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Bally's Questions

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by 1LuckyMomma, Jan 17, 2015.

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  1. leo21

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    The Buca di Beppo news is a disappointment. Not just because it's a chain but because its a chain that already has a strip presence. I am getting tired of the strip turning into the worst parts of suburban malls.
     
  2. mikeinctown

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    Unless there was a big change in the last year, avoid the breakfast buffet at all costs. Complete rip off at any cost. I've had better food at a super 8. Not only did I pay for the buffet but then I got charged extra for every beverage I drank. Frigging OJ was like an extra $4. If you have a bit of cash, walk through to the Paris buffet. Otherwise McDonald's has better food.

    One of the towers is supposed to be better than the other. IIRC it was the north tower, which I stayed in my last visit. It is closer I think to everything than the other tower. A quick ride down the elevator and a two minute walk and you were pretty much on the strip. In fact I think it was the only good thing besides the parking deck that I liked about the hotel. With the resort feed added to the room price, it;s just not worth the money considering the alternatives.
     
  3. danny8235

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    You can not go wrong with Earl oh Sandwitch or Dallies at Planet Hollywood for prime rib for 9.99 from 4-9 pm or steak/eggs from 6-11 am
     
  4. vegasfan

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    Just a heads up, the shuttle to Gold Coast and Orleans no longer picks up at Ballys. It will now pick up at Caesers forum shops (I believe the driver said that was the new pick up spot). The shuttle route changed last Thursday. I guess there were too many complaints over the long walk from the strip to the Ballys sports book doors. The shuttle, the tequila place and the sidewalk cafe were my main reasons for staying there.
     
  5. 1LuckyMomma

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    Well, crap! That shuttle to Orleans was so convenient. We'll definitely miss it. If I remember correctly, cab fare was about $13 to Ballys from the Orleans.

    We have a Jubilee premium room reserved. I believe I was told those were the rooms with the best view of Paris and fountains?

    We're looking forward to checking Planet Hollywood out. We haven't been there yet.

    I love Paris for breakfast. A croissant and coffee is perfect for me. :) Sounds like we have a lot of choices for meals.
     
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  6. tringlomane

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    That sucks about the Tequila Bar and the Boyd shuttle.

    We just booked a jubilee premium for our upcoming trip. From what I could read in other threads, an odd number facing Flamingo may be quieter...does this sound right? We would prefer to not hear Drai's or Chateau when we turn in for the night...
     
  7. vegasfan

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    Also, we just stayed on at Ballys with comped rooms and yes, we did still have to pay the resort fees and taxes.
    I don't know much about prices on snack food and pop in the US, but the alcohol price was pretty reasonable at the Stage Door. I noticed they had chips and other snack food there. It is directly across the street from the Ballys food court entrance (old Boyd shuttle pick up spot). Battistas hole in the wall restaurant is next door to the Stage Door. The food was pretty good, prices ranged from $22-40 or so. Italian food.......pasta, meatballs, steak.
     
  8. mrem3200

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    Interesting. I thought the breakfast buffet was actually pretty good...for a hotel buffet. I do agree that it is absurd that it did not include coffee or OJ.
     
  9. vsop

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    Bally's does charge a resort fee+tax for comped rooms (except for highest rated players)...if Bally's has your email address, they send you an email to check in on-line the morning of your arrival....you reply to the email and they email you back when the room is available,then you get your key card from a much shorter "on-line" check in line...the regular check in line can be long....for a late night snack, I like a slice of pizza from the Bally's food court or from the pizza window located in the walk way to the Paris casino....there is an ABC store located in the Miracle Mile shops attached to PH...
     
  10. mikeinctown

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    When I was there, the buffet consisted of 2 or 3 -8' long folding tables with white cloths on them and chafing dishes on top. Like they had a big room and just added some tables to make a makeshift buffet. Where every other buffet in Vegas I have been to is completely built in with many stations of food and other things to eat and drink. Granted, I didn't pay $25 for breakfast, but I did wind up paying more than I did at the Red Rock a day earlier. (and the Red Rock was pretty darn good)
     
  11. Darth Vegas

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    I've stayed at Bally's 2 times a year for the last 6 years. I think I can help you out.

    Bally's eats:

    Across from the front desk is a coffee counter. It has very small items and a small selection to go with a Java.

    Near the elevator to the Jubilee Tower is Nosh. Cafeteria style, serves Breakfast, lunch and dinner. I enjoy the breakfast sandwiches, deli sandwiches and soup.

    Sidewalk cafe near the Indigo Lounge. It's hardly ever open anymore.

    Down that hall, near the nightclub, is the Steakhouse. I enjoy the Sunday brunch. It's a high end price, so the quality of food and service from the very welcoming staff is top notch.

    Also there is Sea. Thai and Vietnamese food in a calm setting around an indoor pond.

    Opening soon (now, ish) is the kiosks out front which includes a Walburgers (I heard is open). There may be other food selections too.

    Beside the cafe is an escalator to the food court. Sbarros, Johnny Rocket Burgers, Subway.....

    Sundries & snacks.

    While at Johnny Rockets, go out the sports book doors, cross flamingo, and walk to Stage Door. Gallon of bottled water for under $2 vs alternative. Snacks and inexpensive souvenirs.

    Hope this is helpful.
     
  12. gradytripp

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    I guess to each his own. Even with the sad, impending loss of Tequila Bar, I'll still take Bally's over Monte Carlo. Especially now that all the main floor blackjack at Monte Carlo is 6:5...
     
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    Staying March 31- April 3 at Bally's. Wallburgers is open? You just made my day. :nworthy: Unlike many of the posters here I do not like Bally's or Paris eateries. PH is where we will wind up. Victorian Room at Barbary Bill's was our favorite...sadly that is long gone. Breakfast will be an issue for us too...will wind up with danish and a drink most likely. We are not sit down expensive breakfast people. I was hoping some of the eateries out front would be open when we are there. :ssst:
     
  14. Darth Vegas

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    Trip advisor says Wahlburgers not yet open. Sorry. End of Feb. expected.
     
  15. gradytripp

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    Have you tried Ellis Island? If you liked Victorian Room that might be up your alley. EI has been spiffed up in the last year. I'll be there 6 weeks from right now, most likely!
     
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    Ellis Island is fabulous for breakfast. Eggs, bacon, potatoes, toast, jam, tea or coffee. All for $10 including tip. It really is only a few minutes walk behind Ballys and now the area has been landscaped I didn't find it scary in the least or too far to walk. They have free bingo at 9am if you play $10 or $20 (can't remember which) through the machines the day before.
     
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    Their breakfast is def worth the price!
     
  18. vegasfan2010

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    We always stay at Bally's.
    Ellis Island is handy and worth the trek.
    The new Linq road has a few good places to eat, it is close by.
    The Grand Bazaar Shops might have some fast food places when it opens.
    Near Planet Hollywood, Bubba Gump Shrimp has good food and good value.
    We love the Crepes place in the Paris connector.
    Nosh is a good place to start your day.
     
  19. 1LuckyMomma

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    Okay, it sounds like we must try Ellis Island. How far is the walk? We are staying in the Jubilee tower. What's the fastest way to get to Ellis from there?
     
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    Is Ellis Island breakfast equal to say a Dennys breakfast?
     
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