Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon
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08 Dec 2009 – Day 9
Viva Las Vegas
Francesca still not well. : (
Excellent journey on the coach through the desert, although 4 ½ hours it was really interesting. There is actually snow in the desert! Looking forward to seeing all the amazing hotels that we have heard so much about, Belagio buffet, bright lights, ...
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Booked the Barbary off a airline vacation website and was very worried as it was VERY reasonable. I was traveling with a relative whose only other experience in Vegas was the Mandalay Bay. I was very pleased. The Barbary Coast is small but so convenient. If you want the resot hotel attractions you walk across the street and follow the long winding sidewalks to their casinos and clubs. If you want easy access, friendly staff and dealers and 3 minutes from the street to your room then the Barbary Coast if for you. The free parking is wonderful and we always found a convenient spot. The room was clean and very nice with a settee and chair. We could see the fountains of Bellagio, but could not hear the music unless we opened the bathroom window. My only concern is the street noise. Because Flamingo Road is a main street, many emergency vehicles use it. I was so tired it didn't bother me but my aunt aware of it. I was very pleased with the Barbary Coast and will stay there again!
Rooms are kind of dark and blah, the bathroom is kind of small but other than that you can't beat this hotel if status isn't your thing.
WHy stay in one of the fancy hotels when all you're going to do is sleep? This hotel is right in the middle of the action anyway so you can be at the fancy places in minutes, if not seconds!
We stayed at the Barbary Coast last November and enjoyed our every second of our stay, we would dearly love to come back.
Visited Barbery Coast after several previous visits to LV when I stayed at Harrahs and Golden Nugget Downtown. Barbary Coast has very nice rooms, easy check in, and it takes only minutes to get from the strip to the room or from the car to the room. Check out was a breeze too, consisting of a smile and "You're all set. Have a safe and pleasant trip home". On the downside, there is no pool or spa so if you must have either, stay elsewhere. Also, the Victorian room seems to be the most popular restaurant in all Las Vegas. Regardless of the day or time, it seems to always have a wait, as long as 1 hour at breakfast!
The Barbary Coast hotel is a small hotel located in the exact center of everything you want to do in Las Vegas. It has elegant rooms which are larger than the usual rooms in Vegas and has a small restaurant, The Victorian Room, which has the best breakfast in town. You don't pay for 'extras' at the Barbary Coast because there are none - no pool, no expensive side attractions, etc. They have nice, quiet rooms that are equidistant from both ends of the strip. They are directly across from Caesars' and right next to a pedestrian walkway which crosses the highway. The rooms on one side of the hotel look out onto the Bellagio fountain shows. We've stayed in many hotels in Vegas and this is one of the most convenient. And the prices cannot be beat, especially if you find a 'special' - we paid less than half of what we did at other hotels!
Perfect location, clean, small (in a good way)
Stayed at the Barbary Coast one night on business. It was a Thursday night. $50 for a king non-smoking. The entire hotel is obviously older, but it is kept very clean and has a classy atmosphere. The room was spotless and had a very nice decor. A/C worked good and the water pressure in the shower was EXCELLENT! Small number of rooms in the hotel so getting around is very easy! You don't have to walk a mile to the garage/restaurant/rooms/bar. Right in the middle of the strip--best location on the strip of any hotel in Vegas. New TV, several coupons for free drinks. My only disappointment is that you have to call housekeeping for an iron and ironing board, but that's it.
Great time at the Barbary
Stayed at the Barbary Coast last month. Great location, very nice room with a view of the Belagio fountains, very helpful staff. Would stay there again.
We recently stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. We had a pretty good view of the fountains of the Bellagio but the noise from traffic was so loud we could barely get any sleep at all. The elevators are the slowest I have ever seen and there is no place to get a soda. They have a small coffee bar near the front of the casino but only had bottled 7-Up and Pepsi, both tasted as if they were bottle hundreds of years ago. The plus to this hotel is it is right in the middle of everything and within walking distance of all the very nice expensive hotels. The cleaning service was very slow, they never made it to the room before 3 or 4 in the afternoon and never left enough towels nor did they do a very thorough cleaning. The price was very good but next time I will splurge a little more and get a nicer hotel.
Great hotel in centre of Vegas
I spent a long time reviewing hotels in Vegas on the web and decided to stay at the Barbary Coast. I must admit I was apprehensive going on posted reviews but I need not have worried. The hotel is small (comparatively), quiet, cosy, full of character and right in the centre of the action. I could not have selected a better place. However, if your preference is for a huge, bright, plastic, impersonal hotel with no character, then you'll probably want to choose another place. For me, the Barbary Coast was just perfect - even with free parking! If you want to eat in the hotel, even for breakfast, you'll have to book a table tho as it has a pretty small seating capacity. Enjoy!!!
Brilliant Time at The Barbary
We chose this hotel because it was small- only 6 floors. It didn't take an age to get to the room like other hotels and we didn't get lost in it! The rooms were kept really clean, the beds were so comfortable and the room service food really tasty and fast. We ate in the reasonably priced Victorian room a few times too. Air conditioning was powerful, and the hairdryer and alarm clock handy. We plan to go back later this year to this laid back, less frantic, cosy hotel.