If you want somewhere good value, clean, comfortable and safe with polite helpful staff near the Strip, I would recommend this hotel although it's not for those who want fluffy white bathrobes in their rooms and the other frills you get if you pay more.
I stayed here for a family wedding. The rest of my family were in the Luxor/Bellagio and I was glad I had decided to stay somewhere smaller/cheaper which did not entail a six mile walk from the hotel lobby to the room which is the case with those big Vegas hotels. (I reckon I was on the strip in not much less time than it owuld have taken me to get down there from a room at the Bellagio once you had taken into the account the lengthy corridors, waiting for elevators etc etc).
check-in was fast and easy with no queues, they had internet access (expensive but good that it was available) and free coffee in the lobby (be warned, Las Vegas hotels don't seem to supply the tea and coffe making facilities beloved of English hotels).
An added bonus is the very blue-collar small Ellis Island Casino which is apparently where the locals go to gamble. They make their own beer, the steaks are meant to be great value (although I never got to try one). Being an Englishman in Las Vegas, I also quite liked being near 'real' things like the local 7-11 which meant I could buy bottled water and food etc as pretty good value (such places exist on the strip but are relatively few and far between).
I felt pretty safe walking around this area even late at night although you do see the occasional signs that you are away from the wealth of the Strip - eg poor crazy people yelling at traffic, mumbling to themselves etc.
On a general note re Las Vegas, it's amazing how long it can take to walk from one hotel to another even though they appear quite close on the Map which might be worth bearing in mind if you are working out where to stay. The 301 and 302 (Express) buses which run up and down he strip are relatively fast and easy to use - although they can get crowded and you need to make sure you have the correct change before getting on... (2 dollars a ride on the 301 or 5 dollars for an all day pass, and I think 3 dollars on the 302).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A true landmark for almost 50 years, the family-owned Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery is an affordable, comfortable blend of casino thrills, family-friendly atmosphere and superb dining with a whole lot of warmth and hospitality. Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery features 289 guest rooms and 12 suites that, while completely renovated, also give you the feel of staying in one of the classic hotels that made Las Vegas famous. From our convenient location near the Strip to affordable rates that make us one of the best values in Las Vegas, we’re the perfect gateway to exactly the Vegas you’ve come to experience. Newly Remodeled Rooms, Heated Pool and Hot Tub, Free WI-FI, Free Parking, Free Local Calls, Interior Corridors, In Room Coffee Makers. Ellis Island Casino features a 24 Hour Village Pub Cafe, BBQ, Metro Pizza and Julio's Tacos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Super 8 Las Vegas Hotel Las Vegas
- Super 8 Motel Las Vegas Strip Area
- Super Eight Las Vegas
- Las Vegas Super 8
- Las Vegas Super Eight