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Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by tommieb44, Dec 6, 2012.

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  1. tommieb44

    tommieb44 Newbie

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    I am heading to Vegas tomorrow and staying at MSS for the first time. I am driving. What are the parking options? Is it best to park and bring the luggage in with us, or check in first?

    Also, does MSS have any sort of fitness center or gym?

    Thanks for any help you can give me!
     
  2. Joe

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    No fitness center.

    3 options for parking.
    Across the street at the surface lot
    Parking structure at the north end of the property
    Valet at the south end of the property.

    To us the easiest is the surface lot. Just walk across Main St from the lot, enter the doors furthest to your right and check-in is straight ahead.

    Valet, you'll have to get your luggage all the way through the casino. Or bellman of course.

    The parking structure is always free. The surface lot is free if the gate is up. If there is an attendant in the booth, then you pay $3 and redeem the coupon at the cashier cage and get your money back.

    Parking structure does have elevators, so luggage isn't that big a deal, but still a shorter walk from the surface lot.
     
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    ernestoc33 Low-Roller

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    I've stayed at MSS a few times before. The first time we parked in the garage and walked our stuff down, not the best plan in July lol. The second time we used the free Valet and walked our stuff through the casino. After a half dozen trips to MSS we found the best plan. 1. Drop one person off at the check in entrance with the luggage and have the bellman come out and get your things. While that's done, you pull your car around to Valet and its easy peasy. Grab a $1 margarita on the way back to the bell desk to meet with your wife/or travel companion. After many trips here we've found this to be the easiest way. The staff is always friendly anyway, so you can't go wrong.

    Be sure to print out the 2-4-1 coupon for the buffet from vegasexperience.com
     
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    kbennett1oh Low-Roller

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    HI, we are headed to MSS tomorrow! We always park in the garage and walk our luggage to check in...it's not far at all...

    What do you play? My husband and I will most likely be camped out at the bar playing VP!:drunk:
     
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    We always use the parking garage on the north side ... keeps the car out of the sun. After you come down the garage elevator, it's only about 100 feet to the north doorway for the hotel lobby. You can also just pull your car up to that north doorway, unload your gear, do a quick u-turn back to the garage entrance, and park your car. Just remember what floor you are parked on .....
     
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    there is one option that nobody mentioned. There is a parking area (about 10 or so stalls) reserved for hotel checkins located on the north side of the MSS. This parking area is right along the wall next to Main St. and is reserved only for check ins. It takes only a few seconds to go from that parking area to the north entrance to the MSS. Parking is usually available there, I only see a car or two or three parked there at any time). Many people drive up to the north entrance, drop off their luggage and then park in that checkin parking area and move their car to the parking garage after they check in. If you go through valet you will have to lug your luggage through the casino to get to the hotel registration area (or have to wait for a bellman to take your luggage). Not a big deal but IMHO it is so much shorter to go through the north entrance since the hotel registration area is along the north wall of the MSS.

    IMHO there is usually lots of parking in the parking structure (except when there are events in the area). One little secret, if you drive along the north wall of the MSS between MSS and the parking structure there is a back entrance to the MSS parking structure. Most usually use the front entrance that faces main st to get into to the parking structure and don't know about the back entrance. Watch out, when you drive into the back entrance many of the first stalls are reserved so make sure you read the signs in front of the stalls before parking. I usually find open stalls using that back entrance. Be aware, the parking structure elevator is old and not very fast. Parking is usually free (except during special events) and I usually don't see an attendant at the structure (although security patrols the structure regularly).

    The lot across main street (used for overflows for MSS and the Cal) is also available but not covered. During the summer months I have gotten burned getting into a car that was parked in that open lot during the day, during the summer temps in the car left out in the open can be scorching.

    There is also an open lot right next to the MSS parking structure. This lot is usually used by MSS staff but you can also park there if the parking structure is full. This lot is right below the freeway overpass so your car will be covered (by the freeway overpass) from direct sunlight.
     
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    MSS has moved into #2 slot on my favorite buffets in Vegas list. We went with the 2 for 1 coupons and after paying $11 total for 2 weren't expecting much. We were WRONG. My brother and I decided we are going everytime we are in town now. The brisket was awesome.
     
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    Makikiboy is right on! we do typically park in those temporary spots while checking in as well! completely forgot about that!
     
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    good luck with your trip. make sure when you get back you comment on your checkin and parking and how things went. (don't forget the back entrance to the MSS parking structure, lol).
     
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    Regarding that "back" entrance to the parking garage ... you have to be VERY careful and slow when you approach that "entance", as it is narrow, and mostly used by people exiting from those lower areas. I have personally witnessed a couple close calls there.
     
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    I definitely will!!! thanks for all your helpful info!!
     
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    That's one of the main reasons we love this place. The large and very comfortable rooms help too. We always take two coupons to the Bconnected desk, as long as you do it separately you can each the 2-4-1 voucher.

    They were voted top 5 in all of Vegas by USA Today and the Vegas Review Journal.

    Try the pulled pork, best I've ever had.
     
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. Everything went smooth and had a great time on the trip!
     
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    So glad to hear you had a great time.
     
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