Blue Moon Resort for Gay Men
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Historical Traveler Reviews Croft Mill Hebden Bridge
Once at the Blue Moon is NOT enough!
My partner and I stayed for a couple of nights in late October last year and had a great time. We met some terrific guys, including the owners! There was no doubt that we would make a return visit - we're not gamblers, but sure enjoy all that the Blue Moon has to offer.
So, after driving across the country (from CT to San Diego) to help my daughter get settled in her new apartment and job, I definitely was looking forward to a stay at the Blue Moon. My partner wasn't able to travel this time, but he encouraged me to stay - even though he was a bit envious!
Again, a great time was had! The room was very comfortable and the change-over to a new video system on both the in-room channels and in the video room was a big improvement. (Need to keep up the supply of lube, however.) The sandwiches at the cafe are worth the cost. Too bad so many of the other guests keep their swimsuits on when lounging around the pool - but then it is clothing optional!
While some of the "complaints" noted by other reviewers may have some merit, if you know about the physical location, the limited meal opportunities and compare what you get for your money (vs. another hotel in Vegas), this place is the best! I love the ambiance, and hope to stay here many times in the future (now that I will be visiting SoCal more often)!
Very, very nice
Other reviewers were a bit harsh. This is, indeed, a very nice place to stay. The only reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is that it is a little out of the way, but no place is perfect. If you are in the mood for a nice hotel room with plenty of things do while on the premises, then this is the place for you. The pool/hot tub area is pretty, clean and relaxing. Also, the steam room is at an almost perfect temperature. It could be a tad hotter, but then some people could not stay in for very long if it were hotter, so just about everyone should be please with the steam room which, by the way, is very large and accommodating. The video room on the second floor next to the elevator is open on a 24 hour basis and offers something for just about everyone from the exibitionist to the voyeur. I've seen both when I was there. Luckily for me, my room just happen to be on the second floor and I passed by this open video room (no door) and there was someone in there just about everytime I looked in, whether it was afternoon, early evening or late at night. The employees at the front desk, as well as the owner himself, could not have been nicer or more helpful. They all went well out of their way to try and help you, whether it was with directions or places to go and things to do and no matter how many questions you had, no one ever gave the impression that you were bothering them. There is also a plethora of magazines and reading material in the lobby to help you find just about anything you are looking for. The coffee and sandwiches from the little cafe are great and it is right at the pool, so you can enjoy morning coffee and newspaper while sitting out by the pool. The rooms were always very clean and well kept and the bath rooms have tub and shower. The beds are the most comfortable that I have ever slept in while staying at any hotel and they do all have comforters. The other guest during my stay there were all very pleasant and friendly for the most part. If you enjoy seeing nudity then I think you should not be disappointed. During my 3 day stay there, seeing naked boys and men was a daily (or nightly) thing. If you are interested in looking, I can assure you that there are some there that are interested in showing. The guy, Kevin, who you can get to drive you around for a small fee, is a very nice and personable guy and very friendly. I guess that what I am trying to get across is that I found very little wrong with this hotel. It is a great place to stay, if this type of hotel is what you are looking for. The only small drawback, as I have previously mentioned, is the location, which is about 5 or 6 long blocks to the strip. But if casinos and inexpensive meals are your thing, don't forget that this hotel is only a few minutes walk to the Palace Station, right across the interstate. I went there everyday for a little gambling and good food. It is a very large hotel and casino, so you don't necessarily have to go to the strip to get that kind of action. The Palace Station is literally a few minutes (5 or 6) walk away. I would very much like to own a gay hotel like that here in Fort Lauderdale, right on the beach or a block or two from it, but unfortunately, I don't happen to have the 4 or 5 million dollars that it would cost, so, until then, I will continue to patronize the Blue Moon Las Vegas Resort. It's really is a fun place to stay and very comfortable and accommodating. What more can you say!!
