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Treasure Island - Thoughts

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

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  1. dnreyes23

    dnreyes23 Low-Roller

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    The DD game is the best on the strip in terms of value. The same $10 DD game is $25 (sometimes $50) at virtually every 4 star resort. Mandalay was my home base and the same game was $25-$50.
     
  2. KevinSTP

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    My gf and I stayed there last February and liked it. Nice rooms, perfect property size and the attached CVS is convenient. Also direct walkway bridges to Wynncore, Palazzo and Fashion Show, and a free tram to Mirage which makes it easier to get to Caesars, etc.

    Food is pretty bland, but luckily you're in Vegas.

    Also free parking for those driving. For now.
     
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  3. Kevke

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    Thinking of booking 4 nights somewhere in september. is it worth it ?
     
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  5. lp670lambo

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    I stayed there about a year ago. I mean the location is good because you can basically walk across the street to the Venetian or take the tram to the Mirage. The crowd seemed kinda all over the place. The room wasn't bad. It wouldn't ever be my first choice tho. The place just kinda lacks a soul and identity. There is a CVS at it though, so that's pretty convenient.
     
  6. TehRed

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    I stayed at TI in late 2015 and I found it to be perfectly decent, no-frills and convenient in terms of a place to stay. I very much liked having the fridge in the room and the CVS being on-site. The area right outside TI is my favourite street-level view on the Strip, with Wynncore, Mirage and Sheldon's houses right there, I love being greeted by that sight when I first venture outside each morning.

    In terms of TI as more than a place just to lay your head at night, I only ate at the buffet (which was of average quality) and didn't do much gambling there, but I do echo what others have said about the favourable BJ rules compared to most other joints these days.
     
  7. DDB

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    Ti jas been my home base in recent years. I will agree with what most posters have said regarding nice enough rooms, location, value, size, poor dining, ect. I would describe the place as "mid-market."

    The best thing about Ti, as a gambler, is that with a moderate amount of play they are generous with marketing room offers. Usually I can get 3 nights with no resort fees, Nascar tickets, rodeo, slot tournaments, ect.
     
  8. Kevke

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    I was about to give it a try before i got a really good offer on Encore , the reviews i saw were decent !
     
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  9. Count de Monet

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    I have stayed there off and on since opening, most recently last October. I will be staying again in June for a few comp nights as part of an extended WSOP visit.

    Originally Treasure Island was going to be another tower connected to the Mirage but instead became a separate casino/hotel. From opening TI was more or less "Mirage light" but still had the Wynn feel to it. That changed considerably when MGM de-themed it to TI around 2003. TI was now clearly targeting the mid-tier younger market. Of course by that time the Venetian complex had opened and was growing and Wynn was in construction. Around 2009 Ruffin bought it and continued the trend to be appealing to mid-tier value conscious individuals. From a business perspective I do not blame them, competing with the Venetian and Wynn complexes does not make sense.

    I too echo most of the comments previously mentioned regarding the property. What brings me back are the good table games and low limits, generous players club and some of the employees that have worked there since opening. Say hello to my favorite waitress, Kathy, if you are playing at a table on the main floor near the cage. Most of the hosts have been with the property since opening as well. Pretty easy to get free rooms, free play, event tickets, etc. I did get tickets once to the national finals rodeo from them and they were very good seats. Hope to get hockey tickets in the future.
     
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  10. GNH2000

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    We've stayed at TI every year since 2002 for our once a year trips to Vegas (from NH), with a New Year's Eve trip thrown in there as well.

    We are hardly "trailer park" type of people, but are average middle class Americans. We like TI for the location, the rooms are reasonably nice (not as fancy as other high end resorts), the casino is decent, we get decent offers, and we just feel comfortable there.

    Nothing really special, but nothing really bad.

    And in the last couple of years (we go in September), it has been extremely busy while we're there so they must be doing something right.
     
  11. abileneblues

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    We've stayed there several times over the past 3-4 years. Most recently last December. That trip, we stayed in a deluxe room, though we normally stay in a tower suite. I'll agree with most of the comments regarding it being a decent value hotel.

    The tower suite is pretty nice. Plenty of room though a little dated. The bed is comfortable, the couch, not so much. Plenty of space, but a little devoid of furniture, as somebody mentioned. The bedroom and "living area" are not separated by a wall or door. The big selling point on this suite are the two bathrooms. One has the big tub and the other has a shower. Each has their own closet. The price is not bad.

