A terrific value in a town not known for terrific values . . .
I was in Las Vegas for a single night recently to attend an event at one of the larger hotels on the Strip and I chose the Best Western Plus Casino Royale for three primary reasons: location, White Castle, price. To be fair, any hotel with a White Castle attached has a distinct advantage in my book.
The location is tough to beat, almost dead center on the Strip, across from the Mirage, three minutes from Caesar's and mid-way between Wynn and Bellagio.
The price was extraordinary, though I must admit to doing a little extra research that yielded significant savings.
White Castle? If you know it and love it, no explanation is needed. If you know it and don't love it, no explanation is possible.
The hotel itself was actually a big surprise. You navigate from the main entrance (in the rear of the building) through a sea of slot machines to the small office which is neat and tidy; the office staff were most pleasant and helpful.
There is one key-access door to the hotel rooms, across the casino floor from Ben & Jerry's. My room was one floor up, either by a flight of stairs or the elevator.
The room was a real surprise. It was modern, clean and in perfect condition. It featured a desk & chair, mini fridge, a coffee maker, toiletries in the bathroom, a nice wide screen TV and a thermostat set to "meat locker". When you've been traveling all day, getting a room that cold is invigorating and most welcome.
Best of all, there was no noise from outside or from the casino downstairs, so getting some decent rest was no problem.
There is one thing to note: even though there are many national chain restaurants represented at the Casino Royale, and along the rest of the Strip, don't expect to pay your home town prices in Las Vegas. The town runs on money and even familiar names are not exempt from taking advantage.
If you do your homework shopping for rates, and you're looking for value, convenience, cleanliness and quiet, you'd be hard pressed to find a better buy than the Best Western Plus Casino Royale. less