Las Vegas Hotels 5 Worst

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Worst Las Vegas Hotel Room Experiences

Okay so I’m sure everyone wants to stay in a great Las Vegas Hotel for next to nothing. So as a marketer I see people asking this question all the time “What is the Best Las Vegas Hotel”. So I was thinking if there is a “Best” then there has to be a “Worst” right? So I started digging a bit and doing a little research and came up with this list of what other people think of some of the really bad Las Vegas Hotels.

Disclaimer: I can not say that any of these Las Vegas Hotels are good or bad because I have not stayed at any of them. But I can say they sure don't sound like places I would want to stay. I compiled this list strictly for fun based on some really comical and outrageous comments from different sources online. These comments come from real guests and made me laugh. And there are a few other bad Hotels, but I made my decision based solely on user reviews at Trip Advisor.

The Worst Las Vegas Hotels – Not in any particular Order.

#1 - Knights Inn

“Stay Clear. Especially with kids. Better off sleeping outside on a park bench.”

“Honestly, I've never stayed in a worse hotel. Customer service is obviously NOT in their vocabulary! Ok, problem one: in one of the rooms we were staying in had only one working light”

“Horrible Horrible Horrible I was over charged not to mention woke up after the first night with 32 bug bites down my arm and 2 on my legs! ”

#2 - St. Tropez All Suite Hotel

“Worst Hotel Ever It was so filthy, and holes in the walls. Scary place. Nothing like the ad on the internet. Lousy service. No breakfast, No hot water. They didn't vacuum, lousy towels, sheets, pillows, blankets, no coffee, remote didn't match TV, etc.”

“First time in my life I checked out just after checking into a hotel”

#3- Motel 6 Las Vegas I-15

“Never ever again even for Free”

#4 - Clarion Emerald Suites Las Vegas

“Where to start…well first off, the pictures on the web are TOTALLY false,”

We thought that we were being filmed for a Candid Camera episode. The place (beyond the lobby) was absolutely filthy and service to match.”

#5 - Sahara Westwood Hotel

“This place is a dump. The first thing we saw as we drove into the parking area was a huge sign that read "PARK AT YOUR OWN RISK".”

“This hotel is by far the worst on the Vegas strip. The carpets and walls are a depressing, tobacco-stained shade of grey, and the lobby, casino, and hallways can smell pretty bad. At times I plugged my nose on my way through the hotel. I could not spend an extra minute anywhere in the lobby and casino areas”

Honorable Mention: Circus Circus Manor Motor Lodge

“The Circus Manor (slums of circus circus) is a separate building that sits across from the main towers. Upon entering the room two lights did not work. The beds were as if we brought our own cots! The safe had a hole in it and there was no lock. The stench was that of smoke”

“Stayed here for two nights in June. The "manors" are back behind the actual casino and hotel. Walking back there at night was a scary experience. The rooms themselves were in terrible condition -- bad beds, carpet stains, missing fixtures, etc.”

What You Can Learn from Other People Vegas Hotel Experiences

What a depressing experience these people must have had. This makes me feel really bad for all of them. Las Vegas has so many outstanding Hotels for anyone to have to go through this kind of miserable experience is simply sad. Some of these people actually paid more for these rooms than they would have paid at a nice Las Vegas Strip Resort!

The lesson anyone reading this article should learn is to do some research before making your reservations.

Recommended Sites for Researching Las Vegas Hotels based on the opinion of people who have actually stayed on a Hotel Property:

Please take the time to see what other people think of a Las Vegas Casino Resort before you make your reservations.

I’ll be working on an article about the Best Bang for the Buck Vegas Hotels Soon.


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Wow! These all sounded like terrible experiences. I have only been to Las Vegas twice and stayed at the Mirage and at Circus Circus (NOT the manor motor lodge!) and loved our rooms.


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US

Very accurate from my observations. I stayed (out of desperation) at Circus Circus manor motor lodge, and it was noisy, arguing, fights in parking lot, and rooms were sprayed to cover up cigarette smoke. YUCK. There are many rat holes in Vegas. Glad you are posting this info.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

Las Vegas offers the best of the best and the worst of the worst. Luckily, it is also possible to fall somewhere in between. There are plenty of reasonable places to stay in LV if your budget doesn't allow for the Bellagio or other glamor spots on the strip.

Downtown is seen as a place to avoid, but the city has worked hard to clean it up over the last 5-10 years. Places like the Golden Nugget and Four Queens will offer decent rooms at reasonable rates.

Bargains can also be found on the Strip, especially in a down economy. Lots of empty rooms means lots of discounts and promotions.

I truly feel for anyone who has rented from the places mentioned here and others that are similar, because the side of Las Vegas that is not fun or glamorous is very near. It is definitely a city to be careful in while having fun.


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kingis 6 years ago from Springfield, IL

Lucky for my wife and I, we stayed at the Mirage and it was awesome. The one thing we miss the most is the bed from the hotel. We have never stayed at hotel with such a comfort bed and pillows as the Mirage.


