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Poker Player Seeking Inexpensive, Quiet Strip Room

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by booker, Aug 18, 2013.

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  1. booker

    booker High-Roller

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    Opportunity Knocks! I've got a chance for a 3-4 day solo trip in October. Nowadays I virtually only play poker so my comps of old have vanished. At my somewhat "advanced" age I require a good night's sleep in a fairly quiet room. I do not require a nice room as I've a large comfort zone.

    Where I Like to Play Tournaments and/or 1/2 No Limit
    Harrah's
    Venetian
    Flamingo
    Bally's
    Mirage
    MGM

    Semi-offers ~ Never Stayed in Any of These Properties
    Excalibur
    Luxor
    Quad
    Casino Royale

    Suggestions, please!
     
  2. klawrey

    klawrey High-Roller

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    When are you headed out in October?

    That would help with price, two weekends to avoid would be Columbus Day weekend (the 11th-13th) and Halloween weekend (the 25th-27th is likely when it will be celebrated).

    I know I saw the Quad going for $100 a night (Friday and Saturday) on Columbus Day weekend. Thankfully I have my room comped that weekend at NY-NY.
     
  3. volfaninbama

    volfaninbama High-Roller

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    The Quad or Harrahs should meet your needs just ask for a high room away from Carnival court. Good location for your needs.
     
  4. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Go with Ballys. Cheap, center strip, and very quiet. Its an older crowd
     
  5. klawrey

    klawrey High-Roller

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    I agree with the fellow posters that the Quad, Harrah's and Bally's are your best bet for a low price point but I hope you aren't going on a weekend in October. Or I hope you have some decent offers. This is from my TR rate calendar when I logged in.

    Quad
    Fri Oct 4th - $90.99, Sat Oct 5th - $121.99, Fri Oct 12th - $101.99, Sat Oct 13th - 135.99, Fri Oct 19th - $105.99, Sat Oct 20th - $113.99, Fri Oct 26th - $124.99, Sat Oct 27th - $150.99

    Harrah's
    Fri Oct 4th - $170.00, Sat Oct 5th - $200.00, Fri Oct 12th - $160.00, Sat Oct 13th - $200.00, Fri Oct 19th - $210.00, Sat Oct 20th - $210.00, Fri Oct 26th - $215.00, Sat Oct 27th - $225.00

    Bally's
    Fri Oct 4th - $123.00, Sat Oct 5th - $164.00 (Friday required to get Saturday), Fri Oct 12th - $129.00, Sat Oct 13th - $182.00, Fri Oct 19th - $188.00, Sat Oct 20th - $184.00, Fri Oct 26th - $176.00, Sat Oct 27th - $178.00

    So I hope you are traveling midweek or have good offer or can maybe catch a good deal on Expedia or Priceline (Looks like Expedia has the Quad starting around $100 a night for those weekends)

    Wish you the best though! Maybe I will see you at a poker table if you are there any days between October 10th-14th!
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    It sounds like OP may have better prices for the Quad due to an offer vs. Harrah's or Bally's, not sure. I would check the overall prices with the rate calendar too. You might get decent discounts even if you don't have an official CET offer.

    If you decide to stay at the Quad, you can get a quiet room if they stick you in the 3rd tower on a higher floor. We requested this last time (away from Carnaval Court, construction, etc.) and got the 18th floor in Tower 3, far away from the elevators. We heard nothing our entire stay. Quad is definitely the best location for your poker needs as well, imo.
     
  7. klawrey

    klawrey High-Roller

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    I agree that the Quad is probably the best bet price wise. Those rates I posted were from my rate calendar while logged in so a good idea of those October weekends. Just a big time to be in Vegas! Thankfully I have a comped room to enjoy!
     
  8. booker

    booker High-Roller

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    tringlomane & klawrey

    Thanksfor the comments!

    I'll be on the strip October 8–11. The Orleans offered me two free rooms on the 6th & 7th, and I've never stayed there. I will utilize them, but I know I will be lusting after some strip poker action. Being able to walk or take the monorail to various rooms is appealing.

    Question: Quad ~ Tower 3. Is that back by the parking garage? Are the elevators there "slow boats to China?"

    My Harrah's offers are pretty high, especially with the stupid resort fee. The Flamingo price has come down. I've never understood CET's promos or pricing.
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    It might be...I forget where the parking garage is, I never had a car there. It's back by the gift shops, etc. Yeah, elevators suck a bit, but you can take either the tower 2 or tower 3 ones I believe. So traffic isn't too bad as long as they are mostly functioning.
     
  10. booker

    booker High-Roller

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    Thanks, all! Somehow I missed some of the other replies.

    UKFanatic. "Older crowd," eh? Hee hee. I may resemble that remark in looks, but not in spirit. My normal poker buddy is 29-30. BTW, I have had some of my best wins and worst beats at Bally's. I liked their old location and haven't played in their new one. The last time I saw it, it just didn't fell right.

    klawrey ~ I will indeed be playing poker somewhere on the 10th and until around 1pm on the 11th.
     
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    I don't think any of those choices will be substantially quieter than the next. Partially luck of the draw with neighbors, and you obviously want to avoid the pool party noise. Bally's was very quiet when I stayed though.

    If I were you I'd see what price I could get at the Venetian. The poker room is so good and it's a pain jumping to different poker rooms. With the quad you've got mediocre rooms at best, and a nice bed is nice. :)

    Good luck.
     
  12. numeno

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    I agree.

    One place I 100% know to avoid is the tower closest to the strip in the Quad. I have yet to get a room in any other hotel where the club is noisier than what I hear from carnival court.



    You mentioned Excalibur in your first post. This isn't a bad choice. I actually like the widescreen rooms here more than any of the lower end harrah's properties(Harrahs, Flamingo, Quad, never stayed at Rio to know) and more than Luxor.

    The biggest downside to Excalibur though is other than MGM all of your suggested poker rooms are a long distance away. I still wanted to mention it just because I find it to be on the same level as the properties mentioned so far and might have nice rates that weekend.
     
  13. kps

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    I stayed at Harrah's in July but played primarily at Aria.

    Harrah's poker room is right up front by the entry and not much action when I played there. Tournament they had was maybe 30 people max and only 3 cash tables going beyond that. Cash players were pretty tight there and and not much turnover with the players.
     
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