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Green Valley Ranch

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by davidcyndi, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. davidcyndi

    davidcyndi Low-Roller

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    Where is the love for this place? We were planning on going to Red Rock but our dates weren't available so we decided on gvr. So those who have been fill me in. How is the casino? We play slots, in your opinion did they have a good selection?
     
  2. vdarrell

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    Also interested on feed back on GVR as we are booked for two nights here in August
    Looking forward to staying here before spending our usual 5-7 day strip visit

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    Also interested on feed back on GVR as we are booked for two nights here in August
    Looking forward to staying here before spending our usual 5-7 day strip visit
     
  3. LVHooked

    LVHooked High-Roller

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    We stayed one night of our last trip, thru myvegas, we both really liked it. My wife plays slots and she did ok it's big so there's lots of choices. Very nice room, great service from everyone we dealt with. Would definitely stay again.
     
  4. M_ILIS

    M_ILIS High-Roller

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    Not sure about slot selection but the number of video poker variants is astounding. I love the whole place. The hotel has a very refined, high-end feel, albeit more traditional decor than Red Rock.
     
  5. TomTWI

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    I've never stayed at GVR just visited a couple times. I don't play slots so can't comment of them but they do have good VP selection.

    I do recommend the BBQ ribs place in the shopping center. You can walk over even. I think the name was Lucille's.

    TomTWI
     
  6. jamesxnj

    jamesxnj VIP Whale

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    Stayed there on a comp last September and liked it.I know I must have been put into one of the cheapest rooms by the offer on my previous play there.
    It was the East Tower and after check-in had to walk outside past the pool with my bag to find the room.A maid helped me with the elevator..Room # was 8^^^ but Ist floor or something..OK? Thought I had gone the wrong way or something..(Mostly entire stay)..

    Then since no coffee maker in the room...meant getting presentably dressed in the am to get to the Starbucks/casino..Let's see if I recall it now it...
    Left turn leaving room...hallway walk to elevator..Casino floor..long hallway walk to casino doors..make a left and Starbucks in sight (With mini-binoculars)..
    Return to room with room key in hand as you need it twice leaving the casino doors and getting back into the room holding 2 coffees etc..
    Note to self- Buy a cheap coffee maker next trip for the room...I swear it takes a half an hour to accomplish!

    But that said the property is nice,room was nice,employees fine,gambling is what it is but the VP is better than the strip and I would assume the slots are also..It's more of a locals place which is nice..no younger element hanging in groups and mis-behaving you see elsewhere..
    Stayed there 3 days and I don't think I saw the entire gaming floor as I was planted at the Sportsbook..
    And plan to be again very soon with another comped deal this Sept.. Wishing you all great trips ahead! James
     
  7. sindustry

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    Pleepleus may be able to chime in...he has practically been living there for the past month.
     
  8. davidcyndi

    davidcyndi Low-Roller

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    Very nice replies guys!! Keep the info rolling. We've always stayed at Caesars Palace or Hotel 32. Last trip we really enjoyed visiting and playing at places off strip so we figured why not stay off strip. How is the area around the hotel? Things to do? Is the valet fast? or should we park ourselves? How crowded does check in and check out get? Is the east tower really that difficult to go to and from?
     
  9. LVHooked

    LVHooked High-Roller

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    Valet was fast for us, we stayed in a east tower room, and it is far but no worse then most strip casinos.
     
  10. dankyone

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    I really like the place as a low key break from the Strip. Everything moves a bit slower and is much less crowded. The entire valet/checkin process is much quicker and easier than one of the giant places on the strip. The place has a somewhat upscale feel, is well maintained, and offers great VP. They often offer large suites as paid upgrades at a substantial discount to what it would cost to book them.

    Restaurants are nothing special but much cheaper than the strip. Pool and spa are nice. There is an outdoor mall with Whole foods nearby and the overall area is attractive residential. There is a movie theater within GVR. I remember the rooms as very dark and quiet which is great. Many older locals who smoke heavily is a drawback to me. Some are skilled BJ and VP players, others think they are and aren't afraid to tell you so. If you like talking about today's gaming scene, you will find plenty of people ready to do so. Drink service is good, I especially like the wine at the HL bar, which has $1 VP games so not really high limit at all.
     
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  11. davidcyndi

    davidcyndi Low-Roller

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    I have read the reviews on yelp and expedia and most say to stay in the west tower facing the strip. Think a slide of a 50 will get a better room upgrade? Good to hear about the speed of valet and check in.
    Danky-thanks for the great info much appreciated.

    Also the station card we got a Red Rock will work at GVR right?
     
  12. LVHooked

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    If I remember right, and few days before we stayed I received an e-mail with a cheap up grade offer. But we were only staying one night so I didn't bother.
     
