Every hotel on the strip has a coffee shops. Most of them are good, some very good, a few are passable and some are downright lousy. Let's find out which are the best. That's where you, our customer comes in. Let us, and others, know which is the best, in your opinion. You can vote right here. Or you can tell us why you think your choice is the best.
No problem if you have lots of money and are willing to spend it. For the rest of us saving a buck on transportation may be the winning buck in a slot machine. We have this forum where everyone can tell the rest of us how to save money on fares. I urge everyone to let us know. And, plea, thank the person who provides the information.
Las Vegas does not have to be expensive. I know of a lot of ways to save money and still see shows, have reduced price dinners, and get around without Uber. But, I have been around the strip for at least 50 years, I know all the tricks. But, time marches on. There may be some new stuff I do not know about. Let me, and the world know, where the bargains are. From cheap souvenirs to affordable eats, we want to know it all.
From pizza to haute cuisine, Italian food is the most prolific type in most cities in the United States. Las Vegas is no exception. Which are the best in town?
We recently had the pleasure of dining at a couple of the most well known Italian restaurants on the Las Vegas strip. The food was very good across the board, wherever we dined. The problem is the price. They were very over priced. Italian food is a very basic cuisine, pasta dishes mostly, some pizzas, maybe an osso buco here and there. But mostly basic. I don't see where it needs to be priced in the $$$ and even $$$$ price range. There are some very good Italian restaurants that are off the strip, or in the second tier hotels/casinos. They charge perhaps half of what strip places charge. My opening statement was "I had the pleasure". I stick to it. But it all is too pricey. I am local. I bet visitors think differently about it. It would be interesting to find out what you folks out there think. Let us know, post your opinion. If we get enough responses we will be able to let the restaurant operators know.
There are several top French Restaurants on the strip. Let us know which one is the top in your opinion. Consider the price and what you receive for your money. The food should take top spot of course. But there is also serve, ambience, accessibility, parking and so on. Recently some hotels have started to charge for parking. That idea is strange in Las Vegas. Parking has always been free. Consider it also.
One is on the strip, the other is off the strip. On the strip, and getting ready to open is the gigantic Fontainebleau. I mean it, 68 floors and 3,600 rooms. It is at the 2700 block of Las Vegas Blvd. S. It has not opened yet. We tried to visit a couple of days ago (8/25/2023) , but could not get in. The second property is the Durango Hotel/Casino, conveniently located at the off ramp of the SR-215 and Durango Blvd. It is part of the Station Casinos portfolio of properties. It is designed for locals mostly. But since it is brand new from the ground up, it may be wort taking a look. About ten miles north of center strip. Perhaps a couple more, but not very far. We have not yet visited as of this date (8/25/2023). The opening date has not been announced. Las Vegas changes constantly, properties get blown up/torn down/bulldozed. The same Station Casinos business recently bulldozed three of its casinos and sold off the land. They were: Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Ranch, Texas Station. They were my favorites.
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By that we mean games that are not mainstream, old standby's. There are quite a few of them, at different times and in different casinos. A lot of casinos try different games to try to bring customers through the doors. We will list all that we we know of. But they change a lot, and it is hard to keep up. That's where you, the Las Vegas visitor can help. Let us know about any odd game you have spotted, or even played. We listed 4 card poker, 5 card poker and Caribbean Stud separately. But there are more, and they change all the time. Here are a few more that are really unique. But you out there probably know of a few we do not know anything about. If you do, you can list them here, in our Forum. Feel free to list as many as you want. Anything not gambling will be removed by the webmeister.
So, here it goes: Buster Blackjack, Flushes Gone Wild, Kings Bounty Blackjack, Lucky 6 Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, Repeater Bets Craps.
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Here is a list of casinos that are not directly on the strip, but well worth you attention. They are the smaller properties that cater mainly to the local crowd. When we say small, it does not really mean small. It means they are small compared to the gigantic places that are along the strip. Some of the off-strip hotels sport hundred of rooms, large gambling areas and an assortment of dining options. Check out the list, even if it is for fun only. Here goes, not by size or alphabet, just randomly.:
The Palms, 4321 W. Flamingo, The Plaza, One Main Street, down town Las Vegas It anchors Fremont St. , The Aliante, 7300 Aliante Parkway. Quite a few miles from the strip, a gorgeous property. Ellis Island, a couple of blocks east of the strip, well known for its brewery and very affordable meals, Rampart Hotel/Casino, a few miles west of the strip in an upscale part of town. A pretty large place with tons of free parking and lots of amenities, The Orleans features New Orleans ambience, 4500 West Tropicana, Sunset Station, on Sunset Road/Stephanie. Part of the Station Casinos Group. Good food at reasonable prices, Durango, at the Durango off ramp of the 215, about 15 miles east of the strip. This one is brand new, opened in 2023. Another Station Casinos property. Barley's, small place on Sunset Rd. Silverton, pretty large hotel with lots of free parking covered or parking lot. Take the Blue Diamond off-ramp when traveling west on the I -15.
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It is something that previously was unthinkable. What do you think about it? I do not like it, how about you? Would you rather stay at a hotel that does not charge for parking and use the money you save for gambling or dining or whatever? Maybe a t shirt? Let us know and we will let the hotel bosses know. I do not understand it at all. Why charge for parking? That money will wind up inside a slot machine anyway. Why aggravate the customer?
What hotels have you stayed at in Las Vegas? Was it an excellent stay, or did it leave something to be desired? How was the cleanliness, friendliness of the staff? Was it a good value for the money? And most importantly, would you stay there again, and recommend it to others?
Poker is really popular in Las Vegas. There are many different varieties of poker played all across the U.S. There is pineapple, or stud, and several others, perhaps six or seven different. In Las Vegas only two varieties are dealt as far as we know. We have Texas Hold 'Em, and Seven Card Stud. There are huge differences between poker rooms. Different types of players, different amenities, different comps. Which is your favorite poker room? Let us know.
Vegas has some of the finest restaurants in the country, and all kinds of cuisine from everyday cuisine to celebrity chefs. What culinary experiences have you had, what meals were good, bad or indifferent? Was it a good value? Will you go back? Leave your stories here to give other visitors a clue to where to go.