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Hotel Information        
Rooms: 711 Room Pics: Yes Toll Free: 800-331-5334
Location: Flamingo Rd. - Next to Rio Property Map: Yes Local: 702-367-7111
Date Opened: 1986        
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Casino Information  
Size: 80,594 Sq.Ft. Tables: 48
Machines: 1,298 Sports Book: Yes - 160 Seats-15 Windows
Video Poker and Slot Club Info Poker Room: Yes - 8 Tables

Total: 9
Cortez Room - Steak and SeafoodOnline Menu - Yes
Ping Pang Pong - ChineseOnline Menu - Yes
Noodle Exchange - Asian Noodles Online Menu - Yes
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Red Zone - Bar Food (24 Hours) Online Menu - Yes
TGI Friday's - Bar Food (24 Hours) Online Menu - Yes
Bowling Snack Bar - Snack BarOnline Menu - No
Kate's Korner - Ice CreamOnline Menu - No
Seattle's Best - CoffeeOnline Menu - No
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Gold Coast Showroom - Headline Entertainment
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Meeting Space: 30,000 Sq.Ft.
Pool: 1 Pool and Jacuzzi
Salon and Barber Shop
Shuttle to The Orleans and Strip

Review & Ratings
Review Date: Dec 2008

The first night of my recent trip was in a "Premium" room at the Gold Coast. I arrived around 3 PM on a Friday and there was a decent line at the check-in desk. With only two people working the desk, it took almost 45 minutes to finally get up to the room. They have recently remodeled all the rooms in the place as well as made extensive changes in the casino and restuarants. The upgraded room cost about $10-15 more a night than the regular rooms but have a trendy look to them. I was a sucker a spent the extra few bucks... The room is decorated in the dark wood that is all the rage these days. The armoire/dresser/ TV Stand is one unit and has a nice sized flat-panel TV. There is also a small desk near the window. One puzzling thing about the room... They spent thousands redoing everything but left the $5 alarm clock? They couldn't have spent $15 and got one with an IPod connection? It seems like a small thing but its one of the amenities that makes a difference for me. Anyway, like the Orleans, the bathroom is at the far end of the room and also has the little window in the shower that actually opens. There is just one sink and no tub. A interesting "feature" is that the shower has no door, just a fixed piece of glass covering half of the area.

I didn't eat at any of the restaurants this stay but did want a room service breakfast before checking out. There was no menu in the room so I ask a housekeeper; she proceeded to hand me a photo-copied piece of paper with the menu on it. I actually chuckled to myself. The food arrived quickly, was reasonably priced for room service and was hot and excellent all-around. I also have eaten at the buffet several times in the past. Dinner is just ok, nothing spectacular but the breakfast is one of the better spreads in town and only $6.

I have stayed in several remodeled older rooms recently and they all suffer from the same difficult issue, an old room still has old bones. You can't make the room larger or install central AC where none exists so it's tough really compare with the new hotels. However, given the price on most nice nights, the Gold Coast is definitely a very nice room if you are looking for a deal near the strip but not necessarily on it.

Coming tomorrow... Mirage Tower Deluxe Room Pics of both a remodeled and non-remodeled room.

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