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Plaza before renovation...

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Iu25, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. Iu25

    Iu25 High-Roller

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    We stayed at the plaza a few times back around 08 and maybe 04-05, but I must have been really trashed because I really don't remember much before the renovation. I do remember the center stage (or whatever it was called at the time) was closed when we went up there once and we just walked in but it was an empty space at the time. I also remember eating at the buffet and it was not very good, but I do not remember where the Omaha lounge was or where the 50's diner was. I'm guessing the diner is where hash house is now. I remember a small food court back by the back entrance where I ate a decent shrimp cocktail for like a dollar or s,but besides those thi gs, that's about it! I think my mind is really going, I must have drank way too much!
     
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    I think the diner and shrimp cocktail was at the Golden Gate.
     
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    ya, if i remember correctly, when you walked in the desk was straight ahead, there was a Seattle's Best coffee on the right, and McDonalds and a couple more chains beyond that. Left of the desk was the elevators, then the buffet/dining room, i think they sort of shared the same space.

    There was some stage further to the left/west, with a small stage on the south wall. Couple more doors down and you were in the Greyhound station and wishing you weren't....:confused2:
     
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    We did a Southwest Vacations thing in the mid 2000s where the cost for the flight for two and the room at the Plaza was less than the air alone!

    The room was surprisingly nice for the price (less than free)! :)

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    It had a semi-decent northern view of MSS and the California and the railroad tracks.

    IIRC the check-in desk was more like a window and to the right (north) from the main casino. We had a very early flight and I was dead tired and hoping that they could check us in. They did, no problem.

    One of the few times when I did not feel safe in Las Vegas was one day when I could not talk any of my so-called friends into walking me down to take some photos of the old Nevada Hotel. Our extended family had stayed there back in the 1970s when it was nice.

    I started walking south along Main, shooting the hotel from a distance. By the Plaza parking exit this wino locked eyes with me and gave me this very obvious "what the ... are you doing on my turf?" look. I just kinda slinked away and into the south entrance of the Plaza. (shudder!)
     
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    so the greyhound station was back by the elevators to the south tower? I seem to remember some type of stage on the back wall maybe toward the now players desk area now, not exactly sure. Was the omaha lounge where the old swingers club was?
     
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    The bar that was where the swingers club is now was called the Keno Bar.

    The stage was to the right of the Omaha Lounge Bar or the north side of it. That's the bar that's near the tables.
     
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    The bus station I remember was south of the casino itself.

    The Omaha Lounge I remember ("No Dancing") was right off the main casino floor.
     
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