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Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip

Has anyone ever stayed at Bill's Gamblin Hall?  I wasn't planning to take a scouting trip (I know, risky considering I have never been to Vegas!) but my Mom desparately wants to do one.  I'd like to stay as close to mid-strip as possible.  Our ceremony is at Caesar's, reception at Maggianos - so we will want to visit both places.

We really dont want to spend a lot of money though and are getting frustrated at not finding cheap hotel deals!  The cheapest I have found is at Bills, and the location seems great!!  But my mom is very hesitant as she has not heard of it before.  Thoughts??

The only other one we found for a really low rate was Imperial Palace.
Any other hotel suggestions to look at? 

Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip

  • aegrishaegrish member
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    edited December 2011

    It's definitely not luxurious...did you try the Monte Carlo?  i know someone recently booked a scouting trip and saw they had pretty good deals there.  I've stayed at Luxor b4 and it was cheap and OK but I don't even think I'd stay there again unless I had too....But again I am picky and there a number of hotles no matter how low my budget that I would probably not stay at, Bill's, CircusCircus, Imperial, Hooters...just to name a few lol. Try Luxor, Monte Carlo or Excalibur if you can....

  • edited December 2011
    what are you looking to spend a night and what dates are you planning on going?
    If you go to the hotels websites and sign their guestbook, they will email you deals, also going to smartervegas.com will find you some deals.
    Imperial Palace is usually pretty cheap and the rooms are just your basic run of the mill rooms. Flamingo rates arn't too bad.Both of those are midstrip on the opposite side of Caesers, next to Bill's. Luxor and Excaliber are cheap but they are at the south end of the strip.
  • ginamarie1985ginamarie1985 member
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    edited December 2011
    I have stayed at Bill's twice - the price cannot be beat for the location.  As mentioned, its nothing fancy, its decorated in Victorian theme, but the rooms are pretty big, the beds/linens are modern, and the rooms have huge flat screen tvs, and if you pay for the strip view rooms, the view is amazing (ours was of the bellagio fountains).  If you want a room to spend a lot of time in, then stay somewhere else, but if you plan on spending most of your time out of the room, its not a bad deal for the location. I never had a problem with servce or anything when I stayed there...but then again, I'm not a picky or high maintence traveler.  In my opinion, the rooms at Bills were much better than at Imperial Palace and Flamingo.
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  • edited December 2011
    I don't mind Bills. I'd never stay there because I prefer a fancier hotel and a newer room, but if you're looking for budget and location, then go for it. The location can't be beat and it's a smaller hotel so you're not trekking around everywhere.

    Comprable prices for a bit of a nice hotel would probably be Bally's or Flamingo. Both are older but they are still a few levels up from Bill's IMO
  • guamibearguamibear member
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    edited December 2011
    Some of my guests are staying there for our wedding. I've heard it's pretty fun and good basic rooms. It's a super location. I think it's a good choice. It's smaller than the other casinos, it's an older one. 
  • edited December 2011
    Bill's is a good location and they have wicked food specials! 99 cent margs and strong! And $4 steak and eggs. Rooms are clean and service is fine. You'll run into a lot of hotel snobs on this board but don't let it disuade you don't be ashamed of your or your families budget.  If you can save money and have that to spend elsewhere I say do etttttt!!!
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  • jccswljccswl member
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    edited December 2011
    lol @MVJP-yea, i guess this board is a little persnickety about hotels. I can say *cough*in my youth*cough* that I stayed at all the IP's, Bills, Circus Circus, and I could care less since the room was the last place we were anyways. I am all for getting the best deal, so I've been able to stay at "nicer" hotels if the price is right. I leave for Vegas this Sunday and staying at Caesars for free. No one here listens to me about registering for the casino's players cards, lol.

    You can't go wrong with the location of Bill's and IP. My complaint of the IP is the rooms are way back and is kind of a pain to get to. Bills is simple and small so you're in and out quick.  

