ClarkWGriswold
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January 7th, 2014 at 10:47:51 AM permalink
The price is negligible...so would you choose the IP or Harrah's Grand?
Also, does anyone know if the Grand charges a resort fee?
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January 8th, 2014 at 9:55:15 AM permalink
I would choose the Grand but if you play video poker the Grand does not have many machines and the paytables are terrible. I enjoyed staying there and had a nice view of the gulf. I was not charged a resort fee but room was comp so really not sure about a fee
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January 8th, 2014 at 10:04:42 AM permalink
Quote: ClarkWGriswold

The price is negligible...so would you choose the IP or Harrah's Grand?
Also, does anyone know if the Grand charges a resort fee?


For me, definitely the grand...soon to be renamed harrahs gulf coast. No resort fee. Free valet. Big multiyear remodel underway though and staying open throughout.
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ClarkWGriswold
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January 8th, 2014 at 10:05:55 AM permalink
Quote: vegas

I would choose the Grand but if you play video poker the Grand does not have many machines and the paytables are terrible. I enjoyed staying there and had a nice view of the gulf. I was not charged a resort fee but room was comp so really not sure about a fee


Well, I don't think this will be a gambling trip at all. Just want to get away for vacation.
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January 8th, 2014 at 10:36:22 AM permalink
IP- Nicer rooms, better buffet, larger casino. Grand is not a bad choice. QQ VP at the grand is good if 1 of the 3 machines is open. Bone up on QQ play.

If it's more of a vacation trip, check out some local restaurants. Half Shell is a must if you like oysters.
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February 6th, 2014 at 10:34:59 AM permalink
Isn't New Jersey nasty !? I'm glad you are still traveling. Nice to know. Won't be for long.
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February 6th, 2014 at 10:50:20 AM permalink
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Isn't New Jersey nasty !? I'm glad you are still traveling. Nice to know. Won't be for long.


IP is bigger and better, IMO. The Grand is aight, but certainly not what it once was.
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corvetteracing
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February 6th, 2014 at 1:04:47 PM permalink
Wasn't the shoreline just tore up there recently? Boardwalk & all ? Why would you want to go see that all now? I would wait until all of it is back up & running, clean & new then I would go leave my prints on it. I have been to the gulf in pensacola florida it was classy. I really enjoyed that but for some reason do not see AC as that.
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February 6th, 2014 at 1:57:37 PM permalink
I would think this vacation is going to be on the cheapo deapo so checking out local restaurants probably not an a option. I'm thinkin more on the line of playin enough craps to get a comp for 1 to 2 meals a day tops otherwise drinking the rest of my nutrition @ the tables such as juices at times mixed. A vacation on the house basically, see what I see @ the expense of the house is good enough to call it a vacation. Just my spin on this.
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February 6th, 2014 at 2:06:46 PM permalink
Quote: corvetteracing

Awesome, so what else is there aside from the filthy casinos to see or do ?


There is actually a non-filthy casino. It's the smoke-free Palace Casino Resort, within easy walking distance from the Grand. With weeknight rates of $59 to $69 for an excellent hotel room, it's the best value if you're paying.
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