My boyfriend and I got a great deal on a "Rise and Shine" package at The Chelsea for a Friday night. We have been wanting to try it out since the price to stay over at a Casino is sometimes absurd. Well we got there and it looks super cute from the inside where the check-in is. Everything looks clean and updated.
We were given a room in the annex part of the hotel. I have traveled a lot, and been to a lot of hotels and motels, and I have to say, the room we were given in the annex was in the top 5 of most disguisting hotel rooms ever. There were construction materials in the hallway of the hotel. It was dimly lit (most likely to hide how much it needed to be cleaned), everything was rundown looking. And that was just the hallway. Our actual room had a semi-broken door. It did lock, but you could push it very far forward and it made a noise that sounded as if someone was breaking in. And the room smelled terrible. It looked like it was made in the 70s and hadn't been updated. I know it is owned by the Tropicana - and honestly, they should be embarassed to be associated with the Annex - it was that gross. We went to dinner promptly after and decided that we couldn't stay there. We paid $30 to upgrade to the main part of the hotel which was a great decision.
I know the hotel is supposed to have an "old school" feel, but there is a way to make something seem old school without seeming run-down. The main part was definitely better. The hallways still needed a serious cleaning and the rooms could have been touched up. Our AC/heat also didn't work. It wouldn't turn off and it was unbelievably hot all night.
The Chelsea definitely has promise. The idea is cute. And if you are the type of person who would rather save some money and stay in a mediocre hotel instead of pay a lot for a casino, then this is a fine place. Just don't stay in the annex.
It's located right next to the Tropicana so if you are planning on going there for the night it's convinient. They also do have a dinner/restaurant that serves breakfast (I think lunch and dinner too). They had amazing breakfast I must say - not cheap - but delicious!
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