Sorry missed the dates on your earlier post..
I assume you are looking for something more than just a basic motel, otherwise you wouldn't be posting here...

You can have a room at the Golden Nugget (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g45963-d91828-Reviews-Golden_Nugget-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html) for $321 from Kayak.com or Hotels.com, you have till about a week prior to the trip to cancel for free.
That's the best I came up with for a decent hotel (4 stars), it's not on the strip but not far from it but I wouldn't worry to much about parking based on this:
lucky for you parking (even valet parking) is easy and free everywhere because the casinos all you want to spend your money gambling there!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mobobs770 on January 31, 2013, 08:49:12 PM
Both the South Point and the Tropicana are four stars. I found rates for the tropicana starting at $44/night and the southpoint at $62. Has anyone stayed at any of these? Is one better than the other?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on January 31, 2013, 08:55:35 PM
Both the South Point and the Tropicana are four stars. I found rates for the tropicana starting at $44/night and the southpoint at $62. Has anyone stayed at any of these? Is one better than the other?
Tripadvisor.com
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 03, 2013, 06:37:21 AM
Both the South Point and the Tropicana are four stars. I found rates for the tropicana starting at $44/night and the southpoint at $62. Has anyone stayed at any of these? Is one better than the other?
Everything on the strip is four stars or more.  Some are just bigger stars .  I've heard very mixed reviews of tropicana.  Did you check the luxor not in the pyramids is supposed to be nice.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on February 04, 2013, 10:47:51 PM
Does anyone know if tickets to different shows are worth purchasing on the spot or are there better deals if bought on certain sites online?
If online is better, which sites?

TIA!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on February 04, 2013, 11:26:26 PM
Does anyone know if tickets to different shows are worth purchasing on the spot or are there better deals if bought on certain sites online?
If online is better, which sites?

TIA!

I usually go to the "tix2tonight booths" day of the show they offer a nice discount
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on February 05, 2013, 12:10:37 AM
Everything on the strip is four stars or more.  Some are just bigger stars .  I've heard very mixed reviews of tropicana.  Did you check the luxor not in the pyramids is supposed to be nice.

I wouldn't push it.... The Tropicana is not a 4 star hotel
Title: Las Vegas
Post by: judahk88 on February 11, 2013, 02:13:23 PM
I am looking to book a trip for my wife and I in June. Any advice which hotel is nice?
Title: Re: Las Vegas
Post by: sky121 on February 11, 2013, 02:14:21 PM
I am looking to book a trip for my wife and I in June. Any advice which hotel is nice?

Welcome to the forums. Normally you'd want to post this in the appropriate thread though I am sure a Mod will move it over soon enough.

I've never been to Vegas myself but my friends tend to stay at the Belaggio or The Venetian.

Title: Re: Las Vegas
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 11, 2013, 02:14:43 PM
I am looking to book a trip for my wife and I in June. Any advice which hotel is nice?
The Bellagio is nice
Title: Re: Las Vegas
Post by: judahk88 on February 11, 2013, 02:26:54 PM
Welcome to the forums. Normally you'd want to post this in the appropriate thread though I am sure a Mod will move it over soon enough.

I've never been to Vegas myself but my friends tend to stay at the Belaggio or The Venetian.
My bad. Getting used to this. Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas
Post by: Proisrael on February 11, 2013, 02:40:33 PM
Elara is probably the number one hotel.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on February 11, 2013, 02:41:45 PM
Anyone know what the best hotel to stay in is? I want to go in June and stay for a about 4 nights.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on February 11, 2013, 02:54:09 PM
Anyone know what the best hotel to stay in is? I want to go in June and stay for a about 4 nights.

depends on the atmosphere and area you prefer..
i go to vegas twice a year and have stayed at all the hotels and now i only stay at the manadarin, theres no casino and the atmosphere is quieter and the people are more normal as opposed to some of the other nuts you get at the other hotels..
if you like trendyand young atmosphere than the cosmopoliatn works
the venetian is great because the coffee bean in the hotel is kosher
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 13, 2013, 06:08:22 PM
Anyone know what the best hotel to stay in is? I want to go in June and stay for a about 4 nights.
I just got back from 2d/3n in vegas, and we stayed at TheHotel at Mandalay Bay. I think by June it will be Delano Las Vegas. Regardless of the name it was great.  We booked TheSuite http://www.mandalaybay.com/accommodations/thehotel/thesuite/ (http://www.mandalaybay.com/accommodations/thehotel/thesuite/) and when we got in I gave the agent my CC and license and attempted to give him a $20 (his name was Brian, a young asian man) and asked if we could get an upgrade and a late checkout.  He did not want to take the money and i insisted and he refused, so i just left it on the counter.  The agent next to him said wait to give it to see if he can do anything for you, and I said even if he can't it's still his. Regardless, he upgraded us to a V Suite http://www.mandalaybay.com/accommodations/thehotel/v-suite/ (http://www.mandalaybay.com/accommodations/thehotel/v-suite/) on the 34th floor and gave us a 3PM checkout.
The suite was gorgeous, the hotel really clean and nice and very quiet.  The casino is really nice with very high ceilings (30-40 feet high), very much NOT claustrophobic (compare to Harrah's whose ceilings are as high as Schick's catering hall in Brooklyn)
I STRONGLY recommend renting a car, especially if you keep kosher as the kosher restaurants are all about 25 minutes away with 3 or 4 exceptions.  Regardless of kosher, just getting around the strip can take a while if you are walking and driving, especially in 100 degree summer is easier.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 14, 2013, 01:25:45 AM
Anyone ever stay at the Westin next to Lake Las Vegas
http://www.westinlakelasvegas.com/

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 14, 2013, 08:17:31 PM
Anyone ever stay at the Westin next to Lake Las Vegas
http://www.westinlakelasvegas.com/

Thoughts?

30 min drive to center strip...
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=westin+lake+las+vegas&daddr=Las+vegas+blvd+and+flamingo+road&hl=en&sll=36.069141,-115.05348&sspn=0.135286,0.264187&geocode=FeXgJgIdb0Qm-SEpUrdMIPkChylvVaA-9NfIgDEpUrdMIPkChw%3BFUoRJwIdvZki-SmjSIBEOsTIgDEagdp4JyWfOw&gl=us&mra=ps&t=m&z=13 (https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=westin+lake+las+vegas&daddr=Las+vegas+blvd+and+flamingo+road&hl=en&sll=36.069141,-115.05348&sspn=0.135286,0.264187&geocode=FeXgJgIdb0Qm-SEpUrdMIPkChylvVaA-9NfIgDEpUrdMIPkChw%3BFUoRJwIdvZki-SmjSIBEOsTIgDEagdp4JyWfOw&gl=us&mra=ps&t=m&z=13)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on February 14, 2013, 08:38:09 PM
going in a month, besides seeing a show and casinos...wats there to do there?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 14, 2013, 11:11:36 PM
30 min drive to center strip...
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=westin+lake+las+vegas&daddr=Las+vegas+blvd+and+flamingo+road&hl=en&sll=36.069141,-115.05348&sspn=0.135286,0.264187&geocode=FeXgJgIdb0Qm-SEpUrdMIPkChylvVaA-9NfIgDEpUrdMIPkChw%3BFUoRJwIdvZki-SmjSIBEOsTIgDEagdp4JyWfOw&gl=us&mra=ps&t=m&z=13 (https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=westin+lake+las+vegas&daddr=Las+vegas+blvd+and+flamingo+road&hl=en&sll=36.069141,-115.05348&sspn=0.135286,0.264187&geocode=FeXgJgIdb0Qm-SEpUrdMIPkChylvVaA-9NfIgDEpUrdMIPkChw%3BFUoRJwIdvZki-SmjSIBEOsTIgDEagdp4JyWfOw&gl=us&mra=ps&t=m&z=13)
Understood, but I'd only be staying for a night, and then heading up to Bryce and Ziyon.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 15, 2013, 08:38:23 AM
Understood, but I'd only be staying for a night, and then heading up to Bryce and Ziyon.
Seems expensive for one night...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 16, 2013, 01:55:29 PM
Seems expensive for one night...
But if I can get it for $80 w/ the BRG + 2k for the BRG + the stay credit, it might be worth it.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on February 19, 2013, 09:13:27 AM
The chinese place closed down. Getting tougher to eat kosher here the service at all the testaurants stink.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 19, 2013, 09:26:58 AM
The chinese place closed down. Getting tougher to eat kosher here the service at all the testaurants stink.
The dairy place (Panini girll) was really good.  Not very impressed with Jerusalem Grill. The reviews said it was great, but coming from NYC I am not very impressed with shwarma, and that seems to be all the locals eat as other than Haifa (which is abysmal), there are at least 3 shwarama places.  Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in the Veneitian at the food court makes egg and cheese - I STRONGLY recommend the Jalapeno Cheddar bagel. It's kick ass and 100X better than the sorry excuse they make in the NYC stores.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 19, 2013, 10:16:49 AM
The dairy place (Panini girll) was really good.  Not very impressed with Jerusalem Grill. The reviews said it was great, but coming from NYC I am not very impressed with shwarma, and that seems to be all the locals eat as other than Haifa (which is abysmal), there are at least 3 shwarama places.  Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in the Veneitian at the food court makes egg and cheese - I STRONGLY recommend the Jalapeno Cheddar bagel. It's kick ass and 100X better than the sorry excuse they make in the NYC stores.
You just piqued my interest.
The Veneitian has a kosher place that has jalapeno bagels??
Better Bagels in CLE used to have them, and I still miss them to this day.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 19, 2013, 12:56:01 PM
You just piqued my interest.
The Veneitian has a kosher place that has jalapeno bagels??
Better Bagels in CLE used to have them, and I still miss them to this day.
Every CB&TL on the west coast is kosher under vaad of LA.  Even the ones in the middle of nowhere.  They make the best Jalapeno Cheddar bagels.
There are actually 2 in the venetian, like a 90 second walk apart. 

Not to mention a kosher Krspy Kreme in the excalibur.  I had forgotten how good they are.  Totally blow DD out of the water.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 19, 2013, 02:01:57 PM
The chinese place closed down. Getting tougher to eat kosher here the service at all the testaurants stink.
Shame, shame.
I think I kept that place in business for a while with the Vegas deal.

Better Bagels in CLE used to have them, and I still miss them to this day.
Bagel Shoppe in CLE makes excellent Jalapeno bagels.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Drago on February 20, 2013, 05:00:46 AM

Shame, shame.
I think I kept that place in business for a while with the Vegas deal.
Bagel Shoppe in CLE makes excellent Jalapeno bagels.
Great to know! I'll be back for Pesach, so I'll have to try them out afterwards.
For a decade now, e/t I go to a bagel shop, I always request jalapeno, and they never have.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on February 20, 2013, 09:19:30 AM
Haifa for sure has a different menu for when the shows are in town. Absolute joke. Soup $10, entrees $25 for small kebob stick.
Jerusalem grill is too crazy you end up waiting a while.
I have a car so il try sababba to tonight.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 20, 2013, 09:41:33 AM
Haifa for sure has a different menu for when the shows are in town.

What do you mean?  Shows are always in town.

Jerusalem grill is too crazy you end up waiting a while.
I have a car so il try sababba to tonight.

We didn't wait long at Jerusalem Grill, however the food was nothign special, the waitress was just off the plane from israel and didn't understand half our questions (my wife is pregnant and we were trying to find out if the mousse had raw eggs and she had no idea what raw meant.  When we first asked she disappeared for 10 minutes and acted like we never asked a question, the next time she said yes the cake has eggs in it. Finally a manager/owner came and said it's from a bakery so they didn't know).
Also, it's a good thing we were going to P&T @ The Rio which is like 8 minutes away cuz there was something in the shwarma that went right through me.  Wouldn;t have made it more than 15 minutes ::)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on February 28, 2013, 04:36:35 PM
hi I see this was asked before but did not see a response.
did anyone stay at South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa it has great reviews but seems very under priced also no resort fee.
I just want to know whats the catch?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 28, 2013, 07:41:52 PM
hi I see this was asked before but did not see a response.
did anyone stay at South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa it has great reviews but seems very under priced also no resort fee.
I just want to know whats the catch?
Not on the strip at all.  It's on LV Blvd, but the strip begins at mandalay bay(~Hacienda Ave) with the center at flamingo.  South point is 5.5 mi from Mandalay Bay and 7 miles from Flamingo rd.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on March 01, 2013, 02:14:37 AM
Not on the strip at all.  It's on LV Blvd, but the strip begins at mandalay bay(~Hacienda Ave) with the center at flamingo.  South point is 5.5 mi from Mandalay Bay and 7 miles from Flamingo rd.
OK I am renting a car so location on the strip is not that important. is this place nice it seems under-priced(even for its location)?
oh and they offer Complimentary wireless Internet access! all the other ones are charging for it (and no resort fee)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on March 01, 2013, 09:12:22 AM
Seems OK.  Luxor has same prices and it's on the strip.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on March 02, 2013, 08:28:37 PM
Seems OK.  Luxor has same prices and it's on the strip.
for my dates luxor was double the price and they hit you with a resort fee. plus I stayed there once(mistake I stayed in the pyramid) it wasn't great. although the non pyramid rooms are supposed to be better.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on March 09, 2013, 10:23:51 PM
any kosher food near the strip?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: businessmachine on March 10, 2013, 12:22:12 AM
Theres a pizza shop not too far....its pretty bad and expensive but its kosher
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: LAXtraveler on March 10, 2013, 12:56:44 AM
any kosher food near the strip?

Adar Pizza on Sahara (I think).

Theres a pizza shop not too far....its pretty bad and expensive but its kosher

I thought it was pretty good the few times I was there.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on March 10, 2013, 07:51:35 PM
any kosher food near the strip?
coffe bean in venitian
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on March 10, 2013, 08:54:10 PM
coffe bean in venitian

Thanks. Actually staying there. I saw it.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: RT on March 20, 2013, 12:38:53 PM
Other than the Pannini grill, pizza place and Coffee Bean, anything else kosher and decent?
Need good place for dinner tonight
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on March 20, 2013, 05:42:51 PM
Other than the Pannini grill, pizza place and Coffee Bean, anything else kosher and decent?
Need good place for dinner tonight

haifa, jerusalem grill, sababa
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on March 23, 2013, 11:09:38 PM
haifa, jerusalem grill, sababa
jerusalem grill as another poster posted it is decent food service is horrible they make you feel unwelcome,rude israeli's(NOT ALL ISRAELI'S ARE RUDE)JUST THESE. would not recommend.
sababa is a great place food is excellent the isralies are very nice there, very welcoming. highly recommended.(it is far from strip)
adar pizza is good food put really expensive.

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on April 14, 2013, 02:09:20 PM
What is the best mileage/points to use for a flight to Vegas? I have about 100k UA, 100K BA and about 80k UR. TIA
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on April 18, 2013, 12:42:27 PM
What is the best mileage/points to use for a flight to Vegas? I have about 100k UA, 100K BA and about 80k UR. TIA
Depends on what ticket prices are and what the mileage rates are. I went in Feb and tickets were about 300-350 and I was able to do 2 tickets for 25K skymiles each.

BA might be able to land you on AA, but I'm not sure if NYC-LAS ever falls into the 12.5K roundtrip category.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on April 22, 2013, 10:30:25 PM
Has anyone stayed in the Aria resort? I heard from a few people that the Venetian is the place to go, but Aria looks nice as well.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on April 22, 2013, 10:52:15 PM
Has anyone stayed in the Aria resort? I heard from a few people that the Venetian is the place to go, but Aria looks nice as well.
Honestly theres nothing like the mandarin, nice and quiet has no casino
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 23, 2013, 08:43:49 AM
Has anyone stayed in the Aria resort? I heard from a few people that the Venetian is the place to go, but Aria looks nice as well.
IMO, the Venetian is the best place.
Title: Is it good to use Amex points for booking a hotel in Las Vegas? or pay cash ?
Post by: goals^n^dreams on April 23, 2013, 07:06:20 PM
I am looking for a hotel in Las Vegas at the end of May 31st to Jun 2nd. I have Hyatt (640k), Hilton (300k), and Amex MR (156k) points. So which one should I use for the best value? Thank you very much!

I have searched for a hotel in Vegas. The price is so expensive. If I book for weekday, the price is only around 60$ a night (from Sunday to Thursday). However, if I book weekend, the price is around 250$ a night (from Fri to Sat). It is really expensive. I can only go for weekend only. That's why I need some help. I dont know is it wise to use Amex point to book or not? I really dont want to waste the Amex points. I think Amex points are good for flight but not sure.
Title: Re: Is it good to use Amex points for booking a hotel in Las Vegas? or pay cash ?
Post by: MEIR613 on April 23, 2013, 07:08:27 PM
I am looking for a hotel in Las Vegas at the end of May 31st to Jun 2nd. I have Hyatt (640k), Hilton (300k), and Amex MR (156k) points. So which one should I use for the best value? Thank you very much!

I have searched for a hotel in Vegas. The price is so expensive. If I book for weekday, the price is only around 60$ a night (from Sunday to Thursday). However, if I book weekend, the price is around 250$ a night (from Fri to Sat). It is really expensive. I can only go for weekend only. That's why I need some help. I dont know is it wise to use Amex point to book or not? I really dont want to waste the Amex points. I think Amex points are good for flight but not sure.
Why not use Hyatt points.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: goals^n^dreams on April 23, 2013, 07:38:38 PM
Hyatt hotel is very far from the Strip. Will you use Hyatt points?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on April 23, 2013, 11:23:48 PM
i recently stayed at hard rock cafe.
not bad at all
a car is a must!- to go daven-food
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: goals^n^dreams on April 24, 2013, 02:00:02 AM
I have searched a lot for the price on May 31 and Jun 1 (Friday, Saturday). Finally, I booked 2 nights at a 2-bedroom with Deluxe Strip View at Stratosphere Casino. The price is 353.09$, and the Amex point is 47079 points. Since I dont have that money so I use points to book cuz still student and will graduate this May. No money right now. I book this hotel for celebrating my graduation. I dont know it is good value or not since it is my first time to book a hotel with points. :D
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 24, 2013, 08:34:01 AM
I have searched a lot for the price on May 31 and Jun 1 (Friday, Saturday). Finally, I booked 2 nights at a 2-bedroom with Deluxe Strip View at Stratosphere Casino. The price is 353.09$, and the Amex point is 47079 points. Since I dont have that money so I use points to book cuz still student and will graduate this May. No money right now. I book this hotel for celebrating my graduation. I dont know it is good value or not since it is my first time to book a hotel with points. :D
I believe the MR points are worth more than what you would be paying. Is the $353.09 for two nights, or is it per night?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 24, 2013, 08:34:53 AM
i recently stayed at hard rock cafe.
not bad at all
a car is a must!- to go daven-food
The Venetian/Palazzo has a Coffee Bean which has kosher food...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: goals^n^dreams on April 24, 2013, 08:42:18 PM
353.09$ for 2 night at a 2 bed room with Delux Strip View.  I know it is not worth for amex points but still dont have enough cash to pay. That's why I still booked the room. I still have more time to think before I cancel this hotel. But so far, I still like the hotel because it has a tower. I can enjoy the view of Las Vegas at that tower. It is the highest tower in Las Vegas. That is another reason why I booked that hotel.  Some people suggest Hyatt Place. I just check the Hyatt but it is a small hotel.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on April 24, 2013, 08:43:00 PM
353.09$ for 2 night at a 2 bed room with Delux Strip View.  I know it is not worth for amex points but still dont have enough cash to pay. That's why I still booked the room. I still have more time to think before I cancel this hotel. But so far, I still like the hotel because it has a tower. I can enjoy the view of Las Vegas at that tower. It is the highest tower in Las Vegas. That is another reason why I booked that hotel.  Some people suggest Hyatt Place. I just check the Hyatt but it is a small hotel.
you can sell the amex points
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 24, 2013, 08:43:34 PM
353.09$ for 2 night at a 2 bed room with Delux Strip View.  I know it is not worth for amex points but still dont have enough cash to pay. That's why I still booked the room. I still have more time to think before I cancel this hotel. But so far, I still like the hotel because it has a tower. I can enjoy the view of Las Vegas at that tower. It is the highest tower in Las Vegas. That is another reason why I booked that hotel.  Some people suggest Hyatt Place. I just check the Hyatt but it is a small hotel.
If you have enough points, you can sell them to someone and make the money to pay for the room and have extra money to spend.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: goals^n^dreams on April 24, 2013, 11:12:51 PM
How can I sell the point?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 24, 2013, 11:21:14 PM
How can I sell the point?
Selling is not allowed on DDF. Try googling it and i am sure you will find many options. Make sure to shop around for best price.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on April 28, 2013, 02:47:47 PM
How can I sell the point?
go to main site and there is a banner on top....
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on April 28, 2013, 04:03:23 PM
Depends on what ticket prices are and what the mileage rates are. I went in Feb and tickets were about 300-350 and I was able to do 2 tickets for 25K skymiles each.

BA might be able to land you on AA, but I'm not sure if NYC-LAS ever falls into the 12.5K roundtrip category.
ever? was thinking of next week-
nyc-las-lax
best point/flight usage?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on April 28, 2013, 08:18:50 PM
Is it better to book to vegas through BA miles or UA miles?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on April 28, 2013, 09:45:06 PM
Is it better to book to vegas through BA miles or UA miles?
Depends on availability   
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Zalmy2 on April 28, 2013, 11:47:42 PM
353.09$ for 2 night at a 2 bed room with Delux Strip View.  I know it is not worth for amex points but still dont have enough cash to pay. That's why I still booked the room. I still have more time to think before I cancel this hotel. But so far, I still like the hotel because it has a tower. I can enjoy the view of Las Vegas at that tower. It is the highest tower in Las Vegas. That is another reason why I booked that hotel.  Some people suggest Hyatt Place. I just check the Hyatt but it is a small hotel.
have you tried a weekend before or later? You might find cheaper
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MrsZev on May 02, 2013, 05:18:41 PM
Has anyone stayed in the Aria resort? I heard from a few people that the Venetian is the place to go, but Aria looks nice as well.

I've stayed there twice while attending conferences there. I've never stayed anywhere else in Vegas, though, so I don't have much to compare it to. I can say that, because each floor is basically one long hallway, and there is ONE set of elevators in the center of the hotel, the rooms at the end of the hallway are FAR from the elevators. I traveled with a family member who needs a cane to walk, and she had to take breaks when we got downstairs before she could continue to the pool/buffet/etc.

The last time I was there it was a little frustrating for my companions because the buffet was closed for renovations (I wasn't affected because I keep kosher), and because the big pool was closed for the filming of Last Vegas (Morgan Freeman woke my baby as I walked her around the pool area by yelling expletives - good times). They didn't usually leave the room until close to noon (after morning nap), which was after housekeeping had passed our area. So there were also some instances where they didn't clean our room until 5pm, and one day we were actually sitting on the floor outside the room holding a VERY TIRED baby who needed to sleep 'cause housekeeping hadn't come earlier.

Y'know, I hadn't considered it a poor experience until now! ;)

ETA: All that being said, if you're interested in trying it out, apparently you can book nights using AmEx MR - 30K for king room (35K for city view), 52K for corner suite.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on May 02, 2013, 07:57:40 PM
going next week stayinging at new york new york
decent?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on May 03, 2013, 04:14:55 PM
353.09$ for 2 night at a 2 bed room with Delux Strip View.  I know it is not worth for amex points but still dont have enough cash to pay. That's why I still booked the room. I still have more time to think before I cancel this hotel. But so far, I still like the hotel because it has a tower. I can enjoy the view of Las Vegas at that tower. It is the highest tower in Las Vegas. That is another reason why I booked that hotel.  Some people suggest Hyatt Place. I just check the Hyatt but it is a small hotel.
You can't stay in the tower of stratosphere. so no awesome views.
I got a great deal in feb through smartervegas.com at THEhotel and show tix.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on May 03, 2013, 04:16:00 PM
going next week stayinging at new york new york
decent?
I've heard mixed reviews. Grap a Fodor's book or the like.  Any hotel is nice if you get a good room, but some can be plain old blah. I stayed at THEhotel and got upgraded to a suite. It was incredible.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: rochelliot on May 07, 2013, 03:31:13 PM
Are there any hotels in vegas where you can get a "pimped out" suite..meaning either like a jacuzzi or plunge pool in the room/balcony? i know it wont be cheap so im willing to spend..but not an insane amount of $
or does anyone know where i can find that specification or similar? somewhere not across the world....more of a manageable flight time..
PLEASE SHARE IDEAS!! :)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on May 08, 2013, 01:33:55 PM
florida...
poconos...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on May 08, 2013, 01:41:10 PM
Are there any hotels in vegas where you can get a "pimped out" suite..meaning either like a jacuzzi or plunge pool in the room/balcony? i know it wont be cheap so im willing to spend..but not an insane amount of $
or does anyone know where i can find that specification or similar? somewhere not across the world....more of a manageable flight time..
PLEASE SHARE IDEAS!! :)

ask zach galifianakis, he sud know some
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on May 13, 2013, 11:39:01 AM
So I am going at the end of June.  I am staying at the Monte Carlo, anyone ever stay there?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on May 13, 2013, 02:32:18 PM
So I am going at the end of June.  I am staying at the Monte Carlo, anyone ever stay there?
Did you check smartervegas for deals?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on May 13, 2013, 02:53:02 PM
Did you check smartervegas for deals?
No I cant at work its blocked.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on May 13, 2013, 03:33:08 PM
No I cant at work its blocked.
Check it at home. I got a great deal in Feb with 2 show tix included in room at THEHotel ( i think they changed the name since...)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on May 13, 2013, 03:35:42 PM
Check it at home. I got a great deal in Feb with 2 show tix included in room at THEHotel ( i think they changed the name since...)
Will do. I was told its a decent hotel and i was looking through prices last night and everything was really expensive.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on May 14, 2013, 01:36:30 PM
Did you check smartervegas for deals?

I stayed in the Monte Carlo Suite it was a very nice spacious room.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on May 14, 2013, 01:38:14 PM
Has anyone stayed in the Aria resort? I heard from a few people that the Venetian is the place to go, but Aria looks nice as well.

I stayed in the Aria it was a VERY NICE place
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on May 14, 2013, 04:40:55 PM
I stayed in the Monte Carlo Suite it was a very nice spacious room.
Has great reviews.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on May 17, 2013, 08:35:52 AM
it has a really awesome pool area
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Vexorg on May 28, 2013, 04:11:25 PM
Are they any hotels i can use my UR points in LV?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on May 28, 2013, 04:19:25 PM
Are they any hotels i can use my UR points in LV?
You can book hotels in Vegas through the UR site.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Vexorg on May 28, 2013, 05:29:29 PM
Thanks!!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on June 06, 2013, 07:17:58 AM
hi, its my first time opening this thread (believe it or not) and i see there are 9 pages to read! its 4 am here and i cant really sit and read thru them and we just decided to go to Vegas later on today -

any quick ideas for a nice (not too expensive) hotel on the strip or right near - preferably with a casino - to split between 4 ppl?

and can you direct me to some things to do while there for one day - thurs. afternoon to friday afternoon?

thank you
will see replies hopefully in a few hours.. good night
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 06, 2013, 09:32:03 AM
hi, its my first time opening this thread (believe it or not) and i see there are 9 pages to read! its 4 am here and i cant really sit and read thru them and we just decided to go to Vegas later on today -

any quick ideas for a nice (not too expensive) hotel on the strip or right near - preferably with a casino - to split between 4 ppl?

and can you direct me to some things to do while there for one day - thurs. afternoon to friday afternoon?

thank you
will see replies hopefully in a few hours.. good night
If splitting with a few people, i would highly recommend staying at the Venetian. As for things to do, i spent three days drinking, gambling, pool and club at night. You can get tours to Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon if you care for that. You can also spend time walking the strip and going to the different casinos.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on June 06, 2013, 09:37:17 AM
go see the beatles cirque du soleil
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 06, 2013, 09:50:12 AM
go see the beatles cirque du soleil
Blue Man Group... Celine Dion...http://www.vegas.com/attractions/ (http://www.vegas.com/attractions/)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on June 06, 2013, 10:06:49 AM
Blue Man Group... Celine Dion...http://www.vegas.com/attractions/ (http://www.vegas.com/attractions/)

ah blue man is pretty lame
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 06, 2013, 10:11:04 AM
ah blue man is pretty lame
I was not listing my top choices of what i would go and see, just providing some ideas.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on June 06, 2013, 11:46:29 AM
I am going this Sunday and I am going to Cirque Du Soleil-LOVE, Celine Dion and Hoover Dam. I will probably go see the different hotels as well.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on June 06, 2013, 11:48:44 AM
I am going this Sunday and I am going to Cirque Du Soleil-LOVE, Celine Dion and Hoover Dam. I will probably go see the different hotels as well.

check out the pirate show at treasure island and water show at bellagio
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on June 06, 2013, 11:50:06 AM
check out the pirate show at treasure island and water show at bellagio
Yup I plan on.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on June 06, 2013, 11:52:38 AM
stomp still around?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on June 07, 2013, 04:45:31 AM
If splitting with a few people, i would highly recommend staying at the Venetian. As for things to do, i spent three days drinking, gambling, pool and club at night. You can get tours to Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon if you care for that. You can also spend time walking the strip and going to the different casinos.
thanks to all for ideas were staying at new York, new york
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on June 07, 2013, 06:28:16 AM
check out the pirate show at treasure island...
Yup I plan on.
If soft core porn is your style then go for it.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on June 07, 2013, 03:06:30 PM
thanks to all for ideas were staying at new York, new york
i satayed there last week was ok nice mini city streets all of the hotels 5 conected buildings
stayed at the emprire tower
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Suave on June 12, 2013, 11:56:32 PM
Driving out from tierra sur (what an amazing meal) to Vegas now.

Have a 8pm flight booked for tomorrow, might stay for Shabbos tho (I heard its 106f out there)

Any must-dos y'all can recommend?

Staying at the westin btw.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on June 13, 2013, 10:46:00 AM
If soft core porn is your style then go for it.
Didnt end up going.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on June 13, 2013, 12:41:18 PM
Didnt end up going.

U like more hard core?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 13, 2013, 12:45:44 PM
U like more hard core?
Is the Thunder from Down Under still in Vegas?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Suave on June 13, 2013, 08:46:45 PM
Micro LAS TR:

Stayed at westin (SPG gold perks etc) $79 for upgraded room including $25 hotel credit (used it in the inhouse starbucks (who delivered the stuff straight to the hottub)

Took cab to Jerusalem Grill (nothing special but not bad) cabby tried scamming us my charging an extra $15 on top of the meter for waiting 20 minutes. Called Taxi Authority they told him to quit playing games, he ignored and became aggressive, I snapped a pic of his taxi permit and told him im calling cops. He understood and all was settled.

Strolled around the Venetian (WOW!) and Belagio (Did not know that fountain shows only start running at 3PM and then every half hour)

Drove to LAS to drop friend off, ended up watching planes at the Plane Watching Area - Very cool (but extremely hot) place, close to tarmac and very clear view of WU/WD which is well synchronized for every 40 seconds or so. You can listen in to Air Traffic Control by tuning in to 101.1FM

Lessons learned:
Avoid driving on the strip by day, many back road alternatives.

Plane watching area is a good place to waste time if you practice shmiras einayim.

If you play table/slots anywhere - always find out what sign up specials they are running for the players card/club

Only pay the fare on the meter in any taxi.

Hotel pools seem emptier morning/noon.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on June 13, 2013, 09:27:48 PM
thanx for the tr!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on June 14, 2013, 01:20:22 AM
Is the Thunder from Down Under still in Vegas?
Yes. Is that your cup of tea?  :)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on June 14, 2013, 01:21:18 AM
Didnt end up going.
Smart move.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 14, 2013, 08:59:49 AM
Yes. Is that your cup of tea?  :)
Was just offering an idea in case someone wanted more "hardcore" action (probably not relevant for almost everyone here). Don't think i would actually go to one of those shows, let alone spend money on one. 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on June 26, 2013, 10:35:05 AM
Here is my first TR. Hope you like it.
 
