We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aruba Hotel

1215 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89104 (Formerly Thunderbird Hotel)
Hotel amenities
Aruba Hotel
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Ranked #230 of 271 Hotels in Las Vegas
Add Your Review

51 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    2
    9
    4
    5
    31
See reviews for
10
7
1
10
Rating summary
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (51)
  • Mar-May only
    (14)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (12)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (14)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (11)
All months
Montclair, CA
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

There is NO redeemable value for this dump. Staying at a homeless shelter has to be a more accommodating & a healthier experience. It's dark, dank and nasty, loaded with deferred maintenance. The tub, the sink, the furniture, the beds, the mattress, the linens, the towels ALL were below any standards known to mankind. If fact, there are no standards... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 13
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I stayed there for New Years, by far it was the worst experience. First when we arrived they didn't had any record of my reservation, then the guy in the front desk didn't know what to do or how to check it (even though I had my reservation printed and a confirmation of the payment). He kept calling somebody to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
1 review
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

Im so mad about everything first of all the pictures in there website are a scam, this place is terrible. The walls need work. Omg the was so discusting it looked like it was dirty but it was stained with who knows what? and had pieces of hair. The beds where not comfortable at all and I could feel the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 18
sac,ca
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

I don't know how this place got a poor rating. IT WAS SOO MUCH WORSE THAN TERRIBLE!!!! I saw one positive rating. Unfortunately, I only read the reviews AFTER my nightmare adventure to the Aruba. It my have once been the site of a Las Vegas landmark but is now an absolute dump. And I was in a recently remodeled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

hello were the police and health deparment are ??/? because this hotel are totally a hot spot hookers and drugs dealers all over the hotel, rooms completely filthy I was for one nite and had to stay with cloth,boot and jacket on I was so scared that I was ready to ran away....

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
NYC
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

A total disgrace they should shut down the hotel broken and dirty bath tub no curtains or shades. The closets has no backing. Elevator does not work. I had two different rooms no heat or AC smoke was coming out of units. One of the rooms TV did not work the other only had 1 channel. Desirables walking all around... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Twentynine Palms, California
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

First of all, the hooker by the front door kinda gave it away that this was not a 4 star hotel. Then, the drug dealers at the top of the third floor clinched it. If you came to vegas to get a hooker and drugs, then this is the place for you. We were so scared we ran away as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 14
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

The pictures I saw online were very misleading...this place is a total dump! I checked in, stopped at the bar to get a drink, and was served by the most unbearable, stuck up bartender who didn't even get my drink right. After seeing how completely FILTHY my room was, I couldn't even stay there. I should have checked the reviews... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
whittier,ca
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

this hotel was the worst hotel i ever stood in first of all we booked the room in advance to make reservations then we got there at 1am on a friday and they told us they already rented our room out so we had to pay an additional for another room then we got the room and the door didn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Tustin, California
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

We were dropping off relatives, who were vacationing from overseas, to this so-called hotel. But I realized that they weren't going to be safe here after looking at their room. First of all, the elevator at this place was a metallic death trap, that had a broken air conditioning unit and was 10 degrees hotter than the outside temperature. When... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 12
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

9 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question