Somerset House Motel
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... met in less than 5 days of this trip:
There's the crusty former New Yorker from Brooklyn we met at a time share presentation who is quite the entertaining story teller. For 3 hours we learned of a cast of characters he's known including pimps and convicted fraudulent mortgage brokers, all the conspiracy theories (example: 911 was staged), that he was a myofacial surgeon and lived in Cambodia for 7 years, that you can't trust anyone ...
... and big red Chinese lanterns and firecrackers!). We also went out to watch the magical water fountain show, where the water dances to Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman's "Time to Say Goodbye"...wonderful! For theatre we went to "Vegas, the Show", a very good, old-fashioned song and dance revue that recalls the early says of Vegas in its glory. It finished with a rather poignant newsreel clip,showing them imploding such ...
... casino showing a cool car and piano entirely covered in diamanté.
Caught the monorail to the Venetian hotel casino, where we had a authentic gondola ride on the canal, with our gondolier serenading us with opera on the way.
Mummy and I went shopping at Fashion Show Mall, which is one of the biggest in the world.
While we did ...
It was a bit of a drive to get there but we eventually got to Vegas. We stopped at this little roadside cafe called "The Roadkill Cafe" and it was on the famous Route 66! The food and service was fantastic. It's always great to find these little gems in the middle of nowhere and always unexpected as to the quality of the food. We arrived in Vegas at just on dusk. Our hotel "The Luxury Suites International" was nothing short of amazing. It was absolute luxury. Two ...
... br> All of the betting took a while, and by the time we were done the 1.5 hour waiting period was over. So we went to check on our new room. It wasn’t ready yet. This time the guy said it could take anywhere until 4 pm (it was only 12:30 pm). We hadn’t eaten anything yet, so we decided to make our trip to Vegas official by going to In-N-Out Burger for lunch. It’s honestly one of my favorite things about coming to Vegas. Their hamburgers are just amazing, and ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Somerset House Motel Las Vegas
I'm really not picky and I don't need a luxury hotel to enjoy myself on vacation, but this motel was really awful. It urgently needs to get renovated. I admit it was clean, but then again, everything was so old (the bathroom etc) and therefore gross. I didn't feel comfortable at all. We paid $70 for the night, which was good for Labor Day weekend. I guess it's a good place if you really don't care about how the place looks like. In the future, I think I rather pay a little more and have a decent hotel.
The Somerset was a great deal for the price, it has definetely seen better days, but it was clean and neat. The pool was great although it could use some new chairs. The rooms were large and the airconditioning worked. nice little kitchen and comfortable beds. What more do you need? The strip was a mere five minute walk. It was quiet and definitely a great deal, would stay there again anytime.
In my opinion the Somerset offers outstanding value for money, especially if you stay 7 days or more. If, like me, you want a clean hotel room to sleep and relax in but don't want to pay for extras or a view then this is the one. The front desk is open 24 hours and I found the staff friendly and helpful. Admittedly the motel rooms are not decorated in a modern style and the TV reception is limited to around 4-6 channels but the room was huge and had an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, a kitchennette and was very spacious, all for around $230 dollars per week including tax. I live in the UK and at current exchange rates thats less than ?20 per night. Try to book anywhere in New York City for under ?60 a night. Finally the Strip and any ammenity you could reasonably expect are just a ten minute walk away. A jewell in the crown of Las Vegas for the budget conscious traveller like me.
If you want to be very close to the Strip and want something better than Motel 6 and Travelodge. This is your place. It is an older 60's "Jetsons" style hotel that is unique, clean, w/a nice kitchenette. Best bang for your buck in my opinion...Phil
Not that great
I did not think this hotel was that great. The lobby smelled like an ashtray to begin with. It was all I could do to hold my breath while checking in and then out. The rooms were OK, but could use some remodeling. The TV only received about 5/6 channels and only two came in really good. I've been in other Vegas hotels where they get 30 channels clearly. The good thing about the hotel is that they offer a weekly rate, considering most people who visit Vegas are there for a week and most hotels on the Strip only offer Sunday to Thursday rates and go up a lot on Fri and Sat. But still I would recommend you go across the street to the Greek Isles Hotel or over to Blair House Suites before I would recommend this hotel.
Great price...for the budget traveler
The Somerset is the best deal in town. All the other places are all decked out and fancy but the somerset is nice and quiet and in walking distance to everything you need in Vegas. :-) Why pay $400.00 a night for a room when you can pay way less at somerset and use the extra money to have a great time in Vegas...Thumbs up here....Plan on staying for New Years....2004..
Not too bad for the price
This place has definitely seen better days, a long time ago. The hallways had a very strong, strange odor. The bathroom sink was clogged, but at least there was another sink in the fully equipped kitchen. The room was large with dated furnishigs, but clean. The thing I liked best about the room was the great view of the famous "Stardust" sign. The motel is within easy walking distance of the Strip.
Nightmare at Somerset
It was about 3 or 4 a.m. we were sleeping and all the sudden heard the door pop open. We looked up and a guy we've never seen before popped his head into the room. Before we got a chance to say anything to get up he disappeared. We felt like we were going to be robbed. The staff at the Somerset acted like they didn't care when we told them, they just blew it off like nothing. I will never stay there again.
Take your money and stay elsewhere!!
Great stay at Somerset House
The room was huge with 2 queen beds and a kitchen. Its been a couple years since I stayed there but would stay again. Room was clean and the maids were friendly. Easy to come and go and just a few steps from the bus stop.
Good times at the somerset
Great location and loved the kitchenettes. Great for families. Look forward to returning soon.