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Red Rock or the M

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Bommen, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Bommen

    Bommen High-Roller

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    As the title says i have a hard time deciding between these two properties. I have stayed at Red Rock before and really liked it, i have been to the M but never stayed there. Im looking for a resort type experience trying to rest up a few days after a road trip touring the wine country and Yosemite before moving on to the strip. The spa and the pool is important so comments on that regarding the M will be helpful. I really want to stay there to change things up, but i know what I'm getting at Red Rock plus i guess the new outdoor mall in Summerlin is a nice added bonus from last visit.

    Any pros and cons that I'm not aware of would be nice from you people who have stayed at both properties. Also we are a group of 4 and have a car so good restaurants close by will also be a plus. This trip will happen in early June if that matters.
     
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  2. clr

    clr Tourist

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    Very similar properties and hard to choose. We are staying at both next month. The atmosphere at Red Rock is a bit more "hip" and the gaming is more serious. The room and resort amenities are
    both luxurious. I do think the Summerlin area is nicer although a bit congested.
     
  3. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    I'd stay at Red Rock over the M. There is so much more non gaming stuff to do in that area.
     
  4. ruralhipster

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    I think Red Rock has a few more non-gambling offerings with bowling and movies. Also you have a few more amenities nearby (red rock, golf, shopping). That said I'm a fan of M resort and would say for 1 night it would be my choice especially if comming in from South of Vegas, for 2 - 4 nights though I would go with Red Rock especially if coming in from the North.
     
  5. TomTWI

    TomTWI High-Roller

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    There are no restaurants close to M, that I can think of. Many close to Red Rock.

    TomTWI
     
  6. Rush

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    The M is kind of bland in my opinion. I like Red Rock more.
     
  7. Bommen

    Bommen High-Roller

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    Any tips will be appreciated since I'm not to familiar with the area since i only stayed there for a couple of days. Last visit i only had time for Red Rock Canyon and a few restaurants.
    S Eastern Ave is only ten minutes out and full or restaurants and GVR is only a few minutes more or I'm i missing something? Or are you talking about within walking distance?
     
  8. Bommen

    Bommen High-Roller

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    Thanks for the reply guys! This has me leaning towards Red Rock although i will lurk around for a few more days and start checking rates before i make my decision.
     
  9. TomTWI

    TomTWI High-Roller

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    I don't think you're missing anything. Our definition of close is just different.
     
  10. FuzzyDiceCraps

    FuzzyDiceCraps High-Roller

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    We booked the M for 2 nights before heading to the strip on our trip last fall. Had never been, and thought it would be a nice, relaxing experience before moving to the hustle and bustle of the strip. Here are my thoughts:

    The M is nice, the room was modern clean and bright. The Casino was larger than we expected with decent gambling options (although I was disappointed to find no "bubble" craps). The sportsbook was good, VP options decent, and my wife found a decent offering of slots. We too looked for that "resort" feel, but M was just lacking for the most part on that front.

    There was little in the way of restaurant offerings. There was only one place for breakfast, and only a few other options for other meals. The buffet is apparently excellent, but we passed on it. There wasn't really anything to do other than gamble... and we are the kinds of people that go to Vegas to gamble first and foremost. But on the strip we can at least get out and stretch our legs before re-entered the casino.... at M there just weren't any options. And while the room was comfortable for sleeping, it wasn't really a room that invited you to just hang out for extended periods of time.

    M was also much further away from things than we expected. We ubered to the strip once out of necessity but it was quite a commute, and there didn't seem to be many other options nearby. It sounds like you'll have a car, so you'll have more options than we did.

    Overall I liked the M, and I kind of have a hankering to head there one evening for a few hours on our upcoming trip (although I doubt we will), because we do visit Penn National casinos occasionally at home. I might consider a one-night stay at M on a future trip just to get away from it all, but anything longer than that and I think I'd find myself getting bored and restless.

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    Apologies, I got distracted and forgot to talk about the spa and pool at M as you asked. We were there in the fall, so while open, the spa and pool were very quiet. I will say that the pool area is beautiful, and (at least while we were there) relaxing. I am not a pool person at all, but if we had been there at a warmer time, I could have seen myself spending a few hours there. I also was told by one of the employees that the pool is heated, which would be a nice change from most vegas pools. The spa seemed nice, but my wife said its a pretty standard spa and in line with what we have back home, nothing special or unique. Also, regarding the pool, over the summer I got a lot of invites for pool parties and the like. I'm not sure how common they are, but you might want to sign up for their email list to know when they are if that's something you are looking to avoid.
     
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  11. Bommen

    Bommen High-Roller

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    Thanks for the informative review FuzzyDiceCraps!
     
  12. MrCasino

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    If you want a chance at winning money, occasionally, then definitely go to the "M" over any Station casino.
     
  13. KOPIER

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    I agree with most everyone - the M can feel like a local and you don't feel like you are in a resort more like a Casino and BTW they have a hotel. Red Rock has much more to offer. Good luck either way.
     
  14. tex55

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    Stayed at the M for the first time last summer. Room was beautiful and modern, pool area was great. Good variety of decent VP.

    On the downside, not many dining options, buffet is average, and table games can be pretty quiet most days. Need a car to get anywhere.
     
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