Las Vegas 2020 | Worst Reviewed Cheap Hotels & Motels on the Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas Travel Tips)

Hey there world travelers. Hey there. I’m Tanya, and I’m Dave, and we are Turn It Up World. Welcome to . . . Las Vegas! Last time we were in Las Vegas, we stayed on the Las Vegas Strip at the beautiful and
grand Venetian Hotel in an upgraded suite and, let me tell you, it was
gorgeous but certainly not cheap. We paid roughly $179 per night plus their $45 per night mandatory resort fee plus taxes, so it roughly cost us about $720 for three nights, cha-ching Now as much as we love Vegas we
certainly can’t spend that kind of money every time we’re in Vegas so we did some
research to find cheaper accommodations on the Las Vegas Strip but during that
research we found a few that made cheap seem cheap, some of the reviews and the
ratings were horrible and a bit scary so we figured we’d visit a few of these
places and share with you some of the worst hotels and motels
on the Las Vegas Strip, so grab a notebook pen and a bottle of sanitizer
and let’s get into it. To kick things off, wait this is not the right one Ah, much better, so we’re gonna kick things off here, the OYO Hotel & Casino, now it was formerly the Hooters Hotel & Casino until OYO bought
them out. Now apparently Hooters Hotel was one of the worst hotels on the Las
Vegas Strip but with the new ownership maybe that’ll change. Right, OYO is a
large Indian company that has a lot of hotels around the world and they
promise a lot of renovations here to the old Hooters, but I know they just
announced, right, a third layoff of basically of the U.S. employees so we’re
concerned about are they gonna make all those renovations and so it definitely
is still on our list. I don’t know maybe we should just go inside and see if we
can check things out. What do you think? Sure, let’s do it. Let’s check it out. Now we did check many current reviews on various sites and this place seemed to get a 3.7 out of 5 with many of those
reviewers saying not so nice things about this hotel and as of February 2020
rates were about $37 per night and that did not include the $40 per
night resort fee plus tax. The gift shop still sells basically Hooters gear
here so they haven’t changed that over yet, get all your Hooters gear Alright, we got a Steak N Shake, oh boy here we are check it out
still have the Hooters here that’s for sure, the largest Hooters in the world, yes, now what we were told by several of the staff members, OYO is in the process of
updating their rooms so if you’re planning on staying there you might want
to request one of those, as many reviewers have said the old rooms are dated and not in great shape, it’s so dark in here, I can’t see, it’s very dark It was dark, it was really smoky, the Hooters was still there they even had a Hooters store that was still there so nothing’s really
changed thus far, unfortunately we couldn’t get into the rooms but nothing’s changed
thus far, exactly, should we go to the next one, yeah let’s head to the next one Travelodge Las Vegas Center Strip, yeah
and if you want a great location this is it you’re right in the center of the
Strip, but let’s face it, it’s a motel, and it, it’s a motel, oh yes I mean it’s
interesting because right across the street you have like Tom Ford and
Louis Vuitton and all these high-end name-brand shops, but the moment you walk through this little enclave it feels very different yes and the reviews are
quite terrible overall 3.7 stars out of 5, which is not good at
all and they say if you want a shower you know don’t come here, the rooms are
dingy dirty yes right some of the toilets don’t work things like that, exactly, I mean it’s exactly like a motel, it’s like the
Bates Motel smack in the center of Vegas now we checked online for room rates
middle of the week in February off-peak $55 a night now the good news is there
is no resort fee Excalibur, yeah and I will say this
though if you the exterior of Excalibur looks quite interesting, it almost
reminds you of that medieval castle, of course with the famous Excalibur sword, right, if you love Camelot maybe it is for you but the place itself has not been
renovated, the rooms sound pretty awful, yeah, right, and we did see some
reviews 45,000 reviews now overall 4 stars, which doesn’t sound terrible, but
if you read those reviews it’s pretty scary, yeah now according to the Las
Vegas Strip obviously those are pretty low because some of those really big
ones can be close to 5 stars now I will say this we did speak to an
individual that was actually working here in Las Vegas so she kind of told us
that the, she had a story and it was kind of interesting that she stayed
there with one of her friends she ended up leaving the room because they got into a
fight and then of course the whatever room upstairs the toilet overflowed and
all the poopers came down to the next level so but of course we heard other reviews as
well from things like there’s been blood on the walls, which actually sounds like a
scary horror movie, hair on the floor and many many folks have said that there’s
the cold water effect and what I mean by that is the cold water
the showers it’s cold you run the hot water it’s cold there is no hot water
and that’s kind of interesting but I guess you kind of get what you pay for, well it’s also an authentic experience you go back in the day of Camelot, you get cold showers a lot you know anyway maybe, exactly, now we also checked the room rates so in February, mid-February midweek you know kind of an off peak time $30 a night now there’s a
