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Great times cp, wynn, the m

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by mare592, Jul 24, 2013.

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  1. mare592

    mare592 Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    We went from Chicago via Southwest with me, my husband, my brother and my 2 20 something sons. We had comped rooms from Harrahs, Wynn and The M Resort. We golf during the day and gamble at night and some mornings. We checked in at CP on July 8. It was quiet, no lines. I absolutely love traveling to LV during the week, when crowds are much more manageable. We used the $20 sandwich and got upgraded to the Palace Tower. The room was huge, clean and updated within the last few years. We had a pool view, and saw many young families enjoying the water. We ate at Bobby Flays, expensive but good, and had a fun night at Ramseys. Both places are very nice and pricey. We had breakfast every morning at the restaurant by checkin; we love the food and staff here, and make this part of our ritual, even when we don't stay at Caesars. The day we arrived, we golfed in the mountains up by Red Rock, and on the way home the brakes on our rental were obviously junk. Also the van sliding door almost came off. We returned to Hertz at the airport, and were offered an Escalade, but refused and got a Suburban for our trouble. We had 5 people and 4 sets of clubs, not including bags, so the Suburban worked great. My sons stayed at our comped room at Wynn. The place is still gorgeous and one of my favorite places to stay. They had a room with a roof view along with tree tops, but still very beautiful, and comped! The casino is clean, upscale and busy but not overly so. People were very nice and not as grungy as some you see around CP. We ate at ZooZa and the café; both were excellent although expensive. I absolutely love the Wynn, and cannot think of one negative to say. My boys walked daily to meet us at CP, and walk from Wynn to CP took about 1/2 hour. The morning walk was an easy one, but at night was packed with people and hard to navigate. We won't be doing this split again; just too far. We stayed our last 2 nights at The M. We have stayed here many times, and love it. We had 3 comped rooms, one in brothers name, one in mine and one in hubby's. The rooms are all clean, comfortable and gorgeous. Love the Bose radio so much I bought my own when I returned home. Toiletries are the best of anywhere we stayed, including Wynn. We had a roof top view with a peek of the strip, but that was fine with us. Beds are superb, although I think I liked CP mattresses and pillows better. Both places were right by the elevator, even though we didn't ask for this; just part of growing old I guess. Not a peep was heard at either place. We ate at the Buffet, Burger place and Hash House; all were fantastic, only one NOT comped was Hash House. The Buffet was even more excellent that I remember; again not very crowded, no wait at all to get in. We had coffee at the bakery by the elevator every morning; excellent bakery goods. The staff are tremendous and we will be back for sure. Now for the important stuff: gaming at all places we went to was about the same; I really cannot say any one was better or worse than the next. We did go to Cosmo, and did the $100 free play and lost immediately. We got free room offers as soon as we got home in the mail. My hubby got 3 wheatie Caesar heads and won the jackpot, I won on a big giant flaming 7;s, no big wins in VP unfortunately. We doubled our money playing high limit room VP, but quit while we were ahead. We also went to Mirage and ate at BLT, love it here. Mirage is still one of my very favorite places to stay, just waiting for free room offers. Went to Mandalay Bay~ forgot how gorgeous this place is. We will stay here soon. Also went to The Stratosphere so my boys could see the view; $18 bucks each. I did win some money while waiting for them. We also stopped into Pawn Stars, very small and not a whole lot of stuff. The art work is unbelievable. I wish I could afford to buy some paintings. Anyway, another wonderful trip. We ate and drank too much, gambled and lost, and won, and lost, and won. We came home with more than half our bankroll, so that is a good trip for us. That is including all our food, golf, etc. We are going back in the fall, just waiting for more room offers.
     
  2. VegasGarden

    VegasGarden Low-Roller

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    I appreciate the TR. SOunds like you had a great time. Cant wait for my sons to come of Vegas age.
     
  3. Fafa2e

    Fafa2e Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the trip report. Can you update with the golf courses you played and their conditions? Also, can you provide your opinion on the heat for golf?
     
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  4. ardee

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    Thanks for the report, mare592.

    I really love the Wynn too. Beautiful property.

    We were at the M for a VP tournament last week and had a great time.
    It was piggy-backed by a conference the husband had to attend for his work (At Venetian).
    I'm not that big of a fan of Hash House. We tried it once and it was enough for me. Big portions with so-so food and service.

    Anthony's Burgers and Brews was pretty tasty. I like the beer pairings with choice of burgers. Good stuff. :licklips:

    I think drink service at the M is always pretty solid too.

    *side note
    I'm not a fan of glycerine-based hand soaps like the M provides now.
    I always feel like my hands never really get clean and feel kind of coated after washing, even after I rinse for a long time.
    It's a matter of preference, I know. :peace:

    I do love Wynn's lemongrass scented toiletries. Nice scent and good soaps.

    Thanks again, and it's nice to hear you had a good time with your family.
     
  5. LV_Bound

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    Did your boys do any of the rides or free falls at the Stratosphere??
     
  6. breanna61

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    Sounds like a fantastic trip; I still haven't had the buffet at M but really should make a point of it as I hear only good things about it.
     
  7. mare592

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    We golfed at Primm twice, Wolf Creek, and Coyote Springs. The courses were all in great shape. We get rock bottom prices in the summer after 11 am. Sometimes we are the only idiots on the course!!
    It is hot, but not like on the strip surrounded by concrete. There is a nice breeze, and as long as you drink lots of water and put on lots of sunscreen you stay comfortable. We bring our own case of water and leave it in the car in a cooler on ice; if the course does not supply water we get our own. Hard to believe in LV but not all courses supply water.
     
  8. mare592

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    We eat at the buffet every trip if we can; for some reason it was the best ever this trip; not sure why. There were no lines, either. Last trip were absolutely packed lines with locals.
     
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    Believe it or not, they chickened out. My 26yo son is jumping out of planes in the army, but he didn't want to do any of the rides. My other son is 29, and he wanted no part of it. I am afraid of hts, so I cannot say too much. I can't even stand by the window to look down~ They have done the coaster @ NYNY I believe. It used to be free to view from the needle at Stratosphere, but for the last few years the prices keep rising.
     
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