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I am a Vegas fiend. Just about any show that comes on about Las Vegas and the casinos, I'm watching it. I've lost count on how many times I watched "Casino" and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". Even though I have gambling options much closer to home, I'll always go to Vegas.
Living: Atlanta Georgia US
Staying: Four Queens
Playing: I'll Bet on Anything That Moves

Ratings & Reviews



Some may have issues with the hotel being a non-smoking and non-gaming property, but I don't. Bellagio, Cosmo and Aria are all a short walk away from Vdara when one needs to satisfy their gambling needs. The only things that are keeping this from being a 6 rating is the shortcomings of the housekeeping staff. When I checked into my room and started looking through the cabinets in the kitchenette, there was an empty Chivas bottle in one of them that looked like it had been there a bit as the bottle was bone dry. The last two days of my trip, housekeeping failed to replenish the coffee fixings packets so I couldn't have a cup of coffee and in the time it would have taken for someone to bring up said packets, I could have walked over to Aria and gotten coffee at Jean Philippe. However, they did do something that impressed me. Most of my last day in Vegas I spend chilling out in the room and had the do not disturb light on. While getting ready to go out for the night, housekeeping left a message on the room phone asking if I required any housekeeping. However, what goodwill they gained after forgetting to replenish the coffee supplies the day before was lost when they failed to leave them again. My only real issues with the room (Vdara Suite) were the pillows on the bed as well as some shortcomings with the blackout shades. The pillows were long narrow pillows that were too small for most folks. My freaking huge melon barely fit onto them. As for the blackout curtains in the bedroom, there were gaps between the panels that let in enough light to be bothersome. The ones in the living room did a better job., but sleeping on the couch or using the pull-out bed in it was not something I wanted to do. More than likely, Vdara will be my home base for future stays on The Strip.



When I first visited Aria several years ago, the place didn't do anything for me. In the last year or so, I've started to really like Aria more and more.



I used to feel out of place here, as if they were going to give me the bum's rush or something. In the last couple of years, I've started to spend more time there and have really come to love the place.

The D

The D

Great vibe both downstairs and upstairs and American Coney Island is excellent for a snack or soaking up the booze late at night. Andiamo is one of the best restaurants Downtown.

Golden Gate

Golden Gate

One of my favorites spots to hang out at Downtown and where I've stayed at the most. DuPar's is still my go-to breakfast and late night spot Downtown.

Golden Nugget

Golden Nugget

Still the class of Downtown. The Rush Tower rooms are excellent, but even the Gold Tower rooms are quite nice and are a good bargain. Some of the food options are middle of the road chain style restuarants, but there's plenty of other places to eat within walking distance....

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Still a great place to dine and drink, but the hotel is a bit out of my price range, especially when I can get some of the nicest rooms at Caesars for what they want for their most basic room.

Trump International

Trump International

If you want to stay somewhere fairly nice on the cheap via Hotwire or Priceline, Trump is the place.



Still one of my favorite spots Downtown even with the hotel side closed (although reports are that they are renovating the rooms and may reopen in the near future). I miss the old Binion's Coffee Shop (The converted snack bar they call the coffee shop is not the same.) though.



The renovations are nice (Thanks again to the Trop and VT for the two free nights.), but I just didn't get a good vibe from the place. One of the pluses for it is location. Quick walk to the MGM Grand (where I did the bulk of my gambling the two nights I stayed at the Trop) and a short cab ride to the airport. The food options didn't pique my interests and the Las Vegas Mob Experience was a bit meh (granted I was not seeing the finished project and the exhibit was in previews) but was worth the $5.

Ten Things

2: Walking around early in the morning. It's quite surreal.
3: The wide variety of food choices.
4: Cheap gaming Downtown
5: Walking down the street with a cigar in one hand and a drink in the other, and nobody gives you an odd look.
6: The Rat Pack.
7: Wayne Fucking Newton.
8: Downtown Vegas. Walk a few blocks and you're on Skid Row.
9: Booze Booze and more booze.
10: Pulling up to the gate @ LAS and getting off of the plane.

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Wanna play Parcheesi?

Shouted on Thursday, 9th May 2013 by Chuckmonster

Less than 100 days !!!!!!!!

Shouted on Thursday, 7th February 2013 by donnymac66

Post VIMFP shoutout - hard to believe I've been gone 28 days already...

Shouted on Friday, 9th November 2012 by toastcmu

Ease back and count your stack, wack jack with a million dollar snack. Cold #vimping with the vespachimpjimping. the pimp?

Shouted on Monday, 10th September 2012 by Chuckmonster

#OccupyFlamingo. #VIMFP.

Shouted on Friday, 11th May 2012 by MeltYrselfDown

I shout out your excellent taste in beer!

Shouted on Tuesday, 11th October 2011 by DenverGambler

You're a funny cat. Let's be fake internet friends.

Shouted on Friday, 3rd September 2010 by Misnomer

I see from your changed countdown clock that you have the dates figured out for the Trop trip! Have a great time too bad we won't see you at the start of October.

Shouted on Thursday, 26th August 2010 by donnymac66

Vespajet we have to get the Trop to open the High Limit room at the same time as the re-opening Gala, would make for a great trip report.

Shouted on Wednesday, 25th August 2010 by jinx73

You lucky bastard!! Congrats on the win.... keep em gigglin my friend!!

Shouted on Tuesday, 17th August 2010 by Spyder

Yo Vespa, shout out to the Georgia boy. Thanks for your posts.

Shouted on Monday, 5th July 2010 by BigHoss

Well we do have a bet you have to repay, so like Don said, I'll leave enuff for you to pay us back!!! See ya in 58 days or so!

Shouted on Wednesday, 14th April 2010 by Spyder

We will make sure to leave at least 2 PBRs, one for you and one for me so you can payoff the bet

Shouted on Monday, 12th April 2010 by donnymac66

Hey there Vespajet. It looks like you will be in Vegas the same time as me! cool! I will be sure to have a drink FOR you if I can't have one WITH you! Thanks for all your great posts here!

Shouted on Friday, 29th January 2010 by mrdoopey

3 days till you are back at the happiest place on earth! Wish I could be there with ya. Have fun, win money and post lots on twitter!

Shouted on Monday, 23rd November 2009 by donnymac66

V-jet, me and DonnyMac are gonna be in the happiest place on earth the same time as you!! We gonna be down on Freemont from the 28th till the 1st - if yer around we should try fer a VT hookup!! Beers and deepfried twinkies, you can't go wrong!

Shouted on Sunday, 15th March 2009 by Spyder

Another east coaster! Woohoo! Yeah I've seen the meatspin clip before. It's horrible. You want to look away but you can't!

Shouted on Tuesday, 12th August 2008 by RockChickX51

Shout out to Vespajet the best comment poster on VT!

Shouted on Friday, 5th May 2006 by Chuckmonster

Hi, my name is Steve Wynn and this is my new hotel. It's the only one i've ever put my name on.

Shouted on Saturday, 29th April 2006 by stevewynn