Flowerjulie
 
 
 
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Experience a vibrant, New Orleans-themed hotel just a few blocks west of the Las Vegas Strip on Tropicana Avenue. The Orleans, a locals-oriented resort, may be far from the French Quarter, but it's not without attractions that bring to mind the Big Easy.For instance, the 140-seat Bourbon Street Lounge -- marked by a giant upside down piano that hangs from the ceiling -- showcases live entertainment. Listen to bands and dance here nightly, just like you would in the world's music capital. Amid the floor-to-ceiling murals that depict idyllic riverboat scenes at Canal Street, eat gourmet delights (like Louisiana crab cakes) that you'd find in New Orleans. Get freshly shucked oysters and clams served with authentic Creole flair at Big Al's Oyster Bar. And drink classic cocktails to your heart's content at the Crawfish Bar, Mardi Gras Bar and Alligator Bar -- all of which boast a lively atmosphere that will transport you to the French Quarter's rollicking streets.There are other forms of entertainment, good food and recreation at The Orleans as well.The resort is home to the Orleans Arena. Hosting about 200 events a year, you'll discover top concerts, sporting events (including the Las Vegas Wranglers professional East Coast Hockey League games and college basketball tournaments) and family fun (like Disney on Ice) at this huge venue.The Orleans Showroom, an 850-seat theater, also brings a stellar lineup of headlining musicians and comedians to town. Plus, lounge acts accompany the fine spirits and great beer poured in Brendan's Irish Pub.In addition to live entertainment, guests can amuse themselves at the resort's 70-lane bowling center or catch a flick in the 18-screen Century Orleans cinema. Buzz'n Brushes offers a creative experience for aspiring artists and the not-so-artistic who are just looking for a good time. Not only will you learn the basics of acrylic painting during one of their classes, but you'll also enjoy wine, cheese, socializing, listening to music and dancing to tunes like "Y.M.C.A."There are still more ways to unwind at The Orleans. Young kids (ages 3 - 12) will discover adventure and activities of all kinds at Kids Tyme. The professionally supervised facility offers everything from a giant jungle gym and imaginative crafts to a movie room and PlayStation/Nintendo Wii gaming systems. The Time Out Arcade is designed for teens. Adults will follow their bliss at the Spa Orleans, where you can be pampered by an array of soothing massages, body wraps and facials. While women get dolled up in the beauty salon, men will appreciate a haircut and good old-fashioned straight razor shave in the barber shop.For sun lovers of all ages, The Orleans has an Olympic-sized pool as well as a wading pool and large hot tub. Tucked in a central courtyard that's lushly landscaped, you'll feel well removed from all things urban, especially if you reserve one of the five cabanas where you and your party can soak up some rays in comfort.The resort's fitness center -- with a mix of cardio and muscle-building equipment -- overlooks the pool area, creating a truly pleasant atmosphere for a workout as well as allowing easy access to cool off with a dip after you work up a sweat.The Orleans is packed with good eats spanning many cultures. Costa Cantina serves the spicy cuisine of Mexico. Be sure to try the tacos de pescado and chicken Azteca. Koji features an exceptional dining environment merging elements of a sushi bar and Chinese bistro. Meat lovers will want to walk upstairs to the second-story Prime Rib Loft. Although this restaurant has a stunning view over the casino floor as well as colorful murals of jazz performers, nothing beats its delectable cuts of prime rib.For a quick and casual meal, you can head to T.G.I. Friday's, the 24-hour Courtyard Café or the food court (home of Fuddruckers, Sbarro, Subway and Baskin-Robbins). Those who really want to binge should check out the French Market Buffet, where you can savor Italian, Mongolian, barbecue, American, seafood, Mexican and Chinese cooking, along with items from an enormous dessert bar.Like the city, the casino floor at The Orleans is always bustling. Try your luck on more than 2,600 slot, video poker and video keno machines or sit down at one of the numerous table games. There's also a 19-table nonsmoking poker room that's open 24 hours. Packed with giant high-resolution TV screens, the 125-seat race and sports book is the perfect place to watch the big game.If you're able to tear yourself away from all the excitement in the casino, you'll be more than comfortable in The Orleans' 1,885 beautifully appointed rooms. Available with one king or two queen beds, the amenities include a flat-screen TV, a desk and a spacious sitting area with a plush sofa and armchair.Visitors who don't have a car can take advantage of free shuttle service from The Orleans to its sister property, the Gold Coast, as well as to the Las Vegas Strip.Although it's not in New Orleans, the resort's exterior was designed to resemble the French Quarter, and inside the atmosphere oozes hospitality just like it does in the South. An affordable place to stay, The Orleans is perfectly positioned near the heart of the action in Vegas -- and it offers all kinds of action under its own roof.--By Renée LiButti