 
My wife and I took a Jetblue flight to Las Vegas from JFK at 6:27 AM on a Sunday morning. I do not have much to say about the flight because all Jetblue plains are basically the same from what I know. We landed at 9:30 AM PDT and took a shuttle straight to the National Car Rental center.  I was a little disapointed with the fact that the Emerald club had a very small selection of cars.  Their main rental area had a much larger selection of cars to choose from, but they did not let me choose from that lot. We decided to take a Chrysler 200 convertible, which was the nicest car in the lot, but it turned out to be a really bad car.  One issue we also had was that we couldn't take the top down because it was way too hot. We arrived at the Encore at about 11 AM and checked into our suite.  I tried upgrading my room, but they only were available for an extra $50 a night and not available until 3PM. Once we got settled in our room we went straight down to the pool for the remainder of the afternoon until about 4:30 PM. That night we went out to Jerusalem Grill, which I thought had very solid food. We ordered a chummus with shwarma platter, which I enjoyed, and for the entree I ordered a Chicken breast, which was okay. After dinner we went straight to the Mirage for the Cirque Du Soleil-LOVE show.  It did not contain as much acrobatics as their other shows, but it was visually and musically amazing - especially if you like the Beatles. Afterward when we got back to our hotel I played a little Poker and lost about $400 in approximately 2-3 hours  :( . 
 
Day 2.
We started off our day by picking up breakfast from Coffee bean in the Venetian.  I got a chocolate croissant, a muffin, a breakfast wrap and an iced coffee. After breakfast we went down to the pool until about 2-3 PM. We went to Panini Cafe that night which was ok. I ordered a spaghetti and my wife ordered a raviolli. Both dishes we enjoyed.
That night we didn't have any shows planned, so we walked the strip, checked out most of the hotels, and we went to the Bellagio fountains. I did not initially realize how long the strip actually was and was wiped when I got back to my hotel.
 
Day 3.
Mornings and afternoons throughout the trip were generally the same.  We once again had breakfast at Coffee Bean and then went to the pool until 2-3 PM.  We then went up to our room to shower and change and instead of going out to eat that night we ordered food from Jerusalem Grill to our hotel and ate in the room.  Afterward, we then went down to the casino and my wife lost $100 in Blackjack  :( . We then drove over to Caesar's Palace to watch a Celine Dion Performance.  If you are a fan of Celine Dion, this show was truly amazing! After the concert we drove back to our hotel and since it was our last night we decided to try our luck one more time at the Blackjack table (I don't usually gamble this much). We ended up winning back the $500 we lost in the first two days! 8) 
 
Day 4.
We started off the day by going to the pool for 2 hours until we had to go back to the room in order to pack and checkout. We had a flight leaving at 2:30 PM, but we went to the airport a little early to see if we can get a 1:15 PM flight on standby. While waiting at the airport to see if we can get on the early flight, I put $20 in a slot machine. As I was playing, I heard mine and my wife's name being called out so I had to cash out of the slot machine with a profit of $7!  We ended up getting on the earlier flight and officially left Vegas a winner.  :)
 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chookshook on July 01, 2013, 01:00:42 PM
Should I accept the rental insurance when going to vegas with a rental? I've heard there's lots of drunks that hit and run. Or would the United explorer card coverage be enough?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on July 14, 2013, 11:34:13 AM
What are my shabbos options?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Homeandl on July 14, 2013, 05:05:02 PM
Your best bet for Shabbos in Vegas is to stock up Friday on everything you need at "Smiths Kosher Experience" at my last trip to LV I was pleasantly surprised to find this Kosher grocery shop which packs mostly anything you may need for a Shaboos meal, including a take-out section.

its around a 20 minute drive from the strip, located at 2211 N. Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89128 and you can call them at (702) 256-5200
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bda on July 15, 2013, 10:35:02 AM
Fyi. There are 2 routes to get to the airport from the strip.. A uses local roads and is quicker, B uses the highway (and tunnel) and takes longer. Vegas cabs are known to take the longer/tunnel route in order to make a few extra dollars (This practice has become so common and is referred to as long-hauling.) Tell your driver "No tunnels, take the side streets/quick way"
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Homeandl on July 15, 2013, 01:26:22 PM
Fyi. There are 2 routes to get to the airport from the strip.. A uses local roads and is quicker, B uses the highway (and tunnel) and takes longer. Vegas cabs are known to take the longer/tunnel route in order to make a few extra dollars (This practice has become so common and is referred to as long-hauling.) Tell your driver "No tunnels, take the side streets/quick way"

A. are you kidding? the airport is almost walking distance from the strip... only via local roads, what highway are you talking about...

B. Taking cabs in LV is a big NO NO... Always rent a car in LV, so much cheaper then taking cabs and plenty of parking space is available at every single Hotel/Casino
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on July 15, 2013, 01:42:25 PM
some hotels (new york new york) have pay for parking
the way back to the airport was free (shuttle)
but to the hotel from airport was $17 (car rental was $38)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 15, 2013, 01:44:33 PM
There are shuttle buses which you can take to your hotel from the airport for a very minimal fee.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Homeandl on July 15, 2013, 01:47:26 PM
some hotels (new york new york) have pay for parking
the way back to the airport was free (shuttle)
but to the hotel from airport was $17 (car rental was $38)

New York New York offers complimentary self parking in their main parking garage, as well as Valet parking
and if you plan to move around the strip while you are there, you need a car... and using a cab will eat you up. My first time there I made the mistake of not renting a car, never again. car rentals are cheap and will save you big time
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 15, 2013, 02:10:47 PM
New York New York offers complimentary self parking in their main parking garage, as well as Valet parking
and if you plan to move around the strip while you are there, you need a car... and using a cab will eat you up. My first time there I made the mistake of not renting a car, never again. car rentals are cheap and will save you big time
IMO, it depends what you plan on doing in Vegas if you need a car or not. If you are just going casino hopping, you do not need a car.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Homeandl on July 15, 2013, 02:14:21 PM
Let's put it this way... no kosher restaurant is walking distance to anything at all, the closest would be Adar Kosher Pizza, and even casino hopping is no fun walking, the strip is long and can be quite exhausting
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 15, 2013, 02:18:43 PM
Let's put it this way... no kosher restaurant is walking distance to anything at all, the closest would be Adar Kosher Pizza, and even casino hopping is no fun walking, the strip is long and can be quite exhausting
I agree on the food part, but you can get delivery. Trying to drive on the strip and see multiple casinos may take you a long time with traffic and parking at the hotels. IMO/E walking was not bad, but can understand the exhausting part, especially on a hot summer day.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on July 15, 2013, 04:30:21 PM
take the free tram
take the roller coaster ride
most hotels you can walk through indoors without going outside
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on July 17, 2013, 06:40:08 PM
Your best bet for Shabbos in Vegas is to stock up Friday on everything you need at "Smiths Kosher Experience" at my last trip to LV I was pleasantly surprised to find this Kosher grocery shop which packs mostly anything you may need for a Shaboos meal, including a take-out section.

its around a 20 minute drive from the strip, located at 2211 N. Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89128 and you can call them at (702) 256-5200
Ok thanks for the info I plan on staying in the la quinta hotel next door to the young israel shul. I will be traveling in from los angeles on thursday or Friday. should I just buy the food in la or wait till vegas?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 17, 2013, 07:49:51 PM
Ok thanks for the info I plan on staying in the la quinta hotel next door to the young israel shul. I will be traveling in from los angeles on thursday or Friday. should I just buy the food in la or wait till vegas?
why go to Vegas for shabbos?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on July 17, 2013, 10:14:02 PM
Ok thanks for the info I plan on staying in the la quinta hotel next door to the young israel shul. I will be traveling in from los angeles on thursday or Friday. should I just buy the food in la or wait till vegas?

You're goin to love the rabbi there lol. He's a real piece
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on July 18, 2013, 12:08:37 AM
why go to Vegas for shabbos?
Need to be there Sunday morning. was planing on staying in LA for Shabbos. but I am traveling with wife and kids to crazy to drive over Motzai Shabbos.
cant wait to meet the rabbi! this him? http://www.youtube.com/yiaishlv
so I am better of getting food in Los Angeles?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on July 28, 2013, 04:38:03 AM
Is adar pizza open now?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on July 31, 2013, 09:47:39 AM
I am going to be in vages for 4 days anything what I should do ?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 31, 2013, 09:52:51 AM
I am going to be in vages for 4 days anything what I should do ?
What do you like to do?

Many shows/concerts can be seen. Read a little bit back in the thread to see some ideas.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Homeandl on July 31, 2013, 11:10:41 PM
I am going to be in vages for 4 days anything what I should do ?

Google is your best friend. Lots of free attractions and shows, like the fountains of the bellagio, the venitian hotel and more
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on August 02, 2013, 02:33:38 PM
Any place to buy cholent?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on August 02, 2013, 06:38:31 PM
Stayed at the South Point Hotel & Casino at LV airport. Real nice place and only paid 60 a room!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on August 04, 2013, 03:08:56 AM
Stayed at the South Point Hotel & Casino at LV airport. Real nice place and only paid 60 a room!
I stayed there in the past didn't they start charging a resort fee?
also rooms are OK nothing over the top plus it is way out not near anything.. IMHO there are better deals options in vegas.

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on August 04, 2013, 10:19:23 AM
I stayed there in the past didn't they start charging a resort fee?
also rooms are OK nothing over the top plus it is way out not near anything.. IMHO there are better deals options in vegas.
The resort fee wasn't too much $ and we arrived in Vegas at 12am and were leaving the next morning so we ha no time on the strip anyway... What is there for the same price that's nicer?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on August 11, 2013, 06:38:15 PM
The resort fee wasn't too much $ and we arrived in Vegas at 12am and were leaving the next morning so we ha no time on the strip anyway... What is there for the same price that's nicer?
prices always change.. There are alot of hotels on par with southpoint just better locations.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on September 15, 2013, 04:17:38 PM
http://www.koshergourmetvegas.com
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on October 13, 2013, 01:18:57 PM
Anyone stayed in the Monte Carlo or MGM? I debating between the two.

Or maybe other suggestions for a hotel in the $100 range with a hot tub?

Thanks
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on October 13, 2013, 08:22:00 PM
Anyone stayed in the Monte Carlo or MGM? I debating between the two.

Or maybe other suggestions for a hotel in the $100 range with a hot tub?

Thanks
Get the MGM Grand (higher level than reg MGM).
I got a "Signature One Bedroom Balcony Suite" for just above $100 a night, there was a whole living room in addition to the bedroom, an additional bathroom with shower.
The main bathroom had a hottub big enough for mikvah before shachris!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on October 13, 2013, 08:39:03 PM
Get the MGM Grand (higher level than reg MGM).
I got a "Signature One Bedroom Balcony Suite" for just above $100 a night, there was a whole living room in addition to the bedroom, an additional bathroom with shower.
The main bathroom had a hottub big enough for mikvah before shachris!

Thanks.

The highest suite i see is the Tower Spa Suite (on hotels.com for 105.)

Is this the one?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: txtmax4 on October 13, 2013, 08:57:40 PM
Thanks.

The highest suite i see is the Tower Spa Suite (on hotels.com for 105.)

Is this the one?
I bought off Kayak.com and the room was called exactly as I quoted above:
"Signature One Bedroom Balcony Suite"  (http://www.signaturemgmgrand.com/suites/signature-one-bedroom-balcony-suite.aspx)
I tried the $20 bill trick for upgrade and, turns out, there was nothing higher to upgrade to ... GULP...
She asked me "Do you want me to break that for you?" ;)

P.S. Just be aware that MGM Grand is not on the strip, but directly connected to MGM via a passageway (5-7 min walk, that's when I'd check DDF ;D).
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: world2see on October 15, 2013, 02:03:19 PM
anyone ever stay at the cosmopolitan? any deals there? thanks
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on October 15, 2013, 02:04:59 PM
anyone ever stay at the cosmopolitan? any deals there? thanks
Never stayed, but Marquee is crazy!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Drago on October 16, 2013, 02:10:51 AM
Any advice about the best website to check for the Venetian for 2 adults and 2 kids?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on October 16, 2013, 05:04:36 PM
I have comp rooms available at all the total rewards hotels in las vegas, any suggestions which is the best one to go to?
1- Caesars 2- ballys 3- flamingo 4- rio 5- paris 6- quad 7- harrahs 8- planet hollywood
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MrsZev on October 22, 2013, 05:19:58 PM
Anyone have luck with the $20 trick at the Aria? This is my first try at the $20 trick anywhere, and I'll take any & all thread referrals, advice, etc!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on October 22, 2013, 05:20:46 PM
Anyone have luck with the $20 trick at the Aria? This is my first try at the $20 trick anywhere, and I'll take any & all thread referrals, advice, etc!

can someone tell me what the $20 trick is?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zek on October 22, 2013, 08:08:51 PM

can someone tell me what the $20 trick is?
seriously?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on October 22, 2013, 10:01:24 PM
can someone tell me what the $20 trick is?
Essentially slipping a 20 between your license and cc and ask for a better room. YMMV. Google it for more "in depth" information.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on October 22, 2013, 10:42:02 PM
Essentially slipping a 20 between your license and cc and ask for a better room. YMMV. Google it for more "in depth" information.

lol, i thought so....
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MrsZev on October 22, 2013, 11:45:36 PM
I mostly chickened out :o... my check in agent was being shadowed (last week of training), plus the manager was monitoring her screen. So... I asked for upgrade, but didn't give over the $. they gave us 28th floor, strip view, which they called a view upgrade. I don't know that asking did anything though, my colleague got 52nd floor without asking! Our stay is tues-Sun, she's checking out on Friday, maybe that hindered us.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 22, 2013, 11:47:17 PM
I mostly chickened out :o... my check in agent was being shadowed (last week of training), plus the manager was monitoring her screen. So... I asked for upgrade, but didn't give over the $. they gave us 28th floor, strip view, which they called a view upgrade. I don't know that asking did anything though, my colleague got 52nd floor without asking! Our stay is tues-Sun, she's checking out on Friday, maybe that hindered us.
That's when you let someone else go ahead of you to get another agent.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on October 23, 2013, 02:09:04 PM
was in vegas a month ago and had the chance to try shwarma vegas, its about 8 miles off the strip a little further from sababa. Well worth the ride, probably my best dining experience in vegas. I cant stand haifa anymore im happy i found a new place.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on October 27, 2013, 03:07:57 AM
lol, i thought so....
Didn't work for me
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MrsZev on October 31, 2013, 12:43:40 PM
Last week we hit up Haifa, Jerusalem Grill, Panini Cafe & Sababa while we were there... I won't go back to Panini Cafe- they were rude, tried to convince us that we ordered something we didn't (ordered tuna salad sandwich, received tuna salad), and refused to remake a salad with dressing on the side for next day (We specifically stated we wanted a salad to go and packaged for the following day, they dressed it. In my opinion, they should've automatically put dressing on the side. Sababa did when I ordered a salad from them for the next day.)

My favorite was Sababa, hands down! Best food, most relaxed atmosphere (I was there at 1:30 on Friday afternoon), and most reasonable prices (Jerusalem wanted $18 for a hamburger, Sababa's was $9). It's not a waitress-restaurant (you order at counter, they bring it to you, you pay at counter). Highly recommended!!

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on November 13, 2013, 11:36:01 AM
Has anyone stayed here?
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on November 13, 2013, 05:46:36 PM
Last week we hit up Haifa, Jerusalem Grill, Panini Cafe & Sababa while we were there... I won't go back to Panini Cafe- they were rude, tried to convince us that we ordered something we didn't (ordered tuna salad sandwich, received tuna salad), and refused to remake a salad with dressing on the side for next day (We specifically stated we wanted a salad to go and packaged for the following day, they dressed it. In my opinion, they should've automatically put dressing on the side. Sababa did when I ordered a salad from them for the next day.)

My favorite was Sababa, hands down! Best food, most relaxed atmosphere (I was there at 1:30 on Friday afternoon), and most reasonable prices (Jerusalem wanted $18 for a hamburger, Sababa's was $9). It's not a waitress-restaurant (you order at counter, they bring it to you, you pay at counter). Highly recommended!!
Agree on sababa great place i happened to like Jerusalem too
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Harris on November 13, 2013, 05:59:02 PM
Has anyone stayed here?
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Been there but not stayed there.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on November 13, 2013, 08:17:51 PM
Been there but not stayed there.

Did it look like a nice place? Do you remember how long the drive actually is?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lfas25 on December 02, 2013, 10:23:21 AM
Any way to get cheaper tickets (with decent seats) to any cirque du soleil shows?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ItsHappening on December 02, 2013, 05:40:36 PM
Ive stayed at the trump a number of times. rooms are nice and its not too crazy. own kitchen also. very good option.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on December 03, 2013, 04:18:07 AM
Any way to get cheaper tickets (with decent seats) to any cirque du soleil shows?
Always had good luck here the day before or the day of the show. Many locations on the strip.
http://www.tix4tonight.com/locations.html
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on December 15, 2013, 03:05:33 PM
anyone stayed at the paris hotel
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on December 15, 2013, 07:32:05 PM
Yes it was nice and clean for a good price
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sweety on December 25, 2013, 01:08:03 PM
Looking to go from NYC to LAS from Jan 7-8, I have points all over. My question is if its worth to use points or pay? Or are there any good deals for those dates?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on December 26, 2013, 09:58:15 AM
Looking to go from NYC to LAS from Jan 7-8, I have points all over. My question is if its worth to use points or pay? Or are there any good deals for those dates?
Search on ITA for those dates. BA is not a bad redemption to LAS, i think it is 15K RT.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sweety on December 26, 2013, 06:55:21 PM
ba is 15k but not available, what else is good to use?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: madhatter349 on December 26, 2013, 07:40:59 PM
Need help please, going to las vegas 12/30-1/2 Looking to stay at 4&1/2 / 5 Star, anyone know of any deals?

Thank you
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on December 26, 2013, 09:44:49 PM
Need help please, going to las vegas 12/30-1/2 Looking to stay at 4&1/2 / 5 Star, anyone know of any deals?

Thank you
Why not search yourself on Kayak or any sites like them
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on December 27, 2013, 05:33:22 PM
I have a conference at the Paris hotel.  Prices are way to much, but I was told ballys is attached and has super cheap prices.  Anyone ever stay there or have any opinions about Ballys?  Or any other suggestions of pretty close hotels to Paris that have good prices?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lkwdlady on December 29, 2013, 10:25:25 AM
going to vegas for 3 nights thanks to the delta glitch. any recommendations where to stay? I have reservations now at vdara, encore and palazatto..... any reviews are appreciated
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on December 29, 2013, 10:35:02 AM
going to vegas for 3 nights thanks to the delta glitch. any recommendations where to stay? I have reservations now at vdara, encore and palazatto..... any reviews are appreciated
Not to go OT,  but your destination is Vegas,  or you're just not continuing on after a stopover? 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lkwdlady on December 29, 2013, 11:03:51 AM
Not to go OT,  but your destination is Vegas,  or you're just not continuing on after a stopover?

destination is vegas
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on December 29, 2013, 09:00:55 PM
I have a conference at the Paris hotel.  Prices are way to much, but I was told ballys is attached and has super cheap prices.  Anyone ever stay there or have any opinions about Ballys?  Or any other suggestions of pretty close hotels to Paris that have good prices?
+1
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: springles on December 30, 2013, 02:17:10 PM
Also going to vegas on the delta glitch.  Probably going to do priceline for hotel
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dude21 on January 08, 2014, 10:58:58 PM
I'm going to Vegas on the Delta glitch too. staying at Aria. Booked on Hotwire with their "hot deals". $100 per night. You also get $25 off a $100+ hotel stay if you book through their app using promo code APP25
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: springles on January 09, 2014, 09:37:42 AM
ended up finding a deal at the Mirage for $85 a night and you get two free tickets to a show (technically any of the ones hosted by an mgm property but i think it depends on when you are going).  The show tickets are bad seats but I am going to Love (the beatles cirque) and they say that high seats arent that bad for this show.  Also available was the monte carlo for about $65 a night and the other mgm properties were more.  Also, can cancel up to 48 hours before check in so if i get lucky with priceline then I will do that.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: morgs on January 13, 2014, 08:53:24 AM
Once heard that there was a really bad issue in all vegas hotels with bedbugs-even the 5* ones-anyone know if that is still an issue ( Iknow that there can be bedbugs in any hotel but I am talking about a real issue)-anyone encounter an issue there recently (or maybe those rumors were all started by people who lost their$$$ there :D
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: morgs on January 14, 2014, 09:04:04 AM
Anyone ever stayed at the Rennaisance Las Vegas Hotel or the Las Vegas Marriott (I have 2 free cat.1-5 cert. that are going to expire and I figured that it's better to get a free hotel than to have to pay for one). Are they clean, nice? Which of the 2 is better, etc.? Thanks!!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: springles on January 25, 2014, 11:35:56 PM
Was there last week and ate at Nina's cafe and think it should be added to the wiki. Its cholov Yisroel under chabad kashrus and right next to jerusalem grill.  My wife and I had a roll of sushi that was good but nothing special.  Then we had the eggplant parm which was fantastic and a big portion.  We also had a pizza there with artichokes and spinach that was unbelievable.  My wife felt it was the best pizza she ever had. I think the place just opened recently.  It was a great milchigs option very close to the strip and I highly recommend it.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Snowman on February 23, 2014, 05:14:56 PM
Anyone ever stayed at the Rennaisance Las Vegas Hotel or the Las Vegas Marriott (I have 2 free cat.1-5 cert. that are going to expire and I figured that it's better to get a free hotel than to have to pay for one). Are they clean, nice? Which of the 2 is better, etc.? Thanks!!

Marriott is great, nothing to complain about. The receptionists are a bit snobby, but otherwise the hotel is great!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: morgs on February 24, 2014, 02:25:02 PM
Thanks!!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nikone on March 02, 2014, 03:31:16 PM
So the time has come to poll the forums... no one seems to be talking about getting show tickets on a discount in Las Vegas... any isights would be appreciated!

I will add them to the wiki if they are any good!

So far SPG as of now doesn't offer anything existing in terms of activities or tickets. Run of the mill kind of stuff.

Chase UR - Has some events happeneing in May, however for my dats May 5-9th they are already sold out.

Amex MR - Bunch of transfer options for gift cards...

Anything else I am missing?

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Ploni3 on March 04, 2014, 04:26:23 PM
Any suggestions for a nicer hotel that is within walking distance to shul and food? Anything beside La Quinta?  I have meetings by the convention center but don't mind taxiing to that area for the days; I would prefer some convenience for the mornings and evenings and have no real desire to rent a car or shlep around in a taxi each time I need to eat and daven. thnx
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Snowman on March 23, 2014, 05:58:48 PM
Any suggestions for a nicer hotel that is within walking distance to shul and food? Anything beside La Quinta?  I have meetings by the convention center but don't mind taxiing to that area for the days; I would prefer some convenience for the mornings and evenings and have no real desire to rent a car or shlep around in a taxi each time I need to eat and daven. thnx

What price range do you have in mind?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SrulyP on April 01, 2014, 05:25:48 PM
I am currently in Las Vegas and just had to quickly write this.
DO NOT GO TO ADAR PIZZA! I am staying in the Encore and decided it wasn't worth the drive to Panini Cafe, and I now realize (after going to Panini Cafe the next day) how wrong I was.

Panini cafe is reasonably priced, clean, and good food. Adar pizza if ridiculously priced, dirty, and had spoiled tomatoes and disgusting falafel.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: springles on April 02, 2014, 02:15:02 PM
I am currently in Las Vegas and just had to quickly write this.
DO NOT GO TO ADAR PIZZA! I am staying in the Encore and decided it wasn't worth the drive to Panini Cafe, and I now realize (after going to Panini Cafe the next day) how wrong I was.

Panini cafe is reasonably priced, clean, and good food. Adar pizza if ridiculously priced, dirty, and had spoiled tomatoes and disgusting falafel.
try nina's cafe, its fantastic
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 02, 2014, 02:40:54 PM
I am currently in Las Vegas and just had to quickly write this.
DO NOT GO TO ADAR PIZZA! I am staying in the Encore and decided it wasn't worth the drive to Panini Cafe, and I now realize (after going to Panini Cafe the next day) how wrong I was.

Panini cafe is reasonably priced, clean, and good food. Adar pizza if ridiculously priced, dirty, and had spoiled tomatoes and disgusting falafel.
Agree.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SrulyP on April 09, 2014, 01:01:04 PM
So the time has come to poll the forums... no one seems to be talking about getting show tickets on a discount in Las Vegas... any isights would be appreciated!

I will add them to the wiki if they are any good!

So far SPG as of now doesn't offer anything existing in terms of activities or tickets. Run of the mill kind of stuff.

Chase UR - Has some events happeneing in May, however for my dats May 5-9th they are already sold out.

Amex MR - Bunch of transfer options for gift cards...

Anything else I am missing?

http://www.tix4tonight.com/
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: princea143 on April 29, 2014, 02:25:43 PM
Hi,

I'll be in Vegas for almost a day for business/pleasure 5/24-5/25.  Any leads for cheapest hotels or any BRG scenarios to lock in some free rooms would be appreciated.  Free is better  ;D, but I could use points too.  I have them all.  Let me know or at least guide me to the particular thread.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: RB1 on June 09, 2014, 04:57:48 PM
Selling a voucher for 2 for Whale watching or Dolphin cruise in Long Beach, CA. (by Harbor breeze cruises.) Normally sells for $35 each. No expiration. $25 or best offer. Please PM or Email me at rbzcry@aol.com if interested.
http://longbeachcruises.com/
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MC on June 09, 2014, 05:04:36 PM
Selling a voucher for 2 for Whale watching or Dolphin cruise in Long Beach, CA. (by Harbor breeze cruises.) Normally sells for $35 each. No expiration. $25 or best offer. Please PM or Email me at rbzcry@aol.com if interested.
http://longbeachcruises.com/
Try the Los Angeles thread, not Vegas
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: RB1 on June 10, 2014, 02:56:17 PM
Thanks, just realized. I don't know how to delete the post.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on June 12, 2014, 10:56:31 PM
I'm looking for a very nice hotel, preferably on the strip. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on June 13, 2014, 07:22:26 AM
I'm looking for a very nice hotel, preferably on the strip. Any suggestions?
Mandarin oriental is very nice and doesnt have a casino.
If you prefer a casino i suggest the encore.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Homeandl on June 13, 2014, 10:34:57 AM
I'm looking for a very nice hotel, preferably on the strip. Any suggestions?
I always prefer the Planet Hollywood, nice feel and great spot on the strip
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BrooklynCPA on June 13, 2014, 12:15:23 PM
Anyone have any tips on how to get good deals at the Encore/Wynn in July (or any other of the high end properties)?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2014, 12:21:54 PM
Anyone have any tips on how to get good deals at the Encore/Wynn in July (or any other of the high end properties)?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BrooklynCPA on June 13, 2014, 12:29:19 PM
Thank You
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Myls311 on June 13, 2014, 01:38:30 PM
I'm looking for a very nice hotel, preferably on the strip. Any suggestions?
just came back from vegas last night. stayed first two nights in the venetian which was gorgeous and the next two in caesars in the augustus tower in a petite suite overlooking the bellagio fountains which was also really nice
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on June 13, 2014, 01:40:09 PM
just came back from vegas last night. stayed first two nights in the venetian which was gorgeous and the next two in caesars in the augustus tower in a petite suite overlooking the bellagio fountains which was also really nice
Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bentch on July 10, 2014, 02:29:17 PM
leaving to vegas tonight for the NBA summer league. anyone else going to be there?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on July 22, 2014, 11:14:13 AM
anyone going to the actuarial course on professionalism in december?
any shuls within walking distance of the Aria?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MisterHock on July 29, 2014, 05:40:29 AM
Is anyone from DDF attending ASD show next week?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nutcase on July 30, 2014, 03:23:37 AM
Is anyone from DDF attending ASD show next week?
I am!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mimi K. on August 02, 2014, 10:38:42 PM
Is anyone from DDF attending ASD show next week?
+1
Less than 13 hrs on the ground.
A little crazy but what can I do.
I can't leave my family for the 9th  :(
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: thejerseyguy on August 02, 2014, 10:46:25 PM
+1
Less than 13 hrs on the ground.
A little crazy but what can I do.
I can't leave my family for the 9th  :(
+1
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 03, 2014, 12:32:51 AM
What is asd show?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MisterHock on August 03, 2014, 12:40:47 AM
What is asd show?

http://www.asdonline.com/lv/index.shtml
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: DealHunter on August 03, 2014, 02:35:54 AM

+1
Less than 13 hrs on the ground.
A little crazy but what can I do.
I can't leave my family for the 9th  :(
In my experience, with that travel/flight schedule, you won't be of much use to them when you get back anyway :(
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: thejerseyguy on August 03, 2014, 08:23:41 AM

It seems they open a Jewish calender and pick the worst possible dates. Last one was purim a couple of years they tried pulling off pesach.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 04, 2014, 04:05:58 PM
Any recommendations where to stay? They all are same price more or less.  Ventian, encore etc
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on August 04, 2014, 04:38:06 PM
Any recommendations where to stay? They all are same price more or less.  Ventian, encore etc
Belagio and venetian are the most in the center of the strip and it's beautiful hotels
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on August 04, 2014, 04:43:43 PM
i actually stayed off the strip and it was wonderful. quiet and peaceful with amazing view of strip. i stayed in the newest Palms Hotel on a very high floor. paid $69 via groupon
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 07, 2014, 11:50:03 PM
Staying in trump. Anybody eat by Jerusalem grill? Any recommendations or suggestions.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on August 08, 2014, 12:32:43 AM
Burger is $16!! 1/2 lb of meat and not all that amazing. Staff is wonderful though
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 08, 2014, 01:24:57 AM
Staff is wonderful. Going for just a classic shwarma and shanghai chicken.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 08, 2014, 12:07:29 PM
I've never travelled by day from Las Vegas to LA. How long? Leaving like 12 is enough time to leave before Shabbos?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on August 08, 2014, 12:10:49 PM
I've never travelled by day from Las Vegas to LA. How long? Leaving like 12 is enough time to leave before Shabbos?
it should (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Las+Vegas,+NV/Los+Angeles,+CA/@35.1135798,-116.8229633,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x80beb782a4f57dd1:0x3accd5e6d5b379a3!2m2!1d-115.1398296!2d36.1699412!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2c75ddc27da13:0xe22fdf6f254608f4!2m2!1d-118.2436849!2d34.0522342)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MC on August 13, 2014, 12:24:22 PM
I bought a night in the Signature Deluxe Suite of the MGM Grand through Agoda.com a few months back for Aug. 28.
Turns out I'll be in Hawaii for the night that I booked, so it's up for grabs if anyone wants. I'll just add you on to the reservation (assuming they'll allow it).
Please PM.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 13, 2014, 01:22:08 PM
it should (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Las+Vegas,+NV/Los+Angeles,+CA/@35.1135798,-116.8229633,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x80beb782a4f57dd1:0x3accd5e6d5b379a3!2m2!1d-115.1398296!2d36.1699412!1m5!1m1!1s0x80c2c75ddc27da13:0xe22fdf6f254608f4!2m2!1d-118.2436849!2d34.0522342)
. Don't trust! Took closer to 5 1/2 hours and said 3 50 right before I left and I don't drive slow.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on August 13, 2014, 02:04:25 PM
why not a flight?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 13, 2014, 04:34:52 PM
why not a flight?
With a baby, 2 suitcases, stroller etc And a rental car would really rather drive. Just think the best option is at night. Took me 3:40 last year.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on August 13, 2014, 06:04:42 PM
With a baby, 2 suitcases, stroller etc And a rental car would really rather drive. Just think the best option is at night. Took me 3:40 last year.
i must ask you,  a baby in vegas? :o

 ;)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on August 13, 2014, 06:37:49 PM
i must ask you,  a baby in vegas? :o

 ;)
we only stayed 1 night. Landed at 9pm so it was ok. Was a lot cheaper to fly there.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MC on August 14, 2014, 10:53:02 AM
I bought a night in the Signature Deluxe Suite of the MGM Grand through Agoda.com a few months back for Aug. 28.
Turns out I'll be in Hawaii for the night that I booked, so it's up for grabs if anyone wants. I'll just add you on to the reservation (assuming they'll allow it).
Please PM.
Still available. Anyone?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: happinessNsunshine on September 11, 2014, 10:55:41 AM
https://www.travelrepublic.co.uk/hotels/hotel-details.aspx?sid=32219af5-5b88-4f35-877b-46ac54b05cc9&estabid=124585&rooms=3ca6816e-9634-4345-83c3-d2fbb65cb36b

las vegas mirage hotel for $26 USD. one night 10/10/14
Friday Night.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on September 23, 2014, 06:19:39 PM
Anyone ever stay at the flamingo hotel? I have a conference at Caesars but its more then I want to spend and it seems flamingo is half the price and just across the street.  Any opinions?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ygygold on October 21, 2014, 06:24:54 PM
Hi y'all

Wanna go to Las Vegas on Dec 24 till Jan 4. I have about 90k Chase, 60k Starwood, 50k Marriott, and 40k Lufthansa. Oh and 40k Thank You.... Yes I know they are worth nothing...

