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Which Hotel Stay was Surprisingly Good

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by sco5123, Oct 22, 2013.

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  1. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    Have you stayed in a Vegas hotel that exceeded your expectations and was a good surprise? And why?

    My example was the recently renovated Casino Tower King room at Circus Circus. I may not be as excited about the property overall but that room transports me and really makes me feel like "this is how vacation should be".

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  2. ams722

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    NYNY for me.

    I'm a total hotel snob, I need a nice room otherwise I feel like I'm slumming it on my vacation and I get grumpy.

    I was kind of dreading staying at NYNY as I've always stayed at hotels that are nicer and fancier, but they gave me the best deal so I picked them for one trip.

    Turned out to be surprisingly nice. And I was just in the standard Park Ave. room. No upgrades. Maybe I'm not such a hotel snob after all...
     
  3. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Nicest surprise I've recently had in Vegas (regarding room quality!) was the first time I stayed at the 'renovated' Plaza.
    Far exceeded my expectations!

    Going back to the early-90s, I was genuinely surprised with just how incredibly nice a Stardust Garden Suite was! I wonder if any property still has rooms like that for comped low-to-mid rollers.
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
  4. booker

    booker High-Roller

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    The Orleans ~ I stayed there a few weeks back and worried what I had gotten myself into. What I had gotten myself into was a very comfortable, quiet, and sparkling clean room.

    Oh! And for some strange reason I loved looking out the small window during my shower. I really don't know why I loved it so much; it was probably the uniqueness of it all, looking at the strip at night with hot water hitting my back … very relaxing.
     
  5. Sam D

    Sam D Low-Roller

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    The Rio.

    Rooms are very spacious and well appointed with a fridge and Keurig coffee maker. The bed was the most comfortable one I can recall in any hotel where I've stayed.
     
  6. ex507

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    Flamingo go room deluxe! The view itself is worth the half price. We had a high floor room, very very spacious. We were 4 dudes in that room and had enough space. Very fancy room so far, a much better "Vegas experience" than the Mirage i went a year before. Mirage was nice and the property was a lil better but the location and fancy room at the Flamingo made it the better overall Hotel!
     
  7. Sam D

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    Are you referring to the 2-story suites with spiral staircases? If so, I'd also agree that those were some really nice accommodations. They were originally part of the Royal Nevada Hotel which went broke after it's first couple years. The Stardust later took over that property, annexed it and called it the Villa section.

    We also once stayed in a penthouse suite on the top floor of the Stardust's old East Tower. That was just fabulous. It was long before most of Vegas became high-rise and the view from the balcony was terrific.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    That's them!

    I'd been staying and playing at Stardust for several years when my buddy & I decided on one trip that we were gonna stay an extra day. We had been in a comped room in the tower, but had already checked out.
    So I asked a pit-boss if there was any way we could get just one more room night...he came to the table about 10 minutes later and told us we were all set up - just go the the 'invited guests' counter to pick up the keys.

    It wasn't until then that we found out we were in one of those poolside suites.
    I walked into the room and actually said "wow".

    Yeah, they were "old" by today's standards - but they were truly classy back then.
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
  9. lasvegas_limo_driver

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    Tropicanas suites, Alexis park has some of the nicest rooms for the price. Still really like the flamingo mini suites.
     
  10. hammie

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    Vdara, the room was great and I think it was one of their lowest end rooms as I booked it through the trade show housing office during a busy week. The room was quiet and had electric sheer and room darkening shades. It was just steps to the Bellagio, maybe a 5 minute walk to the conservatory.
     
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    Suprising Room

    I don't remember what year it was, but it was in March and it was when the Stardust was imploded.

    Basically it was before the El Cortez did a lot of their renovations and reworking of the area around the Casino. When we were dropped of at E.C. by the taxi, my wife looked like she was ready to break into tears and I wasn't really impressed by the surroundings. The casino appeared to be a little worn out, but once we got settled into our room which was in the tower and looked like it had just been remodeled. It was actually one of the nicest rooms that we have stayed in in Vegas. People at the casino were the best.

