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The hotel room doesn't matter: I call nonsense on this!

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by dalej42, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. dalej42

    dalej42 Low-Roller

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    The hotel room does matter to me in Las Vegas. I don't care if you're single, married, gay, straight, you're probably looking for a little fun in your room. Even in you're just in the room to sleep, who wants to wake up in a room that reminds of a business trip to Omaha?

    I like a nice room in Las Vegas and that's why I think the Las Vegas Strip Hotels forum will always be the most popular sub forum on this message board.

    I'm looking forward to trying Planet Hollywood this trip!
     
  2. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas certified personal trainer/retired space nerd

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    The hotel room most definitely matters to me, but I realize there are those who place minimal importance on their hotel room.

    Las Vegas has a wide variety of accommodations to suit all tastes and budgets, thus everyone can choose to do Vegas in his (or her) own way.


    Cheers!
     
  3. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    Ditto on both sentiments. And even more to the point - *what* in the hotel room that matters will vary too! Some people truly don't care. I love when we have a bedroom with a door, but that is rare in Vegas (thehotel is the only standard room where we've had this, because very few of the "suites" actually are....) A separate toilet room is something we desire (though it's not a deal breaker) I want a fridge - most of our Vegas trips these days are for business and I want to bring my lunch (salad with protein) with me because I'm stuck working a booth all day and I need food. And so on....
     
  4. AndyAkeko

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    I used to not care too much about the hotel room ... until I started getting nice hotel rooms. But even in my price-is-everything days, I'd be willing to spend an extra $10 a night for a nicer room (but not for a view. Still can't bring myself to pay extra for that.)

    But I also get that for some people the room is completely unimportant and they'd rather save their money for something else. The same way some people will never rent a car in Vegas while others of us will never take the bus. Like I always tell my friends, there's no wrong way to do Vegas.
     
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    I used to go by the mindset that all the room had to be was clean, that has changed. While I don't have to have the fanciest room (and I don't) it is nice to come back to something that is nice at the end of the day or even in the afternoon when you need a break.
     
  6. atom

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    There are some very nice hotel rooms to be had in Vegas that are not on the strip, and plenty of mediocre rooms available on the strip. The reason that the strip hotels forum is the busiest is because the strip is where the most popular tourist attractions are and people want to stay close to the attractions that interest them. Most people do not venture from the strip until they have been to Vegas a few times and start to get curious about what else the city has to offer.
     
  7. dbamberg

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    For me the room is all about where I can get the nicest comped room. I haven't paid for a room in about 5 years thanks to CET and getting comped rooms, and I hope that trend keeps going.

    Of course, that doesn't stop me from trying the $20 trick, and I've had successes and failures there too. But when that works, it is really nice to have some extra room to spread out in.
     
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    I think its a question of reasonablness, I am one of the guys that says the room doesnt matter, but by that I mean I am just as happy with a Flamingo room as I was staying in the Augustus Tower at Caesars. I value location and ease of getting from room to strip over plush accomodations. I wouldnt go lower that Flamingo/Ballys though, but I guess there isnt much lower as far as the strip goes.
     
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    The hotel room matters much more when I am traveling with my girlfriend. If it's just me then location matters.

    But when I travel for business, I always try to find a jacuzzi suite. Sitting in meetings/court/Continuing education classes sucks. It's nice to relax in a jet tub afterwards. It's even better if you can see the TV from the tub...or at least see the TV from the toilet.

    And while we are on the topic.... I rate hotels by the softness of their toilet paper. I can't be the only one that does that. :evillaugh
     
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    :thumbsup:

    I don't even chance it any more. I always bring a roll from home.
     
  11. Patripman

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    For me personally I will choose Ballys over any other property. I dont like the idea of paying fees for stuff that otherwise would be free in most vacation spots and with Ballys I know what I am going to get. Good housekeeping services, a high floor north tower room and so far a clean and comfortable room that meets my needs.

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    If I'm travelling with my wife and/or kids then the room matters. I also then know I'm not in vegas :D

    In vegas I want something with a convenient location, clean, a shower and tiolet and somewhere to hang my clothes.

    most casino hotels cover that.
     
