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Though it’s called Treasure Island (TI to locals), the pirate theme that gave this hotel its name is no longer as obvious. Recent renovations have toned down the property almost to a fault. Gone from the front is the swashbuckling Sirens of TI ship, once home to an innuendo-laden (and pretty stupid) show, to give way to a proposed shopping mall that is yet to open. Seems odd, with Fashion Show mall across Spring Mountain Rd. and the Shoppes at Palazzo right across the Boulevard, you’d think there are enough stores already to feed that fix. The hideous brown building that anchors the hotel at the corner of Spring Mountain and Las Vegas Boulevard houses a CVS and looks out of place, appearing more like a medical center than what should be a welcoming first sight for the formerly-fun property.

TI rooms, while pleasant enough, aren’t that exciting to look at. Don’t get us wrong, they’re cozy, with warm, earthy tones, but the TI-branded (“SensaTIonal”) pillow top mattresses are probably the best part of the deal.

Comic book fans of all ages might enjoy the new Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N., a new immersive attraction that is much like a Marvel Cinematic Universe “museum.” 

Mystére is the longest running Cirque du Soleil show in town and is still considered one of the best.