115 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89109
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Singles, Live entertainment, Nightlife, No fuss
Expert review of Hooters
Hooters? Really? Yes. Cast aside your aspersions – I certainly had to – because, sleazy connotations aside, the rooms here are actually exceptionally good value. You can get incredible deals here, the rooms are clean, the location’s not bad and the clientele’s surprisingly normal. This is actually a great bet for budget travellers.
Just off the southern Strip on Tropicana, opposite the MGM Grand and next to the Tropicana. It’s not the best location if you want to get to the Central Strip, but it’s not bad – and the monorail station at MGM Grand is right opposite.
Here’s where the shocker comes. Hooters rooms won’t win any prizes for design, but I’ve found them to be spotless and a great bargain. The beds are big, the bathrooms do the job and there are even fake plants to liven up your stay. If you are into the whole Hooters cult, though, be aware that you’ll be charged if you filch anything – the room service menu warns you that it’ll cost you US$25 to slip it in your bag.
The casino’s small – in fact, with all the wood around, it kind of looks like a giant shed. Again, it won’t win any prizes for spectacular design, but it’s extremely generous with slot credits, and if you’re not into gambling, it’s small enough to get out of easily.
Obviously there’s a Hooter’s restaurant, the Mad Onion does $2.99 breakfast deals and Dixie’s Dam Bar offers keg service (an entire keg of beer at your table for $200) and male strippers (it’s the venue for the Men of X revue show). There aren’t many places you can say that about.
There’s only the pool but it’s not bad – a decent size with palm trees and sand pits around it. There’s also a 60-person hot tub, though you may want to give that one a miss. As for entertainment, as well as the Men of X strippers, there’s also an Elvis impersonator (he’s alright), the Dirty Joke Show (does what it says on the tin) and Fear and Laughing in Las Vegas – a blend of rock, comedy and magic. I haven’t been yet, but I keep promising myself to try it one day.
You know what to expect – lots of busty girls – but in the casino area, they don’t wear a uniform and there are plenty of normal-looking people too. Everyone’s friendly enough.
Budget travellers, groups of young people and, no, you can’t escape the stag dos.
The daily resort fee costs US$7.50.
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- 115 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89109
- Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool
- Off Strip