Main Street Station Hotel & Casino
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You've got to try the breakfast buffet
Although I've never stayed in the hotel, I have ate at the breakfast buffet many times. The food is great and the omelette chef is very friendly and funny. The price is right - under $6.00 during the week.
We recently came back from a trip (Jan 28 - Jan 31) and had ate the Champagne Buffet on Saturday. Of course the food was great, but the waitress never did offer us champagne. On another morning, I overheard a waitress griping about people ordering water and not drinking it. I understand Vegas is in a drought but is that her place to complain to and about paying guests.
Buffet on 11/29/03
we frequent you sat. or sunday buffet and have usually enjoyed it, but today was an exception.
first chanpagne was not available upon seating nad then when it was served it was warm.
second there were no pastries out.
Main Street has some Problems
We just returned from a 3 day stay in Vegas. We have always stayed downtown at the Las Vegas Club, and due to it declining in customer service...we decided to try the Main Street Station. I was hoping for the best. We were first told that check in was at 2PM. We arrived at 2Pm and were told that check in is not until 4PM. When we asked to speak with a manager, they said they were soory, but that was the rule.
I explained the rule was fine as long as all employees know this. The manager acted as though she was reading a script as we spoke to her.
The room was not clean and the paint is peeling terribly in the bathroom. There was hair on the bathroom floor and the cleaning staff left the previous person's luggage in the room. Security had to come up and get it. You would think they would take care of that before the next hotel guest checked into the room. I had hear about great comps, so as we won a couple of small jackpots worth $150-300, I assumed we would at least get a comp buffet meal. We were both using the Players Club card from the hotel. The players club staff said that it was up to the staff paying us at the slot machines to give us comps. We went to them and they said " that lady in Players Club lies...she just never wants to comp guests!" I felt as though we were caught in a employee war. We never received any comps the entire time we played or stayed there. I tried to complain using a dose of kindness...but that did no good. Tip that I know now...Go to American Airlines and you can book rooms at nicer hotels even downtown for much less than normal. You don't have to book a flight either...you just need a AA Advantage number. Although the Main Street Buffet is really very good, the excellent service stops there. Heaven forbid that you have to use the cashier. she pratically threw our dollar at us from the scratch card they gave us. So long Main Street Station. I've only just begun to pass along word of your terrible service. Your casino was almost empty...maybe there is a reason for that? Do better...
Checked into Main Street Station June 24th 2003 for three days. The staff was pleasent, helpfull and well organised. The room was very nice. At first I wanted to be on the side away from the noise of the trains going by, But we were high enough that it didn't bother us, and I got to like watching them roll by. Ate at both the Buffet and the Pub777 Both were excellent, clean and yes too much food. Its location is just right as to the Fremont Street Expierence, and easy to get to, But we always have a car. The Slot machines seemed tight, But the tables were friendly and always had $5.00 tables. We will no dought stay there again.
Food was great, service outstanding and the room was great considering the price. Great gaming odds.
Prime Rib Dinner
We just got back from Vegas a few hours ago. I must say that the Main Street Station has a really wonderful, tasty Prime Rib dinner for just $6.99. The prime rib was tender, and deliciously seasoned, and cooked to perfection. It was served with a wonderful baked potatoe and brocoli. The service was excellent and the ambiance was nostalgic and quite relaxing! I would say that if you want a delicious, inexpensive prime rib dinner the Main Street Station is the place to go. Before our meal we opted for the (I don't recall) 4 or 5 cheese bread at just $4.00. It looks like a pizza without the tomatoe sauce. It is served with maranara sauce on the side to dip. It was quite delicious and a perfect appetizer size for two. Before we vacationed in Vegas I read the reviews on all the other inexpensive restaurants' prime rib dinner specials. So, because of the reviews we had to try the Californian Coffee Shop's Prime Rib Dinner special. The ambiance is similar to a diner. They have an all you can eat delicious salad bar, which is included, and a delicious cherry jubilee desert which is also included.
The prime rib dinner itself comes with a baked potatoe and string beans. The prime rib itself was completely tasteless almost disturbing.
It had absolutely no seasoning and it tasted boiled! Salt and pepper didn't even help it. The baked potatoe tasted watery too! Which I couldn't understand since it was baked! The stringbeans tasted raw without any type of seasoning! The Service at the Californian was excellent too! Which brings me back to the Main Street Station. If you want a really delicious Prime Rib dinner in a wonderful setting, at a really reasonable price, I would highly recommend the Main Street Station's Prime Rib dinner! When I go back to Vegas I will definitely go back to the Main Street Station and get their tastey, inexpensive, and delicious Prime Rib dinner. I will definitely skip the Californian's Prime Rib dinner special altogether, I could care less what they include! I can still taste how horrible the dinner itself tasted. I'd much rather get quality tasting food at a reasonable price, than quantity of food. Although, I must include here that the Main Street Station's Prime Rib dinner itself was much larger than the Californian's. So, to me, and I was just at the Main Street Station the day before yesterday, I would say, the Main Street Station is an EXCELLENT choice for your inexpensive Prime Rib dinner and they even serve it a little later than most places.
In a city of fabulous hotels and great deals, there are better choices than the Main Street Station. We just stayed there for two nights, and were disappointed overall with the service and room quality. It's not terrible, but the rooms are old, and there are very few non-smoking rooms - so, even if you reserve one, you may not get one, especially if you check in late in the evening. Amenities are scarce - for example, if you'd like a hairdryer, you can request one from housekeeping but you can only keep it for one hour. The buffet is ok, microbrewery on-site is great, and the casino is good. So, I'd recommend visiting the casino, but staying in a nicer hotel elsewhere.
Service with a Smile
We did not stay at the Hotel, but ate several meals there. The service was excellent and the meals were superb. I had the NY strip and it was perfectly cooked and I could cut it with a fork. The Breakfast buffet was excellent and the omelet was to die for.
One of the Best Buffets in town.
The buffet has a good selection of American, Mexican and Hawaiian dishes. Main St. Station and the California both have a large Hawaiian customer base. I like eating ethnic foods in LV that I can not get at home. If you like BBQ try the Kalua pork! The triple 7 Brew Club also has good food, beer and lots of TVs for watching games. They are allways busy at Happy Hour. The decor is turn of the century Victorian.The theme is a railroad station. Bright with a lot of brass, marble, and wood. With only 400 rooms, check in is quick and everything is at hand, as opposed to mega resorts with thousands of rooms and you have to hike to everthing. Drink service is good the rooms are nice. 10X odds on craps. Low table minimums. Fremont street is close by. Four blocks are closed to auto traffic and covered by a light show canopy that puts on short shows every hour. Every night there is some kind of entertainment out there as well. The sreet is painted, kept clean, and well policed. Downtown is a better value than the strip, more blue collar, and carnival like. The strip is more like disneyland, more fru fru with crowds of people on the move like Army Ants. Don't get me wrong I like hanging out and gambling at the Monte Carlo, Venitian, and Mandalay Bay. I stay Downtown and rent a car. I come out way ahead on the money I save in room rates.
Stay away from the Buffet
Unimpressive casino. Nearly empty when we were there. Perhaps the worst buffet I have ever eaten at in Vegas (and that is saying a lot).
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