  13. JDinTN

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    I echo atom's post that this comment just doesn't make any sense. I always stay at the nicer hotels on the strip but being on the strip does not mean you are in a nicer hotel. The strip has plenty of bad hotels. The Quad is probably amongst the worst. There's been almost 100% agreement for years that hotels like the Orleans have nice rooms. You can't say that at all for places like the Quad, Excalibur, Circus Circus, Stratosphere and others. You mention the Planet Hollywood which is average at best, off-strip hotels like Red Rock and GVR are way better than the PH. If you're staying downtown at the Golden Nugget you're in a nicer room than the average strip room including PH.
     
  14. MNVegasgal

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    The room matters to me. I don't sleep as many hours in Vegas, so when I am in the room.. I want to get the best sleep I can. Aria beds are so comfortable, the room is dark so I can sleep, they are quiet.. so I don't hear all the noise of people in the hallway.. and I am comfortable with the cleanliness. Those are things that matter to me. I also like a bathroom with a tub I can Soak in if I want to. Aria offers me all of the above. That being said.. If I had to pay for the rooms, or had to pay a non-discounted rate.. I would choose the same type of options in another hotel. When I was younger.. it didn't matter that much to me.. but now I know if I don't get some sleep.. I'm going to end up sick.. and it is not worth it to me.
     
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    Not only does the room matter but the overall hotel matters too. I can't claim a real problem with the room I had the last time I was at IP. It was dated even after a remodel but clean and pretty comfortable. However, the poor service I kept encountering is enough to make me tell people not to bother with the place. No I don't need a suite or a jetted tub or turndown service, but there are enough options out there to not have to compromise on stuff like service and amenities like quality restaurants even when you are on a budget.
     
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    I am one of the people who says that I don't mind about the room as I barely spend any time in it.

    HOWEVER:

    I don't want to wake up in a room that is dirty/smells/ is noisy.

    Nor do I want to wake up with bug bites or share the shower with any kind of cockroach.

    I also like being able to take food back to the room and have a table to eat it at.

    I also like having a sofa on which I can watch the news/nancy grace as I prepare to hit the casino in an evening.

    I like a separate shower and a spa bath.

    I like amenities in the room to use if/when my bankroll is depleting.

    So as much as I might say 'the room isn't important', it actually is.
     
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    When I say 'the room doesn't matter' it's more of a matter of degree.
    Suites are totally wasted on me as is the view, some weeks I never even open the curtains.

    That being said, I want a clean room, comfortable bed, soft sheets and comforter. A strong shower and plenty of towels. Also like having a safe.

    I'm sure there are a bunch of other small things that matter that I can't thing of that are nice. I also understand people that like to unwind in their room or spend time in their room would appreciate a nice spacious suite. I, however, unwind at a 'slower' game (like Pai Gow), vs. my room.
     
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    The room matters to me. I'm on vacation and I want a little luxury. Also, the casino matters to me even if I go elsewhere to play. I remember walking through the casino a El Cortez and thinking, this would depress me first thing in the morning. I want a pleasant atmosphere when I first go out and when I come back to retire and maybe get a drink, so a good bar helps too. Another thing is a decent/good place to get breakfast. I'm not into buffet's for breakfast but I like a nice place to get a good coffee and pastry or a cafe to get eggs.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    What sort of room we get also depends on what kind of trip we're taking - for example, on trips where we'll be with friends, we get a larger room so we have a gathering place before going out.

    I think *everyone* has priorities when they make hotel reservations. They just might be unspoken. I don't think ANYONE wants a dirty or bug-filled room. I could be wrong, but I'll go out on a limb with that assertion anyway:cheers: For some people, all the discretionary money goes to gambling or food or shows. We tend to divide up the money a little more evenly between a decent room (mostly mid-level) and mid-level foods (maybe one or two splurges per trip) and a spa visit or show or two.
     
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    A roll???
    We bring a few rolls. :thumbsup:
     
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