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Had a great time seeing Wayne Newton at the Stardust in late October.  The man knows how to put on a show. I loved the band. I was leery of going at first but the show was fantastic. If you want a true Vegas experience I would definitely check out Wayne's show Bill from Massachusetts

We recently got married at the little white chapel, I cannot thank them enough from the chauffeur driver to the photographer it was fantastic. Followed by a great hotel, the Circus Circus, thanks for making it a good One!! H&P Liverpool UK

My husband and I visited Las Vegas from the UK early September and we stayed at Circus Circus Hotel. We had a wonderful time, the rooms were excellent and very clean, the restaurants were first class and the buffet was extremely good value, the quality of the food was superb and plenty of choice. We visited all the hotels on the Strip and many of the restaurants including Planet Hollywood, Hard rock Cafe, Harley Davidson Cafe and the Top of the World Restaurant at the Stratosphere and could not fault food, service and welcome at any of them. We were due to fly home on the 11th September but we were unable to due to the attacks on America and we would like to express our thanks to the Circus Circus Hotel who let us stay in our room for five more days at a reduced rate and did everything they could to help us until we could leave. We would definitely come back to Las Vegas again as it is such a Wonderful city and we would recommend the Circus Circus to anybody. Our thoughts are with the People of America at this difficult time. Lynda and Neil  United Kingdom

My husband and I visited Vegas Aug.19-22 and it was too short of a trip...we couldn't get everything in we had wanted to do. We stayed at the Mirage and it was very trip back we plan to try the Bellagio or the Venetian. Slots at the Mirage were tight... Caesars was good as well as a few of the smaller casino's on the strip. The only negative besides the slot payout at the Mirage was the number of kids that passed thru the get to their rooms, the attractions etc. We didn't notice as many kids in other casino's as what we did at the Mirage. We won't rule out staying at the Mirage again...Can't wait for our next trip!  Kim of MN

Hi there from United Arab Emirates. I met my brother in Vegas on 23rd July 2001- idiot forgot to book me in to the Flamingo. Called some Hotels from the airport and ended up with 'Gold Coast' at a very reasonable price compared to the other quotes. Compared my room with my brother's - mine was much bigger, cleaner and all round much better value. Stayed there three nights. They had a free shuttle bus which was great - a $ gratuity was well earned by the drivers. The Stratosphere is a must but beware of the 'price of the day' Maine Lobster. PLEASE get those porn leaflet people off the streets - not nice. Also, I think you shouldn't encourage children by turning the slots into video games. Visited all the Hotels - what a fantastic place - I will return for sure!!!.......Maggi

Just got back from MGM Grand on 8/01. Wonderful rooms, service and atmosphere. Incredible experience given the tremendous volume of people there. Get rooms on North side overlooking the strip for great view. Lion exhibit is a must see. Slots were paying-out like a coke machine.  Best buffet at Mandalay Bay. The ultimate in pastries at Paris - LeNotre. Don't miss the Fountain show at Bellagio, and Madame Tousads Celeb. wax museum at the Venitian. Follies at the Trop - great classic show, take the kids. Also at the Tropicana, Follies PR Girls in casino lobby - best photo opportunity. Girls were extremely friendly and encouraged a photo session that was an experience to remember.  Jeff - Houston

My husband and I recently spend a week in Las Vegas. Thanks to your Web site, we saved money on virtually every aspect of our vacation - tours, food, exhibitions and more. Your articles and advice on restaurants and buffets were priceless! Thank you very much!!  Amy Neil 

We recently visited Las Vegas (6/15-6/20) we had a great time! We stayed at the Treasure Island and loved it. The Terrace Cafe breakfast there is fantastic! The service was very fast. There were 5 people in our group and we all hit small jackpots for $100 or so at Treasure Island. My cousin hit a $5000.00 jackpot there and we are not even big gamblers. The slots were very good to us. Treasure Island is in a pretty good spot on the strip, but there is still a lot of walking to do to get anywhere. We walked all the way down to the NYNY, and went on the roller coaster. That was so much fun, we did it at night and the view was beautiful! We never made it down to the stratosphere, or Circus Circus to see their rides, they are just too far away. We were disappointed that the rides at the MGM Grand were closed. We went to downtown one day and we were very disappointed. That was not what we came to Vegas for. It was nice because all the casinos were close together, but it just wasn't as nice as the strip. The new Aladdin is nice!  We will probably stay there for our next trip. The Venetian is  GORGEOUS!!! ( but very expensive!!) We had a great trip and we can't wait to go back. Viva Las Vegas!   Christie Flores, Napa, CA.

