by wanderer 2005
January 2, 2006
We stayed at Residence Inn for a couple nights because it was close to a friend's house. It's only a 10-minute drive to the Strip and the airport.
This particular hotel is great for families because every room is a suite with a full kitchen and sitting area. You can choose from a studio or one- or two-bedroom units. The rooms come with breakfast every morning 7 days a week, complete with scrambled eggs, breakfast meats, make-it-yourself waffles, oatmeal, fruits, juice, breads to toast, and cereals. There is a small "market" by the front desk to pick up essentials and snacks, BUT there is an Albertsons across the street to get stuff to stock your full-size fridge for less money.
We had a one-bedroom suite and the room was just okay, nothing fancy. The bed was comfortable enough, but the carpet was in need of a cleaning. There was a small living room with a couch that folded out into a single bed, a two-person dining table with chairs, a small work desk with a high-speed Internet connection, stove, sink, dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, fridge/freezer, dishes, and utensils. The room is stocked with coffee, tea, and sugar every day.
The hotel has a pool/hot tub and exercise room, and they also offer a social hour Monday through Friday from 5 to 7pm. There is no real restaurant on-site, except for the breakfast. But again, across the street are a couple options, like Dairy Queen, a breakfast place, and a sushi place. Also across the main street, Sunset Road, is a Trader Joe’s if you’re interested in that and a Walgreen's farther south, about 2 miles.
My main complaint was the thinness of the ceiling. At about 1am, I heard the people above us (we were on the ground floor) slam the door as they came in, and it must have been a family, because all I heard for the next 15 minutes was children screaming and them jumping on the bed above my head. The parents must have been in a room next door. It was miserable.
So anyway, it’s not a real fancy place, but it does the job for less money than you would pay ON the Strip. For families or those on a budget, it’s great and not a long drive in to Las Vegas. Henderson is a nice little place and a LOT quieter.
From journal Is it really 'Sin City'?