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FYI: Golden Nugget now charging a daily $22.40 SMOKING ROOM FEE!

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by chinlover, Dec 7, 2016.

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  1. chinlover

    chinlover Tourist

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    I was just checking rates at the Golden Nugget. They are now charging a daily smoking room fee of $22.40 if booked!
     
  2. Miller12pack

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    Why so much hate for smokers? I stayed at Elco for years until they eliminated smoking tower rooms. I love that place, but I now stay at the D because I can get a smoking room. If that changes, I will find a new place. I no longer stay overnight at our local Indian casinos because they all went to non smoking rooms. Will this include pot smokers also?
     
  3. makikiboy

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    Ha ha, most of us non smokers are laughing at the smokers who have to pay extra for a smoking room. Before it was hard to find a room that didn't reek of smoke but now the norm is more toward the non smokers and they penalize the smokers.

    BTW, even in the tower rooms at the El Cortez I can find some rooms that have cig smoke in them. The front desk warns you of cleaning charges if caught with smoke or traces in the room but I have opened the door and already smelled smoke remnants in the rooms. Some times I even smell people smoking, they are smoking in the bathroom and blowing the smoke out the window but unfortunately it goes up into the other units above.

    Yup, I'm sure that some hotels will still accommodate the smokers and have rooms available to them but the hotels are starting to go away from the smoking rooms because many guests don't want to stay in a room that someone smoked in.
     
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    What if I have a prescription for my medical weed and need to smoke it for my ________? (Fill in the blank with any assortment of illnesses)
     
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    Makes sense to me since the rooms require more extensive cleaning and they have to deal with damage from cigarette burns/smoke
     
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    In that case you can probably just vape
     
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    I'm a smoker but always stay in non-smoking rooms. Having to wait to go downstairs for a smoke is worth not having to put up with the terrible smell.

    I've never smoked inside my home either, other than in college.
     
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    Thanks for being considerate! Many smokers don't give a shit about anyone else or if their smoke bothers anyone else.
     
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    But lately some states treat vaping the same as they do with smoking. Like smoking they aren't allowed in many places (especially eateries) and they require you to vape so many feet away from businesses.
     
  10. rob889

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    Yes, but at the same time if they're going to stay in the same hotel that just means they'll probably be smoking even more down in the casino since they can't in their room. I don't mind if there are smoking rooms I just don't want to get stuck staying in one. Really wish they'd just ban it in the casinos already...went to Blackhawk outside of Denver a couple months ago and the casino was packed and it was so nice not having to dodge smoke clouds.
     
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    They aren't going to have a clue if you use a vape cig, fyi
     
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    From what I understand it still technically isn't allowed in a hotel room but I'm just saying they won't ever know because a vape cloud is completely different from lighting up a cigarette or joint and blowing out a smoke cloud. You can blow vapor at a smoke detector and it won't go off, at least from my experience. The smell doesn't compare to that of a smoke cloud and doesn't linger so if someone truly wanted to vape I'm sure they could do it and nobody would know unless they were there immediately after because the smell dissipates pretty fast. Now, if you get into funky flavor stuff then that might be a little different I'm just talking about flowers
     
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    And many anti-smoking zealots treat smokers like they're evil people. I'm a casual cigar smoker, a few per week. Never in my home or indoors other than where its specifically allowed. I'll ask players at my table if they mind if I light up. If I'm at a table alone, I'll just light one up if I feel like one

    That being said, I can see the charge, if they don't have rooms that are specifically smoking rooms. Seems like the Nugget is going towards making the whole hotel portion of the property non-smoking. Totally their choice, but smokers may well choose other places to stay (and gamble?) if they do. Frankly, a per day charge seems goofy, as if they're going to come in and "desmokafy" the room every day. Ain't gonna happen.

    JW
     
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    But if you vape, you probably can get away with doing it in the room. How are they going to tell?

    And with the smoking room being 22.40 extra, what's the penalty for smoking in a non-smoking room there? $500?

    Unfortunately I think this will make more smokers (both tobacco and weed) to take their chances on smoking in a non-smoking room. Ugh. Last trip we immediately moved our first room at bally's because it was obviously smoked in.
     
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    No they're not all evil. As with everything, there are different levels of decency. I've been at the craps tables numerous times where the guy right next to me is pretty much smoking nonstop but is holding his arm away from the table the whole time and would always blow his smoke straight up and that doesn't bother me one bit...those guys I totally respect. When people start blowing their smoke every which way when they are fully aware that there are other patrons around them that probably don't appreciate it is when it becomes a problem. I'm all for people making their own decisions on what they do with their own bodies as long as I'm able to do the same with mine and their decisions aren't negatively impacting me. :peace:
     
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    $22.40? Kind of an odd number to come up with. I wonder how they arrived at that. So that means that if you are a smoker, you are paying that fee + the resort fee = approx $50 extra onto your room at GN. Just sayin...
     
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    Sounds like $20/night plus tax
     
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    ridiculous. I have given up on the GN. the offers that they send me are mediocre at best. the resort fee is $30.80 per night including tax!! overall I like the property, but no thanks. if I want to get raped i'll go to the strip. I try to spend as little as possible on room and food, so that I will have money to gamble. some times I will splurge a little if I am splitting the room cost with others.
     
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    Only if you have a Nevada green card. Still by most state laws it would still be illegal because a hotel is a public place.
     
  20. makikiboy

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    yeah, I have encountered non smoking rooms that still have the recent smoke scent lingering. In fact the scent was so strong we knew that someone had smoked in the room in the past few hours.

    I agree with the vaping though, they can't tell if you did it or not in a room unless you are using those "designer" scents.

    At the El Cortez, when you check in they give you a paper warning you that the tower rooms are non smoking and if they find that you smoked in the room........but then I never knew anyone who got fined or punished for smoking in that room and I still had a room that had the strong smell of cig smoke so not sure what they would really do about it.
     
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