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Sick and tired of hearing this

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by bloom1966, Sep 15, 2016.

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  1. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    Sonya, I would counter at various points if not most points of its life, Vegas did pander in the visage of luxury. That Tam o'Shanters and CC Manor rooms were freely scatted about, sure, but in their times and in some instances for long thereafter the Flamingos and DIs and Caesars were lux. Perhaps more value priced than something similar in NYC but all in Vegas was not a sawdust joint.
     
  2. ken2v

    ken2v Wish I was in Bend

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    I know that, James, we've stayed there frequently the past 20 years. I just always get a kick out of people playing-forward the "all-suite" ruse as if that marketing BS in and of itself made the place somehow a leg up or notable.

    And, indeed, over time Rio gave us all ample excuses to downgrade the joint.
     
  3. XKxRome0ox

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    i feel icky about just touching the remote control in the room... :poke:
    i'm glad there are no coffee makers in most rooms now
     
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  4. Kobra2848

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    Not that I would ever use a coffee maker in the room but every room I had a PHO has had a coffee maker. I do like that they added fridges to the Ultra Hip rooms because it was very useful last week.

    Mark
     
  5. BCguy

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    I drink coffee but rarely use the coffee makers in any hotel room we use. Its usually pretty crappy anyway with that powdered cream crap. I'd rather go downstairs. Now a fridge of any kind I could get behind. Especially for those leftovers from restaurants that you often have to forego. It is funny Vegas doesn't have these things standard but as others point out, they want you downstairs in the casino buying their coffee etc.
     
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    I stay at PH a few times a year, and some rooms have coffee ground packets and some didn't. I always took the packets and used it at home two at a time since they were small. But I just realized that even though they had those packets, I didn't notice a coffee maker. I'll have to make it a point to notice when I'm out there next time. Maybe it was something that I could request from housekeeping. Regardless, I would never use their coffee maker as I love good coffee while vacationing in Vegas. Surprisingly, I have found times I really liked the coffee that I ordered while at a gaming table. I like fridges too because I like my water cold (more convenient than getting a bucket of ice), but I'll be staying in a Vista Room which hasn't been renovated yet.
     
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    Not sure the coffee pots in the room have anything to do with being frugal. Sure, maybe you can save some time and money by not having to go down to the lobby.
    It used to bother me when people were extreme cheap/frugal. In fact, I have a family member who goes to extremes- dumpster diving, cutting a paper plate 6-ways, you name it. I once had a friend who was only going to tip our waitress 2 bucks so I pulled out more money and left it on the table- so then my friend proceeded to take her $2 back.
    But I respect people for having the frugal goals, as long as it doesn't embarrass me lol.
    After reading the above threads, I don't think I'll ever use an in-room coffee maker again if I happen across one.
     
  8. ken2v

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    Frugal and gutter cheap are mutually exclusive concepts.
     
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    A lot of those $39 rooms advertise themselves as 3 or 4 star properties. A 'positive' review that they are akin to a motel likely would not serve them.

    And a coffee maker has for a long time been a rather standard hotel amenity, not a luxury. Still is in other markets. Even in motels.

    Fridge or microwave or teapot are a bit different. Those should not be expected. But you can drive to Vegas over 3 days staying in fleabag motels, check in to a center strip major brand hotel, and have that be the first place you don't have a coffee maker. And the first place that charged you an extra fee for amenities.
     
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    Would be nice to have tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms to be honest. It's a kind of the norm in U.K hotels. I do like a cuppa when I'm getting ready in the morning so usually take a travel kettle etc.
     
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    When I'm sitting in my Vegas room looking out at the Strip or Red Rock Canyon or wherever,I couldn't give a flying **** about coffee.
     
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    Siemens brand coffee maker, by chance? :D
     
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    I think this is exactly the issue. I can Super 8, Comfort Inn or Best Western my way across the west and find a fridge, microwave, coffee maker (often the mini-Keurig), wi-fi and sometimes breakfast all included in the room rate. But when I arrive in Vegas at my "resort hotel", I pay $30/night for the wi-fi and not a lot else.
     
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    I understand those darn coffee makers are always available at the Super 8 in Turkeyleg, OH....Best Western in Monkeybutt, CO....and the Holiday Inn in Scratchandsniff, CA-----but I'm talking about Las Vegas! You don't get those "desirable amenities" in most Las Vegas rooms, and the ones who bitch and complain about it the most are the ones who buy the bottom-priced rooms; and yet expect it every time.

    Where I stay in Vegas (New York-New York) you have to reserve a Marquis Suite or higher to have a fridge. Coffee maker is still not available, unless to monetarily coax a housekeeper to set one up for you. These are NOT $39 rooms, BTW.
     
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    Nothing has changed at Rio. They have been calling their rooms "suites" ever since they were only 1/3 of the current Ipanema tower.
     
  16. ken2v

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    Yes, I know.
     
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    Things have gone down in value. Not like 10 to 25 years past. Most of you didn't feel the Vegas vibe like others have. Just like VP going down in value, same for the rooms, parking, resort fees, etc. Times always change but not for the betterment of the player, stayers, no matter what they say.
     
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    Mini Bar is almost always a total rip!
     
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    I always request a fridge for my room. I like keeping drinks in there for the morning. Drink my Gateraid while getting ready for the day. I was taking a collapsible insulated backpack to keep them in. But, I've been requesting a fridge for the room. Just a lot easier to deal with then going back and forth to the ice maker.

    But, I can see everyone's point. I'm paying a "resort fee" for non-resort room. One of the benefits they say is the pool. Well, they don't lower the price during the winter while it's closed. It's just a way to save electricity I think. I'm sure the cheep ones aren't very efficient to run.
     
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    Wow. Quite the rant. Why does it bother you when people complain about anything? Don't read it. Don't respond.

    I'm up very early in Vegas. Like 4 am early because of the time change. And I drink a lot of coffee in the morning. But in a million years I wouldn't use an in room coffee pot, ever and anywhere, not just Vegas. I enjoy going down at this time, getting my coffee and playing slots.

    My mother and several other people I know either bring their own coffee pots or buy one there and leave it. My mom needs at least an hour of putzing around in the room, getting ready for the day. There is no way she is going down for coffee when she first gets up. There is also no way she would order it from room service due to how long it takes and the cost.

    Also, it has nothing to do with cheap rooms, many rooms I have paid for or been comped in are expensive and don't have coffee pots.
     
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