$25 Room, What Did I Expect To Get
Written: Aug 26, 2004 (Updated Aug 26, 2004)
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Good Price, Good Location
Cons:Old Rooms, Poor Service, Crowded Gambling Floor
The Bottom Line: Stay here for the price and location, Its a place to sleep, not much more. Your surrounded by other casinos, your sure to find a place you like.
I went online, never having stayed downtown, I checked the list of hotels available on Fremont Street, and decided to just grab the cheepest, and see how I liked it.
After a quick price comparison online, it became clear that it was down to Binions or The Plaza, which were both offering a medium sized room for $32 and $35.
Summer Special $25
So I call up Binions on the phone, and mention that Im interested in the room advertised on thier website, for $25, the small room. They recommended I upgrade to the medium room, which was $10 more. I questioned what was different about the room, and then I noticed the website had a free upgrade. So now I had the medium room for $25.
Wheres the Check In Desk?
So we arrive, and park which wasnt much a problem, and lug all our stuff into the back of the building. We find ourselves in the casino, and ask directions to the checkin, and the cashier dosnt know where it is. We walk thru the table games to the front of the building and ask a security guard, "Check in desk?" he shrugs as well..
and then points toward the other side of the casino. We walk some more, and are clueless as to where to go. How can people work somewhere and not know where the office is?
Finally one of the group spots the office, to the back of the building on the opposite end we came in on. When checking in I hand over my license and credit card which wasnt returned until I noticed they still had it, turned around and asked for it.
Wheres the Room?
Not again.. we take the elevator which goes to a floor 2 that dosnt have numbers matching our keycard. Once again we ask a maid "Room 225?" she says I dont know, not this building. Im thinking what other building is there?
Turns out the hotel is devided in half, same problem we had finding the Bell desk. The hotels are also devided in half, one for the left side, one for the right side of the hotel. Once again we lug our luggage to the opposite side of the casino.
Ok I enter my room, which isnt a total hole in the wall, but isnt anything fancy, it was the plainest, and oldest room I had stayed in of all my trips to Vegas. Everything worked though, and for 25 bucks I wasnt going to complain, I would only be sleeping there one night.
My friend however invited me over to his room, where there was no bathroom door, he had a window with a crank on it, (I hadnt seen one of those in ages) and a metal balcony which was not safe, and had a giant hole that went 3 floors down.
What else can I say? The courtesy desk was very helpfull in getting me a shuttle, which was off the normal path. The gentleman working it was great, very friendly.
The casino floor seemed crowded and I didnt gamble but maybe 20 minutes at this hotel. The location was nice since it was between all the other casinos. I would recommend staying here for the price, and the location. But not for the ammenities.
My surprise was that the hotel that hosts the Poker Championship and has a huge part of the casino set aside for it year round, was also a casino that was very outdated, needing remodeling, and unprofessional when it came to helping its customers.
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