Lovecomps
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September 19th, 2019 at 6:41:53 AM permalink
I'm going back to sin city next week (yeah), to the Park MGM. I have no opinion on it but I thought I'd just see where/what everyone else thought the worst one in their past was. You have to have actually been/stayed there and results don't matter. You can have a streak anywhere. Limit yourself to Vegas please since every AC casino is equally horrible.

My vote would go the first place I ever stayed at; The Aladin. It was my first time and I wanted someplace cheap. I was exactly 21 years old and in retrospect I I got exactly what I paid for. The walls were thin, the carpet old and dirty, and not a decent resteraunt in the whole place. At least it was far enough in the past so that they hadn't begun to mess with 6/5 BJ.
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September 19th, 2019 at 6:46:04 AM permalink
Your spelling is atrocious.
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September 19th, 2019 at 7:04:34 AM permalink
Honestly, I haven't had a truly horrible Vegas hotel experience. *knock on wood*

I think the worst room I've had was at the Luxor in one of the old Pyramid rooms. Just old and dated and depressing. But I've stayed there several times in the Tower rooms and those are perfectly fine.

Oooh now that I'm thinking about it, once I was staying at the MGM Grand and as I was exiting my room one day there was a bucket full of sh*t right in front of my door. In the room next to mine, apparently sewage had come up through the drains in the sink and bathtub and through the toilet and flooded the room! I dodged a bullet on that one as my room had no issue. But the people in the room next to me had a lot of their stuff ruined by sewage.

They moved me to a new room to get me away from the noisy cleanup crew (and buckets of sh*t in the hallway) and waived the resort fees. I still wonder what the MGM did to make it up to the people in the sewage room...
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September 19th, 2019 at 7:18:23 AM permalink
My worst was probably the Hacienda. I was young so it didn't phase me as much as it might today. That was truly a depressing casino on the strip. The El Rancho might be in second place.

Outside of Las Vegas at Stateline would be the worst overall that I have stayed at. Whiskey Pete's.
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SiegfriedRoy
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September 19th, 2019 at 7:52:51 AM permalink
Park MGM is average at best even with the remodeling and the location. You may have to overcome some learning issue when checking in because they have 100% electronic kiosk check-ins. I always find the casino layout of Park MGM odd...maybe they're not done remodeling. Their steakhouse Bavette is fantastic by the way.

The worst hotel would have to be a tie between hooters hotel in 2007 and Binions in 2007 before they closed down the hotel. I would have rather slept on the floor of a motel 6 considering how badly in shape those two rooms were.

Lovecomp - are you staying with a comp offer?
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September 19th, 2019 at 8:45:54 AM permalink
The old Quad after IP but before the renovation was a dump. I stayed there for the WSOP in 2013. We paid $17 Canadian per night with no resort fee because they didnít have working wifi anyways. I have stayed there many times since the renovation and rebranding to The Linq.
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September 19th, 2019 at 9:30:40 AM permalink
These events are way too old to be of any use in today's Vegas.:

Rancherito or whatever its name was; first craps game ever. Crew no help whatsoever. Crew complained when I didn't tip them. Base dealer said as I left: he could really have hurt us if he knew what he was doing.

Casino that had security frisk me. The old Fitzgerald's I think.

The place that asked me if I wanted a security escort to my car when I cashed my last white chip there.
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September 19th, 2019 at 2:26:30 PM permalink
Quote: Lovecomps

I'm going back to sin city next week (yeah), to the Park MGM. I have no opinion on it but I thought I'd just see where/what everyone else thought the worst one in their past was.. You have to have actually been/stayed there and results don't matter. You can have a streak anywhere. Limit yourself to Vegas please since every AC casino is equally horrible.

My vote would go the first place I ever stayed at; The Allidin. It was my first time and cheap. I was exactly 21 years old and in retrospect I I got exactly what I paid for. The walls were thin, the carpet old and dirty, and not a decent resteraunts in the whole place. At least it was far enough in the past so that they hadn't begun to mess with 6/5 BJ.



Remember the Westward Ho in its heyday?

I don't either.

When I stayed there in the 80's it was a dump with missing rails on the second story walkways, and dirt filled swimming pools.

Here's a video from 1988 that looks like it was shot from the POV of a guy who took advantage of too many .99 cent beers

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DRich
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September 19th, 2019 at 3:59:54 PM permalink
The Westward Ho hotel (or Motel) was disgusting but I liked the casino. I ate a few of those 99cent Jumbo dogs with a beer in my days.
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Lovecomps
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September 19th, 2019 at 4:08:28 PM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

Park MGM is average at best even with the remodeling and the location. You may have to overcome some learning issue when checking in because they have 100% electronic kiosk check-ins. I always find the casino layout of Park MGM odd...maybe they're not done remodeling. Their steakhouse Bavette is fantastic by the way.

The worst hotel would have to be a tie between hooters hotel in 2007 and Binions in 2007 before they closed down the hotel. I would have rather slept on the floor of a motel 6 considering how badly in shape those two rooms were.

Lovecomp - are you staying with a comp offer?



Yes, I am. They comped me a limo and a suite. From the reviews that I've read the Park MGM has no real middle ground. The reviewers either love it or hate it. The complaints are almost in one of two categories; housekeeping and the whole automated check-in process. I'll bypass the latter with the VIP check-in and judge the housekeeping myself.

Years ago I stayed there once when it was the Monte Carlo. I thought it was ok but nothing more.
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