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The "B-Connected" Loop - Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by Mr2BOBCATS, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Mr2BOBCATS

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    We're looking to have a car for the next Vegas trip and going off-stripping a bit, and just looking at the B-Connected properties, wondering if it's possible (or worthwhile) to do them all in a single day. This is what I'm thinking (starting from the strip):

    1) Sam's Town
    2) Aliante
    3) Suncoast
    4) Gold Coast
    5) Orleans
    6) California
    7) Fremont
    8) Main Street Station

    Google Maps calculates roughly 1 1/2 hours of driving time in there. So spending an hour at each place is definitely feasible (granted, a long day).

    My wife and I haven't stepped foot in any of these places (except maybe the downtown ones, we don't recall for sure), so we are curious if there's places on this list that aren't worth a quick stop-by. Particularly Aliante & Suncoast since they're a bit of a hike.

    Any and all advice from the experts is greatly appreciated!
     
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  2. Texas Steph

    Texas Steph I think I'm addicted to Vegas...
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    No "expert" here, but I will give you my personal opinion

    Go to The Orleans 1st, as it is right off of the Strip. Park right out front (off of Tropicana), or drive around towards the back (off of Cameron St) and park on the ground level of the garage. Easy access right into the casino either way. It's fairly large and lively, with lots of slots and at least 3 bars.

    Skip the Gold Coast. Lots of slots but not much else, and it just has a depressing vibe (IMHO).

    I would then go to Aliente, (I've never been but should, just to check it out). If nothing else, you would get to see a different area of Vegas on your drive.

    Skip Suncoast, unless you really just want to check it out or visit that area of Vegas. Lots of slots and VP, but very quiet and ho-hum (again, IMHO).

    From either Aliente or Suncoast, go to Sam's Town next. That area on Boulder Hwy will be quite different (some would say sketchy?) from the area around Aliente or the Strip, but hey, mini-road trip!!
    Head inside to the Atrium and the bar on the outdoor deck, and hopefully you time it right to see the "show". Lots of slots and VP.

    From there, it's an easy drive to Downtown. MSS and the California are connected by an indoor walkway (up and down the escalators). Be sure to check out the antiques in the MSS lobby, and look UP while you're in the casino... it's purty! Try some craft brews at the Boars Head Bar and say hi to Jose`!
    You can get to the Fremont hotel via the Cal doors (opposite the escalator and all the way across the casino), cross the street, and enter the back side of Binions. Walk straight through Binions to come out on Fremont St, and head left.

    Whew!! Sorry if I overloaded you with info, or if you're already familiar with Fremont St. Hope this helps... I bet you'll both have fun however you decide to do it!
     
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  3. Mr2BOBCATS

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    That's great info @Texas Steph , thank you. Maybe if this happens in October we'll grab you (and hubs?) to be our tour guides :)
     
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    Last time we stayed at Golden Nugget downtown, had earplugs issued at check in. Noise from Fremont was not pleasant. I prefer the Downtown Grand, a little away and friendly. Nice and inexpensive. Sam's Town yes. Downtown overall i thought was dirty and raunchy even during the day.
    The Orleans is clean, smells great, and is home to a great Prime Rib place. Rates are good but the hotel is dated, clean but dated. Caters to a variety of guests, houses a lot of "teams" because of cost and amenities. Has bowling alley, movie theaters, gaming room. Still its an easy in easy out.

    My 2 cents worth.
     
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    I like Aliante- it's the newest/nicest of any of the B Connected properties. It's worth making it there.
    Agree that Suncoast is nothing special- if you are trying to go just to go then fine, it's big and has a lot of games, but not that much different than the others.
    I like Orleans only because it's so big that they have a great game selection and my money lasts longer there than a lot of places, could get lost in there.
    Sam's Town is kind of interesting to see. It's an interesting looking casino inside. I never do well gambling there, and being the area isn't the best you do get some sketchy characters inside who might ask for money, but if you haven't been go see it at least.
     
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    Agreed that Sun Coast is hard to get to, about 1/2 hour drive mostly on local street instead of freeway. It is near Red Rock Canyon if you want to do some sight seeing. We used to get good comp there with free room, free paly and F&B, beautiful view if facing the golf course. They also give you free breakfast or lunch buffet for gambling just 20 points. I really like the prime rib at SC Prime steak house. So skip it if you don't have enough time, but might be worth a visit to see it for yourself if you like it or not.
     
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    Gold Coast is my favorite, in fact we usually stay there about 75 percent of our trips. Used to do CET on the strip but found we liked being slightly off strip better. I like their slot choices, their restaurants, being able to stumble to my room after bingo, and my host there. I feel like the comps are very good and their payouts come more frequently.
    My least favorite Boyd properties are Orleans (bad experience with the host and always straight loss there on slots), and Sams town (don’t have many slots I like).
    If you’re going to hit the Boulder strip I’d do Boulder Station instead- absolutely the loosest slots I’ve experienced in Vegas (every single trip), and the dealers are super friendly and are willing to help you learn new table games (as long as you’re the only ones at the table of course).
    Sorry for the long reply!
     
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