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Stay a night @ M resort, or cab to and from

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by billduhcat, May 8, 2012.

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  1. billduhcat

    billduhcat Low-Roller

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    Planning a late August Vegas trip. I'm planning to visit M resort one night to eat and gamble, and was looking for opinions as to if I should stay my 1st night there, or do all nights at my hotel on the Strip, and just cab/shuttle to M resort.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. zerofan

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    M is pretty pricey per night so I would cab it but not if you are staying somewhere as far as the Strat, etc...
     
  3. LushLife

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    You can find deals for 130 a night at the M. I liked the room a lot. Reminded me of Encore/Wynn. I do wish it was closer to the strip. I'd recommend you try it out for a night.
     
  4. billduhcat

    billduhcat Low-Roller

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    I think I'm going to do the full night @ M resort. The hotel looks fantastic, and I think not doing a bunch of running around town appeals to me after flying 1/2-way across the country.
     
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  5. Nevyn

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    I'd say stay your first or last night, and then you can take advantage of the airport shuttle too.

    I'm considering doing the same in Sept for a night at South Point, and in the future might try it at M. It seems like a long trip to come on just to check out the casino, and not something I would do frequently. So why not stay, see the whole property, and then move on?
     
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    billduhcat Low-Roller

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    Assuming my flight gets into LAS on time, the shuttle schedule should work pretty well with my arrival time.

    There's plenty of places to eat, visit the pool, bars, sports book, etc. that I shouldn't have a problem finding something to do there for the 24 hours I'll be there :cheers:
     
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  7. GREGRIO

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    I think MResort is great and I pay extra for a...way off in the distance,
    Strip View.
    If I was checking it out for just one day, I'd want to play, sit by the pool,
    eat, look around, play some more...check out the lounges at night,
    and when it's time...just go up to my room for a good nights sleep.
    The next day, get up, enjoy the breakfast buffet and hit the road for
    my next destination.
     
  8. ardee

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    I think you'll enjoy staying there for a night. The restaurants have some great deals. The new burger place is supposed to be awesome.
    Rooms are quite nice. Gaming is as it is...but plenty of variety and choices. Good luck and have fun. :beer:
     
  9. govegas

    govegas Newbie

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    The M is wonderful.
    I sleep like a baby there (and at Red Rock).
    Great food, love the rooms and views.
    Get something yummy at Baby cakes in the morning!
     
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    I liked the M the brief time I was there. But when you're driving in (from LA), its reallllly far away. I almost forget how far it is each time i pass it.
     
  11. thecarve

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    OP: I apologize for the thread-jack, but I’m considering doing the same thing and didn’t think my question justified a separate thread.

    What’s the cab availability situation at M? Can I get a cab right when I want it at any time of the day/night like I can at strip/DT properties? Do cab drivers give you shit when you want them to take you from the strip to M?

    I’m thinking that with only a few hundred rooms, and cab fare to the strip or downtown being so expensive, that the demand for cabs at M might not be that great. Or, that a cab driver might not be able to get a return fare back to the strip and not want to have to drive you all that way for only a one way fare. So, am I making a mountain out of a mole hill or are these concerns justified?

    And yes, I’m aware of the shuttle. I’m also lazy and impatient. The shuttle might not be there when I want it to be and I might be too lazy to walk from where it drops off on the strip to where I’m going.
     
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    Last July I got a cab pretty easily from the M back to the Strip (It was about $25) but when I was there a couple of times last week I did not see any cabs that I can recall. It is mostly a local's type of place, so I am not sure how often cabs would be available. Maybe you can write down a couple of the numbers on the sides of the cabs you see whizzing by on the Strip and call for a cab when you need one.

    If you can get a good car rental rate, it might be cheaper to just rent a car for one day than to pay for cabs back and forth. And then you could always hit up a couple of other off strip locations as well since you have the car anyway. There is a gas station right there at the M which makes it convenient.

    Oh and speaking of cabs - they are getting desperate and many of them are pulling "tunneling" style tricks of taking you the long way. I took a cab back to McCarran from the Cosmo on my return and the cab driver tried to take me on the freeway - until I demanded to know why he was going that way when he could have just gone down Tropicana. He immediately changed his route and took me the "shorter" way. I got a receipt and am reporting him to the Taxi and Limousine commission. Make sure you map out the most direct route to where you are headed before you step into a cab, and then tell the driver to take it as soon as you enter so he or she does not think you are a dumb tourist who doesn't know any better.
     
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    Good question on the cab availability, I'm hoping that one will be there (eventually) when I need it at noon-ish.
     
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    I really want to visit M - the two main reasons are the seafood buffet (with alcohol) and the 32degree bar (with alcohol) which make the rental car a non-viable option.......
     
  15. GREGRIO

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    I rent one of their HERTZ cars when I stay there to get into
    town for my Shows AND... when I drop it off at the end of my
    stay, I insist I drop it off THERE...they want you to drop it at
    the little Henderson airport down the road.

    Just tell them a bit in advance when you'll need a cab and they'll
    call one for you. You should get a good driver...I see Henderson
    cabs all over the Strip and damn the attitude thing if you should
    catch any. Their job is to drive, yours' is to pay. If they don't
    want the gig, theres thousands of other drivers who do.
     
  16. StudiodeKadent

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    The cab is technically cheaper, but the M has Aria-level rooms at slightly lower prices so it is probably best value to stay there.

    The food is great, the spa is impressive, the staff are very friendly and welcoming, and the only flaw is that their blackjack rules aren't great. They do have $10 Midi Baccarat (and, most of the time, $5 craps) however. And their drink service and booze is phenomenal.
     
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    Cheap rental cars

    We stay at the M every trip to vegas for at least two nights. Sometimes we split it with downtown and sometimes with the strip. We made two trips this year and booked 3 more this year.

    I start looking on Expedia for car rentals as soon as I book the flights. Normally the car for 5 days starts over $200 but by checking several times a week I usually get less than $90. Next trip is $71 for 5 days.

    The reason I do this is we love to drive around, eat at our favorite restaurants, see shows, play where we want and of course sit in our room at the M and watch the strip skyline as night arrives.

    The Spa, food and people were so good that we never moved the car last trip. We love the 32 degree bar, M bar, restaurants, etc mostly because of the staff we've met. Sometimes we start at the M and sometimes we end at the M. Great either way.

    Rambled enough. I hope you enjoy your stay there and I would certainly encourage staying there a couple nights to really enjoy your time.
     
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