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Ballys Room and Check in Question

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by VegasLover8, Aug 21, 2015.

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  1. VegasLover8

    VegasLover8 Low-Roller

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    First time staying at Ballys.

    I am currently booked for 3 nights in an Indigo room. I can get Jubilee for about $10/nt extra. I will basically use the room to sleep. I am not a room snob. I had no problems with Imperial Palace rooms before Harrahs (now Caesars) took over. The only plus for me I see in the Jubilee is the fridge. I wish they were included in the Indigo rooms. My friends are staying at the Monte Carlo. So I will head to the MC to hook up with them each morning. Depending on how I feel, I might play in the casino late at night at Ballys after hanging with my friends.

    Which room is more convenient to get to the Bellagio? I plan on just taking the free tram from the Bellagio - unless someone suggests a better way to get to the MC from Ballys like taxi or the monorail?

    My plane lands at 9am on a Friday. How will check in be around 10am? Will I even be allowed to check in at 10am?

    My friends are arriving earlier in the week and will be in their rooms at the MC. Should I take the WAX and get off at the Tropicana and LV Blvd stop and walk to the Monte Carlo? Or should I tell my friend to meet me at Ballys at 10am? Either way my friend needs to be present when I check in at Ballys (needed to combine TR cards to get a good rate). Should we meet earlier or later to check in?

    Thanks in advance for replies.
     
  2. TxFoldEm

    TxFoldEm Tourist

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    You know, it's kind of funny.... Sometimes we need to be room snobs, so to speak. Not really snobs per se... but we like a decent room. I know Bally's isn't the top tier, but we stayed there last time we went (3.5 years ago) and liked it. We were in the North Tower (Indigo Room) and although they didn't have dual vanities in the bath, we liked the room well enough. We would definitely consider staying there again (if the price is right). Liked the location ont he strip and last time we had a car, so it was easy to whip in and out of the self serve parking.

    We liked the casino at Bally's. Friendly dealers, fun people
     
  3. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

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    Checking in at 10 on a Friday will be a crapshoot. Personally I would go straight there from airport and try it. If you can't get a room the hotel will store your bags, you can go have lunch with your friends and then check in sometime in the afternoon.
     
  4. kleland

    kleland Tourist

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    They may also send you an option to check online. We did that in April, it was easy and the room was ready by the time we landed that afternoon. Since you are arriving early in the day you can just drop your bags with the bellhop and go about your day. They send an email or text when the room and keys are ready. I happen to like the indigo rooms, they are large enough for us and I don't care that the decor is not the most up to date. We are staying at MC this time because we are giving our rooms to our son and his friends for his birthday trip, otherwise I would stay there again. Have a great trip!
     
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    rgerards Low-Roller

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    I would pay $10/night in a heartbeat. The difference between those room types is massive. Jubilee is pretty much brand new and has a fridge which is allways nice to have. Indigo reminds me of my grandma's house.
     
  6. waverunner

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    I was just at Bally's in June. Bally's will send you an e-mail/text message if you're available for early check in. I got a text on my phone a couple of hours prior to 4 pm. I arrived in Vegas at about 2 pm and got the text, but i was starving so i had lunch at Johnny Rockets instead. So i checked in at 4 pm.
    When at Bally's i usually stay in the Indigo Tower, however, i stayed in the Jubilee Tower in June. The room is exactly what i needed, a walk in shower. Plus a fridge, coffee maker, a premium sound system, etc. I used the $20 tip to get the Jubilee room, but $10 extra per night is well worth it.
    The Jubilee Tower is closest to Bellagio, just use the overhead walkways at Bally's, or what i did was walk through Paris and used the crosswalk in front of PHO then up to Bellagio.
    You can take a shortcut through Bally's Grand Bazaar for the quickest route.
     
  7. willslotforcash

    willslotforcash Tourist

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    Maybe we just got lucky, because my Platinum status isn't worth crap, but I was able to check in to my Jubilee King Nin-smoking room at 9am on a Friday back in April.
     
  8. VegasLover8

    VegasLover8 Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the replies. I will switch to the Jubilee room since it is closer to the Bellagio and I'd like to have the fridge.

    Still debating on when to check in. I have some free play downtown so I might head there for a few hours. I will have my bags. I assume I can just check my bags with the D bell hop even though I'm not staying there.
     
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  9. joesmom

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    We arrived last Sunday at Bally's at 10:30. Couldn't get the room but they did all the paperwork and all we had to do was go to the keys line later to get the keys. I would try to check in when you get there and leave the bags with the bell hop. We had a Jubilee room on the 66th floor facing Cromwell, elevators were fast and always available. I liked playing at Bally's the best of everywhere this trip. Drink service was fast there and nonexistent in many other places.
     
  10. TXCajuns

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    We've stayed at Bally's several times, both towers. Book the Jubilee, hands down. Great views. Great room. Ask for a room on the Paris side. You will have a view of the Eiffel Tower and Bellagio fountains. I have never cared for their casino and usually head to Paris or PH. Have never received a free drink at Bally's, and I find the casino too smokey. Allergies. But everything else is fine. Love the bear claws in the kiosk (can't think of its name) across from the front desk. And the location is great.
     
  11. Tahoejoe2

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    Wow.
    We checked in Sunday at 10:30 am. The Platinum line was empty and we got our Jubilee 2 Queen room immediately. 65th floor
     
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  12. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    Don't care which tower. Don't care about a view anymore but I do want a quiet room. Either tower as long as it's high up will be quiet from Paris club?
     
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    Just to make a correction, there is no 66th floor at Bally's, you probably meant the room numbers with 66--------probably the 16th floor like i had. I had room # 6604.
    Bally's is 26 stories high.
     
  14. dmr

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    From Bally's it's an easy walk to Bellagio. The south tower is a bit closer, but it's really a coin flip. Straight across the overhead bridge, LOL, if the UP escalator is actually working for a change.

    I've checked in at Bally's as early as 9:00am. If you're willing to do a lower floor they will probably have a room ready. Sometimes they insist on an early check-in fee, but not always.
     
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