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Ranking or rating of Strip Properties

Discussion in 'The Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by VEGASBJ, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. VEGASBJ

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    what "star" rating or ranking would you give the various properties on the Strip?

    I am not looking for the specialty rooms like the Mansion, Skylofts, Sky Villas, Wynn apartment Villas - as these rooms are all comps (mostly) for the higher tier players. I am just gearing this towards the standard room that each guest paying for their room would encounter?

    The Flamingo thread got me thinking that the various board members here could post their thoughts and / or ratings and rankings, and see if we could come up with a consensus that could become a "sticky" for less traveled Vegas goers to use as a guide.


    Let's hear your thoughts!!
     
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    In my limited experiences, getting whatever ROH room was available through the usual consumer -- not player -- channels, Flamingo is a 1.5.

    With very few true "5-star" properties, that means a whole lot of excellent properties are by default at 4. Start doing the math and ...

    If anyone is offended, remember, a 1-star or equivalent rating by the historically accepted services doesn't mean a dirt floor and a shared hole in the ground. It's basic, with nominal upkeep, basic amenities and footprint, basic linens, functional TV and door lock.
     
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    Ken, I agree with the assessment of how to rank properties. I cannot comment on a lot of the rooms on the Strip as I really haven't stayed at any of these rooms. But, if we classify the Mansion, Skylofts, Sky Villas, et al as the 5 star rooms, that would by default make the standard room at the Aria, Cosmo, etc the 4 star properties, and then maybe the nicer mid level properties like Mirage, PH, Paris the 3 star properties, and then on down the line.

    But, I would like to hear from those that have experience with different rooms at these properties!
     
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    And it is all about the comparative; how many different places folks have stayed. I'd probably put our diversity tally up with anyone here or elsewhere, simply because "how" we've vegased over the years. I mean, our first real trip up we ate at the Monte Carlo Room (DI) and EI, and while we don't always stay at a Four Seasons level, we have done the Mandarins and Wynns and what not. We've also done the Rivs (one time only for Terri as she said "no fucking mas") and I even put in a week once at one of those apartment-type hotels.

    Then you also have to account for in the buy-in factor. Comps color opinions. Experience is a factor. How many visits and when. And with mid-age and older properties in Vegas, there is a wad of room diversity even just within the ROH realm. Or what if someone simply had a bad or unlucky outlier experience?

    But I like where you are going with this. Good inquiry.
     
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    Yeah, I am looking for base level experiences, not outlier experiences where a view would be tainted based on a bad experience or something that happened during the trip. I was hoping to have the members here compile a list that most could agree on, and then have that list be a guideline for newbies. Then, members could make their own decisions based on prices available or quoted and compare that against the list and use that as a helpful decision maker. They could decide for themselves if it is better to save $20 and get a room lower on the list, or spend the extra $20 to move to a room that is ranked higher on the list
     
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    My ratings (only places I've stayed). I always just get a standard room or mini suite.

    2 star
    Excalibur
    Luxor
    Flamingo
    Harrahs

    3 Star
    NYNY
    Monte Carlo
    Planet Hollywood (pool knocks it down)
    Mirage (too dark and run down)

    4 Star
    MGM
    Mandalay Bay
    Venetian
    Caesars Palace

    5 Star
    Aria
    Bellagio
    Wynn
     
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    OK, great start! Anyone want to add to the list, or agree or disagree with the above?? macker?
     
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    Add Cosmo to five star. I would put V/P at five star, I feel their base product is on par with Aria and Bellagio.
     
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    I think 4 and 5 star isnt enough granularity to distinguish between the upper echelon.

    There's no way you can classify Aria and B at 5 stars because that leaves no room for the true 5 star experiences.

    But if you make them 4 star, there's no room for places like MGM etc.

    Like for example you have Michelin stars that doesn't even give 1 star unless you're beyond "5 stars".
     
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    I wasn't going for the true 5 star experiences as those are out of the reach for the casual Vegas goer and are usually only comped rooms. I do agree though that there are grades of even 4 star properties.................
     

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