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Gold Coast or Southpoint

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Canuckguy, Apr 5, 2014.

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  1. Canuckguy

    Canuckguy Tourist

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    I am heading with friends to Vegas in August. When everyone arrives we are staying at Planet Hollywood where my friends and I have status. However, due to use or lose vacation time at work, I am going to be out there 2 days before everyone else and I wanted to stay off the strip. I narrowed my choices to SouthPoint and Gold Coast. Does anyone have a strong feeling for either hotel?
     
  2. jackincols

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    I'm staying two days at GC shortly. Main reason is I could only get 5 nights comped at Harrahs and I'm going to be out there 10 days.

    I chose GC for 2 reasons. A. It's close to Palms. B. Easy to get to the Strip via shuttle. Oh, and C. it was comped. While nice, Southpoint is a little out in the boonies for me. Only 1 thing I don't like about GC. No inroom safes.:grrr:
     
  3. DrLect

    DrLect Low-Roller

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    We prefer South Point because they have more low limit table games than Gold Coast. Their dealers and pit bosses are friendly and helpful.

    Video Poker is probably a wash.

    SP's pool facilities are far superior. The GC pool is fairly small and located right next to the building behind the casino.

    SP's restaurant selection is probably better as they still have a coffee shop vs. Gold Coast's TGIFridays. Breakfasts at the latter seem like an afterthought.

    If you don't have access to wheels, you may feel stuck at SP.
     
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  4. WHIVGOYTUBE

    WHIVGOYTUBE MIA

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    WOW, you're sitting on a Gold Mine of an experience here! :thumbsup:

    Why not turn your 2 day pre strip vacation into a South Vegas experience.

    You know the strip, been there..... done that ....(and you will do that for X days).

    How about staying at the Southpoint and checking out the Silverton and M Resort over your two day stay?

    Taxi costs cannot be that bad from Southpoint to either of those two locations. And the Southpoint in right in the middle of the two, perfect!

    Southpoint for the first night.

    Silverton for day #2 afternoon (plus they have Bass Pro Shops to kill some time). Then back to home base for dinner.

    M-Resort for Night number 2. Also read the M-resort buffet is excellent stuff!

    You have a golden opportunity to check this area of Vegas out.

    Please, if you drink, no driving. Taxi's may cost some, but so cheap compared to a LV DUI.

    Have fun deciding... Something old, or something new.. :biker:
     
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  5. Smo

    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

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    SouthPoint for sure. Yeah, the location is somewhat isolated if you don't have wheels, but they do have everything you need right there.
    64 lane bowling alley, 16 screen movie theater with $5 movie Tuesdays, tons of food choices. Over 3000 slots, and the biggest Video Poker selection around. Buffet is great. Not Bellagio great, but better than Trashy Castle's buffet for sure.
    The rooms are clean and quiet. Liquor prices in the gift shop are cheap.

    You're only 7 miles South of MGM and the main part of the strip. M Resort is just a few miles South of there if you wanna see it.
     
  6. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Both offer nice rooms, but South Point rooms are nicer IMO (4 star vs. 3 star). The casinos are somewhat similar, though South Point seems a bit more smokey. Low minimum BJ and FP Video Poker can be found at both. South Point has a poker room. The Chinese place in Gold Coast is excellent.

    Gold Coast is better if you want quick access to the Strip. South Point offers a free shuttle to/from airport, and also a shuttle to/from the North and South Strip.

    I concur on checking out Silverton and M Resort, and if you drive you can also check out Green Valley Ranch and Sunset Station in Henderson.
     
  7. 4dazeoff

    4dazeoff Low-Roller

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    Another vote for South Point! Good Luck!:beer:
     
  8. oldcrabtom

    oldcrabtom Low-Roller

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    I concur.........South Point ! Rah, rah !!......:beer:
     
  9. WHIVGOYTUBE

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    It would be nice if you would come back and let us know what you have decided to do.

    Inquiring minds want to know. :wave:
     
  10. leo21

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    I'm partial to Gold Coast but even with renovated rooms, there will always be a bit of a motel element to it. I enjoyed playing at South Point but there is something about it that came of sterile to me. My impression is that it would have better rooms and I agree that it would be a good base to explore the far south casinos.
     
  11. franknic

    franknic Low-Roller

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    Southpoint for sure

    Especially VP wise and food wise. GC has gotten very down from what I can tell. Would appear not a nickel into the place in many years. Southpoint also has far better cocktail girls outfit wise......fffffar better
     
  12. leo21

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    Gold Coast has renovated all their hotel rooms by now and rumor was they were starting a casino renovation last fall.
     
  13. westie

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    Having stayed at both places, here are the pluses for the South Point

    1) Casino/hotel is much newer
    2) More 99% video poker games
    3) Nightly entertainment
    4) More restaurant options
    5) Better breakfast buffet
    6) Slot club return - 0.30% vs 0.10%
    7) Rooms are larger (550 sf vs 450 sf)
    8) Bathrooms are much larger
    9) Active showroom plus a lounge
    10) Less smoke
    11) Better restaurants (an exception being GC's Ping Pang Pong which is excellent)
    12) Funbook per person at check-in
    13) Much nicer pool area
    14) Spa
    15) 42' LED vs 32' LCD TV
    16) In room safe
    17) Separate sports book and race book - both with better screens
    18) 75 cent hot dogs!
    19) Graveyard special in coffee shop
    20) Much better bar top video poker
     
  14. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    GC is older but not old enough to have Vegas character. So its age is a minus. I hate its linear casino layout.

    SP is a little antiseptic or generic in feel, and it can be full of kids at times, but it is better in most if not all of the ways Westie mentions.
     
  15. makikiboy

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    The OP IMHO didn't give much information on his stay, such as if he will have a car or not. If no car then the GC might be a better stay. If the OP will have a car then SP might be worth the extra drive and stay.

    I know that many love SP (esp over the GC) but not having a car would be a major factor to not stay there, JMHO.

    I stay mostly downtown so SP is far away and I probably would never stay there, again JMHO.
     
  16. breanna61

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    My feelings are exactly as Jack stated. The rooms at GC, though small, are completely renovated. If they'd only put in safes!
     
  17. jrinct1

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    Can go either way here. I would stay at the GC because ya have other casinos nearby. If ya have wheels and that's not an issue....than South point might do it for me.
     
  18. specialmemory

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    Definitely South Point. Nicer rooms, nicer pool, better casino!
     
  19. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    South point rooms are very nice and quite large. If money is being paid, South Point would get my vote for lots of reasons. If comps are in play, I have to opt for free. I don't hate Gold Coast that much.
     
  20. sweetcanadian

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    have not been to SP but we got the "upgraded" room at GC and was completely fine with it. I had a marketing comp from home for 2 nights and they did not charge me the $10 per night difference. The buffet was good for both breakfast & prime rib dinner. 5.99 + 9.99 respectively was awesome. I actually liked the pool, no kids when we were there, it was +30 outand it was nice & relaxing.
     
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