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Old 10-03-2014, 05:31 PM   #15
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I personnaly prefer Az Charlies. I can roll in with no Reservations and get a large pull through every time. Not so with Sam' Town. Employees are polite, good security, buffet not bad, although we usually drive over to the Cannery for better buffet. We take the weekly discount. If I recall it is one day free for a week which is better than GS discount. We go to the Mirage and spend some time. ( usually people walking around handing out discount show tickets) Usually receive discount tickets for shows. We shop for dinner deals further south on Boulder Hwy. Few of the smaller casinos on Boulder have good deals on steak dinners. We had been doing this for 40 years before we moved to Wyoming from California. I can tell you free dinners and rooms are harder and harder to find in Vegas. 25 years ago we could go to Vegas free. Not so much any more.
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:39 PM   #16
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We had a wonderful 10 days at the Oasis in April. Nice pools, clean, convenient location.
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:47 PM   #17
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We really like Vegas. Like the shows and put a few nickels in the machines. Not like the old days. Now they know who is spending money and who isn't. Free stuff is going away unless you are a high spender. Damn computers. We used to get free meals and rooms and never spent more than a few dollars. Those days are gone.
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:50 PM   #18
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We used to really like the RV Park at Silverton; nice pull-throughs, grass, etc. Long gone. Times change. We don't RV park in Vegas. If in Vegas, we will stay in a downtown place at Freemont St or we really enjoy Boulder City.

You all have to remember that now each entity at a "resort" is a profit center and has to stand on its own merits.

Can someone explain to me the "Resort Fee" charged by most hotels on the strip? We did stay at Paris earlier this year to see Jersey Boys and I think we paid about $20 per night.
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:19 PM   #19
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We used to really like the RV Park at Silverton; nice pull-throughs, grass, etc. Long gone. Times change. We don't RV park in Vegas. If in Vegas, we will stay in a downtown place at Freemont St or we really enjoy Boulder City.

You all have to remember that now each entity at a "resort" is a profit center and has to stand on its own merits.

Can someone explain to me the "Resort Fee" charged by most hotels on the strip? We did stay at Paris earlier this year to see Jersey Boys and I think we paid about $20 per night.
Before computers if you lived in So CA you would get flyers in the mail. Free weekend in Vegas plus $100 gambling chips. Oh how things have changed. We spent many free weekends in Vegas with comped meals. Now with computers and those plastic cards they know who is spending money and who isn't. If you don't spend enough no free rooms or meals. Fun while it lasted though.
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My only problem with Az Charlies is that the park is wide open to the walking public that roams Boulder Highway. Some days it looks like a hooker convention on the street. If you get a space deeper in the park then you are probably OK, but if by the street, watch your stuff.
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I'm sticking with Oasis Las Vegas. It's easy to get to the Stratosphere Tower for dinner. Second would be Las Vegas Motorcoach. I'm not a gambler and could give a rat's patootie about proximity to a casino. I only use Vegas as a stopover on the way to Burning Man.
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Don't care about gambling either, but ST provided a secure clean CG at reasonable rates, very affordable. Oasis and the LV Resort are pricey options.
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My only problem with Az Charlies is that the park is wide open to the walking public that roams Boulder Highway. Some days it looks like a hooker convention on the street. If you get a space deeper in the park then you are probably OK, but if by the street, watch your stuff.
Have you even asked for a site further back in their RV park?
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Times change. Last time we were in Las Vegas was late 1980's

Sam's Town was $6.66 per night FHU and I believe that included a breakfast bar. The buffet dinner was the same price.... Clean and friendly then.... Still remember the TT pushing the van through switchbacks going down to Hoover Dam.. Surge brakes were either full on or all off on that incline....
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I don't even slow down for Vegas unless there is traffic. It's just not my style, but that's just me, for those that like it you can have my spot.
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Why is everyone so concerned about Sam's Town RV park? It isn't like it was the best RV park in Vegas. There are a lot of RV parks is Vegas, even on Boulder Hwy, that are much better than Sam's. You can still drive over to Sam's Town and stand in line for their low class buffet.
We stayed at the Main Street Casino for ~$16 for full hookups. It was fine for us for a few nights. It's just a parking lot with hookups but there was decent security and we thought the casino's buffet was actually better than a couple of the ones we had on the strip at far higher prices.
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Have you even asked for a site further back in their RV park?
Always do when we stay there, of course availability is always in question. Still, the park opens to the street and the bums of Boulder Hwy have easy access. At ST, the entrance is off the main drag and frankly, the security is much better, or at least it was.
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Unhappy Sorry to see Sam's Town go....

We have stayed at Sam's Town several times in the last couple of years. It made a great spot to stop on the way to or from Zion from our home in Tucson. The folks were always friendly and accommodating and the rates were very reasonable for FHU's, usually under $25. The parks amenities/security were excellent and the buffet at ST was decent.

Sadly we will never go back as we will do NOT do KOA.... ever!
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