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Advice on Pavillion room at El Cortez

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by GOLFCADDY1, Dec 21, 2019.

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  1. GOLFCADDY1

    GOLFCADDY1 Tourist

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    Hello, this mature american is staying in a pavillion room in Feb 2020. I know they are like a motel room but what room or floor would you advise. Thank you. GOLFCADDY1
     
  2. mescalita

    mescalita old and in the way...

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    I would not stay in a Pavilion room at all. Lots of noise from Fremont street and folks on the walkway outside your door. It’s definitely worth it to spring for at least a Vintage room....
     
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  3. makikiboy

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    I agree. The Pavilion rooms are on the parking structure so you get a lot of noise from the area.

    I stayed in the Vintage rooms and I rather stay there if possible.

    But if you gotta stay at the Pavilion rooms, probably best to get a room away from Fremont street (too much noise from the clubs in the area).
     
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  4. jack v

    jack v Low-Roller

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    The pavilion rooms are the worst ones IMO, they're motel style on top of the parking garage, the downside is if the curtains are open anyone walking by can look in, and they are very noisy if people are outside or if the cleaners are rumbling around. I prefer the tower rooms, the vintage are 2nd, pavilion pulling up the rear, but they are cheap.
     
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  5. Foos

    Foos High-Roller

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    Avoid the Pavilion rooms if at all possible, Vintage for 1 person or tower or cabana jr suite for 2 people.
    I am very thrifty and I will never spend another night in a Pavilion room.
     
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    As others have said, avoid the pavilion rooms unless you truly only care about having a place to lay your head. They're literally stick built rooms on excess floors of the parking garage. Ever walked in a parking garage? You get to experience the same sounds and bouncing in your room. We had a couple guys who came on our guys trip once and insisted on staying at the cheapest room possible. Said they only wanted a place to sleep. They chose the pavilion rooms at $8/nt. They were pissed with what they got and opted to pay more for another room.
     
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  7. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Last time my brother tried one he said that the cleaning people had a ‘staff meeting’ outside his window at 5AM. Maybe you could try another site, but I doubt you’ll find any advice here other than don’t.
     
  8. mhetrick

    mhetrick Low-Roller

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    I would highly suggest moving to a Tower room or the Cabana Suites (behind the El Co) instead of the pavilion rooms. The cost will be worth it in the long run.
     
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    Nothing stated here is incorrect. We did them once and never again. Noise, people walking by, all of it. Like the suggestion is, spring a few extra bucks for a vintage or tower room.
     
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    I am afraid they are all correct. How many are you? I would not stay in Vintage either as they have no elevator and are about the casino
     
  11. makikiboy

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    The vintage rooms have a hallway walkway to get to the parking structure. Small row of steps to get up to the parking structure level, about 10 steps I think. Then around the corner of the exit door you can find the elevators that will take you down to casino level.

    And if you're really in shape you can take the other (steep) stairs up to the vintage level. Those stairs are near the crap tables. I saw a lady try to drag her suitcase up that stairs but it was so steep that she came back down. We told her about the parking level entrance and off she went.
     
  12. nfajgmbr03

    nfajgmbr03 High-Roller

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    I agree with the recommendation for the Cabana suites. They're right outside the casino and they always have security outside the door. I've never felt unsafe at all. Nice rooms and I really like the bathrooms.
     
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    I would say get the top floor. Yes they are motel style and loud and blah blah blah, but they are am experience of their own. The elevator exits to the exterior and at night it provides a vantage point of its own. The Cortez is unique, and the pavilion rooms are unique too. If you can appreciate the Cortez you might "get" these rooms too.
     
  14. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    I consider myself a rather "adventurous" traveller who will do seemingly crazy things either for the experience or just to save a few bucks (check out my Buffalo day trip story in my last trip report for an idea of what I'm talking about). I've even stayed at the Longhorn in Vegas.

    With that being said, even I would not stay in a Pavilion room at El Cortez, no matter how cheap it is. I've seen the pictures and the videos and it's a hard "no thanks" for me.
     
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    I have stayed in the Vintage rooms two times in 2019 and would do it again, I enjoy the restaurant and the free prime rib dinner when you book directly with them. The parking is good with someone always watching the entrance. I like being able to walk down the short stair case into the Casino. You should try it at least one time for the experience. The highway on ramp is just two blocks over to zip over to China Town or down to the lower strip, Palms, Gold Coast, over to Henderson, or the airport. Have stayed at the MGM and Fremont and would prefer the old small joints over the mega resorts that make you feel like your in an airport terminal.
     
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    In all my trips to El Co i've never stayed in the Pavilion or Vintage rooms. Definitely heard the Pavilion is the bottom of the barrel. Unless you're saving a ton of $$ pick tower or cabana IMO.
     
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    I've stayed at Ambassador East Motel and Western to scratch them off the list. Longhorn would be considered a luxury resort compared to those two places.
     
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  18. Burnsie

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    You take the parking garage elevator to get to your room. Any more questions?

    It's definitely a weird vibe up there with the "open-air motel courtyard" kind of layout sitting on top of a parking garage. The room itself is small and functional. Think roadside motels of the 50s-60s, not the Comfort Inns of today.

    I remember it being clean but overall not that appealing. You're not going to feel pampered, I'll tell you that much.
     
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    Tried a Vintage room at El Co just to scratch it off the list. I lived.
    At check in they tried to “upgrade” me to a Pavillion room and would not accept my refusal unless I looked at it and then refused it! Pissed me off. Unacceptable accommodations IMO.
    If I was staying by myself I might consider a Vintage room again IF IT WAS FREE and there were no other options.
     
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    Well I LOL’ed
     
    Entire trip at my favorite hotel!
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