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I Think I might like the Orleans. What do you like about it?

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Sue24, Oct 22, 2016.

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  1. Sue24

    Sue24 High-Roller

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    And how much is their resort fee?

    Usually we stay Downtown at the Fremont or 4Queens, so no fees there.
    I like to get a good deal.
    Wondering if that darn fee will p*** me off too much.

    I feel like we need a change of scenery.

    Thanks all.
     
  2. bluesdude

    bluesdude High-Roller

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    Resort fee is $17.91 w/tax. But if you have a comped room, they waive the fee. That has been our experience. Give it a try. If you stay there the first time and give them some decent play you will get an offer for at least 2 comped nights.
     
  3. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    heated pool. :thumbsup: ...but it's small and not much more than a Motel 6 pool.
    good vibe on the floor...busy and hopping
    low table minimums...but you get that Downtown, too.
    good vp...except JoB which happens to be my game of choice.
    free shuttle to Gold Coast...which has a lot of good JoB and walkable from there to Rio or Palms.
    good restaurants...but I like Gold Coast's Asian restaurants better.
     
    then the California
    then South Point, then MSS
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    GamblingGolfer High-Roller

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    Not sure why smerrian said 'small pool'. 5x the size of GC. A main pool, a wading pool plus a hot tub. A large area for sitting/sunning complete with a bar and tv's.

    GG
     
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    Orleans pool is nice enough. My next door neighbor's pool is about the size of the pool at Gold Coast. Just a guess, but I don't think the pool is one of Sue's main concerns.

    The new steak house at the Orleans is excellent and very reasonable prices compared to other steakhouses in town.
     
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  6. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Yes, you're right about the pool. I had GC pool in my mind when posting but you are correct. Not a bad pool at the Orleans.
     
    then the California
    then South Point, then MSS
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    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    This has been our experience also. They waive the fee on comped rooms. However, there was a time when they asked if I would like to be upgraded to a premium room for a small upcharge and I agreed, thinking the amenities would be better.

    We had a regular room imho, and my in-laws, who we were traveling with, declined the upcharge and their room and the view they got was better than ours. So I'll never fall for that upcharge b.s. again. Seemed like they used that as an excuse to charge the resort fee.

    Other than that I agree about the positive things mentioned about the Orleans and recommend you try it for the change of scenery you mentioned.

    Have fun and Good Luck!!
     
  8. gebruiker

    gebruiker Low-Roller

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    I love the poker room there, plus that it is always nice and busy and a lot of low stakes action for table games + a big bowling alley and a cinema. :)
     
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    We love it there. We used to stay on the strip but now only stay at The Orleans. Nice pool, decent buffet, good VP, rooms are quite large. I like that if I get tired of gambling I can go bowling or go see a movie. Free shuttle to the strip too.
     
  10. vegasdev

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    I stay at the Orleans or GC when I am not staying downtown. I like the pai-gow poker at those 2 joints. and the BJ is not bad either.
     
  11. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    I concur with those who confuse Orleans and Gold Coast. I am a dedicated Downtowner, but I often split stays with the Orleans because; 1) my father loves the 'never have to leave the property' vibe, so many restaurant choices; 2) my wife still gets a two free nights mailer and we've barely played her card in ten years; 3) the liquor store is cheaper than your home store, and you can use points; 4) standard rooms are spacious compared to Strip or Downtown. Downsides: 1) good VP bartop tables, not great; 2) the Buffet is better than the Surf and Imperial Palace (if you don't get that you won't care); 3) some seriously long hallways; 4) probably the worst TGIFridays franchise in America.

    If you like Downtown and are tired of the Strip you'll love your first trip to Orleans.
     
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    I'm stopping at Orleans for the first time this weekend. Only got 2 nights there but looking forward to it as I have read some good things about it on here.
     
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    Had our 1st stay there in April and will be spending 5 nights there on the next trip. Good food options, everything from decent food court to steak house. Good gambling, nice pool area. Free shuttle to strip and Gold Coast, movies, bowling, an on site liquor store with great prices....what more can you ask for??
     
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    I love the Orleans. I first went along with a family member, who mostly does keno. So, he would sit in the keno lounge for the entire day, and I would be on my own. So, I really like the fact that as a female, I feel safe. I like the many slots to choose from, the food options, (the worst TGIFriday's is really at the GG), the coffee counter (for good coffee), the live keno, the table games have low minimums, the SMELL (I know that's corny, but I really love the smell!), the rooms are OK, (but there is a coffee maker and a safe), the chocolate shop (a must stop), the spa (I really don't need anything more than a good massage), the best customer service I have experienced in Vegas! Bottom line, I can spend a little there for a good time, or spend a lot there for the same good time! Hope this helps!
     
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    Why do I love the Orleans?

    Friendly staff - I've never had a bad interaction with an employee

    Great selection of bars and restraunts - Way more selection then you would expect

    Fantastic standard rooms - Decent size rooms with a proper bathroom and coffee makers.

    Pool Area - Some confusion on that in this thread, but the pool is a good size, plus a hot tub

    Tables games - I'm a craps and Pai-Gow Poker player. They have plenty of those tables and never have to wait to find a spot.

    Sportsbook - Big sportsbook area with a bar next to it which makes for an ideal viewing experience. The bar tvs get all the sports stations so they can put on any game you'd like.
     
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    The pool is nice sized and a nice jacuzzi!
     
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    I am staying there in 9 days and I stayed in October.
     
  18. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Forgot to mention the things I like about the Orleans:

    Lots of craps tables, there's always one you can jump on.

    Many machines of all types.

    Lots of good places to eat.

    That chocolate shoppe right before you go up to your room. Yum!

    Movies, bowling alley, pool, when you need a break from the gambling.

    CW's!!!

    Actually everything about the property is great!
     
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  19. surf87

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    The Orleans had a "Loyal to the Royal" promotion but it may have ended beginning in Nov, where .05 cent paid an extra $20, .10 cent paid an extra $40, and .25 cent paid an extra $100, for a royal flush (Sunday-Thursdays).

    And the all day buffet for $28, quite a bargain for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a late night snack at least that's what I do to get my money's worth.

    Someone said that the free popcorn coupon that you receive in the fun book upon check in can be used without having to see a movie. I always thought a movie needed to be purchased to use the free popcorn coupons.
     
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  20. Venus

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    I just got back from Vegas, part of my trip was a 3 nite stay @ Orleans, suites have been renovated, very nice. When i got to my room host had left me a dry snack basket, a fruit n cheese basket, and some cheap Champagne. Daughters were impressed. A little play will get u decent comps n they do have everything u need there. If u r looking for a place to gamble n don't enjoy the craziness of dt or the hassle n crowds @ the strip hotels, Orleans is a decent alternative.
     
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