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Downtown Grand Deluxe vs. Premium room

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by M_ILIS, Aug 18, 2015.

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  1. M_ILIS

    M_ILIS High-Roller

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    I've stayed at Downtown Grand three times but always in a Deluxe (read: standard) room. This next trip will be the first time staying there without the kids, and it's for our anniversary, so I'm considering upgrading to the Premium room. I've read the Premium rooms are larger and obviously they have a little "sexier" decor with the red/black/cream color scheme, but otherwise are there any amenities that make the upgrade worthwhile? Anyone stayed in both? (I did find two different, somewhat-helpful VegasChatter articles from Sam but they were under the influence of a brand-new property and didn't really compare the differences all that much.)

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. debitncredit

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    Premium Room is bigger and sexier like you said. Last time I stayed in one (last week), they turned the bed, so I was looking at the TV to the side, which I didn't mind because I didn't watch TV in the room. If there's a Mrs. or girlfriend, Premium Room has a separate vanity area with a sink outside the bathroom. My girlfriend likes that separate space to do her make up and such. If I'm traveling alone, it's about the same for me.

    One thing to consider is that so far all the premium rooms had showers. For deluxe rooms, sometimes, you get a room with a tub.
     
  3. ExVegasLocal

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    IMHO, DT Grand is a mistake for an event as important as your anniversary. I made the mistake of staying there for my honeymoon because it was brand new at the time and got good online reviews. There just isn't anything romantic about this hotel.

    I recently stayed in the "Premium Room". It was clean, but I didn't notice anything "premium" about it. I think it's a bit bigger than the standard room. It was a comp, so it was fine for me, but nothing special in any way. FYI, the one they show in the picture is a corner room, but most premium rooms are not laid out that way.

    I've also stayed in the one bedroom suite, which was basically just two standard hotel rooms without the wall between them. The bedroom is on one side, while the living area is on the other. But both sides just have standard sized bathrooms with run of the mill fixtures - not impressive.

    Lastly, I've stayed in the City Suite. This is the only room I had that floor to ceiling windows, which the other rooms don't. The floor plan was large and open. It was a pretty decent room for a romantic stay, though I wouldn't pay a whole lot for it.

    Have you considered Red Rock? It's a beautiful hotel - top notch...and generally affordable when compared to other upscale places.

    In any case, don't get a room overlooking the Hogs and Heifers. It's unbearably loud and easy to hear in your room, even from the top floor.
     
  4. Joe

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    Double booked there Aug 1st and they provided ear plugs in the room. We didn't use the room, just the freeplay, but I found the plugs funny.
     
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  5. M_ILIS

    M_ILIS High-Roller

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    I was already feeling this way, but our original plan fell through when Green Valley Ranch had no myVEGAS comp rooms available, so we turned to our next-cheapest option. The more we thought about it, though, the more we wanted something different and a little more luxurious. As you can see in my countdown timer, we've now switched to the M Resort. Thanks for your comments, everyone.
     
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    From what I understand you are gonna be thrilled with The M.
    Have a great anniversary trip!
     
  7. ExVegasLocal

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    Wise move. You did good.
     
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