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Which HGVC in Las Vegas?

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I have a choice of 2BR units at any of the 3 HGVC resorts in Vegas. I have read the reviews but am still unsure which one meets my needs best. Which would you recommend given:

- We're traveling with a ~10 yr old.
- We're unlikely to be doing much gambling. Mostly sightseeing, shows, warm weather activities.
- We will have a car, but we're not averse to walking.
- We'll be there Thanksgiving week
- We like nice (heated) swimming pools, hot tubs.
- Back/hip difficulties mean lower tolerance for hard mattresses.
- Having a husband means lower tolerance for traffic.

Was leaning toward the Flamingo because it's in the middle of the action, but then I read some posts that said it was getting worn. Also, that the competition for the pool is stiff, and traffic/construction in the area is tough (not issues during Thanksgiving week, I wonder?). And then there are the reports of hard mattresses. Maybe we would be better off at one of the others, which are newer, quieter...?

Sometimes it's harder when you have more choices.

Thanks for any advice.

-Corinne

Thanks
 

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Flamingo is walkable to everything.. the hotel pool is not heated.
The timeshare pool is, but rather small.
The rooms are somewhat worn, but I wouldn't hesitate staying here.

LV Hilton on Karen.. Great rooms, Hilton is next door which is a nice hotel, good resturants, Star Trek experience. Close to monorail.
Large heated pool.. game room with pool table..

New HGVC on the Strip - I would not stay here until construction is completed.

My choice would be the Flamingo for Thanksgiving.. It might be cold in Vegas.. so I'm not sure how much swimming you'll do.

During the summer, I stay on Karen when I have my kids. There are too many college drunk , half naked people at the Flamingo hotel & pool during summer.
 

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Indoor amusement park?

I think the HGVC on the Strip is within walking distance to Circus Circus, which has the indoor amusement park.
 

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Easiest parking is at the HGVC at the Las Vegas Hilton where parking is right outside the front door, Hardest parking is at the flamingo where you must park in level three or higher at the garage at the flamingo hotel, a short walk away from HGVC.
 

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Corinne said:
- Back/hip difficulties mean lower tolerance for hard mattresses.
- Having a husband means lower tolerance for traffic.

The Club @ the Hilton has the new Hilton Suite Dreams mattresses now....much, much better then the old beds, which were like rocks in my opinion.

As mentioned by others this location also has by far the easiest parking situation. You are a block off the Strip and it is very very easy to get in and around Vegas from here.

But you are right, if you have not been to Vegas, the Flamingo location can't be beat. I always valet at the Flamingo or the Club on the Strip because it is easier parking that way.

I am not sure you are going to find swimming weather at Thanksgiving, but then that is a matter of personal preference.

The new Strip location has the best "on site" pool, but the best pool overall is of course at the Flamingo, because you get to use the Flamingo Hotel pool area, but you may need to check, that the hotel pools will be open (the Club pools will be, but the Flamingo closes its pool sometimes during the winter months)

Rick
 

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We always valet at Flamingo.. It's worth the $6.00/day

I just stayed at Flamingo, the beds didnt seem hard? But I'm not usually sensitive to those types of things
 

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Corinne, my first choice of the three would be the Flamingo. It was refurbished about 2 years ago so it is not "worn." I agree with Calidave, I would avoid HGVC Strip until the construction is finished - I did not appreciate hearing construction noise starting at 4AM on my stay this month..

I believe that the other two (LV Hilton & LV Strip) only have the tiny jacuzzi bathtub (in the master bathroom; no jacuzzi in the 2nd bathroom). The Flamingo has a large jacuzzi in the master and the smaller one in the 2nd bedroom.
 
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