The New Frontier Hotel And Casino
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Old World Charm
The second time I visited Vegas - I was forced to stay in this hotel as all others were full due to some conference going on. The Hotel is at the end of the Strip and one of the first Hotels of Nevada. Rooms Ok , room service is slow - but you got great food downstairs. With a Dely, a Chinese Pavillion and Bistro Grill, Gilley's Bar (a very happening place on weekends) - plus the usual Poker, slot, Roulette tables and a big screen0 for racing freaks plus bingo. At the cheapest price in Vegas you cannot complain much - check their website for the best deal.
Unique Quality: The Food is good and if you are lucky you may find some of the old world charm in the form of Dealers - who are gradually being replaced by Cheap Chinese personnel - who does their job well but with a plastic smile and horrible english. After all in Vegas people only reach hotel at 3 or 4 in the morning and mostly to hit the sack. Also the location is great with free shuttle to the airport and located next to the mall where you have the live fashion shows. High speed wireless is available in the room at 10$ per day.
Directions: End of Strip opposite Wynns - next to the Mall
The New Frontier
The "New" Frontier was opened in 1942 and was the second hotel on the strip. It finally wheezed its last breath in July 2007, less than a year after I stayed here. On 13 November 2007 the world celebrated as this dump was demolished. The hotel's greatest moment occurred in 1956 when it hosted Elvis's first Las Vegas appearance.
A rather trashy hotel, but what would you expect for just $45 per night? Moldy bath tubs, loose ceiling tiles, missing trim on the walls, & creaky old elevators are just a few of the problems we noticed. Add the fact that they will not allow you to purchase wireless internet access for $10 a day unless you are in their "high-class" atrium rooms, despite the fact that their signal easily penetrates the rest of the hotel.
I would definitely spend more for a nice hotel on the strip or just stay in another part of town on my next trip.
THE NEW FRONTIER
I loved this Hotel , stayed in the Antrim tower where you get a bedroom and sitting room . The Atrim is really nice to , it is built like the number 8 and the roof is open and it has gardens with palm trees and all the rooms facing inwards .to get from your room to the casino you have to walk past the bingo which was always full .
the hotel is small enough to feel freindly and you could always find the person you were looking for.
Unique Quality: I would say the indoor gardens would sell this hotel and the double rooms you get in the Antrim tower .plus the size of portions you get at Phils 24 hr deli.
Great little casino
A smaller hotel/casino than normal but great for the intimate atmosphere. We stayed in the atrium suites which are great as they have a bedroom and a lounge. The suites are in a square around a lovely waterfall area and you can look straight up to the sky, so although you are inside you are actually outside! Stayed at the hotel in December during National Finals Rodeo week which gave the hotel a great atmosphere. There were huge screens put up in Gilleys and the Gilleys Stockyard room so you could watch the action live. Hotel has a Panda Express, a Mexican restaurant, a bar, a 24 hour deli and The Orchard Place has a buffet breakfast and dinner. There is also an ice cream shop and a coffee shop. There is a hairdressers, 2 gift shops and a little convenience shop. The Frontier staff were very pleasant and helpful. Although this is an older Vegas hotel it is clean and tidy. The hotel is ideally situated on the strip. The Wynn hotel is across the road and the Fashion Show Mall is next door. The Deuce bus that runs up and down the strip has a bus stop right outside the hotel. I went in December 2005 and Donald Trump was in the process of building a condominium complex at the back of the hotel so be warned of the noise!
Decent base to explore the city
The New Frontier is a decent hotel for people who go to Vegas for not bragging and spending grands for accomodation. The hotel has '50ies-'60ies feeling, it might be renovated in the near future. Still, we were satisfied with our room. Check in and out was easy, no trouble. Maids were ok. We checked out the Mexican restaurant downstairs, quite cheap and good food.
Unique Quality: Great pool: clean and nice surrounding. You can easily walk to the main resorts from here. Its worth the price.
Directions: North Strip
Stay here while you have the chance
Rumor has it that this baby is on the chopping block in the next few years. The check-in lines kind of jut back towards the casino which can cause some traffic jams. Felt like check-in took longer than necessary. The rooms are showing their age, but still not bad for the price. The casino is smoky, and it's hard to get on a table. Some of the machines are also ready for retirement. Stayed in early March, so didn't get to check out the pool, though I'm told it has a deep end.
If you can get past the rundown feel of the place, it's a cheap place to crash at night. Easy access to north strip properties.
Updated: RIP, Frontier!
Unique Quality: They used to have a shuttle to the airport, so if you're flying into town, see if that is still running to save some cash on a cab. Also, this casino has a bingo parlor. It's worth searching it out to see the haze from the cigarette smoke in that room!
Directions: Towards the North end of the strip
We got a good deal on this hotel as well. The price can be real cheap.
Unique Quality: This casino has a Southwestern or Cowboy theme to it. We had a lot of fun hanging out here. The bar inside is called Gilly's. This is a honkey tonk bar southwestern style. They have a electronic bull in the back and people do a lot of square-dancing. It is a fun bar to hang out in later at night.
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