We made our first trip to Vegas in early May. Stayed downtown at the Lady Luck. We had the time of our lives. The room was fine. The staff was friendly and helpful and the slots were loose. The restaurant there left something to be desired but it was a short hop to Freemont Street Hotel and Casino. No lines, good buffet, no one rushing you out the door after you ate. Loved the 'downtown' area as it was no traffic, everything was a brief walk away and it was not crowded. Went to the 'strip' one afternoon and couldn't wait to get back downtown. I think that Vegas has whatever you are looking for and we didn't want all the glitz and crowds, nor did we expect to win a heap of money. Just a nice place to vacation and gamble within our means at our own pace. Can't wait to go back.  Cookiewar

Thanks a million for providing such a great service, including the car rental and hotel reservation pages.  We saved a bundle.  It was so easy, we will always use your company for information and reservations.  Your web site is without a doubt the best Las Vegas information.  James Becker  Dallas

I have just read many of the "bad experiences" and I sympathize with those people. My Vegas vacations have been great. The friend who took me there the first time stays at the Gold Spike. Every one wrinkles their noses about it but I love it! Why pay a lot of money when all you do in your room is sleep & shower? The rooms are great. I've stayed at Harrah's and Imperial Palace and the Gold Spike's rooms are just as nice, and seemed a bit bigger! Lot's of hot water, good firm mattress, clean linens, and good A/C. They don't give you cute little bottles of shampoo etc with their labels and the don't have a pool.  The casino is a tad dingy, the penny slots area is always crowded and smoky, but had plenty of fresh drinks. What impressed me the most was Robert, at the front desk. He remembers me every year. I just called to confirm my reservation and when he looked up my last name and saw my first name he said," Hey Vanessa, How are ya? This is Robert, glad to see your coming again." WHERE ELSE can you get that? Most people don't care who you are, he remembers people. He even told me how hot it's been and where he went for his vacation, chatted like we were old buddies! The little restaurant is Hmmmm, I can't think of an appropriate word.  Unique, unusual, weird, but the food is wonderful!!! Everything comes on foam plates, with plastic utensils, but who cares? The trick is you need to order it all at once. My friend and I get a roast beef plate, this is real roast beef. It's lean and tasty and tender! Mashed potatoes, ample gravy, a vegetable and roll, our beverage and pie or cheesecake all for $4.11!!  You can't beat it.  The sandwiches are more meat than bread and really good. I had stuffed cabbage rolls on the daily special one time that were as good as mine! You just have to pretend you're somewhere else if your sensitive. Every staff person I have come in contact with was polite and courteous, I love this place and have no desire to sleep anywhere else while I'm in town!  Vanessa T, Texas

Right after we arrived in Las Vegas, & checked into the MIRAGE, my husband had a cardiac crisis. I am an RN & called the main desk immediately, declaring a medical emergency. Within minutes, help was on the scene! He was transported to the local heart center, where not only was he treated, but the Mirage management staff made sure that I was not left to feel alone during this situation. The kindness & compassion of the staff of the Mirage will always remain in my heart, & that is why my husband & I will always return to the MIRAGE once a year when we return to LV.   Maryann Korn

We visited Harrah’s for 5 days in April and we were very happy with the room and service. Hotel is just the right size, not over-whelming like the others. The buffet was great and the servers in the casino were quick and courteous. The location was perfect, across from the Mirage and within walking distance to all other casinos. We would definitely stay there again. They have a great outside bar with live performances in the afternoon and evening. Just make sure to take advantage of their free bus shuttles to various hotels and the strip. Good Luck! McM, Long Island, N.Y.

