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Wynn/Imperial/Caesars 9/28-10/4

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by zoey11, Oct 5, 2012.

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  1. zoey11

    zoey11 Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Planned trip for six months, saving, anticipating, now starting the same thing over for next year, lol.
    We are low to mid rollers, we barely made preferred members at Belterra in Indiana, and for each of us, we get three nights comped at Wynn, 100 free play each, and 50 dollars food per day.

    Though we felt a little like the Clampetts in Beverly Hills, we liked it there. Not that we are poor, we are honestly middle to middle upper class people, but we would never spend the prices on the rooms here, we are always comped rooms or pay one night of our trip, but yes, we did like it!!

    Hubby wore his golf shirt, traditional ball cap and shorts the entire trip, I asked him to bring one pair of slacks, but he refused, said if he had to dress up it wasn't his vacation so I let it go. Think he was a little underdressed sometimes for this property, but learned in Vegas, there are all kinds everywhere!!

    Arrived with no problems, friday night around 7. Cab line was very short, driver took us to the Wynn via "surface streets" for about 22 plus tip. Check in line was about a half hour, ugh, after all the travel and layovers, we stood through it but were so tired.

    I have to say the staff at the Wynn are the most courteous and eager to please in any casino I have been to. After playing a few hours, a host came up and gave me ten dollars free play, guess since I was a new card member there, I don't know, but he was very nice to have come over to me while playing a machine. Also on my play, got four buffets over our trip.

    I was impressed with the hotel and casino, even when it was busy, you could always find a machine to play or table, without feeling crowded.

    Told the check in clerk I wanted something as far away from nightclub noise as we could get, and a high floor. Guess they were busy, we did get a panoramic view room on the tenth floor, view of roof and pools, but it was okay with us, we aren't in the room much anyway. Later regretted my decision because we could have had a strip view, never heard the slightest sound of music.

    The food choices at Wynn are so expensive, and we would rather spend our money gambling than on meals. We ate exclusively at Zoozacrackers, and even there, for a burger and fries, drink, and cookie for two, it was close to fifty dollars, but it was decent food and great atmosphere to people watch through the casino.
    We had reservations the last night at the Steakhouse, but when we arrived, they said they were running behind and it would be awhile, we were so tired from walking and had waited in Encore for an hour already, we just just gave up and ate elsewhere.(Think it might have been hubby's shorts and cap, guy at the desk was polite but kept calling back the well dressed people. I laughed and told him he should have brought some slacks, he laughed too and said back to Zoozacrackers cause I am hungry)

    Love the room, huge bathroom, two sinks, deep tub, separate shower, big room, and the beds, AHHH the bed, and pillow were to die for comfortable! Fell in love with the shampoo and condioner and lotion in the bathroom, checked it out in the shop downstairs, 47.00 for a lotion bottle about eight ounces...What? Ugh, I don't think so. For anyone other lovers of Wynn, but not highrollers, left a ten dollar tip for the maid with a note thanking him or her for doing such a great job, and asked if they would please leave some extra shampoo/conditioner and whala, they left four of each so felt like I got a great deal! (hubby laughed for an hour on this when he found out!!)

    Hubby brought his own coffee pot, so he was fine in the am, I drink one REAL coke in the mornings, bad habit but I am a nurse and used to drink four or five mountain dews when younger to get through running for a twelve hour shift, so in my thirties, got it down to one. But I HAVE to have it in the am, and we there were no soda machines in the hotel hallways, we didn't find any in the shops until someone told us to go in the back of the store we pass to go to elevators, there is a small drugstore that sells coke bottles in there. Thank goodness!!!! Wish we knew the first morning.

    Anyway, after having my delicious caffine and sugar fix, we started out walking twards the Venetian our first morning, about nine thirty. I am in awe looking at the strip hotels and view, my husband, Bill, is fairly shy and very mannerly, just a good guy, so he was staring and punched my arm as we walked, saying oh my gosh look at that girl! a young, attractive twenty something was "trotting/" on the sidewalk past us laughing, a guy with her laughing, she literally had her pants around her ankles with nothing on from the waste down!! While Bill was staring and stopped walking, I laughed until I cried, shocked, but funny.

