The bartenders are very rude from the first transaction. Then once they tip they get a little nicer. We sat at the bar and watched them; and they were so overtly rude to customers that they actually mocked the customers. If they don't like their jobs, they should find a new gig. Cheap beer, shitty place, shitty employees. You get what you pay for.
Savage, mn, USA - Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 22:11:20 (CDT)
Most friendly property in Vegas
I love this property and everyone of the dedicated people that work there. It will be a real sad day for me when they move. For years I have visited, played, enjoyed days and nights with them. Michaels is without a doubt the best place in Vegas for excellent food and service. Chris Roschal, Bobby, Ray, and many, many more are the best folks in Vegas. NEVER had a bad day when I'm there.
I'll miss them all
Ray Ivey <email@example.com>
Charlotte, NC, USA - Friday, February 02, 2007 at 15:23:55 (CST)
Great place to go because of location, affordability, and all the dealers were very friendly and helpful.
USA - Friday, March 25, 2005 at 15:54:25 (PST)
The Barbary Coast is as close to old time Vegas as you will find on the "Strip" these days. Don't go there if theme is your thing... No pirates, or subway noise booming from mega speakers, no French speaking ladies, you get my drift... All you will find is reasonably priced rooms. More than adequate to sleep and shower in. Not much more than that but who cares if you came to Vegas to gamble. I always found the comps liberal. They seem to take care of their players who spend a reasonable amount of time at the tables.
Location is as good as it gets on the "Strip". What is better than the corner of Flamingo and the "Strip"?
"The Coast" is my favorite. I go to gamble, not to be schmoozed by the fashion queens and the megabudget theme park casinos... Believe me, you pay for all that glitz. Give me the "Coast" any day!
I said it was family friendly, but I guess if I was bringing kids... I would go somewhere else. Thats why I don't bring em to Vegas. If I want to go to Disney land, I will go to Disneyland.
Richmond, Va, USA - Monday, March 14, 2005 at 19:10:14 (PST)
I enjoyed my stays at the Barbary Coast much more then my stays at the over priced mega resorts that surround it. The location is excellent and room rates are a bargin compared to the neighbors. The Barbary has only 200 rooms and often it's hard to get one but if you do, you'll discover that there are no long lines to access the elevators and check in & checkout is a breeze. The fact that the Barbary Coast is small works in its favor. Overall I found the service (apart from the surly bartenders) to be well above average for Vegas. Rooms are decorated in early Victorian and that seems to be an issue for some people. Nonetheless the rooms were clean and secure. The casino looks slightly worn when compared to neighboring properties. Comps & payouts seemed to be about average. In a nutshell if your looking for a clean comfortable place to stay in the center of the strip the Barbary Coast is worth checking out. This Hotel offers qualities that it's mega-sized neighbors simply can't match.
Portland, OR, USA - Saturday, December 04, 2004 at 20:07:18 (PST)
Stayed there Mid September. Tried to check-in early but had to wait till 2 PM. Once I did check-in it was quick and the front desk was very friendly. The rooms were a little dated but comfortable. The elevator is a short ride and never crowded. The room service was great. Barbary Coast does food very well. Housekeeping was very good. The location of the hotel is excellent. The casino is old Vegas and lots of fun. The dealers there are mostly immigrants, but that was ok it adds to the atmosphere. There is no pool, gym or spa. I was pleasantly surprised that I would stay there again if the price was right.
San Jose, CA, USA - Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 22:18:00 (PDT)
We did not stay here on our trip, but we gambled here for about two hours, never once hitting anything but a cherry or maybe a few bars. Bartenders were aging and rude. Shawn got a hot dog which looked and tasted like rubber. Never once did a cocktail waitress come by me in the two hours I was there - I had to go to the bar and deal with the old men, that became even more unpleasant as they did not receive a tip from me. The whole place smelled musty and moldly - kind of like extremely old socks. The bathroom smelled better than the casino. Many of the machines were very out of date, and in St Louis the out of date machines pay off greatly, but not at Barbary Coast. All the machines ate our money. I would suggest avoiding this place, because after leaving you smell like it.
Brandi & Shawn
St Louis, MO, USA - Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 19:21:26 (PDT)
When reading these reviews, I am sorry but I have to LOL! The rooms are very badly decorated by someone who thinks they know how to decorate, but they are clean. I do agree the price is ok but I have to disagree with almost everything else, the casino is dark and dull, it also a bad order and the carpet is dirty, you have to be drunk to want to gamble here. The public bathrooms are a joke, well at least the womans is, don't know about the men's room, the womans bathroom is very tacky! You have to see it to believe it, another bad decorating nightmare but it was clean. Good location, stay away from the food. I recommend staying away and save your money, go to well just about anywhere but not here, you just have to trust me on this. I usually stay at the MGM Resorts and they are fine, except for the BoardWalk. Remember you get what you pay for. Enjoy your time in Vegas!
USA - Saturday, April 05, 2003 at 18:11:15 (PST)
Didn't stay in a room, stayed at Bally's. But I won really decent on the slots although the slot service was a little slow, they have karaoke on Monday nights, and the breakfast is awesome, with a platter of complimentary crumbcakes, excellent coffee and very attentive, friendly service, and plenty of food. No, it's not a comp breakfast, but do you really want tired scrambled eggs served with a ladle, or the fine breakfast at Barbary Coast? Go to Barbary Coast to gamble and for breakfast.