Had another super Vegas Vacation in April - our 6th Visit. Wanted to pass along info on a couple good shows. We have always stayed at the Flamingo - clean - modern - great location and outstanding tropical pool area.  Their Headliner Show is Lasting Impressions with Bill Acosta, "The Man of 1001 Voices" - his performance brings on a standing ovation. The show also includes a topless revue with high-quality show girls. The performance is sure to please the eye and the ear. The Flamingo also has an afternoon matinee called Bottoms Up that has a vaudeville flavor to it. A nice break for the middle of the afternoon. Guaranteed to bring a smile or two to your face!  Angie Wisinski  PA

We recently went to Vegas, our first time. We like it so much we are planning to move there next year. We stayed at the Stardust. The people at the Riviera were so nice and helpful. The only problem was they did not have a room for us. Thank you  Randy & Mona  Oklahoma

Just returned home from a week in Vegas, had a great vacation. We stayed at the Tropicana and I can't say enough good things about the hotel. The pool area is very easy to access and food was excellent. The Fremont Street Experience was fantastic, the buffet at Treasure Island was the best followed closely by the breakfast buffet at Excalibur. One of the best vacations ever!!!!!!!!   Steinie

My husband and I visited Vegas for 2 weeks in March/April. We had a fantastic time, staying at Excalibur. Especially worth a mention in terms of entertainment is the band "Wild Life" who play at various hotels. We saw them in Mandalay Bay-Coral Reef Lounge and they were quite exceptional! To anyone visiting and looking for a 1st rate night out, do not miss this band!!! Ann & John, Scotland

This last trip to Vegas was over the Easter week. Our third trip here this year. We mix a little business with a lot of pleasure. We took some time this trip to see the afternoon shows. First show was The Mac King comedy show at Harrah's, excellent.  This is a must see show. Next show was Viva Las Vegas, If you have never seen a stage show, you will enjoy this sort of a vaude ville style show.  The Follies at the Tropicana was another excellent show. Those girls were beautiful and the entertainers were spectacular.  Last but not least. Rick Thomas, he was great. It certainly was magic. Gambling was great all week too. But that's another time. Thanks for giving me the space.  Jack

I just spent 5 days in Vegas with my wife and my 5 yr old daughter.  We stayed at circus circus and had a wonderful time. we were treated very nice and the blackjack at night time was very giving. The Adventure Dome was fun for the whole family and the FREE circus was small but took up some time. Only bad part was circus circus buffet, had better food in my pets food dish. if u have kids stay out of the Bellagio, they were rude and pushy!!! They wouldn't even let me buy a coke for my daughter!!! Had the best food at the RIO. Rio buffet was cheap, filling and quick with excellent service. Seafood buffet at Rio was not as good, but twice as much. This was our first trip to Vegas but will not be our last!! Luv that blackjack!!!!!!    mhaskel1

My husband and I just returned from a week long visit to Las Vegas. We stayed at Harrah's. The room was wonderful, quite large, and the staff was very friendly. Check in was smooth and we arrived near midnight. The buffet at Harrah's was amazing, the Mac King comedy show was awesome. There is also an Improv show there and numerous different kinds of restaurants right there. It's centrally located on the strip which is really handy for sight-seeing. They also have a 4 cup coffee maker in room which was sure nice in the mornings! The only down side we saw at Harrah's was that we never won one cent from their slots any time we played them, which I have to admit wasn't often because of that, but like I said there are lots more that are within a few minutes walk. All in all it was a wonderful trip and I don't think we'd ever stay anywhere else now when we go back. H. H. British Columbia

My family and I recently returned from Vegas and had a GREAT vacation. We went over Spring vacation and my children 12,10 & 9 enjoyed every minute (even the hustle through the casinos because they were not "21") We had a very nice stay at the Tropicana. Our plane was delayed and we were late, our reserved room was not available, but Tropicana gave us an upgraded room which was very clean , affordable & roomy. We enjoyed 2 very entertaining shows at Tropicana. Rick Thomas & Folies Bergere. Both shows I highly recommend. Enjoyed the strip and the free attractions along the route.  My only complaint would be not enough places to buy non-alcoholic beverages. Outside of Vegas we visited Hoover Dam , Lake Mead (90-minute Paddlewheel ride !!!!!) and Red Rock Canyon. Thank you very much for the Viva Las Vegas show tickets, the show was enjoyed by all. The comedians are very funny. The view at the top of the Stratosphere is worth the extra $6. Vegas thanks for a great time, can't wait for another chance to visit !!   Dave Hasselbach

Think Las Vegas casinos are trying to outdo each other and they should focus on more winnings for the clientele, so they will come/go back to Vegas. each casino is spending $s like crazy to outdo the last one built and seems as though no concern for the people who come to Vegas to have fun---not to look at all the fancies; of course they may be pretty, etc. but hey, you could spend $s on new machines and some more payoffs......Margaret Smith

