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Tuscany
Hotel Information        
Rooms: 716 Room Pics: Yes Toll Free: 877-887-2261
Location: Flamingo Rd - 1mi. E. of Strip Property Map: No Local: 702-893-8933
Date Opened: 2003        
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Size: 55,159 Sq.Ft. Tables: 20
Machines: 1,010 Sports Book: Yes - 30 Seats-2 Windows
Video Poker and Slot Club Info Poker Room: Yes - 6 Tables

Restaurants
Total: 4
Fine
Tuscany Gardens - ItalianOnline Menu - Yes
 
Casual
Marilyn's Cafe - Coffee Shop (24 Hours) Online Menu - Yes
The Cantina - Mexican Online Menu - Yes
 
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Beachfront Coffee - Coffee and SandwichesOnline Menu - Yes
 
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Amenities
Piazza Lounge - Live Entertainment
Business Center
Fitness Center
Gift Shop
Meeting Space: 38,000 Sq.Ft
Pool Area: 2 Pools and Hot Tubs
Wedding Chapel

Review & Ratings
 
Review Date: July 2010

I spent 1 night of my recent trip in a "suite" at Tuscany Suites on a $19 rate I found by using TravelAxe which I booked directly through the hotel website. It turned out to be a classic tale of "if it's too good to be true, it probably is!" I arrived at check-in at 1:30 PM and was told that check-in was at 3:00. Sure, it always is but I can probably count on one hand the number of times I couldn't check-in at 1:30 and all of those were because the room wasn't ready. I asked the desk clerk if the room would be ready at 3:00 and she said "Oh, its ready now but if you want to check-in early, it will be a $12 charge." That is on-top of the $7 resort fee which paid for virtually nothing that you wouldn't expect for free at any Vegas hotel. At first, I balked at this obvious scam to jack up my bill but realized that an hour an a half of my life, especially in Vegas, was worth the $12! Unhappily, I now paid $38 for my $19 room and was on my way.

Though the rooms are called suites, they are really oversized rooms with a seating area, kitchenette and small dining table. Their website shows a freshly remodeled room but my room was very similar to one I stayed in 5 years ago. Yet another reminder of why I built this website in the first place!!! While the room hasn't been remodeled in a while, it was still in surprisingly decent shape. There were no major stains or furniture damage and the bed was comfortable without any sagging. Like the room, the bathroom was also larger than a normal in Vegas with a seperate shower and bath but only a single sink vanity. The kitchette was more like a wet bar with just a coffeemaker, fridge and sink. The biggest issue I came across was that the walls seemed rather thin and I heard ever door open and close.

Any review of the Tuscany would be incomplete if it didn't discuss the hotel's setup. The place is unlike any other hotel I have stayed at in Vegas as its a series of 3 story building spread over a fairly large area with the casino, restaurants and lobby in a seperate building at the front of the property. The nice part is being able to park very close to your room, if you don't come back after midnight. The bad part is the outdoor walk to the front. It isn't very far even from the back buildings but I ended up having a late dinner at the coffee shop and went the wrong way down a very dark walkway that was definitely a little sketchy. It is also something to keep in mind in the summer and winter because you will definitely be exposed to the elements.

Overall, my feelings on the Tuscany are rather mixed. The $12.00 screw job at check-in and the questionable website pictures didn't start the trip off right but the room was most certainly worth the $38 it ended up costing me. There is also something to be said about the convenience of having your car 30 seconds from your room. Given that, it's decent location and the price, the place definitely has appeal to a certain niche of traveler. However, for the average person looking for the classic Vegas resort experience, it would be a big disappointment.

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