Great value if you know what to expect
We stayed at the Fitzgerald’s hotel in Las Vegas April 17 – 20, 2010 – we were very happy with the hotel, but you should ensure your expectations align with my description below:
Hotel staff is extremely friendly, attentive, and helpful. The cleaning people do a great job; bartenders and cocktail waitresses friendly, security apparent. The "concierge" is a guy who sells Fitz show tickets but knows little about what’s going on in Vegas.
Rooms: The rooms are basic and clean, like a Best Western. The bathroom has a long vanity, hairdryer, decent toiletries; the towels were functional, not plush. Our shower drained slowly (tip: wet down, turn off water, soap up, then turn on water to rinse off). The wallpaper was discolored and worn in places. The room had 2 double beds, a dresser with 2 drawers, a TV cabinet with 3 drawers, a nightstand, and a table with 2 chairs. I was impressed that they had a surge protector with 5 jacks at the bedside floor, plugged behind the headboard – great for charging cell phones, DVD players, normally hard to find plugs in hotel rooms! There's a very small in-room safe (key lock). The Heat/AC is a manually controlled unit. TIP: Get a room on a high floor (above 19) to limit the noise from Freemont street concerts that go until midnight or later. We were on the 30th floor and could barely hear Freemont street over the hum from our AC unit. The suites are $100 more per night and don’t do complimentary upgrades. Elevators were fast.
Pool / hot tub is in a fenced in area just outside with card access. Probably only 25 chairs, but always saw some available. There’s a hot tub as well. The bathroom is just outside the pool gate -- take your room key to get back in.
Restaurant: Great ‘double down’ breakfast – eggs / sausage patty or bacon / diced potatoes and choice of toast. Ours was free through Expedia, but a deal even at the regular price of six bucks. Beverage is additional. They also had a 3-stack pancakes for two fifty – wow. At dinner, they have a great cooked to order pasta for eight bucks The McDonalds in the building has good coffee and there’s also a krispy krème.
Gaming – there’s $2 blackjack all day; slots were fun, including loose penny slots. Pai-Gow mania is a combination of Pai-Gow with a ‘three card poker’ side bet on the first three cards.
Drinks – cocktail waitress comes by often, even penny/nickel slots. Drinks were not watered down. Check out the second floor Vue Bar -- several TVs for sports, and an outside patio that looks onto the Freemont street below- great people watching.
Parking – one word – Valet ! Although self-park is free for hotel guests, you have to park on 6th floor or higher, so you’ll be going round and round a square drive upwards. People driving the other way were driving too fast and were not staying on their side – perfect set up for a head on collision. Valet is efficient, and the small tip alone is worth avoiding an accident!