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redietz
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July 8th, 2021 at 7:49:52 PM permalink
Quote: whatme

WHAT?

Please elaborate.

Thanks for the info




Evidently rotary dial phones were either a fave thing for Spike clientele to purloin, or the check-in desk felt it their sacred duty to match guests with just the proper rotary phone. LOL.

Yes, the rooms didn't have phones until you checked in, in which case you were provided with one. This was in the mid 80's. You checked in and toted your phone to your room.

The Spike almost always gave me a "single male" room, which was a corner room with a bamboo type canopied bed. The room and the bed were actually fine. The room was pie slice shaped. My first or second time in this particular room, I got the bright idea to put the back of my bamboo chair propped against the door knob so nobody could roust me in the middle of the night. Well, imagine my surprise when I saw the back of the chair rubbed down and worn exactly where you'd prop it under the door knob. In other words, yeah, I was not the first person to come up with that. More than once, I got an unsolicited knock at 2 AM offering services. I guess it was a perk of the "single male" rooms.

The reason I stayed in the Spike was, back in the 80's, the Gold Spike did not raise their prices on weekends. So I could stay at the Cal or Fitzgerald's during the week cheaply, then move on over to the Spike and get a room for $25 or whatever on Friday and Saturday.
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whatme
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July 8th, 2021 at 9:25:30 PM permalink
redietz thanks for the laugh 😂
Vegasrider
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July 8th, 2021 at 9:44:45 PM permalink
Wish we had hookers in Reno
redietz
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July 8th, 2021 at 10:18:21 PM permalink
For the record, I never did take the Spike girls up on their kind offers, but they kept showing up. And I always returned the phone.
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Mission146
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July 9th, 2021 at 3:47:46 AM permalink
Quote: MDawg

Holiday Inn is by and large clean and safe. Judging from the undesirables I've seen in their casinos whenever I've wandered in there, places like El Cortez and Four Queens are not. The murders that happened at Circus Circus I don't think would have happened at Wynn.

Right now (or maybe a bit ago, I don't like to pin our location down) the VIP floor I am/was staying at has/had two guards on it 7/24 - not because of me, but because of another guest.

You stay at an unsafe dump at your own risk. It's not just about luxury.



Where was that mass shooting? Was that at Four Queens?
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MDawg
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July 9th, 2021 at 6:33:23 AM permalink
Rather in poor taste to bring that tragedy up here by way of implying that it means that one should stay away from such and such hotel, which let's face it that tragedy could have happened anywhere. All Vegas hotels have taken measures to prevent something like that from happening again AND as it turns out, Wynn had already implemented explosive sniffing dogs to sniff out the Wynn grounds BEFORE that even happened, which is part of why maybe that guy did not do it at Wynn, even though he was in fact a known player at Wynn.

As well, the original target may have been the downtown Life is Beautiful festival.
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Mission146
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July 9th, 2021 at 2:18:44 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

Rather in poor taste to bring that tragedy up here by way of implying that it means that one should stay away from such and such hotel, which let's face it that tragedy could have happened anywhere. All Vegas hotels have taken measures to prevent something like that from happening again AND as it turns out, Wynn had already implemented explosive sniffing dogs to sniff out the Wynn grounds BEFORE that even happened, which is part of why maybe that guy did not do it at Wynn, even though he was in fact a known player at Wynn.

As well, the original target may have been the downtown Life is Beautiful festival.



That's my point; it could have happened anywhere. Even in general, I'd consider Downtown no less safe than The Strip---especially if one stays under the FSE.
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Mission146
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July 9th, 2021 at 2:35:50 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

$500. is plenty to gamble at some places. I think anyway.

But I'd just hate to see anyone get robbed or hurt staying in some unsafe dump.



Just think about this statement for a second.

How many millions of people stay at a Downtown LV casino hotel every single year (in total, obviously) and nothing happens to them?

You've probably never even stayed anywhere under FSE, except maybe Golden Nugget and Circa. There's not a single casino-hotel anywhere Downtown that has me peeing my pants at the mere thought of spending a night there. The D is actually quite nice. And, while Four Queens is certainly a dump (but fun), I don't think it's at all unsafe.
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Keeneone
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July 9th, 2021 at 2:40:23 PM permalink
Nothing bad ever happens at the non-dumpy Wynn resort. <sarcasm>
https://news3lv.com/news/local/las-vegas-police-investigate-deadly-shooting-at-wynn-parking-garage
billryan
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July 9th, 2021 at 3:06:37 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

Nothing bad ever happens at the non-dumpy Wynn resort. <sarcasm>
https://news3lv.com/news/local/las-vegas-police-investigate-deadly-shooting-at-wynn-parking-garage



Didn't Steve Wynn get attacked by a tranny hooker in one of the bars there?
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