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Red Rock Resort - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by JaDubya, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. JaDubya

    JaDubya High Roller? Nah...just a Roller

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    Hi All

    I have an opportunity to stay here on a comp. I’m Mlife platinum & I typically gamble and stay at Mandalay or NYNY. I like the amenities at Mandalay & the small casino feel of NYNY. I like to eat good food & play 3 reel slots. Have 2 teenagers so the Red Rock pool, hiking, bowling & the movie theaters would all be pluses.

    I watched a few YouTube videos but wouldn’t mind getting some firsthand knowledge. One video said something about low water pressure in the showers. Also I know it’s really far off the strip but I often camp at a slot machine if I like a place.

    Is there anything else someone could share about this place?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
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  2. fugsworth

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    If you like MB I think you'll like Red Rock, as they have a lot in common-- large and surprisingly upscale rooms, great pool complex, family friendly activity options. I've heard the players club is generally better for locals than tourists, but I didn't really play enough there to be able to confirm or refute that myself.
     
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  3. Golfer

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    It's a very nice place. If you play enough, they'll drive you anywhere you'd like to go. The HL table game room is large, and smoke free even when there are smokers present. The steakhouse has (or had) very good Australian Wagyu. Really good, much better than some of the places people convince themselves are good just becuase they are expensive. Not that it isn't expensive, it is. But you get quality for the price you pay which is sometimes very hard in LV. Probably the best Wagyu I've had in LV, and very comparable to Kobe beef. That's a pretty high compliment coming from me. As an example, I find a lot (not all) LV steak places marginal and overpriced, serving Snake River Farms meats, which is pretty easy to get anywhere. This place definitely had better quality meat than most others places.

    They're closed it seems, and on their most recent menu they have Japanese Wagyu for $30 per oz, which is competitive in the LV area. I don't see the Australian any longer.

    I did not eat at any other restaurant on site except for breakfast. The selections just didn't appeal to me, but restaurants are personal preference, so maybe someone else can weigh in.

    If you enjoy a cigar, it's a mixed bag. Like everywhere in recent years.

    I thought the food court was cheesy and low end given the rest of the property. which I consider very nice. I sometimes grabbed a piece of pizza for a snack, but the area to eat it was like being in a shopping mall.

    Stations has upped their game. I mostly use old Red Rock comps for Palace Station, and that place is an entirely different place than it ever used to be.

    It's a more mature crowd, and there are (or were) families with young children.

    The location is the downside. There is plenty to do if you like shopping. I'd rent a car unless drinking and driving factor into the equation. But again, if you play enough, they'll take you wherever you want to go in their own transportation.

    What really impressed me is I wanted to play baccarat, smoke a cigar and drink espresso in the mornings, and for whatever reason, I was more comfortable doing this at PS. They transported me, had a table reserved, and made sure if I wanted breakfast after playing, I got it. Then they brought me back. It worked out perfectly for me. No one around in the mornings to be offended by my cigar smoke.

    So my routine there was PS in the mornings, back to Red Rock, relax, clean up, and drive to the strip or downtown. Back to RR. Maybe relax. A bacc session prior to dinner. Dinner at the steakhouse. Another bacc session after dinner. Drive to either the strip, downtown or En Fuego after dinner. And done.

    I liked it for a change, and did a Super Bowl there. I personally couldn't spend all day, or weekend on the resort, but renting a car and driving isn't an issue for me. I really also liked that the host(s) pretty much left me alone. They saw my play at both Stations properties, they knew I wanted to go do other things, and comped appropriately.

    I'd do RR, and most certainly PS again for a change, but it would probably not be my first choice. I liked the privacy afforded while playing bacc. It needs to be said I purposefully choose times when no one is around, and often times arrange a table to myself though. I didn't play any carps there as I never really felt the correct vibe for craps.
     
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  4. JaDubya

    JaDubya High Roller? Nah...just a Roller

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    Thanks @Golfer & @fugsworth - I’m guessing that there wasn’t any water pressure issues.

    I’m glad your view on RR is positive. Through additional research I found out that the resort is a AAA 4 Diamond hotel & a Casino Player rated it the 2019 best Vegas locals casino (GVR was lumped here too).
     
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    I think Red Rock is decent but once you've seen one Station casino, you've pretty much seen them all.
     