    We come from conservative Ky, so this was not something we see everyday!haha

    Once Bill got over his shock, we walked through Venetian, Palazzo, nice hotels but kind of stuffy, beautiful though.

    Got to Flamingo and he decided to play in the poker tournament with me, only seventeen players so not a big pot, he ended up winning, but I was out fairly early and card dead. I went to the slots while waiting for him, used to love the dollar wheel of fortunes there and won alot last year on the one to the far right, but a guy was on it the whole time we were there and frustrated, I played the wild cherry machine next to it and nothing. Lost about a hundred and gave up, played all over and lost lost lost.
    Walking back, we found the back way through the casino to a walkway to Imperial Palace, a Harrahs worker showed us how to get there, nice to avoid the walkway getting there, but couldn't tell you on here exactly how we did it.

    Anyway, Imperial Palace, we went there for a while every day of our trip, I always thought of it as a total dump, but we so enjoyed the dealertainers, the singers are really good and the crowds at the tables were fun and having fun! Won at the slots, got three jacks on three card poker, life was good.... for one day anyway! Bill won a couple hundred at craps and we were in our Vegas high!

    Yes, it does get crowded, everytime we were there, the line to check in was awful. Dirty carpets, sometimes crowded, but for some reason, playing at the tables and listening to the singers, talking with other players, it was really fun. So I guess I like the dump, can't lie.

    Hope they don't stop the singing dealers, it's the best part of the IP. Not sure I could stay there though? Would have to see the room to say but doubt a basic room would be very nice? Hope they renovate the rooms there.

    One day we cabbed it to Cosmo, wanted to see it and they have a non advertised special, if you ask for it only. A hundred free play for new card members if you lose a hundred, you go back and they give you a hundred free play on your card. Went to my favorite dollar wheel of fortunes and hit 200 so cashed out and didn't use the freeplay refund. Bill did, and ended up with 37 dollars so it was fun for awhile and the place is beautiful, was not crowded and we were impressed. Not sure about crowds as this was monday.

    Walked across to Paris, lost my rear, Bill won a hundred on craps so he was happy again. Lost on slots again at Ballys, he won a little, made our way back to Flamingo, hate to see this place go down like it has, but somehow it is still a definate visit as it has alot of memories for me over the years. He lost a little and I lost alot, made our way back to IP for some entertainment, then back to Wynn for dinner and gambling.

    He had a hard time winning on craps here, not sure why. But there was a guy throwing down twenty thousand and tipping hundreds, amazing to watch as Bill usually only buys in for three hundred. He enjoyed watching this guy play, and he told the workers he would see them tomorrow so I guess this is a daily thing for him. He had a waitress bring him a pack of cigarettes and a drink, and gave her a hundred, fun player to watch.


    I played three card everyday and kept losing, but got on a nice run one night and love the tables and atmosphere in Wynn, drinks were fast though I am not a big drinker. Cashed out but kept 50 to throw down five dollars on five numbers and kept hitting on roulette, rarely play but memories with my sister, had to play her numbers and cashed out 500!! Think this was the only winning night for Bill too, he won about three hundred.

    Overall we lost our budget for the trip, about three thousand for both of us, but brought home 700, we were happy though, had a blast in my favorite place in the world! And we gambled most of the day for the whole trip

    Visited Caesars twice, we lost a poker tourney, only twelve players, dealers say it's a slow time for poker now so he went off to play craps and me, slots, both lost some but it's a beautiful place we have stayed at many times, still the old Vegas. I will say this time it was crowded and I don't think I have ever seen so many asians, nothing against them at all, but can't understand what most of them say. We talk slow in Ky!

    I was playing at a slot and one lady kept asking me a question with "mmuumbo jummmbo" and I felt bad but had to keep telling her I couldn't understand her. I like the diversity of Vegas though, met alot of Austraillians too, love the way they talk and many were very friendly at the tables. One young one at the craps table kept calling my hubby Dog and went on a roll of wins, high fiving and laughing, had the waitress bring him four mixed drinks at a time, he was feeling no pain..haha

    At the airport on a layover in Denver, a lady sitting across from my husband, was about fifty, somewhat heavyset, but fairly attractive, was reading a newspaper. Hubby punched me and had a face as if he smelled something bad, scrunched nose and all, he said oh gees, look.... I looked at the lady sitting across from us, she had a short jean skirt on and her legs crossed like a man would do, so everything was visible that shouldn't have been, and no underwear!!! Geeeees!

