I received a comp offer to stay at either the Apache Hotel or a room at Four Queens. Since I was not with the wife, I decided last weekend to mix it up and see what it was like to stay at the Apache. There are only 81 rooms in the newly opened Apache and wanted to see what it would be like in the "boutique" hotel. The check in desk, for one, is never crowded. I only ever saw two or less guests waiting to be taken cared of. The check in is at what used to be the Vato Cigar kiosk area. Now Vato has been relocated farther from Fremont Street. When I checked in on a Friday night, workmen were still doing some finishing touches on the cans of recessed lighting over the check in desk. No rooms are smoking and there was a film crew with a lot of equipment near by filming some "Ghost" story. I was given a room on the second story. Talk about easy in and out, there are two small stairwells near and it took only 38 seconds to go from my room to the Binions Sports book (I used a watch and did not run). Here are some photos of the walk to room from the front desk. The hallway reminded me of a new freshman dorm. .