Sin-City, going down-town the D, Hotel, Fremont street
by Lady Di Wanderlust @ www.dibythesea.com
Let me preface this one with...
"I have only ever given 1 negative review."
Shall I start with the good, the bad or the ugly first ?
After decades of Vegas stays both on the strip, off the strip and around town I have only stayed down town 1 time and that was at the Golden Nugget back in 2006. Stayed in a 2 story suite that was a bit of a throwback to the 80's. On this trip as a last minute booking, we landed at the D Hotel, Las Vegas smack dab on Fremont street. "This Hotel should have come with a Warning".
The Hotel : looks alright... checkin was quick and friendly. The rooms : Room 1, 33rd floor (toothpick, debris and cake smear ? on windows ) room 2, 10th floor (drilling/riviting noise throughout the hotel hours on end), room 3, 29th floor (they shook me all night long, from the domestic argument across the hall to the rock n roll cover band that is, playing till 1:00a each and every night)
The pool as one online reviewer put it, "Looks like something you could buy at Walmart", and I agree. Never ventured out to even see it, but online. Disappointing in 106 degree heat. My husband did though and you actually had to walk through the casino, leave the hotel, walk through the front entrance through valet (in your swimsuit) over to a caged area sitting on the corner of two major cross streets !
On my last day there I needed to stay for a late check-out. Normally, anywhere else you can get up to 2:00-4:00 check outs. Here for a mere 25.00 extra you can stay till 6:00p. (to bad they didn't let housekeeping know) Around 1:00 I am in the bathroom doing my business when I hear a knock and announcement from housekeeping, then another. I finish, wash up, open the bathroom door, to find a male housekeeper in my room. (DO NOT disturb sign hanging on door) I address the situation, while pointing at the do-not disturb sign. (standing in my see-through pajama top btw) The Housekeeper gives me an excuse, something about executive..., with no apology and leaves. smh
Upon leaving I read a paper sign, taped to the inside of the elevator.
This elevator will not stop on the first floor due to construction, please exit the second floor.
This uptown girl is out.
Fremont street is a melting pot of semi nudity, cosplay, midwestern, old school mayhem mixed with bars, booze and debochery. The tunnel show itself patriotic and moving at times. On stage cover band live performances. Zip lining, entertainment, shopping, casinos, strip club and eats. Everything you could want from Vegas and more.
Do play some roulette over at the El Cortez, the oldest casino in Vegas.
Do go see the Elvis Exhibition over at the West Gate Hotel (previously the Hilton)
Do check out the Red Rock Hotel and Casino over in Summerlin
Don't stay at the D hotel unless you are looking for a cheap stay, ($22-49 pn + resort fees & tx) noise and semi descent accommodations, then do. I have to add though, that the staff from front desk to housekeeping were friendly and professional.
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