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Vegas Bachelor Party

AridholAridhol Registered User regular
edited August 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
So my great friends have decided to take me to Vegas in September for my bachelor party but we're a little on the fence about the hotel.

What is a great hotel, for the money, on the strip or within a 10-15 minute walk?
Things that are important to me are:
Great/Awesome huge pool open LATE (24hr would be awesome)
Decent sized rooms.
Good/cheap buffet food (all you can eat all day for $x is preferred)
Friendly staff.

We are not rich men but we'd idealy like to do the following while there for the 2 days.

Drink.
Boobies?
Drink.
ride motor vehicles in the desert?
rides/attractions/shows etc..

I can probably get a budget number but just pretend we're poor-ish.

Aridhol on

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  • PongePonge Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Hangover. And then do everything they do...!

  • TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Beaverton, ORRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Ponge wrote: »
    If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Hangover. And then do everything they do...!

    Yeeessss. Seconded.


    Okay, not really, You don't want ( and for those who have'nt seen "The Hangover" don't look)
    Spoiler:

    But seriously, here is what I can suggest...

    What is a great hotel, for the money, on the strip or within a 10-15 minute walk?
    Circus Circus is considered cheap, low rent by many Hotel snobs, but it is actually quite nice for the money. It is not "Motel 6 like" as many Vegas Hotel Snobs would like you to think. You are trying to spend as little money on Hotels as possible. Plus its right off the strip.
    Things that are important to me are:

    Great/Awesome huge pool open LATE (24hr would be awesome) I'm not for sure if the majority of the pools in Vegas hotels are opened 24 hr. But if you can deal without a 24hr pool and have $20, you and your boys get your assess to the Ventian and up to Club Tao's "Beach". The Vegas locals call it "The Beach" but it is actually a pool like resort with multiple sports bars with spas spraying cool mist of water to combat the Vegas Heat. If you hear club music in the back corner, pay the $20.00 entrance fee and enjoy the awesome eye candy galore. Fun times to be had. (Not advocating any further naughtyness here. Look but don't touch would be the norm :winky:)

    Decent sized rooms. Most of the big Hotels on the strip have decent sized rooms. If you want the penthouse suite style rooms, prepare to pony up some cash.

    Good/cheap buffet food (all you can eat all day for $x is preferred) This is a tough one, as Vegas will milk you for your dollars as much as possible. Hell, I don't even gamble in Vegas and the buffets run an average $12- $17 dollars for normal aged adults for each visit. Also, bottled water, EVERYONE charges an arm and a leg for bottled water. If you all can go to the west side of Las Vegas to a Walmart and stock up on water bottle there then it should be no problem.

    Friendly staff.I had no problems with staffing at any of the major hotels off the strip, but I'm an easy going kinda guy and understand when the staff is overwhelmed at times. Your expectations on what constitues as great service might differ though.

    Overall, enjoy it and congrats on your nupitals. Such a durty sounding word, I know.

  • AridholAridhol Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    Ponge wrote: »
    If you haven't seen it yet, go watch The Hangover. And then do everything they do...!

    Yeeessss. Seconded.


    Okay, not really, You don't want ( and for those who have'nt seen "The Hangover" don't look)
    Spoiler:

    But seriously, here is what I can suggest...

    What is a great hotel, for the money, on the strip or within a 10-15 minute walk?
    Circus Circus is considered cheap, low rent by many Hotel snobs, but it is actually quite nice for the money. It is not "Motel 6 like" as many Vegas Hotel Snobs would like you to think. You are trying to spend as little money on Hotels as possible. Plus its right off the strip.
    Things that are important to me are:

    Great/Awesome huge pool open LATE (24hr would be awesome) I'm not for sure if the majority of the pools in Vegas hotels are opened 24 hr. But if you can deal without a 24hr pool and have $20, you and your boys get your assess to the Ventian and up to Club Tao's "Beach". The Vegas locals call it "The Beach" but it is actually a pool like resort with multiple sports bars with spas spraying cool mist of water to combat the Vegas Heat. If you hear club music in the back corner, pay the $20.00 entrance fee and enjoy the awesome eye candy galore. Fun times to be had. (Not advocating any further naughtyness here. Look but don't touch would be the norm :winky:)

    Decent sized rooms. Most of the big Hotels on the strip have decent sized rooms. If you want the penthouse suite style rooms, prepare to pony up some cash.

    Good/cheap buffet food (all you can eat all day for $x is preferred) This is a tough one, as Vegas will milk you for your dollars as much as possible. Hell, I don't even gamble in Vegas and the buffets run an average $12- $17 dollars for normal aged adults for each visit. Also, bottled water, EVERYONE charges an arm and a leg for bottled water. If you all can go to the west side of Las Vegas to a Walmart and stock up on water bottle there then it should be no problem.

    Friendly staff.I had no problems with staffing at any of the major hotels off the strip, but I'm an easy going kinda guy and understand when the staff is overwhelmed at times. Your expectations on what constitues as great service might differ though.

    Overall, enjoy it and congrats on your nupitals. Such a durty sounding word, I know.


    We actually ended up going with the Flamingo. Thanks for the advice on the buffet's, I had been led to believe buffet's in vegas were super cheap like $5-$10.
    I did look at the majority of hotels and most pools seem to close around 6pm but we'll definitely check our "the beach".

