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The M Resort

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by wizard950, Jun 18, 2015.

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  1. wizard950

    wizard950 High-Roller

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    Has anyone stayed at the M? We're considering a couple of nights there on our next trip. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. smerrian

    smerrian Low-Roller

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    Very nice property. Very nice rooms. A bit isolated. Only fair video poker. Good access to Southpoint, Green Valley Ranch and Boulder Hwy where you can find much better gaming with less house edge. Good if you have a car and enjoy driving around LV like I do when I go to LV. If you want to be 'tied' to the Strip during your entire vacation this is a poor choice. I, personally, like to have a few days on the Strip and about a week in what I term 'satellite' casinos that form a ring around the Strip such as this one, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock, Boulder Hwy and Downtown. I generally rent a car for the week I'm off-Strip and don't bother with a car for the 3 days on-Strip.

    Stu
     
  3. Slotchick

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    We stay at M Resort at least once a year. The property has nice rooms, good gaming options, decent restaurants and in our opinion a great buffet. We are slot players and find our money will go further when we stay at M Resort. The pool area is nice and if you enjoy working out they have a small gym. A car is beneficial if you are out this far, but they do have cars that they use to shuttle people to places; we got the car through a host and only paid tip, so I'm unsure what the cost would be for guests.

    If you want a "quiet" night in Vegas, M Resort would fit the bill. When booking ask for strip view it's really nice seeing the strip from your room. We find stays at M Resort as they are like being in Vegas without being in Vegas, if that makes any sense.
     
  4. Lhammer28

    Lhammer28 High-Roller

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    Ive stayed there twice, while the hubby has his convention there. I LOVE it. I love their rooms. The restaurants are great, the CWs are great (table games, slots were iffy)
    They have a strip shuttle daily, I think there are 5 pick up & drop off times. Its very close to Green Valley Ranch, South Point and Silverton (Cheap cab ride)
     
  5. ardee

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    Pretty much what Slotchick said. Great buffet at a reasonable price, good restaurants, decent slots, and the view of the Strip from a high room during a thunderstorm is freaking awesome!
     
  6. azbob

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    Rooms are excellent with any view. We have found VP to be inconsistent...casino floor is never very busy as they don't have the convention traffic enjoyed by SouthPoint. Pool is great. They have cutback so don't expect much to be open until about 10am (no Hash House anymore plus the gift shop opens late). They also closed the poker room if that matters to you.

    Sit at the bar for VP as they do serve a wide selection of excellent drinks...tough to get one on the floor though and no waitress service in the sportsbook. They also have the distinction of excellent giveaways so check out the schedule. Nice AYCE deal on sushi each night and they do have live entertainment in the bar on weekends.

    We like to stay there and win about half the time....good service too other than in the sportsbook.
     
  7. Jer

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    Just checked my mail today and what was there? A 2 night offer with 200 free play and $50 food credit. I was going to ask specifics about this place, because I have never been there and find it strange I'm getting an offer like this. All I know is some person shot him/herself in the buffet line at some point. I'm guessing it's that one as you drive into Vegas right before the southpoint?

    Toying with this for the NBA summer league trip in a few weeks. Free and no resort fee sounds about right for a sacrifice to be on the strip.
     
  8. azbob

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    I'd jump on that. You will need a car to get to the arena for the games, but I think you will enjoy the M. If you do get a car you might consider waiting until day two and getting Enterprise to pick you up from their Exec Airport location (10mns away) and you avoid the fees plus you might knock a day or two off the rental term.

    They have a good sushi AYCE deal and the buffet is decent. Very nice sports books and good cocktails if you are playing VP at any bar.

    Have a good time.
     
  9. h_upmann

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    Yup. 3 miles south of South Point at St. Rose Parkway.
    Nothing not to like about the M. Their standard room is up there with any strip property.
    Double deck pitch BJ, $5 craps, doesn't take much play to score a free buffet ($2K coin in on VP for weekend seafood buffet) and keep your points.
    I'm an off-strip person so it's been my Vegas home (in Henderson) pretty much since it opened in 2009.
     
  10. Jer

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    Thanks! Does anyone recommend a host there? I emailed one, but not sure if I will get a response or not.
     
  11. luvlv

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    Love everything about the M. Have stayed there probably half a dozen times. Have had excellent service, the rooms are great. Luck has been varying degrees from great to awful ( so nothing new). Love the buffet. I just love the smell of the place. When I walk in and smell that smell, I know I am in my favorite place.
     
  12. Jer

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    Well, I did the M resort...

    What we loved?

    The room. Very nice, pool and "strip view". Almost got into a suite, but it didn't work out. Baby cakes was awesome. The deli was great. The pool was great.

    What we didn't like?

    The location... The hotel itself was so cool. But the fact we had to drive to the strip everyday just wasn't for us. If you are wanting to get your drink on and don't want to use the shuttle or a cab it just doesn't work.

