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Water Bottle Refill Stations in Vegas: Do they Exist?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by NotFromConcentrate, Jul 9, 2024.

  1. NotFromConcentrate

    NotFromConcentrate Enough is enough. Somebody needs to tell her…

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    I am guessing the answer is no, but I figured I’d ask this anyway… perhaps even if just to spark discussion about possible creative alternatives.

    I’ve actually never owned a refillable water bottle in my adult life, though I’ve passively been in the market for one mainly as a way of moving away from bottled water.

    As I’m gearing up for my big trip starting next week, I’m starting to wonder if I should buy one now… as with all these excessive heat warnings it’s probably more important than ever to stay hydrated.

    So my initial question is basically “Do water bottle refill stations such as the below exist in Las Vegas?”. I personally have not observed them, but then again I wasn’t really looking for them… so it’s very possible they may have existed in plain sight and I simply didn’t see them.

    My secondary question would then be “Say you had a refillable water bottle. How would you go about having it filled up?”. Could I ask a bartender to fill it up with ice and water? Is that a common request at coffee counters such as Starbucks? I imagine they could (reasonably) decline that on safety grounds since they don’t know how clean one’s bottle is. But then again I see so many people carrying these things around, and I figure they gotta be filling them up somehow.

    Any ideas greatly appreciated as always! Thanks in advance.

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  2. mr.vegas

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    Yes we seen them at GVR in the hallway by checkin
     
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  3. GMS

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    The only casino I've seen them in is Resorts World.

    This is a big pet peeve of my brother's. He makes it a challenge every trip, finding sinks that you can fit bottles in and let you control the water, looking for abandoned drinking fountains, etc. But we stay downtown typically, so it's tougher. I think our last trip he made return visits to Four Queens, but I don't recall what they had. Probably just big older sinks.

    If you are staying at Plaza, they have refillable filtered water in their gym, but you need a room key to enter. Fitness centers are generally my go-to for filtered water when traveling.
     
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    I've been carrying a water bottle for > 30 years. Water fountains. They're a pain in the butt but they still have them in public buildings all over the place and they will work. I've never asked someone behind a bar or counter to fill because that is a food safety no-no.

    In Vegas, I buy a 5gallon container of water for my room as I find Vegas water gross. Otherwise, most of the time when I travel, I just use the sink in my hotel room for the original fill....
     
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    (we looked at getting water bottle fillers in our office building- they are SO expensive, esp to retrofit - we ended up getting a little water filler for one of the fountains - similar size to what we use for our RO water dispenser at home)
     
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    I've never seen a bottle filling station in a casino but for the life of me I can't remember seeing or using a drinking fountain in Vegas except at the airport.
     
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    They usually have them in hallways between restrooms off casino floors :thumbsup:
     
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    They have them at the hotel spas and gyms. I just saw one at Lapis spa and you can choose between regular and carbonated water

    There are water fountains at dayclubs. There may be some at the mall as well. Fashion show and forum shops.

    Btw I surprised you've never owned a water bottle. What about free swag as promo? How do you drink water at the gym?
     
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    Some of the gyms have them, but I can't say for sure which. If you really need to fill your bottle just walk up to a bar and ask em.
     
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  10. NotFromConcentrate

    NotFromConcentrate Enough is enough. Somebody needs to tell her…

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    I typically decline most forms of free swag on account of not needing even more random possessions lol.

    I’m also a “dishwasher safe only” type of person (literally the only things I hand wash are my better kitchen knives which cannot go in the dishwasher), and I’ve found very few reusable water bottles are dishwasher safe, which has been a barrier to me even buying one lol

    Gym… I’ve only ever taken a single-use bottle from my own fridge and it’s worked just fine :) plus that can safely be refilled too at the refill fountains
     
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    Really? I thought most were dishwasher safe? I always put mine in there in the past and no issues.
     
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    All my water bottles go in the dishwasher, but I often travel with a collapsible silicone bottle - travels great but a little more annoying to clean - I often run through the dishwasher and follow up with a bottle brush, just in case ;-) My daily use now are plastic (camelbak) and stainless. I love the stainless but my favorite doesn't fit in car holders -too big - because I drink so much water, anything less than 32oz is sort of useless for me.
     
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    I think every water fountain in LAS airport is setup for bottle refill. While I don't carry my own, I've finished many a Fiji on the way to the airport, and filled it after TSA.

    I haven't seen the type depicted, but I've seen refill stations in a couple of resort fitness centers.
     
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  14. NotFromConcentrate

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    I should clarify… most I’ve seen say “Hand Wash Only”. And I know some people just ignore that and put such items in the dishwasher anyway. But I won’t buy anything unless it explicitly says “Dishwasher Safe”.

    It isn’t difficult to simply search for “Dishwasher Safe Water Bottles” to be fair. But any time I’ve shopped for them at Canadian Tire, Winners, etc., 90% or more have said “Hand Wash Only” which is an instant void for me.
     
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    I take a reusable bottle with me to Vegas every trip.....not as many water fountains as there once was in casino properties, but some still have them. But I usually ask the bartender for cups of ice water....and they are always happy to provide and then I pour into bottle. Never have had a problem keeping it filled....
     
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    I've used refillable bottles over plastic/one-use bottles for eons. They are absolutely safe when hand washed. Not seeing the difference between knives and reusable water bottles.
     
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    If it's a metal/thermal bottle, the heat from the dishwasher can damage the seals which will eventually cause the bottle to lose its ability to keep the drink hot/cold as wanted. As for plastic, I think over time, the heat could also damage the bottle. I hand-wash all of my thermal and plastic water bottles. I also grew up without owning a dishwasher, so I tend to hand-wash a lot of my stuff anyway.
     
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    Guess some people carry high end re-usable water bottles! I'm not talking about ones with a vacuum barrier to keep things cold/hot.
     
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    I should clarify as well in this respect...

    - The knives in question are ones that I rarely use, specifically because I have to hand-wash them. I go to positively irrational lengths to avoid having to hand-wash anything. I have a hard enough time manually washing my CPAP equipment every week, and I would prefer not to add to this list :)

    - The preference for a bottle that can be machine-washed isn't necessarily for safety compared to hand-washing, but rather convenience of being able to simply throw it in the dishwasher.
     
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    Which, funny enough, is the main selling point for me when it comes to picking one of these bottles :) I like my water to be ice cold, so the vacuum seal for temperature is something I'd very much want. But it would appear that it is mutually exclusive with being dishwasher safe, so I'd have to make a choice.
     
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