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I "have to" spend another day in Vegas. Pick a hotel, any hotel!

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by notfromconcentrate, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. vegaskid74

    vegaskid74 High-Roller

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    NFC, this may win the prize for all-time greatest comment on VMB. I have never, ever, ever in my life seen someone place the Lucky Club and "hoping to be wowed" in the same thought/post/sentence. I visit that place each year hoping only to escape with my life and possibly a bit of my dignity. You sir, are a true optimist.
     
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  2. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    Hey, truthfully, I actually was wowed by the casino itself. One dollar blackjack 24/7 with great rules is amazing by itself. But drink service from a cart where you can get served on the spot, that is something you won't even get in a high-limit room on the strip. You can't tell me that anybody who gambles and drinks (which is basically all of us here) wouldn't be wowed by that, particularly with the degrading standards of Vegas.

    Now, the location, atmosphere, and clientele are obviously a whole other deal that kind of offset the positives. I can understand why some people may be uncomfortable in a place that admittedly has a lot of people who look like thugs and drug dealers. But so what? That doesn't make it an inherently dangerous place. The people who are worth robbing are at the Bellagio and the Wynn, not at the Lucky Club. If you'll make yourself look like you're worth robbing (e.g. expensive watch, lots of cash, etc.), then you'll naturally make yourself a target. So it just goes in line with the number one rule of public safety... don't be an idiot.

    So I'm not expecting to be wowed by the hotel. But $40-ish per night to stay at a place that has an awesome casino and drink service, in an environment that I don't personally find to be intimidating? I'd totally do it.
     
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  3. vegaskid74

    vegaskid74 High-Roller

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    Agreed. I had never looked at the Lucky Club in this light. I always tell my students at school and my own children that being happy, solving a tough problem, etc. is 99% a matter of perspective. You have taught me that lesson anew!
     
  4. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    Indeed I have considered Oasis at Gold Spike... thanks to the recommendation from @pebbles in one of my TRs, I actually spent a couple of hours in there when I had to do some work, because they have a reasonably quiet bar area with wifi and outlets galore. That also gave me the opportunity to get exposed to the atmosphere, and I quite liked it.

    It's tempting... I'm actually seeing it for $18 USD plus resort fee right now, whereas Palace Station and Fiesta Henderson are double that. My main hesitation comes from the fact that this looks like more a place to stay in the summer, with their pool and their patio scene. So I feel like I'd only be getting 50% of the experience of staying there... where I could get closer to 100% of the experience at Palace/Fiesta.

    Any other wild suggestions guys? :)
     
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  5. meyers67

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    Well - you wanted cheap and are leaning towards downtown. May I instead suggest a little opulence on your last day?

    How about heading towards the airport and finish your trip at Mandalay Bay and have dinner at Charlie Palmer? I’d love to read your review of that place.
     
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    Why not GVR?
     
  7. The Rumor

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    Sleep in a 24 hour Dotty's for free!!!
     
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  8. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    I've stayed at Mandalay before, and I'm specifically looking for somewhere I haven't stayed at. I also can't bring myself to spend strip resort money during the winter, when I won't be able to make use of any of their pools. Charlie Palmer is on my list too... though as I mentioned earlier, I'll likely have had steak the night before and I find I enjoy it less when I have it two nights in a row... so going somewhere for steak that night is unlikely for me.

    Like Mandalay... it's expensive, and if I did stay there, I'd want to be able to enjoy the pool and other outdoor parts of the property. So I'd feel like it's kind of wasted.

    Those checkered tablecloths do look comfy enough... :)
     
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  9. luridludicloco

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  10. Flowers

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    Palace Station. There's decent VP and rules for low limit blackjack. The buffet is MUCH improved post the great renovation of the property and there are other new restaurants as well. You can easily get to the strip via Lyft/Uber or the Palace Station shuttle and the airport shuttle is available as you noted. I have stayed on Boulder Highway before but for my last night in Vegas I'd want to have more of a Vegas vibe, which for me would mean Palace Station or your downtown choices over anything on Boulder Highway.
     
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    Palms has a special for $59/ night. Not on your list but would love to see your pictures and I haven't came across pictures since the reno on any boards. Again another selfish VMB'er lol
     
  12. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    Well, this is definitely the best non-comp deal I’ve found so far, at Las Vegas Hostel on Fremont East.

    ONE dollar. And breakfast is INCLUDED :eek:

    To be fair, I have some pocket change worth of Expedia points that have reduced this price. But thought it was a funny sight nonetheless :)

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  13. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    Okay, the winner is Fiesta Henderson!

    I re-arranged my trip spreadsheet a little bit in such a way that it makes sense for me to do my outlets trip earlier on, thus taking away the benefit of being close to the North Outlets, if I were to stay at Palace Station.

    Taking a closer look at the vicinity of Fiesta Henderson, I realized what the major selling point was to me... just how many locals casinos are nearby, that I won't have a reason to be close to for a while. Aside from Green Valley Ranch, there's also Club Fortune, Points!, Sunset Station, and a handful of slots-only locals joints that I feel like I'd get a kick out of popping into.

    And then whether I end up going to Hank's for steak that night, or Leticia's at Fiesta Henderson for Mexican food (it's surprisingly well-reviewed), I'm sorted for that evening. Then just down the street is Omelet House, which I definitely want to go to a second time. So I feel like I can't lose as far as dining options go.

    It will be quite a change of scenery, compared to the Golden Nugget and the Mirage... but as you all know, my scenery tends to never stay the same :)
     
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