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12 things I liked or Noticed

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by tiny_gal, May 22, 2008.

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  1. tiny_gal

    tiny_gal Tourist

    Jun 12, 2005
    Trips to Las Vegas:

    My Trip Report

    Things I liked, noticed and disliked on this past trip.

    1) The South Point is a great Hotel if you want a place that is inexpensive with alot of amenities to do besides slots/cards.They had a large Bingo hall, bowling alleys and about a 12 screen Theater. The buffets were inexpensive, about $7 for lunch and if you saty at the Hotel, you recive a 2 for 1 coupon for it. We had a room for $52/night for a basic room but with the $20 trick, upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite which had 4 TV's . They had a free shuttle every 45 minutes to Mandalay Bay,plus free shuttle to the airport every 1/2 hr. They had a good selection of penny machines but never did find any nickel slots. I prefer the nickels as I either run out of cash fast and go shopping instead or when I hit a good payday, I cash out and am done for the day. On the pennies found it easy to get an $80-$120 payday but I would slowly play it don on other machines until it was all gone. My best luck was on Press Your Luck, I hit once for $250 and once for $200. The South Point also has a 1/2 Price Ticket Office, no line ups, can call down from room to see what might be available.

    2) I found it not to be as crowded on the strip this year compared to same time period of previous 3 years. It was busy but didnt seem as hard to get a cab when needed.

    3) the cabbies in Vegas are for most part, a great source of info on where to eat and go plus hilarious stories on past experiences. I never realized they got $30/head for anyone they brought to a strip club in town.

    4) I find the casino host at Planet Hollywood to be very very good. As much as I might be tempted to go back to TI or anywhere else on the strip, they treat me so well there, I cannot give it up. Not that I dont like Pho, I love having the shops so close, great selection of restauants to choose between without leaving the premises. I also have always had good luck on the slots here.

    5) I LOVE the Wizard of Oz slot machine, my last day Glinda the Witch came out and made my whole screen wild so I won $1200 on a 4 cents/line bet.

    6) Was the best year for "celebrity" sightings. I saw david spade, snoop dogg, ludicrous, tommy lee, keith urban and a meet n greet with wayne brady. I find P Ho the best place now for seeing these celebrity type people.

    7) if want a unique place to go out with friends , the Strip house in Planet Hollywood is it, they have Private rooms you can book for as little as 4-6 people. We booked 3 weeks in advance and was set up in the Wine Room (hopefully the photo attached to this post) . The service was above average, the food was amazing, though it is a somewhat limited menu. The steaks were in the $40-$50 range, lobster was about $28/lb. The side items were a la carte but they were some of the best veggies I have had.

    8) have seen "O" and " Le Reve" and am at a toss up which is better. "O" had alot of things going on between main acts to keep you from nodding off, le reve kind of does but not to the extent O did. Some of the routines in Le reve were more impressive and WOW factor then in " O" . I am glad I saw both and would recommend seeing either if you had a chance.

    9) Cher was an awesome show!!

    10) I thought Vegas had designated Cigar lounges/areas? I found cigar smokers in every casino.

    11) this website is for sure the best source for info on what to see and do in vegas.

    12) Another fun place to go for a whole night out is The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant with two locations in town. One being on Southeastern/Pebble area ( about 2 minutes from Grimaldi's pizza). Without drink, prob looking at $80/couple for a cheese, steak/chicken/lobster and chocolate fondue. Have done it twice and is a nice social night to spend 3 hrs relaxing with good food and friends.

    This was prob the best trip to vegas yet , there was no problems with flights or check in and eveything with shows and slots fell into place. No stress, drinks service was exceptional at all casinos we visited
  2. LV Terry

    LV Terry Captain Flop'N Fold

    Sep 30, 2001
    Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    Thanks for writing up your trip!

    Very readable format... only pics would make it better!

    p.s. I agree on Melting Pot.. good place to spend time with friends
  3. gmoney590

    gmoney590 VIP Whale

    Jul 8, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    We've thought about staying at South Point and I think one day when we get tired of the strip we will. I'm going to have to find that Wizard of Oz machine and play it. I really enjoyed all your muses.
  4. lovebears65

    lovebears65 Tourist

    Jan 22, 2008
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    We tried to find the Wizard of oz machine. My friend's brother is a local and said they do the best pay outs but never found it :grrr:
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