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Four Queens (South Tower) vs The D - Looser Comps and Better Stay?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by wishman35, Sep 2, 2015.

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  1. wishman35

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    Hello all - just deciding between my first solo downtown stay. I have always liked the Queens laid back feel but I am younger and do like the D's atmosphere. I am mostly a slot player and video poker. That said..

    What do you feel is the better property for easier comps from low rolling slot and video poker play and which is the better hotel room? I know the D is newly refreshed but still basic and the Deluxe room at Queens in still basic also.

    They are next to each other so no big deal in going from one to the other but I would rather give my play to one place and hang out at the other. Any thoughts? Only staying 3 nights but it's my first solo trip.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. DaiLun

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    IMHO, definitely the D.
     
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    Comps flow easier? Or room preference? I see you are doing the Queens in a few months as well. Can you elaborate? Thanks!
     
  4. MrBBonz

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    I feel like the D gives better/easier comps than 4 queens. I stopped giving much play to the 4Q though since last time I was there they made a big deal of me cashing in a few hundred dollars ( kept asking where I was playing like I was cheating lol ).
     
  5. mwig

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    My honest answer is that it depends what you are looking for in a comp.

    1. Both places freely comp rooms and the rooms at the D are nicer with better temp control. I don't spend much time in the room so this is not a huge factor for me.
    2. 4Q gives more free play. This is important to me as it is more of a hard comp than food.
    3. 4Q no longer comps food upfront except on high end offers. I have $50 in food on my next stay but this is a first since they changed the comp system.
    4. The D does give upfront food comps but IMHO they are worth less than stated value. I say this because the food option are Coney dogs, limited hours coffee shop and Andiamo's. The coffee shop has close to strip prices so comparing to Magnolia's at four queens the comp dollars only go about 50-70% as far. The hours of the coffee shop irritate me every time. My wife is diabetic and often needs a late night snack. Need something to eat at 11pm? Coney dog it is.

    The 4 Q comp account builds at a rate of .625% so $6.25 for every $1000 through the machine. Honestly no need for upfront food comps at that accrual rate. It builds faster than we can spend and we have started going to Hugo's every trip. Basically, it's a matter of preference. If I feel like playing deuces, NSUD upstairs at the D is a great spot. 9/6 JOB and 10/7 DB at 4Q is a great option. JOB is over 100% factoring in CB and comps. I like both properties a lot so it is kind of a coin flip but I tend to stay at 4Q when I am alone and at the D when I am with my wife.
     
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    IMHO, the comps are better at the D. However, that being said,they have had "turnover" of many of the hosts, and mine has moved to DTG.

    Before I had a "no play" day, which my host said "shouldn't hurt me", I was getting:

    4 nights a month (weekends included) resort fee free
    $100 twice a month in slot play
    $150/month in Food (three $50 vouchers)
    two $50 match play

    At this time, I've "graduated" from Downtown, but would stay at the D or DTG if I have need to return.
     
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    I stayed at 4Q twice, and haven't stayed there since. I would play BJ/Craps, and some VP/Slots. Gave almost all my play to them, and just visited the other casinos DT. I played at The D for about 2 hours at craps(won about $500).
    Well, next trip came, and 4Q would only do a BOGO at casino rates. The D gave me 3 free nights without blinking. So, I've stayed there ever since. I just get a lot better offers from The D with the same amount of play.

    And, like DaiLun said, they just lost a lot of their hosts. I've emailed my new one, and either he's really busy, or just not as personal as my last ones. Guess we'll see how it goes long term. But, as long as they keep comping my stay, and some of my food, guess I can't complain too bad.
     
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