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Main Street Station or California

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Paulie_D, Sep 20, 2013.

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  1. Paulie_D

    Paulie_D Tourist

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    I'm booked into MSS for a couple of days in early November but I've just discovered that it doesn't have in-room internet. (I know but I just assumed...oops)

    I'm a connected kind of guy and while I could manage without it...I wouldn't like it.

    I'm considering switching to the California which does have internet access (as part of a resort fee). EDIT- Nope apparently no resort fee.

    Are there any gotchas that I should be aware of with the California?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Turtleman

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    Unless they just changed things and ruined my day, none of the three downtown Boyd properties have resort fees! I don't believe any of them have free Internet (MSS used to next to their player's club), but I know the Fremont's wireless (for a fee) works great.

    We prefer staying at the Cal over MSS, mainly to eliminate train noise, but that's probably a minority opinion. I won't comment on the restaurants and casino, as everything is easily accessible without going outside regardless where you're staying.

    Why don't you call and ask? That's what we did a year ago when we were told the Fremont had gotten wi-fi, but we weren't sure.
     
  3. Joe

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    Believe me, if the Cal has a resort fee we would have heard about it.:evillaugh
     
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  4. Paulie_D

    Paulie_D Tourist

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    Ohhh...even better.

    I don't mind paying for connectedness...:thumbsup:

    Not worried about restaurant choices....the room is primarily for sleeping but I do have to keep up with a minimum of web surfing, blogging etc, etc. in the UK

    Wi-fi isn't essential but internet is...if you know what I mean.
     
  5. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    MSS now has in-room internet.

    I was able to use the free downtown WiFi signal at the Cal last trip, but I couldn't connect at MSS and had to pay.
     
  6. northerngirl

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    (Erik had texted us when he arrived three days earlier to let us know that he was getting free internet in the room via LV.Net. Even though we were both in the west tower, Tammy and I were unable to access it. We were on the 22nd floor and Erik on the 16th floor. However, we were able to use the internet at the pool which is on the 13th floor. Obviously, next year, we will request a lower floor.)

    This is from my trip report....My sister and son (Erik) spent seven nights at the CAL the first part of August. Erik said from his room, the free Internet was as fast as his home Internet. My sister and I thought the same when accessing the Internet from the 13th floor (which really isn't the 13th....maybe the 7th?)

    Hope this helps. Have a great trip!
     
  7. Joe

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    They actually have had it for years for a fee. The frugal among us just went downstairs and used the free service. Sorry to say it is now gone.:cry:
    iirc the in-room WiFi at MSS is $9.99 per day.
     
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  8. Joe

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    Paulie, I didn't mean to confuse you, I was making a joke. I don't think the Cal has a resort fee, but they also charge for WiFi unless you can pick up the free service from the Fremont St area.
     
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  9. ruralhipster

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    To be honest if you were really a connected guy wouldn't you be able to access the internet through the data plan on your phone? Sorry if that sounds a bit harsher than I meant but in this day and age if you want to stay connected, you are connected for the most part.

    I'm far from a connected guy but I keep a $3/day plan going on T-mobile for the once or twice a year I'm in the states. I got tired of hunting for MacDonalds and Starbucks just to check my email and look at a map and for the price of 1 day of internet access in a Vegas hotel I get a weeks worth and no more hunting for payphones.
     
  10. Paulie_D

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    I have an unlimited data plan on my phone for 30 days (as I'm coming from the UK)...but it's not exactly great as a wi-fi hotspot to connect to my laptop.

    It's ideal for surfing on the move and the social media stuff but the speed just isn't there for proper laptop use. It'll do in a pinch but otherwise...nah!

    Ever tried writing a 2 page blog article on your phone!? :)

    Anyway, it seems from some of the comments(if I'm reading correctly) that MSS does have WIRED internet in the rooms...so that's OK.
     
  11. Joe

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    I've never paid for MSS internet, but I don't recall seeing "wired" connections in the rooms. Just the $9.99 WiFi service if that matters.
     
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    atcmurph Watcher Of The Skies

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    Yes, this is correct. I used it last May.
     
  13. Paulie_D

    Paulie_D Tourist

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    Excellent...thanks to everyone for their information.

    I can breathe easier. :beer:
     
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    I just recently stayed at the MSS facing the Plaza and was more annoyed from sounds from the loading dock in the early morning compared to the train.
     
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