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I stayed at the New-York-New York in Vegas using complimentary nights that I received from Mlife, but I was actually staying on two separate free stay offers. Both were two night offers, but one was valid only Sunday-Thursday and the other was valid every day but there was a blackout date on the Saturday I was traveling. Unfortunately I needed a Thursday/Friday night stay so I used the two separate offers back-to-back for one night each. They were free (minus the resort fee) so I wasn’t going to complain.
An interesting thing about these particular offers is that the Thursday night one was for a “Spa Suite” room, which isn’t really a suite and isn’t much bigger, while the other is for the standard “Park Avenue” room. I knew going in that I’d be asking for both nights in the Spa Suite so I wouldn’t have to switch (which I really didn’t want to do on this occasion), but the front desk didn’t budge at all and said if I wanted to spend two nights in the same room, it would have to be the lower category room. Oh well…at least I tried!
I was given my key card to room 3223. This hotel/casino actually has my favorite layout in terms of the location of self parking, the front desk, and the elevators. The three are pretty much right next to each other, as opposed to most other Vegas hotels like The Mirage that make you walk through much of the Casino to find the guest elevators.
Anyway, on to the room. Note that my camera/phone was malfunctioning and all the pictures came out poorer than usual (bad lighting didn’t help either)…
The best way I can describe my room is: old. Everything seemed outdated compared to many other hotels on the Strip, and this one was definitely aging. With that being said, it was still kept clean and was relatively comfortable. After all – most of the time you spend in Vegas (and most travel destinations) is usually outside the hotel room.
The bed was fine – definitely not the most comfortable but it wasn’t terrible either. There were two Mlife chocolates on the bed, similar to the type I received after turn down service at Aria. The bedroom had a sitting area near the windows and a very small desk and mirror on the other side of the room. The TV and and closet/dresser were right in front of the bed and looked like the newest part of the room.
The bathroom was just to the right side of the entryway.
The only thing I was pleasantly surprised by in this room was the amount of space in the bathroom. I know it doesn’t look like much from these pictures, and by many hotel standards it’s not, but compare it to the bathroom at The Mirage. This bathroom is almost twice the size than The Mirage one, and it definitely felt that way.
There was granite tiling on the floor and shower walls and the shower had a sliding door instead of a simple curtain. If I had to guess, I’d say the bathroom was renovated in the last 5-8 years or so. Again, everything was clean. The shampoo and other amenities were boring as nearly all Vegas hotel amenities are.
I was actually in Vegas for an athletic tournament for the weekend, and I had very early starts the two mornings I was here. While I would normally never bother opening up the room service menu in a Vegas hotel because of the great food options throughout the city, I thought I’d give it a glance to see if it was worth ordering something in the morning while I got ready to go.
After seeing that menu…does anything catch your eye? I’ll tell you what caught mine – the “Eggs Any Style” for a miniscule $4.95! Two eggs, hash browns, and toast for $5?! Yes please! Even adding in the 20% service charge and tip, I wasn’t paying any more than $10 for a relatively good breakfast. I ordered it just after waking up and the food had arrived within 30 minutes on both days I was there. And the portion size was huge as well.
It wasn’t any better than any other eggs, hash browns, or toast that I’ve had, but for the price of just 4.95….it was delicious!
Yes, the highlight of my stay here was the $5 breakfast that only tasted good because of how cheap and convenient it was. The room is fine and the Casino is nice, but it’s also outdated and there are plenty of other options on the strip. Still, often times the prices you find at the New York-New York are better than many other mid-tier hotels on the strip. My two nights were free and I didn’t spend a ton of time in the room, so I won’t complain too much.
The resort fee was not free and is a ridiculous $20 a night at this hotel. I hate resort fees and think they’re outrageous, but unfortunately they’re now the norm on the Strip. One way to possibly get out of them is to complain about the WiFi speeds during your stay. I simply asked “Was there a problem with the WiFi the last few days? It seemed very slow.” The front desk agent barely even acknowledged what I said, but when handing me my final bill she said she went ahead and took off one night’s resort fee for the trouble.
It never hurts to ask 🙂