My girlfriend and I are in our mid 20's and travel to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl every year like we have done for a few years now. We stay at a different hotel every time and this time we decided to try the Rumor Hotel. We stayed 4 nights from Sunday to Thursday.
When we arrived at the Rumor around 4 PM, we noticed it is a pretty small hotel by Vegas standards, it has around 135 rooms I believe. It is also a non-smoking hotel. The Super Bowl had already started so we were hoping for a quick check-in so we could finish watching the game from our room. There were two women working the front desk and we were very quickly checked in. They were very nice and we got a free bottle of champagne with our stay, even though I'm pretty sure everyone gets that, it was still a pretty good bottle and we very much enjoyed it. As we were walking towards our room we noticed how the room right next to ours had very loud guests, it honestly sounded like a bachelor party. We were pretty concerned about that combined with the airplane noise overhead but once we got into our room it was felt like the walls were sound proof to be completely honest. I'm not sure what all these other people are saying about the "paper-thin walls". We have stayed in many hotels and we didn't hear any irregular noise that you wouldn't hear from any other hotel. We were actually quite impressed! Our champagne was than brought to us no more than 15 minutes after we checked-in. We had a Junior Suite with a raised tub, to which we filled up to watch the half-time performance of the Super Bowl and drink the bottle of champagne, it was very relaxing. The TV faces the bed, like any other hotel, but the TV's here are on a wall-mount with a swivel so we were able to turn the TV 90 degrees and watch it from the tub. Very nice!
Our room had a balcony facing the street that looked directly at the Hard Rock Hotel&Casino, which is conveniently located just right across the street. The Rumor is also right next to a 24-hour Subway and across the street from a CVS as well which is attached to a strip mall. A taxi ride to the middle of the strip will run you a little less than $10, not bad if you plan on a night of drinking. We very much liked our view and often opened the curtains and balcony sliding glass door during the late afternoon. The room itself was very clean and maid service was quick and cleaned our room very well and even changed all our sheets. The bed was extremely comfortable to sleep on the and comforter was very soft and kept us warm all night. The room itself is a tad bigger than your average hotel room; it had a nice white leather sofa, which was comfortable to sit and watch TV (since you can turn the TV), and a nice modern coffee table. It got to around 40 degrees at night but inside the room it was quite warm and comfortable so we had no need to turn on the ductless A/C split system but since I'm an engineer I turned it on for kicks to check it out, all I can say is I'm very glad we didn't need to use it. It was a tad on the dirty side, there were wires that had been wire nutted together sticking out of the bottle (not safe), and very low air flow. We weren't too concerned of course, during our 4 night stay we didn't have a need to turn it on at all. The Rumor also offers a free adult channel so we decided to check it out. It is coincidentally channel 69, haha. A horrible adult film was playing, the entire movie was in the bathroom. We quickly realized over our 4 night stay that they played the SAME horrible movie over and over and over and over again. We checked various times a day and it quickly became a running joke "I wonder what's on the porn channel". It was literally the only movie they played for our entire stay. Other than the horrible porn, the TV seemed to have a large number of channels, around 100 or so including HBO. Also, a number of the channels were in HD, so it was very nice. The bathroom was very nice. a nice modern sink and rain shower which was very refreshing. A pretty decent amount of water pressure and the sink and shower got hot water almost instantly and never seemed to run out.
We went out every evening and the first two nights coming back we noticed the bar was pretty busy, it looked liked they were all having a good time with the bartender. So the 2nd to last night we stayed there we decided to check it out around 9 PM. The bartender looked to be in her late 30's, I forgot her name but my girlfriend ordered an amaretto sour and said it was "okay". I had asked for an old fashion, and to my surprise the bartender didn't know what that was, even though she claimed to be bar tending since she was 21. After figuring it out she said they don't have any oranges so I didn't even bother since an orange is a must for an old fashion. I then asked for a Johnny Walker Red on the rocks and they didn't have it. I then looked at the bottles behind her and realized they don't carry that many varieties of alcohol, so I just took a classic Jack Daniels on the rocks. We saw a bottle of Patron so we asked for two shots, the bartender got the bottle and it was empty, so we ended up taking shots of some off brand tequila, which wasn't too bad. My girlfriend then had a vodka cranberry, which wasn't bad at all but wasn't exactly a specialty drink so it's kind of hard to mess that one up. We weren't there long and headed back to our room.
The last night we were there we went out to the strip and asked the front desk to call us a cab, this isn't a major hotel so there weren't cabs lining up around the corner like what you would find at a hotel on the strip, but to our surprise the cab literally came to the hotel within a minute. We returned to the hotel around midnight, there was no one at the bar so we decided to sit and have a drink and play some video poker, the couple just leaving the bar had told us that they just won $500 (the man who won was still counting all the $20's, haha), and the night before a lady had won $1,000. So we decided to try our luck! We won a few times and our $10 lasted around an hour, very fun! Anyways, the bartender that night was Steve, first and foremost he was very nice and easily one of the nicest and most friendly bartenders we have had the pleasure of meeting. I would honestly go back to the Rumor just for his wonderful service. Once again my girlfriend had two amaretto sours which were better this time around. I had asked for an old fashion and Steve said they were out of oranges still, I decided to get one anyone because he sounded like he knew what he was doing. Even without an orange, the drink was still pretty darn good! I didn't bother getting a 2nd one because they had ran out of Maker's Mark. We stayed at the bar until around 1:30 AM and had an very fun time talking with Steve about various things. Even though the bar was very badly understocked Steve more than made up for it as a bartender. It was probably our funnest night in Vegas.
We checked out of our room the next morning and it was a very quick process. We than headed home from a great week in Las Vegas. Our overall opinion of the Rumor is a very positive one, we were very impressed by the hotel. The very good price coupled with the quality at the Rumor makes it one of the best values in all of Las Vegas. It is conveniently located just off the strip so it has that real Las Vegas feel but you don't have to deal with the hassle of staying at a large hotel. We not only plan to stay here next year for the Super Bowl but also very much recommend this hotel to our friends and family.
- 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