Honestly, I can't say there is anything wrong with the rooms, per se. They were not particularly big. Certainly not as big as the ones on the strip. (Like I could swear the ones at Bally's or Caesar's Palace were easily twice the size.) But they were OK clean. They were well furnished with toiletries. Probably the worst thing about this hotel is the location. Its location is good because it's very close to the strip and right across from the Tropicana. But its location is also bad because it's where the drug addicts and hookers hang out, away from the glitz and glamour of the strip. Yeah, it's pretty scary walking around there late at night or early early in the morning. One note of caution: Just never walk around there if there is no daylight. Environment deteriorates tremendously after the sun goes down. The other thing that makes this place look so ghetto is that there are many buildings. It is also hustled in with other low budget motels like Motel 6, America's Best Value, etc. In fact, if you were to wake up and just walk out your door, you would be glaring right at the residents of the next motel, and you could see everything going on on that side (smoking, drinking, drugs). Thus, this makes it look more like a low income housing project than an actual tourist hotel. It also gets very loud, probably because of bad insulation, with tons of cars driving past day and night, many with gangster rap blaring and echoing throughout the neighborhood. Of course, with the massive rise in prices on the strip these days, this does tend to be one of the more affordable locations close to the strip. But, as always, you get what you pay for.
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- Walk to the Strip from our Howard Johnson on East Tropicana, Las Vegas hotel. Our pet-friendly hotel in Las Vegas is a quick walk to casinos, restaurants and shopping. Take a dip in our seasonal outdoor heated pool and enjoy a meal or slice of pie at neighboring Coco's Bakery Restaurant. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi Internet access, and if you need fax service, you will find it in the business center of our hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are also conveniently located just 2 miles from McCarran Airport ... more less
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