    The buffet. I had a free buffet, and turned the free play into over $125. So we used it for the buffet. If I had to pay for it out of my own pocket, it just wasn't worth it. I'm not sure what it was, the food just didn't taste that great. We had an issue with plates not being taken timely, and there ended up being no room at the table at some point for new food. Not sure what happened, but this sucks. Then, my son had a plate that was chipped and when he picked it up to move it he pricked his finger. All we did was ask for another napkin, and the lady rolled her eyes and said "oh no, not another incident report..." She got her manager and she was a thrill to deal with as well. I didn't ask for anything to be taken off, but when she said "okay thank you" while she turned around and walked away I thought she could have at least noticed the limited space we were working with since the servers weren't taking the drink glasses...

    Overall, like has been said before, if you are okay with being far away from the strip, this is the place for you.
     
  13. tex55

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    In two weeks, I am staying there for the first time. I am excited, have always loved the property. A little worried about what to do for breakfast; sounds like I will have to go out.
     
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    They have a breakfast menu at Anthony's Burger and Brews, and there are pastries, muffins and coffee at Baby Cakes.
     
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    Ask for Cathleen Regalado! She absolutely rocks! Hands on host for sure and she will take care of anything you need! She' s also adorable!

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    Ask for Cathleen Regalado. She absolutely rocks and she is adorable!
     
  16. FuzzyDiceCraps

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    After debating over downtown properties to use as a prelude to our trip to the strip, we decided to try the M for 2 nights before heading to Palazzo for 5. We're excited about it.

    My only concerns is it will be November, and I'm a huge NCAAFB fan (and bettor), what's the sportsbook like? Will it be packed for College Football that day (Nov 14th)?

    Overall the property looks amazing, and we're excited to try it out!! As an aside, what are slot offerings like for my wife? And table limits and odds for Craps for me? ANy of my beloved "Bubble/Fuzzy Dice" craps machines on site? :)
     
  17. azbob

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    Sportsbook is great and awful...here's the breakdown. It is large with a deli next door and a bathroom close by. Viewing is great with plenty of TV's plus one right in front of you where you will be sitting (can change channel but no volume). Lots of seating and comfortable chairs. If you have a computer, you can plug it in, but there is no wifi.

    Here's the awful part...the book is run by Cantor...that means lousy service and no drink service at all. They will give tickets for horse tickets, but nothing for sports. They have their own mobile betting for NV residents and their philosophy appears to be let the visitors stand in long lines to drive the locals to the mobile app. They do offer halftime lines.

    Saturday/Sunday will be busy but, you will be able to get a seat if you arrive before gametime on Sunday or just about anytime on Saturday. Get your wagers in early or the night before. I have been there on an NFL Sunday when, at 8am, they have one ticket taker. Keep in mind that kickoff on Sunday is 10am local time with some college games starting at 9.

    Even with all of that, I will spend some Saturdays and Sundays hanging out in the book all day long. Bring a big cup with you and you can fill up on soda at the deli...you could even slip in a flask to take care of yourself. Deli food is decent.

    Have a good time. If you do need wifi, you can drive a short distance to Green Valley Ranch as they have it there, but you won't have electricity access in the book. GVR will be much busier so get there early. Also, if you have their Stations card, they do give you points for sports betting.

    Good luck.
     
  18. FuzzyDiceCraps

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    Thanks for the info! I'm bummed to hear its Cantor (That's CG, right?). If so, that's who runs Venetian where we always stay on strip, so I'm used to one ticket taker and little-to-no drink tickets. :(

    I might have to borrow your flask idea, just for my own information, is that technically against the rules? (e.g. do I need to practice at least a minimal amount of discretion, or am I free to let my flask-flag fly?) LOL

    At Venetian I often take advantage of the ring of VP machines "outside" the sportsbook that still look in and have great views since I can watch the game, and get drink service from CW's at the same time - anything like that at M or not really?

    Despite being Cantor, I am looking forward to the M that weekend before we head to the strip. I've gotten to the point I prefer the strip during the week when it isn't quite as crazy, so the M on a football weekend sounds like a nice compromise. My wife hates crowded slot machines as well, so I think she'll be happier while I'm entertaining myself in the sportsbook.

    Thanks again for the info!!
     
  19. vegasvic

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    I have some flasks for various occasions One is an empty bottle of "sunscreen". One is binoculars. The sunscreen one works great at the pool (obviously) :) As far as the M goes, I've not stayed there but really enjoyed it when we stopped in May. Even the guy at the rewards counter was super nice when we were signing up. Off strip properties have to work a little harder for business and it shows.
     
  20. h_upmann

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    32 Degree bar is right outside the sportsbook and comps most anything. VP tables are pretty good (9/5 Jacks, 9/6/5 DB, 7/5 BP) even for quarters. Busy on Football days.
    Good luck! M is my home in Vegas.

    LOL at vegasvic. We used to take "BarNoculars" to Woodbine racetrack back in the day. They were marked 2X8oz instead of 7X35 or whatever.
     
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