We recently had our first trip to Las Vegas. We stayed at Harrah's which accommodated us very nicely. I really liked the strip EXCEPT for the fact that strings of Mexicans were handing out pornographic material. Karen and Al Luglio    Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Just returned from our trip to Vegas. I was really impressed by the glitz of it all. We live fairly close to Atlantic City, NJ casinos and they are not even close to comparison. I found most places to be clean, especially the restrooms. The food at the buffets were ok, nothing to brag about, but filling to say the least. We stayed at the "Luxor" It was rather warm/stuffy in the casino as well as in the rooms. The general layout was not at all convenient. On the flipside, the room-service was excellent!...We explored the casino next door, "Excalibur" and found that much more to our liking. COOLER for one thing! Also, much more accessible to casinos, shops etc. We rented a convertible during our stay which proved to be a smart choice. It was so much fun to drive around with the top down taking it all in. Visited the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Nice trips. All in all, we had a nice time. Definitely would go back but would stay at a different hotel. Cathi Nuttall  Cape May, NJ

We visited Las Vegas over super bowl week and i would like to comment on the excellent experience we had at the Hard Rock Hotel. Mr Lucky's is the best coffee shop ive ever been in. The atmosphere was like none I've experienced in Vegas. But the highlight of the weekend was Babys nightclub. It has a very swank atmosphere. Also the security was the best I've ever seen in a nightclub. I saw a group of girls in front of me not allowed in the club because they had fake ids. And I also saw a man escorted out for drug use. In many clubs these things would be overlooked.  Sandra Jannson

Last month my family and I went to Vegas and had one of the best times ever.  We followed your recommendations and found a new Las Vegas we had never seen before.  The places we visited were outstanding, especially La Scala restaurant.  The food was great, priced conservatively and their web site was so easy to use we had no trouble finding their location.  Thanks for telling us about places like La Scala that are not on the Las Vegas Strip but well worth the one mile drive.  The friends we visited in Las Vegas had never been to La Scala and they were so impressed also that I am sure it will be their new favorite restaurant.  Keep up the great work and providing us with the best Las Vegas information.  Gloria & Jim, Chicago   

My family and I just returned from Las Vegas and had a wonderful time.  I really enjoy your web site and newsletter.  This trip I had the pleasure of visiting Victorian Accents.  This company has some of the greatest antique and reproductions I have ever seen and really priced right.  It had to be priced right, my husband even though he was losing at the tables bought me something.  I highly recommend Victorian Accents as a place to shop and a place to look at some really beautiful items.  Karen, NY

Here's a little tip for some Vegas visitors, if they don't already know about the shuttles. The Rio has a free shuttle service to and from the strip. You can catch it at Harrahs or at the Rio Shuttle Location next to the new Aladdin.  Sam's Town has a shuttle service that you can also catch at Harrahs. This one we have found to be great as we take the Sam's Town Strip Shuttle to Sam's, gamble awhile, (we always win something there) and then get the Down Town Shuttle from Sams to the Fremont. Of course, we then reverse it to get back to the strip. We took cabs a couple of times and though it is much faster, it is much more dangerous. I find all cab drivers drive extremely fast and it scares me to death. We also use the Strip Trolley quite a bit ($1.50) per ride per person. No one seems to talk about the trolley. Is it a secret? We also had good luck with the slots at Harrahs and the Venetian. Brought home about $3200 more than we left with. Ya can't beat that!   Pam Jones

I returned from Las Vegas a few weeks ago. I always stay at the Imperial Palace. The staff are courteous, friendly and helpful. I enjoy the old-time atmosphere. It is located in the perfect place of mid-strip. The auto collection and the " Legends in Concert" show are recommended items of very worthwhile interest. I have made many friends there and have treated as family. I always manage to win a jackpot there. Knock on wood !!!!  I will be returning there this weekend. The Imperial Palace will as long as I go to Las Vegas, have me as a guest. Chuck from Arizona

Thank you so much for all your information, you have the Greatest Web Site. I am so glad I found it. Marjorie Dimaggio

Recently went during Presidents week vacation. I should have paid attention to your site earlier. Missed the tickets for O in waiting line by two couples....Next time with your help I will better plan.  Gaming advice was good. Blackjack was good to me. I feel the best bargain is the Paris, Paris buffet at 4:45 - 5:00 no lines.  The Bellagio is the greatest dinner buffet.  We used the local bus and the slow trams, but saved on Taxi Fares.  Thanks  Michael A Karp

I just returned from Las Vegas and had a terrific time. Your newsletter was very informative. Thanks, Bob Davis.

