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Room Needs/Use - Do they change as we grow older?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by franknic, Mar 19, 2015.

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  1. franknic

    franknic Low-Roller

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    I see many comments from people about the type or size room they need. All say the same thing (basically) - - just clean and place to lay my head because I don't spend much time there. Not sure if I have seem any comments with an opposing viewpoint, i.e. need a large room (or suite), large bathroom (spouse takes up much room), second bathroom, whirlpool bathtub, couple tv's, nice size table by large window for coffee, etc etc. You get the idea.

    I get the 'clean and lay my head' only view (I certainly don't knock it either) and some years ago, I would have agreed 100%. But lately I need much more. While not a ton of time in the room, when I am there, I want 4 or 5 stars. Great comfort, space, fast/quality room service and could could go on.....see above.

    So, I'm wondering if my needs have changed as I got older (note: nothing to do with wiser cause I see little evidence of that). Has this happened to any of you? Hoping I'm not alone on this.

    What say you?
     
  2. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

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    I've never changed... when I travel, which is considerable compared to many, I don't need the penthouse... but I'm also not taking a closet with a cot. This topic has come up here on the VMB every once in awhile and you're correct, there are plenty of folks who view the room as a place to shit, shower and sleep (very little)... they say you're in Vegas... why are you in the room? I like a view and quality amenities, I like my temporary "home" to be at least a nice as what I have at home and I love it if it's a cut above. Sure, when I was younger my wallet dictated where I stayed and it wasn't in rooms as nice as I do now. I don't think I'm a room-snob by any means and I've had my days in the Circus Circus Manor and the like and sure had my share of good times then too.

    This is the room I stay in now for the most part when in Las Vegas:

    https://www.hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-hotel/suite-tower/supreme-corner-king-suite

    It works very well for me... end of the hall keeps the 4 a.m. noise down... two-(2) full walls of windows for a nice view of the strip and the pool area... nice large bathroom and a couple of crystal clear flat-screens.

    For some reason, the nicer the room... the better my hangover feels!
     
  3. Nittany1

    Nittany1 VIP Whale

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    Like you ,my needs seem to have changed.
    I enjoy nicer properties and nicer rooms.
    My wife and I have way different sleep habits in Las Vegas and a separate living room for working,watching tv or whatever is a real benefit.
    Having a suite enhances my entire vacation experience and it is worth the extra cost or reduced comps on F+B.
     
  4. newmans

    newmans VIP Whale

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    The room I request depends on who I'm with in Vegas. When I'm there on my own, I get a Jr. suite. I have a big bathroom with a soaker tub with TV and always a strip view. If I'm there with other people, I'll get a larger suite. Friends can relax in the larger space and I like to have a dining table for some in room meals.
    At my age......I definately DON'T share a room. I like my space. If a couple of friends want to tag along, I'll get them their own room.
     
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  5. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    My needs are changing as I age, due to health stuff I want more amenities I didn't used to care about.

    However, my standards are also changing. There was a time when I'd sleep on a near-stranger's couch. Today, not so much. :haha: I've got more disposable income than I did in my 20's and I'm willing to pay a bit extra for those extras now.
     
  6. CalifLovesVegas

    CalifLovesVegas Low-Roller

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    Still the same. Strip only with alittle off strip mixed in with stay. Never downtown.
    4-5 stars only, and I like strip view from room. View Important!
    Prefer quieter, so if thats at end of hall? Thats what I take.
    If not up to my criteria? I definately Call and get my room changed to better.
    I play where I stay, so it needs to be SAFE, and Security Important.
    I don't put up with issues like I might have years ago. Must be NICE. :blowkiss:
     
  7. leo21

    leo21 VIP Whale

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    The older I get, the thing that's more important to me than ever is service. The older I get, the more frustrated I get when it's mediocre. I am also much slower to book a room if I know it will be tiny because I want room to stretch out. And before, I didn't care if I liked the restaurants in the hotel. Now, I am slower to book a hotel that has restaurants that are too pricey or too crappy to eat in. I still am willing to travel offstrip or downtown for cheaper eats but I don't want to feel like I have to.
     
  8. VPDana

    VPDana Low-Roller

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    We started going to Las Vegas in the early eighties. We never were, nor or we now, into higher priced rooms or suites. We've always been satisfied with regular rooms that are decent and clean. Location is also a consideration for us. Now our rooms are comped (seven nights at The Cal in May) and our play doesn't warrant more than a basic room. That works for us.
     
