This is the second stay I have at the Best Western Hoover Dam Hotel during the past two years. This time I upgraded to a King room, on the upper level towards the back of the property(recommended) and welcomed the extra space & comfort. I made good use of the sauna, the internet access via the free to use computers and the washing facilities available on site once again. The availability of these facilities was one of the reasons I chose the Best Western Hoover Dam Hotel for my return visit to Boulder City, NV. The included breakfast voucher, for up to 5$, was also welcomed.
I usually stay at the Best Western Sahara in Las Vegas, but rates were double due to all of the conventions in town. I just needed a good cheap place to stay for six days for the purpose of hiking Red Rock Canyon. I no longer gamble, so there was no need for me to stay near The Strip. This place fit my budget and the laid back atmosphere of this town was another big draw for me. I had read Trip Advisor reviews and some of them had me second guessing. Well, as for the thin walls, yes, one can hear your neighbors, but not every single word. I came equipped with a portable DVD player with my favorite music and a very good pair of headphones, so the "thin" walls were no problem. Heck, someone should invent sound proofing to be added to these kinds of motel walls from the inside of each room without having to tear the walls out. Since, I am not an inventor, go for it!!! The really biggest noise comes from the plastic fake cobblestone walkways on the upper floors. They do not look good, but they provide a "freight train" sound when the maid comes through with their carts. At first this was annoying, then it was highly amusing. However, when one hears this noise between 3 pm and 9 am the next day, it is other guests rolling their luggage down these walkways. This could wake some folks up, but the chance is rare. So why have I mentioned the worst foot forward for this place first? The down home feel of this place and town far outweighs these minor quibbles. I felt like I was family staying here! One would never guess that this place is a mere 25 miles away from the hustle and bustle of The Strip. The town has a small town feel and expect to see lots of good morning greetings from everyone. One will NEVER see that on The Strip. Also, make sure to walk through the delightfully quirky downtown part of this wonderful city. You will also be across the street from what I consider to be the best restaurant in town, the Southwest Diner. You will get a breakfast coupon to eat there every morning, If those half dozen or so choices are not good enough for you, then you get $5 off from whatever you want. Their free breakfast at this place is still much better than most other Best Westerns. And for history buffs, if it were not for Boulder City being built after the Great Depression to house the workers on the Hoover Dam, Las Vegas would not exist. Yes, Las Vegas was built after this town to have the workers spend their money on vices. Then the mob moved in from Chicago and the rest is an evolving history. Thank goodness for this town!…
The pool is the big disspointment, especially when visiting in winter time. This is a covered outdoor pool with no changing facilities or toilets. There also is no restaurant, therefore breakfast is provided by a diner across the road. Drinks are not included just a very basic continental breakfast. The hotel has an adjoining bar which opens at 11 AM also nearby is Tipoa Rental Car which I used after booking at their website.
This is the cleanest motel we have stayed in. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts at the South West Diner were very delicious and the choices were great. We definitely recommend Best Western in Boulder City NV
This property was in a nice location and the rooms were updated and clean and comfortable. Staff was very courteous and friendly. We enjoyed the Vouchers for the breakfast at the cute restaurant across the street. We also enjoyed the hot tub after a long day of hiking!