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Las Vegas with an under 21 - hotel issues?

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SwiftAnchor · 08/09/2019 18:37

Looking at a trip to Las Vegas next year with my DD who will be 19 at the time. I know she won't be allowed to drink or gamble but we've decided that there will be enough to keep us occupied.

Having a look at hotels and every one I've looked at says min check in age 21. Even 'family friendly' hotels like circus circus. Has anyone been with an under 21 without issues? Also for going to shows etc is this likely to cause problems too?

Any tips and advice welcome Smile

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CIT80 · 08/09/2019 18:39

My son went with family members and stayed at circus circus as a young teen last year no problems and have friends who have stayed there with teens. They only rule was they couldn’t stop in the casino

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WhenTheDragonsCame · 08/09/2019 18:40

I have never been but a friend took her 11 and 12 year old DC last year for a relatives wedding. I'm pretty sure they went to a show and she didn't mention having any problems. They appear to have had a fab time.

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superram · 08/09/2019 18:40

But you (presumably) are over 21 and it will be you doing the checking in? I took my 7 and 10 year old to the palazzo about 5 weeks ago.

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Rivkka · 08/09/2019 18:41

That just means the lead check in OP, not all guests

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MyDcAreMarvel · 08/09/2019 18:41

Yes but you check in.

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MyDcAreMarvel · 08/09/2019 18:42

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poxornot · 08/09/2019 18:42

I assume it means the person checking in needs to be at least 21, not that the hotels are for 21 and over only.

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SwiftAnchor · 08/09/2019 18:48

Oh I feel a bit stupid now Blush yes I am over 21 and I will be checking in! Duh!! I have booked holidays before I promise!!

I think I've been so caught up in the no drinking, no gambling I am now imagining all sorts of restrictions!!

Thanks you all for being the voices of reason!!

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AttilaTheMeerkat · 08/09/2019 19:11

Your 19 year old can walk through the gaming areas but will need to be with you. She will not be allowed to linger on the casino floor.

Where are you thinking of staying?

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leghairdontcare · 08/09/2019 19:14

Don't stay at circus circus.

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SwiftAnchor · 08/09/2019 19:48

I have read really mixed reviews of circus circus so wasn't keen on that, I was just looking at their check in policy due to the family friendly circus/theme park theme.

I was looking at maybe Stratosphere, but all suggestions welcome, although not looking at top range! Thanks!

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VolcanionSteamArtillery · 08/09/2019 19:49

Luxor. If its still there...

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Ginger1982 · 08/09/2019 19:49

I've stayed in both Luxor and New York, New York and both were nice.

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blahblahblahblahhh · 08/09/2019 19:51

MGM or MGM signature

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leghairdontcare · 08/09/2019 20:12

I would avoid the north end of the strip as a place to stay, ruling out circus circus and stratosphere. For a similar price range, look at Luxor, Flamingo & The Linq.

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AttilaTheMeerkat · 08/09/2019 20:37

The immediate area outside the stratosphere tower is not actually very nice and it’s a bit out of the way these days.

Would suggest you stay further south along the strip, somewhere like the Mirage, Wynn, Paris or the Venetian would be good.

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AttilaTheMeerkat · 08/09/2019 20:38

MGM signature is also good particularly if you are wanting to escape the madness of the casino floors. This is a non gaming and non smoking facility.

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SwiftAnchor · 08/09/2019 20:47

Brilliant thank you! I'll have a look at the hotels suggested.

Seen a decent prices on the Rio suites hotel. Anyone any experience of staying here? Rooms look nice and seems to get decent reviews. Seems like the rooms are more modern than some which are getting really bad reviews based on the rooms.

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Yiddytod · 08/09/2019 20:53

Elara and MGM Signature are both non casino hotels but on the strip. They have a holiday vibe. Elara is a better location as it's attached to the miracle mile shops. Signature has better pools - one at each tower and you can use the mgm pool complex ( which is actually closer to the signature than the mgm!). Either would be a very good option.

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leghairdontcare · 08/09/2019 20:59

Rio is off strip so I wouldn't stay there if it's your first visit. You want to be in the middle of it all.

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BabyMoonPie · 08/09/2019 21:11

It depends what you want to do and when you are going. Vegas is hot a lot of the year and the strip is huge so walking isn't much fun so a central hotel is good. Staying central is also good if you are going to be looking at attractions in the hotel (shops, canals, volcanoes etc) rather than gambling. New York New York is fun (it has a replica Coney Island arcade and roller-coaster going through and outside the hotel )

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SwiftAnchor · 08/09/2019 21:33

Thanks all, we've decided on New York New York Smile

Really appreciate everyone's advice! Excited now!

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VolcanionSteamArtillery · 08/09/2019 21:38

Oh good choice. Nice and central

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Donkey11 · 09/09/2019 23:17

With New York New York your at the best end of the strip, if your not driving, move up and down the strip using the Duece Bus, buy a 5 day ticket and jump on and off as many times as you want, don’t use the monorail as it’s more expensive and is located at the back of the hotels which is a long walk. The Duece runs from the South End outlet mall all the way to the Downtown outlet mall and Fremont Street.

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SwiftAnchor · 10/09/2019 07:18

Went for a last minute change to Planet Hollywood due to slightly better reviews and a room upgrade. All booked up now. Looking forward to it. Thanks for all the advice so far and any other tips welcome Smile

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