Chicago, IL, USA - Monday, January 20, 2003 at 03:50:12 (PST)
The hotel was Ok and same with the Buffet. The casino was very plentiful and the location was even better. The service was good and they had an awsome restraunt named Drais.
USA - Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 10:15:40 (PDT)
Just spent our vacation there at the B.C. this June 2002.The decor was wonderful and the cost even better.
No problems to speak of at all , wish they had soda machines in the lobby though.
Cant get any better in the location dept. , right in the middle of the strip , security was good and the employees helpful.
Doug Tsatsafoulis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Show Low, Az, USA - Monday, June 10, 2002 at 13:19:14 (PDT)
This is a copy of an email we have tried to send but mail demon tells us the email is not correct.
Dear Ms. Brizuela: (Hotel Manager)
Thank you for your letter. To give you an idea how long I have been staying at the Barbary Coast, I was on the 5th floor watching the fire across the street when the casino was the MGM. We get offers from the other casinos but I like the Barbary. This visit my wife was attending a conference at the Bellagio and we still opted for the Barbary.
We did have an incident take place that almost ended my staying at the Barbary not only this time but in the future. We almost walked out this visit. We checked in and presented the desk with a CORPORATE check (from a fortune 500 company) for the entire cost. The lady at the front desk told us (this was the first we knew of this rule) that you do not accept any checks of any kind. She was very rude in the way she told every one in ear shot. I told her that we would give her two or three credit cards and just give the check back. At this time another young lady who identified her self as the manager was called over and said they would take it this time. This lady was very professional and very understanding. At this time the desk clerk said, "We don't do this, but she is the boss." At this time I said we are going to be here for five days and the check could be verified Monday. She then said, "It takes two weeks." I stopped right there and let my wife continue the check in. We had planned to stop at the front desk the next day and talk with the day manager to confirm every thing was OK. About 10:30 AM we received a call from the front desk to stop by. We did as ordered, and stopped at the desk. The day manger was there and was extremely rude and again said, (three times) "We don't take checks of any kind." My wife is a RN and I instruct at the criminal justice center, we did understand the first time. This gentleman did not have a name tag on but one of the security supervisors told me his name is Scott. My wife started crying at the time and became very upset. I didn't even go near him because I felt I should stay away. I do not appreciate any one talking to my wife in that manner. I went over to one of the pit bosses I know and talked with him. Chris Roschal was excellent. This man is a true professional and said he would take care of passing this incident on to the manager of the appropriate section.
I just retired from a casino in Michigan and understand rules. But you don't show disrespect to patrons. My uncle who is a VP with one of the casino's in Michigan said I should contact Mr.(Mike) Gughane, Jr. But Chris Roschal said he would pass the information on and his word is good enough for me.
Just because Scott goes home to Calif., he should remember he works for the people in Las Vegas. I have worked in the criminal justice field for 40 years and learned years ago you treat people like you want to be treated.
Thanks again Felicia for your letter and again your night manager was very professional and Chris Roschal defused the situation.
Jim Osterman <JimmyO152@aol.com>
Freeland, Mi, USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 20:30:48 (PDT)
No problem staying at Barbary Coast. Big rooms and very clean. Rooms were
very affordable. Craps tables and blackjack tables run about $5.00 minimum on
up. Located center of strip . Easy walking around the strip area.
Jim Glassman <email@example.com>
Hays, Ks, USA - Friday, March 22, 2002 at 17:48:47 (PST)
What can I say about this casino. Well, the location is good and rooms are cheap. But that's where the positive attributes end. The casino is dark and unfriendly. It smells like wet feet. The dealers, pit bosses and waitresses do not seem to want your business. The dealer I sat down at was sweating profusely (maybe that was the source of the smell). Anyway, avoid this casino at all costs!
Jeff Vandalay <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chicago, IL, USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 07:02:13 (PST)
Rooms are vary spacious,clean and beautifuly decorated. The service was superb. The location is among the best on the strip. This is not a mega type resort and that suited us just fine. The casino has a nice layout where you can really enjoy yourself and not get lost. The staff attended to our every whim with no reserve. A great place for couples or groups. We definately would stay with them again.
Ken Meyer <flying email@example.com>
Kendallville, IN, USA - Friday, January 18, 2002 at 19:03:25 (PST)
Sorry ... have stayed here for many years, but will not return. Playing $50-$200 a hand black jack and getting lousy comps compared to other hotels. Service and quality of rooms continues to go down hill.
Bill S <tomcat38>
VT, USA - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 13:05:04 (PST)
Very nice place & great service & excellent location on the center strip!
USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 06:37:53 (PST)
Not great, but reasonable enough for the strip. If you go to Vegas a lot and are looking for a cheap dive to lay your head after a day of gambling, this place isn't bad. If you want an actual vacation class hotel, go elsewhere. THis is certainly better than any of the dumps downtown.
USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 05:29:28 (PDT)
when was the last time they remodeled?
USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 01:41:09 (PDT)
The hotel was a nice hotel. It was pleasant, but pretty ordinary. We would probably not stay there again just because it wasn't a standout in any way. We enjoyed playing craps and blackjack at the other casinos better than Barbary (didn't seem to have any luck at Barbary). But the price of the room was a pretty good deal. We also didn't eat at Barbary at all. The food at the other casinos just looked better. So we at at the Bellagio and at Treasure Island instead.
Joe & Amy
Honolulu, HI, USA - Sunday, December 24, 2000 at 15:11:39 (PST)