Man on the moon
One word of advice Get to know kevin..he is your only link to the outside world here. the hotel is.far from the strip and and night clubs i do mean far dont try walking unless your marathon trained ,have water, I.D. and let you mom know you have set out walking
This hotel offers few perks they do have clothes irons...no coffee makers, fridges, no alcohol pet policy must have been written by one of O.J.'s defence team
they do offer a cafe with my bill for lunch was always from $12.00 to 16.00 plus tip which makes you weight the cost of a cab ride into a city known for $6.99 buffetts, rooms are ok mostly clean (unless vegas is dust bunny heaven)
It is fun in a bad boy bath-house sort of way the video room, hot tub, steam room and pool but over priced as a hotel in this town goes. the staff seemed bored of it all and not very eager to offer help,their only gem in this oasis is kevin who drives gives true advice on fun , food, and vegas
if your going to do the strip then stay on the strip if you have seen the city lights and have slotted before and hunger for a more primative way of life then go to the moon....and stay at the moon, bring food, drink and sun screen to advoid 3-star hotel prices and numerous cab rides in to the living world .....and money this hotel will cost you( if you play be prepared to pay) they do supply lube at no cost "(as of now)"
all in all I had some fun..... but i am a bad boy at heart.
Great Place, Great Stay, But The Location Isn't The Best
Maybe you are wondering, like I was before my stay, why some people loved this place and others were on the opposite end of the spectrum.
I'm always interested in why people, who stay at the same place, have totally different experiences. With this in mind I began my three night stay at the Blue Moon.
Let me first mention all of the positives; yes, the staff was great and could not have been nicer; yes, the place looks great and everything was very clean & stylish; yes, the free internet access was great; and I especially liked reading various gay magazines from all over the country; yes the hot tub and steam room were awesome (I did not use the pool); and the video lounge seemed to be a hit for those who were interested in that sort of thing.
Now for the items that I believe are the reasons why some did not enjoy their stay; the first one being the location. It is not the best. The hotel is located right next to the highway (yes you can hear cars going by and if you are a mechanic you can probably identify the make and models of the cars). The streets are laid out very oddly in that part of town so the walk to the strip is a haphazard one (which is why many do not even try walking to the strip). I would definitely not recommend walking in that part of town at night.
If you do not rent a car, the transportation can get a little expensive. Although the driver is a great guy, at $10 a pop (if you are by yourself like I was, else I believe it's $5 a head) it does start to add up. And although he does his best to pick you up ASAP, it still is a little inconvenient.
Unfortunately I did not make any new friends during my stay (most people who stayed when I stayed were couples and tended to either stay to themselves or talk to other couples). But hey, you can't blame the hotel for that.
The food stand that they have is very nice but the sandwiches are a little pricey. Not an issue if you can drive someplace for your meals.
All and all I would say this to you if you are interested in staying at the Blue Moon, if you have a car and don't mind the busy highway, go ahead and make a reservation. Again, the staff was great and the place looks fantastic. It is definitely worth a stay so that you can write your own review.
Peace, safety and love to you in your travels.
One awesome stay @ the Blue Moon Resort
Well where do I start ..... after staying on the strip and downtown in various dingy unhelpful casino hotels and being forced to tip everyone for any question asked regardless for what ever it was then finding the BLUE MOON RESORT it was a god sent the only bad thing was we moved here for the last 4 days of our trip instead of it all. The place is FANTASTIC and all the staff are wonderful helpful and are willing to do anything they can to make your stay pleasent. But granted it is away from the strip it is only a very short trip to there (and Kevin is such a character it is worth it, have 1 beer less it is all it will cost you to get there if that is what you are after) The BLUE MOON RESORT has an amazing hot tub / spa swimming pool and a great steam room as well as a video lounge as well, as mentioned in a previous review as it being a 24 hour cruise club....... WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP it is what ever you make of it i came here to relax and get out of the casino status and have a great time, and met some wonderful people and had a awesome time some of the other ammenties the place has to offer and is a great thing as well is a coffee shop free internet access, and it also has FREE wireless internet for all of us computer nerds..... Great house keeping ......lol they dont knock on the door at 8-30 am ........ everything you need is right here and if it isnt ... by that off chance the staff here will glady make what ever you need possible .So in brief : The Blue Moon Resort is the one and only place I will consider to stay in Las Vegas This place should be the first place on your list when making your plans to Vegas for your stay I loved it and I am SURE you will too I will be back here on my next visit to Vegas Keep up the GREAT work guys See you guys in Melbourne some time CHEERS ! and take care guysDave
The Lowlight of My Trip
With all the great Hotels in LV, why stay here?Management needs to learn from some of the Great Guest houses in Ft. Lauderdale. ie. The Flamingo Inn amongst the Flowers. While they're friendly here, thats where it ends. Zero Class, Zero Style, Lousy Soap, Shampoo, Towels, and use is sparingly, because you don't get any refills. While Clean, the rooms are "crummy motel". Bathrooms are basic ugly. The rates are twice what they're worth, and I'd gladly pay double that for a little style.