What would be the best way for me to go? Any ideas? Need seats for two ppl
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ygygold on October 23, 2014, 07:38:29 PM
OK I guess I asked for too much... Let's eye if someone can help me with this 
1. Anyone done vages with a baby? If yes, what did you do? Brought your kid to a show or casino?
2. Anyone drove  from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on October 24, 2014, 11:12:12 AM
OK I guess I asked for too much... Let's eye if someone can help me with this 
1. Anyone done vages with a baby? If yes, what did you do? Brought your kid to a show or casino?
2. Anyone drove  from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon?

no underage in casino. doesn't matter if they are 2 months, 2 years, or 20 years.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MC on October 24, 2014, 11:15:04 AM
That's true. We once went as a family and all of us kids got kicked out of the casino in the Bellagio even though we were just passing through.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on October 24, 2014, 11:28:59 AM


Oh and 40k Thank You.... Yes I know they are worth nothing...
Not exactly the case. If you have the right card you can transfer them and it can actually be quite good for a trip like this (SQ on UA, or FB on DL).
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on October 28, 2014, 10:11:31 AM
Anyone going to the ungagged conference mid november?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BBPAPA on October 28, 2014, 11:04:09 AM
OK I guess I asked for too much... Let's eye if someone can help me with this 
1. Anyone done vages with a baby? If yes, what did you do? Brought your kid to a show or casino?
2. Anyone drove  from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon?


drove to grand canyon from vegas- about 2 1/2 hrs each way-had 2 drivers-on the way we also stopped off @ the hoover dam-plan on an entire day--
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: landz124 on October 28, 2014, 12:26:40 PM

OK I guess I asked for too much... Let's eye if someone can help me with this 
1. Anyone done vages with a baby? If yes, what did you do? Brought your kid to a show or casino?
2. Anyone drove  from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon?

1. I got a babysitter to come hotel for a few hrs, while wife and I went to casino/show
2. I went to Hoover dam, whole trip is 3 hrs round trip with seeing it all
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on October 28, 2014, 01:56:50 PM
1. I got a babysitter to come hotel for a few hrs, while wife and I went to casino/show
2. I went to Hoover dam, whole trip is 3 hrs round trip with seeing it all
what type of babysitter? someone trustworthy? jewish?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: landz124 on October 28, 2014, 02:14:58 PM

what type of babysitter? someone trustworthy? jewish?

Yes a frum older woman, I don't remember price but she charges around $20-25
She runs the kosher bakery at Ralph's in summerlin
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: avrumy22 on October 28, 2014, 02:22:48 PM
Anyone going to the ungagged conference mid november?

IMHO your better off sitting in your hotel and reading moz.com  ;)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on October 28, 2014, 02:48:19 PM
Yes a frum older woman, I don't remember price but she charges around $20-25
She runs the kosher bakery at Ralph's in summerlin

you have her contact info? maybe add it to the wiki
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: landz124 on October 28, 2014, 03:02:37 PM
you have her contact info? maybe add it to the wiki

Pm For Info
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ygygold on October 28, 2014, 04:40:16 PM
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ygygold on October 28, 2014, 04:44:32 PM
Not exactly the case. If you have the right card you can transfer them and it can actually be quite good for a trip like this (SQ on UA, or FB on DL).
I got the Prefered not the Premier 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 17, 2014, 11:07:22 AM
My parents are going to Vegas in January and asked me for tips. They don't have points to use (I booked them flights with my points) but want to find reasonable  hotel and rental car rates. Also any other tips would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BBPAPA on November 17, 2014, 11:16:23 AM
http://www.mgmresortsvacations.com/

3-4 yrs back I used this website for good package deals
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on November 17, 2014, 12:07:39 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: danzz72 on November 23, 2014, 04:33:55 PM
Looking for a cheap website or deal for cirque de sole tickets in Vegas any links or suggestions?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: landz124 on November 24, 2014, 09:57:04 AM
Make sure their trip isn't on the week of January 5-9
The most expensive and busiest week of the year in Vegas
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on November 24, 2014, 11:27:21 AM
Looking for a cheap website or deal for cirque de sole tickets in Vegas any links or suggestions?
I put this into google chrome search browser "deal for cirque de sole tickets in Vegas" and the link below gave you all the places with deals
https://www.google.com/search?q=deal+for+cirque+de+sole+tickets+in+Vegas&oq=deal+for+cirque+de+sole+tickets+in+Vegas&aqs=chrome..69i57j0j69i64l3.703j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on December 02, 2014, 02:02:29 PM
Any updates on best places to eat?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on December 02, 2014, 03:39:47 PM
Any updates on best places to eat?


Restaurants aren't amazing but okay, not cheap.  If I go again I would bring a george foreman and just make food from smiths, the one with the big kosher section.  The sushi there is great! as well as all the other food.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on December 02, 2014, 03:54:19 PM

Restaurants aren't amazing but okay, not cheap.  If I go again I would bring a george foreman and just make food from smiths, the one with the big kosher section.  The sushi there is great! as well as all the other food.
were is this Smith located?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on December 02, 2014, 04:39:24 PM
were is this Smith located?

across the street from Pannini

https://foursquare.com/v/smiths-las-vegas-nv/4bb6787a941ad13a707d1fe3
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on December 02, 2014, 04:55:15 PM
across the street from Pannini

https://foursquare.com/v/smiths-las-vegas-nv/4bb6787a941ad13a707d1fe3
Thanks. When you say fully stocked with Kosher food is it like in Brooklyn?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on December 02, 2014, 05:29:33 PM
across the street from Pannini

https://foursquare.com/v/smiths-las-vegas-nv/4bb6787a941ad13a707d1fe3

I think this is the right address for the smiths with the big kosher section unless the other one mentioned also has a big one
 Phone: 702-256-5200
Address: 2211 N. Rampart Blvd. Las Vegas, NV

Regarding selection, its not like bklyn where the whole store is kosher but a great selection with about 4 aisles.  Already made take out, sushi, raw meats and chickens, deli etc.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on December 02, 2014, 07:26:15 PM
I think this is the right address for the smiths with the big kosher section unless the other one mentioned also has a big one
 Phone: 702-256-5200
Address: 2211 N. Rampart Blvd. Las Vegas, NV

Regarding selection, its not like bklyn where the whole store is kosher but a great selection with about 4 aisles.  Already made take out, sushi, raw meats and chickens, deli etc.
Would you be able to buy food for shabbos meals so that we do not have to bring along.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on December 02, 2014, 07:27:01 PM
Yes for sure
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on December 02, 2014, 07:39:42 PM
Yes for sure
Yes for sure
Thanks for your response
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on December 30, 2014, 02:59:02 PM
any hotels to book with points?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on December 30, 2014, 04:30:40 PM
any hotels to book with points?
almost every kind of program
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on December 30, 2014, 04:44:04 PM
almost every kind of program

Was asking which hotel pays to book with points
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: iliveindeal on January 19, 2015, 09:17:09 AM
Anyone know of a good deal at the Wynn or Encore in Vegas? I saw a past post about a $129 deal, but that expired already.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: EMCC on January 19, 2015, 01:09:56 PM
Please request to file a complaint when you visit the Amex lounge in LAS for kosher food. Also request they they serve something simple like deli sandwiches.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on January 19, 2015, 06:00:47 PM
Please request to file a complaint when you visit the Amex lounge in LAS for kosher food. Also request they they serve something simple like deli sandwiches.

I got a gourmet kosher meal over there.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: 2088 on January 19, 2015, 06:31:08 PM
I got a gourmet kosher meal over there.

+1
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: thejerseyguy on January 19, 2015, 07:44:47 PM
I got a gourmet kosher meal over there.
When?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: EMCC on January 19, 2015, 10:13:00 PM
I got a gourmet kosher meal over there.
They stopped that in August 2014
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: thejerseyguy on January 20, 2015, 12:07:39 AM
They stopped that in August 2014
I was lucky enough to find that out on August 2nd. :-[
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on January 21, 2015, 07:53:24 AM
A new restaurant opened approximately 2 miles from the strip called Genesis. I was very happy with the dishes they served, I spoke with other people and they said the same.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Martyb on January 22, 2015, 11:21:14 AM
Has anyone been to "Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area"? is it worth going to see (i am a nature guy)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on January 22, 2015, 04:06:06 PM
A new restaurant opened approximately 2 miles from the strip called Genesis. I was very happy with the dishes they served, I spoke with other people and they said the same.
meat or dairy? price point?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: 2088 on January 22, 2015, 04:27:19 PM
Has anyone been to "Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area"? is it worth going to see (i am a nature guy)


Yes, if your a nature guy its really cool if your not just allot of mountains and rocks with a nice view. The drive around the whole place takes a while everyone drives very slow.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on January 22, 2015, 04:34:28 PM
meat or dairy? price point?
Meat I thought it was reasonable. This is the link to the restaurant http://genesisrestaurantlv.com/
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on January 22, 2015, 04:35:56 PM
Meat I thought it was reasonable. This is the link to the restaurant http://genesisrestaurantlv.com/

what a HUGE menu. and CHINESE!!!!!! oh happy days! (for now)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on January 22, 2015, 04:51:48 PM
what a HUGE menu. and CHINESE!!!!!! oh happy days! (for now)
If the place is crazy busy they change it to a smaller menu. Basically lots of shows at the same time they will change menu.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on January 22, 2015, 10:02:45 PM
live now from the new restaurant in Las Vegas can't say the food is great it's decent not a big selection though prices are steep
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Martyb on January 27, 2015, 10:05:13 PM
anyone know of a way to get cheaper tix to cirque du soleil "o".
tix are about $125 per ticket
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on January 27, 2015, 10:32:43 PM
Has anyone been to "Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area"? is it worth going to see (i am a nature guy)


Beautiful place.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on January 28, 2015, 10:03:24 AM
anyone know of a way to get cheaper tix to cirque du soleil "o".
tix are about $125 per ticket
i think with amex you should be able to check on their website.   just want to tell you it is worth every penny, was "out of this world" amazing!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Martyb on January 28, 2015, 11:02:29 AM
i think with amex you should be able to check on their website.   just want to tell you it is worth every penny, was "out of this world" amazing!

Are seats all the way in the back on balcony not as good? Is it worth paying more for better seats?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on January 28, 2015, 11:07:44 AM
Are seats all the way in the back on balcony not as good? Is it worth paying more for better seats?
there is at any moment a ton going on, which you really dont want to miss.  i paid extra to sit up close so i dont know what view you have from far
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on January 29, 2015, 11:26:53 AM
anyone know of a way to get cheaper tix to cirque du soleil "o".
tix are about $125 per ticket

dh has a military ID so we got a discount. also if you have a gambling card from any of their affiliates (Mirage, Aria, Monte Carlo, etc...) you also get an additional discount. if you are booking before you have a card just tell them you'll get a card when you arrive and they should give you the discount in advance. cards are free, all you need IIRC is an ID
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: morgs on February 02, 2015, 03:40:44 PM
Anyone have any recom. for a private home rental in LV. TIA
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Martyb on February 02, 2015, 03:57:08 PM
as of 1/29/15 Haifa Restaurant is closed (for now)
also another really good food option is Huntridge soda fountain






Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bentch on February 02, 2015, 04:53:32 PM
as of 1/29/15 Haifa Restaurant is closed (for now)
also another really good food option is Huntridge soda fountain


though its not in a jewish area and about 15 min from the strip, the food is quite good and prices are very reasonable.  its diner style. Ordered their elvis pancakes and was in heaven. its a very little known secret among the vegas locals.

HUNTRIDGE PHARMACY AND SODA FOUNTAIN
1144 East Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 382-7373

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Martyb on February 03, 2015, 09:38:40 AM
though its not in a jewish area and about 15 min from the strip, the food is quite good and prices are very reasonable.  its diner style. Ordered their elvis pancakes and was in heaven. its a very little known secret among the vegas locals.

HUNTRIDGE PHARMACY AND SODA FOUNTAIN
1144 East Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 382-7373

Best kept secret in Vegas. I didnt see it advertised on any jewish website. It's always good to call because they often close for movie filmings
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2015, 09:45:42 AM
though its not in a jewish area and about 15 min from the strip, the food is quite good and prices are very reasonable.  its diner style. Ordered their elvis pancakes and was in heaven. its a very little known secret among the vegas locals.

HUNTRIDGE PHARMACY AND SODA FOUNTAIN
1144 East Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 382-7373


C"Y?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Martyb on February 03, 2015, 10:53:07 AM
C"Y?
Their menu says that some of their foods are C"Y.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on February 06, 2015, 04:37:38 PM
though its not in a jewish area and about 15 min from the strip, the food is quite good and prices are very reasonable.  its diner style. Ordered their elvis pancakes and was in heaven. its a very little known secret among the vegas locals.

HUNTRIDGE PHARMACY AND SODA FOUNTAIN
1144 East Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 382-7373
Just ate there, definitely recommended... Service was very accommodating and food was delicious.
From the most interesting kosher eateries I have ever been to.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: rangersin4 on February 08, 2015, 11:01:26 PM
Does anyone know if this 2 free nights at the WYNN or Encore deal is still available to AMEX Plat cardholders?
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/4715

Or if there are any other perks in Vegas that Plat Cardholders would get?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: EMCC on February 09, 2015, 12:38:23 AM
Does anyone know if this 2 free nights at the WYNN or Encore deal is still available to AMEX Plat cardholders?
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/4715

Or if there are any other perks in Vegas that Plat Cardholders would get?
6 years old!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: rangersin4 on February 09, 2015, 11:55:54 PM
6 years old!
I know, that's why I made sure to also ask if there are any other deals for cardholders.

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on February 11, 2015, 10:57:04 AM
A- Huntridge is really close to Adar Pizza (just an FYI)
B- the whole place has a weird smell. food is good???
C- not sure why it's a secret. i found it on Shamash (http://www.shamash.org/kosher/search.php) in a minute.
Title: Mincha Maariv at the MAGIC show in Mandlay Bay Convention Center?
Post by: mobobs770 on February 18, 2015, 01:28:27 PM
Does anyone know if there is a mincha/maariv at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the Magic show? I know Off Price and MRket had one and was wondering if one was arranged at the Magic show....

If so, where?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: rangersin4 on February 18, 2015, 01:38:17 PM
A- Huntridge is really close to Adar Pizza (just an FYI)
B- the whole place has a weird smell. food is good???
C- not sure why it's a secret. i found it on Shamash (http://www.shamash.org/kosher/search.php) in a minute.
What's the hechsher for Huntridge?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: rangersin4 on February 18, 2015, 01:41:09 PM
Has anyone ever been to Nobu Hotel at Ceasars Palace?
https://www.caesars.com/nobu-caesars-palace

Is it worth it? Quiet? Good service? (I don't need to eat at the restaurant, just hotel. ;) )
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: doublejay on February 24, 2015, 12:41:10 AM
So whats the single best dairy and meat place closest to the strip? (Venetian/Sands area)

Going for a one day convention and need breakfast and dinner.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on February 24, 2015, 11:32:30 AM
So whats the single best dairy and meat place closest to the strip? (Venetian/Sands area)

Going for a one day convention and need breakfast and dinner.

Thanks.

i think you'll enjoy Nina's Cafe. it's dairy and next door to it's sister restaurant Jerusalem Grill (meat). it's mamesh next door to the Palms. a 5 minute drive from the strip
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on February 24, 2015, 11:44:35 AM
i think you'll enjoy Nina's Cafe. it's dairy and next door to it's sister restaurant Jerusalem Grill (meat). it's mamesh next door to the Palms. a 5 minute drive from the strip
I liked genesis very close to the strip
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: doublejay on February 25, 2015, 01:48:46 AM
Having a hard time locating minyanim near the strip. Can anyone help?

Anything walking distance?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: thejerseyguy on February 25, 2015, 06:23:12 PM
Having a hard time locating minyanim near the strip. Can anyone help?

Anything walking distance?
there is a shachris minyan for the ASD show it is usually at 7 in the Venetian at 7 am. It probably will start this Friday maybe even Thursday. it will run till next Wednsday You can call the Venetian and ask for the ASD prayer service.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: doublejay on February 26, 2015, 12:30:15 AM
Ended up eating at Genesis

 5 stars IMO.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on February 26, 2015, 09:31:06 AM
Ended up eating at Genesis

 5 stars IMO.
Happy to hear that. I ate a few times when i was there and was happy.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: HudsonRider on February 26, 2015, 01:47:20 PM
Hi . Looking to rent a car in Vegas for pesach . Any recommendations? Airport vs in the city ? Any codes etc?
Thanks .
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on February 26, 2015, 02:01:20 PM
Hi . Looking to rent a car in Vegas for pesach . Any recommendations? Airport vs in the city ? Any codes etc?
Thanks .
pretty good that you found this thread. but it is still not the right one :P. here you have the car rental thread

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5420.0
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: doublejay on February 26, 2015, 06:31:27 PM
Happy to hear that. I ate a few times when i was there and was happy.

Thanks for the recommendation.

Shawarma was best I can remember. Fresh pitas. Delicious desserts. Nice atmosphere.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Aj3042 on March 18, 2015, 11:56:44 PM
Does anybody know about the Shabbos meals hosting situation in Vegas? Like is there a shul (chabad or other) that puts up visitors for meals with local families or has a communal meal? I know some out of town communities have this but haven't found out much on Vegas about this point.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on March 31, 2015, 11:06:03 AM
I don't know anything about Las Vegas. Are the only 2 activities gambling and expensive shows?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on March 31, 2015, 11:08:14 AM
Does anybody know about the Shabbos meals hosting situation in Vegas? Like is there a shul (chabad or other) that puts up visitors for meals with local families or has a communal meal? I know some out of town communities have this but haven't found out much on Vegas about this point.
Check Shabbat.com.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Martyb on March 31, 2015, 11:15:09 AM
I don't know anything about Las Vegas. Are the only 2 activities gambling and expensive shows?

If you have a car there is some other things...I.E. Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.....
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on March 31, 2015, 11:21:05 AM
If you have a car there is some other things...I.E. Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.....
Thanks! Good to know
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: rangersin4 on March 31, 2015, 11:24:46 AM
Does anyone know if Huntridge Soda Fountain (https://m.facebook.com/HuntridgeDinerKosher?refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHuntridgeDinerKosher) has a good hechsher?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Aj3042 on March 31, 2015, 11:27:54 AM
Check Shabbat.com.
Thanks. Now that you remind me I actually used to check them more often but I sent out requests a number of times in a number of places and never got a response. Have you ever had success with it?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on March 31, 2015, 11:33:33 AM
Thanks. Now that you remind me I actually used to check them more often but I sent out requests a number of times in a number of places and never got a response. Have you ever had success with it?
Personally i have never used it.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bentch on March 31, 2015, 11:49:01 AM
Does anyone know if Huntridge Soda Fountain (https://m.facebook.com/HuntridgeDinerKosher?refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHuntridgeDinerKosher) has a good hechsher?

yes.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: avrumy22 on March 31, 2015, 11:50:13 AM
Thanks. Now that you remind me I actually used to check them more often but I sent out requests a number of times in a number of places and never got a response. Have you ever had success with it?

used it about 25 times, including hosting someone this past week for shabbos!

some people sign up and dont check it or check their emails. trick is to find people that have some feedback on their page so you know they are active.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bentch on March 31, 2015, 11:52:54 AM
Does anybody know about the Shabbos meals hosting situation in Vegas? Like is there a shul (chabad or other) that puts up visitors for meals with local families or has a communal meal? I know some out of town communities have this but haven't found out much on Vegas about this point.

depends which community you want to be in. i've spent a shabbos at shaarei tefillah. on the website there is some info

For hospitality, please contact Rebbetzen Wasser
(702) 413-3839
Please contact us at least a week in advance
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Aj3042 on March 31, 2015, 11:57:36 AM
depends which community you want to be in. i've spent a shabbos at shaarei tefillah. on the website there is some info

For hospitality, please contact Rebbetzen Wasser
(702) 413-3839
Please contact us at least a week in advance
Thanks. There's more than one community in Las Vegas?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on March 31, 2015, 12:09:13 PM
Does anybody know about the Shabbos meals hosting situation in Vegas? Like is there a shul (chabad or other) that puts up visitors for meals with local families or has a communal meal? I know some out of town communities have this but haven't found out much on Vegas about this point.
Young Israel has a LaQuinta right next to the shul and the hotel is very accommodating for religious needs
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bentch on March 31, 2015, 12:15:09 PM
Thanks. There's more than one community in Las Vegas?

yes. there are shuls/chabads pretty spread out but there's two main areas, summerlin and henderson (not actually in las vegas proper ~20 mins).
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Aj3042 on March 31, 2015, 12:44:49 PM
used it about 25 times, including hosting someone this past week for shabbos!

some people sign up and dont check it or check their emails. trick is to find people that have some feedback on their page so you know they are active.
Good to see at least one of these hosts actually exists :).
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on April 16, 2015, 01:15:56 PM
tried a quick flight award search from San Diego to Vegas in the summer but came up pretty empty or with stop overs

whats my best bet to fly with award miles from SAN to LAS?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on April 16, 2015, 01:45:56 PM
southwest?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on April 16, 2015, 01:49:11 PM
tried a quick flight award search from San Diego to Vegas in the summer but came up pretty empty or with stop overs

whats my best bet to fly with award miles from SAN to LAS?
Southwest.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on April 16, 2015, 01:49:30 PM
southwest?
Beat me to it.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on April 16, 2015, 03:54:30 PM
oh no one of the few programs I dont have miles

I guess time for Chase 2-3BM
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on April 16, 2015, 04:08:59 PM
oh no one of the few programs I dont have miles

I guess time for Chase 2-3BM

find someone to speculatively book for you today as point cost may change significantly tomorrow.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on April 16, 2015, 04:28:48 PM
oh no one of the few programs I dont have miles

I guess time for Chase 2-3BM
No Chase UR points? Those transfer to Southwest.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on April 16, 2015, 04:43:01 PM
No Chase UR points? Those transfer to Southwest.

good point I do have chase points but usually save them for lucrative United

also booking for a family of 8 so needs lots of points?

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on April 16, 2015, 04:47:09 PM
good point I do have chase points but usually save them for lucrative United

also booking for a family of 8 so needs lots of points?


Price it out on Southwest. It's a very cheap route. You can likely find under 8k each way.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on April 22, 2015, 04:20:03 PM
Anyone stay in the new SLS in Vegas? I am debating between a suite in Lux tower at SLS or suite in Elara(Hilton).
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SrulyP on April 23, 2015, 08:53:22 AM
DO NOT EAT AT ADAR PIZZA, It was terrible.

I might have posted this before but just in case i need to warn the DDF community.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on April 23, 2015, 02:13:10 PM
I am currently in Las Vegas and just had to quickly write this.
DO NOT GO TO ADAR PIZZA! I am staying in the Encore and decided it wasn't worth the drive to Panini Cafe, and I now realize (after going to Panini Cafe the next day) how wrong I was.

Panini cafe is reasonably priced, clean, and good food. Adar pizza if ridiculously priced, dirty, and had spoiled tomatoes and disgusting falafel.

DO NOT EAT AT ADAR PIZZA, It was terrible.

I might have posted this before but just in case i need to warn the DDF community.

:)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on April 24, 2015, 01:56:48 PM
Anyone been to the Luxor Hotel? $36 on groupon
http://www.groupon.com/deals/ga-bk-luxor-hotel-and-casino?p=2&utm_source=channel_getaways-deals&utm_medium=email&sid=43e680e4-f958-4b69-a51c-dee236561517&division=baltimore&user=552b2a0cbd35ff6467a04b632f9f1a1709095844d6547bbead60fd4a3de71d0e&date=20150424&s=body&c=image&d=getaways_deal&utm_campaign=43e680e4-f958-4b69-a51c-dee236561517#check_in=&check_out=
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 24, 2015, 03:42:08 PM
DO NOT EAT AT ADAR PIZZA, It was terrible.

I might have posted this before but just in case i need to warn the DDF community.
I don't understand how they stay in business.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SrulyP on April 24, 2015, 03:44:00 PM

I don't understand how they stay in business.

My wife said the same thing. I guess there are enough Jews that go to Vegas and they all just go once. It is really unbelievable how bad they are. Everything was either rotten or spoiled and they charged a ton. Even if you are starving it worth it to pay for delivery or drive am extra ten min the one of the other delicious places.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 24, 2015, 03:47:38 PM
They served us a disgustingly dirty water pitcher.
When we showed them the floating dirt inside they gave us bottles of water.   And charged us for them.

Another time I called and asked what flavors of ice cream they had.  They said they had Vanilla and Chocolate.  So we drove over there and the Ice Cream machine was broken and hadnt even been working in some time.  "Well, when we had ice cream we had Vanilla and Chocolate"  >:(
Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SrulyP on April 24, 2015, 03:49:24 PM
[quote author=Dan link=topic=914.msg1125327#msg1125327 Another time I called and asked what flavors of ice cream they had.  They said they had Vanilla and Chocolate.  So we drove over there and the Ice Cream machine was broken and hadnt even been working in some time.  "Well, when we had ice cream we had Vanilla and Chocolate"  date=1429904858]
  .>:(
[/quote]

Hahahaha classic Israeli response!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on April 27, 2015, 10:28:26 AM
I don't understand how they stay in business.

yup! same... falafel balls were the worst i've ever had. and they're $1 a piece!! milkshake tasted like frozen milk halfway thawed... food was so gross, dirty, expensive...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Myls311 on April 27, 2015, 12:23:10 PM
Does anyone know where you can buy kosher wine bottles in vegas?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on April 27, 2015, 12:59:02 PM
Does anyone know where you can buy kosher wine bottles in vegas?

Check Albertsons.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on April 29, 2015, 11:23:44 AM
Anyone been to treasure island or signature by mgm grand hotel? Thoughts or other recommendations please! Thanks!!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on April 29, 2015, 12:41:59 PM
Anyone been to treasure island or signature by mgm grand hotel? Thoughts or other recommendations please! Thanks!!
Signature by MGM is technically off the strip. You have access to all the amenities of both the MGM and the Signature. All the rooms are suites with some form of a kitchen- might just be a microwave and fridge. It is a quieter hotel, somewhat traditional. I liked it, but it of course doesn't compare to Aria/Cosmopolitan/etc.

Really nice views as you are behind the strip.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on April 29, 2015, 12:43:52 PM
Thanks! If we are not into gambling, is 5 days too much in vegas? Thinking of grand canyon and hoover dam one day, lake mead another, not sure what else?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 29, 2015, 12:46:05 PM
Thanks! If we are not into gambling, is 5 days too much in vegas? Thinking of grand canyon and hoover dam one day, lake mead another, not sure what else?
Unless you aer going to a lot of shows and/or going out to clubs all day and night, five days is too much. Even with doing those things, five days is a lot.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Aj3042 on April 29, 2015, 12:48:53 PM
Thanks! If we are not into gambling, is 5 days too much in vegas? Thinking of grand canyon and hoover dam one day, lake mead another, not sure what else?
There's enough to do in the Vegas area to keep you busy for weeks. IMO none of those things are located within Vegas itself but within a few hour radius of it. Look at a map and you'll see I can thing of a dozen great place to go off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 29, 2015, 12:49:50 PM
There's enough to do in the Vegas area to keep you busy for weeks. IMO none of those things are located within Vegas itself but within a few hour radius of it. Look at a map and you'll see I can thing of a dozen great place to go off the top of my head.
That can be different states already... Few hour drive and you are in LA.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Aj3042 on April 29, 2015, 12:59:35 PM
That can be different states already... Few hour drive and you are in LA.
That's 6 hours IIRC. But within 2 hours you can be in UT, AZ, or western CA. And he's willing to drive to GC which is like 4 hours from LV.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on April 29, 2015, 01:25:28 PM
That's 6 hours IIRC. But within 2 hours you can be in UT, AZ, or western CA. And he's willing to drive to GC which is like 4 hours from LV.
Las Vegas to LA is 4 hours without traffic. With traffic it will take you much longer. If you are making the drive, avoid driving LAX-LAS on Friday, and avoid LAS-LAX on Sunday. That's when you get all the weekender traffic.

Thanks! If we are not into gambling, is 5 days too much in vegas? Thinking of grand canyon and hoover dam one day, lake mead another, not sure what else?
Is there a reason you need to be in Vegas that long? I would say spend 3 days max in Vegas, and the rest in Los Angeles. The strip can be seen in a few hours' time. If you are into the pools, give yourself an afternoon there. The main attraction of Las Vegas is gambling, shows, clubs, and pool parties. If you are not into any of those things, there is not much to do there.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on April 29, 2015, 01:29:56 PM
Las Vegas to LA is 4 hours without traffic. With traffic it will take you much longer. If you are making the drive, avoid driving LAX-LAS on Friday, and avoid LAS-LAX on Sunday. That's when you get all the weekender traffic.
Is there a reason you need to be in Vegas that long? I would say spend 3 days max in Vegas, and the rest in Los Angeles. The strip can be seen in a few hours' time. If you are into the pools, give yourself an afternoon there. The main attraction of Las Vegas is gambling, shows, clubs, and pool parties. If you are not into any of those things, there is not much to do there.
Las vegas is much cheaper as far as flights and hotels. Maybe I will drive to la for two days and one night...does that make sense? Or fly to la and drive to vegas
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 29, 2015, 01:45:58 PM
Las vegas is much cheaper as far as flights and hotels. Maybe I will drive to la for two days and one night...does that make sense? Or fly to la and drive to vegas
With points it is not really much different.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Aj3042 on April 29, 2015, 02:11:39 PM
With points it is not really much different.
Availability is better to Vegas sometimes.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 29, 2015, 02:12:23 PM
Availability is better to Vegas sometimes.
That can be true, but number of points, not really different.

Likely have more flights to LAX than LAS as well...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on April 29, 2015, 02:14:03 PM
Right now there is no availability flights wise to la or vegas that's worth me using points. strongly considering doing a jet blue getaways package.....cheaper in vegas than la.....
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 29, 2015, 02:18:28 PM
Right now there is no availability flights wise to la or vegas that's worth me using points. strongly considering doing a jet blue getaways package.....cheaper in vegas than la.....
Where are you flying from?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on April 29, 2015, 02:19:06 PM
Where are you flying from?

Nyc
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 29, 2015, 02:20:59 PM
Nyc
Flights open up close in to LA very often.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: robi on April 29, 2015, 03:36:29 PM
Thoughts on Vdara vs Signature @ MGM?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on April 29, 2015, 08:10:22 PM
Thoughts on linq vs ny ny hotel?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on April 29, 2015, 08:55:35 PM
New kosher food truck - http://judahsfoodtruck.com/
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on April 29, 2015, 09:28:43 PM
Thoughts on Vdara vs Signature @ MGM?
Vdara hands down.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: robi on April 29, 2015, 10:19:24 PM
Vdara hands down.
Ty
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on May 03, 2015, 08:40:57 PM
Got 2 free show tickets with my room reservation - choice is between Cirque du Soleil KA or Zarkana. Any recommendations? Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on May 04, 2015, 10:52:17 AM
Vdara hands down.

+1000
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on May 04, 2015, 10:52:57 AM
Thoughts on linq vs ny ny hotel?

NY,NY is next step up from Linq.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on May 04, 2015, 10:54:07 AM
NY,NY is next step up from Linq.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Jetes64 on May 11, 2015, 01:00:54 PM
Heading to vegas...

have 3 nights and 2 days.. going with the wife.... whats a must do?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Myls311 on May 11, 2015, 01:37:16 PM
Heading to vegas...

have 3 nights and 2 days.. going with the wife.... whats a must do?
Bellagio Fountains, Mirage Volcano show, Grand Canal Shoppes in The Venetian
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on May 11, 2015, 01:41:30 PM
Any recent updates on the restaurant reviews there? I know to stay away from adar pizza, but any specific meat or dairy are a must? Any reviews on new tapas restaurant?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on May 11, 2015, 02:08:50 PM
Any recent updates on the restaurant reviews there? I know to stay away from adar pizza, but any specific meat or dairy are a must? Any reviews on new tapas restaurant?
Huntridge pharmacy and soda fountain is from the more unique restaurants I have ever been to. Highly recommended for those that don't keep cholov yisroel.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on May 11, 2015, 02:14:12 PM
Huntridge pharmacy and soda fountain is from the more unique restaurants I have ever been to. Highly recommended for those that don't keep cholov yisroel.

