Somerset House Motel
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... br> . Cannot bring food inside
. Cannot get out
. You can’t open the door for anyone including your parents
. You have to go directly do the front desk to sign in and sign out
It was torture, worse than Alcatraz. After all that mess we relaxed and went to the pool. Finally at 9:30pm we walked rapidly to the show. Amazing! There were so many colors and ...
... t take my bag without the boarding pass. Think God I found a very kind lady that, when I explained my situation issued a boarding pass and got me straight to bag drop off. I also asked a guy at security to make me get through or I would miss my plane. And then I ran like hell. In short, I was exhausted when I finally got to Vegas. I had been up for almost 25 hours, and when I got the car I was not sure I would manage to drive to the hotel, ...
... meant our 11 day road trip would be a bit more comfortable. We popped into the Premium Outlet Mall but left empty handed, then stopped by the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. The thermometer was now reading 111F!! Back to the Vdara and whilst Lynne & girls went to see the Bellagio Fountains again, I prepared a simple ravioli supper which was quickly eaten before we changed to go to ...
... 20.00, providing we checked out the time share they had on offer. Hawkers are everywhere handing out pamphlets and selling tickets to shows or helicopter flights. We went to the cab rank at our hotel, you can't hail cabs in Las Vegas, climbed in after telling the valet where we wanted to go, he knew the address, and we instructed our driver and told home to take the shortest way possible. The cabs have an interactive guide to shows in the back. The cabs are well setup and there ...
... to watch the fireworks. The view was very very close and spectacular, unfortunately the crowd control and good humour of those around us was not. By the end of the fireworks our nerves were frayed by idiots doing dangerous things 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.