Why pay for a Car (required by location) for this? And why drive there for a Pool alongside the Freeway? I accept the blame. I should have thought it out better. Not being big on Glitz and Glitter, I thought this would be quiet and nice. Looks way better on the web than in the Flesh. I don't expect they'll get repeats from anything other than the Motel 6 Crowd. Seeing is believing, the next best thing is to listen to me. Sorry BlueMoon! Thumbsdown!
Plan ahead and stay on the strip! This place looked like a refurbished Motel.
...and if you don't have a car, then you're definitely screwed. This place is no where near the strip and to walk to it, one has to walk through the worst neighborhoods in Vegas.
Unless you're not in Vegas for the fun of it - and want to stay at a 24hr bath-house-like hotel...then this place is up your alley!
Must stay place in Vegas!
Just got back a few weeks ago from Vegas. I has the absolute pleasure in staying at the Blue Moon resort, where the owners, (Mike and John) were always visible,and made me feel very much papered and at home. The place is like magic, you meet all kinds of people, and make friends. I certainly made some new ones. The rooms show the hard work the owners put into the resort. Extremely clean, could not find any dirt anywhere, and believe me, I am a clean freak! When I checked in, it was around midnight, as my flight was late. The room was prepped, nice lighting to greet me, ac was on, and radio playing music (unlike some resorts, where you have to find the light switch, turn on the air, etc...) Modern bathroom in the rooms, nice fixtures, bed was very comfortable, a killer hot tub (very strong jets, the way a hot tub should be!) and a very large steam room with built in showers, stuck away in one corner of the steam room. The steam temperature was also perfect. Not too hot, and not too cold. The pool is kept heated, so when you come back for the night, you can strip off your clothes, and take a nice dip! There is a large screen video room also on the second floor, where you can watch with others flicks to put you in the mood. All I can say is that I am coming back soon, as I really had a nice time. No need to stay on the strip, there is a private shuttle service to take you anywhere in the city for a nominal fee of $5.
I stayed 10 nights and found the Blue Moon a great place to stay. My suite faced the pool and the view was awesome! The room was very clean, large and comfortable. The deluxe rooms were also superior to most gay resorts. They were just as nice as any regular casino rooms on the strip. Forget walking to the Strip from the resort. It's a long, long boring walk so plan on using the car or taxi. The resort has a good shuttle service for $5 a person. Great service. Blue Moon caters to all ages so there is a great mix at the pool. You'll feel comfortable walking naked around the pool as many clients did. The pool area is large and excellent. The outside jacuzzi in the grotto is very popular and a good place to meet people. The pool area is open 24 hours. The steam room is enormous, very clean and modern. The small coffee shop offers great deserts and sandwiches but is only open from 7am to 4pm.
There are softdrink machines on all floors and an ice machine on the first floor. I highly recommend the Blue Moon.
Blue Moon is an awsome place to stay
Loved the blue moon, the rooms were extremely comfortable, tastefully done the entire hotel was clean and comfortable. The entire staff was very friendly and would make it a point to talk to the each guest. The Blue Moon is an outstanding place to stay for the gay travelers. The hotel seemed to be designed for the gay businessmen or for the romantic get away and everything in between.
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