What is it exactly and whose Hashgacha is it under?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on May 11, 2015, 02:15:56 PM
Bellagio Fountains, Mirage Volcano show, Grand Canal Shoppes in The Venetian

Red Rock Canyon-short drive from Las Vegas and very beautiful.
Hoover Dam
Lake Mead
Every casino pretty much has interesting things to see.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on May 11, 2015, 02:32:53 PM
Heading to vegas...

have 3 nights and 2 days.. going with the wife.... whats a must do?
the "O" show
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: morgs on May 11, 2015, 03:23:54 PM
the "O" show
+1
and +1 on red rock canyon
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on May 11, 2015, 03:27:33 PM
Got 2 free show tickets with my room reservation - choice is between Cirque du Soleil KA or Zarkana. Any recommendations? Thanks!
bump
anyone?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on May 13, 2015, 07:00:01 AM
What is it exactly and whose Hashgacha is it under?
http://vegasseven.com/2013/11/05/soda-fountain-throwback-early-las-vegas/

I don't remember the name of the hashgacha but it's a local rabbi. (whom my friend I was with knew)
The guy pictured in this article is the current mashgiach, I met him at chabad when I stayed for shabbos.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on May 14, 2015, 11:03:55 AM
http://vegasseven.com/2013/11/05/soda-fountain-throwback-early-las-vegas/

I don't remember the name of the hashgacha but it's a local rabbi. (whom my friend I was with knew)
The guy pictured in this article is the current mashgiach, I met him at chabad when I stayed for shabbos.

Is it cholov yisrol? Can t seem to get a straight answer
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on May 14, 2015, 11:14:55 AM
Anyone else going to the RE convention in Vegas next week??
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on May 14, 2015, 11:43:07 AM
Is it cholov yisrol? Can t seem to get a straight answer
No it is not cholov yisroel.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: robi on May 14, 2015, 01:00:53 PM
Anyone else going to the RE convention in Vegas next week??
yes
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on May 14, 2015, 01:05:57 PM
Can you report back if you go to any restaurants....going soon after and would love to hear what's good and what not!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on May 14, 2015, 02:54:58 PM
yes
Get together??
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: robi on May 14, 2015, 03:13:05 PM
Get together??
PM
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: soursticks on May 21, 2015, 02:35:38 PM
Just got back from Vegas.

Sababa was solid as always,

Jerusalem Grill was good,

The true find of the trip was Huntridge Pharmacy & Soda Fountain. 1144 E Charleston Blvd. (702) 382-7373
Great food cool 70's theme. off the beaten path and not the best neighborhood (not terrible) but went with a total of 6 guys and prices were extremely reasonable, food was delicious and Yossi the manager and Xavier the chef were a pleasure to deal with. The food kept coming and it was all fresh made right there in front of us. FYI, it is not cholov yisrael, but they may be able to accommodate with advance notice.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on May 21, 2015, 02:37:40 PM
Just got back from Vegas.

Sababa was solid as always,

Jerusalem Grill was good,

The true find of the trip was Huntridge Pharmacy & Soda Fountain. 1144 E Charleston Blvd. (702) 382-7373
Great food cool 70's theme. off the beaten path and not the best neighborhood (not terrible) but went with a total of 6 guys and prices were extremely reasonable, food was delicious and Yossi the manager and Xavier the chef were a pleasure to deal with. The food kept coming and it was all fresh made right there in front of us.
This is very helpful. Do u know what supervision huntridge pharmacy is under?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: soursticks on May 21, 2015, 02:55:28 PM
This is very helpful. Do u know what supervision huntridge pharmacy is under?

Rabbi Wasser of Shaarei Tefilah.
Also listed as recommended restaurant by Ahavas Torah Center.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on May 21, 2015, 02:57:51 PM
Rabbi Wasser of Shaarei Tefilah.
Also listed as recommended restaurant by Ahavas Torah Center.
thanks! I will be there In a few weeks, any other recommendations besides sababa? Or just go there every day (3 nights)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: soursticks on May 21, 2015, 03:15:48 PM
Sababa is always a staple.

Jerusalem grill was pretty good, but I was there for a networking event and had open buffet. Typical sit down dining may be better or worse.

Coffee Bean

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: blue eyes on May 21, 2015, 03:54:47 PM
VEGA TR As an extension to our AZ vaca we drove to Vegas. We arrived late and all kosher restaurants were already closed by then. I wish I had known that the 24 hour Super market has a full line of kosher food, deli, cheese and bakery as one would expect in a NY kosher supermarket. The next morning We had breakfast at Nina's Caf. They opened the earliest. The service was excellent. We did a day trip to Fire Valley State Park. Truly Breathtaking! just a short drive from Vegas and totally worth it! We then had dinner at Anise Tapas & Grill on the day after they opened up. The food was excellent and plentiful! service was great considering they were only open for two days. all in all it was a great trip~
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: soursticks on May 21, 2015, 04:55:08 PM
TR for Vegas.......If you are looking for a great outdoor adventure check out Adrenaline ATV in valley of fire. We had a group of 8 of us and reserved a afternoon trip. The guides were really great and made the trip fun. Gorgeous scenery great ATV. Overall highly recommend.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: robi on May 21, 2015, 05:11:19 PM
Sababa is always a staple.

Jerusalem grill was pretty good, but I was there for a networking event and had open buffet. Typical sit down dining may be better or worse.

Coffee Bean


Agree with Sababa.
Jerusalem is OK to average. I actually found the food at the event better than the standard.
Genesis was good. Owner is a great guy.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: soursticks on May 21, 2015, 05:34:28 PM
Jerusalem food was good, just can't comment on menu for regular dine in.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 05, 2015, 11:58:59 AM
Any place in Vegas that offers either good point redemption or is just a good deal overall that can be recommended for July? Can't seem to find anything decent that looks good. (Saw the Rio but that just didn't look too nice)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 05, 2015, 12:01:51 PM
Any place in Vegas that offers either good point redemption or is just a good deal overall that can be recommended for July? Can't seem to find anything decent that looks good. (Saw the Rio but that just didn't look too nice)
Check paid rates. You can find cheap rates, especially during the week.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on June 05, 2015, 12:02:27 PM
What days?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 05, 2015, 12:03:46 PM
Check paid rates. You can find cheap rates, especially during the week.

What days?

Wed/Thu - Sunday 1st or 2nd week in July.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 05, 2015, 12:11:33 PM
Check paid rates. You can find cheap rates, especially during the week.

Not really seeing anything under 150-200 per night for anything decent looking. Any current "buy 2 get 1 night free" type promos or hotels I am unaware of? Looking for on or close to the strip.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on June 05, 2015, 12:33:53 PM
Not really seeing anything under 150-200 per night for anything decent looking. Any current "buy 2 get 1 night free" type promos or hotels I am unaware of? Looking for on or close to the strip.

157 For a very nice suite in the NY,NY or under 150 at the Vdara is a great deal as well.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on June 05, 2015, 12:35:03 PM
157 For a very nice suite in the NY,NY or under 150 at the Vdara is a great deal as well.

Also 155 for the SLS LUX suite is a great deal and I know people who said some great things about it although its off the strip a little.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 07, 2015, 08:46:11 PM
Found via Jetblue Gateways a total package for 2 including JetBlue Direct flights and the SLS for 5 days for $880. I am having the feeling that Ill hardly find a better way to book such a trip in July with any mileage.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on June 07, 2015, 08:56:30 PM
Found via Jetblue Gateways a total package for 2 including JetBlue Direct flights and the SLS for 5 days for $880. I am having the feeling that Ill hardly find a better way to book such a trip in July with any mileage.
I had a very similar situation for in a few weeks, booked a getaways package for 2 3 nights hotel at nyny 708 total.....hope the hotel is nice....sls was much more plus I got 2 free tickets to cirque de soleil
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: eis517 on June 07, 2015, 09:03:41 PM
Anyone know the best time during the November-January for the cheapest rooms in Vegas? I know Christmas-New Years is not good. Any other times that are good?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 07, 2015, 09:13:05 PM
I had a very similar situation for in a few weeks, booked a getaways package for 2 3 nights hotel at nyny 708 total.....hope the hotel is nice....sls was much more plus I got 2 free tickets to cirque de soleil

Was part of the package?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on June 07, 2015, 09:14:05 PM
Yes was a promotion if you stay 3 nights at any mgm resort get 2 free tickets
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on June 08, 2015, 12:17:06 AM
Anyone know the best time during the November-January for the cheapest rooms in Vegas? I know Christmas-New Years is not good. Any other times that are good?

Check the Vegas convention schedules and boxing matches.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on June 08, 2015, 05:09:34 PM
Any place in Vegas that offers either good point redemption or is just a good deal overall that can be recommended for July? Can't seem to find anything decent that looks good. (Saw the Rio but that just didn't look too nice)
Anyone know the best time during the November-January for the cheapest rooms in Vegas? I know Christmas-New Years is not good. Any other times that are good?
step 1. go to a.c.
step 2. sign up for players card in ceasers or ballys and play for about $30
step 3. receive email from total rewards for rooms in vegas for free or nearly pennies ;D
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on June 08, 2015, 05:21:55 PM
step 1. go to a.c.
step 2. sign up for players card in ceasers or ballys and play for about $30
step 3. receive email from total rewards for rooms in vegas for free or nearly pennies ;D

You will not get rooms in the decent hotels, more like Harrah,Ballys,Linq and Rio. They will not give you rooms in Caesars paris or PH.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on June 08, 2015, 05:23:13 PM
You will not get rooms in the decent hotels, more like Harrah,Ballys,Linq and Rio. They will not give you rooms in Caesars paris or PH.
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Indulge yourself at our Las Vegas Total Rewards resorts and casinos this August. Delight in a meal at one of our top-rated restaurants or relax at one of our luxurious pools with this exclusive stay at your choice of: two free nights where available or at calendar rates at Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Paris, Flamingo, Ballys, Harrahs or Rio.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on June 08, 2015, 05:34:50 PM
-1

Try to book it. Let me know if your successful.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 09, 2015, 08:25:50 PM
Anybody ever stay at the MGM grand, or more specifically the towers at the MGM?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 09, 2015, 11:44:02 PM
Anybody ever stay at the MGM grand, or more specifically the towers at the MGM?
I guess a better question is: how the heck does one go about picking out a hotel in Vegas. Lots and lots of options with good reviews, all under $100. Any particular ones that people here can recommend ? Traveling with kids, so a suite is definitely a strong preference...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 10, 2015, 08:15:43 AM
I guess a better question is: how the heck does one go about picking out a hotel in Vegas. Lots and lots of options with good reviews, all under $100. Any particular ones that people here can recommend ? Traveling with kids, so a suite is definitely a strong preference...

Looking for cheap? Nice? Kitchen?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 10, 2015, 09:09:54 AM
Looking for cheap? Nice? Kitchen?
No kitchen, prefer nice but doesn't need to be over the top, and although I prefer the $100-$150 range it isn't set in stone. As a side note, it's for 2 months out are prices/deals going to get better closer in?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 10, 2015, 09:19:32 AM
No kitchen, prefer nice but doesn't need to be over the top, and although I prefer the $100-$150 range it isn't set in stone. As a side note, it's for 2 months out are prices/deals going to get better closer in?

Depends. Flights can vary as well as what time of the week you go. Bellagio, Venetian, Aria, Mandala Bay, Wynn are def very nice but not under 150 normally.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on June 10, 2015, 10:35:05 AM
Depends. Flights can vary as well as what time of the week you go. Bellagio, Venetian, Aria, Mandala Bay, Wynn are def very nice but not under 150 normally.
I stayed at the Venetian.  Its was about $150 (3 years ago)  was amazing!!  It is definitely worth to spend a little more and stay at one of the nicer hotels.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on June 10, 2015, 10:53:08 AM
Anyone stay at nyny recently?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 10, 2015, 10:55:14 AM
I stayed at the Venetian.  Its was about $150 (3 years ago)  was amazing!!  It is definitely worth to spend a little more and stay at one of the nicer hotels.

+1

With so many possible issues and options, I much rather spend a bit more and stay in a hotel that is confirmed as good.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on June 10, 2015, 11:45:08 AM
Stayed in the encore very nice.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 10, 2015, 12:18:12 PM
I stayed at the Venetian.  Its was about $150 (3 years ago)  was amazing!!  It is definitely worth to spend a little more and stay at one of the nicer hotels.
Stayed in the encore very nice.
Depends. Flights can vary as well as what time of the week you go. Bellagio, Venetian, Aria, Mandala Bay, Wynn are def very nice but not under 150 normally.
Thanks guys, but most of these hotels don't have 1 or 2 bedroom suites (unless you start paying $300+). The signature at the mgm grand has pretty good reviews for a 1 bedroom suite, should I just go for it? Or are these properties significantly nicer? Also are there ever deals on the above mentioned hotels to bring them down under $150?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on June 10, 2015, 12:23:51 PM
Thanks guys, but most of these hotels don't have 1 or 2 bedroom suites (unless you start paying $300+). The signature at the mgm grand has pretty good reviews for a 1 bedroom suite, should I just go for it? Or are these properties significantly nicer? Also are there ever deals on the above mentioned hotels to bring them down under $150?
AAA sometimes can get the price lower. or maybe amex travel. but as i mentioned earlier, try to consider paying more. it will make your stay more fun being in one of the different kind of hotels.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 10, 2015, 12:27:36 PM
AAA sometimes can get the price lower. or maybe amex travel. but as i mentioned earlier, try to consider paying more. it will make your stay more fun being in one of the different kind of hotels.

Right, but unless they have connecting rooms it will cost way too much for the suites at these properties... Do you know if it will get cheaper closer in? For both the regular rooms and the suites?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on June 10, 2015, 12:34:44 PM

Right, but unless they have connecting rooms it will cost way too much for the suites at these properties... Do you know if it will get cheaper closer in? For both the regular rooms and the suites?
Closer in probably get more expensive
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 10, 2015, 01:07:51 PM
Closer in probably get more expensive
Thanks for all your help... There is a pretty good deal now on the Delano(same hotel property as mandalay bay- it's their all suite tower) should I go for it (non refundable)?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on June 10, 2015, 01:08:51 PM
Thanks for all your help... There is a pretty good deal now on the Delano(same hotel property as mandalay bay- it's their all suite tower) should I go for it (non refundable)?
not familiar with that hotel. i only checked out the venetian, ceasers, and bellagio
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 10, 2015, 01:11:26 PM
Depends. Flights can vary as well as what time of the week you go. Bellagio, Venetian, Aria, Mandala Bay, Wynn are def very nice but not under 150 normally.

Oh whoops meant to ask Benjy... So Benjy should I go for it? Is it nice?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 10, 2015, 01:30:44 PM

Oh whoops meant to ask Benjy... So Benjy should I go for it? Is it nice?

Delano I am not familiar with. Mandalay Bay tends to have a good wrap. Not so centrally located strip wise but easy with a rented car and not too far for a shabbes walk.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 10, 2015, 02:03:08 PM
Delano I am not familiar with. Mandalay Bay tends to have a good wrap. Not so centrally located strip wise but easy with a rented car and not too far for a shabbes walk.
I see, since it's the same property as Mandalay bay I guess I can assume it's good as well. Is that the hotel with the shark exhibits?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 10, 2015, 02:04:45 PM
I see, since it's the same property as Mandalay bay I guess I can assume it's good as well. Is that the hotel with the shark exhibits?

I think thats at the Mandalay Bay. GIFY is prob best.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on June 10, 2015, 05:05:39 PM
I think thats at the Mandalay Bay. GIFY is prob best.

Delano is a nice far walk to the strip as Mandalay Bay is pretty far and this is behind the Mandalay Bay.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mdgmark on June 16, 2015, 11:38:00 PM
Anyone goto flamingo?   Staying at one of the mini suites there next week.       Any feedback is helpful.   Also what's the best way to warm up food?  I can't seem to get from them a microwave or even use their microwaves last time I went to Caesars
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 17, 2015, 08:11:43 AM
Anyone goto flamingo?   Staying at one of the mini suites there next week.       Any feedback is helpful.   Also what's the best way to warm up food?  I can't seem to get from them a microwave or even use their microwaves last time I went to Caesars

What do you really need a microwave for? There is so much kosher food in Vegas? Also, Id say check out Tripadvisor. Have had good authentic experiences with them for Vegas.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on June 17, 2015, 09:36:43 AM
Anyone goto flamingo?   Staying at one of the mini suites there next week.       Any feedback is helpful.   Also what's the best way to warm up food?  I can't seem to get from them a microwave or even use their microwaves last time I went to Caesars

Flamingo is a very old hotel. I was told to make sure to ask for their new "go" rooms. which are the newer upgraded rooms.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on June 17, 2015, 10:43:59 AM
Flamingo is a very old hotel. I was told to make sure to ask for their new "go" rooms. which are the newer upgraded rooms.

+1

Also if you are looking for class, you've come to the wrong place.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: semper fi on June 17, 2015, 10:49:26 AM
Flamingo is a very old hotel. I was told to make sure to ask for their new "go" rooms. which are the newer upgraded rooms.
Even the remodeled room's are nothing to write home about.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on June 17, 2015, 02:14:39 PM
Even the remodeled room's are nothing to write home about.

Correct, However if your staying there anyway make sure to get the Go rooms.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mdgmark on June 17, 2015, 08:38:06 PM
+1

Also if you are looking for class, you've come to the wrong place.
. Thank you all.  Will do.     
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Brian on June 26, 2015, 02:24:09 PM
Is there a minyan and meals by any of the major hotels the Shabbos before the ASD show?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stever on June 26, 2015, 07:53:25 PM
Went to Anise tapas and Ninas this week. Very impressed by anise. Ninas was good
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on June 28, 2015, 07:19:48 AM
Went to Anise tapas and Ninas this week. Very impressed by anise. Ninas was good

Anise was good for the prices? Did you get it for Shabbes?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stever on June 30, 2015, 03:06:31 PM
Anise was good for the prices? Did you get it for Shabbes?
nope sunday night (with their guitarist)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 30, 2015, 03:23:37 PM
What's my best bet for picking up a kosher fresh loaf of bread or baguettes closest to the airport? This is for a Sunday morning around 9:30.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on June 30, 2015, 07:35:32 PM
What's my best bet for picking up a kosher fresh loaf of bread or baguettes closest to the airport? This is for a Sunday morning around 9:30.

In terms of a bakery, smiths is around 35 minutes from the airport (& 30 min from the strip). Or call Nina's see what they can have (under 10 minutes from airport)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 30, 2015, 08:39:22 PM
In terms of a bakery, smiths is around 35 minutes from the airport (& 30 min from the strip). Or call Nina's see what they can have (under 10 minutes from airport)
Great, thanks. What about the airport itself? I remember reading something about a kosher coffee bean with kosher bagels?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on July 01, 2015, 10:45:00 AM
No clue what they offer in airport.
In Venetian last year near the parking garage I only saw sandwiches.
I don't know if the fresh stuff is פת ישראל
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MosheD on July 07, 2015, 03:01:08 PM
What shows can be recommended tznius/content-wise?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on July 07, 2015, 03:02:43 PM
What shows can be recommended tznius/content-wise?

Cirque Du Soleil
David Copperfield
Even Matisyahu will be there next week
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on July 07, 2015, 03:03:11 PM
What shows can be recommended tznius/content-wise?
none? ;D  even if it can stay tznius they make sure to add some other stuff, since thats appealing to the majority of people. but content wise the "O" show was amazing!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on July 07, 2015, 03:26:46 PM
Cirque Du Soleil
David Copperfield
Even Matisyahu will be there next week
Just out of curiosity. How would you classify Cirque de Soleil as Tznius??? There are women acrobats?? Now granted, the content might be a considered "clean", but it is not Tznius.

Looking back at his question, that might be exactly what he meant to ask. If so, my apologies.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on July 07, 2015, 03:30:42 PM
Just out of curiosity. How would you classify Cirque de Soleil as Tznius??? There are women acrobats?? Now granted, the content might be a considered "clean", but it is not Tznius.

Looking back at his question, that might be exactly what he meant to ask. If so, my apologies.

Agreed. I am not sure then tbh. I think if you go by attire, every show will have its issues.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on July 07, 2015, 03:36:34 PM
What shows can be recommended tznius/content-wise?

I would respectfully advise you that Las Vegas was not designed with tznius in mind
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MosheD on July 07, 2015, 03:41:07 PM
lol thought I'd get these type of responses. Maybe I shoulda just said content-wise.
The two that interest me so far are Blue Man and Jabbawakees...
Also Magic Shows (Penn and Teller)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: MosheD on July 09, 2015, 06:01:21 PM
Wow Adar  pizza is expensive!!
Just paid $39 for a pie and fries
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on July 09, 2015, 08:13:22 PM
Wow Adar  pizza is expensive!!
Just paid $39 for a pie and fries

Yep. One of the bigger rip-offs over there.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on July 10, 2015, 10:20:13 AM
Yep. One of the bigger rip-offs over there.
So which eateries are well priced?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on July 10, 2015, 10:24:43 AM
So which eateries are well priced?

Jerusalem Grill is really good food IMO and decently priced considering that I live in NY.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on July 10, 2015, 11:07:00 AM
Jerusalem Grill is really good food IMO and decently priced considering that I live in NY.
thanks
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on July 10, 2015, 11:09:47 AM
Jerusalem Grill is really good food IMO and decently priced considering that I live in NY.

Panini cafe is also well priced
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on July 13, 2015, 02:17:53 PM
have free rooms at total rewards
at
ballys
flamingo
harras
planet Hollywood
rio
which one is the best of those
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on July 13, 2015, 02:22:10 PM
have free rooms at total rewards
at
ballys
flamingo
harras
planet Hollywood
rio
which one is the best of those
Pretty sure those are all lower end places. Check trip advisor, should give you a pretty good idea as to which is best.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on July 13, 2015, 02:44:50 PM
have free rooms at total rewards
at
ballys
flamingo
harras
planet Hollywood
rio
which one is the best of those

Staid at Planet Hollywood once and it was really good actually.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on July 13, 2015, 02:50:46 PM
Staid at Planet Hollywood once and it was really good actually.
Price wise paris looks like the most expensive one  is that the best one?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on July 13, 2015, 02:54:55 PM
Price wise paris looks like the most expensive one  is that the best one?

Havent been to the Paris so I dont know.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on July 13, 2015, 03:22:28 PM
Havent been to the Paris so I dont know.
Paris is a good place but not on his list
Ballys is connected to Paris but age took her toll
Flamingo I don't like the place at all but some people are happy in their renovated rooms. See thread
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on July 13, 2015, 04:21:18 PM
Paris is a good place but not on his list
Ballys is connected to Paris but age took her toll
Flamingo I don't like the place at all but some people are happy in their renovated rooms. See thread

would you recommend paris over all?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on July 13, 2015, 04:30:08 PM
would you recommend paris over all?

TripAdvisor is your friend.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on July 13, 2015, 04:33:48 PM
TripAdvisor is your friend.
On trip advisor all  can see is reviews on each hotel basically i see the same for all these hotels i don't see a comparison
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on July 13, 2015, 04:43:10 PM
would you recommend paris over all?

By look & reputation. Not from experience as some of the hotels on the list I never even walked in.
As a bonus if you stay in strip facing rooms you get to see the bellagio water show from your room.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on July 13, 2015, 04:45:12 PM
would you recommend paris over all?
I stayed in the Paris and it is a old hotel I would stay in another hotel that is newer.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on July 13, 2015, 04:53:14 PM
I stayed in the Paris and it is a old hotel I would stay in another hotel that is newer.

I recommended it because I stayed & was very satisfied. but was a few years ago.
Flamingo I really didn't like the low class vibe of the hotel
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on July 13, 2015, 06:51:43 PM
On trip advisor all  can see is reviews on each hotel basically i see the same for all these hotels i don't see a comparison
Each hotel is rated by a certain number out of ten (I.E. 6.5 out of 10). It's basically the general result of the reviews.... Also they are rated by number X out of XXXX hotels at that location.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ethana on July 13, 2015, 10:41:44 PM
Went to anise last week. Great food. Also checked out huntridge pharmacy. Cute place with a 50's vibe
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on July 14, 2015, 12:45:11 PM
have free rooms at total rewards
at
ballys
flamingo
harras
planet Hollywood
rio
which one is the best of those

Planet Hollywood has very nice rooms and Paris has nice rooms and old rooms.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on July 14, 2015, 12:46:02 PM
Planet Hollywood has very nice rooms and Paris has nice rooms and old rooms.
Thx  planet Hollywood over paris. Which would you prefer
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on July 14, 2015, 01:14:12 PM
Planet Hollywood nicer rooms.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on July 15, 2015, 02:20:12 PM
i only gamble at PH (call it superstition  ;)) staff are really nice. can't say much else...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on July 15, 2015, 02:28:52 PM
i only gamble at PH (call it superstition  ;)) staff are really nice. can't say much else...

That is definitely a plus ;)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on July 17, 2015, 04:48:15 PM
Anise was certainly worth it last night as last meal before the 9 days. Huntington diner has got to be a hidden gem. Small diner that looks like it's 1950 and had some really good dairy food.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: db23 on July 28, 2015, 01:46:52 PM
does anyone have (non public)Vegas promo codes for shows or hotels??
total rewards property s maybe ?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on July 28, 2015, 02:52:39 PM
does anyone have (non public)Vegas promo codes for shows or hotels??
total rewards property s maybe ?

Total Rewards requires the cardholder to check in to get the rewards (Free rooms and shows). PM me if you want to fly me out there ;).
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: db23 on July 28, 2015, 04:45:49 PM
if it allows me to make a resv with a specific code , your saying i will not be able to check in?
any other codes??

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: artee on July 28, 2015, 06:52:39 PM
if it allows me to make a resv with a specific code , your saying i will not be able to check in?
any other codes??

Same question here, i'm looking for a place for next week, i've got plenty of points in all programs but i feel the redemption value is low being that hotels are cheaper than other areas.
Any input, tips and tricks or ideas would be really appreciated, feel free to pm
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ethana on July 28, 2015, 08:48:41 PM
I actually found that it was cheaper to book directly through UR using points as opposed to transfer to Hyatt when I stayed at the bellagio a few weeks ago
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Gets on July 28, 2015, 08:52:23 PM
I just landed here a few hours ago until Thursday night.
Any good ideas?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on July 29, 2015, 06:48:56 AM

I just landed here a few hours ago until Thursday night.
Any good ideas?

Really? In Vegas? I think you can answer that yourself.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: db23 on July 29, 2015, 10:11:04 AM
the wynn and encore have great rates when you sign up for an account and book pay now -savings of as much as 35%
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Gets on July 29, 2015, 10:31:42 AM

Really? In Vegas? I think you can answer that yourself.
of course, just curious if any special events/shows were going on now.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on July 29, 2015, 11:54:16 AM
of course, just curious if any special events/shows were going on now.

I think MAtt Franco just started his shows there. He was pretty good at AGT.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mrsmee89 on August 03, 2015, 09:22:49 PM
Does anyone know where I can get coupons for shows on August 9-11?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Gets on August 03, 2015, 09:37:26 PM
I met two Israeli dudes at Nina's during lunch who were also staying at the Wynn And got picked up by the Wynn Rolls,
Long story short...
We went out with them later for supper in the stretched rolls of course, they got thirsty and picked up three bottles of top shelf whiskey (which didn't last long) and we got the party started.
After cruising around the town we made it up to the penthouse suit and partied until the sun came up, at that point another wire came through and we hit the tables.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on August 04, 2015, 09:47:58 AM
I met two Israeli dudes at Nina's during lunch who were also staying at the Wynn And got picked up by the Wynn Rolls,
Long story short...
We went out with them later for supper in the stretched rolls of course, they got thirsty and picked up three bottles of top shelf whiskey (which didn't last long) and we got the party started.
After cruising around the town we made it up to the penthouse suit and partied until the sun came up, at that point another wire came through and we hit the tables.

damn! sounds fabulous!!! a story worthy of a lengthy tr!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: the best on August 04, 2015, 01:07:52 PM
I want to go to from NY to vages on Aug.16 .
which points can I use to get there ?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Jimgotkp on August 04, 2015, 03:15:51 PM
damn! sounds fabulous!!! a story worthy of a lengthy tr!
Typical story for high rollers in Vegas. Just wait till you see the villas at Wynn/Bellagio or Mansion at MGM.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on August 14, 2015, 06:06:06 PM
What will it cost me for transportation from LAS to the strip and back?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stevendre on August 14, 2015, 09:39:24 PM
Any food places open motzei shabbos?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: the best on August 16, 2015, 02:32:14 AM
Hello all.
I will stay in vegas this week for 3 nights .
I go to the convention center on paradise Rd .
I need a good cheap hotel without food just to sleep  in this area .
for me and my wife  and infant also not far from shul.
any help appreciate.
Thanks
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on August 19, 2015, 02:44:54 PM
Are there any other shabbos options besides what is posted in the wiki?  TIA.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on August 19, 2015, 03:34:25 PM
Hello all.
I will stay in vegas this week for 3 nights .
I go to the convention center on paradise Rd .
I need a good cheap hotel without food just to sleep  in this area .
for me and my wife  and infant also not far from shul.
any help appreciate.
Thanks
Will you have a car? search on go daven las vegas for a shul
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on August 19, 2015, 07:29:13 PM
Are there any other shabbos options besides what is posted in the wiki?  TIA.

I think the next closest option is 20+ min walk & from lower class hotels
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on August 20, 2015, 11:33:09 AM
I think the next closest option is 20+ min walk & from lower class hotels

Thanks.  I looked into the La Quinta and was not impressed from reading the reviews.  I also called Chabad but was told they usually do not allow young children at their hospitality suites (due to some bad experiences in the past) and I have to call back next week to see what the rabbi says.

If we don't stay near Chabad for shabbos, what would be some of the nicest hotel options in vegas that are either bookable with points or can be had with deals?

TIA
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on August 20, 2015, 11:50:47 AM
We stayed in The LaQuinta near the Young Israel. My wife and I were happy. Yes we have stayed in nicer places. The  hotel was very accomodating and the workers were very nice and the room was a nice size. We ate in the room shabbos and it worked out very nicely.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on August 20, 2015, 11:53:23 AM
We stayed in The LaQuinta near the Young Israel. My wife and I were happy. Yes we have stayed in nicer places. The  hotel was very accomodating and the workers were very nice and the room was a nice size. We ate in the room shabbos and it worked out very nicely.

I would like to stay at a nicer place.   :)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on August 20, 2015, 11:55:33 AM
I would like to stay at a nicer place.   :)
Good luck.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on August 20, 2015, 12:25:55 PM
Good luck.
+1000
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on August 20, 2015, 12:27:26 PM
So what you guys are saying is that I can't find a better hotel than La Quinta in Las Vegas.......

I specifically posted that it doesn't have to be near Chabad.  Perhaps you missed that.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on August 20, 2015, 12:33:20 PM
So what you guys are saying is that I can't find a better hotel than La Quinta in Las Vegas.......

I specifically posted that it doesn't have to be near Chabad.  Perhaps you missed that.

Then stay on the strip and walk
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on August 20, 2015, 12:34:39 PM
Then stay on the strip and walk

That is good and nice but not responsive to my particular question. 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on August 20, 2015, 12:34:59 PM
Then stay on the strip and walk

35 minute walk from the SLS which is very nice.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on August 20, 2015, 12:53:02 PM
35 minute walk from the SLS which is very nice.

Thanks.  I'll look into it but now I'm thinking of maybe the Venetian or the Wynn.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 20, 2015, 01:09:15 PM
Thanks.  I'll look into it but now I'm thinking of maybe the Venetian or the Wynn.
I've been to the Venetian a couple of times and have been very happy.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on August 20, 2015, 04:05:51 PM
Thanks.  I looked into the La Quinta and was not impressed from reading the reviews.  I also called Chabad but was told they usually do not allow young children at their hospitality suites (due to some bad experiences in the past) and I have to call back next week to see what the rabbi says.

