If you remember the movie "Casino" with DeNiro and Pesci you'd probably appreciate it more. It's based on "Lefty" Rosenthal and the mob-run Stardust. I would attend Judo tournaments at least times a year from age 10 - I have been fascinated with Las Vegas since then.
My family would stay at Circus Circus and I would walk from Circus past the Stardust all the way to the Marina and think when I am old enough I will stay at the Stardust. Sad thing is I never got the chance. The Stardust reminded me so much of that time in my life. Visiting Vegas in my 20's and 30's the Stardust always brought back great memories. I would make an effort to eat dinner at the Stardust at least once during my visits. Not sure if this was still offered.
I guess times change and now it's even a newer Vegas from even a few years ago. I am 34 now and my first stay in vegas 13 years ago was at the Stardust. It was old school and everyone was nice. There was nothing flashy about the joint, just good gamblin', friendly dealers, tough looking Pit Bosses, and just a great vibe. I remember watching basketball in the sports book and falling in love with Vegas. I now stay down at the NYNY because it is smaller and more friendly.
Just heard this morning that it was imploded last night Sorry to see another icon go It has nothing to do with glitz, great gambling, themes or any one specific thing. It is just the total picture that adds up to a great place. The Stardust was I hate saying "was" instead of "is one of those special places. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.
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Related: What are the most popular tours in Las Vegas? See all. Best Seller. Blake C. Re: Stardust. Ask a question. See All Las Vegas Conversations. View Hotel. Caesars Palace. Downtown Grand. Bellagio Las Vegas. Stardust buffet is good.. It's a good choice to stay at Stardust for the savings. I love to gamble at the older casinos listed above and the free coctails come by faster and easier than at the major newer resorts.
Another good place to gamble is O'Sheas! Imperial Palace is about the same in price as the Stardust and has an excellent location at the center of the strip right across the street from Caeser's Palace and next door to Flamingo and Harrahs. Been to Vegas approx. Have stayed at most of 'em from cheap to lavish. I gotta disagree with the posters above. If you're coming here all the way from Australia I don't think you want to "settle" for something like the Stardust or Circus Circus which, contrary to the above poster's word of mouth reco, serves up some of the worst food ANYWHER - as I stated in another post, they would deep fry a shoe if they could get away with it.
It doesn't make any sense to travel that far, spend that much money on plane tickets, just to end up in a place where you're going to feel disappointed or at the very least, have to make an attempt not to eat this or avoid that, have to take a cab to get to where you really want to be, etc There are better options near the center of the strip or even off the strip.
None of those options begin with the name Imperial Palace by the way home of the worst Vegas experience of my life. Here would be a good list of places to go to:. Bellagio - center strip. Mandalay Bay - strip, southwest end. Caesars - center strip. Mirage - just a bit off center strip. Rio - off strip. Paris - center strip. Treasure Island just a bit off center strip. Golden Nugget - old vegas strip. Aladdin - center strip probably the worst on this level since it's a wasteland half the time in here.
New York New York - center strip. Bally's - center strip. Gold Coast - off strip. Excalibur - unless kids are your thing. NO chit.. If I were him I'd gop for something better too. Since Australia is quite far away. They were just suggestions! Stay at Bally's for moderate comfortable rates and great buffets! The trip we are taking is a round the world trip and vegas is just one of our stops athough i must say its the one we are most looking forward to.
I will check out some of the places you have suggested. By the way millhouse i live 20 minutes from the barrossa valley so if you need help planning your trip let me know. You will love adelaide. Kaye, thanks for your offer of info on Adelaide - everything I've seen leads me to believe that I will love it when my wife and I finally go to the Barossa Valley.
If this is indeed just a quote for the room alone and not the flight as well then you are getting ripped off. The price for a 5 night stay at a finer vegas casino Mirage , Paris , Rio etc Use vegas. I would advise against the Luxor unless you're staying in one of the new tower rooms which I hear are very nice.
I've stayed in the main buidling before and it was one of the weirdest experiences ever. First of all, much of the room is unuseable as it is angled it is a pyramid after all. But that's not the real problem. The real problem is that it quite literally feels like you're in Dante's hell when you walk out of your room.
As the rooms are only located on the outer circumferance of the pyramid, it leaves this huge open space in the middle of the pyramid, that's very dark ,as you look down upon their second floor below you can also see all the circles of hell beneath you. Everyone I know who has stayed in the main buidling has walked away feeling the same way and vowing never to return unless they get a tower room. There might be others who like the Luxor, and that's fine, they are located in a good area, they do have a very popular club inside and their casino gets a lot of action.
But for me, I won't be staying there again unless I get a new tower room. Oh, also, from self-parking to check-in is an ungodly long walk although many casinos suffer from this problem. Slots are much looser. Its easy to get free meals and even rooms compted.
Sign up for the slot clubs as they are very good. Gamble for 5 hours at the fancier places and see what they offer you. I would tend to agree with the posting about traveling that far. For the money and the wide array of advantages I would recommend looking into the MGM at the center of it all! Pools are very good and wide selection of eveything else.
I have also been to many others but find MGM is a higher end compromise to the Stardust. I personally stay at the Stardust in fact I will be there this weekend. I've always had a great experiences there.
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