resort fee too on top of that $35 so really it’s not super cheap, say what?
exactly but I think we need to go inside and see if we can check this for
ourselves, now we’ll see sometimes they’re a little strict about that, but we’ll see
what we can do, let’s go look dated, yes for sure, we were actually able to get up here without a key, yes, and it’s interesting because you kind of overlook the rooms will kind of overlook the courtyard which doesn’t look really appealing but that’s your view looks like they’re cleaning some rooms up this way, yeah it’s not terrible, right see if we can get a shot of a room here that was a busy one, what what year were these rugs put in? I think during the medieval times, yes very dark ominous, I didn’t notice it really, it wasn’t as
smokey, no not a smokiness yeah OYO is definitely smokier extremely yeah whoo
so apparently this place those are really cool aren’t you
now Roman said it was designed for kids but that’s kind of interesting because
of his legacy no design for kids maybe big kids like us what do you think Tanya well I will say
this I think we did get a chance look at the rooms up walking through the
hallways is really dark and definitely certain floors had an odor of like poop
that’s true it is quite dark inside it yeah it seems like they may have a
freshen up some of the rugs so they weren’t so dirty yes on the rugs were
newer yeah Bobby was so so bad I ain’t really smell the smoke too much it
wasn’t as smoky as oil was yeah definitely ones probably hit or miss you
for wanna roll the dice yeah roll a seven it could be okay for you yeah
alright so the one thing I will tell you it’s always a fun maze to kind of get
around there’s not really like crosswalks not many you know you got to
find your way to the cross like a maze together the cross rider way to the
bridges across the straight exactly on our list is the worst motel on the
Las Vegas Strip and that is a Travel Lodge Las Vegas yes it is definitely a
very seedy spot when you come by here now we did hear a lot of reviews with
this one as well in terms of the rooms themselves we’ve heard there’s been
issue with roaches has been an issue with the carpeting the smoking
everything had a yeah unclean feeling it actually someone actually says they had
to go to a store to buy disinfectant just to use the bathroom right overall
ratings were three point two out of five the lowest of all the ones we’ve
reviewed today so probably a place to avoid yes if you can avoid the worst
hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has to go to Circus Circus yes and this is really
if you talk to a lot of people live in the Vegas a lot this comes up all the
time yeah the worst hotel I’m strip in Vegas yeah I think for one when you walk
into the lobbies it’s check-in is probably really really hard the lines
can get really long as a matter of fact when you go in there’s ropes that would
kind of line around as if you’re waiting for a ride I’d like Walt Disney World
exactly bad service yeah you hear that a lot to read the reviews the service is
terrible just like you said long lines I mean the rooms are not
clean yeah all dirty exactly they’ve not been renovated in
years now that could change yes that could very well change that we do know
that it has been recently acquired by Treasure Island yeah so it’s it’s it may
be a lot of things coming in the works now there is a Manor there’s like a
circus circus Manor which is kind of their mold
version and we looked online and we could not seem to find when you can
broke it which means it may be closed it may be something that baby is getting
renovated renovated as a matter was really the worst of the worst circus got
a rating about three point seven out of five and the manner I think was about
three point two out of five and that was kind of in the back of circus yes in the
front right there check it in the front but then you had to make your way back
to the motel version of the circus circus now what is the price so we
checked the price for the middle of February midweek so it’s off-peak twenty
two dollars a night that does not include the resort fee so yeah it’s
worth about $32 a nice all right something you definitely wrong when you
step in an elevator and your Mac PC is a number thirteen looks well used just
think I we’re not staying on that floor alright so we made it up and right off
the back it is definitely eerie feeling the ceilings are really really low right
Dave oh they are very low they are it almost sounds like this oh oh it feels
narrow yeah like to at least ice machine to selfish you know you’re exactly full
service that’s the only service apparently yeah may not be bad that maybe one on one and here’s the
buffet in the circus circus’ looks like it’s pretty open jump right in there I
get the good food the road behind look at the red balloon
red balloon no I think the movie it destroyed displays so that about does it
for us we just want to mention the reason we chose to add the two travel
lodges is because they are definitely some of the worst places to stay on the
Las Vegas Strip and we obviously recognize that motels are very different
from casino hotels but we thought you should be aware of them nonetheless
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  1. Have you stayed at one of these hotels or motels mentioned in the video? If so, what's been your experience?
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  2. I'm not that super picky with the hotels I'm staying. I've stayed at Circus Circus couple of times and it was decent. My main draw was the indoor amusement park for the kids and it was great.

