teddys
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December 8th, 2012 at 10:25:10 AM permalink
The Four Queens is truly a very mediocre hotel, unless you can get a suite. I get a ton of free room credits there and they are always the last to be redeemed, if at all.
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terapined
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December 8th, 2012 at 11:00:05 AM permalink
It is a mediocre hotel but I still love staying there. I've stayed at alot of cheap medicore hotels in Vegas, 4 queens, Binions, Circus Circus, Bills Gambling Hall, Imperial Palace. I'm just an average middle class joe . I'd rather stay at a cheap place and have a decent gambling bankroll. I can stay someplace nice and have a small bankroll, but I choose otherwise. Even though I got locked out, still like the place. Its nice to just go down the elavator and find great video poker, 9/6 JOB and Double Bonus 100.17 with a progressive so its actually higher then 100.17. I like stepping out onto Freemont to get fresh air take or take a short walk to other casinos. On the strip, getting fresh air sometimes means a long long walk from room or game. The Bus system is very convenient and reasonably priced. 7.00 bucks and you can ride all day and visit the strip. I used to stay on the strip and visit downtown. Now I do the opposit, stay downtown and visit the strip. Its better gambling wise. Decent gambling downtown, the strip is a ripoff when it comes to gambling. I gamble downtown and go sightseeing on the strip.
Whats funny is that I feel safer at the 4 queens after getting locked out. Now that I see how hard it is to break into a room, I feel safer for myself and my stuff.
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tringlomane
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December 8th, 2012 at 11:48:31 AM permalink
Quote: jc2286

Happened to me once. I waited in the hallway for 30 mins for maintenance to come. They had a powered master key so it could open the door even with the battery being dead. Took about 5 mins to change the lock out. Got a $30 food comp for my trouble. Wish it happened every time lol.



This happened to me and my g/f in Disneyworld this fall. Maintenance never came after 30 minutes and g/f went back and complained, they ended up giving us the master key for the night instead...lol We moved to a less noisy room/one with a functional lock the next day. Nothing for our trouble though. Disney knows youre stuck with them. :(
FarFromVegas
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December 8th, 2012 at 12:23:04 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

This happened to me and my g/f in Disneyworld this fall. Maintenance never came after 30 minutes and g/f went back and complained, they ended up giving us the master key for the night instead...lol We moved to a less noisy room/one with a functional lock the next day. Nothing for our trouble though. Disney knows youre stuck with them. :(



Disney's usually good at making sure your wallet gets where it's going! You don't wait too long for transportation since you can't buy anything at the bus stop, but I guess if you're home for the night they'd rather have you hanging out in the lobby (with shops!) waiting for maintenance instead of back in your room where everything's already paid for.

I JUST got an email from WDW with a picture of my husband and daughter at Test Track, and while she's wearing clothes I packed I see she's already bought a new purse. I really don't want to see the credit card bill when they get home.
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98Clubs
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December 8th, 2012 at 4:45:11 PM permalink
Mission...
Is this a case of rechargible batteries using the bolt as a contact to wiring inside the wall? or is it disposible batteries and an efficient circuit?

Sorry for asking but the link to the Forbes article was dead as Jacob Marley.
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December 8th, 2012 at 6:50:50 PM permalink
Was the bow device like this thingie?

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Nareed
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December 8th, 2012 at 7:20:10 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

The Four Queens is truly a very mediocre hotel, unless you can get a suite. I get a ton of free room credits there and they are always the last to be redeemed, if at all.



I disagree. For mediocre I'd name the IP/Quad.

At the 4 Queens everything was clean and well-maintained (except the safe), housekeeping is excellent, there are two nice, cheap restaurants (Magnolia's is really very good for the price), the elevators are fast, the gambling is above par (especially in VP) where I'm interested, and the service was reasonably quick.

And there's a coffee maker in every room. BTW, when i left notes to housekeeping about leaving more sweetener and not stocking decaf, they did just that every time.
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iamthepush
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December 8th, 2012 at 8:32:33 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

Disappointing. After I read the tltle, I was hoping it would be a story about getting kicked out after being barred for AP or something.

Still funny though.



lol, me too
tringlomane
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December 8th, 2012 at 8:50:35 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I disagree. For mediocre I'd name the IP/Quad.

At the 4 Queens everything was clean and well-maintained (except the safe), housekeeping is excellent, there are two nice, cheap restaurants (Magnolia's is really very good for the price), the elevators are fast, the gambling is above par (especially in VP) where I'm interested, and the service was reasonably quick.

And there's a coffee maker in every room. BTW, when i left notes to housekeeping about leaving more sweetener and not stocking decaf, they did just that every time.



If you call IP/Quad mediocre, what is bad? And fwiw, I love the Quad. It runs a cheap mix poker game, and has the best CET video poker machine for quarters or lower. And this last trip, my g/f and I took 9 cracks at their "free slot tourney" over 3 days. We didn't get any winners, but I appreciated the value. But the hotel is not good. Not good at all. And is probably worse with the construction.
zippyboy
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December 8th, 2012 at 10:55:42 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

If you call IP/Quad mediocre, what is bad? And fwiw, I love the Quad. It runs a cheap mix poker game, and has the best CET video poker machine for quarters or lower. And this last trip, my g/f and I took 9 cracks at their "free slot tourney" over 3 days. We didn't get any winners, but I appreciated the value. But the hotel is not good. Not good at all. And is probably worse with the construction.


Coincidentally I just stayed at the Quad Tuesday through Friday, and it is terrible. I've stayed here many times over the years as the IP, and now it's below my standards. Whole place is run down, hallway carpets are wrinkled like they haven't been set against the wall properly, a roach crawled out of the dispenser at the ice maker on floor 13 tower 2 when I pushed the dispense button, construction outside makes for slow travel in narrow aisles, and check out these photos I took:

one of the elevators had lost the "15" and someone had drawn in 15 in whiteout, looks like months ago.


and on the sliding glass door in my room, someone had taken a knife and scratched out the "not" and the "d" to make a immaturely humorous alteration, but what's so pathetic is that it hasn't been replaced for months, or years:


We did have coffee maker in room. I had holes in bedsheets. Someone had pulled AC vents away from wall with a crowbar or something, and had never been replaced. Drainage in tub was awful, so at the end of my shower, I was standing in 5 inches of water. There was only one trashcan in room, my roommate and I debated whether to have it in bathroom or bedroom. There was no housekeeping Friday (our last day), so had to chase down a housekeeping cart in another tower at 6pm to get coffee replacements, and I was told to call housekeeping by the maid! "Bitch, you are housekeeping!" She finally gave me the coffee after realizing that she wouldn't have to remake the whole room if she was kind to me right now, but geeeez....really? The poker room was dark the entire time, except for the freeroll that moved over from Harrahs Wed am, since Harrahs just moved their room to the center of the casino on Wednesday. Pizza Palace restaurant on third floor had closed, but was still listed on in-room paperwork as being open. TV remote didn't work when we got there, and batteries couldn't be inspected due to a lock on back of remote...it took two calls to housekeeping and one hour to get a new remote. I was told this was due to a shift change at 4pm. Man who finally knocked on my door totally acted like I was a nuisance to his valuable time. I can't believe CET would rather spend all this money on rebranding instead of just updating these simple fixes to their rooms. What a dump.
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