When you enter the hotel, you enter a very grand and impressive lobby. Our first impression, however, was also of a rather cheapskate attitude from management. We arrived just before lunch, and asked if our room happened to be ready. (the room was fairly reasonable, $64 before taxes, including breakfast.) To my amazement, the registration clerk answered that it was indeed ready, but that if we moved in prior to 3 pm, we would have to pay a $30.00 "early check-in fee." I said "no thanks," and we went to our convention without checking in. Almost a 50 percent up-charge to check into a room a few hours early! Maybe they thought that we would provide extra wear and tear to the furniture during the few minutes we would have taken to move in our luggage and maybe wash our faces! Maybe the tiny slivers of soap they provided might have been used up a little sooner!
We returned about dinnertime, and finally went up to our room. The hallways were a bit drab and a little worse for wear. Many of the rooms, including ours, lacked the legal room number signs required by the ADA, and the signs were generally poor quality, pretty old. (Can you guess we are ADA sign specialists, and in Las Vegas for a sign convention?) The room was OK, and seemed clean, but one of the queen size beds looked a bit saggy, so we just put our luggage on that one, and used the other one, which was fine.
We parked in back, and walked through the pool area to get to the elevator. There was a yellow sign from the health department on the back gate, saying the pool was closed for health reasons. It might have been out of date and they just forgot to remove it, because there were a few people in the pool, and I didn't notice a sign on the front gate. Hopefully it was an old notice, and not that they had purposefully removed the sign on the main entrance! Still, it shows neglectful management that they didn't take that sign off if it was out of date.
The free breakfast in the morning was OK. It included hard boiled eggs, some hashed browns, toast, tiny muffins, whole apples, some cold cereals, juice, milk, coffee and hot water for tea. Several people mentioned wanting yogurt (me among them) and the server told me that he wished I would tell the management, since he had asked them many times. I did tell the person at the desk, but I doubt it gets passed on or anyone pays attention. I also mentioned that they are in violation of the ADA. He seemed pretty uninterested. By the way, check in took much too long, although I did get an apology for the time I had to wait.
However, there was a big plus, besides the reasonable price, the refrigerator, which was handy and (best of all) the no smoking throughout the hotel. There were quite a few interesting restaurants right around there -- including some within walking distance. Although it wasn't within walking distance of our convention at the Mandalay, the drive was pretty short and it was easy to get from one to the other. We would probably be willing to stay there again, even if just for the no smoking policy and the nearness to the Satay Grill and Bistro on Paradise.
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