    So I laugh and tell him that if people knew he saw two women's privates in one week that were not his wife's, no one would believe me because he is not that kind of man. But it's funny he was at that place twice on our trip to view what he shouldn't have got to view-haha.

    It's sad when I am leaving Vegas, I get depressed, go home and don't wanna be there, close my eyes and am back in Vegas. But family is here and so we will start the Vegas jar filling back up, until next year, I Vegas friendnet on here and keep checking airfare prices, reading news, trip reports, keeping my heart in Vegas. Anyone needing something transported to Vegas or a nurse to travel with someone there, I have a flexible schedule and love to find an excuse to go again!LOL But til next time, it's back to the routine and dreams of our beloved Vegas.
     
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  2. Mattwall

    Mattwall Tourist

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    Wall O' text hurt eyes/brain
     
  3. Easy Money

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    Very nice report,sounds like you guys had fun.You do need to break your
    writing into paragraphs it is hard to read it hurts my brain too.
    Next time take some photos of those unusual sightings Heh Heh!!!!
    And post them here..........:drunk:
     
  4. zoey11

    zoey11 Low-Roller

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    Oh gosh, sorry about that!!
     
  5. Tree DA

    Tree DA High-Roller

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    a little tough on the eyes but I appreciate the effort. Congratz on a fun trip
     
  6. jgates8

    jgates8 VIP Whale

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    Oh Lord..................

    I'll keep it safe & just comment that the walkway to Harrahs from IP is basically the monorail route. You would turn right off the walkway bridge & take the path to the monorail. If you just go straight you will go right into the back of Harrahs back behind Toby Keiths I Love this Bar & Grill. We used it when it flooded last month & mom couldn't take the scooter back out of IP because there was too much water.
     
  7. sabrina

    sabrina Low-Roller

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    thanks for posting, loved it! too crazy about the panty free women!!

    I'm a Kentucky RN too!
     
  8. luvvp

    luvvp Tourist

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    Enjoyed your tr very much, thank you for posting.

    ** you can go back and edit to break up your paragraphs.
     
  9. Terry Benedict

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    Me too. I didn't even read it.
     
  10. gerry53

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    great report but I agree with paragraphs being much easier on the poor eyes.

    will be able to see again soon I`m sure. lol
     
  11. captainron62

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    Nice TR, the Wynn is beautiful, but I think its a little high falutin' for the Ohio Valley boy!! I will stick w the Flamingo and Ballys!!
     
  12. zoey11

    zoey11 Low-Roller

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    That is funny, that saying of high filutin is what my mom used to say! I love it! Guess that is why we went to the mid strip everyday!
     
  13. john meriman

    john meriman merri by name merry by nature

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    ip

    we were staying at ip. 11 night stay same time as you- room quality was good-very clean-spotless in fact. we were in tower one-carpets in rooms were date but clean. carpets in hallways were old and it showed.they needed to be re-stretched as they were wrinkled in places-but they were clean.it cost us an average of $33 per night inc all taxes.
    and as others have posted if its clean and you dont get bed bugs $33 is good value if u dont get comps.
    $2 draft beer at bars (during construction) $2.50 cocktails at upstairs bar- plentiful 241 offers at bars. staff allover were excellent and very friendly.
    one of bars were honouring 241 drafts (not valid with other offers).
    did not notice tatty carpets in casino 241 might have helped.
    we do not gamble but put $5 in penny mc- played for about 30 mins recieved 4 drinks from ct waitress (each) we be back if price is right. the construction is all around you- you enter hotel through wooden walkway and some times can hear jackhammers working. room overlooked construction site but did not bother us.
     
  14. oldcrabtom

    oldcrabtom Low-Roller

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    Nice read, thanks for posting............
     
  15. Dpin300

    Dpin300 Low-Roller

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    Great tr! Thanks for sharing, loved your last paragraph :)
     
  16. waverunner

    waverunner BBHMM

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    Thanks John, will be staying at IP (the Quad) in 3 weeks. I'm going solo this time so a clean bed and wet shower is all i need. I'm only paying $20 a night for 5 nights.
     
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