My strong advice - Do not waste your time at Polo Towers!!!
Last year my wife and I visited LV for the first time and attended the Polo Towers promo after being offered free show tickets. So, we went to to the presentation. VERY high pressure to make a decision NOW NOW NOW!! Typical salesman tactics of writing lots of numbers on a blank sheet of paper, crossing those numbers out and replacing them with lower numbers, drawing arrows, circling numbers, etc. etc. By the time they get done, you don't know which way is up, which is a shame because you think that they might actually have a decent product to sell, but they cover it up with so much horse**** number-crunching that you can't believe a word they say (which we pretty much knew at the outset). In any case, my wife and I explained that we never make snap decisions involving that much money, so at the very end they offered us a "sampler" package. According to them, we would prepay $795 and get a week in one of their newly built Polo Villas, which were the units hey were offering during the presentation. Keep in mind that that the new addition to Polo Towers are the Villas and are sunstamtially different than the much older Polo Tower 1 and Polo Tower 2 units. I should mention that they expressly stated that our one-week sampler would be in the new units, so that we could experience them ourselves firsthand, the idea being that we would enjoy them so much that we would jump at the chance to become owners. That was February 2003. In December 2003, we received a call from PT asking if we would like to schedule our sampler week. We agreed and picked the last week of April 2004. We specifically asked for a non-smoking unit. Well, we just returned from our one-week vacation and I have to say these guys are the biggest bunch of liars on the planet! First, when we check in, we are assigned a unit in Polo Tower 1, NOT the Polo Villas as WE HAD BEEN PROMISED! Second, our unit was a smoking unit, which meant than our room smelled like a bar when we returned every night from the guests smoking on either side of us. This was particularly lovely since we had our 7-month old baby with us. Finally, our unit had multiple problems, including the AC not working properly, to the point that I had it turned all the way down and it was still warm at night, the TV remotes not working, the door spring being non-functional, which meant that it continually slammed shut on us, the door lock not fully engaging unless pushed very hard, the carpet full of stains, etc., etc. When we went on our "update" presentation, the salesman ackowledged that we were supposed to have been in the Villas, but that an unexplained "snafu" had occurred. When I later complained to the head of customer relations (Jon Graff), he gave a concerned look and stated he would be in touch that day. Nothing that day nor the next. I left a message on his voice mail and still never heard back from him. Needless to say we turned down the onwership offer. It is fairly apparent that these guys will tell you anything to get you to sign on the dotted line, and then follow through on any of their promises.
I have no one favorite place...
I have no one favorite place but be sure check out HUSH. Located on the 19th floor of Polo Towers inside the Sky Lounge, HUSH has spectacular 180-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip, with ample seating and an easily accessible bar. The club also includes the rooftop pool deck. The lounge area is dimly lit with soft background music and a relaxed vibe. The rooftop pool deck features: 21 Moroccan cabanas, a dance floor, DJ booth and a live performance area. Furniture on the rooftop is laid back, with six oversized elevated beds and plenty of bench seating.
Great view of the city Casual attire. No baggy, ripped or pool attire.
You send me: Las Vegas is finally an official city of the future as we now boast an official internet cafe - the appropriately named Internet Cafe, to be specific, on Las Vegas Blvd. in the Polo Towers shopping center, next to the Harley Davidson Cafe. Internet service is $8 for a half-hour and $12 for an hour. Pay-per-use Web terminals were also recently spotted at the Hard Rock Hotel and McCarran International Airport; the MGM Business Center offers five minutes of access for $5; and Mandalay Bay offers access for approximately $10 per half-hour. The Tropicana Hotel has four Internet terminals near the buffet -- access costs $5 for 10 minutes
Free Web access is provided at local libraries, but you'll have to wait in line. The closest library to the Strip is at Maryland and Flamingo, and can be reached at 702-733-7810. If you happen to be at Fitzgerald's in downtown Vegas, they offer internet access for 20 cents a minute and the stations are located near check in.
And Coffemani@ Las Vegas (2417 Las Vegas Blvd. South, (702) 737-5241) provides two badly needed elements to the Strip -- a stand-alone coffeehouse that's not a Starbucks, and an Internet café that's not plagued by slow connections, dense crowds or three-deep geekdom. It's right next door to the Holy Cow Brewery.
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Recently puchased a studio
I recently purchased my first time share at Polo Towers. I knw I probably paid more then on the resell market, but Polo Towers will finance anyone and my credit is less than perfect. I have no doubt it will be a wonderful experience. Our salesperson Maghan was great for putting up with my antics and my wife who had a bad day at the slots and was not in the best mood.
touch of home during vacation!
We have been owners for 6 years. We've made it to Polo Towers for about 4 out of the 6. The other years, I have just sold the weeks to co-workers.
