MathExtremist
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March 10th, 2014 at 5:03:52 PM permalink
I couldn't make this up if I wanted to:

I checked into the LVH earlier today. I'm in Vegas on business and decided to stay here for old times' sake -- I used to stay at the LV Hilton all the time for trade shows at the LVCC, including WGCE back in the day. Anyway, the first room they put me in is one door down from the main elevator bank, and every 90 seconds or so there's a tremendous whooshing sound. I thought it was the monorail at first but then realized that's on the other side of the hotel so it must be the elevators. Thinking there's no chance I sleep through that all night long, I call down and ask for a room change.

I hear the fellow at the front desk typing for a moment and then he says "okay, I'll give you a complimentary upgrade. You'll be on the same floor. Would you like to come down and get your new keys or should I send them up? It'll be about 15 minutes if I send them up." I tell him no, I'll be right down.

After I get my keys, I head up to my old room and pack up. I leave, turn past the noisy elevators, and head down the hallway. I'm looking at the numbers on the rooms as I roll my suitcase past, slowing as I get to my new room, which is ...

... right across from another bank of elevators.
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March 10th, 2014 at 5:16:59 PM permalink
No $20 sandwich for that guy.
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FleaStiff
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March 10th, 2014 at 6:36:28 PM permalink
I suppose the alcove used by hotel maids to store those little soap packets is all the way down the corridor far from the elevators.

Some hotels are designed with noise in mind. The housekeeping, vending area is near the noisy elevator lobby area. Rooms start a good bit away from noise generating areas. Ice and soda machines get foot traffic at unusual times, so many hotels put them behind a door marked Vending as this keeps the noise down a bit. In other hotels, you seem to have dullards who just deal with the complaints over and over again and keep putting guests into noisy rooms.
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March 10th, 2014 at 6:51:55 PM permalink
aww I was expecting a good story. I have some stories that would blow that away.
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MathExtremist
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March 10th, 2014 at 7:20:34 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

aww I was expecting a good story. I have some stories that would blow that away.


Sorry, this is just a boring business trip. No chicks and guns and fire trucks and hookers and drugs and booze. Okay, maybe a little booze.

But a "hotel room stories" thread could be a good idea if you want to start it.
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March 10th, 2014 at 7:24:20 PM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

Sorry, this is just a boring business trip. No chicks and guns and fire trucks and hookers and drugs and booze. Okay, maybe a little booze.

But a "hotel room stories" thread could be a good idea if you want to start it.



I wasn't referring to any crazy party nights. My life is way to boring for that. I have had some bad experiences with hotels and service.
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March 10th, 2014 at 7:31:02 PM permalink
Years ago, I met my younger brother in Vegas and we got a good deal at the Lady Luck so we stayed there. (We were definitely on the frugal side of the spectrum back then, but wanted to experience the Old Vegas). Then we twisted our other brother's arm to come out from California and meet us, and he booked a room at the Lady Luck as well.

Except his room was in this super-dumpy 2 story motel that was apparently part of the Lady Luck, AND also right on one of the bus routes to the Downtown Transportation Center at the time. So every 15 minutes or so a bus would rumble right by his room at all hours of the night. Unfortunately, it probably wasn't any worse than my younger brother's snoring.
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March 11th, 2014 at 7:54:22 AM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

... right across from another bank of elevators.



Ok. But was the new room as noisy or was it perhaps tolerable? In any case, what happened next?
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April 11th, 2014 at 4:19:45 PM permalink
There better be something about a hooker and a Rolex going missing or I'll lose interest in this thread pretty soon...
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April 11th, 2014 at 4:35:01 PM permalink
Quote: SGIT

There better be something about a hooker and a Rolex going missing or I'll lose interest in this thread pretty soon...

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