  3. My brother stayed at circus circus and couldnt get anyone to deliver to those scary motel version rooms in back. they told him he would have to meet them at Valet because of frequent issues with the guests back there/ lol . great video thanks , new sub

  4. Hi …. Almost all Travellodge(s) are "ratched" 😊 but funny story – I was in Honolulu once and booked a hotel using my Airline employee rate, meaning I paid around $95 . Chose to stay at a real foo foo hotel, but hated it! It was like going over to someone house with "plastic" on the sofa so that you won't get it dirty. Soooo the next morn I dragged my luggage 4 blocks over (no taxi) to a $125 LESS ( if I was paying the real rate) per night hotel and had the best time!! It was cute & clean! I work in a hospital (now) So I know how to check for cleanliness 😊 and it was very clean! Staff was nice.. definitely the Aloha Spirit, anyway my observation is sometimes $$ doesn't always mean better – right?? Either way gooood video & you guys are so cute together. You remind me of me & my guy🌸

  5. I went to Hooters hotel once because it was only $16. But our room had the body juice imprint of a naked person pressed up against the window…it was disgusting.

  6. We go to Vegas a few times a year usually we alternate between NYNY and Excalibur. Since we go often we are usually put up in the Excalibur resort tower and we have never had a bad experience. Check in lines are a lil long but they offer Mobile check in so that’s quicker. Our by far worst experience ever was at that Stratosphere. Got food poisoning from their restaurant and just very dated rooms.

  7. I almost fell off my chair when you added , grab your sanitizer! LOL I carry clorox wipes with me when I travel, and no matter where I stay the room gets wiped down. Great video for those trying to do Vegas on the cheap


  9. Note to self: DO NOT stay at Excalibur or OYO. Y’all should take one for the team and stay at Circus Circus and do a review.

  10. You’d think some company would buy that place across from Aria and blow those old buildings up and tear down that motel and build a new Casino

  11. You are welcome. They do have updated rooms which are on the Royale side of the hotel which if some want the updated rooms I would suggest staying on that side. The Resort side is the side where the older rooms are located. I would suggest anyone traveling to Vegas to get the Mlife member card for promotions it helps.

  12. I've stayed at the Travelodge center strip twice and the Excalibur twice – the Excalibur I didn't like too much at first, but over the years I've grown to really love the Excalibur, it's a great hotel with a homey down to earth atmosphere, not like the uppity and snobby atmosphere from the fancier hotels. The Travelodge was the hotel I stayed in the very first time I went to Vegas in the mid 90s. It was one of those unplanned spur of the moment trips to Vegas and we just wanted some cheap motel to stay in for the night. But take note back then, that entrance to the hotel wasn't as crowded and as busy at it is now, it was much easier to drive in and out of than today. But as far as the Travelodge itself, I remember it was pretty basic and it suited our needs which is why we picked it. If I remember correctly it was $50 a night so not much different from today, but also an added plus is that there's no resort fee and parking is free!

  13. Walked through the Excalibur when it first opened, smelled like rotting flesh. I hate the resort fees, it's a rip off for what you get. LV only wants your money, anyway they can get it.

  14. You get what you pay for at the cheap resorts. I stayed at Circus Circus and I knew what I was paying for (the parking garage had a bunch of kids running around along with broken elevators). With the resort fee and taxes, the price was $57 per night. That was a good deal if you're driving to other parts of Vegas.Circus Circus buffet is a skip because it feels like an Elementary school cafeteria where th food is geared to little kids (Aria has a better buffet if you're willing to travel further in the strip) Renting a car makes a huge difference in travel because you feel like a hostage navigating from area to area. The Excalibur and OYO are places that needs improvement. OYO has free parking, but doesn't feel exciting and cramped. Excalibur probably worked in the 90's, but in 2020, it's dated, smells like cigarettes, and needs to be torn down

  15. We always stay at excalibur, it always been a clean comfortable room. Yes it’s dated, yes it’s not luxurious, but it’s easy on and off the strip and cheap.

  16. Stayed at the Excalibur twice. It wasn't bad. One of the stays were free over the weekend. I would not stay there again, unless it's completely free.

    Those ceilings at CC made you look tall. Lol.

  17. well thank you for this review of the worst reviewed and looking like motels and hotels guys! now we know what to avoid hahaha

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