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Four Nights at The Signature

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by RPadTV, May 30, 2015.

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  1. RPadTV

    RPadTV Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    I just finished a four-night stay at The Signature. The goals for the trip were lots of pool time with a little bit of video poker mixed in. It was a good stay, partially because of The Cosmopolitan.

    The Signature's location was exactly what I wanted for this particular trip. It's convenient for the MGM pools. When those get too crowded and/or obnoxious, the three pools at The Signature are relatively quiet.

    The one-bedroom suite I had was mixed. The room is large and mostly well appointed. The refrigerator was fantastic, though I only used it for several two-liters of Coke Zero. The bed had nice sheets, but the mattress was old. The master bathroom had a marvelous tub that can comfortably fit two. The terrace was mostly useless; there weren't even chairs to sit on. Walking to the casino floor from Tower 3 took me around 12 minutes, while walking to the Cosmopolitan took about 20 up Harmon.

    There were a few things about The Signature that bothered me. The desk clerk did not properly add my Hyatt number and made a mistake with my room charge CC. I had to fix both issues the next day. Maid service did not give me my two free bottles of water on my last full day and the Internet speeds were atrocious. Considering the absurd resort fee, I expect my free waters every day and somewhat reasonable WiFi speeds.

    I played a little 9/6 JoB at the MGM -- one two-hour session and one one-hour session. The drink service in the High Limit Room was disappointingly inconsistent. I wanted to get a third session in on my last full day, but all the 9/6 JoB machines were taken when I wanted to play.

    On my flight in, I received a deck of Cosmopolitan coupon cards from United. I took a walk up Harmon to sign up for Identity and get my $25 in free play. I turned it into $70 on some reel slots, but promptly went through $100 in 9/6 JoB, to hopefully get some future offers. The next day, I received an email from Cosmopolitan for $35 in free play. It was pretty much lather and repeat -- walk up Harmon, turned $35 into $90, and lost $100 in video poker. I did enjoy my time in the casino and the drink service was very good. Hopefully I'll get some kind of offer in the future, as I'd like to spend more time there.

    Meals were mostly boring -- a couple of MGM buffet stops and one delicious meal at Craftsteak. I tried Shake Shack for the first time, but was disappointed; I rather have Five Guys or In-n-Out. Thanks to these boards, I made a trip to Sambalatte at The Monte Carlo. This became a daily (at least) walk for me, as the company makes some of the best coffee I've had on the Strip. Sambalatte uses Alphan Dominche brewers and fresh beans. The results were great. The downside to using such technologically advanced brewers is that the machine was down on my last day and I had to "settle" for a very good Americano.

    I got lots of relaxing pool time during the trip, both at the MGM pool and the Signature pools. I'd stay at Signature again if pooling was a priority, but otherwise I'd skip it. I'm half-tempted to stay at Monte Carlo just to start of my mornings brilliantly and conveniently at Sambalatte. Otherwise, I'm hoping for a nice Cosmo offer in the near future.

    Shoot me any questions you have!
     
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Nice summary!

    At Cosmo do you recall what coin in you cycled through the 9/6 JoB that first day? Any coin in on the slots beyond the freeplay? I'm a bit surprised they gave you $35 free play the very next day for just losing $100. Makes me wonder if I shouldn't have blown my $100 loss rebate (RIP) in 8 minutes when I first signed up there. Lol
     
  3. RPadTV

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    No coin-in on slots after my free play session was done. For the JoB, I earned 41 points, which I believe is $246 coin-in for video poker. I was very surprised to see the $35 offer too. I had no intention of going back to Cosmo this trip and was only marginally interested in going back ever. I did enjoy the few hours I spent in the casino and the drink servers were great, so I'll be back if I get any kind of an offer.
     
  4. BiGP

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    Glad to read you had a relaxing time. What did you order at CraftSteak?
     
  5. captainron62

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    I had a similar experience last Feb. I had a good VP session with BayouBengal, I lost about $160 or $180 during the session I believe and the next day I had $65 in free play. I put it in a random slot and won $80 back and put it in my pocket!
     
  6. RPadTV

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    I had an 18-ounce NY Wagyu and really enjoyed it. My friend had an A5 Wagyu filet and enjoyed it, but felt it wasn't worth the premium price.
     
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