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Golden Gate vs. Downtown Grand vs. El Cortez Suites

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by dis220, Jun 8, 2015.

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  1. dis220

    dis220 Tourist

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    I'm trying to decide between these three properties and leaning towards a big suite at the El Cortez Cabana Suites just because the price is just too good to ignore (around $40 for the big suite, including resort fee). The DG and GG rooms/suites are at least twice that, including much higher resort fees. And I don't like the Fremont noise that probably comes with the GG. Is there any reason not to go for the EC given the ridiculous deal it seems to be?
     
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  2. jimboguy

    jimboguy Blubbery Whale

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    The Cabana suites at the El Cortez are decent enough rooms, but I don't know that they truly fit the definition of a suite. To me, a suite means the living room area is separate from the bedroom area. You won't find that to be the case with the Cabana suites. Rather, the Cabana suites are one room. The Cabana suites include the Junior Suite and the Super Suite. The Super Suite includes a loveseat and is a bit bigger room than the Junior Suite. The suite at DTG will give you a bedroom separate from the living area.

    That being said, $40 for the Super Suite at the El Cortez Cabana Suites is a great deal. Are you pretty familiar with downtown? One thing to be aware of is that the Cabana Suites are across the street from the El Cortez casino. To me this is kind of a perk (kind of like an exclusive entrance), but some folks consider it an inconvenience to have to walk across the street after checking in.
     
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    I have been staying at the EC Cabana Suites for several years. The large suite is just a much larger room. It does have a small couch and table that the smaller one does not. I rather prefer the smaller room because the TV is a lot closer to the bed. :)

    The only downside I could see anyone having with the EC is that it does require a short walk to get to the other downtown casinos. It is about a 1/2 mile from the EC to the Plaza, so if mobility is an issue, the EC might not be the best choice for some. But then again, a 1/2 is less then the distance it takes to walk from one caisno to another on the strip. ;)
     
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    63hearts Low-Roller

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    Staying at the suite at GG, my understanding is that they are on the opposite side of the property from FSE and they all view south making them nice and quiet, we'll see.
     
  5. GeorgeG

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    The suites at the GG that I have stayed in are at the back on the property facing the valet. They are one large room but are very nice. The shower is huge with great water pressure, a rain head and a regular hand held shower head. They also have a fridge for you to use. Great bed and very quite room.
     
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    marksind Low-Roller

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    Just stayed in a suite at the Downtown Grand for the first time last night. We've stayed there four times previously in the regular rooms. The suite was two rooms; a bedroom and a living room with sofa, easy chair, coffee table, another TV, small refrigerator, a couple of other pieces of furniture and another bathroom. It was essentially two of their regular rooms joined together and outfitted differently. It was on the west side of the west tower. Very quiet, and nice for the money. I'll post some pictures once I've downloaded them.
     
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