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Which is better Tuscany or Orleans ?

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels' started by Bernie2, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Bernie2

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    I'm deciding which would be better Tuscany or Orleans in the summer (August). The Orleans has decent restaurants, pool, entertainment and nice sized rooms. Does the Tuscany have nice sized rooms and are the casino odds better or about the same as the Orleans ? Thanks
     
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    What exactly do you mean by that?
     
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    Tuscany rooms have a little dining area with a fridge. You can request a microwave too. Bathroom has separate tub and shower.

    I can’t comment on gambling odds, sorry.

    Edited to add that they have a lap pool and hot tub by the gym/spa that is usually quiet when the main pool is busy.
     
  4. Bernie2

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    I was wanting to know if the slots are looser at the Tuscany than the Orleans. Also, if the Tuscany rooms size wise compare to the Orleans.
     
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    Tuscany is a larger room than Orleans. I've probably won more at Tuscany too, but I don't gamble much, so can't say.
     
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    Tuscany rooms are approx. 600 sq ft. To me, they are huge and I have stayed at the Tuscany twice.

    I like their casino, and they have some good restaurant options. They are about a 10-15 min. walk to the strip. However, the RTC bus, stops right alongside the Tuscany, so getting to the strip is easy, if you don't want to walk.

    IMO, gambling odds are about the same everywhere. I seem to lose everywhere. LOL

    Downtown is touted as being "Looser" than the strip. Off strip properties claim they are looser than the strip. They probably are, I seem to do better at the off strip properties, and I only play slots and Video Poker.
     
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    I have stayed at the Orleans many times and I like it. It is a big hotel and resort, but still certainly a slower "off-Strip" property. If I get a good offer to stay there, it is hard to pass up.

    I have eaten and gambled at the Tuscany many times, and to me it feels like I am gambling in someone's living room. I mean that in a good way. It has always had a relaxed and more personal vibe.

    I have seen the rooms at Tuscany and they are big and very nice, and have refrigerators.

    I wish I could be more help. If nothing else, getting to the Strip is super easy from the Tuscany (about .5 mile) and from the Orleans (about 2 miles). If I were walking or taking the bus, the walk along Flamingo is much less intimidating at night.
     
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    The Orleans was our group's home casino for a few years in the late 90s. Larger, comfortable rooms with many food choices. I haven't stayed there in years, but always did decently gambling there. In and out with a car isn't too bad and the strip is close by for a visit.
    I've never stayed at Tuscany, but hope to in the future. Large rooms with a fridge is a plus. Easy access for a car and to the strip is good. Reports on the restaurants are good and the casino is very comfortable.
    For me, having stayed many times at the Orleans, I'd try Tuscany. I'm sure the machines would be fairly comparable. VP and tables can be checked for rules and pay tables.
     
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  9. Bernie2

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    Comments are greatly appreciated and my questions were fully addressed. Again, thanks.
     
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    The Orleans is about $12 cab fare to the Excalibur if you want to do the Strip thing and it's the same coming back from the NYNY. It also has an MMJ in walking distance if you're into that.
     
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    One other point that may help. Tuscany suites are low level. If you like being in a tower high above ground, Tuscany will not be for you. The rooms at Tuscany are better than Orleans IMO. I just didn't like looking out the window at ground level. I prefer the size of Orleans casino but Tuscany has a more intimate feel.
     
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    Stayed at both. I like Tuscany better for rooms size, layout, casino games, and restaurants. I like the pool better at Orleans, and the spa. Cannot really go wrong with either as long as you have a car.
     
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    I stayed at Tuscany during WSOP last year. I really liked how close it was to park the rent a car near the room and it was a quick shot up Flamingo to the RIO. I got a very good rate from an OTA, the room was spacious, clean and had a fridge. I did my gambling elsewhere and did not eat on the property.

    It was quiet too, which I liked.
     
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    Haven’t stayed at the Orleans but really like the vibe in the casino. Especially the poker room. I have stayed at Tuscany a couple of times and the rooms are huge compared to a typical strip hotel room. Laundry facilities on site , exercise room, nice pool area. In the rooms are a fridge, small dining table and chairs, couch and chair AND coffee maker! Having the ability to park so close to your room and the buildings only being 3 floors high is a real positive for those less mobile.

    I don’t play slots at all , only video poker if I get a machine urge. I have played video poker at both and had much better luck at Tuscany. To be fair I’ve only played VP at Orleans 4-5 times. The sports book in Tuscany consists of 2 or 3 bar type tables/ 2 chairs and one or two ticket writers.

    As mentioned Tuscany is a 15 min walk to the strip and more importantly a 15 min walk in the other direction to Lotus of Siam :). 5 min walk to Ellis Island for steak and eggs breakie special or dinner in the Cafe, Metro Pizza and the BBQ restaurant.
     
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    I stayed at Orleans on an offer last year. I really liked the room with comfy bed. If you gamble much, Orleans is part of the Boyd family and B-connected. Opens up a lot of options with future offers! Can't speak about Tuscany in this regard.