I love the space. Having a livingroom to spend time in is really pleasant even if it's just me and my husband visiting. The full service kitchen is so handy. Nothing like the comfort and freedom of home while on vacation. We've even traded our week for another week at the same place!
Unfortunately our new jobs and larger family have reduced the amount of time we go to Vegas. If you'd like to purchase this from us, we'll give you a great deal. Reply to the email address shown.
Very disturbing while trying to relaxe...
We recently stayed at Polo Towers and had my sister stay with us for an relaxing week but all we got were interruption after interruptions, we tried to go to the pool for a nice start of the day and here comes the sales people walking thru one after another VERY bothersome. We felt like animals on display.. To get our rooms settled we were told we could not have the studio along with our room, which is ours to begin with, after the run around a miracle the room was available. Why is it you are promised everything in the beginning and then you can't even get a room when you want or how you want it. The rooms have been promised to be remodeled but they have only changed faucets which fell apart when I went to take a shower. Rooms are a mess if this is what my maintenence is for I can't see any improvement! I want to know how you would be willing to help me explain to my sister why WE would buy into such a place like Polo Towers where they could care less about the owners Every year the maintenence fees go up and still no improvments. Well to say the least we did not have a nice week at all... The kitchen was not stocked with pots,dishes were missing etc. Flowers were disgusting it would have been better to go without. We wanted to show my sister how nice it was at Polo but we all were very disappointed.
Wonderful People and Beautiful Place
We went to Vegas on a company trip. We were approched by a sales lady wanting to know if we would be in town the next day, and if so, would we be interested in touring the Polo Towers. We went the next day for our tour and had a wonderful sales lady. She was very sweet and informative. Unfortunalty, we were unable to buy the timeshare at this moment. Our Sales rep was very understanding and gave us no hassles. I wish we could have afforeded to buy! She only asked us once and when we said no, she sent over to get her boss, who asked us again one time. We went over a few questions and we were taken out to get our gifts for attending the tour. I think they all did a great job. Again, we wish we could have bought, it was a maginficent place. We were treated very respectfully!
dont be like me
I am a pretty ordinary guy with an ordinary family making a modest living.One year we were on our way to disneyland in california and I couldnt resist the urge to stop in las vegas. We were taking in the sights ,walking down the strip,looking at all the lights,activity,etc.,when we were confronted by a nice lady who asked if we were interested in some free magic show tickets.Our first mistake was to say YES.After they took $20 from us(this was a refundable deposit if we showed up to sit in on a 1 hour to 1.5 hour presentation), we showed up the next day anxious to get our tickets and enjoy the rest of our time in vegas.3 hours later I was talked into signing all kinds of paperwork so that we could spend the next 15 years paying for a timeshare.Man was I stupid. 2.5 years later I am still kicking myself for agreeing to this. rd lesson learned, right? Well since we have been paying all this money to polo towers , we decided to actually spend a weekend to see if this place actually was made to be what they claim it to be.So we went.When we got there we checked in. I was excited to see what our room would look like. The room was ok.It looked like it hadnt been used in awhile.It had a kitchen with a stove , fridge,dishwasher,a big screen tv.The tub was small.The stereo couldnt pick up any radio stations.The thermostat was controlled so I couldnt cool off,so we had to open the balcony door.The view from our balcony was a multilevel parking lot(not a view of the strip like they tell you) and the state of the art security that supposedly surrounded the facility was a man with afunny looking helmet on ,riding a 10 speed around the building.We came in and out as we pleased.No one ever questioned us.Needless to say I wasnt impressed. My point is , if we're going to pay this kind of money then Iexpect to get what I pay for and obviously I'm not.
I'm planning to stay @ Polo Towers in October - do they provide towels? Also, do they have ice-making machines?
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From what I can see, the units are fully furnished - with towels. The units also look to have refrigerators - thus your ice.
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Hmmm - I do see one traveler's mention of no ice. I remember than Caesar's Palace didn't have ice machines either - they want you to drink in the casinos. Your's is a time share, however, so amenities may be different.
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If ice is important, call the hotel and ask.
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Hopefully the fridge will have an icebox compartment. I suppose I can bring a couple of towels, just in case. I was hoping to save on the weight in the suitcase.
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I haven't stayed at this place but can't imagine any that wouldn't supply towels. It's a basic standard here.
As for ice. If they don't have a machine, you could always buy a bag of ice from the grocery store and put it in the freezer section of the refrigerator in your room.
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Right - you can buy ice. And it will have towels.
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They should have both towels and ice. No reason not to, as long as they do not have a casino and roomservice. One or the other, or both, will mean as goodfish said, - they want you to drink in the casino - or order room service. Without those two there is no reason not to have ice. No need to take towels with you.