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The D elevator issue

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by LoveDowntownVegas, Oct 24, 2014.

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  1. LoveDowntownVegas

    LoveDowntownVegas Low-Roller

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    I just returned from a few days at the D. They removed all the "floor" buttons from the inside of the elevators. On the outside, instead of pressing an UP/Down button, you enter the floor you would like to go to and the screen tells you which elevator to wait on. I think it's more efficient, but when there's 20 people waiting for the elevator it's just too much for four elevators. I had no issue with the changes and actually do think things were better, but it's just like any highway in America; it's fine as long as the traffic flow is normal, but during rush hour things will slow down.
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    How interesting. i will be staying there Wednesday night and will check it out.
     
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    Well... I admire them "making an effort". Those elevators are well documented slower than crap even back when the joint was the Fitzgerald. This new system was a whole lot less-expesive than new elevators and probably a first step. The D and the Golden Gate at least appear busy, so the hope is the elevator speed will be addressed in a future property upgrade as cash allows.
     
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    I hear a lot of complaints about the D elevators, but stayed there last year on the 20th or so floor and never really had an issue. Sure, it's not going to be as fast as the strip where there are 12-16 modern elevators servicing the floors, but I also tend not to be back and forth to the room very much, so it wasn't an issue.
     
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    Stayed last weekend, have to say the new system does wonders, a very positive enhancement
     
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    The biggest issue with the elevators is no one ever explained the process. We were left to figure it out on our own when we got there. That seemed to be the problem for the few slowdowns we encountered. I waited 20 minutes one day in the middle of the afternoon and it was a giant cluster. They had someone there trying to direct traffic but it wasn't exactly clear if he worked for the hotel or was just trying to help. Some people were ignoring him and kept pushing the panel on there own. It's a brilliant little system when there's no one else around. Just hope you don't get on the wrong elevator because there didn't appear to be a way to rectify your mistake.
     
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    ...In December 2013 I was stuck in a D elevator for about 30 minutes...not the highlight of the trip. The D was just starting to install the new units during my last stay (5 nights) in July. Everything was fine and running smoothly during the middle of the week...they even had staff/security during the day riding up and down with you and pressing the buttons (sorta weird). However, come Saturday night all hell broke loose. Two of the four elevators were down and there were at least 30-40 people in the elevator area waiting to go up. Security tried to keep it orderly but people were starting to get pissed off. I went up to the second floor and asked where the stairs were to walk up....I was told there is no access to the stairs and I would have to wait for the elevator (???). I caught the elevator going down from 2 to 1 and stayed in/on....which pissed off the people waiting even more and had security scratching their heads. Despite some decent room offers for the upcoming trip I decided to PASS on The D...you get what you pay for...
     
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    Same Shit, Different Day.

    This issue has been revisited since long before the Fitz was the "D".

    You can put lipstick on a pig.....

    Get a low floor and use the stairs.
     
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    Nothing can be worse than the IPs elevators. Not sure how they are now but they really sucked when I stayed there a couple years ago.
     
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