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Which HGVC in Las Vegas would you stay at?

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My wife and I are going to a conference in late January at Caesar's Palace.

I realize that the Flamingo is across the street, but I don't mind taking a taxi.

Which of the 3 are nicer as to rooms and pool?

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The pool isn't going to matter in January. It's going to be to cold to swim unless you're comfortable swimming when temps are in the 50's to 60's most days. Remember, a snow storm in Vegas recently shut down McCarren airport as they don't have snow removal equipement.

We've only stayed at the LV Strip location and, if you have the points, their penthouse units are probably the nicest. The Flamingo units were recently renovated and should be in like new condition as well.

I have pics posted from our last trip to HGVC LV Strip. The room was a standard 2 bedroom unit. The penthouse units are nicer, on higher floors, have bigger windows and provide better views IMO. Still, the pics will at least give you an idea of one of the three resorts.

You can view them by clicking on the picture below or by following the link in my signature to our Webshots page.

 
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All three are nice.

Flamingo is desirable because it's center of the strip. The units are good sized and as stated, many have been renovated of late. Flamingo also has access to the Flamingo hotel pools, but as has been stated, baring a sudden freak heat wave those pools won't be of any use to you in January. The monorail station is less than a stones throw away from the HGVC property.

"The Strip" is at the north end not far from Rivera, Sahara and Circus Circus for reference. It's the newest and most posh property of the three with nice excercise and spa facilities. It's furthest removed from the center of the strip, but just across the street from a new complex (Fontain Blu) scheduled to open sometime in 2009.

HGVC LV Hilton (aka Karen) isn't as spit and polished as the strip property, is smaller and off the strip. Still, it's very nice and I stay here often as it's close to the convention center and the monorail. It's only slightly removed from the glitz of the strip which is easily accessible via monorail or car and has the LV Hilton next door, just a couple minute walk from whatever you crave from the facility there. It's a nice balance. Of the three, self parking is the easiest here and cabs are usually readily available or a minute or two's wait after a call from the desk.

Simply for it's central location and proximity to your meeting, the Flamingo would be a no brainer but it would be hard to go wrong with any of them really.
 
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Oh, heck, I'll say it:
The worst thing about staying a taxi ride away, is that you can be stuck in a boring lecture. You may want to duck out for a couple of hours to have a snooze in your room or to visit a "hospitality suite" to have a snootful. Either way, the Flamingo lets you wander in+out, back+forth across the street, at will.
 
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We stayed at the strip location and it was very nice BUT it is down near the Strat which is the most unsafe area on the strip. Yes, you'd have to take a taxi and my DH would not let me walk to get b-fast by myself and didn't want to in that area either.
 

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We stayed at the strip location and it was very nice BUT it is down near the Strat which is the most unsafe area on the strip. Yes, you'd have to take a taxi and my DH would not let me walk to get b-fast by myself and didn't want to in that area either.

The LV Strip isn't by the Strat. According to Google maps is 0.9 miles south of the Stratosphere. It is on the North end of the strip but, it's still south of the Saraha and south of Saraha Ave. While it's not a Prime LV Blv location, I wouldn't classify it as an unsafe area anymore than I'd classify the resort on Karen Ave. as unsafe.
 
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The LV on the strip is actually right beside circus circus on the north side. The only thing between this location and the Stratosphere is the Sahara. I would not walk this area by myself at night because it is pretty desolate and not very well lit as well as a lot of construction. I stayed there in September and it was a beautiful location, but very inconvenient to everything on the strip. You either had to walk past a ton of construction, a long way or take a taxi. The Riviera is close too...Oh... and it is nowhere near a monorail station. Closest one is Sahara. I would recommend staying at Flamingo for location or the LV Hilton because it is conveniently located by the monorail.
 

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I have stayed at the HGVC on the Strip. We found it a really easy 3-4 block walk over to the Sahara to get the monorail. You can ride the Deuce also which stops very close to the HGVC Strip, and continue on down the strip. Its cheaper than the monorail. True, you have to cross the busy Las Vegas Boulevard to get to the Sahara, and that might bother some. Some might be uncomfortable walking in that area alone at night, but I wouldn't call it a bad area, and it seemed fine walking during the day.

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Actually, it is right next door to the Sky Las Vegas, a condo tower on the north then there is a vacant lot on the south. ;)

With the new addition of Steve Wynn's new Encore, and the new Fontainebleu, being across the street along with the Sahara now being owned by SBE Entertainment Group, there is growing potential for the south end of the Strip.
 

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The LV on the strip is actually right beside circus circus on the north side. The only thing between this location and the Stratosphere is the Sahara. I would not walk this area by myself at night because it is pretty desolate and not very well lit as well as a lot of construction. I stayed there in September and it was a beautiful location, but very inconvenient to everything on the strip. You either had to walk past a ton of construction, a long way or take a taxi. The Riviera is close too...Oh... and it is nowhere near a monorail station. Closest one is Sahara. I would recommend staying at Flamingo for location or the LV Hilton because it is conveniently located by the monorail.

Both the Duece double decker bus and the LV Blv trolley stop right in front of HGVC LV Strip. The Duece had a $5 all day ride deal when we were there in March. The Trolley actually pulls right up onto the propety so you don't even have to walk down to the strip to get on. Both run pretty frequently and are much more cost effective than taking a taxi.
 

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I got my info re the safety issue from a LV policeman and his partner so take it for what it is worth. I also belong to Las Vegas Advisor and regular people (as opposed to police) also question the safety of that area. You can disagree if you want but DH and I took no chances. JMHO, Linda
BTW, I was there in July this year!
 

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If you want a bigger nicer room then the Strip location is the best. If being in walking distance of the premier properties then the Flamingo is hands down the best. You can't get a 3 BR unit at the Flamingo. The Strip location is great if you have a rental car. I have walked the street from the Strip to the Stratosphere and Sahara. Crossing the street to me seemed to be the most dangerous issue. I didn't percieve the area to be dangerous from a crime perspective.
 
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