Pauline Frommer's Las Vegas (Pauline Frommer Guides) by Pauline Frommer
By Pauline Frommer
Spend much less, see extra. this can be the philosophy at the back of Pauline Frommer’s publications. Written by means of shuttle specialist Pauline Frommer (who can be the daughter of Arthur Frommer), and her group of hand-picked writers, those publications exhibit the best way to really adventure a tradition, meet locals, and save cash alongside the way.• secrets and techniques on how to define the simplest inn rooms• information on substitute lodgings, nice local eating places, and funky, offbeat reveals• jam-packed with character and opinionsWinner of most sensible Guidebook for 2006 from the North American shuttle reporters organization (Pauline Frommer's manhattan urban)
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The program’s called “dealertainment,” and it doesn’t get campier than this—it’s a hoot, even if most of the impersonators look and sound nothing like the folks they’re imitating. And to be fair to the place, there’s a decent pool out back that doubles as a luau spot; a very basic spa and fitness room; the Imperial Palace Automobile Collection (p. 132); a handful of bars and cheap restaurants; and the best tribute show on the Strip (p. 198). But the biggest draw, as I said, is the location and price: from $35 going up only to about $90, even on weekends in high season (usually; this being Vegas, well, it’s all a crapshoot).
The gimmick here is to have celebrity-themed memorabilia in each room so on my last stay, I slept below the lustful gazes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in a Titanicthemed room; in wall boxes and set into a glass-topped coffee table were china pieces and other memorabilia from the movie set. Maybe I’m a geek, but I thought that was pretty cool. The rest of the property is also much improved since its Aladdin days. Well, there wasn’t all that much they could do about the rooftop pools (which are fine, but nowhere near as glamorous or large as other pools on the Strip), but the casino is pretty swell, its tall ceilings making it less boxed-in feeling than others on the Strip, its boxes of glittering strands of crystals (they look like something Marilyn Monroe might have worn), giving it a welcome touch of classy glitz.
It will all depend on when you hit it. Recently the MGM has been pricing itself at just $59 a night, which is a terrific buy. If it’s going for the low $200s you can probably look elsewhere, but if you can snag it in the low $100s it might be worth it. com. CENTER STRIP HOTELS This is it, the area most visitors would choose if money were no concern. Dancing fountains, lurid volcanoes, pirates, sirens, gondoliers—it’s entertainment 24/7. Right? Well, sure, but it’s also packed with crowds, the highest overall accommodation costs in the city, and an ever-gridlocked Boulevard where The Venetian waves to Treasure Island.