I also just recently booked a car reservation using a site you referred me to. It was very convenient and efficient. I thank you for that.  Sincerely a happy subscriber, -Monica Gomez

I thought I would write and thank you. I live in the UK and I am planning to visit Vegas in June this year. Thanks to the info in your newsletter I have managed to get a hotel reservation in the Luxor for 1/2 the price I would have paid when booking in the UK. I shall definitely recommend my friends to sign up so they to can take advantage of the great deals and information your newsletter informs people about!  Thanks again. Jane Tyler

My husband and I have been to Las Vegas twice in the last year. Both times we have stayed at Caesar's Palace and had a wonderful time. Contrary to what we had often read, the staff at Caesar's were always friendly and helpful. Both times we were upgraded to a suite. On the second visit we got all of the way to our room just to discover it had not been cleaned and wasn't ready. The woman at the front desk was very apologetic and quickly moved us to another room. The next day we returned from touring to find a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries in a white chocolate bowl. There are some places who still show nice customer service.  --McIntosh

Recent visit 1-25-01. Stayed at Imperial Palace, nice service and clean room. Older hotel but excellent location. Great comps that we used for breakfast meals. Nickel machines paid off well Also visited Aladdin, wonderful casino service and great casino buffet. Fitzgeralds nickels paid off really well especially up by the entrance. Only, one bad thing, pick pockets were bad on the bus.  Vondale Salem

I recently visited Mandalay Bay on a business trip, and the hotel was absolutely wonderful. However, the slot machines were among the tightest that I have ever played. What a waste? I must have lost $1,00o without getting a single win over $40.00. Strip casinos need to raise their slot payouts. Otherwise, I will not bother to travel to Vegas and go play at Foxwoods, which is only an hour drive from home. Jan Martell  Providence, RI

Been to Vegas 3 times,---we love it all, we stayed at three different casinos' but we liked the flamingo the best. primarily because of location.  All casinos were great.  The side trips were a plus and reasonable. will go anytime, had good and bad luck. thanks.  J.S.

Everything about Bally's...The temperature was fine, the rooms were nice, the workers were helpful and kind.  All in all I loved Las Vegas and hope to return soon. Trancender

My friend and I went to Vegas in July 2000 for the first time. We stayed for 4 days at the Luxor and we loved it. The rooms were big and clean and the hotel was beautiful. We booked a package deal and it was so reasonable. I would highly recommend the Luxor if you want a really great hotel at a reasonable price. My husband and I are going back this July 2001 and we can't wait. There is so much to see and do!!! Stay as long as you can.  Webecool4

I was in Las Vegas in September 2000. My friends and I had a ball.  Stayed at the Tropicana. Very friendly and very clean. If you never see another show, you must see Cirque de Solei - O at the Bellagio. It was worth every penny. We can't say enough about it. Thank you, too, for the free tickets to Viva Las Vegas. The show was great. Wayne Newton's show also was wonderful. Your website is the greatest.  Char W. - Michigan

My wife and I have went to Las Vegas for the past 2 years now and yes we have had a few problems here and there overall the trips have been excellent. If I could make a suggestion to all of you planning your trip now, take the tour of the Colorado river, you start at the Hoover Dam and go down the river for the rest of the afternoon stopping along the way at a few beaches for lunch and a break. The trip is well worth it, just for the time out of a casino, so you'll have that much more time to spend with your money!! ha ha have fun! and watch out for rattlesnakes (there all stuffed at the gift shop) Scott  Indiana

We stayed at Stratosphere over New Years. For the price we paid I really have no complaints. Rooms were clean and the personnel were friendly and helpful when asked. My only heartache is the new owners took down the marble wall at the bottom of the tower that listed everyone who were charter members of the Stratosphere Club and paid good money to be listed there. It is bad enough they took our free stays we were promised by Bob Stupek.  Chip Lowe  San Antonio, TX

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