Juyemura
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December 15th, 2012 at 10:10:50 AM permalink
The club volleyball team that I coach is planning a trip to Vegas in February. The team has gotten a good deal at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas.

The last official review on the WoV site was done in 2010, before the extensive renovations were completed. Can anyone give me any feedback regarding the hotel and the rooms? More importantly, does anyone have any information regarding their players club and comps?
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teddys
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December 15th, 2012 at 10:23:10 AM permalink
I am very impressed with the new Plaza. The rooms are great, with furniture from the Fontainbleau project. So the rooms look a lot nicer than your average downtown room. There is a nice oblong desk, a cool lamp, and a dresser with a clock radio. The bathrooms are nice with new sinks and a separate room for the toliet and shower. Lots of space to put your stuff. The TV is an LG 32" flatscreen, with DirectTV, which is great! Too many hotels have little to no channel selection. There must be 200 channels here, with plenty of sports and movie options. Why go to the casino? Also, free wi-fi (no password required), and two free bottled waters per day from housekeeping. Resort fee is $10, which is probably worth it just for the Internet. I've only stayed in the South Tower, and am perfectly happy with it, since it is close to the garage and there are six elevators with never a wait. Check-in can be a long wait.

They have one of the best players clubs downtown, or anywhere. Since you are from Hawaii, once you show your Hawaii ID you get double points 24/7. This is a great deal since their comp rate is already 0.20/0.30%. Plenty of good video poker paytables to choose from and if you go across the street to Vegas Club you can play electronic blackjack or electronic Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em. Those are great games for racking up points and comps.

Comps are easy to come by but you have to ask the players club desk if you want to go eat. They won't tell you your balance, so you have to say, "I want $60 for Hash House a Go Go," and they will tell you if you have enough. I find you accumulate comp dollars at a 0.40% rate, which is generous. They are separate from your cash back points. The restaurants are all very good. I've been to Hash House and the Pop-up Pizza (liked them both), and have heard good things about Island Sushi and Oscar's.
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MakingBook
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December 15th, 2012 at 10:24:31 AM permalink
I stayed there in mid-September for three nights.

My room was fine, and I do not have anything negative to report. I think they charge a resort fee of about $10 p/nt.
Sorry, I have no info on players card/comps. I don't think I did any gambling there- much better games/rules available at other downtown properties.
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Juyemura
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December 15th, 2012 at 10:40:58 AM permalink
Our team and their parents are getting an excellent deal. $30 per week night, $55 on Friday and Saturday. Then $10 resort fee is waived throughout.

I had to admit i was initially very worried when I heard we were staying at the Plaza. I had no idea that it had been renovated. And after Teddy's and MB's comments, I feel happier.

Anyone know anything about their table game comps? At what point do they start rating players? Giving comps?
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Venthus
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December 15th, 2012 at 10:44:52 AM permalink
Currently IN the Plaza right now. =P

Room is fine. No coffee maker. One of the best TV systems I've seen. If you're really short, the sink might be uncomfortably high. Resort fee of 10$/day, not sure if you're charged that on a comp'd room though. WiFi is included though, which is nice.

If you sign up for the player's card, you get a 100$ loss rebate on slots. At a glance, appears to be okay-- I clocked ~400$ of action on my card a few months back and they gave me 4 nights for the holidays.

Midweek, the place was downright dead. There was maybe five open tables total, and three players between them. Got somewhat better on Friday night. I'd recommend just crossing the street and heading into somewhere closer to the center of Fremont, where things were packed. At craps, you need a minimum 100$ buy-in to be rated.
bigfoot66
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December 15th, 2012 at 11:20:58 AM permalink
I agree, the plaza is a great place to stay downtown. I would say the rooms are just OK. Teddy is accurate about the furniture being new and nice, but it was designed for a different space and kind of feels that way. It feels like a high end motel, if there is such a thing, and frankly the attention to detail is not great. When I last stayed there the lamp and clock radio were unplugged when I first entered the room, and the windows looked like they had not been washed in 4 months. If I got this same room at the IP or Harrah's I would be disappointed. But, then again, downtown places should be held to a lower standard than the strip, and the Plaza is a great value for the price. Eat at Pop Up Pizza, and I would say you have an outstanding breakfast option at Hash House A Go Go. If you want to try the world's finest pancake then walk across the street to the golden gate and eat at Du-Pars.
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RogerKint
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December 15th, 2012 at 10:03:11 PM permalink
Quote: Juyemura

The club volleyball team that I coach is planning a trip to Vegas in February. The team has gotten a good deal at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas.

The last official review on the WoV site was done in 2010, before the extensive renovations were completed. Can anyone give me any feedback regarding the hotel and the rooms? More importantly, does anyone have any information regarding their players club and comps?



Some of my blogs have some more info on the Plaza as I've stayed there multiple times since the remodel. The North tower rooms are identical to the South tower only with more noise due to their closer distance to Fremont Street. The garage charges $5 to park but you get that back when you check-in AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THE RECEIPT. I hate elevators (especially those in parking garages) and valet so I park on the 3rd floor and walk straight into the property. The door is to the left of the garage elevators. The third floor is where the conference rooms are and your athletes may be interested in the gym located on the same floor. I don't remember any free weights but they do have some machines. You can also access both towers through the third floor. Escalators connect the third floor to the first floor where the gaming, check-in and restaurants are.

Their player's club gives back $1 of cash for every 500 coin-in on VP and 1.50 in free slot play for the same coin-in. I can confirm Teddys info on comp rate but don't have any info on table games comps. The resort fee is waived for comped rooms. Make sure you get a coupon book at check-in because there are some valuable table game coupons inside.
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Venthus
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December 15th, 2012 at 10:18:01 PM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

The garage charges $5 to park but you get that back when you check-in AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THE RECEIPT.



When I checked in on Wednesday, they just waved me in on my entry to the parking garage. At check-in, they gave me a slip to stick on my car dash. As far as I know though, nobody even looked at it as I drove in and out on both Sat/Fri.

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