If we don't stay near Chabad for shabbos, what would be some of the nicest hotel options in vegas that are either bookable with points or can be had with deals?

TIA

Venetian can be booked with ihg points but the value depends on the season / price .
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Jimgotkp on August 20, 2015, 06:33:18 PM
Venetian can be booked with ihg points but the value depends on the season / price .
Venetian and Palazzo can both be BRGed for a free night.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: PBaruch on August 20, 2015, 06:33:57 PM
Venetian and Palazzo can both be BRGed for a free night.

Thanks.  I'll look into that.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: needavaca on September 21, 2015, 11:01:15 AM
Will be in Vegas CH succos, any restaurants build a sukkah?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bamo on September 27, 2015, 07:28:11 AM
Does anyone have any vouchers/certificate to  book a five star hotel on the strip?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on November 05, 2015, 09:15:32 AM
Might be in Vegas in Jan from sun-wed with wife and infant

looking for some nice hotel recommendations AWAY from the main strip; preferably next to shuls and restaurants.  I have starwood, IHG, and marriot points.  Should I be looking at Henderson, NV as well etc......
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on November 05, 2015, 10:02:29 AM
Might be in Vegas in Jan from sun-wed with wife and infant

looking for some nice hotel recommendations AWAY from the main strip; preferably next to shuls and restaurants.  I have starwood, IHG, and marriot points.  Should I be looking at Henderson, NV as well etc......

not sure about points but we had a nice time at the Palms Place (it's one of the 3 Palms hotels). it's off the strip and a 2 minute walk to Jerusalem and Nina's Cafe.
sorry i can't be more help.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on November 05, 2015, 12:19:59 PM
Might be in Vegas in Jan from sun-wed with wife and infant

looking for some nice hotel recommendations AWAY from the main strip; preferably next to shuls and restaurants.  I have starwood, IHG, and marriot points.  Should I be looking at Henderson, NV as well etc......
I stayed at LaQuinta with my wife it is right next to the Young Israel. We were happy with the accomodations.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on November 05, 2015, 01:18:15 PM
looking to use points for a nice hotel for three nights near shuls etcc,,
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on November 05, 2015, 01:18:50 PM
not sure about points but we had a nice time at the Palms Place (it's one of the 3 Palms hotels). it's off the strip and a 2 minute walk to Jerusalem and Nina's Cafe.
sorry i can't be more help.

was that near a shul?

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on November 05, 2015, 01:19:58 PM

was that near a shul?
I don't think so. Wasn't in the Jewish neighborhood
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on November 05, 2015, 01:36:31 PM
I don't think so. Wasn't in the Jewish neighborhood

why most of the shuls are in one area?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on November 05, 2015, 01:56:29 PM
why most of the shuls are in one area?

IIRC. we weren't there over Shabbos and didn't use one. we found a local couple at Panini and had a long shmooze with them. they mentioned the jewish community and implied that it's all together
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on November 05, 2015, 03:48:36 PM
why most of the shuls are in one area?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Shuls+in+las+vegas
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on November 05, 2015, 04:54:35 PM
why most of the shuls are in one area?

They are not.

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lowvoltageguy on November 10, 2015, 03:24:50 PM
Regards from lv. Wife's non stop complaining of cigarette smoke is driving me up the wall. Have to do everything to avoid casinos.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on November 10, 2015, 03:28:03 PM
Regards from lv. Wife's non stop complaining of cigarette smoke is driving me up the wall. Have to do everything to avoid casinos.
Not an easy feat... Even with all the ventilation it's still bothering her?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lowvoltageguy on November 10, 2015, 03:30:36 PM
Yes. I'm not even sitting there just passing thru from one to the next.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lowvoltageguy on November 10, 2015, 03:31:55 PM
Went to the Hoover dam yesterday and visited some casinos now I gotta figure out how to spend the day.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on November 10, 2015, 03:32:07 PM
Regards from lv. Wife's non stop complaining of cigarette smoke is driving me up the wall. Have to do everything to avoid casinos.

may i suggest:
http://www.amazon.com/Israeli-Civilian-Protective-Adustable-Emergency/dp/B00DZ019NE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1447187452&sr=8-2&keywords=gas+mask
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lowvoltageguy on November 10, 2015, 03:32:53 PM
Haha
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on November 10, 2015, 03:33:28 PM
Went to the Hoover dam yesterday and visited some casinos now I gotta figure out how to spend the day.

http://premiumoutlets.com/outlet/las-vegas-north
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lowvoltageguy on November 10, 2015, 03:37:46 PM
I guess but I would rather spend the time (money ) on attractions or shows.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on November 10, 2015, 03:38:47 PM
I guess but I would rather spend the time (money ) on attractions or shows.

you don't have too many of those during the day...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lowvoltageguy on November 10, 2015, 03:42:08 PM
That's true
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on November 10, 2015, 08:53:54 PM
That's true

Go to the animals by Mirage its pretty nice.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on November 10, 2015, 10:36:11 PM
Go to the animals by Mirage its pretty nice.

I never had time during the day. But my understanding is that at least the first time you are they you can find attractions all day

Mandalay bay is supposed to have an aquarium & more

Check out all the themed hotels with their designs Luxor Paris bellagio Venetian with the gondolas Caesars etc.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lowvoltageguy on November 11, 2015, 01:30:13 AM
I ran around all over my feet are killing me. We'll need another vacation after this.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on November 11, 2015, 10:18:18 AM
I ran around all over my feet are killing me. We'll need another vacation after this.

hello, spa!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChasingTheDime on November 12, 2015, 04:00:36 PM
Hey guys, looking for some help planning a vegas trip, going for the first time.
only there for 2 nights

Hotelwise, i would prefer to use points if possible. I have 28k starwood, and 175k chase available.
willing to pay cash as well, if there are good deals out there

Additionally, if you guys dont mind.
Im there for 2 lunches, 2 dinner, and 2 breakfasts... what are the must visit places to eat.

And.... if im not imposing to much.
What are good options for low cost entertainment. I just cant see myself spending a lot of money for a show
Thanks
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on November 12, 2015, 08:39:48 PM
It's almost always worth paying cash in Vegas for a hotel room unless you are going at a super expensive time
Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on November 12, 2015, 10:02:20 PM
Hey guys, looking for some help planning a vegas trip, going for the first time.
only there for 2 nights

Hotelwise, i would prefer to use points if possible. I have 28k starwood, and 175k chase available.
willing to pay cash as well, if there are good deals out there

Additionally, if you guys dont mind.
Im there for 2 lunches, 2 dinner, and 2 breakfasts... what are the must visit places to eat.

And.... if im not imposing to much.
What are good options for low cost entertainment. I just cant see myself spending a lot of money for a show
Thanks
if your not makpid on cy I would say definitely hit up huntridge soda fountain as a great  place for a brunch

What do you call expensive in regards to entertainment?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChasingTheDime on November 12, 2015, 10:37:43 PM
if your not makpid on cy I would say definitely hit up huntridge soda fountain as a great  place for a brunch

What do you call expensive in regards to entertainment?

25-30 per person would be more towards the upper end of what i would like to pay

It's almost always worth paying cash in Vegas for a hotel room unless you are going at a super expensive time
i was getting that sense just looking at the starwood hotels.
What would be some good options for under 150 a night, including resort/amenity fees
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on November 16, 2015, 11:57:23 AM
25-30 per person would be more towards the upper end of what i would like to pay

https://www.groupon.com/browse/las-vegas?address=Las%20Vegas%2C%20NV&administrative_area=NV&category=things-to-do&lat=36.17497&lng=-115.13722&locale=en_US&locality=Las%20Vegas

that's Dan's link so if you do end up purchasing, try and use that.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 23, 2015, 01:13:44 PM
Should I go for the Venetian, or pallazo ?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on November 23, 2015, 01:19:11 PM
Should I go for the Venetian, or pallazo ?

I liked the Venetian a bit better (also casino is more fun there) but they are both part of the Venetian and next to each other. Not too much different.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzvicoco on December 03, 2015, 07:42:26 PM
Read through a few pages of the thread, didn't see my exact situation addressed:
Going to vegas for two night in January, four guys.
Best place on the strip in a college student's budget (split four ways obviously)?
Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on December 03, 2015, 08:41:53 PM
Shop around prices fluctuate. You can find very decent deals in some nice hotels.but then again college students budget is about as vague as "kollel budget"
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzvicoco on December 03, 2015, 09:09:41 PM
Shop around prices fluctuate. You can find very decent deals in some nice hotels.but then again college students budget is about as vague as "kollel budget"
Fair enough. Let's say ~200/night. Care to name some nice ones? Should've snagged that IHG venetian promo when it was around...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zow on December 03, 2015, 11:13:02 PM
Read through a few pages of the thread, didn't see my exact situation addressed:
Going to vegas for two night in January, four guys.
Best place on the strip in a college student's budget (split four ways obviously)?
Back when I was in college, we got a great deal many times from Bob Stupak's Vegas World.  You're probably too young to know what that was, but it's worth it to GIYF.  Anyone else remember that pit?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on December 04, 2015, 09:44:16 AM
Read through a few pages of the thread, didn't see my exact situation addressed:
Going to vegas for two night in January, four guys.
Best place on the strip in a college student's budget (split four ways obviously)?

try groupon! i had great luck with them. we did stay off the strip though at the Palms
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on December 04, 2015, 09:52:25 AM
Read through a few pages of the thread, didn't see my exact situation addressed:
Going to vegas for two night in January, four guys.
Best place on the strip in a college student's budget (split four ways obviously)?
What is your budget? You may not need a dump if splitting four ways.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on December 04, 2015, 09:56:33 AM
What is your budget? You may not need a dump if splitting four ways.

A nice place is certainly doable in Vegas when splitting it 4 ways. Heck, the top floor suite shall become your home for those 2 nights.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzvicoco on December 04, 2015, 01:15:12 PM
A nice place is certainly doable in Vegas when splitting it 4 ways. Heck, the top floor suite shall become your home for those 2 nights.
Any specific hotels in mind? There seem to be the ultra-luxury hotels like the Venetian, some clearly dumpy hotels at like $70/night, but then there's tons of hotels in between.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on December 04, 2015, 01:44:54 PM
Any specific hotels in mind? There seem to be the ultra-luxury hotels like the Venetian, some clearly dumpy hotels at like $70/night, but then there's tons of hotels in between.

I staid at the Venetian in a suite and it was not that crazy but maybe too much for a "small budget". Certainly affordable when splitting it 4 ways. And don't forget: You can make it affordable with a good winning streak! ;)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on December 05, 2015, 07:35:22 PM

Fair enough. Let's say ~200/night. Care to name some nice ones? Should've snagged that IHG venetian promo when it was around...
you should have plenty of great options for that price... Good luck
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChasingTheDime on December 08, 2015, 01:26:31 PM
just remember that every price posted doesn't include another 40 dollar/night in resort fees and taxes
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zow on December 10, 2015, 02:11:33 PM
Hi,

I'm going to be staying at the Venetian (IHG 25K special!) for a long weekend in March.

I am thinking of walking to shul Shabbos morning, and it looks like Congregation Shaarei Tefilla is the nearest, about 3.3 miles. The walk looks fine, mostly along the Strip.

Has anyone done this? Issues with the walk? How was the shul? Is there kiddush? (Their website is VERY spartan: http://shaarei-tefilla.org/)

Thanks.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on December 20, 2015, 06:51:57 PM
Has anyone done the drive from las vegas to the grand canyon? If so how long did it take and what is the fee?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on December 20, 2015, 06:53:22 PM

Has anyone done the drive from las vegas to the grand canyon? If so how long did it take and what is the fee?
are you looking at going to the north rim or south .
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on December 20, 2015, 07:00:09 PM
are you looking at going to the north rim or south .

Whatever is closest.  Is it worth going to the closest spot, is it a good view?  Whats the time difference/view difference from the closest to the farthest?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on December 20, 2015, 07:20:18 PM

Whatever is closest.  Is it worth going to the closest spot, is it a good view?  Whats the time difference/view difference from the closest to the farthest?
north rim is closer google the distance
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: aarony on December 20, 2015, 08:00:24 PM
North rim roads are closed in winter so check before you head that way
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zow on December 20, 2015, 10:42:52 PM
Hi,

I'm going to be staying at the Venetian (IHG 25K special!) for a long weekend in March.

I am thinking of walking to shul Shabbos morning, and it looks like Congregation Shaarei Tefilla is the nearest, about 3.3 miles. The walk looks fine, mostly along the Strip.

Has anyone done this? Issues with the walk? How was the shul? Is there kiddush? (Their website is VERY spartan: http://shaarei-tefilla.org/)

Thanks.
BUMP
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on December 21, 2015, 09:30:56 AM
Whatever is closest.  Is it worth going to the closest spot, is it a good view?  Whats the time difference/view difference from the closest to the farthest?
The closest to Vegas is the so called West Rim. I've never been there myself, but based on a lot of online reviews, it is not even close to the views you'll get on either the North or South rims which are approximately 3 hours further.
north rim is closer google the distance
-1. Unless we use different Google's...

Though it's not too much of a difference.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lowvoltageguy on December 21, 2015, 10:36:37 AM
I was there recently with my wife the closer one that is. You can't drive up to the glass skywalk anymore yourself. There's an area where everyone traveling has to park go in to buy tickets and they'll take u up with a shuttle. They do make several stops so skip the first one its no point then proceed to the skywalk area. If you wanna go on the skywalk MAKE sure u buy the tickets for it by the parking area otherwise the tribe will rip you off even more. The next stop is another view point that's even nicer than where the skywalk is. Just so u know u don't need to spend for the skywalk but in any case go as early as possible because if you show up in the afternoon most of the canyon will be dark and you'll miss the real deal. Good luck and enjoy!!
P.S. Keep all receipts from the tickets otherwise they will charge you again to go onto the skywalk.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on December 21, 2015, 06:49:26 PM
Thanks everyone for the info.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: palm tights on January 03, 2016, 11:59:20 PM
Any way to get a good rate for hotel this week in vegas?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Srsy on January 11, 2016, 08:55:29 PM
Where is the best place to get takeout for shabbos?
Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zow on January 14, 2016, 07:19:34 AM
Where is the best place to get takeout for shabbos?
+1
I would like to know the answer, too.

Also would like to ask if any one has had kosher meal delivered to non-kosher restaurant in Vegas (i.e., dining out with bunch of friends, looking for "nice" restaurant like a steak house). Would appreciate suggestions for the pair (kosher deliverer and non kosher resto).
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zow on January 14, 2016, 07:23:52 AM

Hi,

I'm going to be staying at the Venetian (IHG 25K special!) for a long weekend in March.

I am thinking of walking to shul Shabbos morning, and it looks like Congregation Shaarei Tefilla is the nearest, about 3.3 miles. The walk looks fine, mostly along the Strip.

Has anyone done this? Issues with the walk? How was the shul? Is there kiddush? (Their website is VERY spartan: http://shaarei-tefilla.org/)

Thanks.

Bumping up, in case you have info and missed the post last month. Thanks.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on January 21, 2016, 09:57:52 AM
If anybody has recommendations for a babysitter please PM me.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zow on January 27, 2016, 02:50:16 PM
The wiki is pretty robust -- thanks for all who have contributed. It lists many restuarants but doesn't give recommendations. Seeking recommendations:

1. "Fancy" place for dinner in the restaurant with my non-Jewish foodie friends.

2. Preferred place(s) that will deliver to another non-kosher restaurant and/or our hotel room.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on January 27, 2016, 04:10:52 PM
The wiki is pretty robust -- thanks for all who have contributed. It lists many restuarants but doesn't give recommendations. Seeking recommendations:

1. "Fancy" place for dinner in the restaurant with my non-Jewish foodie friends.

2. Preferred place(s) that will deliver to another non-kosher restaurant and/or our hotel room.

Thanks!

Nothing is "fancy" Pannini Cafe is decent food, service though it is dairy
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zow on January 27, 2016, 04:12:28 PM
Nothing is "fancy" Pannini Cafe is decent food, service though it is dairy
decent food and service would probably suffice. thanks.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on January 27, 2016, 04:20:35 PM
The wiki is pretty robust -- thanks for all who have contributed. It lists many restuarants but doesn't give recommendations. Seeking recommendations:

1. "Fancy" place for dinner in the restaurant with my non-Jewish foodie friends.

2. Preferred place(s) that will deliver to another non-kosher restaurant and/or our hotel room.

Thanks!

Just came back 'anise tapas' had great food, great ambiance, and great service
'jerusalem grill' moved locations next door and is much nicer.  small menu but the food was superb definitely got much better then a few month back when we were there
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zow on January 27, 2016, 05:14:52 PM
Just came back 'anise tapas' had great food, great ambiance, and great service
'jerusalem grill' moved locations next door and is much nicer.  small menu but the food was superb definitely got much better then a few month back when we were there
Great. Anise looks like a better fit with my friends. Plus, given that their (mine, too?) sense of humor remains arrested in their high school years, I'm sure they'll enjoy punning on the name of the restaurant.  And, I just got a Groupon, so it is Anise for the win. Thank you!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: landz124 on January 27, 2016, 07:01:03 PM
Been to anise a couple of times, definitely the best option in Vegas.

For me the order goes as follows

Meat

Anise
Bereshis
Sababa
Jerusalem Grill

Dairy

Huntridge
Panini
Nina
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zow on January 31, 2016, 06:39:03 PM
Been to anise a couple of times, definitely the best option in Vegas.

For me the order goes as follows

Meat

Anise
Bereshis
Sababa
Jerusalem Grill

Dairy

Huntridge
Panini
Nina

Thanks, very helpful.

Seems like the CBTLs in the Venetian are now closed?  Can anyone confirm?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzvicoco on January 31, 2016, 08:12:18 PM
Ate at Huntridge and Anise last week.
Huntridge: amazingly priced and the food was delicious; definitely make sure to get a milkshake!
Anise: the tapas are pretty small, so four of us split 4 tapas and a main dish. I had been looking forward to trying the paella but it was really bad. Best dishes were the chicken wings and mushroom hummus plate. Shawarma was a big enough portion to share.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chani21 on January 31, 2016, 08:50:08 PM
Thanks, very helpful.

Seems like the CBTLs in the Venetian are now closed?  Can anyone confirm?

As of last week when I was there both cbtls at the venetian were opened.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zow on January 31, 2016, 09:35:09 PM
As of last week when I was there both cbtls at the venetian were opened.
Thank you. That's great news.  I don't know why Google indicates that they are closed.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChasingTheDime on February 01, 2016, 09:46:51 PM
anise stands out on terms of ambiance , though some of the food was disappointing.

their hummus is really good though, and i dont know if they make the pita fresh themselves, but it was quite good as well
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zow on February 02, 2016, 09:11:33 AM

anise stands out on terms of ambiance , though some of the food was disappointing.

their hummus is really good though, and i dont know if they make the pita fresh themselves, but it was quite good as well
Thanks, we plan to try Anise.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: elibeli2 on February 10, 2016, 07:21:19 PM
Hey guys,

The wiki here is in a great need for some upgrade.

Can someone please fill in the following:

1. Closets Shuls to the Strip
2. Takeout food for shabbos

TIA
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yitz on February 11, 2016, 10:50:32 AM
Hey guys,

The wiki here is in a great need for some upgrade.

Can someone please fill in the following:

1. Closets Shuls to the Strip
2. Takeout food for shabbos

TIA
If you click on the links of the restaurants some offer a shabbos meal. The shul has been discussed in the thread. If you search you will find. You also have a supermarket that has a kosher takeout I forgot the name around 1/2 hour from the strip by car
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ABC on February 28, 2016, 09:55:41 AM
Where is there a minyen shachris right next to the cenvention center?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on February 28, 2016, 12:56:06 PM
Where is there a minyen shachris right next to the cenvention center?

No. The closest to LVCC is probably Rabbi Wasser Sharei tfilah
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Sharei+tfilah+Las+Vegas+
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on February 28, 2016, 12:58:15 PM
If you click on the links of the restaurants some offer a shabbos meal. The shul has been discussed in the thread. If you search you will find. You also have a supermarket that has a kosher takeout I forgot the name around 1/2 hour from the strip by car

Smiths had a huge kosher selection last time I was there. Albertsons kosher selection seemed to be on the way down. Allow 30 min from most strip hotels even at night. Address in wiki
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ABC on February 29, 2016, 02:03:05 AM
No. The closest to LVCC is probably Rabbi Wasser Sharei tfilah
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Sharei+tfilah+Las+Vegas+

Thanks, I didn't know what to type into google.
But I found this morning a minyen in The Venetian at 7am on the 36th floor.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on May 01, 2016, 03:41:59 AM
Comparing the NY NY to the Monte Carlo....anyone have any thoughts?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on May 02, 2016, 01:47:20 PM
Comparing the NY NY to the Monte Carlo....anyone have any thoughts?

i was looking at both 2 weeks ago for the JCK show. ended up booking the Paris for just a couple extra bucks and will go across the street to catch the shuttle (if that's why you're asking). i think Paris is better than either
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on May 02, 2016, 08:03:02 PM
i was looking at both 2 weeks ago for the JCK show. ended up booking the Paris for just a couple extra bucks and will go across the street to catch the shuttle (if that's why you're asking). i think Paris is better than either
the Paris is not a Hyatt hotel that qualifies for the anniversary night, so not gonna work for me. thanks though
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on May 05, 2016, 01:45:38 PM
need to book ppl. which is it gonna be, the NY NY or the Monte Carlo? Help!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on May 05, 2016, 02:31:05 PM
need to book ppl. which is it gonna be, the NY NY or the Monte Carlo? Help!

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g45963-d91904-Reviews-New_York_New_York_Hotel_and_Casino-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g45963-d97712-Reviews-Monte_Carlo_Resort_Casino-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html

book NY,NY
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on May 08, 2016, 01:46:10 PM
if in vegas for 2 days, does it make sense to rent a car or Uber everywhere?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lowvoltageguy on May 08, 2016, 03:42:12 PM
I would say rent a car. If you're gonna travel anywhere even to eat out a couple of times it will be probably cheaper to rent than Uber.

Just book online before, u can get it for bubkas and take the gas refill option so no pressure on the way back to refill.
One more thing, I was there recently and hotels and casinos had free parking but some said they are gonna start charging for the parking so check before.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on May 08, 2016, 04:07:02 PM
I would say rent a car. If you're gonna travel anywhere even to eat out a couple of times it will be probably cheaper to rent than Uber.

Just book online before, u can get it for bubkas and take the gas refill option so no pressure on the way back to refill.
One more thing, I was there recently and hotels and casinos had free parking but some said they are gonna start charging for the parking so check before.
TY
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: 000 on May 08, 2016, 11:19:24 PM
if in vegas for 2 days, does it make sense to rent a car or Uber everywhere?
If paying your paying for a rental and don't have a preferred company I would advise using sixt there is a 20% off amex offer and they are a bit cheaper since they are officially off site however in reality all rentals in Vegas Mcarren need a shuttle once you take the regular shuttle they are right across the street so you don't even have to wait fora second sixt shuttle if u don't want to
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on May 08, 2016, 11:34:19 PM
If paying your paying for a rental and don't have a preferred company I would advise using sixt there is a 20% off amex offer and they are a bit cheaper since they are officially off site however in reality all rentals in Vegas Mcarren need a shuttle once you take the regular shuttle they are right across the street so you don't even have to wait fora second sixt shuttle if u don't want to
got firefly from priceline for approx $35 total.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on May 17, 2016, 12:27:18 PM
Just got back from spending a couple of days in sin city. Would love to answer questions if anybody has any...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on May 17, 2016, 12:51:27 PM
Just got back from spending a couple of days in sin city. Would love to answer questions if anybody has any...

where did you end up staying? NY NY or monte carlo?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: db23 on May 19, 2016, 01:01:54 PM
when there last i orderd food from this website which charges a flat delivery fee of i think $10 does anyone know the name ? i forgot it. you order off a list and you can even add special requests. they get the food from different restaurants. you can choose asap and it will come with in the hour or you can order lets say in the am for a specific hour in the evening. you can even add a tip. if anyone knows the name that would be helpful?

also anyone knows if you can get uber/lyft at airport and hotels and is it cheap?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: thejerseyguy on May 19, 2016, 01:20:55 PM

also anyone knows if you can get uber/lyft at airport and hotels and is it cheap?
yes and yes. In the airport it is a bit of a sharp. It's in the parking lot.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on May 19, 2016, 10:38:11 PM
where did you end up staying? NY NY or monte carlo?
NYNY

also anyone knows if you can get uber/lyft at airport and hotels and is it cheap?
I wouldn't bother with uber. Rent a car. It's so much cheaper. One uber ride might cost you the same as one day rental
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: db23 on May 20, 2016, 10:09:55 AM
really? uber is very cheap in LA -so expensive there? just using it for restaurants around the strip plus from/to airport.

still looking for that website for the flate $10 fee to order kosher food to your hotel? used it last year but since forgot the name..
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on May 20, 2016, 10:27:50 AM
really? uber is very cheap in LA -so expensive there? just using it for restaurants around the strip plus from/to airport.

still looking for that website for the flate $10 fee to order kosher food to your hotel? used it last year but since forgot the name..

restaurants are far from the strip
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: db23 on May 20, 2016, 12:58:57 PM
there are a few restaurants that are close to the strip.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on May 20, 2016, 02:49:42 PM
there are a few restaurants that are close to the strip.
still, i rented a car for 2 days for $33 total. that's basically the cost of uber from the airport to hotel to restaurant and back. theres free valet parking everywhere and the rental process is so painless....
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on May 22, 2016, 09:40:46 PM
If you want to eat-in use Bite Squad to deliver
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: db23 on June 10, 2016, 01:50:49 PM
looking for kosher food.
please anyone, it does exist a website were you can order for a small flat fee and it gathers food from all kosher restaurants. its pretty awesome site.
can anyone help me out on this please?

the restaurants in vegas are really pricey for delivery.

renting a car may be cheap or and painless but its still some pain and plus i have to drive -only there a few days and would rather pay a few extra bucks to not worry about it.

thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on June 30, 2016, 06:56:23 PM
looking for kosher food.
please anyone, it does exist a website were you can order for a small flat fee and it gathers food from all kosher restaurants. its pretty awesome site.
can anyone help me out on this please?

the restaurants in vegas are really pricey for delivery.

renting a car may be cheap or and painless but its still some pain and plus i have to drive -only there a few days and would rather pay a few extra bucks to not worry about it.

thanks!
any luck?

Which hotel did u stay at?

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: db23 on July 05, 2016, 01:43:30 PM
no still looking for that website.
to order food at a flat rate of i think $10???

looks like uber lyft are now at las but you would need to to 2 different pick up areas in the parking garage as they are not allowed to pull up to the termanels

but they are allowed to bring you to the terminal from your hotel.

at certain hotels there are designated pick up/drop off spotts for uber/lyft

in vegas keep in mind uber is cheaper then reg cabs but uber you might have to wait longer dur to heavy traffic on strip. also there a lot of surges. but even with the surges it seems to still be cheaper then a cab. cabs also charge fees for using a cc.

in vegas uber drivers can drive any car the want and i dont think that the need to have any kind of special license or cert like tlc.

so you can be picked up in a pick up truck as one report said.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: knowitall on July 10, 2016, 09:31:18 AM
Is the bellagio fountain show very prust?
I'm looking to be in Vegas a Thursday night at about 10pm with kids, I'm not sure if it's a good idea.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on July 10, 2016, 10:11:30 AM
Is the bellagio fountain show very prust?
I'm looking to be in Vegas a Thursday night at about 10pm with kids, I'm not sure if it's a good idea.
There is nothing about the actual show that is prust... Your only issue would be the crowd or the flyers littering the sidewalk
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: aarony on July 10, 2016, 10:13:06 AM
And the  truck advertisements for escorts and companions driving up and down the strip.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: knowitall on July 10, 2016, 10:56:08 AM
There is nothing about the actual show that is prust... Your only issue would be the crowd or the flyers littering the sidewalk
That was precisely my question. Are the people hanging out there exactly how I would imagine it?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on July 10, 2016, 10:58:17 AM
That was precisely my question. Are the people hanging out there exactly how I would imagine it?
Not really such an issue imo
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on July 10, 2016, 05:55:09 PM
Anything to do by day, besides seeing hotels and gambling.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on July 10, 2016, 06:22:38 PM
Anything to do by day, besides seeing hotels and gambling.
Lake mead, Hoover dam, red rock canyons, Death Valley, Grand Canyon (north rim)...I'm sure I'm missing some things
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on July 10, 2016, 06:33:37 PM
Lake mead, Hoover dam, red rock canyons, Death Valley, Grand Canyon (north rim)...I'm sure I'm missing some things
They have only a few hours...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ABC on July 30, 2016, 04:10:44 PM
I will be a few hours at the convention center.
Where can I leave my luggage ?
Is there an option in the airport or at the show or hotel nearby?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on July 30, 2016, 11:32:02 PM
I will be a few hours at the convention center.
Where can I leave my luggage ?
Is there an option in the airport or at the show or hotel nearby?

FedEx office (IIRC in central hall lobby). Some shows also have other bag checks. Check show website.

http://www.fedex.com/us/office/Hotels-Conventions/las-vegas-convention-center.html
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: knowitall on July 31, 2016, 09:43:53 AM
I will be in Vegas just for Thursday night after a week of eating just meat.
It seems Adar is overpriced and nasty.
Panini and ninas seem like the only options. Which one is recommended?
As I don't keep CY, it seems huntridge pharmacy is also a restaraunt???
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on July 31, 2016, 04:43:32 PM
I will be in Vegas just for Thursday night after a week of eating just meat.
It seems Adar is overpriced and nasty.
Panini and ninas seem like the only options. Which one is recommended?
As I don't keep CY, it seems huntridge pharmacy is also a restaraunt???

Adar pizza is closed. I think it was already mentioned in the thread.

New Chabad LV kosher site. http://www.lvkosher.com
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: knowitall on July 31, 2016, 04:58:06 PM
Has anybody been to simon and joes?
And is the coffe bean in the Venetian mall open till midnight?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on July 31, 2016, 06:10:29 PM
I will be in Vegas just for Thursday night after a week of eating just meat.
It seems Adar is overpriced and nasty.
Panini and ninas seem like the only options. Which one is recommended?
As I don't keep CY, it seems huntridge pharmacy is also a restaraunt???
Huntridge pharmacy is a must...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sams on July 31, 2016, 06:31:57 PM
Has anybody been to simon and joes?
And is the coffe bean in the Venetian mall open till midnight?
Yes Simon joes is good tasting pizza shop
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sams on July 31, 2016, 06:33:26 PM
Yes Simon joes is good tasting pizza shop
The coffee bean in Venetian is I think midnight . not sure if the unpackaged food is certified
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on August 01, 2016, 09:20:18 AM
The coffee bean in Venetian is I think midnight . not sure if the unpackaged food is certified

All food in Coffee Beans in Vegas is under Orange-K.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on August 01, 2016, 10:46:40 AM
I will be in Vegas just for Thursday night after a week of eating just meat.
It seems Adar is overpriced and nasty.
Panini and ninas seem like the only options. Which one is recommended?
As I don't keep CY, it seems huntridge pharmacy is also a restaraunt???

Nina's is closed. we loved Panini
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: greatdeals on August 10, 2016, 12:48:43 PM
does anyone have a menu for Sababa Mediterranean Grill
the website is not working?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: greatdeals on August 11, 2016, 01:11:14 PM
thinking about visiting the Hoover Dam while in Las Vegas.
was wondering if it is recommended for little kids? what is there to do?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 14, 2016, 05:52:13 PM
Has anyone here used Rafi's Place Catering? How was their Shabbos package food? Quality and quantity.

Any other suggestions for Shabbos food?

TIA!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on August 14, 2016, 08:14:40 PM
Has anyone here used Rafi's Place Catering? How was their Shabbos package food? Quality and quantity.

Any other suggestions for Shabbos food?

