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trying out days inn (formerly wild west)

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by chef, Feb 18, 2015.

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  1. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    Never had any interest in the Wild West casino, other than a stop for a 2-1 burger several years ago.
    However, room rates for a mid-week stay in March were only $18 (plus $9 resort fee) a day. They have been taken over by Days Inn and supposedly the property has been spiffed up. The place has a pool with hot tub and offers free breakfast each day at the adjoining Dennys.
    After hiking at Zion for a couple days, traveling solo and just needing a place to bunk at, this place might be a welcome oasis for such a low price.

    On the way up to Zion, giving the Virgin River Casino a whirl at $34/night.
     
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    I used to go to the casino quite often when they had their own diner. If I remember right, Anthony Curtis had them on the top ten list for the half pound burger and fries for something like $1.99. Always had good food there. I used to leave more money for the tip than the 2 for 1 breakfast would cost. Hope the rooms work out for you. In and Out Burger is also close by. :wave:
     
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    I agree with Jimbucc about the diner. We had eaten there several times and enjoyed it............then they changed it to Denny's and stopped going.
     
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    Awesome. Looking forward to hearing how the room and hiking trip works out, and hope it's warmer in Zion than it is in Illinois today! Might be heading back to Utah in early September, to hit Canyonlands, which I didn't get to reach last time, and spend some more time in Bryce Canyon and perhaps a day or two in Zion, with a few nights at the start and end of the trip in Vegas.
     
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    A great time of year to visit Southern Utah!

     
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    Viva,
    Can it get any colder than it is tonight here in northern Illinois? Sheesh.
    I purposely planned this trip for early March because I knew I'd need a shot of warmer weather. Canyonlands, specifically the Needles section is the normal stop for us. Decided to try Zion for the first time. My plan is to actually run the longest trail (West Rim) out and back for 32 miles total and then finish up with Angel's Landing, all in one day.
    It looks like there are fabulous views to be had everywhere. Thought about backcountry camping, but 12 hours of darkness is too long to stay in a sleeping bag.
     
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    You need to do a pictorial trip report. I'm kind of Curious as to how "bad" it is.
     
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    One of my top considerations (Saint George area) for relocating, if I do, in retirement. Southern Utah is a great place to visit, and I'd imagine a great place to live.

    Yes, my favorite time to visit NPs is just before Memorial Day, when you get great sunlight but it is typically cooler, or just after Labor Day, when it is warmer with less sun light (both periods avoiding the summer family crowds and insane traffic inside the parks). That is a very ambitious hike, especially with the elevation. I have hiked long distances in the past, but as I get older I need to work my back into summer shape before taking on distance and elevation. When you live in Chicago, and the hill near Narragansett avenue (where I live near - it's Nagle near me) is the toughest elevation to navigate, I don't get much practice while I'm home. I'm staying in Vegas the entire June trip, when it will be hotter and more crowded in Zion, and will hit Utah in early September to get the great weather and less crowded conditions. I want to reach Observation point and also hit a few trails in the Northern Section (Double Arch Alcove and Kolob Arch trail) during my next visit. I am scheduling time to reach Canyonlands and definitely want to hit Bryce Canyon for two more days (1 overnight), so I will likely stay 4-5 nights in Utah, rent the car for a week, and hit Death Valley as well for a day trip. I should be in great shape as I reach the end of summer. I will increase my biking and walking, and plan to walk home from work as often as possible - downtown to near O'Hare, which is 12 miles per google taking Milwaukee most of the way (Elston is a little longer). I used to walk home most Spring through Fall days when I lived in Lakeview.

    Anyway, I look forward to your report. I had a goal of staying at every hotel casino in Vegas at one point (have stayed at all current Strip casinos at one stage or the other (for example IP, though not the Quad) and Downtown Grand is the only current open casino hotel I haven't stayed downtown). I had some concerns for WWW when it was pre Days Inn, but based on the pictures I've seen of the remodel, it should be a nice visit with easy access to hit I 15 north.

    Have a great trip, and I hope you have a trip report of Zion and your WWW / Days Inn stay.
     
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