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Sahara, Paris, Bellagio, Signature

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by Keoni, Mar 1, 2008.

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  1. Keoni

    Keoni Newbie

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    My Trip Report

    Sahara has seen its day. Rooms are Motel 6 ish. Nothing fancy. Casino is comfortable. No corporate feel here. Majority of the dealers are not real experienced. But they are not as beaten down here by the camera in the sky as most strip casinos are. Table minimums are comfortable. One of the lowest on the strip. Overall, though the glory days are gone, the nastalgia lives on. As the big two continue to own everything on the stip and the only contending independents are names like Wynn, Trump and that fellah that owns Venetian and Palazzio, it is nice to have another face/ another look. We cut our stay short here because my wife would run out of things to do here because of it's remoteness. Once that happens, my playing privileges get revoked.
    Moved to Paris on day 2. Found a decent $140/night for Fri and Sat. I was talked into the upgrade $100 per night includes a strip view and access to 31st floor continental breakfast and 5-8pm hors d'ovres. Got one of those rooms that connected to a P room suite (which wasn't ours). Noise from the wedding party next door seemed unobstructed. You could clearly understand every word being said. View was nice. Architecture here is stunning. Food from room service - exceptional. Best Fett. Alf ever. Ah Sin was a nice break here too. We caught the Bellagio buffet at 3pm. Perfect time to catch the Friday nite gourmet dinner crossover- at lunchtime price. Room upgrade wasn't worth it. The Korean girl at the FD did not go for the $20 but made is seemed like she was doing me a huge favor. Casino quite friendly. In the end, would stay here but not do the up grade and stay away from the rooms with the ajoining door!
    Bellagio was offering Bellagio suite at $100 upgrade. My original booking was at $150/nite so I went for it. Special key required for 29 floor and up. This turned out to be a great decision. Wife was really impressed, playing privileges were enhanced! 1 bedroom 2.5 bath. Shower had a sauna option. Set it at 110 degrees and enjoy. Hint, remember to bring hand towel and lay it on the bench. That tile gets slippery in the fog! We had a view of the mountains (front desk said all lake view suites are controlled by the casino hosts) My $20 got me a line pass here and a big smile. The upgrades were standard house deals and I am sure the girl helping me got a nice little commission for the upsell. I was ok though, it was very nice. I do remember seeing that upgrade option when I originally booked. Could have saved me about $30/nite, woosed out originally and never pulled the trigger. Great 2 day stay here. Cafe Bellagion and Noodles were decent. Heck just eat those awesome desserts for you three square!
    Moved to the Sig for the last 2 days. Rooms are nice condos. They are not to be compared with the pampering of Bellagio. Nice to have a fridge, stove, mic, dvd but honestly did not make great use of them. Most pleasant surprise was the jacuzzi tubs. Almost as big as those found at Palace Towers at CP. The walk to the casino was not bad. Because there was so much discussion about it, I timed it everytime I walked it. We stayed in Tower 1 which is the closest. Each building's lobby is about 2-3 minute walk, all covered. From T-1 lobby to the door that opens into the shops that transition into the casino is 4-5 minutes of casual walk. I think there were 3 or 4 people movers, walking while on them is a very good idea. Once in the shops it is a 2 minute walk to the casino. I never minded the walk. The place is indescribably huge. Gamblers here seem much younger and less experienced than where I usually play (CP, Bell, Bills, Mirage, Paris, Ballys) Can drive some people crazy on BJ but honestly they are 6-8 deck shoes and I really don't think stupid plays at third base made too much of a difference in the long run. One guy on position one hit 3 times on 19. He bought in for $20 and walked off with 3black and 2green. You the dealer wasn't happy because he hadn't even learned to tip yet! Overall Sig / MGM was a nice experience. Lots of dining options and low pressure casino. Does get real crowded and you tend to hang on to a losing seat longer than you should. Remember to back off your bets if you are stuck.
    Hope this helps someone.
     
  2. sin

    sin VIP Whale

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    Kenoi great report thank you for taking the time to post it!:blowkiss:
     
  3. gmoney590

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    Great report. I agree about the ajoining PRoom; we had a room that was like that and you could hear everything that occured in that room.
     
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  4. ghetto71

    ghetto71 Tourist

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    Nice TR:thumbsup:
     
  5. angel81chick

    angel81chick Abuelita

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    Thanks for posting a TR!! :D
     
  6. aggie182

    aggie182 Off Key and Out of Tune

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    good report.
     
  7. Coaster Kikky

    Coaster Kikky Tourist

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    Mahalo nui, Keoni! :thumbsup:
     
  8. vegasmom

    vegasmom Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the report and useful tips.
     
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