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NY NY, Casino Royale, Main St Station

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by magland, Apr 14, 2009.

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  1. magland

    magland Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    My trip report for April 8-11. My wife and I stayed at NY NY in a Park Ave room. It was nice and clean, but pretty small. The check in line was long, about 30 minutes. I didn't expect that kind of wait on a Wed, especially with the supposedly downturn in visitors. We had smoke issues with our first room, and played the musical room thing for an hour. We decided to forget about the view and king bed, and took a room just to drop our luggage and go gambling.

    We rented a car for the trip and did a little hopping around the first night. Ended up at Casino Royale. I like the 100 hand poker machines. The normally good drink service was rather disappointing. I saw our waitress 3 times in about 2 hours. Tipped her $5 the first time, and didn't see her again for almost an hour. In the meantime, I had gone to the bar to get my own drinks. We returned the next night and had the same results. If I wanted a drink, I had to go to the bar to get it. I don't think it was really the waitresses faults, I only saw a few around. My standard "get drunk place" really let me down. Nothing like gambling and paying for drinks. We never went back. The sad part is, out of all the casinos we gambled in, Casino Royale had the worst service. A complete opposite from my last few trips.

    We checked out Toby Keith's bar in Harrahs. It was pretty dead on Wed night, but better on Thur. They had a decent band playing and no cover. Drinks were costly, but very stiff. You only needed a few. If you like country even a little bit, you should have fun there. It was a great atmosphere.

    Hit the Bellagio buffet for lunch on Thur. It was great. About a 15-20 minute wait, but well worth it. Good selection of food and great desserts.
    Went to Red Rock Canyon in the afternoon. That place is really cool. We hiked around a little bit, and it was a lot of fun. We went to Ka at MGM on Thur night. It gets a mixed review from us. At times it was rather breathtaking, but the middle of the show was kind of boring. I guess we expected more. Maybe it wasn't the show for us. MGM is a mighty busy place. It looked like a zoo, with long lines and people everywhere. It must be insane there when Vegas is at full strength of visitors. Huge casino and it just seemed to busy and big for me.

    Fri we shopped and gambled around. Headed to Main St Station in the evening. Their seafood buffet was excellent for $16. The food might not be the quality of Bellagio, but it's better than most buffets in Vegas. Good selection of seafood, and a never ending supply of crab legs. Hot ones even. Wandered around Fremont St and got really drunk in Mermaids. Both my wife and I hit $50 on slots there, so we stayed around long enough to give it back.

    The pizza place in NY NY is one of my new favorite late night spots. Nothing like a big ass piece of pizza at 2 am when you're drunk. I did it every night before heading to our room. The cafe place at Ellis Island had good breakfast food and it was really cheap. The casino is kind of a dive, but the cafe was worth the trip over there.

    Overall we liked NY NY. We didn't use the pool which is pretty small anyway. I wouldn't stay there if that was one of your main reasons for choosing a hotel. We liked the food court which turned out to be rather handy. Our room was nice and the service was pretty good. We didn't do much gambling there, but the whole place had a good vib, especially at night. Vallet service was good, as most places were. Never more than a 5 minute wait. We give NY NY a thumbs up.
     
  2. texas_aggie_girl_93

    texas_aggie_girl_93 VIP Whale

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    Nice report. Thanks for posting.

    I've also noticed the decline in cocktail service. Seems like they'd want to keep people nice and drunk to keep them gambling and eventually losing... lol

    "If you like country even a little bit, you should have fun there. It was a great atmosphere."

    I agree. I hate country music, but always have a great time at TK's. Go figure. It might have something to do with the fact that I can get Shiner Bock there. :thumbsup:
     
  3. gotavegasjones

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    Thanks for the TR.

    later, GVJ
     
  4. gmoney590

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    I'm begining to see a trend with the cocktail service and I don't see that changing until the economy is back up and running strong.
     
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  5. sb_039

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    Thanks for the TR and the review of NY NY. I'm taking my son this trip and I set him up for two nights at NY NY. It sounds like he'll enjoy it there especially the food court.

    Thanks again for posting.
     
  6. zerofan

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    I think the opposite...casinos are now losing money and try to do whatever they can to cut costs....so instead of cutting the free drinks while you gamble...they cut service..get it? Less cocktail waitresses...less free drinks less frequently.
     
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