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Harrah’s Overview

I consider Harrah’s to be a reliable hotel with a good North-Strip location, giving easy access to The Mirage, Caesars Palace and The Linq. Thanks to the Monorail stop, it also allows for easy access to the Las Vegas Convention Center and  MGM Grand Garden Arena, too.

It was built in 1973 as the Holiday Casino and became Harrah’s in 1992.  Harrah’s has made some changes over the past years. One  of the more notable changes are replacing the cafe with the Fulton Street Food Hall – effectively a nicer food court area (they call it a “chef-driven marketplace”) with fresh salads, sushi, pizza, tacos, sandwiches and a coffee and pastry bar. Another is remodeling many of the Carnaval Tower Rooms and renaming them  Valley Tower Rooms. The remodeled rooms run about $20 more per night than the regular Carnaval Tower rooms. Continue reading Harrah’s Overview

Total Rewards Annual Cyber Sale (2015)

Caesars / Total Rewards Annual Cyber Sale has started. Get rooms for as little as $30 per night at Harrah’s Las Vegas and under $35 the Flamingo, Bally’s and Rio. The Cyber sale applies to Caesars properties nationwide, not just in Las Vegas.  Rooms must be booked by December 8, 2015 for stays through August 31, 2016.  Blackout dates apply


Flamingo Overview

The Flamingo has been growing on me. I never saw it as a bad place. It was just never on the top of my list for places I wanted to stay. That has changed over the past year or so.  The rooms have been upgraded. The location is great, with easy access to The LINQ, Caesars Palace, and The Bellagio. It also has a dedicated Monorail stop. The elevators are aging, but there are enough of them that I’ve never had to wait long for one. Continue reading Flamingo Overview

New York – New York Overview

I have stayed at New York New York off and on for the past 8 years. It is a reliable mid-level hotel/casino. The location at the corner of the Strip and Tropicana is great. It gives easy access to MGM Grand, Monte Carlo and Excalibur (all Mlife players club properties). Aria and Cosmopolitan are just a little further away, but still easy to get to. CVS and Walgreens are both nearby, too. It you are driving, it has easy access to and from I-15.

New York New York was built in 1997 and is one of the few remaining heavily themed resorts. On the outside, you have the Manhattan skyline with its Empire State Building and Chrysler Building blending with the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. Inside, the large, open Central Park type gaming space blends into the brick sidewalks of SoHo where the theater and many of the bars and restaurants are. You can find Nathan’s Hot Dogs,  a New York Pizzeria, Gallagher’s Steak House and now, a Shake Shack. You can even ride the Checker Cab themed Big Apple Coaster. Continue reading New York – New York Overview