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Downtown Pools

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by ValerieJo, Nov 18, 2016.

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  1. ValerieJo

    ValerieJo Low-Roller

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    Thinking of booking for summer. (We usually go in the Fall so heat is not a big factor). Figuring we will probably need a pool if we are booking for July or August. We've stayed at Golden Nugget several times, but thought we might try 4 Queens. I understand that there is a pool at Binions that one can use if staying at 4 Queens. Is this still the case? How easy is it to get to or is it a PITA? How is the pool?

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Golfer

    Golfer Low-Roller

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    Binions has a roof top pool that 4Q guests can use. It's not the most convenient to get to, but not a huge issue.
     
  3. marksind

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    The Binions pool is small, like most downtown pools, but the lounge area and chairs are decent and it has an excellent view of Las Vegas since it's so high up. We've used it several times over the years and it's never very busy since it's only available to guests of the Four Queens.
     
  4. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Binion's pool is a very retro Vegas experience, as in 'this must have been what they thought was the life' fifty years ago. High up it's a nice view though sometimes windy. Almost alway deserted.

    If you are really about the pool then Downtown Grand is the better choice. Recently built, it has that day club vibe with lots of open area and food and drink service. Much more open than GN's let's cram as many chaise lounges into this space as possible.
     
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    Cant recomend the DT Grand pool enough. Lots of space, good cocktail service and a decent size pool. The GN pool isnt for me. Its nice but gets super packed and is quite small.
     
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    also the Plaza pool has just been redone. Cal pool (small) is under a redo and may be nicer next year
     
  7. rdwoodpecker

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    Have heard good things about the Plaza pool. Have stayed at the Plaza several times just not since the pool was finished. Have never had any issues. Hopefully try the pool on our next visit.
     
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    I did a drive by look-see at the Plaza pool last July. I was very impressed.

    The GN pool is very nice but very, very crowded.

    I've heard nothing but great things about the pool at DTG.

    :peace: :beer:
     
  9. AllenAndRossi

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    I have no experience with the Plaza's new pool area or Binion's pool.

    The Nugget pool is very nice and has the slide that goes thru the shark tank. But the lounge chairs are packed in so tight they are touching one another. People are really packed in and it's not all that relaxing. A comfortable area(daybed, cabana, etc)is going to cost you. And food/drink prices are pretty close to strip prices.

    The Downtown Grand pool is my favorite. Large, comfortable couch areas that are just part of the seating area. Shade umbrellas. Great food/cocktail service. $4 for a beer, $6 for a good pina colada, food was reasonable. Even if there's a crowd, it's never been super packed and you have room to stretch out. In May, the pool water was FREEZING. But in September, it was beautiful since they are heating it.
     
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    Another vote for the Downtown Grand. Plaza also nice.
     
  11. BayouBengal

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    The Downtown Grand pool is nice and usually has a reasonable minimum spends for their cabanas and daybeds. I've done a cabana twice there and have really enjoyed it.
     
  12. thekid911

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    Bayou Bengal do you recall what the minimum spend was for the cabana and how many people it holds?
     
  13. BayouBengal

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    Here is a snippet from an email from earlier this year.

    "How many guests are you expecting for the cabana? Cabanas generally start around $250 ($350 Friday-Sunday) in food and beverage and go up from there depending on the size of your party and time of year. Parties of ten or more require a larger cabana(s) space, requiring higher minimums.

    Day beds are available for parties of 2 or less with a food and beverage minimum of $50 on weekdays and $100 Fri-Sun. Pricing listed here does not apply to holiday weekends or special events.

    If for any reason the F&B minimum is not met by the end of your reservation at the pool, the remaining balance will be charged to your final bill and act as a cabana fee, reaching the total dollar amount required for the day. Minimums do not include tax or gratuity.

    Each cabana comes with a stocked fridge of assorted canned sodas and bottled water for you to enjoy complimentary. "
     
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