Somerset House Motel
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... the paper work was complete and the van all loaded we stopped by the walk of fame once again which as we had been before was nice as we knew where the stars were and it wasn't such a mission to get photos. We then stopped at the hollywood bowl viewing platform which was supposed to give the best view of the hollywood sign but to be honest wasn't as good as what we had seen the day before at bronson canyon. We did ...
... at some of the places. The Venetian was located 3 hotels away from ours. However 3 hotels is a decent 20 minute walk they are so massive. The Venetian is an elaborate establishment that is surrounded with little canals and bridges. I imagine it is like Venice but Venice probably isn't sooo tacky. You can take a gondola ride around the canals it's cute. The inside is lush and grand and has lots of high range shopping. I managed to find Walgreens after ...
... our walk back on the strip we went through the Aria as it was so so windy and to get out of wind zone. It was nice as we got to see all the fancy shops there.
The hour was late when we got back to our casino to get ready for our night of Thunder From Down Under. It is an all male revue show. Very excited for it as i had such a good time with mom. Girls night out woot woot! I hope Helen gets pulled on to the ...
... the entire show.
Tonight was the night of the "Blood Moon." We came out of the show in time to watch the eclipse and then the turn of the colors of the moon. It was amazing. We would walk around and then look up and watch the progress of it. The moon takes on this color during the eclipse as it passes through the Earth's shadow, into which red light from the planet's sunrises and sunsets shines.
We strolled back to the hotel. Watching different people and street ...
... blind. Angus was certain they were the same team that were here a few years ago.
The M&M Shop is next door and probably a bit busier. Here is also full of merchandise of a colourful candy basis. We got a few things for the kids and ourselves.
On the way back to the Casino Royale we decided to pay to go up the Eiffel Tower replica at the Paris Casino. The replica is about half scale and offers a great view up and down the strip and the sunset behind ...
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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.