  9. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Definitely changed here. When we were first going to Vegas, we pretty much paid for rooms and stayed at Luxor, which was new at the time. The rooms were nice, so we were delighted.
    Then we learned about comps. We got some nights comped. The occasional suite upgrade was a fantastic unexpected bonus.
    Then VP on the strip died and we learned how to get everything comped for our play downtown. We were over the 'strip mystique' and had done all the shows, sightseeing. We just wanted to play, drink, eat, and have a reasonable room. Comped? hell yes we got a charge out of that.
    The downtown rooms have for the most part become very worn in the last 8-10 years (Cal, MSS, Fremont, Four Queens, Elco original tower).
    Our tastes now are we want a better room. Even the suites at some of these places don't do enough (Four Queens, Cal). We want some luxury, we want some amenities, we want something newer.
    So we are willing to give up some comps and EV and stay and play at the Nugget more. And sometimes on the strip too, sort of back where we started with some nights comped and some not.
    But your basic downtown crashpad room isn't clean enough for even the likes of me these days. I'm spoiled by the Rush tower and the suite at Delano. :)
     
  10. Ezzy711

    Ezzy711 Low-Roller

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    I ask for the best I can get. Always nicer properties. I spent so many years traveling on a shoestring budget that I really appreciate luxury. If I always went "in style" I may not care. I get good comps but will pay for an upgrade, within reason. I mostly travel solo so use my room as a respit from the smoke, noise and crowds. I want room to eat and relax without being on the bed. I'm the same with transportation. No more cabs. I don't know that I will always be able to do it so while I can I'm going to enjoy the ride. I may not be a high roller in Vegas, but I sure like to live like one for the few days I'm there.

    Is gambling the main purpose? Of course, but my threshold of fun is not as long as it once was.
     
  11. waverunner

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    Still the same with me for 30 years.............shower, shave, and sleep. I also don't give a crap about noise. Vegas is a 24 hr town, people are in casinos, eat, drink, fart, whatever in Vegas at all hours of the day, why? because they're in Vegas. Why should i complain about noise if i decide to go to bed at 1 am? Who am i to judge on what people do or not do?
    If they are keeping me up in the next room due to lovemaking, i say enjoy yourself, it's Vegas..........i may even put a glass against the wall to hear even more noises, "what happen's in Vegas"...........in this case involves the 3 of us........LOL.
     
  12. Hobofrank

    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    I definitely pay more to stay in higher end rooms now at 47 orbits of the sun, even on solo trips
    I stayed at MC and Luxor last trip, not gerna do that again
     
  13. h0und10

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    This is interesting. Me, being 23 and when My group of friends and I go to vegas, we need the bare minimum in a room. A couple of clean beds and some clean towels is about it. I usually stay for 3 to 5 days at a time and only end up taking like 2 naps during that span so Id rather spend my money elsewhere. But its interesting because when others post things about "how the rooms are" I always think I wonder how old they are.
     
  14. breanna61

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    My needs have definitely changed. I travelled all the time for work until I retired last year and at times the accommodations were basic depending on the location. I travelled the entire province including rural areas. When I travel for pleasure, I require nice accommodations. I figure I am at a stage in life where I'm leaving my very nice home, I don't want to stay in a dump when I'm on vacation. That said, I am happy on a solo trip in the Ivory Tower Palms rooms but if hubby is with me I want the Palms Ivory Suite. At Cosmo I'm happy in a terrace studio but won't stay in a Cosmo regular room...the terrace is what makes Cosmo for me. Love the wrap around terrace suite. I like Wynncore and the pool villas at Tropicana. I'm no longer happy in many CET properties that are becoming run down but still like Caesars. Tempted to try a Jubilee room at Ballys on a trip where hubby doesn't come. I do prefer suites when travelling with hubby.
     
  15. shifter

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    I don't know. I've always need a nice villa/suite with a steam shower.
     
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    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    dude, thing is?, when you get older and more nice crap at home?...yeah you don't want to go camping or stay at Motel 6...because the extra cost almost become a "rounding error" so why slum it on the downtime? #AmIrite?
     
  17. PayTriple

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    My room/suite requirements have grown as my entertainment options have expanded.
     
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    Hobofrank Prime Minister of Idiocracy

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    no shit! ORLY?, LMAO
     
  19. smartone

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    This thread has surprised me to this point... the "frugal" crowd has yet to weigh in to any degree.
     
  20. sigsev

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    I think the property has a lot to do with it as well. A base room at Encore is going to be a lot different than a base room at Flamingo. As visitors evolve they either get bigger rooms at the same property if they are comfortable there or they jump properties to somewhere they think is better, but due to the higher prestige of the property they stay in a base room there. Both would have a nicer room but one might say "I want more space" while the other might say "I want a nicer atmosphere".

    I've stayed in suites at Paris and Aria and I've stayed in regular old rooms at Downtown Grand, and most everything in between. All I care about is 1. Is the room clean and everything working properly, 2. Is the service good. I haven't met a room yet that doesn't meet my needs, since I spend only a few hours there a day. The TV never goes on, I don't use sofas or chairs unless its for... fun.

    I like to play where I stay so the more important factor for me is do they have the games I like. For that reason DtG is out, since they killed all their BJ and long ago downgraded their VP. Not because I was unhappy with the room.
     
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