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Delano / South Point, Trip #34 with Al and Sal.

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  1. alamode36

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    My Trip Report

    Not a super detailed play-by-play report, just a few notes and observations from our recent trip – number 34!?


    Stayed one night at Delano on a MyVegas “comp” – had booked for Mandalay Bay with 67000 gold coins but was offered Delano at check in instead – said yes please! Asked for a high floor – got the top - 62 (although there are only actually 42 or 43 floors - whatever). 62 is the “penthouse” floor in any case.

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    Our room was really a connecting bedroom to a separate and much larger suite next door (that we didn’t get to see). In any case, our “regular” room was nice, but quite spare. No honor bar, only one chair.

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    Comfy bed, robes and slippers in the bathroom.

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    Super nice bathroom too – although the condiments were a tad ridiculous. It seemed like they were meant for eating and not washing. Peppermint shampoo, Cilantro conditioner, Rum soap... whatever.

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    View was pretty spectacular – especially at night.
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    According to the sign on the door this hotel room could be rented out for up to $40,000. Love that.

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    Delano notes: Self park right outside the door and easy walking to the Mbay casino/restaurants. Coffee shop just by the elevators. Security always there checking room keys. Very dark interior spaces with a corporate feel. Great pencils – seriously they have nice pencils, there are a couple on my desk at work now.

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    In the evening we went one floor up from our room to the Skyfall lounge. Had the free-for-hotel-guests Champagne toast at 7:30 followed that with a couple of excellent Manhattans and enjoyed the open air patio view of the strip. The lounge was low key upscale – not stuffy in the least but I felt comfortable in my business casual gear. Drinks were about $18 each. Tasty brandy infused cherries in the drinks too. We chatted with the various (mostly younger) folks for awhile before heading back down to the casino. Well worth a visit.

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    MyVegas Comp at Delano / Mandalay Bay with one night parking and resort fee/tax:
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    Mandalay Bay Notes: Casino was hopping on Sunday evening. Good 80s-90s band playing, plentiful comped drinks while playing quarter VP at the bar (no ticket system thank god), several upscale gals were working the bar area, people dancing having a good time, overall a good vibe. Had a freebie MyVegas buffet for breakfast the next morning and it was quite good. We like that it’s not overwhelming and has large windows overlooking the pool area. Mandalay Bay self park is at least two miles from check-in desk and the pay system is funky. They added the parking to my hotel account and then use the room key to exit the garage. I had to get the thing “reset” while I was trying to leave – which requires talking through an intercom while people are waiting behind. Not the best system. Cost $12 for 24hrs of parking as a hotel guest with in-out privileges and also parking at any other M-Life property during the 24hr period. In my opinion it is a scam.

    One afternoon checked out the Boulder Dam Brewing Company for lunch. I love drinking beer, in bottles, cans, or on draft. It’s a favorite past-time and I’m open to try new beers and like supporting local brewpubs whenever I can. Unfortunately none of the three beers I tried really called for me to return – it was all OK – just nothing special. Still, they have good food – good service – and an excellent outdoor dog-friendly patio area. Probably wont be back.
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    Another afternoon drove to the Seven Magic Mountain’s sculpture – about 10 minutes south past the M-resort. I’d recommend it just for the novelty. Sal hadn’t heard of it so when I said “were just going to drive out to the desert and look at this weird art-thing” she thought I might have had bad intentions. Especially the farther we headed out a lonesome road to the empty desert.

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    Notes about the M-Resort. Just our most favorite place in all of town anymore. The people there are the best. Drinks are good and plentiful, good selection of VP and reasonable minimums on tables. Excellent buffet – and not bad mailer offers for our limited play. We always make a trip out there no matter where we are staying in town.

    Also stayed three nights at the South Point. This might be our fourth or fifth time staying there and we like it – although there are drawbacks. They have good VP, great staff, free parking, quick valet, and cheap liquor in their store. Downside is that it is showing it’s wear. Hallways and elevators always had some kind of debris laying around. Carpets are getting worn, wallpaper and trim getting beat up. Not that it isn’t a great place – I mean we had a thoroughly enjoyable time and will go back in the future, but it’s getting closer to that ill-defined just below mid-level edge. The buffet is not great either – but they have about 14 other options for food.

    Speaking of which, one evening we enjoyed a wonderful prime rib dinner at the Coronado cafe in the South Point. It was honestly one of the better prime ribs we have ever had in Vegas, with potato, decent salad, and a bottle of Chianti about $60 all in. I think the food was less than 20 bucks. More than enough for Sal and I to share.


    Maserati coupe at the South Point valet....Hey I'm OK with my rented Toyota Corolla.... really.
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    Nothing spectacular gaming-wise, just dozens of 4 of a kinds, one straight flush, typical daily loss that keeps us coming back! Already planning for trip 35.


    Thanks for reading.
     
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  2. JeJas

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    good report!
    thanks for sharing.
     
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    great report and sounds like it was a great trip!
     
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    Sorry to hear the SP is getting worn down. Enjoyed the report!
     
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    Thought all of Delano's rooms were suites?? Great TR and stokes my fire to finally stay in one of the Luxor-Delano-MB properties for the first time in over 25 years of Vegasing.
     
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    Love the pictures!
     
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  8. kkinwi

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    You have the Vegas system down....thanks for the report!
     
  9. fugsworth

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    They are all suites, sort of. They've got a small handful of non-suite rooms which are intended to primarily serve as connectors for guests booking the larger suites. They don't advertise them on their website because usually nobody rents them on their own, but people on MyVegas comps (or some 3rd party bookings) get whatever the hotel has available.
     
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    Interesting, because in OP's room pic, you can see (I think) Luxor, so the room was on the inside of the "L" in the 8 wing. I had thought they only had one of those rooms on each floor and that it was in the other wing, facing west.
     
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