TIA!
http://www.anisetapas.com/shabbat-saturday-kosher-food-delivery-las-vegas/  (http://www.anisetapas.com/shabbat-saturday-kosher-food-delivery-las-vegas/)

http://www.jerusalemgrillvegas.com/shabbat-meals/  (http://www.jerusalemgrillvegas.com/shabbat-meals/)

http://genesisrestaurantlv.com/onlineorder.html  (http://genesisrestaurantlv.com/onlineorder.html)
I ended up buying a ton of food in grocery. (and deeply regretted doing so...)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 14, 2016, 09:39:07 PM
I ended up buying a ton of food in grocery. (and deeply regretted doing so...)
Why?
Also, did you try the food at any of the eateries you mentioned?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on August 14, 2016, 09:43:46 PM
Why?
Also, did you try the food at any of the eateries you mentioned?

Thanks!
Try eating peanut butter sandwiches etc for 24 hours vs their offerings. (they even rent u a hot plate or Crock-Pot)

We ate at the first two with first one being in a different league, Jerusalem was still good though and local.

check Groupon for anise tapas.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 14, 2016, 10:06:24 PM
Try eating peanut butter sandwiches etc for 24 hours vs their offerings. (they even rent u a hot plate or Crock-Pot)

We ate at the first two with first one being in a different league, Jerusalem was still good though and local.

check Groupon for anise tapas.
Was thinking more like you bought challa, fish, hot soup, salads etc from Smiths; rather than peanut butter sandwiches...
That's why I asked. But yes, all these takeouts are def better than PB sandwiches ;)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on August 14, 2016, 10:11:53 PM
Was thinking more like you bought challa, fish, hot soup, salads etc from Smiths; rather than peanut butter sandwiches...
That's why I asked. But yes, all these takeouts are def better than PB sandwiches ;)
Smith's take out is: cold cuts, cold packaged kugel, potato salad, egg sandwiches, challah, burgers weekdays, not much more than that.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: db23 on August 22, 2016, 11:23:25 AM
anyone knows the name of the website thats lets you order kosher food for a $10 flat delivery fee. it gathers a bunch of restaurants together in one site and you just pick what you want to order and where and when. you can even pay the tip online. used it a year ago, its pretty awesome! 
problem-i cant remember the name of site. my searches came up with nothing.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on September 23, 2016, 09:43:20 AM
Anyone know of any couples willing to invite a few new to town Jews for a meal? They're in their 20s, not religious, looking to meet new people and maybe get a bit connected to some frum families, shul etc
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jewdkoff on October 19, 2016, 01:08:08 PM
Any recent successes with the $20 trick? Looking at the ventian/pallazio or bellagio/aria.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on October 19, 2016, 03:42:00 PM
Any recent successes with the $20 trick? Looking at the ventian/pallazio or bellagio/aria.

Thanks!
Horrible experience @ belagio, a bit better at aria. Although nothing to brag about.

As a side note Aria  beats belagio hands down IME.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ruru1000 on October 19, 2016, 05:31:01 PM
Horrible experience @ belagio, a bit better at aria. Although nothing to brag about.

As a side note Aria  beats belagio hands down IME.

only thing you'll get at Aria is a better view/higher floor, but that can be done with a simple smile/letting them know you're celebrating a special occasion.

Pas two trips have been at Aria but I prefer to play at Bellagio due to the auto shuffle (non-shoe) blackjack at Aria unless you play at the $100+ tables. Never stayed at Bellagio, though.   
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mutty on October 27, 2016, 03:53:36 PM
If anyone can help me out really quickly. My sister had a stroke in Vegas. I gotta go asap from Brooklyn. I remember a la quinta near an aish hatorah shul that had regular keys. She's in sunrise hospital. I don't know anything about how close anything is. Any help on a key hotel near the hospital. Fleishig place I can get Shabbos food to,tomorrow, best car rental. Trying to find flight. Very difficult. I have aa miles, some avios (no flights). Delta is over 1,000. Any ideas or help would be appreciated. THX
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on October 27, 2016, 04:19:22 PM
If anyone can help me out really quickly. My sister had a stroke in Vegas. I gotta go asap from Brooklyn. I remember a la quinta near an aish hatorah shul that had regular keys. She's in sunrise hospital. I don't know anything about how close anything is. Any help on a key hotel near the hospital. Fleishig place I can get Shabbos food to,tomorrow, best car rental. Trying to find flight. Very difficult. I have aa miles, some avios (no flights). Delta is over 1,000. Any ideas or help would be appreciated. THX
Shabbat Food:

http://www.anisetapas.com/shabbat-saturday-kosher-food-delivery-las-vegas/ (http://www.anisetapas.com/shabbat-saturday-kosher-food-delivery-las-vegas/)

http://www.jerusalemgrillvegas.com/shabbat-meals/ (http://www.jerusalemgrillvegas.com/shabbat-meals/)

http://genesisrestaurantlv.com/homemobile.html (http://genesisrestaurantlv.com/homemobile.html)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mutty on October 27, 2016, 04:24:29 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on October 27, 2016, 04:32:05 PM
thanks
How fast can you get to JFK? There's a 6pm JetBlue flight for $500. Or $760 at 8pm (half the price of Delta*).

Or you can fly direct tomorrow morning for 20k AA + $80.

*If you can get get your hands on 60k DL (around $720 from a broker) there's 1 seat in Delta First Class available leaving at 7:40pm.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jewdkoff on October 27, 2016, 07:44:04 PM
only thing you'll get at Aria is a better view/higher floor, but that can be done with a simple smile/letting them know you're celebrating a special occasion.

Pas two trips have been at Aria but I prefer to play at Bellagio due to the auto shuffle (non-shoe) blackjack at Aria unless you play at the $100+ tables. Never stayed at Bellagio, though.
Thanks a lot for sharing your experiences
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on October 29, 2016, 09:36:22 PM
which hotel is better.
Bellagio or four seasons?
also is there any other hotel that is recommended over both of those?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on October 29, 2016, 10:43:30 PM
which hotel is better.
Bellagio or four seasons?
also is there any other hotel that is recommended over both of those?
I recommend the aria over belagio.
The only thing the belagio offers is the looby imo, for which u can take the free shuttle train over.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on October 29, 2016, 11:04:35 PM
I recommend the aria over belagio.
The only thing the belagio offers is the looby imo, for which u can take the free shuttle train over.

Thanks
BUT what about the four Seasons?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on November 01, 2016, 07:55:17 PM
Thanks
BUT what about the four Seasons?

Anybody ??
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on November 02, 2016, 11:57:32 AM
Thanks
BUT what about the four Seasons?

I was never in the four seasons. But i believe that the standard room & service in the four seasons would be better than in the Bellagio. I mean it's the four seasons. However most people who come to vegas want the casino, shows & LV glitz at their door. Four seasons is also at the end of the strip while Bellagio is at the center.
Bellagio does has a higher tier of rooms (forgot the name) that get private check in & elevators.

Bottom line, if you want a quiet retreat at night take the four seasons. If you want to be in the center of all action take Bellagio etc. also think about the size. Bellagio is huge. Can take more time to walk around
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: michael6933 on November 05, 2016, 08:47:10 PM
Sorry if this has been asked-read about 15 pages and didn't see it...

Overall vibe-wise-can a frum couple avoid seeing stuff we wouldn't want to see? Some people make it seem as if there are crazy things that are just sitting on the street. Is it like billboards and stuff or is it worse?

I'd appreciate the feedback.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on November 06, 2016, 11:43:55 AM
Sorry if this has been asked-read about 15 pages and didn't see it...

Overall vibe-wise-can a frum couple avoid seeing stuff we wouldn't want to see? Some people make it seem as if there are crazy things that are just sitting on the street. Is it like billboards and stuff or is it worse?

I'd appreciate the feedback.

Thanks.
I found it no worse than Times Square. If you're comfortable walking around there, you'll be ok on The Strip
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on November 06, 2016, 12:13:58 PM
Sorry if this has been asked-read about 15 pages and didn't see it...

Overall vibe-wise-can a frum couple avoid seeing stuff we wouldn't want to see? Some people make it seem as if there are crazy things that are just sitting on the street. Is it like billboards and stuff or is it worse?

I'd appreciate the feedback.

Thanks.
I doubt it
I found it no worse than Times Square. If you're comfortable walking around there, you'll be ok on The Strip
Have seen those trucks in times square?  Or ppl giving out business cards at every corner? Or the hotel having those packages ready for ...?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: nolahy on November 06, 2016, 02:31:37 PM
have you seen the signs on top of the taxis in times Square?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on November 06, 2016, 03:28:25 PM
have you seen the signs on top of the taxis in times Square?
Yes.  Have you seen the vegas trucks. Which barely cover the privates?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mutty on November 08, 2016, 02:03:30 PM
I'm not sure how answering about Times Square is an answer to the question about Vegas. There are some very nice neighborhoods in Vegas, but the strip area is definitely not "kosher". Yes, there are cards and magazines all over the place that are not appropriate. It's certainly not the place for kids from a frum environment. I've been there a number of times for business and admittedly checked out the casinos, but any kind of znius is definitely not there. No one said Times Square is any better but Vegas is more attractive. I hope this answers the question. Otherwise, sorry.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ejb123 on November 08, 2016, 02:18:48 PM
I was never in the four seasons. But i believe that the standard room & service in the four seasons would be better than in the Bellagio. I mean it's the four seasons. However most people who come to vegas want the casino, shows & LV glitz at their door. Four seasons is also at the end of the strip while Bellagio is at the center.
Bellagio does has a higher tier of rooms (forgot the name) that get private check in & elevators.

Bottom line, if you want a quiet retreat at night take the four seasons. If you want to be in the center of all action take Bellagio etc. also think about the size. Bellagio is huge. Can take more time to walk around

Not sure what is driving these two options, but IMO the most luxurious experience in Las Vegas is the Tower Suites at either Wynn or Encore.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: needavaca on November 14, 2016, 05:21:40 PM
Where and what to eat arriving tomorrow night after 8pm?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mutty on January 08, 2017, 03:07:20 PM
Maybe someone can help me out. I have to visit my sister who had a stroke in Vegas. She's at a place called Advanced Healthcare, 5840 West Sunset Road - southwest vegas. I know there's a Wiki with the restaurants. Without having to type in each address into google maps, is there anyone out there that would know the closest restaurants, milchigs and fleishigs, to the area. Also, I'm going to try to get a flight to arrive on a Sunday evening and go back to NY on Tuesday. Should I just take Uber (is it as cheap as everyone is saying it is in Miami?). I have a free 1-5 Marriot. Is there one nearby? I need the Uber to go to my sister and to restaurants for food. I realize no one may know the area, but figured I'd try. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ejb123 on January 08, 2017, 08:01:40 PM
you may want to rent a car.  refuah  shaleimah
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stever on January 23, 2017, 07:20:18 PM
Anyone have reviews on genesis Resturaunt?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: samtam on January 31, 2017, 12:53:16 PM
how do you find a good price for a nice hotel
im looking to go mid march and all i see is 250/350 a night
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: samtam on February 02, 2017, 08:58:34 AM
Anyone stayed at the sls for shabbos?
How was it? Would you recommend it?

TIA
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on February 21, 2017, 04:53:56 PM
which is the best hotel to stay at?
encore? wynn? bellagio? aria? etc....
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sams on February 21, 2017, 05:13:11 PM
which is the best hotel to stay at?
encore? wynn? bellagio? aria? etc....
A chief rabbi of ny has no place on the strip
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on February 22, 2017, 10:26:57 AM
which is the best hotel to stay at?
encore? wynn? bellagio? aria? etc....
A chief rabbi of ny has no place on the strip

anyone can help???
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on February 23, 2017, 01:03:49 PM
bump
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on February 23, 2017, 08:05:37 PM
bump

I doubt there is a real answer
I would have taken aria as its the newest & I think classiest
Bellagio is probably the most glitzy of the 4. Wynn & encore took the middle road.
Aria & Bellagio are in center of the strip.
Between wynn & encore the encore is a little newer but consider like they're 2 towers of the same hotel. Encore is the newer tower

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: samtam on February 25, 2017, 10:40:10 PM
is it true that its not safe to stay off of the strip?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shulem92 on February 25, 2017, 11:42:46 PM
is it true that its not safe to stay off of the strip?
What does that mean?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ethana on February 25, 2017, 11:46:11 PM
is there a way to get cheaper cirque tickets?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: samtam on February 25, 2017, 11:52:34 PM
What does that mean?
Im not sure
Guys are telling me that vages has a lot of crime and its not safe to stay off the strip
Is there any truth to that?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shulem92 on February 25, 2017, 11:55:02 PM
Im not sure
Guys are telling me that vages has a lot of crime and its not safe to stay off the strip
Is there any truth to that?
Not sure what your friend is referring to. Do research about a specific place though. "Off the strip" is a huge area
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: JTZ on February 26, 2017, 03:52:27 AM
is it true that its not safe to stay off of the strip?
No and there is a lot of crime on the strip.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on February 27, 2017, 03:16:47 PM
Im not sure
Guys are telling me that vages has a lot of crime and its not safe to stay off the strip
Is there any truth to that?

It's like saying there is an issue with crime in NYC and not to stay in downtown.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Nosson21 on March 01, 2017, 03:04:23 PM
i am planning a trip to vegas and i have no place to leave my 7 month old. has anyone ever been with a baby? am i crazy for thinking about this??
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mushkie10 on March 09, 2017, 03:32:27 AM
Heading to Vegas next week Mon-Wed, quick vaca. Have starwoods and Chase points, whats my best bet for a hotel? Would love to get a suite for two nights.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on March 09, 2017, 04:00:56 AM
Heading to Vegas next week Mon-Wed, quick vaca. Have starwoods and Chase points, whats my best bet for a hotel? Would love to get a suite for two nights.
its usually not worth it to use points in vegas as the paid rates are cheap
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on March 09, 2017, 09:07:12 AM
its usually not worth it to use points in vegas as the paid rates are cheap

You could always use CSR points for hotel rooms. But 4 star hotel should be less than 100 a night most times.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SSLPhD on March 09, 2017, 09:36:59 AM
i am planning a trip to vegas and i have no place to leave my 7 month old. has anyone ever been with a baby? am i crazy for thinking about this??
Depends what you are planning to do there.  In general, 7 month olds are easier to travel with than, say, 2 year olds.  They sit in stroller while you do stuff.  What exactly are your concerns?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on March 09, 2017, 10:16:39 AM
Heading to Vegas next week Mon-Wed, quick vaca. Have starwoods and Chase points, whats my best bet for a hotel? Would love to get a suite for two nights.

there is an amex offer for 60/300 @ mgm resorts.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on March 09, 2017, 10:52:56 AM
You could always use CSR points for hotel rooms. But 4 star hotel should be less than 100 a night most times.

i think you mean 5 star hotels should be less than $100 a night most time.
i just booked encore and got it for $105 plus tax for july 4th weekend.

there are ways to get specific 5 star hotels for half price of the listing price, including the cosmopolitan, aria, encore, wynn, trump, and many others 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mushkie10 on March 09, 2017, 12:07:10 PM
Thank you, so let's say I'm paying, where are the best suites? It's only two nights and our first getaway in a long time! Don't care for casinos, so its more about the food and relaxing. What would you advise? Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on March 09, 2017, 12:41:05 PM
Thank you, so let's say I'm paying, where are the best suites? It's only two nights and our first getaway in a long time! Don't care for casinos, so its more about the food and relaxing. What would you advise? Thanks!

Where are you coming from? If you care about food and relaxing, go to LA or Miami Beach. Both have better food, beaches, and are overall nicer places. I guess if you're from LA and looking for somewhere close by, Vegas makes sense, but otherwise wouldn't think its the best place if you wouldn't go to casinos anyway.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mushkie10 on March 09, 2017, 12:54:48 PM
Coming from Midwest, never been to Vegas.. so Vegas it is. Advice on which hotel suite?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on March 13, 2017, 02:56:34 PM
whats the best shows and restaurants to go to?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on March 14, 2017, 09:51:04 AM
whats the best shows and restaurants to go to?

Criss Angel if he doesn't go to the ER during your show...

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/celebrity-magician-criss-angel-rushed-10008591 (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/celebrity-magician-criss-angel-rushed-10008591)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on March 14, 2017, 09:59:09 AM
Criss Angel if he doesn't go to the ER during your show...

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/celebrity-magician-criss-angel-rushed-10008591 (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/celebrity-magician-criss-angel-rushed-10008591)

youve seen this show?
never heard of it before. its good? seems cheaper than other shows
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on March 14, 2017, 10:01:20 AM
youve seen this show?
never heard of it before. its good? seems cheaper than other shows
Have not seen it but wanted to when I was there, but it was dark. Really just wanted to post the link...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on March 14, 2017, 04:28:08 PM
Criss Angel if he doesn't go to the ER during your show...

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/celebrity-magician-criss-angel-rushed-10008591 (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/celebrity-magician-criss-angel-rushed-10008591)


Biggest waste of time.

Go to Vdara best location on the strip. You can go visit all other hotel attractions from there.

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on March 14, 2017, 07:54:08 PM

Biggest waste of time.

Go to Vdara best location on the strip. You can go visit all other hotel attractions from there.



do you work for the Vdara?
Aria and Bellagio are in the same area and are nicer hotels
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: JayR on March 14, 2017, 08:39:54 PM
Best meat restaurant? Only have time to try one.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on March 14, 2017, 08:47:29 PM
Best meat restaurant? Only have time to try one.
Anise
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: JayR on March 14, 2017, 09:22:51 PM
Anise

Thanks
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on March 14, 2017, 09:49:37 PM
Anise
What about best dairy?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mushkie10 on March 15, 2017, 12:57:33 AM
Was at simin and joes for dairy this morning, great service and food.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on March 16, 2017, 02:07:09 PM
Deciding for lunch between genesis and Jerusalem Grill. Is one better than the other?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on March 17, 2017, 10:00:09 AM
Deciding for lunch between genesis and Jerusalem Grill. Is one better than the other?

went to genesis a few months ago.
food was horrible
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: rollingstone on April 23, 2017, 11:12:24 PM
Just got back from anise, the food as well as the service were excellent.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on May 02, 2017, 04:55:15 PM
What's the best hotel these days, if all I plan on doing is sitting at the pool all day and then going out to eat?
Which hotel has the best, quiet pool to relax at these days?

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on May 02, 2017, 04:57:10 PM
What's the best hotel these days, if all I plan on doing is sitting at the pool all day and then going out to eat?
Which hotel has the best, quiet pool to relax at these days?
The Aria has a few nice outdoor pools.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Am on May 02, 2017, 04:59:21 PM
What's the best hotel these days, if all I plan on doing is sitting at the pool all day and then going out to eat?
Which hotel has the best, quiet pool to relax at these days?
It depends when you go. Often when there are conventions in town there are corporate hosted pool parties so look into that before you go.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on May 02, 2017, 05:03:59 PM
It depends when you go. Often when there are conventions in town there are corporate hosted pool parties so look into that before you go.
Just a couple of days. 8/6-8/8.
Wife and I just want to veg at the pool
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Am on May 02, 2017, 05:26:51 PM
Just a couple of days. 8/6-8/8.
Wife and I just want to veg at the pool
No big conventions in august
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on May 03, 2017, 02:28:21 PM
Booked Aria sky suite.

Question...
Has anyone been to the SLS?

How does it compare?

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: world2see on May 29, 2017, 12:04:30 PM
Best meat restaurant near strip to go with around 10 clients would be?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: aarony on May 29, 2017, 12:51:42 PM
Anise
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on May 29, 2017, 12:56:57 PM
Anise
Agreed. Although it's about 8 miles from the strip iirc.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: world2see on May 29, 2017, 03:23:51 PM
Agreed. Although it's about 8 miles from the strip iirc.
Thanks!
Any closer compatible options?
Not sure how realistic driving 20-30 away from strip will be
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on May 29, 2017, 03:26:59 PM
Thanks!
Any closer compatible options?
Not sure how realistic driving 20-30 away from strip will be
Jerusalem Bar & Grill

4825 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 341-5555

https://g.co/kgs/5j1jYt

I would still make the drive if possible. 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on May 29, 2017, 03:37:02 PM
Jerusalem Bar & Grill

4825 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 341-5555

https://g.co/kgs/5j1jYt

I would still make the drive if possible. 
Jerusalem is pretty good. 10 minutes from the strip.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 29, 2017, 04:39:28 PM
Why not sababa
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: world2see on May 30, 2017, 11:09:26 AM
Jerusalem Bar & Grill

4825 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 341-5555

https://g.co/kgs/5j1jYt

I would still make the drive if possible.
Thank you!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: momo on May 30, 2017, 11:12:15 AM
Why not sababa
Love Sababa. But its 20 minutes.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Am on May 30, 2017, 06:13:47 PM
There is a new Chabad of the Strip. They are currently renting conference rooms but hope to iy"h get something permanent.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: world2see on June 05, 2017, 10:23:37 PM
Do they have daily minyan?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mord1 on June 11, 2017, 07:43:56 PM
any pizza stores these days? adars website doesn't exist and no one answered the phone
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on June 11, 2017, 07:47:54 PM
any pizza stores these days? adars website doesn't exist and no one answered the phone
Simon and Joe's Trattoria

3720 W Tropicana Ave #1, Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 759-0333

https://g.co/kgs/ddiUop
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: world2see on June 14, 2017, 01:15:27 PM
Was just there and was great!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dpk4588 on June 26, 2017, 12:44:34 PM
Was just there and was great!
I've read the Vegas TRs and for the most part, they contain where people stayed and where they ate, but other than sitting at the pool and eating, I haven't seen much of what people do during the day. What is there to do during the day (other than gamble)? I'm told that different casinos have different displays, experiences, or free shows. Does anyone have any info on those or other things to do during the day?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ethana on June 26, 2017, 01:51:42 PM
anyone have an anise groupon they want to sell?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mutty on June 26, 2017, 02:45:33 PM
I've read the Vegas TRs and for the most part, they contain where people stayed and where they ate, but other than sitting at the pool and eating, I haven't seen much of what people do during the day. What is there to do during the day (other than gamble)? I'm told that different casinos have different displays, experiences, or free shows. Does anyone have any info on those or other things to do during the day?
Not sure who you're there with (adults, children) but a few days to the grand canyon was beautiful. Hoover dam can be one day, ski mobiling on the lake - we went right up to the dam, the beautiful mountains, red rocks, we've come from san diego for Shabbos, Shabbos in vegas - there's a shul and hotel right next door and Shabbos food to purchase. That's all besides checking out all the hotel themes. Again, things are different if you're a couple or a family.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dpk4588 on June 26, 2017, 02:48:24 PM
Not sure who you're there with (adults, children) but a few days to the grand canyon was beautiful. Hoover dam can be one day, ski mobiling on the lake - we went right up to the dam, the beautiful mountains, red rocks, we've come from san diego for Shabbos, Shabbos in vegas - there's a shul and hotel right next door and Shabbos food to purchase. That's all besides checking out all the hotel themes. Again, things are different if you're a couple or a family.
Just me, for 3 days. Not interested in outdoors stuff like the mountains/red rocks. I'd thought about Hoover dam, but other than that I was thinking of staying in the more local Vegas area.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mutty on June 26, 2017, 05:12:50 PM
Just me, for 3 days. Not interested in outdoors stuff like the mountains/red rocks. I'd thought about Hoover dam, but other than that I was thinking of staying in the more local Vegas area.
Then you're correct. It's just the restaurants and casinos.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on June 26, 2017, 05:14:00 PM
Then you're correct. It's just the restaurants and casinos.
And the major attraction that each casino has/ mall.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on July 03, 2017, 02:29:34 PM
how bearable is the heat? manageable or not at all? im talking about from now for the next 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on July 03, 2017, 03:23:17 PM
how bearable is the heat? manageable or not at all? im talking about from now for the next 2 weeks.
i have done it. it was unbearable. but we still enjoyed.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E R K on July 03, 2017, 03:32:47 PM
how bearable is the heat? manageable or not at all? im talking about from now for the next 2 weeks.
Went a few years ago in July. It was hot. Did a portion of Grand Canyon and it was 113 degrees. Drink a lot. But it was great. Nights are nice.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on July 03, 2017, 04:00:47 PM
I am there now
Indoors it's nice and cool
And by the pool you get refreshed by swimming
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mountain Man on July 05, 2017, 02:31:40 AM
Just came back from Vegas (again). I don't have patience to write up a trip report and honestly there are so many that it would be pointless. There are a few things that are worth noting:

This is the second time we booked through Amex FHR to stay on the strip. The first time we stayed at the Four Seasons which I thought was nice but underwhelming. We were able to use the free breakfast credit to get in room dining with catering by Rafi. It was a Sunday morning and it tasted like the bagel/lox was packaged on Friday. It was a real treat to be able to experience kosher in room dining but the food was lacking. The Four Seasons is just a handful of floors in Mandalay so it really didn't speak well for other Four Seasons I've seen.

This time we stayed at the Pallazzo. FHR provides an "upgrade" and late checkout (4 pm) plus free breakfast and $100 spa credit. Normally an upgrade at strip hotels from what I've experienced and researched is just a better view. This time (in part because my wife is expecting) we were able to get an upgrade to the Lago suite which is about 2,000 sq ft, and among other things had a baby grand piano and a private movie theater with a karaoke machine. https://www.palazzo.com/suites/lago.html

The $100 spa credit was nice because there was a promotion to get $50 off a massage if you're scheduled to start by 11 am making a $175 massage just $25 out of pocket before tax/tip/etc. The promos aren't supposed to be combined with the FHR but like all things YMMV.

But why I'm posting is that there is a Coffee Bean right by the suite elevators (which probably isn't news to many of you) which is a great kosher option. I tried to arrange in suite dining again this trip which fell through. I was told though that you can get $65 worth of Coffee Bean as a kosher option if it is billed to the room. I think this is phenomenal because although this Coffee Bean is very pricey with Smart Water going for ~$7 and Coke for ~$4, $65 a day can still go quite a ways.

So in summation $169 (before tax and resort fees) gets $100 spa credit, $65 coffee bean and a ~2,000 sq foot suite. Not too shabby.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 21, 2017, 11:03:49 AM
What's the closest kosher breakfast place to the Aria?
Any ideas how to use my FHR free breakfasts credits for full kosher breakfast while at Aria Sky suite, or just waste it on the few Kosher items at the hotel restaurant?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 04, 2017, 12:27:07 AM
Terry Fator
Great Show!!!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on August 04, 2017, 05:01:59 PM
Anise
Does Anise serve steak too?

Is there a nicer/better steakhouse in Vegas?

For a good steak, am I better in Anise or Jerusalem or a third option?


Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: jmail on August 07, 2017, 02:46:08 PM
Anyone reserve at the Encore Las Vegas using the Chase Reserve - Luxury Hotel option? Do the breakfast credits work for kosher food options? Are the prices quoted inclusive of tax? Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 08, 2017, 02:52:15 AM
I went to Vegas as part of an RV trip about a year ago. Never wrote a TR, but better late than never to at least write down whatever I recall about the Vegas part of the trip.
I'm no experienced writer of TR's so please forgive me if my writing is not up to par, I'll do my best.

We were exploring National Parks in AZ and UT with an RV (thanks to @whYME for the RV deal).
There's no question that the most convenient and closest city to spend Shabbos if you want a minyan etc nearest to the absolutely spectacular (words cannot describe) national parks in that southwest region, Las Vegas is the only place that makes sense to go.

We stayed in one of the Chabad Suites in the central Chabad House in Vegas (Sheldon Adelson Building FWIW ;) .
Word is that they get booked very early, but bH they were available even though we booked last minute.
The convenience of being on the premises of a shul (and mikve etc) for Shabbos without the complexities of Shabbos at a hotel stuck with a baby far outweighed the amenities offered at a standard hotel. Especially considering $100 for the whole Shabbos is reasonable.
They let us park the RV in the back (though there is a huge parking lot in front), but was much more convenient near our room.
The rooms are huge, like weirdly huge, with unusually tall ceilings. It definitely was converted to be rooms and wasn't originally built as such.
But the beds were fine and that's what really matters. We requested a crib/pack'n play which they said they will arrange, but they never did. That's pretty much the only sour point.
It was very upsetting, but they don't seem to appreciate very young humans staying in their suites (my guess is that merchants attending shows in Vegas are their target clients).
This is one big room (perhaps it was a classroom at one point) but it includes a kitchen with microwave and I don't recall what else.
The kitchen didn't seem very well maintained but I didn't really care since I wasn't using it that heavily. Not surprisingly, the bathroom is huge as well (lol).
Was nice of them to have Shabbos candles in the room (another reason its better than staying at a hotel).

We ordered Shabbo food from Rafi's catering, which we later realized is interestingly actually cooked in the Chabad House kitchen FWIW.
Not sure why they never delivered the food (although I thought that's the whole point of their packages), but luckily they're located in the building so we were able to pick it up.
We did arrive quite close to Shabbos, so its good we happened to randomly choose them although we had no idea they're located in the same building
The food was warm and very fresh. Portions were quite generous and I highly recommend them, but with one caveat. You have to really enjoy Moroccan/Sephardic type spicy cooking.
When I originally saw their Shabbos menu it seems quite standard. Unfortunately nearly all the salads were inedible for me or my DW as it was way too Morrocan for our taste.
If you're like me and enjoy the classic Shabbos table foods served in Ashkenazic households, try somewhere else.
Fortunately there are many restaurants that offer Shabbos packages. I was actually quite amazed at the variety of packages, and also the very reasonable prices.

I should mention, we were invited (I assume all visitors are) to join for the Kiddush after Shacharis.
My take: Don't rely on this food for your meal, buy beforehand. 'Nuf said.

Sunday morning we met friends and went out to eat. At first we were going to go into Shwarma Vegas, but I was treated quite nastily so I left and we went to the neighboring Panini Cafe instead.
I don't recall everything I ordered, but IIRC overall their dishes other than pizza were very good. One thing I remember clearly: their Limonana drink was fantastic!

I find it amazing how Vegas has so many Kosher restaurants. Only problem is that they're nearly all middle-eastern style food (I leave you to guess why).
Didn't have a chance to check out any other restaurants, but was very impressed with the kosher Pas Yisrael bakery selection at Smiths. So if you want to buy some fresh baked goods while you're in Vegas, this is probably the place to go.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave327 on August 08, 2017, 11:21:49 AM
Does Anise serve steak too?

Is there a nicer/better steakhouse in Vegas?

For a good steak, am I better in Anise or Jerusalem or a third option?
Id go with Anise.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on August 08, 2017, 12:28:14 PM
Id go with Anise.
I did. Last night.  And don't regret it. Food was very good and the service was excellent. Thanks
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: thaber on August 11, 2017, 12:44:56 AM
KASHRUT ALERT LAS VEGAS  17 Av 5777 / August 9, 2017
Please be advised effective immediately, the kosher certification by
The Va'ad HaKashrus of Las Vegas of Panini Cafe, 2521 S. Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas 89117, has been revoked due to kashrus violations.
Rabbi Tzvi Bronchtain at 702-635-1656 or BenTzion Novack at 702-701-0770
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on August 11, 2017, 04:15:13 AM
KASHRUT ALERT LAS VEGAS  17 Av 5777 / August 9, 2017
Please be advised effective immediately, the kosher certification by
The Va'ad HaKashrus of Las Vegas of Panini Cafe, 2521 S. Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas 89117, has been revoked due to kashrus violations.
Rabbi Tzvi Bronchtain at 702-635-1656 or BenTzion Novack at 702-701-0770

Wow that is a huge hit....place was amazing!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on August 11, 2017, 06:06:30 AM
KASHRUT ALERT LAS VEGAS  17 Av 5777 / August 9, 2017
Please be advised effective immediately, the kosher certification by
The Va'ad HaKashrus of Las Vegas of Panini Cafe, 2521 S. Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas 89117, has been revoked due to kashrus violations.
Rabbi Tzvi Bronchtain at 702-635-1656 or BenTzion Novack at 702-701-0770
was just there yesterday
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on August 11, 2017, 09:19:46 AM
was just there yesterday

was it at least good? did you get the cheeseburger ?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on August 11, 2017, 09:21:26 AM
btw most of the restaurants in vegas have certificates for the kashrus that are expired.
this is because they dont pay the fees to the kashrus company, yet the rabbis still eat there.

i guess the place did something really wrong to go out of the way and say its no good
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on August 11, 2017, 09:22:48 AM
was it at least good? did you get the cheeseburger ?
Actually. Wasn't impressed this time. Usually the food is amazing. This time it was mediocre at best.
Had I known, I would have definitely tried the cheeseburger :-)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mutty on August 15, 2017, 08:47:08 AM
What other good dairy places are there?
Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Torkay on August 15, 2017, 09:41:41 AM
What other good dairy places are there?
Got to go to the huntridge pharmacy
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shmuels2 on August 15, 2017, 03:47:19 PM
Silvercar or Hertz Prestige Collection for 2 day rental from LAS? Strictly from a convenience of pickup-dropoff standpoint, the rates I've gotten are almost identical.

