You mentioned parking in the Casino Royale parking lot and walking over to the Venetian. Where do you expect lodgers of the Casino Royale to park? This is a small hotel and does not offer valet parking and other amenities that the larger hotels can offer. While I have roomed at the Casino Royale and do NOT recommend it, I do not believe their parking lot should be invaded by those who are not guests there. Parking at the large hotels must be taken into account when planning these “meccas” instead of putting tourists and smaller hotels into a bind!
Thank you for your thoughts. Let me respond to your very good points:
The lot behind the Casino Royale is rarely 100% full, even on a weekend evening. They have spaces right next to the hotel building set aside for hotel guests. In addition, I have never seen their very small 4 floor parking garage filled past the second floor. (Except during the construction of the Venetian, when the casino encouraged construction workers to park there, hoping they would enjoy a drink and some gambling after their shift).
While I would never suggest someone crowd the parking lot of a small business, doctor’s office, or similar, the casino business is very different. They want you there. All the better chance to get you in the door. They would be thrilled to have their parking lot and garage filled to the brim, and the small number of hotel guests at Casino Royale will never come close to filling up their garage.
For the record, I have no business interest in the property, nor would I suggest staying there. But it’s quicker to park their and get to the front of The Venetian, The Mirage, Harrah’s, etc. than it is to use those casino garages because the Casino Royale garage sits literally seconds from the Strip. In addition, Casino Royale has THE lowest table minimums in the center Strip area, as well as some of the cheapest drinks. A great place for the value-conscious gambler.
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August 4, 1999