  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Buffets in vegas aren't that bad a deal really. $15 bucks for all you can eat when 'all you can eat' includes shit like shrimp and chuck steak and decent pasta is 15 bucks well spent. Our routine when I was there a couple years ago was to eat a biggish continental at 10 or so, hang out/sunbathe/otherwise recuperate until 4-5, hit the buffet hard when it opened, then hit the town.

    Totally unhealthy of course, but it isn't that uneconomical a way to eat. This was at Excalibur, which aside from having a decent buffet I wouldn't recommend.

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  • firewaterwordfirewaterword Tighter than R. Kelly in his teens. Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    For the love of all that is good and awesome, go to Sapphire.

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  • AridholAridhol Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    sapphire looks cool.
    Where is a good place(s) to get good and loaded for cheap? I don't mind paying for a drink at a nice place but it would be nice to get "The Hangover" drunk inexpensively.

  • DeebaserDeebaser Lead Frog Rammer Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Aridhol wrote: »
    sapphire looks cool.
    Where is a good place(s) to get good and loaded for cheap? I don't mind paying for a drink at a nice place but it would be nice to get "The Hangover" drunk inexpensively.

    The $20 blackjack tables is a great place to get drunk cheap. LOL

  • DeebaserDeebaser Lead Frog Rammer Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Oh and go to the Gun Store. Dudes are legally required while in Las Vegas to take full advantage of their seemingly non exist gun control laws regardless of politics. After all, it's fucking VEGAS!

    http://www.thegunstorelasvegas.com/

  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Getting drunk in vegas is the easiest thing in the world. If you're actually paying for drinks, you're doing it wrong.

    Enter Casino
    Start playing Penny Slots
    Wait 3 minutes until the waitress comes around and asks you what you want to drink
    Receive Drink
    ???
    Profit!

    You should be able to get any beer or mixed drink this way for under 20 cents.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • darthmixdarthmix Registered User
    edited August 2009
    The above is exactly what I was going to post. The only thing I'll add is to order things like scotch, martinis, wine, or beer, because the mixed drinks you get for free will always be pretty watered down.

    Also, and this should go without saying, but tip your waitress.

  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited August 2009
    darthmix wrote: »
    Also, and this should go without saying, but tip your waitress.

    Well sure, but you'll be doing that if you go to a bar or not. Do it at the penny slots, and at least the drink is "free". And shit, you might win a few bucks on accident and fund the rest of your drinks for the party.

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  • AridholAridhol Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    How much is a reasonable tip for things like that?

  • meekermeeker Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    At Harrah's they have these great little bars around the casino. The bars are small, like 15 feet long, but full serve. Each of these bars has video poker at each seat. $20 in the machine and you will drink non stop for hours. All winning went to bartender as tips. Great to people watch and meet some drinking buddies.

  • DemerdarDemerdar Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Most cocktail waitresses don't serve people playing the penny slots, FYI.

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Really? They cheapened up since I went, then.

    Nickle slots ahoy.

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  • musanmanmusanman Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Demerdar wrote: »
    Most cocktail waitresses don't serve people playing the penny slots, FYI.

    this has very much not been my experience in vegas

    I can't remember (because of all the free alcohol) how many times I've walked into a casino, sat at a penny slot machine and gotten a beer within 5 minutes. You don't even need to put a buck in the machine a lot of time.

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  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Yeah, that was my experience. I sometimes didn't even have my money in the slot machine when the waitress was approaching.

    It also depends on what time of day you're doing this. At 9 o'clock at night, waitresses are a little harder to come by than at 2:45 in the afternoon. They just might not pay as much attention to the small fish in the penny slots at night.

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  • DemerdarDemerdar Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Going to the many corner stores on the strip is also a good idea to get 32 ounce beers for about 3 bucks and just carry them around with ya while you go casino hopping. Remember you can drink on the street and take drinks from one casino to the other.

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  • AphostileAphostile Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Deebaser wrote: »
    Oh and go to the Gun Store. Dudes are legally required while in Las Vegas to take full advantage of their seemingly non exist gun control laws regardless of politics. After all, it's fucking VEGAS!

    http://www.thegunstorelasvegas.com/

    As a (former) local, this a thousand times over.

    It's expensive.

    It's over fast.

    But god damn if it isn't fun unloading a M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) into a zombie-target.

    I'll post up a couple more things to do when I get back from lunch.

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  • underdonkunderdonk __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2009
    I try and stay at the Luxor when I travel to Vegas, which is often. It's on the better end of the strip, IMO, and not too expensive. Have fun - my brother's bachelor party was in Vegas. Strangely, almost that entire memory is missing.

    Back in the day, bucko, we just had an A and a B button... and we liked it.
  • CrashtardCrashtard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Erandus wrote: »
    Getting drunk in vegas is the easiest thing in the world. If you're actually paying for drinks, you're doing it wrong.

    Enter Casino
    Start playing Penny Slots
    Wait 3 minutes until the waitress comes around and asks you what you want to drink
    Receive Drink
    ???
    Profit!

    You should be able to get any beer or mixed drink this way for under 20 cents.

    This is what I came here to say. I got mad drunk doing this. As far as cool places, there's an "Irish" casino on the strip that has live music at night. It's a pretty cool place to chill for a bit and drink for nearly free.

    I pinky swear that we will not screw you.

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