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"D" or Gold Spike?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by zamboni, Jan 30, 2013.

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  1. zamboni

    zamboni VIP Whale

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    Which hotel do you guys prefer and why? With the resort fee, the Gold Spike is a just a few dollars cheaper for one night than the "D". I am wanting one cheap night DT so I can crash one night.
     
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    Gold Spike is a bit smaller and might becramped for 2 people. If you are solo, it is clean, quieter and easier to get to your room, and the resort fee included high speed wifi. I'd stay at GS. D is handier being at FSE, and a little roomier, and more recently renovated.

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    For just one night, I'd do Spike. Park by the door, elevator around the corner, quiet rooms, and nice breakfast in the morning. Quick-easy-cheap.
     
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    Well said, Sam! I love the breakfasts there too!

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    The Spike. Been there many times and have always had a great time.
     
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    I'm on board with the other comments. I like the Spike, but if walking is an issue, the D does let you roll into bed easier. Blueberry pancake breakfast at the Spike might make the late night walk worth it.
     
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    Thanks, guys. Walking is usually OK, unless my gout flares. I learned that lesson in nov to bring my medicine along from here out.
     
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    Ouch!! That might make me lean to the D.
    Keep hydrated. In Vegas that is hard. It is dry. Alcohol dehydrates. That is a big key to getting that painful gout triggered.
    Win some money.
     
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    I like the D, if I am going to stay in downtown again I am going to star there, I really like the ambience of their casino
     
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    I stayed at the D when it was Fitzgeralds about 9 years ago. Most of the complaints back then were slow elevators, and noisy air conditioners. We checked in, it was my first reservation through a broker, and everything was smooth. We were on the 34th floor. The room was clean and comfortable and we never experienced a long wait for the elevators, and I guess they were eventually replaced. The AC units were a it noisy but I was used to sleeping with a fan on anyway (my wife's thing) so tht didn't bother me at all; I was just happy that they worked! It had been a Holiday Inn prior to Fitzgeralds. We had no complaints.

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    When I first saw this I thought you were dissing the Spike-like people do. I stayed at the Spike for the first 5 years in Vegas-wonderful place-then ElCortez-now only because Elcortez has no smoking rooms in the tower-even though we get 3 free nights-we stay at the D because we get the free nights with a smoking room. But if you have a problem walking stay at the D-as much as I hate to say that. If your like us,wake up in the morning'walk down Freemont Street The D is much easier to walk, but if it were up to me I would stay at ElCo. but we don't, and we are getting used to the D,and we still have fun at ElCo
     
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    If those are your only two options...I would go with the D. Granted that both properties are newly renovated and well priced.

    I would take the D for the prime location and great service. The rooms are also bigger and beautifully remodeled.

    However, if you are willing to try somewhere else. I will make the following suggestion, Main Street Station. They have some of the largest and most comfortable rooms in downtown. All the rooms are recently renovated and the service is the best I've had in all of downtown. The triple 7 brewery restaurant has award winning microbrew and great food for a reasonable price. The buffet is still one of the best values in all of Vegas at under $8 dollars for lunch and breakfast. They are also rated as top 5 in all of Vegas by LVRJ and USA Today.

    You can use this $29 / night offer if your interested. http://emailmarketing.boydgaming.net/m.php?11794XXHX20041X2585Xd4b7295c7

    Boyd Gaming also has Fremont and the California around the corner for the same price.
     
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    After eating MSS buffet, the concierge showed us a room there. They are very nice.
     
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