Silvercar gets points for not having to stop to fill up. Any other factors? Do they pick you up from the terminal?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yosef_S on August 19, 2017, 11:13:54 PM
Going on a last minute trip to Vegas tomorrow for my wife's birthday. Wanna stay somewhere grand without breaking the bank.

Found The Mirage and Caesar's Palace both available for about $225 total for the two nights we're there. Anyone have any recommendations for one or the other? Or any general ideas for a good last minute deal?

Of the two, I'm leaning towards The Mirage because I'm mLife Gold (from Hyatt).

Any specific recommendations for a suite upgrade? Does the twenty trick still work?

TIA
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shmuels2 on August 20, 2017, 03:54:35 PM
Going on a last minute trip to Vegas tomorrow for my wife's birthday. Wanna stay somewhere grand without breaking the bank.

Found The Mirage and Caesar's Palace both available for about $225 total for the two nights we're there. Anyone have any recommendations for one or the other? Or any general ideas for a good last minute deal?

Of the two, I'm leaning towards The Mirage because I'm mLife Gold (from Hyatt).

Any specific recommendations for a suite upgrade? Does the twenty trick still work?

TIA

If you end up going with the Mirage, there is an amex offer for 50 off 250 at mgm properties. Also, they match Hyatt status in their loyalty program, MLIFE. Just a regular mlife account usually gets a pretty good booking discount if you click through on the offers section of their site.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on August 21, 2017, 03:37:26 AM
Anyone ever stay at the AIRBNB of Susan Shapiro? (I assume she is frum as she mentioned shul to me)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 31, 2017, 11:24:20 AM
Finally seen "O". Was a let down compared to the others.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shmuels2 on September 05, 2017, 04:24:02 PM
Finally seen "O". Was a let down compared to the others.

Just saw O as well, have never seen any others. With which others does it compare unfavorably?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 10, 2017, 10:48:15 PM
Just saw O as well, have never seen any others. With which others does it compare unfavorably?
Le Reve is a water show and KA is a must see. I am still partial to Mystre as it was the original.
Did you enjoy O?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on September 11, 2017, 12:21:47 AM
Finally seen "O". Was a let down compared to the others.
Can't believe how you say that.   I was totally mesmerized, amd so was everyone that i sent to the show
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 11, 2017, 12:24:22 AM
Can't believe how you say that.   I was totally mesmerized, amd so was everyone that i sent to the show
It is the most expensive but not the best show. Have you seen others?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on September 11, 2017, 07:55:00 AM
It is the most expensive but not the best show. Have you seen others?
I have only seen other promos... 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 11, 2017, 08:09:43 AM
I have only seen other promos...
Then that is the issue. Don't get me wrong it is a good show but I was expected to be blown away. My recommendation would be KA. It starts out slow but then look out!!! Mystre is the one that started them all so put that on your list.  :)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on September 11, 2017, 09:35:29 AM
Then that is the issue. Don't get me wrong it is a good show but I was expected to be blown away. My recommendation would be KA. It starts out slow but then look out!!! Mystre is the one that started them all so put that on your list.  :)
10-4 ;)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 12, 2017, 10:05:14 PM
Anyone see The Beatles Love?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 15, 2017, 08:19:57 AM
Anyone see The Beatles Love?
Bump
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 24, 2017, 08:32:57 AM
Anyone see The Beatles Love?
Well worth the price.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidch on September 24, 2017, 06:49:11 PM
Any cholov yisroel cafes in las veges?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 01, 2017, 10:38:58 AM
Going back in a couple of weeks. Need recommendations for shows. Pickings are getting slim.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E R K on October 02, 2017, 07:26:04 AM
Penn and Teller
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on October 02, 2017, 08:25:18 PM
Going back in a couple of weeks. Need recommendations for shows. Pickings are getting slim.

why not zumanity?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 03, 2017, 04:06:53 PM
why not zumanity?
Dont think DW would like it.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 17, 2017, 12:12:26 PM
If you like Rock music then Tenors of Rock is a must see. Great show!!!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on November 02, 2017, 08:30:42 PM
whats the best option in vegas for an upgrade? have hilton and spg gold
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: stever on November 13, 2017, 09:52:03 AM
Check out new Resturaunt That opened last month called Ace of Steaks. Was there last night. They have persion food but plenty of steak/American options as well. Its about 4 miles off the strip, everything i had was fantastic. (BBQ flatbread, wings, ribs, homemade onion rings) Ill add to the wiki
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E R K on November 14, 2017, 12:11:25 AM
Check out new Resturaunt That opened last month called Ace of Steaks. Was there last night. They have persion food but plenty of steak/American options as well. Its about 4 miles off the strip, everything i had was fantastic. (BBQ flatbread, wings, ribs, homemade onion rings) Ill add to the wiki
If you have Kosher GPS app and show them the app, you get 10% off entree.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on November 14, 2017, 12:30:50 AM
whats the best option in vegas for an upgrade? have hilton and spg gold
players card? ;)  thats what talks over there...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Freddie on November 14, 2017, 12:33:23 AM
players card? ;)  thats what talks over there...

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yhaller14 on November 14, 2017, 12:45:45 AM
Check out new Resturaunt That opened last month called Ace of Steaks. Was there last night. They have persion food but plenty of steak/American options as well. Its about 4 miles off the strip, everything i had was fantastic. (BBQ flatbread, wings, ribs, homemade onion rings) Ill add to the wiki
Persian ***
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 14, 2017, 09:52:13 AM
@Freddie
"Who Loves Ya Baby"
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: JayR on November 14, 2017, 03:28:02 PM
whats the best option in vegas for an upgrade? have hilton and spg gold
Try to transfer Hilton to mlife
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: needavaca on December 18, 2017, 02:37:31 PM
Does anyone have any recommendation on what to order at:
1.   Ace of steaks?
2.   Anise Tapas & Grill?
3.   Jerusalem Grill?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on December 18, 2017, 06:45:13 PM
Jerusalem is for sure a tier under the other 2.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on December 19, 2017, 10:12:41 PM
any place on the strip that sells kosher coffee and pastries?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on December 20, 2017, 01:14:00 AM
any place on the strip that sells kosher coffee and pastries?
coffee bean @ the Venetian
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on December 20, 2017, 01:15:57 AM
Does anyone have any recommendation on what to order at:
1.   Ace of steaks?
2.   Anise Tapas & Grill?
3.   Jerusalem Grill?
never been to Ace.
@anise the wings and burgers are good
@jerusalem stick with the shwarma
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: as2 on December 24, 2017, 12:30:56 PM
Might be in Vegas for tonight and tomorrow. Anybody know of anything that's definitely open tomorrow? Any hotel recommendations? Hotels seem like they're at their all time low tonight.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on February 06, 2018, 04:54:56 PM
whats my best bet for two lower prices restaurants. thinking jerusalem and sabbas.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on February 15, 2018, 08:24:35 PM
small TR.

Went to las vegas for a few days. Stayed at the encore. hotel is very modern, up to date, and clean. booked 25k points a night through chase portal. really nice bathroom with double sinks, tub, the works. One thing I found odd was no coffee maker in the room. they only had coffee in the bar downstairs that you need to pay for. Another thing is they automatically clean your room and no longer allow privacy (seems like due to the shooting).

We ate at Jerusalem grill the first night. the food here is EXCELLENT! great flavor, decent price, amazing service. we ate the second night at ace of steaks. decent food, high price, and service could be worked on (prob bec theyre new). Uber here is the cheapest so I would recommend using them.
Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on February 16, 2018, 09:48:41 AM
small TR.

Went to las vegas for a few days. Stayed at the encore. hotel is very modern, up to date, and clean. booked 25k points a night through chase portal. really nice bathroom with double sinks, tub, the works. One thing I found odd was no coffee maker in the room. they only had coffee in the bar downstairs that you need to pay for. Another thing is they automatically clean your room and no longer allow privacy (seems like due to the shooting).

We ate at Jerusalem grill the first night. the food here is EXCELLENT! great flavor, decent price, amazing service. we ate the second night at ace of steaks. decent food, high price, and service could be worked on (prob bec theyre new). Uber here is the cheapest so I would recommend using them.
Encore is up to date ? Lol. Its from the nicest or the nicest hotel worldwide. Weird that they dont have privacy option though. Theres definitely an option for privacy at other casinos in Vegas even after the shooting. Secondly, for the most part no casino hotels in Vegas have coffee in the room for free. Some have in the mini bar but quite expensive. They want you to go to the casino floor and gamble. Ill second the great service and food in Jerusalem grill and nice size portions as well..
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on February 23, 2018, 12:31:54 PM
Anything open late sat nights? Like 12:30 am?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on February 27, 2018, 10:26:21 PM
Anything open late sat nights? Like 12:30 am?
IIRC Simon And Joe was open till 1am last time I was there on a Sat night.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on March 03, 2018, 08:55:48 PM
Encore is up to date ? Lol. Its from the nicest or the nicest hotel worldwide. Weird that they dont have privacy option though. Theres definitely an option for privacy at other casinos in Vegas even after the shooting. Secondly, for the most part no casino hotels in Vegas have coffee in the room for free. Some have in the mini bar but quite expensive. They want you to go to the casino floor and gamble. Ill second the great service and food in Jerusalem grill and nice size portions as well..

and those censors on the mini bar... $10 for a water iirc
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on March 16, 2018, 06:24:44 PM
Just spent a week in Vegas. Went to Ace of Steaks, they couldn't handle the crowds... steak was mediocre, definitely not worth the prices. Appetizers were quite good. They ran out of the steaks we ordered so they substituted them for different ones. They comped like 40% of the bill though. Jerusalem Grill 3x Amazing food and service each time. Anise had great good, service on the slow side. Simon and Joe decent pizza but long wait.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yoss6400 on March 18, 2018, 02:15:06 AM
whats my best bet for two lower prices restaurants. thinking jerusalem and sabbas.
.  Agree good choice
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dansdealsfan5 on March 25, 2018, 09:50:14 PM
Any advice on how to book a nice hotel in Vegas for cheap? I'm a starwood and marriott plat if that helps.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on March 26, 2018, 08:27:53 AM
Any advice on how to book a nice hotel in Vegas for cheap? I'm a starwood and marriott plat if that helps.
Ive found to be more worthwhile shopping out a good cash deal in Vegas over using points.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on March 28, 2018, 12:49:44 AM
Where is this Jerusalem Grill? Might give it a try.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sams on March 28, 2018, 01:45:21 AM
Where is this Jerusalem Grill? Might give it a try.
4825 W Flamingo Rd suite 10, Las Vegas, NV 89103. Really nothing to go for to try out
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on March 28, 2018, 06:22:32 AM
4825 W Flamingo Rd suite 10, Las Vegas, NV 89103. Really nothing to go for to try out
When u say nothing to go for, you mean nothing in specific to try out or that u dont like the place in general ?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on March 28, 2018, 10:08:56 AM
4825 W Flamingo Rd suite 10, Las Vegas, NV 89103. Really nothing to go for to try out
-1
For Kosher Vegas options its probably the best consistently good option there. I understand he isnt looking for kosher, but its a good quick Mediterranean style place.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on April 15, 2018, 12:55:36 PM
Anyone been to Antelope Canyon?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SSLPhD on April 15, 2018, 08:34:15 PM
Anyone been to Antelope Canyon?
Yes, just upper.  Question?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on April 16, 2018, 12:08:43 AM
Yes, just upper.  Question?
How was it? Do you go to Horseshoe Bend?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: SSLPhD on April 16, 2018, 09:56:02 AM
How was it? Do you go to Horseshoe Bend?
I found Antelope Canyon really interesting.  However, there are many tours going on at the same time.  When we went in, there were about 7 Jeeps parked, when we came out, about 50(?).  They won't allow you to dawdle at all.  It's a "take a picture and move along" mentality.  Forget stopping to take a picture on your way out if the lighting is better.  Not happening.  Although hot, the inside is mostly shaded.  Not the same at Horseshoe Bend.  We "went" but decided to forego the hike due to the extreme heat.  Definitely plan on going back to do it.

Also, regarding Antelope Canyon:  everyone has a different price.  There were two people sitting under a tent.  I asked one how much, they gave a price.  Moved away for a few minutes, went back on the line, this time spoke to the other person.  Different price!

On the way in to upper Antelope Canyon:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/896/39687809320_c761fd3625_h.jpg)

Warning at Horseshoe Bend hike:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/888/40783723234_dec10225f9_h.jpg)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on April 22, 2018, 07:44:35 PM
Anything cholov yisroel open?
Breakfast sit down 9am?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 27, 2018, 02:15:11 AM
What's is the cheapest kosher meat establishment in Vegas?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on April 29, 2018, 01:28:37 AM
What's is the cheapest kosher meat establishment in Vegas?
Sabbaba or Shwarma Vegas. Both about the same pricing IIRC.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 29, 2018, 01:43:04 AM
Sabbaba or Shwarma Vegas. Both about the same pricing IIRC.
Which one is a larger store?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on April 29, 2018, 01:52:13 AM
Which one is a larger store?
Sababba
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on April 29, 2018, 02:23:53 PM
Question:

I just received Total Rewards DIAMOND status...

Which hotel will I have a better chance of getting a nicer suite upgrade when booking a standard room?

Ceasar's Palace, Nobu or Cromwell?


Thank you.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on April 30, 2018, 12:57:54 AM
Question:

I just received Total Rewards DIAMOND status...

Which hotel will I have a better chance of getting a nicer suite upgrade when booking a standard room?

Ceasar's Palace, Nobu or Cromwell?


Thank you.
No chance in caesars. Nobu is part of caesars so imagine you wont get here either. Dont know about Cromwell
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on April 30, 2018, 09:47:47 AM
Question:

I just received Total Rewards DIAMOND status...

Which hotel will I have a better chance of getting a nicer suite upgrade when booking a standard room?

Ceasar's Palace, Nobu or Cromwell?


Thank you.

Caesars will give you a junior suite for diamond status.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on April 30, 2018, 10:35:20 AM
Caesars will give you a junior suite for diamond status.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on May 01, 2018, 12:20:45 AM
Caesars will give you a junior suite for diamond status.
You got upgraded in Las Vegas caesars or at a different location ?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: sams on May 01, 2018, 12:21:48 AM
You got upgraded in Las Vegas caesars or at a different location ?
He seems to specify Caesars exactly.prob ymmv tho
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on May 01, 2018, 12:27:56 AM
He seems to specify Caesars exactly.prob ymmv tho
My question to him was if he got upgraded in caesars Las Vegas or at a caesars palace location other than Vegas.
 He said that diamond gets upgraded to a junior suite as a fact. It definitely doesnt. Even less of a chance at any casino being upgraded with diamond status if the status came through a match and they dont see any play.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on May 01, 2018, 06:10:39 AM
My question to him was if he got upgraded in caesars Las Vegas or at a caesars palace location other than Vegas.
 He said that diamond gets upgraded to a junior suite as a fact. It definitely doesnt. Even less of a chance at any casino being upgraded with diamond status if the status came through a match and they dont see any play.
Now I'm torn, wherever to keep the reservation and hope to get the upgrade, or just book in a newer hotel with nicer rooms.

The status wasn't a "match" per se, but it came through a card benefit, so no play involved.

However, I'm still assuming that at least the diamond benefit will save me the absurd daily "resort fees" or is that incorrect too?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on May 01, 2018, 10:39:54 AM
Now I'm torn, wherever to keep the reservation and hope to get the upgrade, or just book in a newer hotel with nicer rooms.

The status wasn't a "match" per se, but it came through a card benefit, so no play involved.

However, I'm still assuming that at least the diamond benefit will save me the absurd daily "resort fees" or is that incorrect too?
It will waive the resort fees. And they can put you in a nicer tower as well just not a suite. Im sure people have gotten suites but its deff not the reg
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on May 01, 2018, 10:44:54 AM
It will waive the resort fees. And they can put you in a nicer tower as well just not a suite. Im sure people have gotten suites but its deff not the reg
Understood.

I've received many suite upgrades in the past by just turning on the charm... Including the San Juan suite at the Sheraton when booking the cheapest room... With just simple gold status... So I understand exactly.

The waived resort fees in my opinion is worth taking the chance and booking there.

Thank you
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on May 01, 2018, 10:46:18 AM


Understood.

I've received many suite upgrades in the past by just turning on the charm... Including the San Juan suite in PR at the Sheraton when booking the cheapest room... With just simple gold status... So I understand exactly.

The waived resort fees in my opinion is worth taking the chance and booking there.

Thank you

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on May 01, 2018, 05:13:04 PM
I found Antelope Canyon really interesting.  However, there are many tours going on at the same time.  When we went in, there were about 7 Jeeps parked, when we came out, about 50(?).  They won't allow you to dawdle at all.  It's a "take a picture and move along" mentality.  Forget stopping to take a picture on your way out if the lighting is better.  Not happening.  Although hot, the inside is mostly shaded.  Not the same at Horseshoe Bend.  We "went" but decided to forego the hike due to the extreme heat.  Definitely plan on going back to do it.

Also, regarding Antelope Canyon:  everyone has a different price.  There were two people sitting under a tent.  I asked one how much, they gave a price.  Moved away for a few minutes, went back on the line, this time spoke to the other person.  Different price!


Antelope Canyon was a bit of a tourist trap. Packed wall to wall with Chinese tourists so its even hard to get a decent shot. There are many other canyons that you can visit (some private via tour companies) that are cooler, though it'll cost a bit more.

Horseshoe Canyon was breathtaking. Worth the short hike. Its crazy to see what some people will do there to get a selfie on the ledge. A few people die every year trying....
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: EliH on May 05, 2018, 08:55:53 PM
`looking to go to a nice place at the end of the for a few days, what is the best place t]o find adeal?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: EliH on May 06, 2018, 02:08:28 PM
Im with Dan on this one. Wait for a deal at the Venitian, Bellagio, or Wynn
looking to go 5/29-6/3 what do you consider a good deal?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Leah123 on May 10, 2018, 12:44:51 AM
Leaving vegas now, was here for a few days. Here is some info.
We rented a car from Hertz was cheap and very convenient to have
Stayed at SLS was nice and somewhat quiet because its not in the action of the strip.

Restaurants
Anise Tapas
Jerusalem Bar and Grill
Ace of steaks
All were great!!

Simon and Joes - pizza and egg menu items are good. The rest, you never know. For example dessert was crepes which was basically warmed up frozen blintzes.
But I was very happy to have at least one decent milchig (cholov yisroel) option. Just keep your expectations realistic.
There are 2 grocery stores listed on Chabads website that have kosher items. smith food and drug has a MUCH bigger selection.

Activities
Personally we really enjoyed checking out the attractions in each hotel such as the canal shoppes, ceasar palace, mirage etc
We also drove to mt charleston which has some great hikes.

I thought fremont experience was really gross and low class. Not worth seeing unless you want to ziplining.

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mordylazar on June 21, 2018, 01:33:51 PM
My wife and I are going to vegas w/o the kids for a couple days in August. Where would ppl recommend staying on the strip and whats a good deal to get on rental cars?
Any tips in general would help!!

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on June 22, 2018, 01:06:12 AM
My wife and I are going to vegas w/o the kids for a couple days in August. Where would ppl recommend staying on the strip and whats a good deal to get on rental cars?
Any tips in general would help!!

Hotels all depend on your budget....
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zevi on June 26, 2018, 06:19:24 PM
Between the Venetian And the cosmopolitan, which is overall a better experience
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ejb123 on June 26, 2018, 09:53:33 PM
Between the Venetian And the cosmopolitan, which is overall a better experience

What type of experience are you looking for?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on June 26, 2018, 10:43:57 PM
Between the Venetian And the cosmopolitan, which is overall a better experience
I stayed at the venetian and i loved it! Felt like a real luxury experience. But i can't compare to cosmo since i never stayed there
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zevi on June 26, 2018, 11:01:25 PM
I stayed at the venetian and i loved it! Felt like a real luxury experience. But i can't compare to cosmo since i never stayed there
What type of experience are you looking for?

Thanks. I was looking for the nicer hotel.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on June 26, 2018, 11:03:55 PM
Thanks. I was looking for the nicer hotel.
Quick google search found this TripAdvisor thread that seems informative https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g45963-i10-k9765062-Venetian_or_Cosmopolitan-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on June 27, 2018, 08:44:54 AM
Cosmo is more hip and younger then the Venetian
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 09, 2018, 12:24:43 PM
Is Hertz rental on location at LAS airport or needs a shuttle?

Last time I rented from one of the off brands and it was such a hassle.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on July 09, 2018, 09:08:46 PM
I stayed at the venetian and i loved it! Felt like a real luxury experience. But i can't compare to cosmo since i never stayed there
Same here, liked the Venetian and Palazzo , did not stay at Cosmo , but it looks great from the reviews.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on July 10, 2018, 03:13:43 AM
Same here, liked the Venetian and Palazzo , did not stay at Cosmo , but it looks great from the reviews.
Cosmo is much higher end and cooler. One benefit of the Venetian is that it has a coffee bean which is kosher and has a decent amount of food. I believe the hechsher is kosher la. Ive heard that its not a great hechsher, just saying. If someone does find out about the hechsher pls report back either way.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on July 10, 2018, 07:52:30 AM
Has anyone been to Caesars Palace? I have a conference there in November.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on July 10, 2018, 05:09:13 PM
Has anyone been to Caesars Palace? I have a conference there in November.
Obviously people have been there. Whats your question.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on July 10, 2018, 05:39:57 PM
Obviously people have been there. Whats your question.
How does it rate on a scale of 1 to 10 of vegas hotels.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mordylazar on July 10, 2018, 07:07:18 PM
Is there a place to see which hotels have renovated most recently? I want to stay on the strip and dont mind paying a premium for a nicer place
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: zevi on July 10, 2018, 08:45:37 PM
Is there a place to see which hotels have renovated most recently? I want to stay on the strip and dont mind paying a premium for a nicer place
The cosmopolitan is the newest. Next door is The Bellagio probably one of the nicest hotels on the strip. IMHO
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on July 10, 2018, 09:09:21 PM
Is there a place to see which hotels have renovated most recently? I want to stay on the strip and dont mind paying a premium for a nicer place
Park MGM. Formerly Monte Carlo
Title: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on July 11, 2018, 02:09:37 AM
How does it rate on a scale of 1 to 10 of vegas hotels.
I would give it a 7.5. Its better then most hotels but not as good as the top ones. Encore is gorgeous. I would give that place a shot had I been paying for hotels in las. Encore location not as good as Caesars though.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on July 11, 2018, 02:35:15 PM
For Vegas hotels with points, which is your favorite?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on July 11, 2018, 03:09:54 PM
For Vegas hotels with points, which is your favorite?
Its usually not advisable to use points on Vegas hotels
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 18, 2018, 01:31:27 PM
Are there no kosher dairy places now in Vegas?
Edit: Simon and Joes
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: joe121 on July 20, 2018, 09:41:56 AM
Are there any cholov Yisroel places in Vegas?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mount Scopus on July 29, 2018, 08:13:04 AM
I'm heading to Las Vegas soon for a few days. Does anyone have any restaurant recommendations (preferably meat)?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: redcherrygoose on August 23, 2018, 03:08:27 PM
Between the Venetian And the cosmopolitan, which is overall a better experience

i stayed at both. The cosmo is much newer and it's more fun for younger people. if you are in your 40s, go to the venetian. anything younger, where you're looking to go out, drink, party etc, cosmo is the way to go.
although to be honest you can't go wrong with either
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tmendy226 on October 10, 2018, 08:11:48 PM
How would you rank the ceasars hotels?

Lower tier:
- Harrah's
- Flamingo
- Rio
- Linq
- Bally's

Higher:
- Planet Hollywood
- Cromwell
- Paris
- Palace
- Nobu
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 11, 2018, 09:47:47 AM
Is Hertz rental on location at LAS airport or needs a shuttle?

Last time I rented from one of the off brands and it was such a hassle.
Shuttle to the rental center but not a second shuttle to the off brands.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on October 11, 2018, 01:02:26 PM
How would you rank the ceasars hotels?

Lower tier:
- Harrah's
- Flamingo
- Rio
- Linq
- Bally's

Higher:
- Planet Hollywood
- Cromwell
- Paris
- Palace
- Nobu

Linq
Rio
Harrah
Flamingo
Bally

Nobu
Cromwell
Palace
Paris PH
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on October 11, 2018, 01:54:35 PM
Linq
Rio
Harrah
Flamingo
Bally

Nobu
Cromwell
Palace
Paris PH
You put linq the top of the lower hotels, interesting. I never stayed there so I wouldnt know, but I never looked at linq that way. Also rio may be better rooms but the location is not comparable to the others.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 11, 2018, 02:28:47 PM
Linq
Rio
Harrah
Flamingo
Bally

Nobu
Cromwell
Palace
Paris PH
You put linq the top of the lower hotels, interesting. I never stayed there so I wouldn’t know, but I never looked at linq that way. Also rio may be better rooms but the location is not comparable to the others.
It all depends what you are looking for. As long as I have a quality bed I am fine. I stayed at many different hotels and there is not a big difference.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on October 11, 2018, 03:35:44 PM
Harrah a d Flamingo are dumps.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on October 11, 2018, 03:39:29 PM
Harrah a d Flamingo are dumps.
Never stayed at either, but heard the same. I am not a Vegas regular, on the few occasions I was there stayed at the Venetian and Bellagio.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tmendy226 on October 11, 2018, 03:41:10 PM
Whats with Planet Hollywood?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 11, 2018, 03:43:29 PM
Harrah a d Flamingo are dumps.
Harrah's has renovated rooms. It also has Ruth's Chris steakhouse. One of the best in LAS!!!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on October 11, 2018, 04:24:10 PM
Whats with Planet Hollywood?
Pretty good all renovated. The Deluxe room is nice (not much more than regular). It's attached to a huge mall that has a kosher Coffee Bean.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on October 11, 2018, 06:56:55 PM
Also rio may be better rooms but the location is not comparable to the others.
How much worse is the location already. Looks around the corner to me.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 11, 2018, 07:31:25 PM
How much worse is the location already. Looks around the corner to me.
Around the corner is a mile.  :)
20-25 minute walk from the strip.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on October 12, 2018, 08:10:32 AM
Any suggestions on shows/attractions to see besides for walking around and seeing the theme of each hotel? Not interested in gambling or music.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 12, 2018, 08:43:21 AM
I would recommend any of the Cirque du Soleil shows. What type of shows are you interested in?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 12, 2018, 08:49:40 AM
Any suggestions on shows/attractions to see besides for walking around and seeing the theme of each hotel? Not interested in gambling or music.

There are many magic shows.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on October 12, 2018, 08:51:13 AM
I would recommend any of the Cirque du Soleil shows. What type of shows are you interested in?
Ones without naked women.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on October 12, 2018, 08:51:32 AM
There are many magic shows.
Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 12, 2018, 09:08:55 AM
Ones without naked women.
There are no naked women in Cirque du Soleil shows. For magic shows don't see Penn & Teller or Criss Angel.
This was a really good show and has little bit of everything. Terry Fator is a ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian, and singer.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on October 12, 2018, 09:29:35 AM
There are no naked women in Cirque du Soleil shows. For magic shows don't see Penn & Teller or Criss Angel.
This was a really good show and has little bit of everything. Terry Fator is a ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian, and singer.
Thanks, I'll look into that. What's the difference between all of the different Cirque du Soleil shows?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 12, 2018, 09:35:56 AM
What's the difference between all of the different Cirque du Soleil shows?
They are centered around different themes. You would expect "The Beatles" to be staged to Beatles music. Acrobats is main attraction of every show. I seen them all. Some are better than others (personal taste) but if you like acrobats they are all worth the price.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 12, 2018, 10:23:01 AM
Any suggestions?

Mat Franco, Terry Fator.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 12, 2018, 10:25:22 AM
Mat Franco, Terry Fator.
Haven't seen Mat Franco yet but plan on seeing him. IIRC that show is free with TR Diamond. Ties in with the status match thread.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on October 12, 2018, 10:59:38 AM
David Copperfield supposed to be good. and for Cirque de soliel i would advise the"O" Show.  was quite spectacular 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 12, 2018, 11:02:18 AM
David Copperfield supposed to be good. and for Cirque de soliel i would advise the"O" Show.  was quite spectacular
If you liked "O" you might want to check out LE RVE. DW liked "O" better and I liked LE RVE.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: E R K on October 12, 2018, 02:03:34 PM
There are no naked women in Cirque du Soleil shows. For magic shows don't see Penn & Teller or Criss Angel.
This was a really good show and has little bit of everything. Terry Fator is a ventriloquist, impressionist, comedian, and singer.

You didn't like Penn & Teller?? We very much enjoyed! But we didn't see the other shows you mentioned so can't compare.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 12, 2018, 02:08:47 PM
You didn't like Penn & Teller?? We very much enjoyed! But we didn't see the other shows you mentioned so can't compare.
P&T review was from brother. Criss Angel was terrible and had technical problems. Walked out and received a refund.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tmendy226 on October 12, 2018, 04:00:02 PM
Any restaurant open on Motzei Shabbos?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tmendy226 on October 12, 2018, 04:03:04 PM
Perhaps this should be added to the wiki, I just stayed at the Casesars Palace last night, I was still waiting for my diamond status to match, but I was able to get a complimentary premium Augustus room just by opening an account with TR. I still had to pay $44 resort fee but thats a great deal for a $200+ room
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: cks33 on October 21, 2018, 11:20:58 AM
Going to vegas this weekend for a "baby moon".  Staying at the Venetian.  Any recs on how to get penn and teller or any other magic show tickets cheaper? Is it better to buy there or buy online? Thx!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on October 23, 2018, 02:29:49 PM
Around the corner is a mile.  :)
20-25 minute walk from the strip.
Wanted to say thank you for this info. I went last week and was originally booked to stay at The Rio. After seeing this post I changed to The Linq and was an amazing experience.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on October 23, 2018, 03:46:47 PM
Haven't seen Mat Franco yet but plan on seeing him. IIRC that show is free with TR Diamond. Ties in with the status match thread.
You get 2 free tickets, once a month as TR Diamond
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 23, 2018, 06:19:36 PM
You get 2 free tickets, once a month as TR Diamond
Almost impossible to get tickets. I guess they only have two for that show.  :)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 23, 2018, 06:21:26 PM
Wanted to say thank you for this info. I went last week and was originally booked to stay at The Rio. After seeing this post I changed to The Linq and was an amazing experience.
Glad it worked out for you. I have comp rooms at RIO and Goldcoast in a couple of weeks for a wedding at the Palms.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on October 23, 2018, 07:08:53 PM
Almost impossible to get tickets. I guess they only have two for that show.  :)
Well yeah. The only shows I was interested in, Mat Franco or Penn & Teller, were sold out. They had tickets to all the topless shows if that's what interests you. 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 23, 2018, 07:19:38 PM
Well yeah. The only shows I was interested in, Mat Franco or Penn & Teller, were sold out. They had tickets to all the topless shows if that's what interests you.
If you like rock music "Tenors of Rock" was a 10+.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on November 07, 2018, 10:52:03 AM
According to a post by the owner on GKRF Facebook, Anise is in trouble and may close.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mount Scopus on November 07, 2018, 11:19:43 AM
According to a post by the owner on GKRF Facebook, Anise is in trouble and may close.

That's a shame. That place was pretty good.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on November 07, 2018, 03:34:41 PM
That's a shame. That place was pretty good.
Meh. Food wasnt too good imo and was overpriced for the quality iirc. But I always hate when any restaurant closes. 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 11, 2018, 01:13:36 PM
Linq High Roller Ferris Wheel Is something to do. Make sure you do it at night for some great views.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on November 12, 2018, 09:06:49 AM
Meh. Food wasnt too good imo and was overpriced for the quality iirc. But I always hate when any restaurant closes.
For Vegas standards it was pretty good. Issue is its too far away.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on November 12, 2018, 08:44:00 PM
Linq High Roller Ferris Wheel Is something to do. Make sure you do it at night for some great views.
$75 per couple too expensive for my taste for a 30 min ferris wheel ride.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 13, 2018, 01:46:00 AM
$75 per couple too expensive for my taste for a 30 min ferris wheel ride.
Diamond members get 50% discount IIRC.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on November 13, 2018, 03:17:32 AM
$75 per couple too expensive for my taste for a 30 min ferris wheel ride.
U went by day or night ? Imo by day is better. I actually went sunset time and was gorgeous.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on November 13, 2018, 03:17:43 AM
Diamond members get 50% discount IIRC.
Correct
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on November 13, 2018, 04:29:47 AM
Diamond members get 50% discount IIRC.
Any diamond members want to come and buy for us?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: EJB on November 13, 2018, 08:56:53 AM
Any diamond members want to come and buy for us?

