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A past-its-prime, artificial New York City with solid family attractions and low rates
Las Vegas is home to a replica Roman Empire (Caesar's) and a faux Eiffel Tower (Paris), and so, of course, it has its own New York City as well. Welcome to New York, New York, the hotel, where guests can grab a bite in the "Village" stroll over the "Brooklyn Bridge" or play video games at "Coney Island."
Sure, it's all a little cheesy. But every Vegas hotel worth its salt needs a theme and what could be better than the Big Apple? With its own in-house roller coaster -- the cars look like NYC taxis -- and cheap rates, New York, New York is a popular option for families looking for an inexpensive Strip hotel.
The hotel was refreshed in 2011, giving rooms a more modern look with freshred bedding and furnishings. The pool and spa also got a renovated, theirs in 2013, making it a pretty nice option for travelers on a budget. Families looking to stay cheaply on the Strip should compare prices at Treasure Island.
On the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip.
New York, New York is located close to the southern end of the densely packed three-and-a-half mile long stretch of hotel-casinos known as the Strip, and across from the MGM Grand (a pedestrian overpass connects the two hotels).
Most Las Vegas visitors want to explore all of the big properties along the Strip. Cabs are easy to find at virtually any time of day or night. A generally less expensive option is the Deuce, a double-decker bus that runs up and down the strip 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and costs $3 to ride. There's also a monorail system, which stops at MGM Grand, Bally's/Paris, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah's/Imperial Palace, the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Hilton, and the Sahara. A single-ride ticket is $5; a one-day pass is $13. If you're traveling along the Strip with at least one other person, a cab is often the least expensive option.
Virtually every hotel on the Las Vegas Strip is a 10- to 15-minute cab ride from McCarran International Airport; the ride typically costs about $15.
Rooms were updated in 2011.
All rooms were renovated in 2011. Rooms vary by theme, including Spa suites (with soaking tubs) and New York-themed Park Avenue or Madison Avenue suites, but all include wood furniture and playful, Art Deco wallpaper designs.
New York, New York is one of the few hotels in Las Vegas with a roller coaster, which guests board indoors next to the arcade before being barreled outside at speeds up to 65 mph. For couples looking for a dramatic beginning to their life together, the hotel also offers a roller-coaster wedding.
Additional property features include:
Small but mellow, with several whirl pools.
The pool is small but pleasantly mellow, which is a nice change compared to some rowdy Las Vegas pools like those at the Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand. A handful of cabanas are available for rent. On weekends, finding a lounge chair can be difficult. The pool has a bar. Poolside food and beverage service is available.
A very solid family option.
No buffet but a lot of inexpensive dining options.
While New York, New York has plenty of eateries, many of them offering a solid value, it conspicuously lacks the kind of value-oriented buffet that's a staple of most hotels on the Strip. (Nor -- perhaps, needless to say -- does it have any high-end, celebrity-chef restaurants.)
In the faux Greenwich Village guests will find various pizza shops, hotdog stands (including Nathan's), burger places, and coffee shops.
This 2,000-room-plus property has the requisite theme (New York City) and some kid-friendly features (roller coaster, big arcade). Low rates and inexpensive dining options make it a reasonable choice for families looking to stay cheaply on the Strip, but it's worth comparing prices at Treasure Island.