Treasure Island Deluxe Rooms

The VegasTripping Review 2016

Posted by Chuckmonster

Treasure Island Review 2016

When we last reviewed Treasure Island in July 2008, MGM Mirage had just dumped a ton of money into the place, the end of a five year project that transformed Treasure Island from pirate themed family destination to sleek, new, modern "TI" sex dungeon theme. Barely five months later MGM Mirage - at the brink of self-inflicted bankruptcy - sold TI to former New Frontier owner Phil Ruffin for $500 million bucks.

Treasure Island Review 2016 Senorfrog

Since taking over the resort, Mr. Ruffin tore out nearly all of MGM's upgrades and replaced them with schlocky, fanny pack tourist traps and eateries. In quick succession, Ruffin gave the boot to MGM's esoteric dining choices, lounge/nightlife attempts, and sexy pirate booty vibe. He's also reclaimed Buccaneer Bay for bar space and bolted on buildings of dubious design.

Treasure Island Review 2016 Pirateship

With Las Vegas Strip firmly established as a "lesser of two evils" duopoly of Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International, having a fun, clean, independent resort option has become increasingly more essential. Currently, budget constrained Vegas travelers have four mid-tier options:Tropicana of Las Vegas, SLS, Stratosphere and Treasure Island.

Eight years ago, at the dawn of the age of the flat panel TV we gave the new rooms at Treasure Island high marks for post-armoire furnishings, laptop aware techno-usability and sleepy, dreamy comfort. The universe has changed since 2008. We survived an epic economic meltdown (and recovery) and now have computers on our wrist that are more nimble and powerful than the computers that were in our pockets or laps in 2008.

How has Treasure Island fared? The answer is... surprisingly well, on the surface.

I arrived at Treasure Island by automobile and parked in their self-parking garage. I had some time to kill before checking in so I wandered about in the area. I rode the tram to and from The Mirage, then walked over to the Palazzo for a bit, then did a loop at Wynn and poked my head over the walls of the Alon parcel before heading back to TI to check in. This whole neighborhood is effortlessly walkable and full of THE BEST stuff in Las Vegas. As far as location, Treasure Island has it in spades.

Check in was fast... so fast that I never got the chance to take a photo of the registration desk! The attendant was cheery, helpful and had some incredibly long, delicately painted fingernails. She ran me through the system, handed my keys and pointed me towards the elevator banks, moving with a style and ease.

She also handed me an envelope which contained four coupons containing discounts and offers promised in the resort fee fine print - a high class version of the Funbook!

Treasure Island Review 2016 Funbook

2 for 1 cocktails, $25 off future stay, a fitness center pass, and 2 for 1 buffet. I wish I had opened the envelope before I got home... I may have taken advantage of a few of these offers while I was there. Open the envelope folks!

I dragged my crap out of the lobby, turned left and 50 paces later arrived at the Treasure Island elevator core. I hopped in, pressed 27... and... away... we... go!

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Comments & Discussion

I wonder if we will ever get to the point in Vegas where there's no bathroom. Rather, the shitter and tub are just in the room with you. Anyone at MGM listening? Imagine community crappers in each hallway!

Yes. Peep the SLS Story Tower hotel room review. Both the shower and the crapper are a thin metal sliding door away.

The TI rooms have held up well. Look cozy.

I would imagine those fainting couches get a real workout. Maybe they ought to be in hose-downable vinyl. Overall, though, the room looks pretty good for sure.

I'm going to assume the stain is from someone sitting there after returning from the pool.

Excellent review. Thanks for doing it, really enjoy reading these. I haven't stayed at TI for many, many years.

One of the first places I stayed at many moons ago when I first started going to Vegas. Enjoyed it immensely back then. Always a great value, and great spot on the strip. Glad to see she is holding up pretty decently.

We stayed at Treasure Island over Super Bowl wknd. The room was pretty much the same as this review, but we asked at the desk for a south facing room, for the sun, and were rewarded with a spectacular view of the strip. Looking south you see everything, all the lights at night. It's really beautiful.
The TI sportsbook is not that great, it is small, and the screens are old school focusing on horse racing.
No worries, it is an easy walk to The Mirage, or across the bridge straight to the Venetian, or across to the Wynn, all of which have world class sports books.

Thanks again for a thorough review...

Chuck, do you wait until you're about to check-out before you do the blacklight tests (ignorance is bliss)? Or does what you find not really bother you all that much?

I can't decide if know that stuff was there would drive me nuts, or if I would adopt an "out of sight, out of mind" attitude. lol

@frostbyte doing the black light video changes what you use/touch. The piss covered lounger was a no-go in daylight. The barf other stuff was certainly a surprise.

This couldn't have been more well timed for me. Staying there this weekend. Thanks Chuck!

Also no way in f'ing hell am I watching that black light video until I come back haha

Am I the only one that likes their furniture pre-pissed on?


I think I stayed in this room years ago. Same view but somehow they stuck me with two beds. The beds here are very comfortable. I didn't get the fainting couch though. The dining options are okay. Gilley's is good and the buffet is small but with multiple options. TI is very nice and affordable.

Wait a minute. So you're not supposed to use the fainting couch to relieve yourself if somebody is in the bathroom? Well slap me in the face with a mackerel and call me Sheila, you learn something new every day.

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