The free diamond promotion isn't valid anymore?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on November 13, 2018, 09:18:44 AM
Diamond members get 50% discount IIRC.
Wish I had known this, I would've done it.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 13, 2018, 11:04:56 AM
Here is some discounts they offer. Also if you gamble you can score some comp tickets.
http://blog.caesars.com/las-vegas/things-to-do/wheel-deals-how-to-score-a-cheap-las-vegas-high-roller-ticket/
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on November 13, 2018, 12:12:20 PM
The free diamond promotion isn't valid anymore?
What promotion? Status match doesnt help me, as I am statusless.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Geshmak25 on November 13, 2018, 12:12:43 PM
Here is some discounts they offer. Also if you gamble you can score some comp tickets.
http://blog.caesars.com/las-vegas/things-to-do/wheel-deals-how-to-score-a-cheap-las-vegas-high-roller-ticket/
I don't gamble.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: DDFer on November 26, 2018, 10:55:44 PM
Looking to go to Vegas week of 12/23, anyone have any input on Four Seasons vs Waldorf (formerly Mandarin Oriental)?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 26, 2018, 11:20:49 PM
FS doesn't have a casino, so totally different experience
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on November 27, 2018, 10:45:26 AM
Looking to go to Vegas week of 12/23, anyone have any input on Four Seasons vs Waldorf (formerly Mandarin Oriental)?
Why are you locked in to those 2 hotels?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: DDFer on November 27, 2018, 08:20:42 PM
Why are you locked in to those 2 hotels?
From the bit of research I did, they seem to be the nicest of the bunch. Don't need hotel that has casino in house, more interested in a luxury upscale hotel.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 27, 2018, 08:29:20 PM
From the bit of research I did, they seem to be the nicest of the bunch. Don't need hotel that has casino in house, more interested in a luxury upscale hotel.
Def stay in the FS. The other hotels are predominantly casinos and can be quite unpleasant if you aren't interested in it.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: EJB on November 27, 2018, 09:53:28 PM
Def stay in the FS. The other hotels are predominantly casinos and can be quite unpleasant if you aren't interested in it.

I didn't like the FS
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: DDFer on November 27, 2018, 10:47:26 PM
I didn't like the FS
Which is your top choice?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on November 30, 2018, 03:43:55 PM
As an alternative, the aria's casino is really quiet IME and is very nice with a lot of pools.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on December 02, 2018, 12:51:43 AM
Looking to go to Vegas week of 12/23, anyone have any input on Four Seasons vs Waldorf (formerly Mandarin Oriental)?
Check out the Vdara as well. There is no casino and in my opinion one of the top hotels in Vegas.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: EJB on December 02, 2018, 01:12:23 AM
Which is your top choice?

Wynn, Palazzo, Cosmo are where i usually go
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on December 02, 2018, 01:42:22 AM
Wynn, Palazzo, Cosmo are where i usually go
Wynn over encore ? I havent stayed by either but from visiting the casinos I would choose the encore to stay as well.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: EJB on December 02, 2018, 01:43:35 AM
Wynn over encore ? I havent stayed by either but from visiting the casinos I would choose the encore to stay as well.
I wasnt differentiating but yes - Id prefer encore. On that note, if anyones in Vegas, Im going to aria tomorrow
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 02, 2018, 01:46:45 AM
DW was playing the slots. She said every time she put in money she won. I didn't have the heart to tell her it was the change machine.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on December 02, 2018, 01:57:28 AM
DW was playing the slots. She said every time she put in money she won. I didn't have the heart to tell her it was the change machine.
For real? :)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 02, 2018, 10:06:30 AM
For real? :)
Over luggage was overweight from all the change.  :)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 13, 2018, 10:00:47 PM
According to a post by the owner on GKRF Facebook, Anise is in trouble and may close.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on December 13, 2018, 10:02:51 PM

Just was Vegas needs. More shawarma!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on December 14, 2018, 12:47:58 AM


Late night entertainment....in Vegas...hmmmmm
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on December 14, 2018, 07:11:43 AM
Hope the Kasharus agency there is more accommodating towards entertainment than th Vaad of Flatbush is.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on December 14, 2018, 10:07:28 AM
Just was Vegas needs. More shawarma!
with the new direct flights from israel...
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: blue eyes on December 24, 2018, 01:23:35 PM
Are there any hotels walking distance to any of the shuls for Shabbos? (pref with points)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on December 24, 2018, 09:18:15 PM
Are there any hotels walking distance to any of the shuls for Shabbos? (pref with points)

If you are looking for CES ask around as there usually are minyonim on the strip.
Otherwise nothing really close.

The closest used to be rabbi wasser from LVH near the convention center, but his website seems down
Chabad advertises rooms  https://www.chabadlv.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/1578011/jewish/Chabad-Suites.htm
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: DovidM55 on December 26, 2018, 05:26:38 PM
You might want to also consider

20 min west of the strip
YI  AISH
9590 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Phone: (702) 360-8909
 http://www.yiaishlv.org/request-shabbos-hospitality/

La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas RedRock/Summerlin -
20 feet away from shul(in the same parking lot!)
9570 W. Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Call: 1-702-243-0356
http://www.laquintalasvegasredrocksummerlin.com/?cid=local_441

OR
20 min southwest of the strip
HENDERSON - ABOUT 20 MIN SOUTHEAST OF THE STRIP
Ahavas Torah Center
1550 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89012
(702) 845-1435
(702) 551-7105
https://ahavastorahcenter.org/shabbos/

Aprox 20 min walk from the Shul
SPRINGHILL SUITES LAS VEGAS HENDERSON
1481 Paseo Verde Parkway,
Henderson, Nevada 89012 USA
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lashd-springhill-suites-las-vegas-henderson/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

Please feel free to pm me for anything else...

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ethana on January 20, 2019, 01:32:44 PM
Does anyone know if there will be a minyan on the strip this shabbos?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on January 20, 2019, 02:23:25 PM
Does anyone know if there will be a minyan on the strip this shabbos?
Is there ever a minyan on the strip ? Where ?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ethana on January 20, 2019, 03:13:02 PM
Not usually
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on January 20, 2019, 04:24:32 PM
Is there ever a minyan on the strip ? Where ?
yes when they have shows they usually have a minyan in the pallazo
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on January 21, 2019, 03:48:10 PM
Anyone book an Airbnb? Seems like alot at the palm. Looking for reviews.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: blue eyes on January 24, 2019, 06:40:33 PM
Any spas open late past 11-12
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on February 13, 2019, 04:55:51 PM
Anyone know the status of Kosher La hechsher ? The coffee beans in Las are certified by them..
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on February 13, 2019, 05:28:56 PM
anyone being there next week for the show?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on February 13, 2019, 06:56:13 PM
Anyone know the status of Kosher La hechsher ? The coffee beans in Las are certified by them..

Most here do not hold of them. Do your own research. Powders are under the ksa so should be good
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on February 20, 2019, 07:26:03 AM
FS doesn't have a casino, so totally different experience
If casino isn't a factor.
More important is pool and room quality.

Which hotel would be the best choice for a couple just going to relax at the pool.

Status if that makes a difference:
TR and Wyndham diamond
Hilton and Bonvoy Gold plus
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Crunchy on March 04, 2019, 04:40:45 PM
I'm planing to go to vegas the end of this month for my first time, should i rent a car or am i better without it ?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on March 04, 2019, 05:35:57 PM
I'm planing to go to vegas the end of this month for my first time, should i rent a car or am i better without it ?
dont rent. uber or taxis will be the easiest
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on March 04, 2019, 09:07:47 PM
dont rent. uber or taxis will be the easiest

And most expensive. I've easily spent more then $75 a day on Uber. Plus most hotels they can't pull up in front. U need to go the pickpp zone which is the worst.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: EJB on March 04, 2019, 09:09:06 PM
And most expensive. I've easily spent more then $75 a day on Uber. Plus most hotels they can't pull up in front. U need to go the pickpp zone which is the worst.
What are you talking about. Ive never spent more than $15 on an uber in LV. And I often get luxury cars at the cheapest rate. And never had to walk more than 2min to the entrance. Usually right in front.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Proisrael on March 05, 2019, 04:21:26 AM
I'm planing to go to vegas the end of this month for my first time, should i rent a car or am i better without it ?

If you are only planning on staying on the strip then no need to rent. If you want to see the beautiful areas around Vegas you need to rent. I do not believe cars are that expensive there.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on March 05, 2019, 08:56:21 AM
What are you talking about. Ive never spent more than $15 on an uber in LV. And I often get luxury cars at the cheapest rate. And never had to walk more than 2min to the entrance. Usually right in front.
+1. 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on March 05, 2019, 09:30:18 AM
If you are only planning on staying on the strip then no need to rent. If you want to see the beautiful areas around Vegas you need to rent. I do not believe cars are that expensive there.
+1

http://www.rtcsnv.com/touristms/fare.html
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Crunchy on March 05, 2019, 11:26:46 AM
If you are only planning on staying on the strip then no need to rent. If you want to see the beautiful areas around Vegas you need to rent. I do not believe cars are that expensive there.
May i ask, what are the beautiful areas around that you mention ?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on March 05, 2019, 11:48:29 AM
May i ask, what are the beautiful areas around that you mention ?
Do a quick Google search for off strip activities.

Such as the Hoover dam, grand canyon, red Rock canyon, valley of fire park and Nelson ghost town are places on my list.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on March 05, 2019, 02:02:40 PM
What are you talking about. Ive never spent more than $15 on an uber in LV. And I often get luxury cars at the cheapest rate. And never had to walk more than 2min to the entrance. Usually right in front.
drop off is allowed much closer. pick up is a whole different story. try getting one at the ventian, easy a 10-15 walk to the basement.

in the morning from hotel to convention center- $12
convention center to lunch- $15
lunch to convention center- $15
cc to hotel - 12
hotel to dinner 15-20
dinner- hotel - 15-20

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on March 05, 2019, 02:11:15 PM
drop off is allowed much closer. pick up is a whole different story. try getting one at the ventian, easy a 10-15 walk to the basement.

in the morning from hotel to convention center- $12
convention center to lunch- $15
lunch to convention center- $15
cc to hotel - 12
hotel to dinner 15-20
dinner- hotel - 15-20
looks like you should be staying near the convention center
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on March 05, 2019, 02:28:51 PM
looks like you should be staying near the convention center

I was there recently and it was freezing. even a walk to next door casino is a hike.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on March 06, 2019, 02:52:30 AM
drop off is allowed much closer. pick up is a whole different story. try getting one at the ventian, easy a 10-15 walk to the basement.

in the morning from hotel to convention center- $12
convention center to lunch- $15
lunch to convention center- $15
cc to hotel - 12
hotel to dinner 15-20
dinner- hotel - 15-20
It takes just as long to get your car from valet and self parking... it pretty much boils down to if you want to go a bit further out of Vegas or not. Just for kosher food, a rental car is not worth it.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ejb123 on March 06, 2019, 11:08:02 AM
The math on renting a car has also now changed since many hotels now charge for self parking or valet, which used to be free.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shayaj on March 26, 2019, 08:55:27 PM
Any recommendation on an LV to GC South Rim Airplane & Ground Tour?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on June 18, 2019, 08:09:40 PM
Looking to snag 2 good seats at a even better price for Michael Jackson one.... Any suggestions where to look for best discount?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Rachelnyc on July 07, 2019, 10:06:52 PM
Only spending one day in Vegas....

I'll get to try one dairy lunch and one meat dinner...

What are the best ones out there, since I can't try not than one

Which is the best steakhouse?

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chookshook on July 11, 2019, 01:42:23 AM
Is there a way around the resort fees at most major hotels? I'm looking at the Venetian and Palazzo. Almost $50 a night!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on July 11, 2019, 04:25:45 AM
Is there a way around the resort fees at most major hotels? I'm looking at the Venetian and Palazzo. Almost $50 a night!
Only if you have status which is harder at the 2 specific places you mentioned, since their not part of any major chain iirc. If you like complaining then things will go wrong :) Wifi etc and you can potentially get it refunded
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: chookshook on July 11, 2019, 11:46:08 AM
Only if you have status which is harder at the 2 specific places you mentioned, since their not part of any major chain iirc. If you like complaining then things will go wrong :) Wifi etc and you can potentially get it refunded
This is only with Caesars diamond as far as I could tell. Mgm gold is kind of worthless. Caesars doesn't have good properties or prices.

Venetian and Palazzo seem like the best deal because they're all suites and they're rated really well. I'm planning on using ihg nights since the nightly rate is so high on weekends.

If anyone knows how to get a deal at Wynn or any other good hotel please share.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Crunchy on July 11, 2019, 01:20:14 PM
Only spending one day in Vegas....

I'll get to try one dairy lunch and one meat dinner...

What are the best ones out there, since I can't try not than one

Which is the best steakhouse?

Thanks in advance
https://www.jerusalemgrillvegas.com/ 

Delicious food and great service.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on July 11, 2019, 01:30:43 PM
https://www.jerusalemgrillvegas.com/ 

Delicious food and great service.
+1
Stay away from the higher end places, nothing to write home about. Jerusalem Grill is probably the most consistent place there.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: outinstyle on July 11, 2019, 02:23:27 PM
https://www.jerusalemgrillvegas.com/ 

Delicious food and great service.
Correct. Jerusalem grill was good, so was Ace of Steaks.
Both good food and excellent service.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: yaakovk on July 14, 2019, 08:14:15 PM
Just came back from 9 day stay in Las Vegas at the La Quinta Inn (Red Rock) on West Sahara Avenue. Reasonably priced. Comfortable but not fancy. Very convenient for Shomer Shabbos and Kosher families. Very friendly Orthodox (Young Israel) shul next door. Fridge in room and manual door keys for Shabbos use. Within an eruv. Several kosher choices available in hotel's complementary daily breakfast.
Kosher food shopping: Big kosher department, including take-out dishes prepared under local rabbinic supervision, at the Albertson's super market in shopping center on the corner of Ft. Apache and Sahara, a 5 minute walk from the hotel. High quality kosher dairy restaurant (Panini) and a small Israeli grocery store and kosher meat restaurant located across the street from supermarket.
Hotel is clean and has all basic amenities and cooperative staff. 20 minute Uber ride from the Las Vegas strip.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: citytraveler on July 18, 2019, 01:20:19 PM
(Hi, I hope this is the correct place to post...)

Has anyone done the drive from San Diego to Las Vegas with kids? We are debating between flying (1.5 hours) or driving (6 hours) with a toddler and infant any recommendations for one over the other would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on July 19, 2019, 02:59:12 AM
(Hi, I hope this is the correct place to post...)

Has anyone done the drive from San Diego to Las Vegas with kids? We are debating between flying (1.5 hours) or driving (6 hours) with a toddler and infant any recommendations for one over the other would be appreciated.
I have done the drive with 2 kids, not bad at all. Iirc it was only about 5 hours, not worth the hassle of flying IMO.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on July 19, 2019, 07:42:14 AM
(Hi, I hope this is the correct place to post...)

Has anyone done the drive from San Diego to Las Vegas with kids? We are debating between flying (1.5 hours) or driving (6 hours) with a toddler and infant any recommendations for one over the other would be appreciated.
I find the whole airport shlep harder than sitting in the car for a few hours.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on August 06, 2019, 01:11:18 PM
looking for points hotel for 2 adults and 4 children away from the stripand action but close to shuls and restaurants etc..

what's my best options?
 I was thinking of Henderson, NV but not sure if that's better?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on August 06, 2019, 04:57:08 PM
also  4 adults 2 children is it best to just book 2 separate rooms or try and find 2 bedroom suite?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on August 07, 2019, 08:58:16 AM
also  4 adults 2 children is it best to just book 2 separate rooms or try and find 2 bedroom suite?
Depends on the age of the kids if adjoining rooms are not available.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 07, 2019, 09:05:58 AM
I was thinking of Henderson, NV but not sure if that's better?
Henderson is a nice area.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on August 07, 2019, 09:26:41 AM
Henderson is a nice area.

in what way?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on August 07, 2019, 09:28:43 AM
Depends on the age of the kids if adjoining rooms are not available.
4 boys(14, 13,11,8)

but having trouble finding 2 bedroom options with enough beds with points(IHG, marriot)
what are my options? maybe best to use UR hybird points on chase portal
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on August 07, 2019, 09:37:04 AM
4 boys(14, 13,11,8)

but having trouble finding 2 bedroom options with enough beds with points(IHG, marriot)
what are my options? maybe best to use UR hybird points on chase portal
Could be. If you're looking on the strip then hybrid could work since Casio hotels are often fairly cheap.

2 rooms is easiest for those ages IMO unless you have status somewhere and could get an upgrade.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on August 07, 2019, 09:41:04 AM
Could be. If you're looking on the strip then hybrid could work since Casio hotels are often fairly cheap.

2 rooms is easiest for those ages IMO unless you have status somewhere and could get an upgrade.

want to stay away from strip and action.  Looking for place to sleep, daven close by, eat something and make the drive to Zion National park.  Vegas just a resting point for me. any suggestions or recommendations on hotels?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on August 07, 2019, 09:42:05 AM
Just came back from 9 day stay in Las Vegas at the La Quinta Inn (Red Rock) on West Sahara Avenue. Reasonably priced. Comfortable but not fancy. Very convenient for Shomer Shabbos and Kosher families. Very friendly Orthodox (Young Israel) shul next door. Fridge in room and manual door keys for Shabbos use. Within an eruv. Several kosher choices available in hotel's complementary daily breakfast.
Kosher food shopping: Big kosher department, including take-out dishes prepared under local rabbinic supervision, at the Albertson's super market in shopping center on the corner of Ft. Apache and Sahara, a 5 minute walk from the hotel. High quality kosher dairy restaurant (Panini) and a small Israeli grocery store and kosher meat restaurant located across the street from supermarket.
Hotel is clean and has all basic amenities and cooperative staff. 20 minute Uber ride from the Las Vegas strip.

so is Panini the only chalavi restaurant now open? chalav israel?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 07, 2019, 09:45:07 AM
in what way?
It is a nice middle class area.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: flyingace on August 07, 2019, 09:57:41 AM
want to stay away from strip and action.  Looking for place to sleep, daven close by, eat something and make the drive to Zion National park.  Vegas just a resting point for me. any suggestions or recommendations on hotels?
I found Henderson to work well for those needs.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: db23 on August 07, 2019, 09:59:00 AM
hows the new Waldorf?

anyone have a great website for discounted shows/discount code?

for the diamond Caesars free meal, which place did you choose? i went with Starbucks. unfortunately the Starbucks did not sell gift cards.

anyone have luck asking for an alternate kosher option? 
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 07, 2019, 10:20:47 AM
anyone have a great website for discounted shows/discount code?
Diamond gives two free tickets a month. Some shows are not bad.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: db23 on August 07, 2019, 10:24:32 AM
Diamond gives two free tickets a month. Some shows are not bad.

yea will check out the list when i go. too bad you cant reserve online or on phone.

thanks
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 07, 2019, 10:33:16 AM
yea will check out the list when i go. too bad you cant reserve online or on phone.

thanks
Big drawback. I tried to get Matt Franco the last three times and struck out because I was only there for a couple of days.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on August 07, 2019, 10:36:53 AM
so is Panini the only chalavi restaurant now open? chalav israel?
Double check first, but last time I was there I heard they lost their hashgacha. Simon and Joes is dairy cholov yisroel under Chabad.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: elimmm on August 07, 2019, 12:16:29 PM
want to stay away from strip and action.  Looking for place to sleep, daven close by, eat something and make the drive to Zion National park.  Vegas just a resting point for me. any suggestions or recommendations on hotels?

Did you find a place yet? Beware of resort fees when you calculate price
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on August 07, 2019, 12:39:05 PM
Did you find a place yet? Beware of resort fees when you calculate price

resort fees is vegas thing or depends on Brand(marriot, ihg etc..)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on August 07, 2019, 01:58:49 PM
resort fees is vegas thing or depends on Brand(marriot, ihg etc..)
Pretty much everyone on the strip charges them. Lots of hotels off the strip charge them too.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on August 07, 2019, 02:26:03 PM
Pretty much everyone on the strip charges them. Lots of hotels off the strip charge them too.

looks like henderson is the way to go if you don't care about being near the strip
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on August 19, 2019, 03:19:28 PM
looks like henderson is the way to go if you don't care about being near the strip

going with 4 boys (ages 15, 14, 11, 9) to zion national park for one whole day what are the top things I should do and cant miss?
any luck finding minyan nearby besides for driving back to las vegas?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on August 19, 2019, 03:34:50 PM
also anybody can recommend a place near vegas to do off road jeeping or speed boating

speedboating  place should not be too crowded
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: flyingace on August 19, 2019, 09:15:14 PM
also anybody can recommend a place near vegas to do off road jeeping or speed boating

speedboating  place should not be too crowded
Someone recommended Southern Utah adventure center to me.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 19, 2019, 09:45:24 PM
also anybody can recommend a place near vegas to do off road jeeping or speed boating

speedboating  place should not be too crowded
Lake Mead
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on August 21, 2019, 03:33:01 PM
Any suggestions on Marriott hotels?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 05, 2019, 10:10:56 AM
We are flying from SFO to ORD with a stopover in LAS for 4 hours, I checked google maps and it said the airport is 11 minutes from the strip. Is it feasible to jump into a Uber and see anything in Las Vegas in that short amount of time?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ejb123 on September 05, 2019, 10:19:58 AM
We are flying from SFO to ORD with a stopover in LAS for 4 hours, I checked google maps and it said the airport is 11 minutes from the strip. Is it feasible to jump into a Uber and see anything in Las Vegas in that short amount of time?

Will be tight. Could maybe squeeze a drive up the strip, but traffic is bad and it takes a while to navigate the strip. Also LAS is a big airport - so will take time to get out of the airport and back in through security.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 05, 2019, 10:48:15 AM
Will be tight. Could maybe squeeze a drive up the strip, but traffic is bad and it takes a while to navigate the strip. Also LAS is a big airport - so will take time to get out of the airport and back in through security.

that doesn't sounds too promising, i was thinking of going to the welcome to vegas sign and then to the Venetian. is that too ambitious?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on September 05, 2019, 11:01:55 AM
I'd skip the sign.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on September 05, 2019, 11:15:06 AM
Venetian is other end of the strip IIRC. Better odds at Tropicana/NY NY etc.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 05, 2019, 11:17:43 AM
where can I get kosher food nearby?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on September 05, 2019, 11:26:24 AM
where can I get kosher food nearby?
Coffee beans on the strip have kosher food (not in the airport).

All other kosher food is off strip.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 05, 2019, 11:39:44 AM
Coffee beans on the strip have kosher food (not in the airport).

All other kosher food is off strip.
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Which hotel is the closest to the airport on the strip that has a coffee bean and will be open after 10 pm?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on September 05, 2019, 12:26:10 PM
Coffee beans on the strip have kosher food (not in the airport).

All other kosher food is off strip.
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Which hotel is the closest to the airport on the strip that has a coffee bean and will be open after 10 pm?
The coffee bean located in the miracle Mile shops directly across the Bellagio closes 11. Fountain show and call it a day imo.

Fountain show is every 15 minutes from 8:00pm to 12:00am
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 06, 2019, 12:01:54 PM
Best restaurant in Vegas that will deliver to airport?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 06, 2019, 02:33:22 PM
I'd skip the sign.
Then you should skip LAS.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 06, 2019, 02:39:03 PM
that doesn't sounds too promising, i was thinking of going to the welcome to vegas sign and then to the Venetian. is that too ambitious?
If you want to go to the strip tell driver to take the back way and drop you off at Harrah's. Venetian is right there, Mirage across the street, Caesars and Bellagio are a short walk.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 06, 2019, 04:18:46 PM
If you want to go to the strip tell driver to take the back way and drop you off at Harrah's. Venetian is right there, Mirage across the street, Caesars and Bellagio are a short walk.

Thanks for the advice!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 06, 2019, 04:19:18 PM
Then you should skip LAS.

Seriously?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 06, 2019, 05:05:41 PM
Seriously?
No but the sign is iconic.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on September 06, 2019, 05:27:20 PM
that doesn't sounds too promising, i was thinking of going to the welcome to vegas sign and then to the Venetian. is that too ambitious?
Do the welcome sign and a drive down the strip.  Wont have more time
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 06, 2019, 05:55:59 PM
My new plan is, if everything works out as planned eh, take an Uber from the airport ( go the back way ) and get dropped off at Harrahs, walk to the Venetian, get Coffee Bean walk around for a little and then going to the Mirage for the volcano eruption. After that walk to the Bellagio hotel for the water show and if there is time get an Uber and ask to stop by the Welcome to Hollywood sign for a quick picture and continue to the airport.
Am I crazy thinking this could work?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on September 07, 2019, 11:15:48 PM
My new plan is, if everything works out as planned eh, take an Uber from the airport ( go the back way ) and get dropped off at Harrahs, walk to the Venetian, get Coffee Bean walk around for a little and then going to the Mirage for the volcano eruption. After that walk to the Bellagio hotel for the water show and if there is time get an Uber and ask to stop by the Welcome to Hollywood sign for a quick picture and continue to the airport.
Am I crazy thinking this could work?
What's at harrahs that's worth seeing?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 07, 2019, 11:29:23 PM
What's at harrahs that's worth seeing?

If you want to go to the strip tell driver to take the back way and drop you off at Harrah's. Venetian is right there, Mirage across the street, Caesars and Bellagio are a short walk.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 08, 2019, 08:15:18 AM
What's at harrahs that's worth seeing?
Nothing unless you are going on the High Roller observation wheel or eating at Ruth's Chris. I would do this at night.
Harrah's is a nice drop off point to see things. You take Koval and enter the back way it is 13-15 minutes from the airport. Stay off Las Vegas Blvd.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 08, 2019, 04:28:35 PM
Nothing unless you are going on the High Roller observation wheel or eating at Ruth's Chris. I would do this at night.
Harrah's is a nice drop off point to see things. You take Koval and enter the back way it is 13-15 minutes from the airport. Stay off Las Vegas Blvd.

Why is it faster to get dropped off at Harrahs when I need to go to either the Mirage or the Venetian?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 08, 2019, 04:47:24 PM
Why is it faster to get dropped off at Harrahs when I need to go to either the Mirage or the Venetian?
Don't think Venetian has a back entrance. You want to stay off of Las Vegas Blvd. Mirage is a PIA to get in/out of.
Harrahs you enter in the back, walk through the casino and you are right on the strip. It is centrally located on the strip.
What day/time you going?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 08, 2019, 06:40:04 PM
Don't think Venetian has a back entrance. You want to stay off of Las Vegas Blvd. Mirage is a PIA to get in/out of.
Harrahs you enter in the back, walk through the casino and you are right on the strip. It is centrally located on the strip.
What day/time you going?

Around 10 pm Wednesday night in October.
What is the fastest way to get there from the airport, a taxi or Uber?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on September 08, 2019, 06:58:21 PM
Around 10 pm Wednesday night in October.
What is the fastest way to get there from the airport, a taxi or Uber?
Both , no real difference.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 09, 2019, 10:09:33 PM
I am hearing different reports about the Coffee Beans in the Venetian. Are they both or either kosher? Are only the drinks kosher or the food as well?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 10, 2019, 08:21:18 AM
I am hearing different reports about the Coffee Beans in the Venetian. Are they both or either kosher? Are only the drinks kosher or the food as well?
Will this help?
http://www.kosherla.org/coffee-bean.html

Disclaimer: I know nothing about kosher.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on September 10, 2019, 08:34:55 AM
I am hearing different reports about the Coffee Beans in the Venetian. Are they both or either kosher? Are only the drinks kosher or the food as well?
I believe all CBTL in Vegas except the airport have kosher food under Kosher LA. This is the full list from the kosher LA site.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 10, 2019, 10:05:41 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 15, 2019, 08:17:03 AM
Around 10 pm Wednesday night in October.
What is the fastest way to get there from the airport, a taxi or Uber?
I will let you know how long it takes this week.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 15, 2019, 09:20:44 AM
I will let you know how long it takes this week.

Awesome, thanks!
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 19, 2019, 11:19:21 PM
I will let you know how long it takes this week.

Any update?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on September 20, 2019, 08:15:27 AM
I am hearing different reports about the Coffee Beans in the Venetian. Are they both or either kosher? Are only the drinks kosher or the food as well?
Food is kosher and so is drinks. I dont think the milk is chalav yisroel. But all the food is
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on September 20, 2019, 02:04:23 PM
I am hearing different reports about the Coffee Beans in the Venetian. Are they both or either kosher? Are only the drinks kosher or the food as well?
Whole place is kosher, cholov Stam, under kosher La.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 21, 2019, 10:36:19 PM
Whole place is kosher, cholov Stam, under kosher La.

I have heard that the kashrut for the food is questionable since the food is sent from LA to Yayas kitchen where it gets prepared while there is no supervision and they have non kosher food there as well being prepared.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on September 21, 2019, 11:16:34 PM
I have heard that the kashrut for the food is questionable since the food is sent from LA to Yayas kitchen where it gets prepared while there is no supervision and they have non kosher food there as well being prepared.
[citation needed]

Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: miles lover on September 22, 2019, 04:29:20 AM
I have heard that the kashrut for the food is questionable since the food is sent from LA to Yayas kitchen where it gets prepared while there is no supervision and they have non kosher food there as well being prepared.
I also heard that kosher la is not a good hechsher. Would love if someone can find out more about this hecsher somehow.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: shaulyaakov on September 22, 2019, 08:42:55 AM
Has anyone tried to call kosher LA and ask them questions?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 22, 2019, 09:17:11 AM
Has anyone tried to call kosher LA and ask them questions?

This information came from the Rabbi of the Henderson community in Las Vegas who has spoken to Kosher LA and Yayas Kitchen.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on September 22, 2019, 10:52:25 AM
This information came from the Rabbi of the Henderson community in Las Vegas who has spoken to Kosher LA and Yayas Kitchen.
Heard first hand from him?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 22, 2019, 11:40:00 AM
Heard first hand from him?

Nope, my brother was in Las Vegas in August and stayed in Henderson for shabbos and was told not to eat the food at Coffee Bean by multiple people in the community  for the above reason. It seems like the frum community does not eat there only the tourist do because they are unaware of the issue. Btw this is only concerning the food not the drinks.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 22, 2019, 01:46:01 PM
Any update?
Sorry forgot. About 18 minutes and that is with Koval tore up do the building of the Caesars convention center. We pass right by the Las Vegas sign on the way in.  :)
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on September 23, 2019, 04:43:28 PM
Nope, my brother was in Las Vegas in August and stayed in Henderson for shabbos and was told not to eat the food at Coffee Bean by multiple people in the community  for the above reason. It seems like the frum community does not eat there only the tourist do because they are unaware of the issue. Btw this is only concerning the food not the drinks.
Ok, thank you.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on September 23, 2019, 05:14:39 PM
Sorry forgot. About 18 minutes and that is with Koval tore up do the building of the Caesars convention center. We pass right by the Las Vegas sign on the way in.  :)

Hmmm, did you go during the day or night? We are arriving mid Oct at night, do you think I need to worry about construction there?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 23, 2019, 07:32:14 PM
Hmmm, did you go during the day or night? We are arriving mid Oct at night, do you think I need to worry about construction there?
Construction will be there for a long time but street is still open. This was around 4:30.
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on October 10, 2019, 04:47:05 AM
Any OTA or search engine that shows you the full price including resort fees and parking?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on October 23, 2019, 11:57:44 PM
Anyone know a restaurant that will deliver to airport?
Title: Re: Las Vegas Master Thread
Post by: Divora M on October 24, 2019, 10:39:54 PM
Construction will be there for a long time but street is still open. This was around 4:30.

Thanks for your help! We were able to hit everything on my list with plenty of time to spare!