Las Vegas Trip Report: One Night at Fiesta Henderson

This morning I woke up at Sunset Station at 4:30 am.  I do not know what is wrong with me and my sleeping pattern.  I refused to make the same mistake as yesterday, when I went out and lost all my money before Starbucks even opened.  I forced myself to stay in my room until 8:00 am.  This was not easy since all the machines downstairs were screaming my name.  SHUT UP YOU ASSHOLES.

I went downstairs and used a MyVegas reward for breakfast.  I had a big score when the buffet ran out of strawberry yogurt and it was replaced with blueberry.  Hey, I will take any win I can get at this point in my losing streak.

I played a bit to make sure that the blueberry yogurt was not the only score I was going to have this morning and sadly, it was.  Stations casinos are having a promotion where you can swipe your card, pick a penguin and win a prize.  Today’s prize was a free $5 bet on a table game. I don’t know how to play table games.  The Roulette dealer I asked for help, told me what I could bet.  I picked red and black came up.  Because of course it did.

I went outside to find a drug store to get some stuff I am running out of, particularly conditioner.  I probably exited through the one door that is nowhere near anywhere.  I walked forever and found nothing.  I knew there was a Target nearby but why would I walk out the door that I know where to walk to Target from, when I can walk out a door that I have no idea where I am.  I probably walked a million miles, most of them in the parking lot, before I gave up and went back to my room to pack.

Today I am moving to Fiesta Henderson.   I booked this on Priceline for $20.  They charge a $9.99 resort fee ($11-something with tax) and I was okay with this because it includes internet.

Taking the bus here from Sunset Station probably took ten minutes.  The walk through the parking lot probably took the same as well.

fiesta henderon las vegas hotel sign

I check in and get room 3115.  Don’t let the numbers fool you.  That is the third floor.  The room was motel-like and honestly, I kind of like rooms like this because they are in my comfort zone.

Fiesta Henderson hotel room las vegas

fiesta henderson las vegas bathroom

I went downstairs to gamble and decided I truly hate this casino.  I am trying to play nickel video poker and it seems like every machine I try is ten coins for max bet.  The royal is shorted if you only play five.  Guys, I don’t want to play ten coins.  I am broke.  I finally settle on nickel Keno with a progressive jackpot that of course, I did not hit.  Time for a nap!

When I woke up, I decided I was going to go Downtown.  I have the two Plaza $5 free play coupons I never used the other day.  I can get a comped meal at Four Queens and some Dunkin Donuts coffee.  Plus see also:  I can actually find the Walgreens down there.

I go outside and pick the wrong bus stop to catch the HDX bus.  A man is there and he points me to the right bus stop, across two streets.  The HDX is pulling away as this is happening.  But it is only 6:50 and it is supposed to come at 7:16 so I stick it out, hoping that this one was just the bus before running late.  Nope.  As I am sitting there, more people come to catch the 7:16 bus.  Everyone is getting annoyed at how late it is.  I get to where I cannot take it anymore and quit and give up.  By the time the next bus would have come, I would have only had an hour Downtown before having to come back here.  That or take a bus that is not the HDX and that takes an insane amount of time to do.

Maybe this is fate telling me that playing in Fiesta Henderson is my destiny and I will finally win something.


I didn’t even get so much as one four of a kind today.  This is bullshit and I demand a recount.

I came back to my room with Starbucks and used the internet to make a new post.  I also watched Netflix.  I did not chill though.  Sigh.

I also never read my itinerary today so I did not use the Sam’s Town $10 free play.  Or do anything else on it except switch hotels.

Gambling Day: -200
Gambling Trip: +680
Miscellaneous: (Starbucks, cigarettes, tips): $24.97
Comps used: Nada.
Freebies: Sunset Station buffet.  Free via MyVegas, saved me $7.02.  Side note, how cute is it that this buffet costs is the same as the Las Vegas Area code / how annoying must it be for cashiers to continually have to give $.98 change?

