We stayed at the Orleans 10/31 - 11/4/04 using the Mardi Gras package. Everything was very nice. The room was clean and beds comfortable. Food at the buffet - we used the coupons included in the package - was not as fantastic as can be found elsewhere, but was good and variety was acceptable. The staff was uniformly helpful and attentive. The slot machines were kind, especially the video poker. One oddity we found was that careful observation of the pay tables is necessary, especially on multi-denomination machines. The pay table on nickel-dime-quarter deuces wild machines, for example, is less generous on nickel and dime play that it is on quarter play.
A particularly nice point was that upon checkout a run on the buffet we charged to our room was, without asking, waived. For that and many other reasons we will definitely stay there again next trip.
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