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Room Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Casino 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Hotel Location 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Pool 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Room Location 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Overall amenities 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer avatarFlowerjulie
fromMilwaukee, WI
Age:25 to 34
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Star Rating Accuracy:Perfect
Gambler:Yes
Game:Progressive Slots
Yes, I recommend this product.
Just OK
PostedNovember 12, 2013
The rooms were good size with a very comfy bed. Our room had a little seating area with a couch and chairs in addition to the bedroom. The hot water was sparce, and the bathroom and walls/carpeting/decor could use an update, but I expected that knowing that it is an old hotel and on the less expensive side. The gambling was awful. Although they had a great selection of different games (except pretty much all penny machined), we barely won a single credit. Very few people were winning. Blackjack was the worst we've ever seen. Something wasn't right there. The whole hotel had a great atmosphere - live music every night with a great Motown band. Food court for cheap, 24 hour options as well as a TJIFridays and other restaurants. Overall, I would probably stay there again if it was cheap, but I would never gamble there again.
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Even if you get covered in popcorn, you won't want to stop the clown from posing as an usher and engaging in some pre-show debauchery with the crowd. With his black suit and disheveled gray hair, he has no problem amusing people. The clown is zany, mischievous and your first exposure to the unknown at Mystère by Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island. What's ahead is a wondrous world of mystifying creatures who perform a series of incredible acrobatic and gymnastic feats.When Mystère opened in 1993, the show was the first Cirque du Soleil production in Vegas. Emphasizing awe-inspiring athleticism and imaginative imagery, it embraces all of the signature Cirque du Soleil elements that have made the production company a mainstay on the Las Vegas Strip.From rebirth to the pursuit of happiness, each of the characters and acts in Mystère symbolizes something different. They combine to create an overall theme for the show as a celebration of the circle of life. Some audience members may interpret each act as an allegory, but with the innovative costumes and performances, realizing those themes isn't necessary for enjoying this show.What makes Mystère so endearing is that many of the performances are typical circus-style acts like the flying trapeze, an aerialist and the teeterboard, an acrobatic tool where a person jumps on one end of what looks like a seesaw and the person on the other end is launched into the air. However, in Mystère, the boundaries of those disciplines are pushed, creating fantastical routines that you won't see in any other production.For instance, in the hand-to-hand routine, two muscular men demonstrate a series of gravity-defying poses and their incredible strength, but they don't even perform on a flat surface. In Mystère, the men do this while balancing on a rotating dome, adding to the awesomeness of their routine.The Tissu act is another example. In this routine a female aerialist performs while suspending herself with two pieces of fabric hanging from the ceiling. This type of act can be seen in other shows on the Strip, but in Mystère the performer combines contortion, acrobatics and movement in her routine, creating optical illusions that defy imagination.Music played by live musicians and singers drives the show. Mixing elements of everything from rock to Celtic, African and soul music, the soundtrack is just as mysterious as the action on stage.Along with awe-inspiring moments, Mystère offers a hearty does of comedy brought on by the clown "usher" and an adult-sized baby. They appear on stage throughout the show. The clown and baby don’t tell jokes, but their wacky antics and interactions with the audience make people laugh. It's hard not to chuckle when you see a man on stage wearing a diaper and a bonnet.When the comedy segments come to a close, the show quickly changes pace. Once again the audience is sitting in amazement at another thrilling routine. One of these is the Chinese Poles. For this act a group of gymnasts perform on four vertical poles. They crawl, jump and flip up, down and across the poles. Their masks add to the implausibility of their performance. While their bodies face away from the audience, their masks are looking right at them. It seems impossible, but then again, this is Mystère.-- By Caroline Fontein
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
4 / 5
View of Stage 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Theater Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Special Effects 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Customer avatarFlowerjulie
fromMilwaukee, WI
Age:25 to 34
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:Yes
Game:Other
Yes, I recommend this product.
Unbelievable show!!
PostedNovember 12, 2013
This was the best show I've ever seen. My jaw dropped wide open through most of the show. The talent was amazing. I would see this again and again and recommend this to anyone!
