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Mikey75
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August 4th, 2015 at 10:51:41 AM permalink
I'm planning my first ever Vegas trip. I want to stay downtown instead of the strip because of the low minimums and better odds on table games. I'm looking for advice and opinions on places to stay. Also any info on first time promotions for new players club members downtown or on the strip would be greatly appreciated.
Ibeatyouraces
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August 4th, 2015 at 11:35:43 AM permalink
It depends on what you're looking for. Do you want to be in the middle of Fremont for less traveling around? Do you want the cheapest? Best games overall?

I don't know what new player promos are going on except the Downtown Grands $1000 loss rebate.

We stayed at MSS as that was the cheapest we found for 7 nights plus they have no resort fees. I also like the fact they have refrigerators in the rooms.
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August 4th, 2015 at 1:16:14 PM permalink
I was very happy with The D; extremely convenient to their own casino and everything else downtown (right on the main corner of Fremont under the canopy, with 4 Q's kitty-corner). Good security on the elevators, clean rooms, not a lot of outside noise, several inexpensive restaurants, good gaming, very good customer service from the bell desk/maids/front desk. If you want basics with a few frills and good clean amenities, you'll like them very much. If you want a pool, they have a small basic outdoor one, but I didn't visit there (at least they have one!) so can't say how good it is.
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Mikey75
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August 4th, 2015 at 1:16:23 PM permalink
I'm mainly looking for a place with decent clean rooms that are reasonably priced. Pretty much everything downtown that I've checked is within my price range. Not concerned about price or location as much as I am a clean and safe place.
Mikey75
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August 4th, 2015 at 2:06:42 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I was very happy with The D; extremely convenient to their own casino and everything else downtown (right on the main corner of Fremont under the canopy, with 4 Q's kitty-corner). Good security on the elevators, clean rooms, not a lot of outside noise, several inexpensive restaurants, good gaming, very good customer service from the bell desk/maids/front desk. If you want basics with a few frills and good clean amenities, you'll like them very much. If you want a pool, they have a small basic outdoor one, but I didn't visit there (at least they have one!) so can't say how good it is.




Thanks for your suggestion BBB. I have been leaning toward the plaza but I found a couple of reviews earlier today that have me considering the D as well. The main concern I have with the D is the noise. While it wouldn't bother me I'm afraid my wife would be put off by it. Was the music overly loud? Do they have a craps table away from where the noise is so loud?

Thanks so much for the replies!!
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August 4th, 2015 at 2:28:22 PM permalink
The D is loud all over.

My suggestion, particularly if you're going with the wife, is Golden Nugget. It's the closest thing Downtown has to a strip-style resort.

If you want quiet, DT Grand. It's like a library in there.
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Mikey75
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August 4th, 2015 at 2:57:06 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

The D is loud all over.

My suggestion, particularly if you're going with the wife, is Golden Nugget. It's the closest thing Downtown has to a strip-style resort.

If you want quiet, DT Grand. It's like a library in there.



Thanks for the suggestion. I appreciate it.
Sabretom2
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August 4th, 2015 at 3:26:27 PM permalink
MSS seems to be a pretty good all around choice. We don't stay downtown every trip but when we do we stay at Main Street. Good parking, good food, great bar.
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August 4th, 2015 at 5:04:43 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

It depends on what you're looking for. Do you want to be in the middle of Fremont for less traveling around? Do you want the cheapest? Best games overall?

I don't know what new player promos are going on except the Downtown Grands $1000 loss rebate.

We stayed at MSS as that was the cheapest we found for 7 nights plus they have no resort fees. I also like the fact they have refrigerators in the rooms.



Refrigerator in the room: My igloo with ice in it.

And I've brought my own vodka and orange juice to Vegas before. Nothing like 5 oz of vodka in my own big cup with ice and OJ.

No 1-oz alcohol drinks where you have to wait 20 minutes for the first one and 20 minute intervals between drinks. 5 casino drinks is five dollars in tips. I can make the same drink with 5 ounces of vodka for a buck and a half.
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So when I went to Vegas back in January of this year I thought of having a drink on my first night at the DG but I just wasn't in the mood. But the next night I was going with my friend to the buffet at Silver 7s and I asked, "Can I just play some blackjack for half an hour and have a few drinks before dinner? (I asked in case he was really hungry.) He said sure. And that's exactly what I did and it was fun. The drinks were served in these little glasses that are the kind you normally get at like Denny's if you get a small tomato juice or orange juice--pretty damn small. So I had three Long Island iced teas. Could've easily had a few more but I didn't. Good boy. Good boy since too.
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August 4th, 2015 at 5:10:03 PM permalink
I'm going to jump on the MSS bandwagon. It's a good place to stay.

Rooms are good, no resort fees. Triple 777 good place to eat. Far enough from Fremont Street to escape the noise, but still close to the action.

Excellent VP, including 9/6 JoB at Boar's Head Bar + scratch-offs. Bartenders Jose and Kelly are great people. Delicious craft beers on tap, too.

Enjoy your trip, man.

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