Jump to content

Smokey's Road Trip


smokey

Recommended Posts

smokey

Well we did palm springs tram.  Hearst castle.  And now 1000 miles later we are in vegas at Harrah downtown it's now I feel sticker shock vegas used to be cheap food well a buffet is 75 us for 2 and I am here 4 days it's going to sting hotel room not bad 120 us a day but wife is in constant state of smiles oh well can't take it with you

0210181840a.jpg

Edited by smokey
  • Like 7
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Helps explain the 3XL size of most Americans these days - you have to eat an awful lot to justify that kind of meal charge.  How is the weather?  Sister in OK says it is extremely cold this year and heat pumps just don't cut it (and she was never one to have a very high home temperature) - at least in $120 hotel room should have good heating.

Edited by lopburi3
Link to post
Share on other sites
smokey

That is my wife food second plate she is a 110 lbs but eats like a snake

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looong time ago, but I seem to recall free buffets in Vegas,  the Thunderbird in particular?  Possible?  

 

aaa.PNG

Link to post
Share on other sites
Soupeod

I grew up there and Im sure its possible however I never saw a free buffet there in the 60s to 1980.

Some were very cheap though

Edited by soupeod
Spelling
Link to post
Share on other sites
SkyMan
11 hours ago, smokey said:

Hearst castle.

Which tour(s) and was it worth it?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Headshot
26 minutes ago, soupeod said:

I grew up there and I'm sure its possible however I never saw a free buffet there in the 60s to 1980.

Some were very cheap though

There have always been comped buffets and even rooms for players who drop a pile at the tables. Nothing is really free, but they want to keep losing players in the casinos. Maybe comped meals was what they were referring to.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
smokey

I have been here before used to be low cost food was the draw till they figured all the locals were the customers now tax is high food high and shows high out of the 480 I paid 4 this room tax was 190 of it and parking 10 dollars a day

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, smokey said:

I have been here before used to be low cost food was the draw till they figured all the locals were the customers now tax is high food high and shows high out of the 480 I paid 4 this room tax was 190 of it and parking 10 dollars a day

Met a friend for lunch at Boulder Station on the way through last Sep. $10 for lunch, $12 dinner with a card. Pretty good deal and nice buffet. In contrast I don't know if you can find a buffet on the strip for under $20. Easy to find them over $30 though lol

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Administrator
Salty Dog

I have a friend that moved to Vegas a couple years ago and I asked him why doesn't go to the cheap buffets. He says because there aren't any.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Triple Diamond Sponsor
Monsoon

The days of the $2.99 steak dinner loss leaders are long gone. They have been for at least 20 years. 

The strip is a big rip off zone. Downtown not much better. Although downtown has seen a bit of a renaissance with things like Container Park and a few new condo developments. The best deals are off strip at the places that cater to locals and California regulars. Red Rock at Charleston/215 is probably the best locals place. Modern, clean, and doesn't smell like an airport smoking area.  Buffet probably $12-$20 (depending on lunch/dinner and weekday vs weekend). That whole area is the best of Vegas (Summerlin). You can actually find bars that don't have gaming machines in them. While out that way you could also have a drive through Red Rock Canyon. 

If you are going to spend what you did on a buffet go to one of the best. Such as Wicked Spoon at the Cosmo. Ive always been disappointed with the buffets downtown. 

Edited by Monsoon
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
sugbu777

Station Casinos cater to locals and still have reasonable buffet and restaurant prices. We tend to hang out at their Sunset Station in Henderson when we are there. Movie theater (excellent with reclining seats) and bowling alley on the casino property.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g45953-d97839-Reviews-Sunset_Station_Hotel_and_Casino-Henderson_Nevada.html

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Triple Diamond Sponsor
Monsoon
4 minutes ago, sugbu777 said:

Station Casinos cater to locals and still have reasonable buffet and restaurant prices.

Red Rock is part of the Station group. 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..

adblock_message_value
adblock_accept_btn_value