    Also, when are you going? There will be a huge bridal show in Jan at MGM.
  • edited December 2011
    Thanks for all the responses.  I am definitely more attracted to the nicer hotels and stuff if I was going there for a true vacation, but i would rather save the money to put towards the wedding itself i think!

    We are looking at the weekend of Jan 15-18, so that I can leverage my day off of work for MLK day and only take 1 vacation day.  I know the bridal show is the following weekend though which would be cool to be able to coincide with!

    We are playing around with various dates for flight and hotel deals, so we'll see what happens.  I'll check out rates at some of the other hotels you girls have mentioned.  Thanks!!
  • pebbs_17pebbs_17 member
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    edited December 2011
    I love staying at Bill's for a few reasons. The location is perfect, it's very clean... and definitely a great price.  It's a smaller hotel but the rooms are large with comfy beds. I think the biggest reason I love staying there is the fact that I can go from my room to outside on the strip in 2 minutes... and I don't get lost in the casino!!  I have a terrible sense of direction and get lost almost everywhere I go... lol
  • edited December 2011
    ahh as soon as I read the title of this post I thought "99 cent Margaritaaaassss"...I miss Bills!

    I've never stayed at Bills but Im a huge fann! They are in a perfect location!

    When I last went to Vegas for a girls weekend, we stayted at PH...we went to a Lady Gaga concert at The Palms, went to an afterparty at ghOstbar and then went up to Prive inside PH. When we got back to our room and put on sweats and laid in bed...all we could think about was Bills Margaritas and Burger King cheeseburgers. We decided to walk down to Bills and then to O'Sheas for some BK...even in Vegas, sometimes you need the basics : )
  • aegrishaegrish member
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    edited December 2011

    I admit I am a hotel snob!  Sometimes I try to be budget concious though!

  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:5a4e78c6-4199-4e80-879c-a56ae1959510">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]I admit I am a hotel snob!  Sometimes I try to be budget concious though!
    Posted by aegrish[/QUOTE]

    Yep and you're also an a$$hole!
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  • tlbattagliatlbattaglia member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:93f074b4-e1ac-494e-a703-331627ddd9d1">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]I love staying at Bill's for a few reasons. <strong>The location is perfect, it's very clean... and definitely a great price.  It's a smaller hotel but the rooms are large with comfy beds. I think the biggest reason I love staying there is the fact that I can go from my room to outside on the strip in 2 minutes... and I don't get lost in the casino!! </strong> I have a terrible sense of direction and get lost almost everywhere I go... lol
    Posted by pebbs_17[/QUOTE]

    This.
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:86a64e6a-e5f2-402c-843c-45f41e6c4c78">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE] No one here listens to me about registering for the casino's players cards, lol.
    Posted by jccswl[/QUOTE]

    I love my players club card. I get so many freebees and deals. It's helped me stay at nicer hotels that are usually out of my budget.
  • smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    I am trotting out my dead horse to beat, but the downtown hotels are totally reasonable and the Golden Nugget is super nice.
    I have never stayed at Bill's before so I can't comment. 
    The Monte Carlo is a little worn around the edges but is usually a good little hotel at a great price in a central location. 
    I'm not a fan of the IP.
    I've been to Bally's and their rooms were very standard so if it is a standard price, you are fine. 
    If you stay at the Flamingo be sure to request the tower rooms. 
    Also, I stayed at Hooters when it was the San Remo.  It was an average hotel with a good price WITH great proximity to a concert at the MGM. 
    Also, you may want to look into some of the "Station" hotels.
    I don't like Circus Circus because it is way too family friendly for me.
    You may want to look into some of the non-casino hotels as well.  Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, etc.  They may have room deals.
    Oh, speaking of Hilton.  If you can get a deal at the Las Vegas Hilton (The Elvis Hilton) you can stay there.  It's out of the way BUT if you get a monorail pass it's the same as being midstrip because you can just monorail it to mid strip.  It stops at Sahara and Riviera too...Notoriously cheap hotels.

