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Staying Cool at the New Plaza Pool

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Jen Jen, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Jen Jen

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    This will be a review of the new Plaza pool.
    Here are my thoughts...
    Small area with table games (craps and black jack).
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    The temperature of the water was cold as ice! Perfect for how hot it was.
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    The outdoor decor reminded me of Palm Springs. I'm from SoCal so that was a plus.
    Plenty of lounge chairs, even a few in the pool.
    Cabanas with outdoor lounge chairs, indoor seating, refrigerator, and television.
    Pool towels are provided like most hotels.
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    Shower area is a good size.
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    Small area with seating and a jacuzzi, too hot to try it.
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    The BBQ was very tasty, I really liked the pulled pork sandwich.
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    There is a taco truck , didn't have a chance to sample any food.
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    The cocktail service was quick, the server we had didn't know much about the drinks. Something for them to work on. I ordered a Pina Colada and a Mango Hurricane both blended, very refreshing.
    Captain Morgan girls were there passing out drink sample and sunglasses. Wished I knew what I was drinking. It was good though.
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    New modern looking ladies restroom. Sorry couldn't get a photo of the mens restroom. I'm sure it looks the same but with urnals.
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    I wish there were more end tables to put drinks on. Other than that, I really enjoyed the vibe, DJ music, and everything the pool area had to offer. I would definitely visit again.
     
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  2. M0rtyC

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    Nice job. Maybe one day I will visit during pool season.
     
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  3. Golfer

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    Were you there over a weekend? And were tehir younger and/or single people there?

    Thanks for the report and pics. Pretty detailed.
     
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  4. Jen Jen

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    Thanks, I'm not much of pool person but I really did enjoy it. You definitely should visit.
     
  5. Jen Jen

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    During the early afternoon the crowd was more of a middle aged mix (30's to 50's) and some families. Later in the afternoon a younger group of people were arriving as we were leaving.
     
  6. Golfer

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    Thanks. I'm going solo in about 23 days, and curious what I'm getting into.
     
  7. g8rb8k8

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    Those lounge chairs are just too close in my book.
     
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  8. Candy Apple

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    Thanks for your review and photos.
     
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  9. Jen Jen

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    Solo trips are fun. I hope you have a great time and win big.
     
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    Thanks for the pool review. Nice photos!
     
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  11. Porkchop

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    Thanks for the pics. Looks like a great upgrade to the Plaza, tbh. :)

    Noone playing tennis or Pickleball in that heat, I would suspect? :eek:
     
  12. Jen Jen

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    Looked like that area was still under construction. I would not play in that heat. Would be cool if it was an indoor court.
     
  13. MikeOPensacola

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    Nice post OP, thanks! :beer:
     
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    Totally agree.....one of the biggest reasons I am not a fan of the pool at the Nugget. It is not a pretty sight watching a senior citizen (me) getting on and off chairs when there is no space between them.
     
  15. Joe Strummer

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    Great informative post !
    Thanks !
     
  16. Jen Jen

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    We were able to move our chairs to a better location.
     
  17. Mgilmore

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    Great review, and thanks for the pictures. I think we are going to stay there in October for three nights. My wife likes to go to the pool while I gamble, so I think she will be happy with the upgrade.
     
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  18. Orphan

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    Did you happen to catch the table minimums/rules in the gaming area?
     
  19. tatterdema

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    They have this on their website now... Cheaper option than the GN for people staying somewhere without a pool, although I think I would pick the DTG out of the 3.

    Hotel guests and locals with a valid Nevada I.D. receive complimentary admission to the pool.

    Non-hotel guests receive admission for $10 per person.
     
  20. Jen Jen

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    Sorry I didn't.