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El Cortez - Cabana Super Suite vs. Jacuzzi Suites (standard and designer)?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by PopsOLA, Sep 10, 2014.

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  1. PopsOLA

    PopsOLA Low-Roller

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    So this trip to Vegas we booked downtown because my mom and dad are staying downtown and it just makes it easier for us. Generally speaking we still like to party but a few years back El Cortez retrieved my daughters picture that we had left behind and mailed it over night to us without a question. Since then I devote at least 50% of my bankroll to them on principal alone, they won me over!

    I booked the Plaza for my dad and mom and El Cortez Cabana Super Suites for the wife and I. I went to their website and noticed in the Tower they have Jacuzzi Suites. They have their standard suite with a Jacuzzi and then they have designer suites with a Jacuzzi. We called reservations and they said that would not be covered with my comp however I could upgrade to that for $30/night for the Standard or $60/night for the Designer. A tad confusing being that online has the designer suites cheaper then the standard suites but I told them OK and I would call them back.

    Has anyone stayed in these Jacuzzi suites? I know when I stayed in the Tower before ... the smell of smoke was heavy even in the non-smoking rooms... is that also the case in the Jacuzzi suites?

    Has anyone tried the $20 trick at El Cortez and has it worked? It sounded like the reservation lady couldn't do it even if she wanted to so I don't know if they have that option at the front desk during check-in anways.
     
  2. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    $20 trick doesn't work at the EC. I tried it in June and the girl at the front desk wouldn't accept it. She did ask her boss and upgraded me to a suite in the vintage rooms though. I paid (through a third party site) for a (cheap) standard room so it was great they upgraded me to a vintage room suite (room was bigger than the standard room).

    You could always ask about available room upgrades (couldn't hurt to ask) when checking in but no guarantees.

    I tried the $20 trick to get an upgrade to the tower rooms but the front desk girl said that I would have to pay $30 a night more if I wanted to move to the tower rooms.

    The tower is supposed to be entirely non smoking. When checking into the tower rooms they do warn you that you will be billed if it is found that you smoked in your tower room. Unfortunately when I stayed there a year or more ago I did notice some cig smoke coming in from the bathroom window. I think some people staying in the tower still try to get away with smoking, some by smoking near the open windows (a small one in the bathroom), others only smoking in the bathrooms and others don't really care and smoke in the room. If you have a smoke problem best to ask to move, hopefully they can find you a smoke free room. You an also ask if they can febreeze your room, sometimes the room can have a "stale" smell. Unfortunately after allowing smoking in the towers for so many years it is hard to completely rid the tower of the smoke smell.

    Hope you have a car, it is kind of a hike to get to the Plaza regularly, esp when you have to go back and forth to meet with your parents. Luckily when you show your room key you can park in the adjacent EC parking lot for free. They have a guard at the parking lot entrance, only allowing hotel guests and people with EC player's cards free parking. They had a problem with people going to the container park and various clubs in the area parking at the EC so now they have guard at the entrance.
     
  3. MoneyToBurn

    MoneyToBurn Low-Roller

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    I've stayed in a standard jacuzzi suite before. The room was right in front of the elevators and ice machine, so that could be good or bad, view was of the cabana building across the street. Larger room, a big sectional chesterfield in front of a tv, but still one big room. Same bathroom, same old furniture. I didn't smell any smoke in mine, and I was on the fourth floor.

    I was upgraded without asking. I had booked a standard king comp and they upgraded me at check-in. I think it is a great place, too. Love the free ride back to the airport. I usually stay on the strip for a few nights, then the last three at El Co.

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    I've stayed in a standard jacuzzi suite before. The room was right in front of the elevators and ice machine, so that could be good or bad, view was of the cabana building across the street. Larger room, a big sectional chesterfield in front of a tv, but still one big room. Same bathroom, same old furniture. I didn't smell any smoke in mine, and I was on the fourth floor.

    I was upgraded without asking. I had booked a standard king comp and they upgraded me at check-in. I think it is a great place, too. Love the free ride back to the airport. I usually stay on the strip for a few nights, then the last three at El Co.
     
  4. thenuke1

    thenuke1 High-Roller

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    Super suite dont expect a giant 2 room suite ... its just a standard room with a bit more leg room... you walk in and theres alot of space but past the hotel room its just a standard room. The bathroom is also bigger.

    im thinking of either room for Nov.
     
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