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Thoughts on The D?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by MattyVegas, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. MattyVegas

    MattyVegas Tourist

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    I’ve never been to or stayed Downtown but I want to during my next trip to explore everything there. I know it’s different from the Strip which I’m fine with. I’m only staying one night (Thursday) and then heading back to the Strip. Trying to do things on the cheap. What are your thoughts on staying at The D? The rates look pretty low. Thanks.
     
  2. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    The D was my home property in 2014. Downtown has a different vibe, it's kind of in between the Strip and Laughlin.

    The D is a nice property. The hallways are short, and IMHO, the elevator system is the most "advanced" anywhere, but I woin't steal away the surprise.

    If you're staying Downtown (and paying for the room), I'd suggest the D or QQQQ.
     
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  3. Mike Aclin

    Mike Aclin Low-Roller

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    The music is pretty loud on the main floor of the casino. Tables are usually pretty busy in the evening. 2d floor is not loud at all. Good quarter VP upstairs, and most the Blackjack is 3/2. As @DaLun said, the 4Q next door is another good option. No resort fee there.
     
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  4. Here2Learn

    Here2Learn Low-Roller

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    The breakfast is good in the cafe as well and andiamo steakhouse is really good for the price. If the properties still had low table limits I'd continue to have that as my home base.
     
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  5. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Beware of 1) resort fees (4Queens has none), and 2) noise. When it gets too noisy I just tilt my chair and go downstairs for awhile. About 10 minutes later I return upstairs and continue with 2-4, 2-4!! :beer::poke:
     
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  6. marksind

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    Shouldn't be an issue now, because bands aren't performing on Fremont (right?), but rooms at The D can be really noisy, particularly if you are on the west side of the building since a main band stage is right at the front on that side. Times we've stayed there I've asked for up, east side, back. That's the farthest from the stage.
     
  7. palellama

    palellama Low-Roller

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    How high are the table minimums there now? I'll be going next week and had planned to play there a bit, but maybe I'll skip it if they've gone up too much.
     
  8. Glenn357M

    Glenn357M High-Roller

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    I know this may be a silly question but do you know of any plans for bands to start up again?
     
  9. Philonous815

    Philonous815 Low-Roller

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    Rooms at the D are still somewhat noisy at night starting at around 8, even without the bands. Obviously it's better than before, but the outside noise is still very noticeable. My last September/October trip I had to sleep with headphones on.
     
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    mescalita old and in the way...

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    Sigma Derby and Vue Bar. enough said...
     
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  11. unomas

    unomas High-Roller

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    I stayed there for 3 nights this past September for the first time, normally I stay at El Cortez or MSS. Anyway, for one night you really could stay anywhere downtown and get the experience downtown has to offer.
    At the D I was on the 25 floor and I heard no noise whatsoever, however, it was midweek during the pandemic. The D is in a good location to the other casinos so it would be a good choice from that perspective. I didn't gamble on the main casino floor due to the high music, but I really enjoy playing VP at the Vue VP bar upstairs and sigma derby. Whatever you pick you just may become a downtown addict? Have fun!
     
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  12. MattyVegas

    MattyVegas Tourist

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    Thanks for the advice everyone! Plaza is an option as well. Their new Luxe rooms look nice.
     
  13. FABismonte

    FABismonte Tell my wife I am "about even."

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    Is the Grill at the D still there after Derek built Bar Canada? I think breakfast at the D is limited to McDonalds
     
  14. Here2Learn

    Here2Learn Low-Roller

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    Yea its still there. I ate at the grill and went to bar Canada the same day
     
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  15. Here2Learn

    Here2Learn Low-Roller

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    I stayed in a new room and it's definitely an upgrade to what they were. Very clean but basic.
     
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    cjcjcj VIP Whale

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    but it is currently closed and has been taken off The D website.

    was closed when I went in December too
     
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  17. Here2Learn

    Here2Learn Low-Roller

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    Hmmm now I have no idea lol
     
  18. steveks225

    steveks225 Low-Roller

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    Yes, the D is noisy and the music volume is jacked up, particularly on the main floor, but I’ve adjusted to it over time with ear plugs. The shower without the door, and the funky sink has also take some getting used to as well. Overall I like the property, but it’s definitely not a cookie cutter hotel by any stretch.
     
  19. Necrochaos

    Necrochaos High-Roller

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    Craps was $15 - $25 most of my trip in Dec. It was $10 one morning and the crew was pretty shocked.

    The D is loud. I could hear the thumping bass in my room until 2 or 3 AM even being on a very high floor. The floor is loud. It gets a little crazy in there.

    It's a fun place, but it's a place I can only spend an hour or two at a time. Having to yell to the craps dealers who are placing my bets a few feet away from me gets old fast.

    There is some good food, lots of slots. They were very generous with comps at the beginning of our time. Now that they have the 3 tiers, our offers have gone way down.

    I personally won't stay there again.
     
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  20. makikiboy

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    I think it depends on your age too. IMHO the D is more for the "younger" people with loud loud music in the casino and dancing pit girls and big bar area. If you are older you may not enjoy the D and the crowd as much as the younger people. But even then some older people don't mind the D so YMMV.

    But for a one night stay it will give you an idea about the rooms downtown versus the strip rooms. Other than the GN and the Circa rooms the D rooms are similar to most of the other downtown rooms.
     
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