2009-05-17

Way to go, South Point

We just arrived at our (totally standard) room at South Point in Vegas, and we are pleased.

This room is the best deal we have found so far in Vegas - or anywhere, at all. The room is actually as lovely as on their pictures. It's spacy enough, comfortable, and nicely appointed. The room has a safe that actually fits my 17" laptop, and the wireless internet has so far been blazingly fast. Internet still costs an additional $13 per day, as in most places in Vegas; but at other places, for that price, it hardly works or not at all. Here, pictures load faster than at our DSL at home. It's wonderful. And all that for an average of $62 per night!

The second best deal we found so far in Vegas has been Bally's. The rate we paid there was slightly higher than South Point. The room was nicely appointed, though definitely not as nice as here. The location on the Strip is fancier, but the internet access was really crappy - wireless didn't work and even wired access was slow and frustratingly unreliable, much like in other Harrah's places we've been to. The crepes in Paris, however, were delicious.

By far the worst deal we experienced in Vegas recently was Alexis Park. We only stayed there because we had to, in order to attend an event that took over the whole place. The hotel is nice on the outside, but the rooms are horrendous. It is something you'd expect from a $50 motel. What they charged us, instead, was $150 per night for a "suite" that had no air conditioning, with a decades old fridge that was so loud we had to turn it off, with a frayed carpet in front of the bathroom where we kept stepping on a nail, with a small and inconvenient bathroom, with a "king-size bed" room where the single bed was actually queen-sized, with a TV so inconveniently mounted that we had to physically rotate the armoir so we could watch it from the bed. At night, we had to sleep with windows open so that the heat would be bearable, and there was no internet access in rooms; we were told they were in the process of changing their internet provider. A total disaster of a hotel, at a price 3x as high as what we're paying for a tremendously comfortable room here at South Point.cobep lc1 1cobep lc1 2cobep lc1 3cobep lc1 4cobep lc1 5cobep lc1 6cobep lc1 7cobep lc1 8cobep lc1 9cobep lc1 10cobep lc1 11

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who goes to Vegas to watch TV and use the internet in their room? Get out of your room and have some fun!

denis bider said...

You make it sound as if the two are mutually exclusive.