    I miss the Boardwalk.  Fantastic location with awesome prices  AND Purple Reign used to play there every weekend.  Half crap tables.  Awesomeness.


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  • smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:6d5daa11-1a31-414a-84f4-b61742d233e4">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip : I love my players club card. I get so many freebees and deals. It's helped me stay at nicer hotels that are usually out of my budget.
    Posted by LilMissScareAll[/QUOTE]

    I've got a players card for just about every place that I would go.
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  • Sara191431Sara191431 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:aa1c88a6-7ab0-47cb-b2af-d60a3fb8416e">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip : Yep and you're also an a$$hole!
    Posted by MVJP10[/QUOTE]

    Huh - Did I miss something here of calling her that??
  • direy25direy25 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:456fe278-f925-4cec-896d-bcfc46f4bc72">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip : Huh - Did I miss something here of calling her that??
    Posted by Sara191431[/QUOTE]
    There's been a whole bunch of crap started from some posts on E and the May 2011 board. 
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:456fe278-f925-4cec-896d-bcfc46f4bc72">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip : Huh - Did I miss something here of calling her that??
    Posted by Sara191431[/QUOTE]

    Yep what direy25 said and mainly because she was arguing with a chick on E and instead of hashing out her point intelligently and logically she made a rude comment on the chick's physical appearance.  That crosses a line and puts her firmly in the as$hole category in my book.
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  • smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    Plus I have bangs too so screw her!
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:ae743db7-20c2-41d3-bc9e-1ed02b3f0ade">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip : Yep what direy25 said and mainly because she was arguing with a chick on E and instead of hashing out her point intelligently and logically she made a rude comment on the chick's physical appearance.  That crosses a line and puts her firmly in the as$hole category in my book.
    Posted by MVJP10[/QUOTE]

    And then aegrish made a thread saying, "I was mean and don't care!!" which was pretty tactless. I don't have sides in this but that was kind of a weird thing to do if you ask me.
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  • direy25direy25 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:0f48ad99-6f49-4f92-91ec-8ba3c5de78b4">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]Plus I have bangs too so screw her!
    Posted by smokeybailey[/QUOTE]

    But smokey, bangs are soooo outdated!! No wonder you brought up Tiffany in that other thread! Oh wait, I have them too...
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  • pebbs_17pebbs_17 member
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    edited December 2011
    lol! if I could have bangs, I would! they don't fall right though.
  • edited December 2011
    Dude that chick's bangs were bad. Sorry.
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  • direy25direy25 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:ca82a626-0cc3-4d03-9393-cf5080994c69">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]Dude that chick's bangs were bad. Sorry.
    Posted by dvohnout[/QUOTE]

    Wait, who's were bad? Aegrish made fun of emilyinchile's bangs over on E...
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:ca82a626-0cc3-4d03-9393-cf5080994c69">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]Dude that chick's bangs were bad. Sorry.
    Posted by dvohnout[/QUOTE]

    I've heard so much about these illusive bangs! 
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:ca82a626-0cc3-4d03-9393-cf5080994c69">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]Dude that chick's bangs were bad. Sorry.
    Posted by dvohnout[/QUOTE]

    That wasn't even germane to the argument.
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:06f2b380-2353-4133-b961-cbd0bf5ec71f">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip : That wasn't even germane to the argument.
    Posted by MVJP10[/QUOTE]

    And your response was?
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_bills-gamblin-hall-scout-trip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:16faeb64-31ee-444b-914d-cd4e8353e2e6Post:380d9f30-000e-4969-b912-2f3f2e2f037b">Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bill's Gamblin Hall - Scout Trip : And your response was?
    Posted by Olivea12[/QUOTE]

    I didn't attack someone's physical apparance in furtherance of a point I was trying to make.  Her bangs had nothing to do with aegrish's lack of etiquette knowledge.
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