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GVR vs. South Point

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by ritilinkid, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. ritilinkid

    ritilinkid Believe it or not I'm walking on air.

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    Am thinking of changing it up a little next trip. GVR has excellent VP pay tables. Is it worth the difference in room price? Have been full RFB at the SP. What can I expect in comps at GVR?

    The Kid
     
  2. VPDeuces

    VPDeuces Low-Roller

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    Hey Kid (I’ve always wanted to say that),

    If you play only the excellent VP pay tables at GVR you may not get much in the way of comps. My experience is that South Point is one of the few places left that will at least consider coin in as a factor for comps. I know, I may be naive, but I try. I think the hotels are apples and oranges with GVR rooms being more luxurious and South Point rooms being more functional. That’s my opinion. I think it’s worth experiencing GVR.
     
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  3. NandJfrmNJ

    NandJfrmNJ VIP Whale

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    Stations are not very generous with comps, especially if you're not a local. That being said, we love staying at RR and GVR and have been staying at both since they opened. We get free rooms and a small amount of FP but not much else. The rooms at both are on par with some of the best hotels on the strip, gambling is good, food choices are excellent. I'm not sure you will be treated the same at GVR as at SP but I would give it a try. VP Deuces is right about playing FP VP. There are some 100% payback machines but you won't get many tier credits/comps if that's all you'll be playing. Hard to pass up RFB at SP and have to pay somewhere else though.
     
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  4. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    I can't comment on comps. But at the level of the property and amenities, GVR is in line with M, with SouthPoint being a tier down -- and I don't mean that in a negative manner as we've put in to SouthPoint several times.
     
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  5. mrstealth

    mrstealth VIP Whale

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    Well, assuming you are renting a car, unless you spend all of your time in the casino GVR has more of a "resort" feel to it than South Point. And while South Point has some all right food options, I prefer GVR's offerings better as well. Cannot comment on the comps but I personally have had much better results on the VP at GVR as well.
     
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  6. TomTWI

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    I got a quarter royal at GVR with only a couple hundred through their FP machines. Never a royal at SP with tens of thousands through. I know this means nothing just one of those flukes of VP.

    TomTWI
     
  7. steveks225

    steveks225 Low-Roller

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    IMHO, having played both places as an out of towner for the last 7-8 years, at least on video poker you’re going to have do substantially more coin in at GVR than what you’re doing to get RFB at SP. I’m going to LAS soon, and I had a 2 night hotel room offer from GVR, which they were unable to make work for me due to being sold out all four nights of my trip. I’m staying at another Station property which may be in an upcoming trip report in early March. I will still give GVR some decent action due to liking playing there.
     
  8. Bigcasino

    Bigcasino Low-Roller

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    We stay at GVR at least one day per our trips to LV. It is very nice as far as casino and rooms. As far as VP we normally win jackpot at the Drop and Sip VP bars. Won a grand each time. :)
     
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  9. zerofan

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    When booking my next trip, it was between GVR and SP but I decided on SP. The room prices are way different and I booked a Jr Suite at SP for a decent price. The rooms at GVR look pretty standard for the amount they want to charge for it so I will certainly visit but all my nights will be at SP.
     
  10. Roccoscollar

    Roccoscollar High-Roller

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    Yes! Go with SP please.
     
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  11. ritilinkid

    ritilinkid Believe it or not I'm walking on air.

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    Everyone's input much appreciated. I had almost made up my mind a day after posting when I saw the daily resort fee $45 at GVR. When I figured that in with the room prices, I figured wasn't worth the 2% difference in the VP pay table. You guys are the best.

    The Kid
     
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  12. Roccoscollar

    Roccoscollar High-Roller

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    Good decision!!
     
  13. VPDeuces

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    Have a great trip!