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Choosing hotel room - Close to elevator or away?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by XKxRome0ox, Jul 14, 2017.

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Close to or far away from elevator?

  1. Closer the better

    47.6%
  2. Farther away the better

    29.3%
  3. Don't care

    23.2%
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  1. XKxRome0ox

    XKxRome0ox Low-Roller

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    When choosing a room, do you pick one that is closer to or farther away from the elevator?
    I know that some hotels have a layout where the bigger and nicer suites are at the end of the hallway ... so if you're getting such a room, then you have no choice

    Anyway
    Just wanted to make a poll for the heck of it.
     
  2. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    I am so done with rooms/suites at the very ends of long halls - best views in those corner rooms were great at the time but now get as close to the elevator as possible - since the elevators themselves are in separate lobbies at the places we stay, noise has never been an issue. This senior gambler chooses convenience over aesthetics nowadays. Although DH still prefers the 100 yard hike from the end of the hall at Mirage to the elevator - tough doodoo - he now gets his exercise hiking around the volcano or wherever, while I exercise my fingers on the slots..oops, that sounds so mean...:evillaugh:
     
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  3. eaglejohn

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    The older I get the closer I want. Rather have a regular room next to elevator than a suite at end of hall
     
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  4. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Close. I am a very sound sleeper. I once was given a room at the END of the hallway at Mirage. Anyone who's stayed there KNOWS how far that is. . . . .
     
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  5. bdautch

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    I ask for the highest floor I can get and the room furthest away from the elevator as possible. Minimizes street noise and hallway noise.
     
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  6. bshowell

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    Farther. I can't stand the elevator noise and the noise people make getting out of said elevator. That being said, stayed in a Pyramid room at Luxor and that was a surprisingly long walk since the elevator is on the corner.
     
  7. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    HaHa @DaiLun - I just posted that very thing - according to my DH it's 100 yards - @4-5 times a day, it's more than a hike.
     
  8. smartone

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    I used to do the exact same thing... for many years. However, over the last year or so, I switched it up, though I still prefer the highest floor available. As is well chronicled, I religiously stay at the Hard Rock's HRH Tower (16 floors) and the tower has like 6 rooms (3 on either side of the hall) to the right of the elevator-area and like 54 rooms (27 on either side of the hall) down to the left. I prefer the corner-rooms, of which there's 4 on each floor, because they're slightly larger and have 2 complete walls of windows.

    It's a long-ass walk to the left of the elevator-bank to get to the 2 corner-rooms, but quick to get to the corner rooms on the right side. The ice-machine is located right by the elevators too. So... I have a little space to minimize the noise from any late night revelers exiting the elevators and since by far, most of the rooms are going the other way, so do most of the people and their noise.

    Damn... I've REALLY given this way to much thought!!!
     
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  9. stiles525

    stiles525 Low-Roller

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    as close as possible to elevator too many cocktails and long hallways make me dizzy :)
     
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  10. Patman

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    I call your Mirage and raise you one MGM. I can't imagine anywhere being longer than that. It's a long way to get to the elevator from the casino, and then somehow it seems like it even farther to get to the room once you have gotten off the elevator. I don't mind a bit of a hike but some of those seem to go on forever.
     
  11. GrPa

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    The farther away the better. We like a room with fewer people walking by.
     
  12. JoJoR

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    Been in the same situation, just hope you don't forget anything in your room. Aria has some really long hallways as well.
     
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  13. Richard Alpert

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    Because of my celebrity status I prefer to stay out of the public eye and avoid elevators.
    But the higher the floor I stay on the more stairs I get. :cool:

    RICHARD
     
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    Away, far away. Less people-in-hallways noise and at least in my experience less noise in general.

    I have a pretty good sense of drunken geography so finding the room down a hallway is not a problem.
     
  15. Dean Martin

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    For me, the last room would be perfect. But, the hallway at Encore really isn't all that long and it puts you close to the "Ice Room" since we like to enjoy a cocktail in the room for pre-gaming. On a bit of a thread drift but along the same lines, I will say that we've always had a high room because of perceived club noise but our last trip they were pretty booked and we got in late so we accepted a room on the 7th floor. It looked right out over the Encore pool complex and I loved hopping on the elevator and making no stops on the way down and being back in the casino in seconds. I must sleep like a rock in Vegas because we had no issue with noise from XS and we were there at least 1 night (maybe 2, I don't pay that much attention to their schedule:poke:) that it was open.
     
  16. smerrian

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    Red Rock also has ridiculously long hallways...that are curved so you can never see how much farther you have to walk. Makes the view the same partial bend of the hallway for the full walk (which seems to never end). Horrible. I don't stay at MGM properties but evidently they had a similar architect that thought elevators should be at one end of the hallway instead of in the center of it.
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    I ask for an upgraded room without comment to location and if denied then I ask for a room close to the elevator. I sleep like the dead and when I'm tired, I could probably fall asleep sitting at the Carnival Bar or in a club. :snore:
     
  17. Big dan

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    You beat me to it on the red rock comment. I once had the very last room and it was a hike.
     
  18. DaiLun

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    Where are people seeing all this hallway traffic??? Every casino hotel I've stayed at there has been very little, or do I spend so little time in the room that I don't notice?

    I've recently stayed at:

    Aria
    Caesars Palace (Augustus Tower)
    Harrahs (Valley Tower)

    Also stayed at:

    the D
    Mirage
    Encore
    Palazzo
    Venetian


    I've never even seen more than one or two people in the hallways at any time.
     
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  19. martinr

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    The hallway, to me, is like one of those museum exhibits where the object is to display how sound carries. I've tried both experiments, end of hall and vice versa. I still hear those assholes who are just inconsiderate and rude with the loud talking, door slamming, hallway-next-day-planning disturbance of my peace and quiet. If not that, it's the housekeeping that seems to start at whichever position my room is located(or it seems). Then it just echoes through the "sound tunnel" until I can't stand it any more and jump on the elevator down to the.....hey, that's it! It's all an evil plot to make us want to spend less time in the room! What genius! Make the room nice, but design the hallways so.......! Give up people, we can't win this one (nor can we win downstairs)! It's like a Twilight Zone episode.
     
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  20. mdee

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    Close! When I've been walking all day long I don't want to have to walk a mile to get to my room.
     
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