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Treasure Island today?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by tagac27, Apr 23, 2017.

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  1. tagac27

    tagac27 Low-Roller

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    It has been many a year since I have stayed at Treasure Island. Steve Wynn still owned it when I stayed there. I thought their casino was attractive and fun to play in. I couldn't win there though. I liked their rooms and loved it when I got a room up high and looking south. This view is incredible. Their 24/7 coffee shop was OK. The buffet was just fair. I saw Mystere when I stayed there. Their pool was a little on the small side, but it was OK. I thought it was a good place to stay. But, like I said, it has been a long time since I stayed there or even gambled there.

    How is Treasure island today? Any thoughts! Their casino today? Their slot club? Their restaurants? How are their rooms kept up? Thanks!
     
  2. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    You know what, its exactly like that except the rooms are better than they were. They have 3:2 blackjack at $5 usually.
     
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  3. Jaygee77

    Jaygee77 Low-Roller

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    Very good rules at their tables, and nobody there to take advantage of them. I stayed at Mirage last week, and kept popping over to TI for the 3:2 blackjack. But it was depressing in there, relatively to many other places. It was just so empty and devoid of energy, compared to Mirage and others.
     
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  4. BarelyHangingOn

    BarelyHangingOn VIP Whale

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    I am kind of nervous about our upcoming trip because we have only walked through there a couple of time but booked two nights basically based on the things that you wrote.

    I have read a ton of recent reviews and it's funny people are giving them less than favorable reviews because they no longer have the Pirate show, which of course ended in 2014. So three years later people are expecting a free show without looking into the place and then slagging them for it.
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Casino looks very drab imo.
     
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    iamsomedude High-Roller

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    TI retains none of the old pirate-themed charm that it had when it was Treasure Island, under Steve Wynn's direction. I would liken the direction MGM Mirage and Phil Ruffin took with this hotel to a person with dementia, because the hotel retains some pirate-themed decor while having some random additions, like the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

    As a standalone hotel, it is pretty lacking in excitement, and the restaurants aren't exactly spectacular. However, the rooms are decent and clean (the rooms have an actual fridge!), the view of the strip from the rooms are good, the blackjack rules are the best on the strip for the table minimums it has, it has a 24-hour CVS, and it has a great location as a gateway to the Wynn/Encore, Venetian/Palazzo, and Fashion Show Mall. If you are looking for a decently-priced hotel and aren't expecting to spend much time in your hotel of residence, TI is a great hotel to stay at.
     
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  7. FYMYAWF

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    Have really only breezed through the place a couple times in all my trips, it's just not a destination anymore. I mean, when's the last time time you heard about ANYTHING happening there, at least since they put in the CVS masquerading as a corporate office park.

    I went in there to eat at Senor Frog's on a Restaurant.com coupon last time I was in town (surprisingly good), but made no effort to stay after. Just nothing really going on there. Can't speak to the rooms but I do notice that they have decent rates. The location is pretty good if you're mid to north-stripper.

    Sad to say probably the best thing that could happen to the place now is for one of the larger casino companies to buy them out and do a major reno/rebrand. I like the idea of an independent resort on the strip, but if it's just there to be there it'll just continue to decline.
     
  8. harley777

    harley777 Low-Roller

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    I like their coffee shop and the fact that Casino Royale is not to far..
     
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    I'm planning on seeding TI with some play on my next trip, cause I'm looking to replace MGM properties in my rotation.

    From looking at their players club info, they don't mention if they have a tier-based system or any multipliers. But it looks like it's one cent in slot points for $1.50 coin in on slots, which ends up being the same rate as MLife ( .01 in slot credit and .01 in ECs for $3 coin in), and they have a 5% rebate program on your hotel bill.

    I'm also looking at Palazzo, but from the room rates, I'm guessing that TI is only going to require 1/2 - 2/3rd the play to get room comps. And that the slots are probably a little looser, lower table mins and better rules, etc.
     
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  10. Grid

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    I stay at ti every trip now. They comp very well and the casino, and slots, are probably the most fair on the strip. They have to since they are not tied to a large database like the big shots in town.

    I tell new Vegas visitors to stay at ti. The rooms are a great value and its a good jumping off point to explore. And I tell gamblers to stay there, when they ask for a fair joint on the strip.

    Treasure Island doesnt attract the whales like V/P, CET, Wynn & MGM do. So their attention is on the common player willing to grind out $10K a day on their machines or a BJ player willing to sit and play 50 bucks.

    If you get bored I broke it all down on my blog, with pics, a few months ago.

    https://sites.google.com/site/lvgrid/important-documents/where-do-i-stay-play
     
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    The cool Skull sign and Pirate show are gone, but there is still plenty of Treasure left in that Island! Ruffin didnt kill it all off although I wish he didnt ruin what was pretty awesome.

    Cash in your chips at the cage and look up. They are all sitting inside the hull of a ship, complete with fancy carvings. The strip entrance is still the same with the sea gods and pirates over the doors. You can still see the theme, even past the lame CVS.

    That would be the death of ti. The last thing we want is the corporate bean counters running the show here. You let MGM get their hands on the joint, and its 88% payback on the slots, 6:5 BJ and the reno will make it look like the lobby of an office building.

    Right now I think Ruffun owns it free and clear. No debt. So he could polish it if he wanted to, instead he like to cheapen it down like his New Frontier.
     
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    Good value and good gambling but as said above it's very generic now. Big mistake IMHO detheming the place. But it's not like Phil Ruffin has any imagination when it comes to running a casino.
     
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    I said they retained some pirate-themed decor, but as I also said, it retains none of the charm that it had before. I mean, look at some parts of this video:



    The interior actually looked like a fantasy pirate ship, which is a far cry from what it is now.

    Regardless of how I feel about the direction that the place has taken, it's my current go-to when I'm with friends on a budget, because it still has some things going for it.
     
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    In the video, Wynn looked like a 30 years old, actually he already 50+?
     
  15. rhubba78

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    It is good to hear everybody's feedback. We fly out Sunday. I went from Mirage to Aria and back to Mirage, then to TI. I've been kinda thinking we need to switch back to Mirage, but I'm starting to feel good about TI. The whole no resort fee(while it last) makes a big difference.
     
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    hey Op try the 20 sanwich
     
  17. tommy JC Nguyen

    tommy JC Nguyen Low-Roller

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    im staying there in 17 days... cant wait... this is my 8th times
     
  18. Jon E Coyote

    Jon E Coyote Low-Roller

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    Haven't stayed there in several years, but I really enjoy playing there, good selection of new and old slots, great service and it's good to get away from all that new Vegas stuff that keeps popping up
     
  19. vidja

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    Isn't there a $35 resort fee?
     
  20. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    Depends on which offer off of the TI site that you book. The TV ad offer gives you the option to pay resort fees.
     
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