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Treasure Island - Thoughts

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by Mizzou233, Jan 6, 2017.

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  1. Mizzou233

    Mizzou233 Tourist

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    I tried to search other threads for this, but found limited information. Has anyone stayed at TI recently? I was doing some research and found that you can essentially get one of their upper tier suites for the same price as a regular room at Caesar's or Palazzo. I know Palazzo is all suites, and I've stayed at Caesar's many times. I stayed at TI way back in the day when it was still part of MGM, and actually thought it was pretty nice, especially for the price. I've heard mixed things about it since then, but it does have a great location. I know it doesn't have the greatest restaurants, but there are many close by. Also, something tells me that the gambling at TI is cheaper, but again, I haven't stayed there in a good while. I'd appreciate any thought anyone may have on TI that's either stayed or visited there recently. Thanks!
     
  2. ken2v

    ken2v Wear a mask

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    Miz, I can't help with recent, because it is the changes to the property post-MGM Resorts that have kept us away. If we ever had a "home" in Vegas -- since we stay all over -- it was TI for a good spell. But the joint has just been trailer-parked with lousy, crass eateries and drinkeries and a cheap-ass vibe. Ironic to say that when for a time it was the height of kitsch? No. Kitsch isn't the same as cheap and crass. Too bad.

    I sincerely wish you luck and hope this turns out for you. We'd love to have TI back on the scope.
     
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  3. K-9treatbaker

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    Hi, I can't speak for myself, but my son in law and his wife stayed at the TI last year and they liked it. They said their room was nice, clean, beds comfy including pillows.

    The location is a very good one, in my opinion, and I personally have gambled a bit in the casino. Lost of course, but, hey, that is why its called gambling. LOL

    I also liked Gilleys, but I know this will not be everyone's must go to spot Since I'm a fan of country musicl Gilleys was a lot of fun for me. LOL

    The biggest factor for me in liking the TI, at the moment is, they DO NOT charge for parking, YET. They are one of the few strip properties that haven't instituted the parking fee, thus far. And if you are able to take advantage of their TV ad special, the resort fee is waived as well.

    I think it would be worth a try, since there are many food options nearby, right next door to the Mirage, and across the street from Harrah's, that is if you like Harrah's. LOL

    Good luck and win big while in Vegas.

    K-9treatbaker
     
  4. Sonya

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    I can't help with recent either as it's been a couple years. I enjoyed the hotel rooms and the location. I have a favorite bank of VP machines where I can play and people watch. Casino isn't huge but I can get my gamble on so I'm happy.

    I may stay there again this spring because I drive in and don't want to pay for parking.

    Pool is nice and cabana prices aren't outrageous. Not a ton of options for food but what's there is acceptable and there are plenty of options within easy walking distance.
     
  5. dnreyes23

    dnreyes23 Low-Roller

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    I have to agree. $10 3/2 DD, DAS, RSA, NO CSM. $25 HL S17 game
     
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  6. iamsomedude

    iamsomedude High-Roller

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    TI has the best gambling rules on the strip and good table minimums, but for some reason I always lose there. Another big plus is that it actually has a small refrigerator instead of a minibar and a CVS downstairs, so you don't need to bring a cooler with you. I personally like to view TI as a decently-priced gateway to the Wynn/Encore, Venetian/Palazzo, and Fashion Show Mall, as well as a relatively nearby hotel to the Caesar's Palace and the Linq Promenade. If I am going on a trip with friends, TI is my go-to hotel.
     
  7. Candy Apple

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    Stayed there nearly ten years ago. Beds were VERY comfortable. (I'm sure mattresses have been upgraded by now)

    Location was a bit north for our liking. We don't go to the forum shops and found ourselves continually walking south to get to our favorite places.
     
  8. Grid

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    I stayed there about 3 months ago. I have a trip report linked below. It has a coupon for some cheap grub if you are a value shopper.

    https://sites.google.com/site/lvgrid/journal-blog/j-you-gotta-know-when-to-hold-em

    My take on TI, I stay there pretty much for the location and the gambling. Slots or tables they seem to be head and shoulders above everyone else. My gambling dollar goes so much farther there on the strip. The casino is a little small but the slot assortment is above average and my comps + free play are higher there compared to other casinos in Town.

    You know the location is good, which is important since there really isnt much to do on property.

    Their retail sucks but the Fashion Show mall is connected via the skybridge. They food assortment sucks but you have plenty of places near by. The rooms are smaller, we usually get the Petite Suite comped and that isnt much of an upgrade.

    So it all depends on what you are looking to do. As a resort, its lacking. As a casino with a comfy bed to crash in, its probably the best bet on the strip.
     
