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Palms Still a No Go

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by azbob, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. azbob

    azbob Low-Roller

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    Did my Friday rounding today including the Palms...here are a couple notes:
    1) Place wasn't busy at all, but still very hard to find a parking spot. They let all of the construction workers park in the first two outside lots near Flamingo.
    2) No entrance from the west side so you have to walk in the Palms driveway, with a fence and narrow two-way traffic.
    3) Walked in the first west side entrance I could and it was very hot...I thought it was just blowers as you walk in the door, but the west side of the casino was so hot I went to the east side. I asked the waitress about it and she said everyone is complaining and suggested I go east. (there it was relatively cool).
    4) The new BBQ place opened a few weeks ago. Looks like they are still working on the patio as there were workman and ladders all over. Also two buckets of tools outside the main entrance.
    5) Still somewhat noisy on the west side of the casino with a lot of workers walking around.

    I still don't think anyone would want to spend my time here and especially if you were coming into town for a vacation. They have a long way to go.
     
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  2. Flowers

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    Funny, I stopped in there between Christmas and New Years to do a coupon run and I had just the opposite reaction. The parking situation with all of the construction was a PITA but I did a quick valet. I hadn't been in the Palms for a while and I thought the improvements were beautiful. I also got my Palms/Stations card. I made Chairman in one day at Palace Station back in October -- playing Dragon Link for 12 hours and coming away a big winner/I got the GRAND! -- so I got my Palms Chairman's card, which looks cool. The buffet crowd was sizeable as if folks were enjoying it but not too crowded. I don't know what the rooms look like and I agree the construction suggests more work to do but I thought the casino itself looked beautiful. I'll be back for a quick stop in April or July when I do my 2019 coupon run.

    Edited to add: I asked the person helping me at the rewards desk if he liked Palms being part of stations. It was interesting. He didn't comment on how the place was run but really liked the change as he said some of the benefits, like insurance, were better as he now works for a much bigger company.
     
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  3. marcianofan

    marcianofan Low-Roller

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    I was in there also in December and I agree with you, tho I don’t know what PITA means.parking in the garage was not an issue at all, nor was the heat in the casino! The place on a weekday afternoon was kinda busy but not to bad. I agree there was a lot of construction stuff around but it didn’t bother me at all. I’m also planning on going back in April, kinda wish I’d get some free room offers from them. The remodeling looks like it’s gonna be pretty nice....
     
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    PITA means pain in the ass.

    I had been dividing my stays with 3 or 4 nights at Cosmo and 2 nights at Palms pre-construction. Really liked the changes I saw in October at Palms and new rooms look very nice but I haven't stayed since the construction started and think I will hold off until it is a little less chaotic. Still visit every trip though.
     
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    marcianofan Low-Roller

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    PITA = pain in the ass, learn something new everyday, tks breanna!
     
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    There's a walking tunnel from the west garage to the casino. Entrance is near the garage elevators. Other end is beside the food court.
     
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    The newly renovated rooms are beautiful. This was the Run of House room we had over Labor Day (the coffee maker is ours lol)...

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    Looks very nice, actually.
     
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    The new steakhouse, Scotch 80 Prime, is also fantastic.
     
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    The room looks lovely, comfy, elegant and functional. Hard to do all. Kudos to the Palms designer.
     
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    they will never get the money they spent ,they could have almost bought the cosmo for the amount
     
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    What tower?
     
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    I'm sorry, this was in the Fantasy Tower.
     
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    TomTWI I need a new avatar, kids are growing too fast

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    The room looks great but I never know what to do with all the effing pillows.

    TomTWI
     
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    I LOVE having lotsa pillows! :) Throwum at yer partner if you can't figure out what to do with them! :)
     
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    Thanks! Those rooms do look nice.
     
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    do what I did take them home and furnish your house
     
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    completely agree.
     
  19. azbob

    azbob Low-Roller

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    Just announced a Cardi B residency...guess Stations is moving away from their traditional entertainment lineup. Marketing will be interesting as they have been reaching out to locals with some deals. Was there again last week...I know a lot of people like the rooms, which look very nice, but last Friday the fire alarms were constantly going off during my time there plus the new design has the machines so close together that you can't walk down an aisle with machines on either side because the chairs are too close together....a lot of work to be done I think
     
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    Palms had to redo the entire pool area because it was not graded correctly and was sinking each year. complete makeover.