Nice trip overall. Posted Nov 5, 2013
Pleasant place to stay. Nice room, comfy bed. Surprised no coffee pot in room, but I guess they want you to use room service. Breakfast food at Garden Buffet and adjacent Cafe was great. Food good at Carlos' n Charlies' Restaurant and at Johnny Rockets (for those of us who are not big spenders on $$$ food). Sin City Brewery was a good place to hang out for a couple of drinks. Only two downsides: One: the amount of hotel people trying to get you to get a free breakfast and show tickets by spending 2 hours to hear their spiel about the hotel. Two: Our (not hotel) shuttle bus from the airport dropped us off in a parking lot about a block and a half from the hotel and we had to walk with our luggage to one of the entrances....This is highly unusual way to be taken to a hotel. When asking the desk person where we entered the hotel about the drop off not being at the entrance, he said a lot of people complained..that it was due to construction. In my opinion, there was no immediate construction in the area ....the shuttle bus could have taken us to the entrance where we entered...the bus could have turned around to go back down the same road thereby avoiding any construction. Looked like this entrance we used was used only for valet parking...most taxis used another entrance that seemed to be closer to the construction. Upon leaving the hotel by taxi to go home, I noted that the parking lot where we were dropped off at the beginning of the trip....it had a covered area with seating and someone waiting for a shuttle. Did not see this in the dark when we arrived. Upon looking at the hotel's own tiny brochure about the amenities of the hotel, there is a map that shows that that parking lot is used for shuttle buses and other buses. Having this area identified on their own map for shuttle buses and other buses, indicates to me that it could possibly be a routine thing, not just blaming it on construction. But maybe not. Anyway, it was a sore point on the whole trip. BTW, the writing on the brochure map of the layout of the hotel--the words cannot be read by the "naked" eye...Even later with a magnifying glass I had at home, I could not decipher most of the words on the map.