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    I am travelling to Vegas with my wife and three kids 12 to 16. First time there since my accident (last visit was 2001).

    Within my budget are Treasure Island, Planet Hollywood, Paris, MGM, NYNY, Monte Carlo and the less expensive Luxor, Excalibur, etc.

    Which of these is the best kept, nicest and more suitable for kids? It has been a while and I don´t want to stay at a worn out hotel in a worn out room.

    Any other strip hotels worth looking into for families? I am looking for family oriented value lodging and value meals on the strip.
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    I stayed at the Excalibur recently. It was very reasonable and a very nice room with acccessible bathrooms, roll in etc.

    Also, I think it would appeal to kids. I don't reccomend the buffet though.

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    From those hotels you listed if I went there with kids my choice would be MGM or NYNY. MGM is an enormous hotel and frankly you wouldn't even have to leave the property. I'm sure you can find a couple of inexpensive restaurants in there to stuff the kids and not cut into your gambling stash.

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    ive been to vegas 3 times since my sci. i love it there. out of the hotels u listed i stayed at TI. it was great, it right in the middle of the strip, great views from the room, and they gave me vip treatment on 2 seperate trips at there club and bar. no cover, no waiting in line, free drinks, and seating in the vip area. maybe cause im good at making my self seem important of famouse lol www.J2RollsOn.com
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    J2 doesnt know what hes talkin bout. everytime J2 goes to vegas he ends up getting snubbed by all the celebs when i walk in.
    C'mon buh bub!

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    lol, yes so true i wont go there when your there next time its cause you look like your 14 years old thats why, lol
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    hahaha.... this 14 looking 23 year old got backstage passes to the good Charlotte concert this weekend from joel. youuuuuu got my leftover shoe coupon! hahahahahahaha....
    C'mon buh bub!

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    mandalay bay ($$$) has the best pool area for kids i believe, complete with a beach & wave pool. otherwise i'd look for one that has a lazy river. NYNY has a roller coaster & excalibur is right across the street. as for cheap food, look up Ellis Island & Terribles. lots of good food for cheap.

    i've always been under the belief that u shouldn't take kids to vegas until they're 21. there's just too many things there they shouldn't be exposed to, but with tv & the net these days, what's the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramoto View Post
    I am travelling to Vegas with my wife and three kids 12 to 16. First time there since my accident (last visit was 2001).

    Within my budget are Treasure Island, Planet Hollywood, Paris, MGM, NYNY, Monte Carlo and the less expensive Luxor, Excalibur, etc.

    Which of these is the best kept, nicest and more suitable for kids? It has been a while and I don´t want to stay at a worn out hotel in a worn out room.

    Any other strip hotels worth looking into for families? I am looking for family oriented value lodging and value meals on the strip.
    I live here and have seen some family's here I have also had some under 21 visitors here to see me. Vegas is just not that great for people under 21 this is Disney Land for adults, save your self the "I'm board" complaining and go to Disney Land it's 400 miles south of here.

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    I agree with Darty. I just came back from a two week stay on the strip and the only real economic entertainment for kids is going to be centered around the pool areas. It´s hot...real hot! My last five days were 105°+ days and 90°+ nights. Plenty of activities to do if your 21 and older. Kids will go bonkers right quick though. NY-NY does have a cool roller coaster, but it isn´t cheap by any standard. Harrah´s casinos are offering a $34,99 24 hour buffet pass. You can eat at any of their casinos buffets (Flamingo, Caeser´s Palace, Paris, ect.) with it. If you time it right, you can get four meals for the family for $175 excluding tips, but who realistically can wolf down that much buffet within that timespan and in that kind of heat. The strip is expensive. Cokes cost $2,50 and up. Pizza and most fast food joints are cheaper, but your getting junk. You can save some cash by buying your drinks at a supermarket or drugstore and storing them in your room (your kids are going to plow through them), but your not allowed to take any drinks with you to the pool areas and the drinks that are sold there are sold at premium prices. Perhaps the Excalibur is the better bet for the family, or perhaps Circus Circus, but these hotel casinos are well worn and I have also heard the food blows...at least at the Excalibur.
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