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Tired of no in room coffee makers in Vegas Hotels?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by nostresshere, Aug 29, 2013.

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  1. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    We want our morning coffee and no way in hell will we order it from room service (cost and delay). A few years back, we just bought one of these small coffee makers and it goes with us. Weighs very little.

    Cafe Valet

    I am surely not advertising these folks. You know I am a regular here. Got one for my Mom as well since she hates to make a full pot.

    p.s. We always have a some disposal coffee cups with us. Almost always. Have used water glasses in room for coffee before.
     
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    SPAM!!! SPAM!!! Just kidding.

    I love having coffee in bed in the morning. I don't understand why more hotels aren't putting those keurig machines in the room. I'll even pay for the k-cups, just give me a cup of coffee that doesn't require I put on pants and walk 2 miles down to the Starbucks to purchase. :)
     
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    I use to bring a coffee maker too. Not anymore. I just send my husband down to Starbucks. At CET we are both Diamond, so we skip the line.
     
  4. nostresshere

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    She tried that with me... but apparently it is customary, even in Vegas to wear pants in the casino.


    By the way, we were running low on the little packs (we do store them up from hotels that have them)... anyways, getting low, so we "borrowed" some similar packs from where we work. Pretty much anything will work, other than k-cups.
     
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    On our last trip, we brought a cheapo small coffee maker and good coffee with us (it was a business trip and I made our lunches in the room every morning too) I was willing to give up some luggage space for this - we had free checked bags and enough of a layover I wasn't too worried about the bags being delayed. I don't bring the coffee maker for every trip, but it's a nice option in certain situations.

    One situation being I hate Starbucks and don't like paying for coffee by the cup much in any event.....
     
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    Personally, I'm not a big fan of the in-room coffee machines (even if they were Keurigs) because of sanitary reasons. Having worked in the industry, I know there are housekeepers who don't properly wash/clean the glass cups in the rooms. So, what's the chances of them cleaning the in-room coffee machines after some uses it or messes around with it? Pretty slim...

    The only places I trust with the in-room coffee machines are the TRUE five-star hotels/resorts such as Aman Resorts.
     
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    I think it is partly that they want you going thru the casino to get that morning coffee.

    maybe we will drop a few bucks in a machine on the trip or just hit the casino earlier for that morning coffee and just stay there.
     
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    We always take a cheap coffee maker, coffee, creamer and our own cups. Room service coffee is to high, and there is no way I'm putting on clothes to go downstairs before waking up. If I'm gonna do that, I won't be bring back coffee, more like a bloody mary, or four.
     
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    Just bought an 18 pack for the Rio and if I don't use them all I'll leave for housekeeping or the next guest..I have to have a cup before a shower.Don't like interacting with people in the sobering AM in elevators and the starbucks line that much...Every trip you learn and adjust.:cheers:
    Starbucks still gets enough action from me during the day..
     
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    For me, I don't mind going down to get it - but I'm up so early, it's a question of whether I can find a place that is open. That's the first thing I do when planning on staying at a new hotel - is scope out where I can get coffee at 4:00 a.m. I did buy a travel pot and took it on one trip, but just found it to be kind of a PITA. Luckily, my last few stays have had places to get it that early - so I haven't had to drag the travel pot with me. Gotta have my coffee!!!
     
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    I usually bring my Black & Decker Brew n Go with me so I can get my fix every morning.
     
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    I'm not a coffee drinker (don't care for hot drinks), but my wife sure is and it's ALWAYS amazed me the level of importance folks put on their coffee in the morning!
     
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    I'm one of the rare freaks that finds coffee undrinkable. :vomit: However, that's a nice suggestion for coffee addicts like my husband. He took some coffee packs on our first trip hoping the room had a machine but no luck. He didn't bother on our next trip. I should probably suggest he take his "camping" coffee thingamajig with us this time and see how it works out. If it's a flop I could get him one of those.:thumbsup:
     
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    I have stayed at:

    Tropicana
    Days Inn at Wild Wild West Gamblin' Hall
    Ballys
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    South Point
    Hard Rock

    Only one of those has had coffee pots in the room. I am surprised that number isn't about 50%, but then again they want people down spending $10 a cup either from their Starbucks or room service
     
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    You should put on clothes when you get room service coffee as well, otherwise it just gets awkward. :evillaugh
     
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    It's not on the Strip, but Four Queens has coffee machines and free coffee (bags to put in the drip filter) in all of their rooms replenished daily. This simple touch is one of the reasons why I start most of my Vegas trips with a 2 day stay there.

    Either that or go to a VP bar and order a coffee while you play (being on the East Coast I tend to wake up between 4-5am while I'm there). Bonus is that the bartender can make it Irish if you want to start getting your drink on real early.

    Of course, that could be a $60 cup of coffee if you aren't winning...

    Chris
     
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    Last trip I took an electric kettle and some instant. Bought a couple $1 cups on the way to the room.
     
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    We stayed at Monte Carlo earlier this month and there was a Keurig coffee maker, bottled water, and k-cups. K-cups and water were replenished each day.

    I don't drink coffee, but my husband does and enjoyed it every morning.
     
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    Years ago I picked up a travel electric espresso maker. It's not perfect but it gets me going.
     
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    Wow, that machine is nice for $16.99. 8.5" x 8.5" nice and small too.

    I ended up buying one of the mini-Keurigs they have at Ceasars, but it's just as big as a regular Mr. Coffee. Don't have to worry about the pot breaking, but that's about the only advantage.

    Yeah, I'm not getting dressed to have coffee, and I can't handle the 10-minute transactions in Vegas.
     
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