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Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by RedRock702, Feb 23, 2014.

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  1. RedRock702

    RedRock702 Low-Roller

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    So it's going on almost 230am Vegas local time and I doubt I will be able to get ANY sleep as I can hear the person in the room next to me snoring like a chainsaw. I kid you not this room is not sealed off from the one next to me. When you go to the window and look to the right (or left for that matter) you can see that the walls separating the rooms just dont quite come all the way to the windows separate the two rooms. I get to hear him snore and listen to his tv. Lucky me!
     
  2. dewey089

    dewey089 Guru of Value

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    Thanks for that. My first objective is quiet in a hotel room. I'll skip the Grand.
     
  3. tatterdema

    tatterdema VIP Whale

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    Thats how my room was at The Fitz the one and only time I stayed there. If you stuck your head against the window, you could see into the room next to you. Creeped me out.
     
  4. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    Why didn't you call and ask to be moved?
     
  5. dewey089

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    I saw some photos of the rooms and they are pretty fine looking so I'm attracted again. I often ask for end rooms in casinos which are a long walk from the elevator, but only have one adjoining room, cutting the chance for middle of the night noise in half. Also, I like to play the television in the middle of the night sometimes, and many of the end rooms have the TV mounted against a room with no guests to annoy. I like that freedom.

    I wish there were some way to review casinos based on noise, but it all depends on the luck of the draw.
    I stopped talking the cheap Vintage rooms at El Cortez because in the middle of the night I had different stations coming through each wall. Cabana there has seemed quiet, but last trip I was on the first floor so people passed my window talking loud enough to disturb me. If I go next trip, I'll ask to be on the upper floors.

    I agree that asking to be moved sometimes helped. I arrived once at the Quad when the only rooms were guaranteed to be full of late night rock band music. It was all they had left. The next morning I went early to the desk, told them I was booked twice more that trip, and asked for a strategy to avoid such noise. First, the clerk found me a quiet room. Then she gave me the manager's phone and before my next check in I called and he did not guarantee, but put my need for quiet in the notes. I cancelled the last stay. The noise and the chance for long check in and the changes in their poker room pushed me out to another place.

    I had an odd noise at the D last time. It really was not a problem sleeping, but it annoyed me when I did my early morning writing. Beep, beep, beep. Perhaps it was across the street in the parking garage. Others did not notice it. I asked in the elevator. They looked to see if they could figure it out, but the issue was unsolved. I let it go. I go to the D almost every trip and never had any noise issues before.
     
  6. marksind

    marksind Low-Roller

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    Noisy Rooms

    Aren't problem rooms something that can happen just about anywhere? I am not at all shy about returning to the front desk and asking for another room if the one I'm given has issues. We always ask for "up and away" (from the elevators, that is), and also "quiet side, if there is one."

    When we stayed at the DTG a couple of weeks ago they gave us an end room on the 15th floor of the main (east) tower. We were there four nights, and had people next to us on the one side two or three. We could hear some noise, but nothing significant. On Friday night there was noise from the Gold Spike, but not too bad since it was several hundred feet away.

    Last fall when we checked into the Golden Nugget they gave us a Gold Tower room right behind the elevator shafts looking out on a cement wall about twenty feet away. I went back to the front desk and endured the wait again to request a different room. Got the same woman, who apologized and gave us a room down the hall overlooking the pool.

    At El Cortez last year in the tower, my friend and I were first given a room that had a door frame so out of square you could almost stick your hand into the hall along the bottom half of the closing edge. Didn't seem safe at all, let alone private (clear line of sight between the hall and the room, even with the door closed). Returned to the desk, explained, requested a change. No problem. Second room was fine.

    At the D last year they had had some sort of flooding on our floor and it smelled like fermenting sewage in the hallway. We put up with it for a day, but it persisted and was sickening to walk through. The next day we requested a change and they gave us a nicer room higher up.

    I'd say we end up requesting a room change at check-in (or the next day) about a third of the time, and we've always found places to be very accommodating as long as something is available.
     
  7. wolf howl

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    White noise machine or app for your phone.
     
  8. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    I hate those even more than room noise. Haha.
     
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    A lot of people do but given the option of listening to some dude saw logs or people talking I'd rather drown it out. Haha
     
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    You would think they could caulk those holes and fix a fair amount of the problem for next to nothing?
     
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    Since I drive myself to and from Vegas and I don't have to worry about airline luggage restrictions, I like to take white noise-generating appliances with me which also make me more comfortable. Either a bookshelf spaceheater (in the winter) or a portable air filter (in the summer). Either appliance improves my room's environmental conditions and it helps cover up exterior noises.

    But still...not fully building the room's walls all the way out to the window during the remodel just sounds sloppy and cheap! BOO DTG!
     
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    Can you post a picture of the gap? I'd be curious to see just how bad it is.
     
  13. yoyoseven

    yoyoseven Low-Roller

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    Ear plugs - the kind that you squeeze, insert into your ear, and then let allow to expand. You can find them at any sporting goods store for a few bucks, and they're not at all uncomfortable.
     
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    The Downtown Grand actually provides earplugs in the rooms. We never needed them, and I'm very noise sensitive. The wall thermostat has a fan-on setting and three fan speed choices. That provides good white noise with a selection of levels.

    Also, I don't think the wall gap is present in all rooms. Our room (end of hall, east side of the east tower, 15th floor) didn't have one. I spent enough time taking in the view over our five days that I'd have noticed the gap.

    If I got a room like that, I'd just request another. Sounds bizarre that they'd make walls that way.
     
  15. TFK

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    I stayed in both a suite and a regular room and didn't notice any gaps in the walls.


    TFK
     
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