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This page from my master list of all Las Vegas articles I wrote while developing Vanabode as the best travel vehicle for cheap easy long term road trips.

New York New York Hotel Las Vegas

New York, New York Hotel Las Vegas is well-situated on the Strip with easy access to the Excalibur, the "Monte Carlo," the MGM Grand and the "Tropicana." Sky bridges make getting from one casino to the other safe and fast. Once in the Excalibur, you can walk to the Luxor and Mandalay Bay without ever going outside. Be sure to ask for a room on the highest floor possible if not Vanabode camping here. The roller coaster runs through the casino and can be heard slightly in the rooms on the lower floors.

If you haven't seen it, it's modeled after New York City landmarks. Out front, the New York harbor (pool size) has been replicated with the Statue of Liberty (half size), the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal and other well-known landmarks. The architecture of the hotel resembles New York City skyscrapers with smaller duplications of the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.

Las Vegas' New York New York picture at night

Jason and Sarah in front of the NewYork NewYork Hotel Casino in Las Vegas with Manhattan sky line and the Statue of Liberty lit up.

The New York, New York Hotel Las Vegas is a very upbeat and lively casino. The casino floor has plenty of action and drink service is fast and friendly. It's not as huge as the Venetian or Caesar's Palace so it's fairly easy to navigate and find places to eat as well as the elevator to your room.

Rooms are very reasonably priced considering the location on the Strip. There are many room options to choose from: the Skyline, Park Avenue Deluxe, Broadway Deluxe, Spa Deluxe, Marquis Suite, Players Suite and Ziggurat Suite. Rooms range from 300 square feet in the Skyline to 1,100 square feet in the Ziggurat Suite. Check-in is quick and staff is friendly and accommodating. Like all major casinos in Vegas, they are trained to ask you if you want to upgrade. If it's a room with a view of the Strip, I recommend it and especially if it's on a higher floor. Bathrooms typically only have a shower tub combo so if you're looking for a full bath to soak in, you want to ask for the Broadway Deluxe or the Spa Deluxe room.

Make sure your room is above the roller coaster that runs until 11 pm. If you don't want to spend the money at Starbucks every morning it could be cheaper to buy a coffee maker locally. Rooms are contemporary and clean with an Art Deco look. They are all equipped with Internet access and electronic safes. Beds are very comfortable and water pressure in the showers is very good.

Overview: Mediocre strip casino hotel operation
Location: Central Las Vegas Strip
Restaurants: typical unexciting foods and low commitment eateries
Nightclubs, Lounges: Nine Fine Irishmen for the big drinkers and Coyote Ugly is the best they have for party freaks, all designed to use you, the audience, to make them money.
Casino: 80,000+ square feet, including Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Keno, Let It Ride, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Roulette, more than 2,600 slot machines, and poker room, race & sports book has seating for 40 people with 40 TV's and 12+ big screens for viewing major events.
Entertainment: Zumanity, the most crass show in Vegas
Extras: The Roller Coaster at 60 miles an hour is breathtaking
Pools: 1 big pool and few hot tubs.
Health Club or Spa: both but nothing real fancy
Shopping: shops and little restaurants sprinkled about with my son Ben's favorite Houdini's Magic Shop. Check out this list for serious shopping.
Wedding chapel: none
Childcare facilities: None
Pets allowed: No
Parking garage: plenty of free indoor parking in the 8 story garage
Shuttle service to the airport: back and forth to the airport by a private company, better to take a cab unless you are real short on cash.
Shuttle service to Strip: New York is ON the strip, no shuttle needed
Hotel amenities: Typical, plus valet parking, salon, currency exchange, laundry, luggage handling, electronic check-out.
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: 11 am
Minimum age to reserve a room: 21 years.
Policies: maximum number of guests per room is four.
Incidental charges: credit card required for incidentals

The casino area is known as Central Park and the Village Eateries are reproductions of famous Greenwich Village. The atmosphere in the casino is high-energy and intense just like New York City. The casino floor is not as vast as the Venetian but it gets busy when you want to play the slots and table games, so start gaming early. Drink service is timely and waitresses are generous if you tip well.

The ESPN Zone at the New York, New York Hotel in Las Vegas is geared for sports entertainment. If you've visited other ESPN Zones around the country you know they are large sport-themed restaurants with video arcades, TV studios and even radio studios. This is where you go to get rowdy, eat some all-American food at the Studio Grill and sit back in a lazy-boy chair with access to all your favorite sports games on multiple TVs.

The Ziggurat Suite is the ultimate room at the New York, New York Hotel Las Vegas. It comes with a wet bar, his and her closets, a dining table and sitting area and a luxurious Jacuzzi. Showers are oversized and you'll enjoy his and her sinks and the separate vanity area. The location, price and comfort combo can't be beat if you choose to spend more than $20 a day like we do traveling. at the New York, New York Hotel Las Vegas.

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