    As far as the property as a whole:

    • Eating
      • We've only had breakfast in the buffet. Not too bad. Only did it because we had a buy 1 get 1 free.
      • The cafe is not bad if ordering breakfast.
      • The seafood shack is actually pretty good in spite of the horrible name. The only onsite eatery I actually plan to eat at. The others are happenstance.
    • Gambling
      • I generally play VP. You have to check the pay tables. Last 3 trips I had one winning trip (+$400), one losing trip (-$150) and one break-even (was short on gambling time).
      • Drink service on the machines can be hit-or-miss. Sometimes takes awhile for somebody to come along. If you give a nice tip, however, they'll come back around very quickly.
    • General service
      • I've always had good service from front desk to bellman to housekeeping. Haven't seem to run into anybody that was having too bad a day.
      • Security requiring room keys at the elevators is a nice touch we haven't seen at most other places we stayed. Can cut down on random people wandering the halls.
    We really like the area around TI so we usually stay at Mirage or TI. While we've stayed on a couple of good offers for Mirage, we tend to get better value at TI and prefer the Tower Suite there to a deluxe room at Mirage.

    One note, if you want to stay in the Tower Suite, don't count on even a paid upgrade to the suite. If you want the suite, book the suite.
     
  12. kathiemc23

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    Last year I read something here about their slot club and vp so I decided to give them a try. I liked it there and never had to wait for cocktail service. I found some 8/5 bp poker machines and earned several free slot play bonuses due to being a new slot club member. I was also hoping to get on their radar. I have received some offers, but nothing super great. I do plan on going back for a few hours next week to get 100 points and earn $25 free slot play. This was an offer I received in the mail - could get a discounted room and earn 100 points for $50 free slot play or no room and earn $25. Hoping after this trip I start getting some better offers, but won't hold my breath.
     
  13. AlnessW

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    I stayed 2 x nights at TI about a year ago and got a pretty good flavoring of the place. Great price and location, rooms were nice too. My room was on the 35th floor (of 36) and was facing the Strip, thanks to a promo I got when booking.

    If you're into a party atmosphere like myself, TI was a huge disappointment but that was also largely due to the fact that I was there midweek. Like K-9treatbaker, I enjoyed the country music at Gilley's Saloon but the "vibe" there was lacking. Senor Frog's on the other hand was a ghost town - closed by 1:00 AM both nights and hardly anyone in the entire establishment. Kahunaville also disappeared without notice or explanation shortly before my trip. I realize that may not be what you're after, but it was for me...

    Good gaming - friendly staff and dealers for sure.

    I ate at the Coffee Shop, the Seafood Shack / Mojito Bar, and the Buffet. All were delicious, but the buffet was probably my favorite. The Coffee Shop was great for basic "comfort food" as they say, open 24 hours. CVS Pharmacy on-site was handy, too.

    Personally, I would have loved to see actual Sirens is Siren's Cove but of course they "sailed away" many years ago.
     
  14. Shaunny11

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    I am a fan! I stay here often as they have decent comps, a decent pool and great comfortable beds. The CSV is a plus so you can run down and get whatever you need and have a fridge to keep it in. I also have found that this is where I do the best on slots.
     
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    How is the pool area? We are in our 40's and considering just a regular room at TI. My wife wants to sit around the pool for a of days doing nothing.
     
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    Pool was nice - a bit cold I thought, but the crowds were manageable when I was there. Cabanas, lounge chairs, etc. available available for rent if that's more what she's after. Poolside bar is handy for refreshment.
     
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    I joined their website and email list and they gave a decent deal for a strip view room. I
     
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    Stayed at TI in December and it was fine. It feels like the owner is trying to be the old-school strip resort while maximizing revenue every square foot of the small property (CVS, Starbucks, Avenger station, etc). The food options are limited, but the gambling in good for the strip, the rooms are solid, with a fridge in every room.

    Thought it was a good value and it's not that hard to walk over to V/P, Mirage or Wynn for better dining options.
     
  19. tommy JC Nguyen

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    TI was once of those hotel that if u book a room that are expensive in thousands then u feel liek a baller , but if u book their regular rooms ..it will feel cheaps..unlike palazzo or venetians..no matter what room...u alway feel like a baller... TI actually went down hill
     
  20. AlnessW

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    +1 to pretty much all of this - nice rooms with fridges and OK dining, but since I wasn't there long I ate mostly onsite.
     
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