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Breakfast: Sunset Station, 8-11 free MyVegas
Check into Fiesta Henderson
Sams Town 4-9 200 points = free ACG
Sam’s Town $10 free play LVA
Plaza 10x slots
Sam’s Town 20x buffalo, 11x reels, 7x vp (kiosk)
Suncoast 10x slots, 6x vp

12 thoughts on “Las Vegas Trip Report: One Night at Fiesta Henderson

  1. Mike

    They need to do with the buffet prices what Chipotle does, with every combination of items coming out to an even 25 cent increment including sales tax.

  2. C. Everett Koop

    Jennifer: How badly does it SUCK to be you? You have got to be the most negative person I have ever read in my life (other readers, am I RIGHT?) You’ve gotta be the only person who could make a trip to Vegas sound like the train ride to Auschwitz.

    Remember the Sammy Davis, Jr. song “The Candy Man?” You are like some kind of reverse-polarity perfect 180-degree converse. You could take a sunrise, sprinkle it with poo, cover it with Starbucks and a Marlboro or two. The Vegas Lady takes, everything she bakes…and makes us wanna suck a tailpipe.

    As Ann Landers used to say, “Seek counseling. Immediately.”

    1. jenniferjennifer Post author

      Actually it kind of rules to be me. I mean, when was the last time someone read something you wrote and was so inspired by your words that they only way to truly express themselves was to write a really crappy parody song about you? I am your muse. Aw.

      Have a great day.

      1. Debby

        WOW – why does c. everett koop read your blog? Don’t know that — do know this —– I read them because I really enjoy your wit and humor and we also have two things in common — being degenerate gamblers and people haters!!! I love to go to Vegas alone (even though I’m a female) and I love to use ACG and LVA coupons and I’ve learned to use the monorails and the free shuttle buses. I have a question for you — have you ever had trouble taking your suitcase with you on the buses you take to go downtown or the airport? Also — how much hassle is it to us the laundry facilities at the KOA at Circus Circus?
        Thanks so much for your reports — whenever I need a laugh all I have to do is read a couple of them!!!!

        1. jenniferjennifer Post author

          Hi Debby! Thanks for the kind words! I am kind of used to people writing negatively to me / bitching about my bitchiness in response to my being negative or bitchy. It amuses me that it is so contagious. I am considering starting a cult. For a low membership fee, you too can make snarky posts!

          The Circus Circus KOA is easy to use. It is also 24 hours (but you would need to have your own quarters if the main store is closed.) You just walk in and use it.

          I have never had a problem with luggage on the bus. I now travel with just a carry on (I am master packer) but even before when I had my big bag, if a bus was crowded, I would just place it on the “shelf” thingy that is in the front of the bus when you first walk on. Kind of between the driver and the wheelchair area. If you are on the Deuce, and can get a seat near the rear exit doors, there is space on both sides of the seats where you can keep your luggage out of everyone’s way.

  3. Catherine

    OMG! ROFL. “bitching about my bitchiness in response to my being negative or bitchy” Where did Koop come from? Your posts make me WANT to go to LV, even though I do the same darn stuff — leave excellent comps on the table because I’m going degenerate. always spend a couple of hours lost, get thrown off with the naps! You describe it so well! Your posts are so fun!

  4. Joanne

    Jennifer, for the record, your posts are the highlight of my day. I “get you” and appreciate all of your sarcasm. I would love if one day in my degenerate Vegas future, I randomly happened to be sitting beside you in a row of slots and didn’t know it until we happened to start talking about someone we mutually hate.

  5. Mare

    Sorry it was a crappy day and sorry there are assholes on the planet like C. Everett Koop who feel they have to be such dickheads on someone’s blog, where they get to express themselves (the whole purpose of a blog, asshole!). How about just don’t read, jerk!

    1. jenniferjennifer Post author

      Hahahah you go Mare! One of the perks of having a blog is that unlike a message board, you can call someone a dickhead and not have everyone cover their ears with their hands “MOMMY MOMMY SHE SAID A BAD WORD”


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