Girlfriend and I decided to stay here on Memorial Day weekend. Big mistake.
The valet service when we checked in at 9 at night on Saturday, August 30 should have let us know how this debacle was going to go down. We were sternly warned "If you lose your ticket we're not going to be able to give your car back to you!" Just a hint: don't tell two lawyers how your company policy is going to void state and common law when it comes to property. You'll be prone to have the DA coming to visit, and having us put our foot up your rectum with a nice civil suit.
But I digress...
We checked in after booking our room on Expedia. Second issue: the $75 a DAY charge they place on your credit card as a deposit on the room. No advance notice of this, no notice on Expedia.
Upon check-in we also were informed that we'd not be getting a room with a soaking tub in it, even though this was exactly what was advertised on Expedia, and why we chose to "sleep" here.
We found our way to our room, which was a hassle as the place is pretty much a remodeled courtyard hotel. Found our room, complete with a balloon of heroin sitting outside of our room. I appreciate welcome gifts as much as the next guy, but I don't chase the dragon, so I had to pass on the free china white.
Then it went downhill!
Trying to sleep here is a joke. Between the slamming of the gate on the pet run, the random drunks wandering down the halls, people coming to your door thinking its their hotel room, the little hipster kids in the hallway having a full loud conversation on their cell in the hall instead of in their room.
The room wasn't super comfortable. I'd bring a sheet if you were going to sleep/lay/sit on the couch.
But on the upside, on channel 69 (nice touch Rumor!) there was dubbed over hard core Mexican porn on the TV. Girlfriend wasn't as absolutely fascinated by this as I was, because c'mon, dubbed over moans and groans are amazing, so that wasn't a high point for her.
The other thing that was well worth a good hard laugh was the "in room booze menu." Just read my attached photo, you can tell it is a scam to get underage kids to pay high prices for booze when they can't get in anywhere on the strip.
And on our last night someone decided that it would be super hip and rad to tag the hallway door on the floor we were staying. Oh hipster kids...
Long story short, stay the hell away from the Rumor. Rumor has it that it sucks, and the rumor is right!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Formerly St. Tropez, the hotel had become a relic amidst new developments. Today, it is re-imagined as the new RUMOR Hotel. Located where Paradise meets Harmon, directly across the street from the famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the area is now home to some of the best bars, restaurants, nightclubs and gaming in the city. RUMOR embodies a powerful combination: chic, hot location, cool pool, zero attitude, modern rooms and unexpected amenities all in a boutique hotel setting. Featuring 150 suites, many featuring patios or private balconies, the two-story intimate hotel and resort does away with the impersonal casino lobby and instead opts for a cool ultra-lounge welcome with concierge-style check-in. Once checked-in to the room, guests are met with fantastic views of the swaying palms, distinctive wet-deck, the sparkling pool, seductive cabanas and the distinctive grassy knoll featuring both hammocks for the day and a DJ stage for night. While other hotels might have conference centers and ballrooms, RUMOR will use its unbelievable large courtyard and pools for amazing parties, fashion shows, corporate buy-out events and provide the perfect spot for couples wanting weddings with a twist. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St Tropez All Suite Hotel