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Old 02-05-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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Hi all;

I'm looking for some advice regarding an emergency trip to Vegas that I embark on tomorrow...

- Is Budget Suites really as bad as people say? I've heard the area is loud and dangerous, and the rooms are disgusting...
- Is there a grocery store in the area? Within walking distance?
- How much would a taxi cost from the airport, and how about to the Spring Valley library from the hotel?

Any assistance or information that you could provide would be of immense help..I don't really trust the random online reviews.

Thank you;
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I think that's the place I stayed at about 15 years ago when I came here on business. If so, it was (at the time) decent. Nothing luxurious or anything, but not a total dump, either.

Of course, that was a loooooong time ago, so my experience really shouldn't carry a lot of weight in your decision.
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Old 02-05-2008, 04:56 PM
 
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I think that's the place I stayed at about 15 years ago when I came here on business. If so, it was (at the time) decent. Nothing luxurious or anything, but not a total dump, either.

Of course, that was a loooooong time ago, so my experience really shouldn't carry a lot of weight in your decision.
I have heard awful stories of leaking toilets, broken phones, gunshots, and drug-busting in neighboring rooms...
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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There's a mini market within walking distance, but nothing substantial for a few miles.

It is pretty close to the airport, no more than $15 for a taxi. Probably the same distance to the Spring Valley library as well.

The area isn't horrible, mostly industrial. This is a popular area for prostitution - you can spot a handful of hookers at any given time when down this stretch of Trop.

A more mellow area with extended stay hotels is the South Strip, between Sunset and Blue Diamond. This area has a grocery store as well at LVBS and Blue Diamond.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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There's a mini market within walking distance, but nothing substantial for a few miles.

It is pretty close to the airport, no more than $15 for a taxi. Probably the same distance to the Spring Valley library as well.

The area isn't horrible, mostly industrial. This is a popular area for prostitution - you can spot a handful of hookers at any given time when down this stretch of Trop.

A more mellow area with extended stay hotels is the South Strip, between Sunset and Blue Diamond. This area has a grocery store as well at LVBS and Blue Diamond.
I would consider the South Strip; however, I need to be within a short distance of my Fiance, who lives in the W.Flamingo/S. Decatur/S. Jones area...do any other hotels come to mind for you? I would consider the Gold Coast; however, they do not accept cash.

Thank you for your kind help.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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Arizona Charlies? It is further north on Decatur (probably 3 miles n. of Flamingo) at Alta, and right next to a supermarket.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Hi all;

I'm looking for some advice regarding an emergency trip to Vegas that I embark on tomorrow...

- Is Budget Suites really as bad as people say? I've heard the area is loud and dangerous, and the rooms are disgusting...
- Is there a grocery store in the area? Within walking distance?
- How much would a taxi cost from the airport, and how about to the Spring Valley library from the hotel?

Any assistance or information that you could provide would be of immense help..I don't really trust the random online reviews.

Thank you;
There are two Budget Suites in the area, one on Wynn the other at Procyon on Tropicana. They have been trying to clean up there act.
Police has been removing the hookers off the street.
A better deal can be found at Siegel Suites at Tropicana & Valley View (same area) Rooms are newer, bigger and should be cheaper.
Nearest grocery store is at Tropicana & Jones about a $9 cab ride.
For best service in the westside call A-Cab at 369-5686
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Stay at The Orleans across the street....can't be that much more.
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I would go to trip Advisor dot com and check the ratings there......they are VERY accurate.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:13 PM
 
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I've been at Budget suites for about 2 months now, and its not as bad as you think. The staff are extremely friendly, the rooms are big, nice, & clean ! You just have to buy the things you need for your new home. The outside is always well maintained. Also the police are always circling around for your safety. However, its Vegas so of course you will see everything from escorts, drug dealers, pimps, homeless ppl etc .. But you have no worries everyone seems to stay to themselves. I promise you it's not as dangerous as the talk around town. Serously ! The place is safe & ready for you to move in
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