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Experience a vibrant, New Orleans-themed hotel just a few blocks west of the Las Vegas Strip on Tropicana Avenue. The Orleans, a locals-oriented resort, may be far from the French Quarter, but it's not without attractions that bring to mind the Big Easy.For instance, the 140-seat Bourbon Street Lounge -- marked by a giant upside down piano that hangs from the ceiling -- showcases live entertainment. Listen to bands and dance here nightly, just like you would in the world's music capital. Amid the floor-to-ceiling murals that depict idyllic riverboat scenes at Canal Street, eat gourmet delights (like Louisiana crab cakes) that you'd find in New Orleans. Get freshly shucked oysters and clams served with authentic Creole flair at Big Al's Oyster Bar. And drink classic cocktails to your heart's content at the Crawfish Bar, Mardi Gras Bar and Alligator Bar -- all of which boast a lively atmosphere that will transport you to the French Quarter's rollicking streets.There are other forms of entertainment, good food and recreation at The Orleans as well.The resort is home to the Orleans Arena. Hosting about 200 events a year, you'll discover top concerts, sporting events (including the Las Vegas Wranglers professional East Coast Hockey League games and college basketball tournaments) and family fun (like Disney on Ice) at this huge venue.The Orleans Showroom, an 850-seat theater, also brings a stellar lineup of headlining musicians and comedians to town. Plus, lounge acts accompany the fine spirits and great beer poured in Brendan's Irish Pub.In addition to live entertainment, guests can amuse themselves at the resort's 70-lane bowling center or catch a flick in the 18-screen Century Orleans cinema. Buzz'n Brushes offers a creative experience for aspiring artists and the not-so-artistic who are just looking for a good time. Not only will you learn the basics of acrylic painting during one of their classes, but you'll also enjoy wine, cheese, socializing, listening to music and dancing to tunes like "Y.M.C.A."There are still more ways to unwind at The Orleans. Young kids (ages 3 - 12) will discover adventure and activities of all kinds at Kids Tyme. The professionally supervised facility offers everything from a giant jungle gym and imaginative crafts to a movie room and PlayStation/Nintendo Wii gaming systems. The Time Out Arcade is designed for teens. Adults will follow their bliss at the Spa Orleans, where you can be pampered by an array of soothing massages, body wraps and facials. While women get dolled up in the beauty salon, men will appreciate a haircut and good old-fashioned straight razor shave in the barber shop.For sun lovers of all ages, The Orleans has an Olympic-sized pool as well as a wading pool and large hot tub. Tucked in a central courtyard that's lushly landscaped, you'll feel well removed from all things urban, especially if you reserve one of the five cabanas where you and your party can soak up some rays in comfort.The resort's fitness center -- with a mix of cardio and muscle-building equipment -- overlooks the pool area, creating a truly pleasant atmosphere for a workout as well as allowing easy access to cool off with a dip after you work up a sweat.The Orleans is packed with good eats spanning many cultures. Costa Cantina serves the spicy cuisine of Mexico. Be sure to try the tacos de pescado and chicken Azteca. Koji features an exceptional dining environment merging elements of a sushi bar and Chinese bistro. Meat lovers will want to walk upstairs to the second-story Prime Rib Loft. Although this restaurant has a stunning view over the casino floor as well as colorful murals of jazz performers, nothing beats its delectable cuts of prime rib.For a quick and casual meal, you can head to T.G.I. Friday's, the 24-hour Courtyard Café or the food court (home of Fuddruckers, Sbarro, Subway and Baskin-Robbins). Those who really want to binge should check out the French Market Buffet, where you can savor Italian, Mongolian, barbecue, American, seafood, Mexican and Chinese cooking, along with items from an enormous dessert bar.Like the city, the casino floor at The Orleans is always bustling. Try your luck on more than 2,600 slot, video poker and video keno machines or sit down at one of the numerous table games. There's also a 19-table nonsmoking poker room that's open 24 hours. Packed with giant high-resolution TV screens, the 125-seat race and sports book is the perfect place to watch the big game.If you're able to tear yourself away from all the excitement in the casino, you'll be more than comfortable in The Orleans' 1,885 beautifully appointed rooms. Available with one king or two queen beds, the amenities include a flat-screen TV, a desk and a spacious sitting area with a plush sofa and armchair.Visitors who don't have a car can take advantage of free shuttle service from The Orleans to its sister property, the Gold Coast, as well as to the Las Vegas Strip.Although it's not in New Orleans, the resort's exterior was designed to resemble the French Quarter, and inside the atmosphere oozes hospitality just like it does in the South. An affordable place to stay, The Orleans is perfectly positioned near the heart of the action in Vegas -- and it offers all kinds of action under its own roof.--By Renée LiButti
 

