MrV
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September 29th, 2017 at 12:09:23 AM permalink
I found this video interesting, informative and mildly entertaining.

lousy strip hotels
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wernerw
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September 29th, 2017 at 1:01:17 AM permalink
What a terrible review. That guy has no idea.

#5: Excalibur:
All rooms renovated, always clean. Complaints about the ridiculous line?????? Did he ever put foot in another strip hotel and see the lines???

#4: Hooters:
Strip hotel??
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September 29th, 2017 at 8:09:46 PM permalink
Quote: wernerw

#4: Hooters:
Strip hotel??

If Rio and Palms are strip casinos (and they are according to Gaming) then Hooters certainly is. It's just across the street from MGM's lobby entrance.
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September 29th, 2017 at 9:45:26 PM permalink
After El Cortez bought that parking lot across the street, they advertised it as their new Las Vegas Blvd entrance.
Nugget calls itself a Strip Resort.
I'd say Hooters isn't much farther off the strip than Caesars or Mandalay.
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September 30th, 2017 at 6:00:40 AM permalink
If we define the Strip as facing Las Vegas Blvd and confining it to the Mandalay Bay to the SLS (one could argue it should include everything from the M to Jerry's Nugget), then my list would be:

1. Circus Circus
2. Casino Royale
3. Excalibur
4. Flamingo
5. Harrah's
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September 30th, 2017 at 7:14:24 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

If we define the Strip as facing Las Vegas Blvd and confining it to the Mandalay Bay to the SLS (one could argue it should include everything from the M to Jerry's Nugget), then my list would be:

1. Circus Circus
2. Casino Royale
3. Excalibur
4. Flamingo
5. Harrah's



Not defending them as being better than others, but Caesars is in the process of upgrading both Flamingo & Harrah's. Granted they are not on my list of places to stay but a tourist on a budget or a small slot player will find a clean room at a good price in these 2 casinos. Even with ripoff resort fees figured in, you can get a room mid strip for less than $60 on a weeknight, which is impossible in almost every city in America. And anyone with even a little slot play can get comped easily there.

From TA reviews, I also think Luxor needs to be in the running for 5 worst.
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September 30th, 2017 at 10:51:15 AM permalink
Worst is pretty relative. Flamingos and Harrahs may be the worst on the strip, but are a better value than anything in walking distance of Times Square or Fishermans Wharf.
I'd put Hooters, Trip and Casino Royale on the list, as well as Excaliber. I imagine Circus Circus would round out the top five.
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September 30th, 2017 at 11:02:52 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Worst is pretty relative. Flamingos and Harrahs may be the worst on the strip, but are a better value than anything in walking distance of Times Square or Fishermans Wharf.
I'd put Hooters, Trip and Casino Royale on the list, as well as Excaliber. I imagine Circus Circus would round out the top five.

does Trip = Trop? Guessing.

I have very few complaints about Harrah's. Surprised they made anybody's bottom 5.

My list would be CircusCircus, Excalibur, Luxor, Flamingo, and IP /Quad, the last 2 from years ago, so i might be wrong about current conditions on those.
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September 30th, 2017 at 11:50:49 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

... Caesars is in the process of upgrading both Flamingo & Harrah's ...

Let's not forget that Imperial Palace would have easily made that list, but Linq is a fairly nice place.
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September 30th, 2017 at 12:41:41 PM permalink
I'm definitely a hotel snob but harrahs has a new renovated tower that I was in the other night that was just renovated and completely on par with treasure island or the Cromwell,
Also the mirage changed the 12th floor to the stay well floor
If you have allergies or prefe clean air I was stay on that floor in a heartbeat. All new lighting and air purifiers everywhere with extra Sanatized rooms
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