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Pool Cabanas

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Backagain1, May 21, 2016.

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  1. Backagain1

    Backagain1 High-Roller

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    Can anyone share their experiences? Am thinking about getting a cabana for a day but want to know if I should. Adult daughter going to Lake Charles with friends - cost of the Cabana is 450. for a day. The information states there is a refrigerator there but that you can not bring outside food(?).
    The idea sounds fun I would just like input from someone who has used a Cabana.
     
  2. NewOrleansSlimm

    NewOrleansSlimm Low-Roller

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    got one a few times at harrahs gulf coast in biloxi, they said no outside food or drinks but never enforced it. the tv's you could either barely see with sun glare or hear over the crowd noise. only one time someone left the fridge open over night so they had someone defrosting it for us so it would get cold again...its nice if you want to be by the pool all day and get some rest and shade as the sun is brutal
     
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    Backagain1 High-Roller

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    Thank you!
     
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    If you're thinking the Golden Nugget, I don't think they are worth it. While they are nice, the pool itself is never really that busy and if you head in early enough you can claim all the chairs you want, tip a waitress from the first order and she'll be back often. The one draw back of that pool is that it doesn't have many umbrellas. I love the sun so it's not a big deal for me but you might need one.

    L'auberge has better cabanas fwiw but I also wouldn't do that there unless it was the off season rate of about $250-300.

    Best cabana deals are in Vegas --- not ALL resorts, but Cosmo for example is $300-500 and it is an F&B limit -- in other words, you pay whatever amount it costs (ours is $350 next week + about 25% in grat and taxes) but the $350 is applied to any F&B you get all day at the cabana. So, for four of us, we each pay about $100 but we also get $100 each in drinks...and I guess food. :)

    So...I guess I'm saying what I originally said...
     
  5. Backagain1

    Backagain1 High-Roller

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    More good information - thank you.
     
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    I think cabanas should be available on a first come, first served basis for no charge. If you pay for a room, how should they expect you to pay an additional $250 + for a cabana?
     
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    ...because economics.
     
  8. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    First come, first serve would never, ever happen.

    Why?

    1 - People would show up at dawn and take them. And, those folks would probably be non-gamblers. Casino never gets any money out of them
    2 - They can charge, and get money. (business 101)
    3 - With a charge, the class of people change somewhat. (not always)
    4 - If they did not get money, there would be no reason to even have them.
    5 - They are a good perk for high (or even mid) level rollers when given out in a controlled manner.

    Bottom line - it is a business. Plain and simple.
     
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    NewOrleansSlimm Low-Roller

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    i like that now CET or at least when we were at CP in march, for the people who run down when the pool opens, lay their towels down on a chair and go back to wherever just to reserve the stuff early, CP employees waited a short time and started removing unattended towels
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    This is what they should do. These people that think they can hold a chair for the entire day are selfish and not thinking about others. If you want to sit there, fine. If you want to hand out in your room or elsewhere- so be it.
     
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    I've done a cabana at MGM twice, 2 days each time. Cabana itself is free, however, they have a minimum F&B requirement that you must meet, and that amount depends on the day of the week & month of the year. Had full use of TV + refrigerator in the cabana. Didn't have any outside beverages brought in as it's not allowed. They did provide free water in said refrigerator.
     
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    im all for it, went down with my girl, she wanted to get some sun and catch up on a few things...we dont want to be laying right next to someone unless we have to, they had some people out laying down, about 5 people in the pools at the time and 95% of the chairs had towels on them, one lady decided to take a nap across two chairs...so it was great seeing them remove the chair savers
     
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    back to the cabanas, vegas will be more than biloxi but I want to say for the cabana all day on a saturday about 8am-9pm it was $200 or $250, no F/B required...with a lil play over that weekend they wiped the charges off when we checked out
     
  14. LoveDowntownVegas

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    We did Cabana @ the Mirage in August and had a great time. We actually did a "pool tour" in May to select our choice for August and narrowed it down to Mirage. They did not apply F&B to the rental of the cabana, but they were not as strict on the outside drink rule. We didn't advertise the fact that we brought it some outside bottles, but the waitress did not hesitate to bring us setups. We also bought a few beer buckets, and we took very good care of our waitress. I would go back to Mirage in a heartbeat for the Cabana experience if they are always that lax on the outside drink.
     
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  15. Backagain1

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    Great information! I think the Cabana it is!
     
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