Subject: Re: Las Vegas Hotels

The other ziner is right. Stay away from Fremont Street. Not at all the area you want to be in. We have another option for you. Check out the Tuscany. It is about 2 blocks (they are long blocks--but only two) behind Bally's which is right on the strip where the Bellagio, Ballys and Caesars all come together.

My bride and I stayed there over Valentines Day weekend last year and we walked everywhere together, no problem. They do not have a shuttle (most hotels don't) but you can take a cab from the airport for under $15. Also once you are there you are only 1 block from the new monorail as it runs behind the strip casinos and closer to the Tuscany.

The best things about this hotel were in order, the cost. We got four nights for under $100 average per night over Valentines Day, the size of the room (the room was bigger than our bedroom/bath combo at home. It was HUGE) and the cleanliness of the place.

The only downside was that the hotel's restaurant was awful (just eat someplace else--my recommendations are below) and the casino was boring. But since you are only a couple of blocks from the strip and right in the heart of it who cares about their casino.

For meals I really want to recommend Wolfgang Puck's asian restaurant (whose name escapes me right now) in the Caesars Forum shops. Food and service were superb. Our other favorite restaurant used to be Mark Miller's Coyote Cafe in MGM but is it gone now.

No matter where you stay have a great time and if you go to the new Cirque show at New York, New York watch out. Row ZZ is the first row and you will be part of the show. I was but that's a whole other tale.

Jim in Redmond, WA