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Eastside Cannery

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by joespoolhall, Jun 2, 2014.

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  1. joespoolhall

    joespoolhall Low-Roller

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    Meant to post this a while back, but I've been busy since I got back. The trip followed my normal pattern which is to stay the first couple of nights with my local friends and the rest of the week at one or two hotels not located on the strip. I first stopped at the El Cortez, which I'll post in the downtown section and then on the ECan to finish up.

    I normally try to book my locals hotel stays where Bob and Sue play or at least close to their home in Green Valley. South Point has not only added a resort fee a while back, but has raised rates in the last couple of years also. I don't play enough for comps, so I have to depend on current specials for rate breaks. SPs specials including RF just don't add up to a decent deal for me anymore. When I found a $40 rate for ECan (no RF), I decided to try it. Checkin at about 2pm on a Wed was quick and easy. My room key activated elevator access, which I like. My room was not far from the elevator bank and was clean as a whistle. It had two Q beds (forgot to request a K), desk with chair and also an overstuffed chair. A half wall with marble top separated sleeping from bath space. Vanity was also marble topped. The soaking deep tub included a shower. All in all, comfortable and plenty of room. Included in the stay was a daily coffee and Danish at Perks (Starbucks) and a daily paper from the gift shop. RT from my room to Perks and back was less than 5 min, which was nice. Unfortunately the gift shop didn't open until 10am, so a morning paper with my coffee was out. I survived. The bed was a bit softer than I like, but most would have no problem. The room came with a refer as standard equipment, which is nice. I like a glass of white wine, but most casinos idea of a decent chard or sauv blanc is Sutter Home or Glen Ellen, so I prefer to bring mine in and a refer is helpful.

    I usually take Bob and Sue for dinner where I'm staying, but that didn't happen this trip. As a result my meals were pretty low key. I had breakfast at Snaps twice and it was just fine. The buffet is not open for breakfast, which I think is the only reason for a buffet, so Snaps was it. I ran out for a bit each day and grabbed a bite while I was out. Dinner the first night was a pastrami san with potato salad from the deli next to the sports book. I'd been watching the Mariners at the adjacent bar while attempting to rid them of the scourge called Johnny Walker Black. I took the san back to the room and it was quite good.
    The second night I ordered room service. I had the prime rib which was not only good but very reasonable. It was less than $20.

    I gambled more than usual this trip due to feeling less than 100% and not getting out too much. Normally I'm good for a couple of hours a night. This trip I played 5-6 hours per day and didn't lose much, even without any big wins. VP paytables were ok, not great, but better than most. Only regret was not playing craps, but I just didn't feel like standing for extended periods. Drink service seemed to be very good on the floor. Service at the sportsbook bar was great when the backup bartender was there and mediocre when the real thing was present. As long as you were playing or feigned playing, the drinks flowed. I put a $20 in when I got there, had about 5 or 6 over the next couple of hours for the price of tips.

    All that's left is valet and checkout. I checked out in the room, so that was easy. Valet was easy and quick. Just what you want in valet.

    All in all, I enjoyed my stay there and plan to do so again. One thing I forgot to mention was tv service. I was amazed that both here and the ElCo offered so many stations. It had 3 ESPNs, 2 Fox sports and who knows how many national cable channels. All together it must have offered about 30 stations. Beats the hell out of yesteryear! Don't hesitate to try the ECan.

    Good Luck!
    Ric at Joes
     
  2. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    The one and only time my wife came with me to Vegas, we stayed at ECan and she loved it. Used the $20 trick and got upgraded from regular room to corner suite. Surpassed my expectations, that's for sure.
     
  3. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Thanks for posting your trip report. I always wanted to return to stay a few days on the Boulder Strip, but haven't played enough to earn comps. I am planning to play at EC and ST, and after a planned hiatus from Vegas (12-15 months), I will likely be short on comps across the whole trip and will elect to stay a few nights at EC and/or ST. I also received excellent drink service at EC, and both casinos offer great VP paytables.
     
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