So here it is: my top list of Vegas hotels:
4. New York New York
5. Golden Nugget (downtown)
6. Monte Carlo
I really can't give you an 8, 9 and 10 because I really didn't like any of the others. Not in a Vegas sense anyhow. The hotel/casinos I really didn't like:
3. Fitzgerald (downtown)
5. Harrah's (even though it had this brilliant ice cream place)
I could go into extreme detail why I like some of these and why I don't like others...but it mainly had to do with the atmosphere, not necessarily the food or people. Just the way I felt in each one. Harrah's and Fitzgerald were so closed off and I felt very claustrophobic. Not to mention you can smoke anywhere, and because they had low ceilings and were so small, the cigarette smoke was intoxicating.
I loved the Bellagio and the Wynn for their outstanding decor. Both were beautiful and bright! They were decorated in florals and whimsical designs.
|Interior of the Wynn|
New York New York, Caesar's and Paris get my vote for their cultural vibe.
|Inside New York New York|
|Best coffee: Paris of course!|
|Monte Carlo lobby|
And the Golden Nugget was absolutely awesome. After entering the Fitzgerald downtown we were expecting a similar situation (since they are both downtown and are part of the "old Vegas") However, we were brilliantly surprised with it's openness and awesome pool!
|Pool at the Golden Nugget|
The MGM creeped me out with their lion exhibit. The Luxor was dark and uninviting. The Excaliber, also a bit creepy.
There it is my "top" and "bottom" list. Others that didn't make the list that I visited were: the Venetian, Tropicana, Flamingo, and Aria. I was disappointed with the Venetian and the others I really don't have an opinion on. There were so many others we never even made it to: Planet Hollywood, Palms, Circus Circus, The Mirage, Treasure Island, and many many more!
Stay tuned for one more Vegas post: the best buffet in the world, and the best ice cream in the world! Seriously, in the whole world!