August 31, 2005
My favorite experience at this hotel was eating at the 24-hour Sourdough Cafe. It features down-home American cookin'. The prices are great, too. For breakfast, I had two eggs, hash browns, and toast for only $3, PLUS, somehow, they made this very standard, routine dish taste so flavorful! For dinner, the entrées range from $6 to $14, with plenty of choices at the lower end. However, each night there's a different daily special for only $6, also. The special that night was roast turkey with dressing served with mashed potatoes and veggies. The mashed potatoes were made from fresh potatoes, too—all for $6! For a late-night dessert, I returned for the homemade bread pudding, which was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. It was served with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream, and was really a meal-sized snack ($4.) The food was so good in the café, I didn't even try out the Frisco Market Buffet. The buffet prices are good, too, ranging from $5 for breakfast up to $8 for dinner.
There's also the Yukon Grille, a fancier restaurant with beef, chicken, seafood, and Mexican entrées ranging from $12 to $25.
But, aside from one fancy restaurant, Arizona Charlie's is a cute, but UNpretentious hotel. It won't give you a luxurious, pampered feeling. All the room views are dull, with Decatur Street, a shopping strip, or the hotel roof. None of the parking is shaded, which means that your car will be roasting-hot during the summertime. In summary, it was conveniently located for me, I enjoyed the food, and I'd stay there again, but ONLY when the budget rates are in place. It's definitely not a $150/night-type experience here.
From journal Budget Accommodations in Las Vegas