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Vegas hotel question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SixToe, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Imperial Palace, on the Strip: Pros? Cons? Thumbs up or down?

    It's going to be a place to sleep and change clothes. The casino won't see any of my money.
  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    It's fine. IP is a gambler's casino on the strip.
    Doesn't have all the high-end frills a lot of the strip hotels have. It really depends on what kind of experience you're looking for.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Casino has always seemed creepy to me. Never won there, nor did I feel like any of the dealers wanted me to win.

    Can't speak to the quality of the hotel itself, but the location is outstanding between Flamingo/Harrah's and across the street from Mirage/Caesars. The classic car collection in the rear of the hotel is awesome, one of my favorite ways to kill a couple hours in Vegas without spending any money (they charge admission but free coupons are easy to find).
  4. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    What is it that you want in a hotel there? If you're like most visitors there for a couple of days, you won't be spending much time in your room.

    If it's a plush room you're after and a room that looks like it was just refurbished and remodeled, no, the IP isn't the place for you.

    If you want something that's centrally located, it's a great place.

    For me, the IP always is reasonably priced and I don't mind sacrificing a bit of quality for paying less than most the other prospects. It's never my first choice, but it'll do.
  5. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    I've stayed at the Stratosphere. I figure the IP is about the same but closer to the Strip.
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I had a craps run for the ages at the IP about 10 years ago.
    But, come to think of it, I don[t think I've gambled there since.
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I stayed at the IP last time I was there (this was 1999) and had no issue with it. The location is awesome and I really liked the car collection too.
  8. Tiger16

    Tiger16 Member

    Two years ago, I found my room to be dirty and disgusting.

    But I slept like 3 hours a day. And the location is primo.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Never stayed there but like others have said you can't beat location. It is right by monorail stop which makes it very convenient .

    At some of hotels on strip by time you walk to monorail its easier to just walk to where you were going .
  10. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Had no problems at the Imperial Palace.

    Dealers were friendly enough.

    The car museum is frickin' awesome.

    Can't beat the location.
  11. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    I haven't stayed there in almost 20 years, but it was showing its age even then. I did stop in to play some blackjack a couple years ago, and the table minimums were a lot more reasonable than some of the fancier places on the Strip.

    If a lot of cigarette smoke bothers you, you might want to rethink. I think they have some pumped in from neighboring casinos just to give it more of that Rat Pack ambience.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Parking's an irritant.

    Floor plan's demented.

    And if you're stuck in a room overlooking Harrah's "Party Plaza", god help you when the bands and all the screaming idiots keep you up all night.

    For strip, the rates are cheap, but if the buffet is a fair example of their food service . . . you'd be well-served to steer far, far clear.
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