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Don't Read/Hear Much About Treasure Island

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by VegasGroove, May 18, 2015.

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  1. VegasGroove

    VegasGroove VIP Whale

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    Has anyone stayed/played/ate there lately?

    I wonder how they are doing as an indy amongst all the big players now. I used to stay at Treasure Island when the skull and crossbones were still there, the (original) Pirate Battle was going strong and they were still a part of the MGM family. Loved it back then.

    How is it these days? Rooms? Food? Gaming? Comps?
     
  2. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    TI was our first home in Vegas. For all the silly pirate stuff, it was far better in the Wynn days, and it's just totally devolved into lowest-common-denominator crap under Ruffin.
     
  3. ju5tagt

    ju5tagt Low-Roller

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    I occasionally read bad things about TI but I have to say, they treat me really well. I am not a big fish by any means, but they offer me excellent room comps and free play. The rooms are always pleasant, their beds the most comfortable I've ever slept in. Their buffet can be hit and miss but I think that's true with any buffet. Their cocktail waitresses come around pretty frequently when I'm playing slots, so I can't complain. I was there last December and my husband and I are going back this coming August. Looking forward to it!
     
  4. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    I used to play there since they had favorable blackjack rules and Social House used to be good there. However, as soon as Ruffin bought the place, they cut my line of credit because I won too much. Not because of the dollars, but due to percentage of winnings trips. 12/14 trips, I walked away a winner, with a cumulative total of $24K.
     
  5. woody82986

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    My wife and I will be staying at TI June 13-16th. I too noticed there isn't much written, good or bad, about it. Almost like a third party political candidate... generally most of the talk is about the two major parties. My wife is pretty picky about hotels but she said she liked what she saw of it during our last trip and wanted to stay there this time. I did pretty well at the BJ tables last time we were there. I'm hoping it's a pleasant experience this time around.
     
  6. Tokennut

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    We will be staying there next Tuesday, I'll try to come back and post how it went. We researched a lot of the hotels, and this seemed good quality.
     
  7. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I'm not too shocked they sweated the money a bit with that record. Count at all?

    I don't mind the place, but the one time I wanted to play VP on the floor and have a couple of beers, it was like pulling teeth. Maybe that was bad luck...*shrug* When I stopped by on a Friday night (~1am) this last trip, it was more hopping than I would have guessed.
     
  8. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    The rooms are good for the price and they have some good BJ at reasonable minimums. But the casino is pretty "meh" and I've always had the hardest time catching a buzz there with the lackluster drink service.
     
  9. Malibugolfer

    Malibugolfer High-Roller

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    My thoughts exactly
     
  10. waverunner

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    I was a big fan of Treasure Island, so much so i stayed at the Imperial 400 motel across the street while the construction was going on to keep an eye on it. I was in Vegas to witness the firing of cannons from Buccaneer Bay demolishing the Dunes by Steve Wynn.
    Treasure Island was, as another poster said, peaked with the Skull & Crossbones sign on the Strip and the original Pirate Show.
    I have always loved my time staying there and visiting there in the 90's. But now it's just another CVS/Medical Bldg property with a hotel/casino attached to it.
    I wish Steve Wynn owned every CET and MGM property on the Strip right now.........Wynn Enterprises. He is the reason why 30-40 million people per year have visited Vegas since 1989-90.
     
  11. hail2skins

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    Elaine Wynn didn't like Treasure Island, according to an article by Steve Friess last year commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Mirage.

    I haven't been in the place much since Wynn sold it.........always struck me as an intriguing place to stay, as the casino design had the Wynn class and the pictures of the rooms looked decent. The deal breaker for me probably would've been the tiny pool. The place was called "Treasure Island at the Mirage," and was probably just seen as an adjunct of Wynn's initial Strip foray.
     
  12. RockyBalboa

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    I have had terrible luck on the craps table there but oddly enough I am a master at hitting and running on the roulette wheel. Every trip out of the last four I have plunked down $20 on #17 while walking through and it hit every time. And never a repeater. Just that one hit and that's it.

