Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by rayeo, Jan 16, 2015.
Anyone got an idea if Tuscany Suites does upgrades or comps?
Not sure about comps, but I don't think there is much to upgrade to as the rooms are all the same, I stayed there a couple years ago and I thought it was a nice place to stay and I always go there when I'm in Vegas for some VP and have something to eat in the café there as well.
Tuscany seems to offer everything (nice cheap suites, good eats, good bars, good entertainment, nice grounds, good service) except good table game selections. There are no poker based games (UTH, 3 card poker, let it ride, etc). It's the only reason why we don't stay there. We go there for the 2for1 Marilyn's cafe coupon in ACG, and their cheap steak dinner.
I like Tuscany's vibe in the performance lounges. Tonight Zowie Bowie is in the TSpot room, a small, intimate venue with an excellent sound system. I'll be there.
Their resort fee seems high for off-strip but their rooms are very nice, with lots of space and a kitchenette. It is a good place to stay if you have a car (and plan to use it). Since it is a lot of small buildings, you can usually park very close to your room, unlike the big hotel casinos where you have a half-mile walk between the car and your room. We have stayed there several times and like it better each time we stay. Try the fried chicken at Marilyn's. It is the bomb.
I'm considering stopping here again as for the money it's good value, it's a toss up between here or the Stratosphere at the moment
UPDATE I have now booked to stay at Tuscany for my next trip, main reasons being price and the fact it is a nice place to stay.
we're going to be staying there for the first time. I asked casino host for a room that's accessible thru the casino. He said he'd assign us to J building. Does anyone have any advice on what part of the hotel is best. We don't want to have to take a long walk outside at night to get back to our room. General area can be a bit sketchy.
I doubt this will be an issue. The entire property is much smaller than a hotel on the strip. I think you could walk from one side to the other in 5 minutes or less.
That said, if you want to be near your car, you can ask for a room near one of the parking lots. I've only stayed I think in buildings B and C, which face Flamingo Rd. We parked right outside, and they are about 1 minute from the casino and restaurant building.
It's a very nice small (by LV standards) hotel with a nice but not very large pool, casino, a few good restaurants, lounge with a soloist or small band most evenings, small gym, and not that much else. It may not qualify as a "resort" (again by LV standards) so I suggest staying there if you have a car or don't mind walking for other forms of entertainment. We love staying there when they are offering good rates because the rooms are very spacious, with a refrigerator, wet bar, and dining table, and we can park near the room, and it is much more laid back and affordable than the strip. Also much less crowded, probably even when busy (although I only stayed there when it wasn't), and without the incessant noise and douchiness everywhere.
If you play a good size amount there, you can likely earn enough comps to cover your stay before you leave. When you put your card in a machine, it shows you how many points you have and 1000 points = $1 free play. However, you also accrue comp dollars which can be used for rooms, food, drinks, or gift shop (i think spa as well). The only way you can get this balance is from the players club or any of the outlets that accept the card. I had no idea of this several years ago and had built up $500 in comps before I even knew they existed.
We've played there and eaten in the Mexican restaurant. This is the first time they offered us free nights so we decided to try staying there. It kind of reminds me of a condo complex from the outside so I thought it could be a bit of a walk from some of the rooms to the casino. I guess we'll see when we get there. Sounds like the rooms are nice. We don't stay on the strip so we don't have expectations of a glitzy room. We usually stay downtown, sometimes have stayed at Silver Sevens and also go to Laughlin. I think Tuscany will be nicer than Silver Sevens, although the tower rooms at silver sevens aren't bad at all.
thanks for the response
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we've played there before but this will be our first stay....they offered us two free nights so maybe we can play and earn our meals
The whole complex is covered by security. You won't need to leave the "property" to get to your room, but you will have to walk outdoors a short way. We have stayed in several different buildings, and none are very far from the casino. We can almost walk to the strip from our room at Tuscany in the time it takes to get from room to strip in some of the larger hotels.
Casino to J building is a short skip. We have stayed there before.
good to know
As Pebbles says there is security about and I have always found them to be touring around the complex, I stayed in building O, not sure which order they go in but there were closer buildings to the casino.
We have just checked into building H. That and J are about the closest. Twenty or so steps to the side door of the casino, maybe less.
Enjoy your trip, I'm still deciding between Tuscany and TI for my trip next month.
Thanks. I'm sure we will.
we liked Tuscany
Next time we'll know which buildings are most desirable. We stayed on the third floor (top) and I was glad we did. I asked another guest if you can hear people walking above when you're on first or second floor and he said you can. I hate that.
Glad you liked it. My SO always wants the top floor wherever we are. We have stayed in several blocks but we have our favourites and usually reques them when we book.
We just came back from our second stay at Tuscany. We really like it. The way it's set up is unusual with all the diffferent buildings. I asked about it at the front desk and they said it used to be a time share and was converted 7 years ago. That explains the suites but I wonder if they added the casino on or if that building was there when it was time shares. Does anyone know the history?
We got married there in 2012! The chapel there is 1 of the lovliest we toured (in our price range!) and they took great care of us and our guests!! we got married upstairs and had our reception at Tuscany Gardens... The photographer took a TON of pics on the grounds. We are going back for 6 nights in Oct...you really cant beat the value you get for being close to the strip, but far enough away to really relax when needed!
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