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Which tower at plaza?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by 63hearts, May 1, 2018.

  1. 63hearts

    63hearts Low-Roller

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    What are the current pros and cons of each tower at the Plaza? I know the south has some renovated rooms but what about the main tower? I would prefer modern and cleaner and not mind extra steps etc



    thanks

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  2. mikel123

    mikel123 Low-Roller

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    All rooms were renovated at the same time around 2011-2012 unless you're referring to the new pool side rooms, which are at a much higher price point. Here' a map of the property complete with elevator locations: https://www.plazahotelcasino.com/hotel/property-map/
     
  3. Happygirl21

    Happygirl21 High-Roller

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    I've only ever stayed in the South tower and the rooms have been great. Lots of elevators so no issue there and there's been a security guard checking keys etc. I'll be taking my 6 th stay there, in about a year and a half, one month from today. Can not wait!
     
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  4. 63hearts

    63hearts Low-Roller

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    I seem to recall chatter about showers not draining in the south tower?
     
  5. makikiboy

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    I like the South tower because I want to face the strip (facing south). I stayed in the south tower facing north but it was too noisy from the FSE (and at the time construction from the GG renovations.

    I stayed in the North tower 15 years ago and the lower floors did have a problem with bathtubs draining. Hopefully they fixed that problem but just in case I would recommend a higher floor.

    As Mike mentioned, both towers were renovated.

    BTW, the security guards at the elevator are only for show. You can bypass the security guards by taking the escalator to the third floor. No security guards at the elevators on that floor (both south and north towers).
     
  6. joaks

    joaks Low-Roller

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    We have stayed in the South Tower 4 times and never had an issue. The showers have always drained. The bathrooms in the standard room are smallish and the beds aren’t the softest. But it’s always been clean and the rooms themselves are quite large.
     
  7. retro

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    I've stayed in both, prefer the north tower only because the location. I like being able to check in and go straight to the elevator.
     
  8. LuckyDuckyDan

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    Hate to raise an old ghost that I hope is long dead, but did they ever fix the sewage smell back-flow thing?

    I stopped staying at Plaza over that issue.
     
  9. PlazaPoker

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    I prefer the North Tower myself because of the convenience of being right next to FSE and the Front desk. However, if you are an early to bed type of group, then go with the South Tower as you won't hear any of the FSE during the night from your room.

    That Ghost is dead LuckyDucky.
     
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  10. tee6395

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    I don't think you can go wrong with either. I prefer South Tower, but that's because it puts me near my favorite machine. Downside is a lot of train noise this time. Never heard it before until this week. Plus side is it is next to Pop-Up Pizza which is my go-to to bring back to the room. Another downside is that it is literally opposite from the food court and the dome entrance. Set your priorities and it will be an easy choice. Overall, the casino doesn't have a very large footprint, so either location will not be a big deal.
     
  11. Blonde_4_ever

    Blonde_4_ever LasVegas4ever.com

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    I prefer the North Tower...facing the mountains.
    It is very quiet.
    Tubs drain fine.
     
  12. aggie182

    aggie182 Off Key and Out of Tune

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    I'll be there next month for 3 nights for the first time. I think I'm going to request north tower.
     
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  13. vegasdev

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    the sewage smell is still there randomly, but maybe not quite as bad. the horrible pumped in fragrance does not mask it, it only adds to your sinus/allergy issues.
     
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  14. rdwoodpecker

    rdwoodpecker Low-Roller

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    Prefer the south tower. Have noticed the smell on our last visits. That’s been over 2 years.
     
  15. mikel123

    mikel123 Low-Roller

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    That's the only reason I can't be in that casino for more than an hour without needing to get some "fresh" air. It's a shame because I really enjoy playing there. I'd rather just deal with the sewage and smoke smell than whatever smell is being pumped in.
     
  16. VegasSchemer

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    Thanks for telling all the bad guys! :p
     
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    When was the last time you were there? We were there a couple weeks ago. No smell other than the usual smokers.

    TomTWI
     
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    Unlike my sense of hearing and vision, my sense of smell is on point and then some. I started becoming a Plaza "regular" October 2016 and I have yet to smell an offensive sewage odor.
     
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  19. vegasdev

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    May 1-9. I watched the derby there and placed a few other bets at the book. I was in and out several times during that week, I went in and played UTH and Pai-Gow poker.
    overall I like the Plaza, it seems they are trying to do some things right.
    the pumped in fragrance is WAY too strong, the only place worse is ELCO. I know most casinos do this now, but heavy perfumes are killer on my allergies.