|Quoting N907CL (Reply 17):|
Stayed at the Hotel San Remo in 2003 and 2004. Need remodeling? Yes. Dangerous Part of town? LOL NO! It sits behind the Tropicana and to the side of the MGM Grand across the street.
I agree -- it's not, in my experience, in an unsafe part of town, despite the fact that it's off the Strip. In fact, it's within a few hundred feet of the Strip, and Mandalay Bay -- a five-star resort on the Strip -- is south of it, as I recall.
(Being off the Strip doesn't necessarily mean that you're in a bad part of town, in my view. The Las Vegas Hilton is on Paradise Road, a fairly long block off the strip, and at least as far from the Strip as the San Remo / Hooters. Also, unlike SR/H, the LV Hilton is at the extreme north of the Strip, about parallel with the Sahara, and just south of what some might call the seedier side of town (between downtown and Sahara). Some also take the view that downtown Vegas, which is located several blocks north of Sahara) is not so safe, but the casino area downtown is a well-traveled area for tourists and if you stay in that district while seeing the attractions there, you're probably going to be okay. I would avoid the non-tourist streets downtown after dark, though, particularly on foot.)
While I'm reminiscing, in the old days (i.e., before the changeover to Hooters
) you could get a nice steak dinner for $5.95 at the San Remo, and it was pretty good, especially for the price.
These days, I sorta doubt whether you can get anything other than a pitcher of beer or a cocktail for that kind of money, now that it's Hooters.
Of course, there are plenty of other attractions there. By reputation, I would say.
[Edited 2006-02-04 23:25:49]
What's fair is fair.