TI Treasure Island : The VegasTripping Review 2008

Review, Photos and Video Walkthrough of the New Rooms at TI Treasure Island

Posted by Chuckmonster

TI Treasure Island Las Vegas Review Bed

The Bed

At the beginning of the post-Treasure Island transformation, TI performed a stop gap room redesign, adding flat panel TV's (a bundled purchase with sister property Monte Carlo) giving the furnishings a minor botox injection and adding TI Elite Sensational pillow top mattresses to all of its room offerings.

TI Treasure Island Las Vegas Review Bedding

TI's Elite bed was, by far, one of the most comfortable beds I've ever had the pleasure to sleep in.

Soaking in the plush pillow top mattress, soft white linens and comfy comforter is a truly exquisite and relaxing jacuzzi of snug opulence on par with the Wynn Dream Bed at about 1/3 of the rack rate. From lights out until wake up I traversed the furthest areas of sublimely deep and restful sleep. I rose from slumber completely refreshed, renewed and absolutely raring to go. Wow.

The design details of the linens are extremely well thought out, although execution by housekeeping seems to have been slightly botched. The pillowcases and comforter have red embroidered borders and should form all straight lines and right angles. To do this, they would need to have dedicated "right" and "left" side pillowcases. Apparently, I got two lefts with one flipped upside down.

Another interesting design detail, the piping on the linens match the color of the pen cap in the room, king rooms have red piping/pens, and queen rooms have gold. Nice touch.

The headboards are padded for your safety, perchance you get roped into in some rough stuff with one of the Sirens of TI.

TI Treasure Island Las Vegas Review Endtables

Night Stands

All of the furnishings in the new rooms at TI are custom designed and have no sharp corners to klunk a knee or stub a toe onto. The dual end tables both feature stand up lamps with easily found switches (hooray!) and the drivers side also features a fancy phone and an iPod docking clock radio (not an iHome). There is a warning on these devices which warn users that they are not compatible with iPhones. For fun, I plugged my iPhone in to see what might happen and was greeted by a message on the iPhone itself which said that the iPhone's iPod can't talk to the device, but it charged the battery anyways. Leaving iPhones in the cradle of unsupported devices can cause damage, so make sure you read all the labels before using them.

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Comments & Discussion

Great, informative review as usual. I am staying at a Petite Suite in late-September and I was interested to read about the results of the remodeling. TI has always been one of my favorite Strip resorts, particularly for it's location. The one drawback was the prevalence of 6/5 single deck 21 in the casino which is a game I will not play. Good to hear that it's being phased out.

TI looks much better than I expected. In fact, it looks great! I'm disappointed they didn't put in new safes large enough for a laptop. I'd opt for the Petite Suite at probably not much more money.

wow. surprising, and very good to know. i'll bump this up on the list for the next trip. i'm still kinda surprised by it but it's great to know. it does look very comfortable.

@detroit - the petite suites are pretty nice over all, and quite spacious. MGM Mirage ran a week long $50 upgrade deal for the Petite Suites not so long ago. you really do get a lot of bang for the buck with the new designs.

So if you were in a hotel crisis like I am right now (between Mirage and TI) which would you rather stay at?
The only reason I'm leaning toward Mirage is because I can get a tower room for the same price I can a regular room and Mirage's rooms look like they have bigger windows and whatnot. TI's prices are about $60 cheaper for the 5 days I'm going on (which isn't that big of a deal).
I've always stayed at the south end of the strip (Excalibur and MGM) so this will be new to be staying where all the action is

As usual, a very detailed, thorough review by Chuckmonster. Thanks for all that great info. TI is nothing like I thought it would be. It looks very inviting.

Whoa! Where did you get your information regarding the trademark / name change? That's incorrect. The corporate name for TI is still "Treasure Island Corp." a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM MIRAGE. The resort was previously marketed as "Treasure Island at The Mirage" for obvious reasons. However, the "TI" moniker was introduced in 2003 simply for branding purposes in the new logo and marquee on the strip to promote the more contemporary and adult nature of the property after all the changes were made. Using the "TI" had nothing to do with any issues regarding the Indian gaming resort in MN with a similar name. FYI

@vegasDV the story of the TI copyright case is here : http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=850

Also referencing background information on TI/Mirage Resorts in John L. Smith's Steve Wynn bio "Running Scared." Do you think we should start putting footnotes in features?

I don't believe that I stated that the name change was a result of the lawsuit. From all the research I did for the article, I found no references for whatever settlement came out of it. If you've got the goods, email us!

Daaaaamn! Call 'em out Chuckmonster! Tell 'em they better come correct!

Great information . We are staying at the TI in September for the first time since the removal of the "pirate" theme.

I am staying at TI when i come back to Vegas in Dec. This review helped me make the choice. I usually stay closer to the center of the Strip but thought it was time for a change of pace.

I think TI is one of the best values on the strip and prefer its location and size over many resorts that others consider superior properties like Mandalay Bay.

Just out of curiosity Chuck, what were the oddball requests you made at check-in?

@_justJoey i needed a late check out and some other stuff i can't mention. :P

The beg. of Feb. my girlfriend and I started what turned out being a 12 night hotel bench. Our goal was to find the most comfortable bed on the strip, then buy it for our newly redone bedroom. Started at TI in their elite bed, turns out they have one bed better than the elite. Not exactly sure what room that associates with though. Then ending up going to MGM, Venetian, Planet Hollywood, Trump, Trump (liked that hotel), Excal, Red Rock, Mirage, Wynn, Westin, Ceasar, etc. Of all the strip we liked the Elite bed at TI and the Heavenly Bed at Westin. I agree they have a quality hotel that I feel is better than the big boys of Trump, Venetian, Wynn etc. I also felt that wow feeling when I woke up. Kinda surprised with how well you ended up sleeping feeling. Need more of those nights.

I stumbled upon this just in time. I'll be heading out there in less than 3 weeks and I was a little worried staying at a property I know little about. But your review has put me at ease. I've got a Petite Suite booked and I'm hoping to get into a Tower Suite upon arrival. Excellent review as always.

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