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March 5th, 2012 at 3:39:59 PM permalink
As I mentioned in my radio show, I went to a casino security conference last week. The conference was at the M, which was sold out. So I stayed down the I-15 about 20 miles at the Gold Strike. It also gave me a new place to review.

I'm always nagging teddys and my other reviewers to make their reviews more amusing and funny. If they should read this one, don't use it as an example. I pretty much just slept there and had one buffet. No amusing interactions. I was dressed up nicely for the show and wouldn't have blended well among all the truck drivers at the two blackjack tables that were open.

Wizard's Gold Strike review.
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March 5th, 2012 at 3:47:18 PM permalink
You absolutely need to expand on the "no safe or shower" part.
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March 5th, 2012 at 3:54:55 PM permalink
How do you wash your hair with no shower?
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March 5th, 2012 at 3:59:02 PM permalink
The place I board my dog when I go on trips is nicer than this place...
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March 5th, 2012 at 4:18:37 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

You absolutely need to expand on the "no safe or shower" part.



Oops, I did it again. I meant no bath tub.
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March 5th, 2012 at 4:24:52 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Oops, I did it again. I meant no bath tub.



Who takes baths in casinos anyway. My wife takes one
every morning at home, I've never ever seen her take
one in a hotel room.
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March 5th, 2012 at 4:31:47 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Oops, I did it again. I meant no bath tub.



Oh, well. That's very different...

Once upon a time I stayed at a hotel in Cuernavaca which had a shower head but no stall. You just flooded the whole bathroom if you wanted to shower. Other than that it was a very nice hotel. It was nicer than a cut-rate hotel in London which had the showers, and toilets, at the end of the hallway.
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March 5th, 2012 at 5:39:09 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Once upon a time I stayed at a hotel in Cuernavaca which had a shower head but no stall. You just flooded the whole bathroom if you wanted to shower. Other than that it was a very nice hotel. It was nicer than a cut-rate hotel in London which had the showers, and toilets, at the end of the hallway.



The hotels in Bogota Columbia also had no stall. Funny story, one guy was in the middle of a shower and they cut off the water mid-shower to save water. He dried off and went out for the evening. Next morning he is sitting on the toilet, and management turned the water on again, flooding the entire bathroom.

In Europe it is much more acceptable to have shared showers and toilets in budget hotels.

My aunt tells a story about a small hotel in rural Mexico where iguanas kept coming into the room. At night one crawled across the ceiling and fell into the bed scaring her to death.

It's funny what constitutes a bad hotel room in America.
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March 5th, 2012 at 5:58:36 PM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

In Europe it is much more acceptable to have shared showers and toilets in budget hotels.



London's in England, not Europe, as countless Londoners told me way back then ;)

Seriously, Europeans have very peculiar ideas when it comes to human habitation.

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It's funny what constitutes a bad hotel room in America.



Years ago a friend and I stayed at a roadside motel near Cape Cannaveral in florida. The room was ok, but the water from the shower was kinf od yellow-orange in color and smelled funny; not bad but funny. We didn't shower, and I brushed my teeth with bottled water. On the way to Miami the next day, my friend sat on a lengthy lecture about why we should have returned to Orlando in the first place the previous day.

IMO that qualifies as a bad hotel room.
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March 5th, 2012 at 6:05:34 PM permalink
Gordon Ramsey has a new show on Fox in April " Hotel Hell"

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