I have stayed at both Eastside Cannery and Sam's Town. Eastside Cannery offers better rooms in my opinion. I love the views from those floor to ceiling glass walls. If you get a corner room, the whole experience is just grand. However, I think they cost more money than when I had one.
This is a five year old set of photos and evaluation, but it stays in my memory.
Also, to be noted here is that they have a new renovated webpage that earns points toward free food and drink. It is much more interesting than the old page. I have more points now than I'd ever use up going as I do just one time a year. But it is fun to do the crossword puzzles and play other bits.
I have stayed in the regular rooms and liked them although the view is less spectacular.
I just am too fugal to book there. I think about it. Then I get a better deal somewhere.
However, seniors will get $10 off the rack rate by calling and asking.
The VP is pretty amazing. Over near Marilyn's look for full pay.
including rare games you just will find few places in Vegas. The JOB is very unusual.
Live poker is a fine limit game of 2-4-6, but it is dominated by locals and a bit tough to crack.
My favorite part is the Monday night Latin show, Claudine Castro on Monday nights. I go there every trip.
The Webpass games on the website will give you some free drinks and buffets and other things depending on what they offer. You do have to print the voucher before you leave home and present it to the Player's Club within 7 days. However, I actually got a couple free wines at the bar and brought them in early to the lounge and just let them sit. That night I did not have to buy a drink. You don't have to actually play games if you just check in and do the key search and the puzzles, etc. Points add up.
The 202 city bus will get you to the strip and back in 30-45 minutes each way, and it just sits at the edge of the parking lot while the driver takes a break. Just watch the time. The last 202 bus that hits the EC comes just before 1AM. I went to the EC from the Gold Coast last trip and it was an easy ride, especially late at night when there was little traffic on Flamingo.
Walmarts for food snacks is across the street.
BankAmerica for fee free withdrawals ( if you have an account) is also across the street.
I like the buffet. It is basic, but there are things I really enjoy there, including Cholula on the table if you ask and moonpie cookies.
Last trip I got two free wines at the bar and carried them into a free buffet for supper.
I never eat beyond the buffet, but I've heard good things about the other choices as well and the Webpass has some great deals sometimes if you have enough points.
There are plenty of promotions. Some days earning a few points will get a free buffet