  6. Joe Strummer

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    My wife and I stayed at Red Rock, alot.
    You have two teens - so they will enjoy the pool area.
    Bowling and cinema right on property ( currently cinema wouldn't help ? )
    Their buffet was nice, as well.
    I would take in a AAA baseball game ( nearby ) if that ever exists, again ?
    I also enjoyed the brew pub across the parking lot !
    Red Rock Parkland is right there......nice ride for scenery.
     
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  7. bardolator

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    RR has been our go-to place for a few years, and probably will continue to be so long as the free rooms keep coming. Never say never (or always) in Las Vegas. There's a great wine shop/restaurant not far away, assuming it's still there. To me RR is the nicest of the Station properties. Its location is a plus, in my view, but I always drive. My wife loves the shopping. I love the fair games. You can get nicer rooms, but nothing comparable will comp my play.
     
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  8. JaDubya

    JaDubya High Roller? Nah...just a Roller

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    Thanks! @Joe Strummer & @bardolator - was the room water pressure okay? I’ve only seen someone complain about it on a video but the hotel reviews are fairly positive.
     
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    I have not stayed there, but a friend of mine was staying there, and I visited him, and the high end suites are off the hook, and competitive with many of the other super high end suites on the Strip
     
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  10. JaDubya

    JaDubya High Roller? Nah...just a Roller

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    Thanks @VegasBJ - is your friend a high end player like you? My Red Rock guy is actually my former Caesars host. He sent me suite pictures where the sitting area was so big, I thought it was a bar, lounge or lobby area. The more I dug, the more I thought holy cow, that’s a room.

    I honestly don’t think I qualify for that, nor would I comp chase. He should know better. Maybe it’s a medium fish in a small pond (or puddle) kind of thing.
     
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    Yes, the friend I mentioned is a pretty strong player.

    I definitely think you get more bang for your comp buck at higher end off strip resorts like Red Rock as you are competing against fewer higher end players for those upper end rooms.
    I would say worth a try.
     
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  12. NandJfrmNJ

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    We've been staying at RR and at GVR since they opened but we're from the east coast and it's true that "stations love locals". We get comped rooms and a little FP and food comps but not much but we're not high rollers either. We love being off strip and close to RR Canyon but we always have a rental so we do a lot of side trips, like to RR and Mt Charleston for some hiking. The pool complex is very nice-usually lots of kids on weekends.Downtown Summerlin is within walking distance if you need a break from gambling. We like the food selection especially the cheap buffet but not sure they're open now. The food court is good with kids- like most food courts, they have Fatburger, pizza, ice cream. There's a new Italian restaurant supposedly opening soon.

    The biggest problem we have with stations is their player's club. The earning period is only six months rather than a year like at most other casinos so it's hard to maintain status when you're from out of town even though we go 3-4 times a year. I'm sure if you roll higher than we do you won't have a problem getting to a higher level card.

    The water pressure is good, not great and the shower is small although the bathroom is pretty big. We love the spacious rooms and always ask for a canyon view.

    I don't think you'll be disappointed.
     
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    I love Red Rock casino. They have good food options (steakhouse is very good), an excellent casino with many different games. The player club is not as good for out of towers as Caesars. The rooms are very nice & comfy. Their employees are nice & helpful.
     
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    Visited for the first time (TWICE) when things opened in June. We are looking to move to the Spring Valley/Summerlin area & this sealed the deal. Great vibe.
    Ate at Hearthstone & LOVED it. Also ate at Yard House--it's a chain but we had a gift card; it was solid.
    We have been to Santa Fe also in that area of Vegas & like it too. (tho its been years)
    Hit GVR in Henderson as well & liked it alot too. Henderson might be a possibility too...DH is weighing his golf membership options.
     
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    FYI -
    Summerlin is cooler by about 5 degrees or so than Henderson.
    Summerlin is closer to downtown and the strip.
     
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    Don't recall a water pressure problem. Once when we got in very late, we were assigned a room that had a plumbing problem- running toilet or something. I got it switched no problem. Could happen anywhere.
     
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    GOOD to know about the temp (makes sense) ; we are leaning toward Summerlin anyway. DH has scouted out several golf memberships & found a couple that aren't bad for several courses. The man will play 5+x/wk so we need a membership!

    Regarding closer to the Strip--I'd say you could argue equi-distant based on which resort you are going to on the Strip. Mid Strip, GVR is 5 min. fasther.