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Green Valley Ranch Vs Red Rock

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Huddler, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. Huddler

    Huddler VIP Whale

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    I stayed at GVR a couple nights last spring but it was for business and I didnt get to really enjoy the casino. How does GVR compare to Red Rock? I recall the GVR walls were thin because I could hear every thrust and pant by the couple in the room beside me!:thumbsup: How do the blackjack rules, dealers, ambiance, rooms, staff, etc of the 2 places compare? I have been to RR but its been a few years and i have never stayed there for the night. I am thinking about staying at one of these for only a night or two on one of my trips this year and cant decide which one. I dont care about shopping, hiking, or anything outside of the casino. thanks!
     
  2. NandJfrmNJ

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    Since no one has answered, I'll give you my perspective. Can't tell you about table games b/c we don't play them. Both casinos have a large # of slots and all the newest ones although I think their slots are pretty tight (I never win anywhere so take that with a grain of salt!). I love GVR's rooms and we've never had a problem with thin walls but you've already seen those. RR room's are more modern in decor and maybe slightly larger. We have found that employees are friendly, in general, at RR but we have not had any personnel problems at either place. We usually get the type of room we ask for at both places. The casino seems livlier at RR

    We tend to alternate b/w the two places b/c we can't decide which we like better. Both pools are great and both have a spa pool which is mostly empty-don't think too many people know about them.

    If you've been following the thread about RR you already know that they have severely tightened their comp system and many people, including us, are pretty disgusted with the changes. We used to get lots of free buffets, invites to special events, 3x points, etc. and those have all but stopped. We just got a call from a casino host at RR telling us that things will be swinging back to "normal" so we'll see.

    Any other specific questions, I'll be happy to try to answer them.
     
  3. Huddler

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    Nan,
    Thanks for your response. I think I am going to spend a night or two at Red Rock. Like I said, I have been there and gambling in the casino, but its been awhile. I have never spent the night out there. I get a lot of free offers to stay there. Would you mind sending me a pm with your hosts name? Thanks again!
     
  4. Viva Las Vegas

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    I stayed at both last year, and enjoyed RR a lot more. The rooms were nicer (my GVR room had unfished bathroom tile work), and the casino areas were nicer as well. Both offer the same BJ odds, and when I was there both offered the same Full Pay VP games.

    I was able to back-end a comp after my prepaid RR stay. I didn't play enough at GVR to bother asking for a back comp. I did hit a $900 Quad w/ Kicker at GVR to turn a losing day into a profitable one. I broke even w/ VP at RR, but lost at the BJ tables (but was rated decent and thus the backend comp). Cocktail service was much better at RR, though I was mostly at tables and CS is generally better at table games.

    Given the choice, RR is my choice. The only factors to consider GVR over RR, at least for me, are if you wanted to stay closer to the airport or if you wanted walking access to a shopping mall.
     
  5. Juanito

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    I've never stayed at either one, but my wife played bingo at Red Rock and we bowled there. It was fun.

    But here's something I noticed about Red Rock: It has a Kids Quest area for kids and because it is off the strip near activities; it might have more kids than a place on the Strip.

    When we were there, we noticed a lot of people in University of Utah athletic gear, and of course their kids. If there are people from Utah involved, there are going to be lots of kids nearby.
     
  6. LAV

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    IMO, Red Rock is considered the top of the line of Station casinos.

    The rooms are larger, more modern, and just nicer than GVR.

    Also, there are a lot more dining options at RR. It also has a movie theater, bowling, etc.

    I have been to both about 2 times each, and I enjoyed RR much more.
     
  7. Flopitbaby

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    Ok I'll play devils advocate. GVR for me ! I've stayed at both and GVR was much more profitable and enjoyable. Everyone's tastes are different and I prefer GVR. What did I like better at GVR - The Spa, Pool, Sportsbook, view of Vegas and looser slots from my experience (which I'm sure differs from others).The choice is yours.
     
  8. RedRock702

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    Obiviously from my choice of screen name we can see that my opinions may be a little biased :) I just got back from my birthday week stay at RR.

    I've played at GVR (slots no table games) and admit they have a nice selection of machines. I'll maybe spend a night there just to see how the rooms compare to Red Rock.

    But for me Red Rock is my oasis in the desert. It's Nice and far from the lookey loos that dwell on the strip (roughly 12 miles from the airport).

    You can't help but to feel excited when you pull in through the main entrance knowing that an excellent casino experience awaits you. They have a lot of surface parking lots but also two parking structures. If you park in the east structure you can practically always get close parking to the entrance. The nice thing about the east entrance is that once you walk in you're not forced to go through the casino to get to your room AND there's really no obnoxious pumped in casino smell awaiting you (unlike the Palazzo, have you ever been there? BARF) Instead you have a choice :) You can head left and head to a hallway that leads to the elevators to your room OR you can go right and either go down the spiral staircase to the front desk, or you can head into the casino for some action.

    The rooms are a fairly decent size and the beds are the softest I've been on in Las Vegas. I like getting the canyon view rooms so I can look out to Red Rock Canyon or gaze down at the pool. The bathroom is also pretty awesome too as the tub is pretty enormous and has a TV for your viewing pleasure. The shower is nice and enclosed in clear glass AND they have some really nice robes for your use :)

    The casino is done nicely in earth tones and the environment is once that feels inviting and secure. Red Rock seems a lot more lit than GVR as they seem darker and more subdued. I'm a slot player but have been dabbling in the video poker and since I saw them offer $5 double deck blackjack maybe for my July trip I'll try other things instead. The bingo room is a lot of fun and the employees are extremely friendly and helpful. It's fun to play when the cashball jackpot is over 10,000.00.

    I could go on and on about the casino and even things to do in the area but I'm pretty sure I don't want to bore you all :)

    G
     
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