  13. dankyone

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    They seem to be all about selling the upgrades via email and at the front desk. $50 or less will easily get you the view you want, and $100 a decent suite. These are legit upgrade fees, not a $20 trick type of thing. If you want to upgrade, go for it--it seemed like the upgrade fees were also pretty easy to get comped off at the end.

    Yes, all the stations casinos use the same players card. Iirc, points earned on VP are .003%, triple what most properties offer. It adds up quickly if you are a big machine player. They can be taken as comps or cash at the same rate.
     
  14. azbob

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    Use the valet or garage park yourself...you don't want to be in the sun. We have found the GVR to be near the bottom in terms of service at the Stations casinos. It is very nice there, but the player card kiosks are often out of order, the café has decent food, but very bad service and it is not very easy to get a drink when you are on the machines.

    It is a nice property and you have two mall areas for shopping within walking distance including "The District" which has several options. The walkable BBQ place IS Lucille's as the late BB King once had an interest...also a PF Changs that is walkable. The other highlight is the just opened Pizza Rock. If you are there on a Wednesday you can get 15% off plus a free Starbucks and a slot tournament. They have a movie theater too plus a nice sportsbook. Seafood restaurant is OK...not great if you have choice although you should checkout the Happy Hour at Hank's steakhouse.

    All in all not a bad property...just have had some bad customer experiences there so we take advantage of other properties in the area since we live in Henderson.
     
  15. NandJfrmNJ

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    We have stayed at GVR many times and love the place. It is penny slot heaven (like all station casinos). The VP is good and they have lots of 10 nickle VP which I enjoy playing. The pool area is beautiful but when there are lots of kids around we go to the spa pool which we mostly have to ourselves. They have FREE coffee in the lobby, a big plus for me. It can be confusing getting to the rooms but they are nicely decorated, very clean and the beds are heavenly. We like the buffet there but prefer the one at RR; for $12.99 you can't go wrong. When we were there in April they upgraded us to a patio room. It was heavenly sitting out there having our morning coffee. It's not a very tall hotel (maybe four floors?) so you can't get a "high" room but do ask for a strip view. I agree about seeing a lightening storm facing the strip-awesome but rare. It's pretty laid back so if that's your thing, you'll love it there.
     
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  16. eaglejohn

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    Since we got the room(myvegas) 2 nights free and no resort fee. We opted to do an upgrade to balcony king, since our last 2 nights in Vegas($34 a night). Has anyone had this room type? view? If not worth it I can revert back to regular room.
     
  17. jjaros

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    GVR is one of my favorite casinos in Vegas. I've been going there since they opened and they have had very little changes in the quality of gambling (one of the better for slots and vp). Very little difference in GVR and Red Rock, although RR rooms are probably a little better (newer), but not by much. Restaurants are pretty similar, although they still haven't opened all the new ones as of my last trip in April. Hank's is one of the better steak houses, and I like their Grand Cafeteria.(Open 24 hrs.--good food)
     
  18. Lhammer28

    Lhammer28 High-Roller

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    I did a Bingo bash there in 2013 ( I was Prego and hubby was working so I needed something to occupy my time lol )
    I LOVED this place.
    didnt need them but the CWs were awesome!
    Valet was great, very quick.
    Buffet was awesome really good, surprisingly. A lot of variety, even for lunch!
    Made my hubby go there after his conference one night, he LOVED it, We both did very well in BJ, The dealer we had, tho, was kind of a jerk. We both won, so it shouldnt matter, right?
    Slots were great, the only place I won on Slots, tables AND bingo!!
     
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  19. Nikkid21

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    Visited for the first time yesterday to use a myvegas offer. A few obs

    Really nice casino, not smokey and clean. A fair amount of full pay vp and friendly dealers. Played $10 pai gow poker with a dollar minimum on fortune and progressive. Also had $5 bj, $10 roulette and free bet bj.

    bingo room segregates smokers in a glass bubble. Bar in bingo hall and 2 drinks with session buy in. Ok choice of bottled beer and Cabernet wasn't too rough.

    Burgers from grand cafe were cooked medium as ordered and were tasty. 2 burgers with fries and 2 cokes only came to $30.

    Pool area had padded loungers and free umbrellas (nice change from the strip) . Overrun with kids on a dance competition but it looked like there was an adult pool with cabanas.

    Seriously considering a stay there rather than the strip next time we go to Vegas. Beats the golden nugget (our usual off strip choice) by miles.
     
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  20. vdarrell

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    Thanks everyone for the reviews of GVR
    Looking forward to our upcoming trip in August
    We are using MyVegas rewards for two nights and using MyVegas rewards for buffet both days plus we are taking the LVA coupons