    My ex and I enjoyed heading over there because it never seems to be as packed as other places. We never stayed there though and I wouldn't rule out a future stay
     
  13. NvrSumR

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    I stayed there exactly two years ago with my wife. Other than the bed sagging in the middle the room was great. The casino and the pool are small compared so other resorts on the strip.

    My favorite part about the place was the smell. I would stay there again.
     
  14. Julie888

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    Not sure why we quit playing and staying there. Some of their VP games were better than neighbouring properties. That's what we say we want.
     
  15. BeeeJay

    BeeeJay President of The Red Lobster Hostess Satisfaction

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    funny...same thing here----hit my #17 last time i stopped in, on our strip crawl a couple years back, ....pit boss at roulette was a tool...i was a loud dick in response and cashed out immediately and made a big scene heading over for a heat check on the nearby big wheel (which i've done like 5 times ever).....the look on the dealers face was priceless after I nailed the 40-1 with a decent crowd from the roulette wheel watching....

    [​IMG]

    haven't been back since---we crossed it off the strip crawl forever that day....
     
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    Hahaha that's great - I have used that big six as an ATM before. Need $40 or $50 for dinner and want the casino to buy it for me? Go play the 1 spot...My only 40-1 hit was with my girlfriend because she liked to play that...I had $5 on it

    TI took a grand off me at the craps table in about 20 minutes once. One of my all time top five quickest losing sessions. This was back when that awful nightclub was there...Audiger? The dude who had something to do with the Affliction clothes I think? It was like a dude bro convention at the tables which raised my ire even more.
     
  17. DeadManHand

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    Stayed there in early April for a couple nights.

    Positive:
    Good blackjack rules and low minimums for mid strip (lots of DD $10 3:2). VP also decent pay tables at 50 cents and up including FP JOB. Compact casino makes finding others much easier. Room was fine, bed good and had a refrigerator. Good location, easy in and out self parking.

    Negative:
    Slow drink service at tables, even worse on machines. Did not eat there, too many more enticing options at neighboring properties. Smaller pool but would not use it anyway.

    Overall: I would stay there again, good home base location and good gambling. Decent comps (excluding higher VP coin in), free rooms and free play easy to get with no resort fee BS. Nice tip and chat with CW cured the drink service issue. Would still dine elsewhere except maybe breakfast.
     
  18. billyinpg

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    Stayed 4 TImes in the last 4 years and well I'll just give you the + and - as we see it.

    +Nice rooms nice beds.
    +Nice casino and good cocktail service.
    +Good comps
    +Good location and better yet with the CVS handy.
    + No resort fee.

    + - food options

    -Pool, way too damn small.
    -Security, maybe fixed now. Water sellers going up the towers for free ice.

    We still get mailers for FP and RFB and use them without actually staying. Just mess up the bed and use it all in a day, I wonder when that's gonna end.
     
  19. abileneblues

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    Stayed there last year at Halloween in a Tower Suite. Wife and daughters are staying there this summer. Will likely stay again later this year.

    Appreciated security checking for keys at the elevators. Not that I've ever had any weirdness in the halls, but with my ladies going, it cuts down on some possibilities.

    Room was decent. It's not Wynn, but wasn't as worn looking as Monte Carlo rooms at a similar price point. The bedding isn't Wynn, but is plenty comfortable. Certainly appreciated having two bathrooms in the suite. VP was better than many places on the strip. Drink service at the machines was hit or miss. More miss than hit.

    Probably the worst thing about the place is the choice of restaurants. Phil's is not our favorite, but isn't bad. The seafood restaurant is actually good in spite of the S.S. Minnow entrance. Senor Frogs and the Kahuna place were bar food, at best and service isn't great. The buffet was okay for breakfast, the only meal we ate there.

    Overall, it's close to the things we want to do and has a good room at a decent price point. I guess for now it's our default.
     
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  20. Mrs. K.

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    Never stayed there but played a bit last trip. I found it depressing and no drink service.
     
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