Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by K-9treatbaker, Nov 1, 2020.
How nice of them!
I have always wanted to try staying there, this makes me want to even more.
@K-9treatbaker I realize you haven't actually stayed here yet, but...
I was looking at the website and then watched a youtube walk thru vid. I didn't realize you have to go outside down a rather lengthy path (in some cases) to get from a room to the casino. Are you concerned with this at all? Has anyone that has stayed there (female - alone) felt safe or had any concerns with this? I feel like this might be a deal breaker for me. Any opinions appreciated. Everything else seems great.
I have stayed there many times and there are security personnel patrolling around the grounds, I'm obviously not a female but I do visit Vegas alone most times. I have never had any concerns walking around the grounds or walking on Flamingo to and from the Strip. Maybe you could contact Tuscany prior to booking and ask if you could be accommodated in one of the buildings that are closer to the main building where the casino is. I know one of buildings is situated right opposite the side entrance of the main building.
I actually stayed there by myself, 4 years ago, then with my husband 3 years ago, when I ran into the card problem.
When I stayed there by myself, I never felt unsafe at all. Bicycle patrol was everywhere, and I guess I lucked out, because my room was very close to the casino. I even walked from Ellis Island back to the Tuscany at night, by myself, and did not run into any problems. Keep in mind, I did not dawdle, and made sure of my surroundings. Probably not the smartest thing I have ever done..... but that was 4 years ago. I doubt I would do it today.
I remember I was sitting at the bar in the early evening, just talking to the bartender, and another man was several bar stools away, and every once in awhile I would catch him staring at me for a few seconds. Keep in mind, I am over 50, and not exactly glamorous. LOL I was about to leave, when the bartender, said," hang on a minute, I am going to get a security guard to walk you back to your room. I have noticed the man, keeps looking this way, and I am getting a bad feeling." A security guard showed up immediately, and walked me back to my room. Now, that was very observant by the bartender, and he knew I was there alone. Maybe the man, was totally innocent, but it was nice that the bartender wanted to make sure I was safe.
That really gave me piece of mind.
I've had a couple things happen, when I stayed downtown, and my husband was with me. LOL Luckily, we were able to avert a problem, by being observant. Things can happen anywhere, I know, so I am just careful.
If you decide on the Tuscany, I really think you will like it. I do like their casino, since I am a slot player.
Now, I just have to get there. LOL
@K-9treatbaker Interesting. I'm not one to typically be afraid, but when in Vegas I carry cash - something I don't do in my normal life. I am also in my 50s and have realized how much more vulnerable I feel because of it. I don't tend to be skittish as long as other people are out and about. The video I saw the areas were very desolate so that is what prompted my question.
I appreciate your observations and experiences. I wonder how lucky I'd be requesting a room in close proximity to the casino. I eagerly look forward to your report.
I think your chances of getting a room close to the casino would be very good. As I recall, the room I had wasn't very far from the casino, and if memory serves me correctly, it was like a straight shot to the casino.
I walked all around the grounds to kill time, and it was in the daytime and once in the very early evening. People and security were out an about.
Hopefully, I can get back to Vegas and the Tuscany before I take the dirt nap. LMAO.
Just my experience, none of the rooms I have stayed in have had recliners. Only an easy/arm chair, so if you require a recliner, you might want to call ahead.
I wonder if they removed the recliners? My room did have a recliner, but that was a few years ago. I have to admit, it was nice having a recliner.
I bet that is it. First time I stayed there was probably about 3 years ago, and they had just remodeled the room I was in. I have always stayed in the same block of rooms since then, the I block of smoking rooms. Since then they have been moving from block to block renovating rooms. I think they are done now.
I just stayed at Tuscany for Thanksgiving. My room definitely did not have a recliner.
Also, I got very nicely hooked up with probably the very closest room to both the pool and to the casino in terms of walking steps. @tee6395 Be sure to ask for a room in building G.
@JulianC Awesome! Thanks so much for the tip! Boo to the removal of the recliners. I'm still vacillating between Tuscany, Palace Station and South Point, with a lean toward DTG just for the comped room/suite IF in the new tower. (Although the loss of the recliners is a big bummer and factors heavily into my vacillation.)
I've stayed there many times with my husband. I tend to stay up later than he does so I've walked to the room alone. We do ask for a building close to the casino. Feels pretty safe. I guess I'd prefer to be able to go the room directly from the casino but we like Tuscany.
I would not walk from Ellis Island at night - you're braver than I am.
That bartender was very observant.
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