    We were lucky enough to stay at the Sands our first time to Vegas and that trip will be hard to beat. We stayed in one of the garden rooms which had just been designed and done by Gucci. First time sleeping in a round bed.
     
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    Personally...
    Last year over "Dead Week" we stayed at Flamingo, in a "Fab" rooom...surprisingly good!
    The location was PERFECT (dead center strip)
    We also stayed a night at Silverton...glad it was only a night! That room was T-I-N-Y!!
     
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    Harrahs.

    I saw the rooms on Trip Advisor and read the reports, I was not at all satisfied with what I found. Yet the room was only for $16 a night since I was carrying the Total Rewards card. Plus there were no daily resort fee with my round trip airfare with Delta at $328, it was sure a great bargain to Vegas for under $400.

    Yet when I arrived I was very happy with what I found. Spacious clean room and bathroom. Pretty comfy bed and good eateries. Went back there a few more times to stay when heading to Vegas. From this experience I realized I can't always judge a hotel from people's pictures since they can be misrepresented by bad angles and poor lighting.
     
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    People bitch about the place, they bitch about the neighborhood, but the newly renovated rooms at the Stratosphere are very, very nice. And you cannot beat the price, usually bundled on Expedia with your flight they are almost free.


    My other place I love is the El Cortez Cabana Suites. Love the secure location, the parking next door, and the price is exceptional. The beds are awesome.
     
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    The one that comes to mind in a very good way was a huge suite at LV Hilton back in about 2004 or so. It had double doors with a marble entry at one end and a regular door at the other. It was the size of 4 regular rooms and had 2 nice bathrooms...one with a deep soaker tub and the other with a walk in shower. It also had a small kitchen with a refrigerator stocked with water & soft drinks. Heck, the place was so big and we were so intent to get down to gamble....we didn't see the 2nd bathroom until later that nite. It was great....and all I did was ask if there were any comp upgrades....she went to talk to someone and came back to give us this room....Gave her $20 for her effort but we had no idea that we would be so pleasantly surprised. She also told us "our offer" included 2 tickets to the Smothers Brothers....which - being children of the 60's, we really enjoyed. Our offer was 2 nites for $49.....definitely a great experience!
     
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    After David Paymer's dismal stay at The Bank, I was hesitant. But in the end, the rooms were really nice and no bugs.
     
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    I stayed at the Plaza recently for the first time and was very happy with the room and facilities. I was expecting much less because of reviews.
     
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    Imperial Palace

    A couple years ago, for some unknown reason, we were comped 5 nights at Imperial Palace. Just too good to pass up but had some real worries about it. Then our plane that was to land at 9 PM was a couple hours late and by the time we picked up our car, etc, it was well after midnight. The desk clerk looked up our reservation and said "oh, sorry, those rooms are all gone" - OMG what now! She continued "so I guess we'll have to put you up in a Pent House Suite" (for all 5 nights). It was wonderful, 3 rooms, beautiful bathroom with jacuzzi tub, private elevator, etc.
     
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    A few years back I had a 2-night weeknight comp at the Hard Rock. Lady Friend & I stayed in a pool view room. The bed was super comfortable, the TV was huge, and we really enjoyed our stay. I think I would have to say I preferred it to the room we had on a later trip at Encore. The only downside was the location, but we had a rental car that trip so it wasn't an issue.

    Another pleasant surprise was staying once at the Plaza pre-renovations. We had a North tower room, it came with a refrigerator & a Fremont Street view.

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    I know this is old, and the place is gone now, but on one trip (the second to this property) the old Westward Ho was much nicer and more comfortable than I expected. The room was quite nice for the price. Spartan but very comfortable. It was a pleasant surprise.

    Although I didn't actually stay there, a while ago I borrowed some friends' room at Sams Town for a power nap one afternoon and I was really impressed how nice it was! It was right up there in the Bally's North Tower class! I would stay there if it were not so far out in the toolies!
     
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