How often does the shuttle service run from hotel to strip?

We took the shuttle to the strip several times and never waited longer than 30 minutes. It probably depends on what time of day you go (traffic). At peak times, sometimes the shuttle got full and people had to wait for the next one.
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Flowerjulie
Milwaukee, WI
 
Even if you get covered in popcorn, you won't want to stop the clown from posing as an usher and engaging in some pre-show debauchery with the crowd. With his black suit and disheveled gray hair, he has no problem amusing people. The clown is zany, mischievous and your first exposure to the unknown at Mystère by Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island. What's ahead is a wondrous world of mystifying creatures who perform a series of incredible acrobatic and gymnastic feats.When Mystère opened in 1993, the show was the first Cirque du Soleil production in Vegas. Emphasizing awe-inspiring athleticism and imaginative imagery, it embraces all of the signature Cirque du Soleil elements that have made the production company a mainstay on the Las Vegas Strip.From rebirth to the pursuit of happiness, each of the characters and acts in Mystère symbolizes something different. They combine to create an overall theme for the show as a celebration of the circle of life. Some audience members may interpret each act as an allegory, but with the innovative costumes and performances, realizing those themes isn't necessary for enjoying this show.What makes Mystère so endearing is that many of the performances are typical circus-style acts like the flying trapeze, an aerialist and the teeterboard, an acrobatic tool where a person jumps on one end of what looks like a seesaw and the person on the other end is launched into the air. However, in Mystère, the boundaries of those disciplines are pushed, creating fantastical routines that you won't see in any other production.For instance, in the hand-to-hand routine, two muscular men demonstrate a series of gravity-defying poses and their incredible strength, but they don't even perform on a flat surface. In Mystère, the men do this while balancing on a rotating dome, adding to the awesomeness of their routine.The Tissu act is another example. In this routine a female aerialist performs while suspending herself with two pieces of fabric hanging from the ceiling. This type of act can be seen in other shows on the Strip, but in Mystère the performer combines contortion, acrobatics and movement in her routine, creating optical illusions that defy imagination.Music played by live musicians and singers drives the show. Mixing elements of everything from rock to Celtic, African and soul music, the soundtrack is just as mysterious as the action on stage.Along with awe-inspiring moments, Mystère offers a hearty does of comedy brought on by the clown "usher" and an adult-sized baby. They appear on stage throughout the show. The clown and baby don’t tell jokes, but their wacky antics and interactions with the audience make people laugh. It's hard not to chuckle when you see a man on stage wearing a diaper and a bonnet.When the comedy segments come to a close, the show quickly changes pace. Once again the audience is sitting in amazement at another thrilling routine. One of these is the Chinese Poles. For this act a group of gymnasts perform on four vertical poles. They crawl, jump and flip up, down and across the poles. Their masks add to the implausibility of their performance. While their bodies face away from the audience, their masks are looking right at them. It seems impossible, but then again, this is Mystère.-- By Caroline Fontein
 

taking a picture

while watching a show could i make a picture of the show.?Or making
movie.?
They make it very clear that you can't use any type of photography or videography. I wish that wasn't the case!
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Flowerjulie
Milwaukee, WI