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Thumbs up to the Hilton

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Thumbs up to the Hilton

With little play (we can be classified as low rollers), and despite not staying a the Hilton for at least 5 years, the Hilton offered comped rooms for last Friday and Saturday and $160 in cash bonus. As a result, off we went last Friday to the Hilton. With all the bad news about how the Hilton cannot pay its mortgage, and given the lousy economy, I expected to find the Hilton with worn rooms and deferred maintenance that to us was what we experienced at the Trop about 10 years ago. Instead, we found the Hilton to be not only clean, but squeaky clean. Really squeaky clean. Hotel rooms, hallways, lobby, casimo, elevators.and even the restrooms were squeaky clean. Mirrors and windows shined. In addition, we rated the Hilton customer service as very good, despite that the employees openly admit that they do not know what the future is for the Hilton. OK, Hilton lacks the hip lounges and night clubs that appeal to the 20 - 30 somethings, but it has all the other amenities and more that appeal to everyone, regardless of age. It is mind over matter - if the 20 and 30 years old want an affordable top shelf palce to stay in AC, then maybe they should consider the Hilton. The Hilton also has very good casino drink service, if that is importanat to you. Except for the lack of a playable Double Down Stud video poker game, which is my current favorite, Hilton has most all the vidio games (penny and vp) that appeal to me. Cash back is instant, as is the comp points. But, the Hilton needs people. Customers. If most bang for the buck is your forte, then you cannot go wrong with the Hilton. With all its problems, which mostly is due to its far south location, the Hilton gives its customer all if not more than all that is required. With its marble decor and small and very navigable casino, the Hilton is like a high end boutique casino hotel. Hilton needs visitor support. If Hilton closes, the Hilton will truly be a real dead hero.

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1. Re: Thumbs up to the Hilton

I couldn't agree more. I've been playing there since September because of the offers I've gotten. No other casino has come close. I usually go just to play slots so the lack of clubs etc don't matter to me.

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Here's what doesn't add up for me:

"With little play" != "Comped rooms for Friday and Saturday and $160 in cash bonus".

Can you elaborate on this? One person's "low roller" is another's "whale", but I can't get past this part of the story. About how much would you say you used to play on average (coin-in if you know it would be much more helpful), or what types of games do you typically play? To make things worse, you mention that you're primarily a video poker player, which is among the lowest on the totem pole as far as room comps in AC go.

The whole post reads like a PR campaign and I'm just wondering if there's more to this.

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I have been reading G25R5chips posts for the last 10 years, primarily on a Vegas board and I can personally say he's legit, no PR from him. Also, I have been getting crazy good comp offers lately from places I barely played at lately so his post is certainly easy for me to believe.

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I hear you, so let me be more specific as to the gambling. Other than a half hour stop in 2008, we have not played in the Hilton hotel for at least 5 years. We always liked the Hilton, and for a couple of years in the 1990's or early 2000's we stayed at Hilton a few times. Then, after Colony took over the Hilton, to me the people who worked the players club counter had an attitude that I found to be intolerable. So, we parted ways with Hilton and have since played at Harrah's and to a much lesser extent at Borgata. November 2009 we stopped by Hilton and played about 4 hours on the quarter triple play progressive. Then, during 2010, we began to receive room offers, mainly week days as opposed to weekends. Last October, we stayed at Ballys, but again stopped by and played the triple play progressive for about 4 hours. Then, in December, we received a mailer for January room offers, that included all weekends except for MLK weekend. That's all the history. Our budget was $100, and, since we played a triple play machine, we partnered on 1 machine and used just my players card. Sorry that I sounded like a commercial, but that was our experience. I think I posted a trip report last October that you can find and read. Next time in AC, stop by Hilton and just look. Everything shines.

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Well i am 22, and the Hilton is my fav place to play. I love the location, the service, the employees and as someone who works in the security field, the security here is great and very nice.

It always makes me upset, that when i tell people i go to the Hilton they think of senior citizens, that is such a stero type that its just wrong. I think everyone should play at the Hilton, this is the hidden gem IMO of AC.

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That's similar to what I've been getting with me taking 400-500 to play with. This Friday I'm picking up a 5 piece luggage set as a free gift. I've gotten uggs in the past. I've been very happy with the Hilton. I only wish they had more then one stinkin rich slot which I've never been able to get on.

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Thanks for getting back to this thread (and for not getting offensive about it, as a lot of people do). I'm used to the Vegas boards, I guess, where there are so many shills that it's hard to keep track of them.

That's crazy about those comp rates, and I will definitely check it out next time I'm up there. My trips to AC aren't all that frequent anymore but I have a feeling I'll be up there sometime soon.

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>>I'm used to the Vegas boards, I guess, where there are so many shills that it's hard to keep track of them.<<

we have them here, too. but most often, they are first-time posters who ask a general question, then answer it themselves by providing a link to their business websites.

in the case of g25r5chips, he has an established posting history here, so i never thought the post was a fake... i thought he just must've really had a great experience at the hilton!

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g25r5chips ~ Thanks for sharing some of your thoughts and experiences here. I’ve heard other good things about the Hilton lately. Do you, or anyone else, know if they still have much full pay video poker?

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>>>>The whole post reads like a PR campaign and I'm just wondering if there's more to this.<<<<

I once called and raised a guy who held a royal. All gamblers are a little paranoid or they don't survive. Its kind of a shame people need vouching for here but it seems to be the nature of the beast. If g25r5chips says its so....you can take it as gospel.

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