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El Cortez Tower Room=4 nights $90

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by Kaveman, Jun 4, 2013.

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  1. Kaveman

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    Just booked this thru Kayak. 4 nights in an El Cortez Tower room for $90. Saturday thru Wednesday. 13-17 July. What I really wanted was a 3rd floor Vintage room. I called and for $70 more it could have been mine. Not to sound cheap, but no.
     
  2. Kaveman

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    I also booked a SWA flight from MSP to LAS for $302. This is a vacation within a vacation. Seems like the long way El Paso->Minneapolis->Las Vegas. Thanks to a super wife and kid, I am in Vegas for the 2nd time this year. I am hoping the bite marks fade. This trip is to see a friend that is doing a Century ride in CO 13 July and to play golf. Before you say golf and Vegas in July. I already live on the sun.
     
  3. Jimbo338

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    It seems to me that on my first trip to El Cortez I had reserved a week in a Tower Room and inquired about a King or Queen Suite (Vintage Rooms). They sent me to look at them.....very roomy. I had never seen a tower room either so she sent me to look at that one too and told me I could have either for the same price (I was paying abot $21/night from a broker), so you might want to inquire when checking in.....maybe get your choice for same price...they can ony say "no".

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  4. fluffygrrrl

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    tower rooms vs vintage

    that is funny, I just booked through oneclicktravel.com and got 4 rooms, but I had to pay extra for the tower rooms. Vintage were 18 dolllars, pavillion 20, and 23 for tower. I chose the tower rooms..because when I read the reviews they said they were nicer with a better view. The vintage ones are direct walk up above the casino. Pavillion were outdoor access.
    when i was reading the reviews, guests said they were upgraded, or when they wanted a smoking room, they changed their rooms with no problem.
     
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    Sorry to go off topic. I've never used oneclicktravel.com and tried to do a search for it. It shows easyclicktravel.com, is this the same site or is there a different one I should be looking for.

    Thanks.
     
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    Easyclicktravel.com. I originally got there thru Kayak.com.
     
  7. Cohiba

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    Hey Kaveman,

    You'll like the Tower rooms...they're nice.



    My only two suggestions; #1. Get the Strip side if you can. That way when or if you open the blinds you'll see the Stratosphere and beyond. Also, ask about the proximity of an ice machine ...how close to your door it would be.

    #2. The Strip side and high up as possible. The reason why...my wife and I were there April 2012. I think we were on the 6th or 7th floor mountain view side....but....at night, there was a bar somewhere close. Around 10:00p.m............omp,omp,omp,....went the bass thump from the music at the bar.


    My only concern about a vintage room would be the smoke from the smokers in the casino. Maybe someone who has stayed in them will chime in on the smoke and noise.
     
  8. Kaveman

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    Cigar Man, thanks for the tip. I was in a Vintage room this past January. Very okay. I would do it it again. The only thing that smelled was me the morning after. They are old, but very well taken care of. I want a 3rd floor Vintage room as I've been led to believe they are huge. I'll try my mojo when I check in.
     
  9. Jimbo338

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    Hmmmm, Don't much care about a view so have never specified Strip or mountain views and have always had Strip view but normally keep the blinds closed ( I go out if I want to see something). I have never heard the Omp, omp, omp, though I have read about that club on the Ogden side....perhaps I just lucked out.

    I had a room on the 7th floor this year (Tower); it seemed a bit more worn and drab than the other 2 times I have stayed there but of course, every year they are a year older since being reburbished. I am a non-smoker and I swear if you smoked in the middle of the desert, the smoke would find me but I had no problem with smoke in my Vintage room. The hallways were smokey but I was not uncomfortable at all in the rooms. I found the Vintage Rooms fine for one person, very well maintained. I did hear a tv as I think Dewey posted about, but I simply left mine on, very low on CNN and it was perfect. Bathroom is small but so are the bathrooms in the Tower rooms. My bathrooms at home have all been small so it was never an issue....I am almost always there alone!

    Do people really change rooms to be closer to the ice machine?

    Jimbo338
     
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    Great deal Kaveman. I'm sure at check-in they would switch you to vintage just for asking, but I'd stick with the Tower. Nicer all around. Quiet. Thick mattress. No stairs.
     
  11. Keyser Soze

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    When I book a tower room at El Cortez, I always ask for a Vintage Suite at check in. No $20 trick or anything. Warning- it's directly above the casino floor, and noise would be an issue for light sleepers, but not me.

    The rooms are rather large and are equipped with a fridge. Plus, I like walking down a flight of stairs and being on the casino floor. The tower rooms are nice also. Plenty of value for the money spent. Can't go wrong either way, in my mind.
     
  12. Annie Vegas

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    I booked 2 Tower rooms today for October via Kayak for $40/nt. Easyclicktravel was avail for $30/nt but there was a cancellation fee and I am unfamiliar with them. The hotel told me that for $5/nt more you can request the 11th/12th floor where the beds are new (daughter-in-law has back problems).
     
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