mkl654321
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November 2nd, 2010 at 12:11:29 PM permalink
Quote: ten2win

I'm going to have to agree with JL(!) on a couple of the above points.



You DO realize that the only reason that Jerry is being so vehemently critical about the EC is that I said it was a nice place to stay, don't you?

He's actually never been there in his life--they don't have $5 video poker with bad paytables, so he wouldn't be interested.

In any case, opinions are, by definition, subjective. I would rather breathe the El Cortez's air and play $5 blackjack than breathe Steve Wynn's perfumed air and play $50 minimum blackjack--but that's just me. Value matters more to me than to some people.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw
EvenBob
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November 2nd, 2010 at 2:17:30 PM permalink
Quote: ten2win

I'm going to have to agree with JL(!)

Once inside, the first thing that struck me was the ODOR. Garbage, years of old nicotine....I'm not sure how you'd describe it but it's pervasive and VERY uninviting. It's very similar to the stench at the Golden Gate but turned down just a notch. .



Like I said, if you got free rooms, stay there and hang out somewhere else. The casino is a dump, and the street people outside are omnipresent.
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DorothyGale
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November 2nd, 2010 at 2:43:04 PM permalink
I remember staying there a few years back when the locks on the doors were the type you see on interior bathrooms -- a little push button in the middle of the handle. There was also a little chain latch as a second defense, and a flimsy smallish dead bolt. You could spot the damage on the door from all the times it had been forced. I moved a chair in front and wedged it.

Here in Kansas we're looking for the first democrat to be elected senator since 1932 ... that, and the monkeys who dress like little bellhops and beg for quarters.

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mkl654321
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November 2nd, 2010 at 4:08:46 PM permalink
Quote: DorothyGale

I remember staying there a few years back when the locks on the doors were the type you see on interior bathrooms -- a little push button in the middle of the handle. There was also a little chain latch as a second defense, and a flimsy smallish dead bolt. You could spot the damage on the door from all the times it had been forced. I moved a chair in front and wedged it.

Here in Kansas we're looking for the first democrat to be elected senator since 1932 ... that, and the monkeys who dress like little bellhops and beg for quarters.

--Ms. D.



Either you stayed there quite a few years back, or you stayed in one of the "old section" rooms before they were renovated. A lot of people's perceptions of the place date from before the two recent remodels. They have standard keycard locking systems on the doors now. A further enhancement of security--which I think every hotel should do--is that the elevator won't go anywhere unless you insert a valid room keycard.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.---George Bernard Shaw

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