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Palms or Orleans?

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by HoppinHardWays, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. HoppinHardWays

    HoppinHardWays Low-Roller

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    Rethinking my November reservations, which is better?
     
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    Elizakess Low-Roller

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    The Palms because it has been recently updated with a lot of new restaurants and a new pool.
     
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  3. Tonyfromjersey

    Tonyfromjersey High-Roller

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    Get ready for a ton of answers, including suggestions that are neither of the hotels you inquired about. “ Better “ in what way ? It’s such a subjective question. If you list some of the things your looking for you might get more pertinent and useful answers.
     
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  4. HoppinHardWays

    HoppinHardWays Low-Roller

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    Going to an event at the Orleans Arena, both seem close. Never stayed at either. Always been intrigued by Palms. How is the Ivory tower?
     
  5. Flowers

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    See my recent review of the Palms. By any objective measure I believe Palms to be the better hotel in terms of amenities, rooms, etc. and the Stations program is, IMO, superior to the Boyd program.
     
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    Definitely two different properties. Orleans geared for older, family oriented crowd with movie theater, bowling alleys, etc. Palms used to be a good party site for 20 somethings—not sure since the Maloofs gave up ownership—sorry to date myself. Still has a movie theater. Palms a bit more upscale, but I love the Orleans—used to go there for the annual Nike Basketball Clinic.
     
  7. Ruark

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    One point: Orleans is VERY isolated. It's surrounded by freeways and parking lots. Nearest thing to walk to is a grungy convenience store a couple blocks away. Again, just a data point.
     
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    Isolated in terms of other Casinos only. There are plenty of things around it within easy walking distance. Pubs, fast food etc. all near by.

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  9. Syringe Monkey

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    Palms Fantasy Tower all day every day.
     
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  10. HoppinHardWays

    HoppinHardWays Low-Roller

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    What is the main difference between the fantasy and ivory? I know the fantasy is most recent with renovations, but I see Ivory was renovated in 2012? Is the Ivory still alright to stay in?
     
  11. Jake13

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    Depending on how long your first trip listed above is, maybe check out both on that trip for your November trip. We haven't been in the Palms since the remodels so can't report on it, but stay a couple times a year at the Orleans and enjoy it there, plus that is where we get our rooms comped which helps. 4 Restaurants and buffet there have been redone in the last couple of years. We stay there for the March WCC Basketball tournament in the Arena, because it is hooked to the Orleans. Palms is a couple miles away.

    If you're going for the basketball tournament towards the end of November, have fun, it should be a great tournament.
     
  12. stripes46

    stripes46 Low-Roller

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    I have always stayed at The Orleans and only visited the Palms once and that was before it was renovated! The Orleans has an older crowd, really good bars and bartenders, plenty of good restaurants and most of them were recently remodeled, not that far from the Palms (maybe 1 mile at most), gigantic bowling alley and movie theaters upstairs, real friendly staff, huge parking lot and parking garage with no parking fees, plenty of places within walking distance and a really nice huge pool with a bar outside.
     
  13. breanna61

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    The Ivory Tower rooms are nice....still a big step up from Orleans.
     
  14. LvBlitzforce

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    Freeways? The palms is much closer to the freeways lol... maybe youve confused Orleans with the Wild Wild West?

    But i think the correct is Palms and its really not even close. I like the orleans and go there all the time but its definitely grimier and more run down than the "new" Palms. I guess it all depends on who you're bringing with you and what you plan on doing while here.
     
  15. TomTWI

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    "grimier" is not an adjective I would have used to describe the Orleans. Older or less hip maybe.

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  16. LvBlitzforce

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    By grimier i meant the area for one and also the clientele. Granted i always go at night time so im sure its much more grimier then compared to during the day. Also its not called the WHOREleans for nothing lol.
     
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    I guess I’m grimy——-
     
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    Boyd vs. Stations, Stations all the way, Boyd sucks
     
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  19. LvBlitzforce

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    You say that like its a bad thing...

    Was just simply comparing Orleans to Palms
     
  20. HoppinHardWays

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    A lot of ladies of the night?