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Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas City Center {US-NV}

Old Jan 22, 18, 12:02 pm
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Hi,

(apologies if posted earlier but did not see this in a search)

When looking for a Hilton for a weekend stay in Las Vegas in mid april 2018 . this HGI came up

Hilton Garden Inn Las Vegas City Center Hotel

says it is accepting reservations for Mar 30 onwards.

When first looking I thought it would be downtown ( City Center) but then I realised Dean Martin Drive was closer to the strip and looking at the map it is just west of the I-15 juat north of the monte Carlo ( website says it is walking distance to the strip with a shuttle also)

and it has

an Outdoor Saline pool!! ( have not seen that term often)

Nice to see another Hilton but not quite sure of the location given the proximity to I15 ( noise?)

Regards

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ps apologies I thought I had put garden inn in the header. Sorry

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Old Jan 22, 18, 2:04 pm
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I think it looks like a horrible location. Who wants to get in a shuttle or a car every time you want to go anywhere? And walking distance to the Strip? Over what overpass? Harmon? Trop? Neither of them is pedestrian friendly. Huge miss.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Eujeanie View Post
I think it looks like a horrible location. Who wants to get in a shuttle or a car every time you want to go anywhere? And walking distance to the Strip? Over what overpass? Harmon? Trop? Neither of them is pedestrian friendly. Huge miss.
Yeah, i can see tourists booking this place and think they will be on the strip. The developers got cheap land. That's why the hotel is there.
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Isn't there also a Homewood Suites in this area? I remember late last year when I was booking for an event I saw that. The area is advertised, "City Center," but it is on the other side of the freeway. Unless there is a tunnel, it really isn't a good location. Certainly not like Elara.

Depending on rates, I'd go with Elara. Actually, even if it is about $50 or so more per night, I'd still go with Elara, if you want a Hilton property. It is a whole different experience staying on-strip -v- off.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 6:08 pm
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Isn't there also a Homewood Suites in this area?
Yes, they are right next door to each other (same property) and share a parking garage, which is located between them. I wouldn't stay there without a car, but I think it's a decent location if you are driving (which I always do). Parking is free (so far).
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Serviceable if in LV for business (NOT convention), otherwise pass - better off at the Tropicana.
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Title should probably be modified to clarify that this is an HGI.

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Well, the good news is In-N-Out is nearby. The bad news is that it's also not the most attractive neighborhood. I'd have to agree that "walkable" is technically correct but the neighborhood isn't really encouraging pedestrians- the walk over Tropicana is over an interstate on-ramp that isn't welcoming pedestrian traffic, and Harmon isn't much better (at least there isn't an on-ramp there, but you come into the back side of Vdara in a manner that isn't amazingly pedestrian-friendly, but I guess is serviceable).
Harmon is far better than Tropicana for crossing the highway if for no other reason than it goes straight into Aria. I've done the walk probably a hundred times to visit people at the highrises adjacent to the HGI. Honestly, it's probably a 7-8 minute walk from the HGI to Aria North especially if cutting across the Panorama access lane that runs parallel to Harmon. I don't really get the comments in this thread - people are going to know what they're getting into booking here.
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
I don't consider that "amazingly pedestrian-friendly" if you have to walk across someplace where there isn't a pedestrian crossing and walk a bit in a lane dedicated to vehicle traffic. Harmon on that side doesn't get a ton of traffic at the moment, so OK, I guess (if it did it wouldn't be very safe to do crossings, or you'd need to redo this). I'm also familiar with that part of LV since Dean Martin->Harmon is a good shortcut to get on the S. Strip or crossing the Strip to get to UNLV/etc.

Thus "serviceable". If it was actually pedestrian-friendly there would be pedestrian access and dedicated walkways on both sides of the street. But it's Las Vegas, where ANY consideration of good pedestrian access to anything is nothing short of amazing, even if it's all concrete parking garages you're walking past instead of storefronts or actual city life. The city is mostly built for cars, not walkers, like most Sunbelt or suburban cities built once the car became dominant after 1940 or so. The Strip's OK as a pedestrian boulevard, but most of Vegas outside of downtown isn't built for walking- strip malls with acres of parking moving storefronts back from the sidewalks, cul-de-sac housing developments instead of connected street grids, etc.
I would not want to make that walk across the freeway for the safety reasons cited, but also factor in the weather...who wants to cross a freeway when it's 110 outside? Also, the other poster's 7-8 minute estimate I think is way short.

However, I do think the Strip itself is quite pedestrian friendly...you have your choice of walking directly to where you need to go (on sidewalks, with lights, overpasses or crosswalks), but it's also possible to simply go casino to casino.
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
W. Trop to Flamingo on the west side of I-15 up to about Decatur is also not what I'd call a great neighborhood. Especially after dark.



Sure- implied in "OK as a pedestrian boulevard".

All told, sure, the hotels are fine for what they are (reasonably close to the Strip Hilton chain alternatives for conferences and so on). They'll do fine just like the Staybridge Suites on Dean Martin or the Fairfield Inn, or the Hampton Inn on Tropicana. That being said, for the dates I checked the Tropicana was cheaper, has free parking, and is actually ON the strip (though the rooms can be kind of dumpier than a new build HGI/HS- I'd say the HS by LAS has nicer rooms than the room at the Trop that I stayed in, and the HS rooms weren't amazingly nice), and is giving you a better breakfast than an HGI or HS would. So... OK, I guess? Options are good? Whatever floats your boat?
It totally depends on why you're in Vegas. Those hotels are ok if you're working, or visiting family nearby, or doing something other than having fun No seriously, we're staying at the Residence Inn down near Bootlegger's Bistro on one upcoming trip because we're driving back from Zion and need a hotel before an early flight home the next day. But it's not where I'd want to spend all my time in Vegas - that would be at a casino hotel. But it's good there are options for all situations and all people.
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I think they are going to build a new football stadium for the Raiders very close to it.
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
I don't consider that "amazingly pedestrian-friendly" if you have to walk across someplace where there isn't a pedestrian crossing and walk a bit in a lane dedicated to vehicle traffic.
I'm not going to waste time debating what you mean by "amazingly pedestrian-friendly", but there is no part of the walk that doesn't have a dedicated sidewalk or a pedestrian crossing, with the possible exception of the short crossing at Vdara valet where there is not technically a crosswalk drawn but any employee driving a valet car there is obviously going to yield to pedestrians.

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I think they are going to build a new football stadium for the Raiders very close to it.
Las Vegas Stadium is on the same road, but about a mile away.
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