Some Super-Nice Feedback for Treasure Island, Las Vegas

Something I just posted on the hotel’s website:

I stayed at Treasure Island, Las Vegas for four nights, and I’d be happy to do so again. In every way I can list, the quality was wonderful — the check-in staff, the folks who helped with luggage, the Starbucks folks, the coffee shop servers, the housekeeping staff … but what made it especially nice is how transgender-friendly *everyone* was.

I’m a 6′ tall transgender girl, clearly not a genetically integrated girl and clearly not male either.  My aesthetics have an effect that tends to fluster especially young males, and not in a good way.  I take it as it comes but I don’t like it.

I just finished writing a review about another hotel where the front-desk staff seemed to feel so awkward that I chose to leave early.  They weren’t mean, just struggling to deal with the concept.  By contrast, everyone I dealt with at Treasure Island, Las Vegas either has received good training on what transgender girls are and how to deal with us (like any other girl) or everyone was just naturally gracious and savvy.

Either way, my stay there was super-nice and I liked it a lot.  It’s such a relief to simply be treated like the girl that I essentially am, without it being an issue.

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2 thoughts on “Some Super-Nice Feedback for Treasure Island, Las Vegas

  1. Thank you so much for this review! I’ll be staying there in a weeks time. I am a little nervous about how I will be received. This definitely made me feel better to read. Im wondering how far this experience extends. Id love to go out for a bite to eat, or just a cocktail at the casino bar maybe a little shopping, but unsure how well I will be received. I would love some tips on other places you felt welcome while visiting!

    • Hi Sarah! Since I wrote that review, I went back to TI many times, including being by the pool in my swimsuit and everyone was nice. Even the guests. They seemed more focused on enjoying life than being focused on me. 🙂 The Venetian is also super-t-girl nice, just across the street (and use the walkway) specifically the Grand Lux cafe. I’ve sometimes had as many as three meals a day, there. Value, quality, nice people. I prefer that to any restaurant at TI. As to bars, the bar next to the coffee shop at TI is the very first place I was out in public as a t-girl, anywhere, ever. And it went fine. As to shopping … the canal shoppes at the Venetian, definitely. And remember, every culture in the world visits Vegas including some trans-hostile or homophobic people so I suggest not letting 30 seconds worth of unpleasantness per day ruin the other nice 86370 seconds of the day.

      Have fun!

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