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  9. buckeyetodd

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    here's another agree with their bj rules. was just playing there in november....and actually won. nice 3/2 table for strip.

    todd
     
  10. Tammy58

    Tammy58 Frugal Slot Jockey

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    We stayed in a suite last April. Upgrade fee was $200 night which I thought was a little high. 31st floor looking all the way down the strip. Tons of space with super high ceilings. Felt there should have been more lamps and furniture in it considering how much empty space was in it.
     
  11. jacmrose

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    I am honestly surprised that TI has kept their favorable blackjack rules for so long. I guess they are trying to differentiate themselves but it seems like everyone bites the bullet at some point. I always try to make a note to the crew how much I appreciate their 3:2 games.
     
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    I stayed there in October, and have stayed there a couple times over the past year or so. I like it and would have no problem recommending it. As other posters have eluded to, the rooms are great quality considering the price, parking is still free, resort fees are optional, and the casino is decent...I seem to get a good gamble for my buck here too. BJ Rules are great as well. Location for me is quite good as the Fashion Show mall is across the street, Mirage is a short walk or 2 minute tram ride away, and the other resorts close by (Wynn, Palazzo, Venetian) are places I like to visit. And you are not far from mid-Strip either. I don't think you would regret a decision to give TI a try.
     
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    We were in TI for a show on a Saturday afternoon last October. Got there early and played a bit in the casino. Filthy. Almost every machine was covered in ashes and there were empty glasses and beer bottles everywhere.
     
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  14. FormallyTD

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    Stayed in an Executive Suite there back in August. It was the first time I stayed there in over a decade.

    I'm not sure why, but I think their website only displays rates for rooms up to...the Petite Suite? Tower Suite, maybe? They have about four other room types that you have to call to inquire about pricing...which seems a little odd to me.

    The Executive Suite couldn't have been more than 850 Square Feet, but I had to call on the price. Booked it because I liked the set up (you can find that room and a virtual tour on the website).

    Never turned either TV on so I never did use the large red couch in the room....which wasn't too terribly comfortable when I sat on it to count my losses for about :27 one night.

    There was a lamp on the 'work station' that literally looked like someone got drunk, angry or both and smashed it against a wall. I called someone to come up and check it out just so they didn't accuse me of being the angry drunk (which I probably was, at some point).

    That said....I do like the TI and I'd stay there again if I wasn't so stuck in my ways.

    I like the casino a lot and they do have the best Blackjack odds remaining on the Strip (I believe). Even though I don't stay there, I almost always make it a point to spend a couple hours in there gambling on a given trip.

    Location is good.

    You could do worse...and the rooms are a good bargain for what you get.

    Good luck.
     
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    Nothing wrong with the TI. Good location, ok rooms, ok casino, good prices.
     
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    I got stuck in LV during the SWA snafu in late July. I stayed two days at TI, which SWA later reimbursed me for, and I thought it was pretty nice. The food options are not that great though. I had a standard strip view room and it was nice and clean. I'm a bathroom snob as I prefer a separate shower (I think shower curtains have absolutely no place in resort hotels.....but thats just me) but the bathroom was fairly decent for a run of the house room. All in all I'd stay there again if I could get the same view and if they make some big improvements in the dinning options. As stated above in several posts the BJ is 3/2 at the $10 level. Great location, one short tram ride at you're at the Mirage with some pretty good dining options and you're very close to V/P and WynnCore with even better ones. TI also has a 24/7 CVS.

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    It's the only place my wife and I have ever stayed. In-laws took us there for my wife's(then fiancé) 21st birthday, and we had a great trip all around. Since we enjoyed the experience so much, it's the only place we book now. The casino is on the smaller side, but has everything you want, the crews were all great, and we never had a problem with service in any other part of the property. As others have said, food options are limited, but there are other great options within walking distance or a quick tram ride away. Obviously we trek out to other properties when we are in town, but for a broke young couple with no kids, a clean room and convenient location is all we need.
     
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    I hate to say it but he's right. The clientele often reflects this as well.

    I say that as someone who very much likes the idea of Treasure Island. I think the property's nuts and bolts still have Steve Wynn's finger prints all over them but they have certainly gone out of their way to move down market.
     
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    Competition. This is why I believe 3:2 will never go away. The number of casinos offering it will greatly depend on the number of potential customers that such rules could attract. Treasure Island probably needs good rules to compete with their neighbors in the same way that Downtown needs good rules to get people off the strip.
     
  20. jacmrose

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    This is why I don't understand why places like Circus Circus, Excalibur, Stratosphere all have 6:5. I would never go into these properties, but if they had 3:2 I would reconsider. I would never visit Treasure Island if they didn't have their 3:2 double deck games.
     
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