Lucca3927
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February 26th, 2018 at 7:34:23 PM permalink
A friend is planning a trip downtown where he can feel like a VIP for his b'day and asked my opinion about the downtown rooms that would fit the bill since I don't stay on the strip anymore. I couldn't help him with the rooms he asked about (I stay in the Junior Corner suite at the GN) so thoughts would be welcome.

Choice #1. The Penthouse at the GG

Choice #2. The Spa suite at the GN

Choice #3. The D suite at the D.

Any thoughts and/or reviews would be welcome.

P.S. I googled high roller downtown with him but all we got were tons of links about that stupid Ferris wheel at the Linq. I found that amusing.
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Lucca3927
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February 27th, 2018 at 7:54:30 AM permalink
Not even one opinion ?
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prozema
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February 27th, 2018 at 7:57:51 AM permalink
I booked a room at the Cal for next week. I can let you know how nice it is after that... But I did not book a VIP suite.

The only place I've stayed downtown before was Binions when that was still open and it was not nice. Kinda a moot point since their hotel is closed now.
Lucca3927
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February 27th, 2018 at 8:23:58 AM permalink
Thanks. I was just wondering abut those three rooms, if anyone has stayed there that is?
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DJTeddyBear
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February 27th, 2018 at 10:01:44 AM permalink
Quote: Lucca3927

Not even one opinion ?

Donít you think itís a tad presumptuous to ask a question late in the evening, and then be upset by no replies the following morning?

That said, I am a low roller that stays at low budget places. The cheapest room I ever stayed at was at Golden Gate. I will never stay there again. Take that for what itís worth.
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prozema
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February 27th, 2018 at 11:18:53 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Donít you think itís a tad presumptuous to ask a question late in the evening, and then be upset by no replies the following morning?

That said, I am a low roller that stays at low budget places. The cheapest room I ever stayed at was at Golden Gate. I will never stay there again. Take that for what itís worth.



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February 28th, 2018 at 12:45:43 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

That said, I am a low roller that stays at low budget places. The cheapest room I ever stayed at was at Golden Gate. I will never stay there again. Take that for what itís worth.

I stay at the Golden Gate (lowest is $42-44/weekday) & El Cortez (lowest $46/weekday) when I don't have free rooms and no Westgate Resorts specials ($52/night) are available. Trivago is what I use these days. Too lazy to do Priceline/Hotwire & eBates these days.

Golden Gate rooms are small (like a 5* hotel in Venice where I stayed).
If you like "big", it's not the place to go. I've done enough comped Presidential suites and big rooms (with dining table for 12, and sofas for 20...).

I bring my own sheets (600 count) & pillow (buckwheat).

What I don't like about Golden Gate is the lack of covered parking (In the summer, I don't like to park outside in 126 degree heat).
Golden Nugget parking (next door) is free if you have a non-basic card (but it needs 4,000 pts - 20,000 coin-in every month, a pain).

What I want in a cheap room is
(1) clean - no mold, bed bugs, etc...
(2) safe
(3) decent bed

Helpful
(4) TV with good channels (Doesn't have to have 100+ channels, just 4-5 good ones).
(5) fridge
(6) coffeemaker to make hot water for tea or instant noodles or soup
(7) stove

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There are some cheap places in Vegas that I stay away from...
They are either (1) not clean (2) not safe.

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P.S. To answer the OP's question, I have not stayed in any "fancy" rooms downtown...so have nothing to recommend.
RogerKint
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February 28th, 2018 at 1:10:07 AM permalink
Quote: mamat

I stay at the Golden Gate (lowest is $42-44/weekday) & El Cortez (lowest $46/weekday) when I don't have free rooms and no Westgate Resorts specials ($52/night) are available. Trivago is what I use these days. Too lazy to do Priceline/Hotwire & eBates these days.

Golden Gate rooms are small (like a 5* hotel in Venice where I stayed).
If you like "big", it's not the place to go. I've done enough comped Presidential suites and big rooms (with dining table for 12, and sofas for 20...).

I bring my own sheets (600 count) & pillow (buckwheat).

What I don't like about Golden Gate is the lack of covered parking (In the summer, I don't like to park outside in 126 degree heat).
Golden Nugget parking (next door) is free if you have a non-basic card (but it needs 4,000 pts - 20,000 coin-in every month, a pain).

What I want in a cheap room is
(1) clean - no mold, bed bugs, etc...
(2) safe
(3) decent bed

Helpful
(4) TV with good channels (Doesn't have to have 100+ channels, just 4-5 good ones).
(5) fridge
(6) coffeemaker to make hot water for tea or instant noodles or soup
(7) stove

----
There are some cheap places in Vegas that I stay away from...
They are either (1) not clean (2) not safe.

----
P.S. To answer the OP's question, I have not stayed in any "fancy" rooms downtown...so have nothing to recommend.



Like the Golden Gate the Tropicana has an uncovered lot. The Tropicana is free but the Vegas summers WILL burn the clear coat on your car.



If I was a super hero my special power would be to instantly find the perfect combo of hot to cold water in new showers. I'm usually pretty good at it with the exception of the Golden Gate. Those things are either freezing cold or burning the skin right off.

Where have you gotten a room with a stove?
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RogerKint
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February 28th, 2018 at 1:29:52 AM permalink
When it comes to fancy rooms downtown, does anyone rival the Golden Nugget? I've only seen the suites at DT Grand, Golden Gate at GN so I can't comment on the D. If you like standing around waiting for elevators, the D and Circus Circus are where you wanna be 👍
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FleaStiff
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February 28th, 2018 at 2:31:07 AM permalink
Spa Suite ....
I've not been to any of the listed suites but a spa suite will atleast provide him with in room luxuries that if his drinking and gambling activities don't provide any impressive memories a Jacuzzi surely will.

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