We just stayed at Orleans November 5th to the 11th. We had stayed once before for only one night as the previous trip we were unable to get into Mirage on a Saturday Night. The first trip we were pleasantly surprised with our Stripview room. Unless there is a huge variety in room size, those that post that the rooms are small are insane, they are quite large.
Anyway, this trip we booked a suite, which was less than a standard room at Mirage during the same time frame. We checked in to Suite 2030 and were overall very satisfied. It had a huge living area with a large sectional, dining room table, and a large wet bar, granite counter, and four bar chairs. The view behind the bar was of the entire Strip that is similar to the view from Ghost Bar at Palms. The seperate bedroom was also huge. The bathroom was nice, though basic in our opinion for a suite. Access to the suites on the 20th floor was by room key only, which was very quiet, no kids wandering the hallways.
Huge and only complaint...when we booked we called Olreans to verify that the pool would be open during our stay and were told that it was. Well, when we got there it wasn't, except on weekends. I have sent a letter to management regarding our stay and the disappointment that this caused. I have not heard back from them, tho they have my home and email address. The weather that week was perfect for sunbathing, 80+ degrees and cloudless skies. Further complaint was when I spoke to the front desk supervisor, she simply stated she got an email a couple of days ago that the pool would be closed during the week. What we later found from another couple that we were able to use the pools at the Suncoast or Gold Coast. Too bad we didn't find this out until several days into our stay. This is information that the front desk supervisor should have shared but didn't. Obviously we were not impressed with her after that.
As far as the casino, we really liked it. Yes, people are smoking there, and we are non-smokers, but we find it no worse than the smoke at Mirage, TI etc. I just read another review that said it was unbearable. I guess a Vegas casino is not for that person!! Anyway, nice low table minimums, $5 BJ and $1 roulette. A nice change from Strip Casinos where you often are hard pressed to find $25 blackjack. Drink service was fast and friendly, we were playing video poker alot and always tipped $3 for two drinks. This is apparently a good tip there as we were offered refills faster than we could drink them. Nice bonus, I hit a royal flush.
Restaurants: The Courtyard Cafe was excellent, food was good and very reasonable. Good service.
Don Miguels- Very good Mexican food. The coupon book at check in gives you a free Margaritta with an entree.
Canal Street- Excellent food, we had a veal dish and King Crab legs. Too bad the waitress was terrible. For their gourmet restaurant, they should not use a waitress that would have been Marginal for Denny's.
Room Service- Only had breakfast, very good food and great room service personnel.
TGIFridays- Good food, just like all the other ones.
We had the buffet once for breakfast, good selection, good service.
Sazio- Pretty good Italian food and found great service.
We have been to Vegas at least 40 times, having stayed just about everywhere, from 4Queens to Four Seasons. For the money, we have found Orleans to be a real gem.
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