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Midnytefire 6 years ago

I thought the Midway was cool at Circus Circus but I had no idea that the rooms were that bad. Thanks for the info. I stayed at the Mandalay Bay Four Seasons which was amazing.I will only bring kids to visit the Midway at Circus Circus not actually to stay in the rooms there. How sad.


KD 6 years ago

Haven't been to most on these on the list, but I must agree with the Sahara review. The Sahara's only selling point is "Hey, some famous people stayed here in the 70's!" Everything from the wallpaper to the carpet was bland, and there was literally nothing to do if you didn't want to linger in the pitiful casino. And you KNOW it's bad when even the gift shop is so boring that kids want to leave without getting anything.


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Jaynie2000 5 years ago

Yikes! You get what you pay for, I guess. We stayed at the Luxor and loved it. Spent quite a bit of time at New York, New York, Ceasar's Palace, the Venetian and MGM Grand as well. All great.


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lasvegasattorney 5 years ago

You should remember that just because you are in a luxury hotel you may still have problems with bed bugs. A good site to go to is bedbugsregistry.com (I have no affiliation with the site.)


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polymathlv 5 years ago from USA

Circus Circus has got to be the grossest Strip hotel. And the Slots O Fun building right next to it always smells of smoke and diarrhea -- a truly scarring experience.


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PegCole17 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

We just finished our first vacation trip to Las Vegas. I was pretty disgusted with the pungent odor of cigarette smoke, even being an ex-smoker, my eyes watered and my nose ran the whole time I was there. Our hotel was wonderful compared to these listed. Now I feel rather lucky. We stayed at the Luxor.


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MikeNV 5 years ago from Henderson, NV Author

Yep... I've walked through nearly every Casino on the Strip and they all smell of smoke. If it's in your budget and you want to get away from Smoke the Place to Stay is the Four Seasons on the upper Floors of the Mandalay Bay complex. There is no Casino attached directly to Four Seasons Las Vegas.


Jenny 5 years ago

The worst hotel I have ever stayed was the Golden Nugget. I had stayed there about 10 years ago and loved it, then. I try to stay somewhere different every time we go to Vegas. We go twice a year. So after staying on the strip for the past 20 or so trips we decided to try the Golden Nugget. It was beautiful, they have done a lot of remodeling. But the customer service was minimal to none. I had something come up missing from my room. A few years ago when I had the same type of issue at a Harrah's property I was apologized to and treated like they actually cared.They did everything could to find my item and when they couldn't find it they made it right. So when something came up missing at the Golden Nugget I did the same thing I had done at Harrah's, I called Security, did a report and then a few days later called the Risk Manager. The Risk Manager was the rudest, most condescending and meanest person I have ever dealt with. He pretty much told me that it wasn't his problem something was missing, he wasn't going to look for it, Security does set ups in the rooms all the time so the maids would never steal and they couldn't possibly have thrown out my item because the garbage was checked for things like that, etc. He basically called me a liar and told me that he didn't care about my problem and company policy was not to do anything to make me happy because they had not violated any innkeeper laws. So after reading some other posts online and realizing that the Golden Nugget was a nice place before the restaurant company Landry's Restaurants took it over I realized that we made a mistake staying there and will never stay there again or even eat at a Landry's restaurant because we demand to be treated like paying customers and will not tolerate being treated like they don't need our service. I would suggest you do some research and if you read good posts or comments about the Golden Nugget or Landry's restaurants you might want to wonder if it is their advertising people just putting in good stories to override the obvious bad ones.


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

I went to Vegas for the first time about 3 years ago. I was not prepared for the heat, it really wore me out! We stayed at the Luxor, because my husband always liked the pyramid, but I think wherever you stay you will smell smoke from the casinos. It is fun and interesting. I was surprised almost none of the pools are deep enough to swim in, but I guess for insurance purposes and drunk people who may try to dive into 3 ft. of water. I would return, but maybe in Mar or Nov, while it's cool enough to walk around. I think it would also be fun to split the visit and stay in 2 different hotels, with different themes, as that's fun. I would also go when I had tickets to good shows!


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MikeNV 5 years ago from Henderson, NV Author

The Luxor is a little worn now, could use and update. The two biggest mistakes people make is not hydrating in the heat, and not wearing comfortable walking shoes. The scale of the Strip is overwhelming for many once they get here! Thanks for the comment.


Stan 5 years ago

Jenny was right the Golden Nugget is the worst. But my issue was bed bugs and I had to deal with the same guy in Risk Management. What an ass. I had rotten service in the over priced mediocre restaurants and even tbe Spa was full of snobby employees. I liked the dealers but you can tell they are even miserable working for Landrys. I can't believe Landrys think they know enough to buy another casino, this time Atlantic City. Ill never stay at or eat at any place assiciated with them again. I hope the recession wipes them out.


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PrestonRideout 5 years ago from Las Vegas Nevada

The number one worst Las Vegas Casino Hotel is Circus Circus

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