Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by VegasTravelNews, Oct 20, 2016.
Looking for feedback from anyone that recently stayed at the "M" Resort in Henderson.
I stayed there in March of this year. The resort was beautiful! They had a decent selection of games and tables. I ate at their restaurants and was not disappointed. Rooms were the fanciest I had ever stayed in. You will need a car though, as everything except the South Point is 10 mins away at least.
Just stayed at the M 2 weeks ago and in march. The room is beautiful and comparAble to a room at Red Rock. Bathroom have separate bathtub and shower, his and hers sinks and tv in bathroom
Many video poker options that are full pay. Casino is rather empty during the day however they have one of the best all night delis in Vegas and a pretty nice sports bar and sports book. Pool area is exceptional and the fitness area is larger than any CET fitness area other than Ceasars.
Buffet is top 10 in Vegas, Baby cakes has some of the best pastries and coffee around and they never close! Rooms are always comped so I can't tell you how much they cost however with a couple hours of play I have been getting free rooms ever since!
What are the BJ minimums at the M Resort if I may ask?
I have not been there in a couple years but I could never find $5 just $10 and up and that was early in the morning. Hope someone has more up to date info
I don't play bj however paigow was always $10.00 min and chaps $5.00 min!
We stayed there for 2 nights last november before heading to the strip. Overall nice experience. My thoughts:
-Gorgeous property all around. Rooms are nice, Casino is crisp and clean, pool and bars are clean and bright. Its as close to a "strip quality property" as you'll find off-strip (at least that I've visited).
- Great service, from the bartenders to the dealers to the waitstaff we were treated great the whole time
- A bit more quiet if you like that sort of thing
- Seemed like decent payouts and good VP tables from what I recall
- No resort fee, didn't feel like we were being nickled and dimed as much
-Fantastic sportsbook (if you don't mind the fact its run by CG)
-Lack of dining options - aside from the buffet there ar eonly a couple dining options, and only one option for breakfast. Not terrible, but it made us feel more limited
- Extremely remote - although its in Henderson, as a visitor I didn't feel close enough to anything else to not feel a bit trapped. It seemed like our choice was either stay at M or committing to being away for an extended period of time. We missed the "lets walk next door for a little while" convenience of the strip.
- Poor shuttle schedule - although they runa s huttle to/from the strip (Tropicana), it wasn't an overly convenient schedule and didn't exactly run on time (which meant you were always wondering if you had missed it and thats why you were waiting on extra 10-15 minutes or not)
-Gaming options a bit limited - although the casino is big it isn't huge. My wife, after playing for about 5-6 hours was a bit bored of the slot selection. I like to play craps and sportsbet with VP, so I wasn't bothered by it.
Overall I think M is a wonderful retreat from the bustle of the strip, and would recommend it. We've discussed ubering there on a Saturday night this coming trip just to get away. But its a long trip so not sure if we will. I could see us staying a night to calm down again, but I find myself thinking 2 nights is about as long as its worth unless you want that quieter feel.
As for limits - they offered $5 craps last trip, and I played a brief session of $5 BJ during the day on Friday before we headed to the strip. I'm not really a BJ player, my sense is most things switched to $10+ in the evening, but I'm not sure about that.
Stayed there about a year ago. Rooms were excellent, casino staff were very friendly.
Downside, the dining options are limited, the table games are pretty dead during the day, and it is remote. You may want to rent a car.
That said, I will be going back once I get my next offer.
Very interesting to read the above, since I'll be at the M resort on business in a few weeks! Can anyone give an indication as to the real-world travel time between the center strip (eg bellagio) and the M Resort? I'm always wary of relying on googles interpretation of these things! Thanks
From what I remember it was 15-20 mins via car.
Not a hard drive mostly interstate/highway.
From what I recall nhanna is right on. We ubered from M Resort to Palazzo for the second part of our trip and I think it was right around 20 minutes, and obviously V/P is a bit north of center strip.
I remember the ride being longer than I thought it would be, but not ridiculously long. It was one of the challenges of the M. To us, it was just far enough away that deciding to go there was more than a spur of the moment thing, but its close enough to be easily accessible if you are willing to make the trip.
You can take 15 to St Rose Pkwy, but I always just take Las Vegas Blvd. I don't know why, just like that drive out
Funny that you should say that zamboni. Last month, my gps always made me get off ( from strip to M) by southpont and ride out Vegas blvd, although that's 2 miles shorter, it's longer time wise than 15 to st Rose! Strange but true!
It does take longer- city street vs interstate, but after awhile you're almost the only one on the road.
So I spent 48 hours at the M Resort last week, and for the record its absolutely great there. Its in the middle of nowhere for sure... but the rooms are really luxurious and as good as new (easily better than the majority of the strip). The casino is big and airy with friendly staff, low minimums and proper rules. I can't see a reason why i would return except on business again, but if anyone wants a thumbs up/down opinion, then its a thumbs up from me.
Going to give the M a try during conference tournament week next March using their Californians discount (not even Black Friday rates can overcome the big construction convention when it comes to the Strip properties); can anyone suggest alternate routes to the Strip or downtown if the freeway is busy?
From the M you can just take LV Boulevard and it will move along fairly well until you get near the Luxor then it's Strip traffic that is stop and go.
To downtown I'm not as sure about but I think you can take St. Rose Pkwy to S. Eastern. I'm not sure as I've never taken this route but I would expect lots of stop and go traffic. I would just take the I15 for downtown.
The M also has a shuttle that drops you off at the Mall across from the Wynn. FYI...even though "in the middle of nowhere" Green Valley Ranch is only about 15mns away if you want some variety.
Last I heard, they only pick up and drop off at the Trop.
Good catch. I checked their website and their schedule now only has Airport and Tropicana locations:
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