Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by bloom1966, Sep 15, 2016.
Before I entered this thread, I thought it was another "But it's a dry heat" thread!
I know about the TA no coffee maker/fridge/micro debates. Hell, I was in a couple hundred of them. And pre-resort fee, I completely agreed with the OP. The rooms aren't advertised with anything of those features so a guest has no valid reason to complain about not getting them.
However, there have been numerous increases in the resort fee with no added amenities in the last few years. And yes, the room may have been advertised for $39 but cost nearly twice as much because of the resort fee. It's time to clap back and demand something more in exchange for that mandatory $25-32 + tax than wi-fi. So I am not going to give someone who wants a coffee pot or a fridge in their strip room a hard time anymore. They are actually both pretty standard most casino hotels outside of Vegas in my experience with folks in higher tiers actually getting free soft drinks in their rooms, too. So based on the standard amenities of both the hotel industry and specifically the gaming industry hotels, I don't think people are out of line in wanting them in their Vegas hotel rooms. They should just shouldn't be shocked to not get them because it's never been promised.
Screw the nasty coffee machines in room. Just give a clean enough room where I'm comfortable taking off my sock in. Also a clean bathroom with a private toilet. On the other hand for what some places charge in resort fees, there should be butler service lol.
Maybe they could trade the irons/ironing boards for coffee makers, etc. Can't remember the last time I had the urge to do some ironing.
I use my iron every day..... couldn't live without it.
I have a friend who irons his polos before playing golf.
Folks, we all do and like different things. It's OK. None of this borders on the edge of incredulity.
I believe the original intention of all casino hotels was to get you out of your room. While I am a fan of the k-cup machines, I'll pass on those drip packet machines. I'm in Vegas for a Vegas Vacation, I'd rather have my coffee at the VP bar with the bartender. And some Bailey's!
My wife irons while we are in Vegas. We often do laundry there too.
MSS will provide a coffee maker if requested.
No urge, but when you need it, it's nice to have and much nicer than having to phone the desk and beg for one!
1. Don't need a coffeemaker - an Americano with some room for cream with 2 sugars please.
2. Need an iron and ironing board.
3. Always choose a hotel with real glasses - no plastic cups.
4. I refuse to take a shower standing in a bathtub - shower needs to be seperate.
5. Don't care for tablet-controlled curtains.
I love my coffee in the morning, but I also know
a) traditional coffee makers aren't always kept the cleanest (I cleaned rooms for a summer eons ago in high school, trust me, you shouldn't miss them too much)
B) some places tried Keurigs, but unfortunately people are rough on things, and those aren't cheap.
Would I like coffee? Yes. Does it ruin my trip not having it? Nope. I just get a later start which = less time of me playing on the floor. I kept thinking some day I'd grow up and become a morning person, but I don't think it's ever going to happen.
Real glasses are nice. I hate the plastic ones. BUT these aren't clean either so I would never use them. So, the plastic is the lesser of two evils.
I just want to get out the door. I love coffee but restrict my self to 4 cups a day, that's two mugs, or I'll get too rammy and/or get the trots. I would much rather have those cups out in public while in Vegas so I can people watch and make a basic plan for the day.
Not a coffee drinker. My only concern is for the high tech coolers that are passed off as actual refrigerators. I experienced the lack of coldness from one of these and was then told exactly what they are. I had to request a real one.
Same. I go to to Vegas to treat myself and buy things like coffee instead of using the disgusting tiny one in the room to save a few bucks. Look, everybody has their own version of a vacation so I will leave it at that.
Paris Hotel as of last week, in Red Room:
- mini bar converted to fridge (kept everything cold)
- 4 glass glasses, not plastic (2 in bathroom, 2 in room with ice bucket)
- coffee maker with 2 regular/2 decaf packets and paper cups
- stand-alone shower with separate bathtub (albeit only comfortable for anyone under 5' tall)
- iron and ironing board
I also have a phobia about the dubious cleanliness of real glasses in the room so I simply bring one from the casino bar...don't mind rinsing it out in my room. Coffee sort of sucked but I augmented the strength with a dash from a Starbucks Via packet...also concerned with cleanliness of coffee maker so I always run water through twice before using.
I was comp'd all 5 nights but had to pay the resort fee (which I still absolutely despise) but for that I got a high floor Red Room with Strip view, in an extremely clean room (housekeeping at Paris is excellent) with all of the above including a very clean/nice swimmable pool, in a central Strip location...with the new CVS literally steps away.
I think Paris is the whole package. Other hotels I've stayed at, not so much like the Golden Nugget charging $40 for a lounge chair in their "hotel guest only" hideaway pool...checking into a Flamingo Go room and needing immediate housekeeping not only in the original room but in the second room they moved me to (yikes their hotel rooms were filthy). My point is that in all of the times over the years that I've stayed at the Paris they offer a consistent product. I know what to expect and they deliver. If you can get the rooms comp'd then you're looking to pay around what you would pay for a room at most other "cheaper" hotels.
Just my 2 cents.
Agree Sallymander^^^. My only 'ehhh' is that the mini-bar fridges I had weren't really as cold as I wanted. But better than nothing. Have been told that as they 'die', they are then replaced with a regular mini-fridge. Ballys is a comparable separate in Jubilee room - no tub though. Consistent & comfortable at both.
I haven't had any cleanliness issues at Flamingo - there again in 7 weeks.
I can't bring myself to use the coffee maker in the room though - I know i could run water thru & clean it - but just can't do it. When I had a friend come with me once, the first thing she did was brew a couple of cups in the in-room coffee maker at Paris. I just waited until I hit the casino.
My recommendation to the OP. Don't read the post if you see anything with "coffee maker" in it. There are many threads here that I don't bother to read. The coffee maker thread is one of them, basically because I don't drink coffee but also because I stay downtown or at the lower budget hotels so I don't get a coffee maker anyway (but then the El Cortez have coffee makers in their rooms).
I also skip most of the "long hauling" or "tunnel" threads because we've been there, done that so it is more a repeat for the last 15 years.
People just want a place to complain so they do it here. If we got rid of all the complaining threads or set a rule against complaining (like we do with politics? just joking Sonya!) then we might not have much to talk about. Just look at this thread, 3 pages discussing this and other issues.
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