a traveler from Travelocity.com
on February 4, 2011
I've stayed in many of the budget hotels in and around Las Vegas, and this was the best yet. Somewhere between travel agency and the Gold Spike, my reservation had been lost, but the lady at the desk assured me that she would sort it out, and immediately set me up with a room. The room appeared to have been recently renovated. It was not fancy, but it was very clean, comfy and quiet, with a big screen TV. Sheets, mattress and pillows were all above par for a budget hotel. The staff of the hotel and casino were all very friendly, and recognized me after I'd been there a couple of days. The location is great: One block off of Downtown's Fremont Street, two or three blocks from public buses that take you up to the South end of the Strip, and to the Airport. I questioned the daily "resort fee" which seems to apply to phone, internet and the pool, even if you don't need the phone or the internet and the pool is closed (it was.) But when I got to check-out, they had waived my resort fee, because I had had issues with my room. I wasn't sure if that was because of the lost reservation, or because I had questioned the fee, but in any case, I felt that that was very gracious of them. The only other thing I didn't like about the casino was that all the machines are all hand-pay, so you have to wait for an attendant (a very friendly one) to come and pay you. Ice is available only at the bar in the casino, but the bartender (also very friendly) is happy to get it for you. Thank you Gold Spike for a great stay!
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