My best friend and I are around 24 years old and went on a month long road trip all over out west (we're from Wisconsin). And Vegas was definitely on the list! The way the trip was going, we left Cali and headed into Vegas for a weekend! We had some difficulty booking a room online (perhaps because we aren't a hostel member?) but I just called instead. The man answered and was very friendly and I was having trouble deciding between a dorm or private room (hostels make me a little nervous--and the prospect of being at one in a HUGE city made me more nervous). But he told me for the price ($15/night per person plus an extra $3 a person since we aren't hostel members--which wasn't a big deal--for being on the strip or anywhere that was a bargain!), the dorm is the way to go and he assured me that there's plenty of room and that it's very safe and secure and that we can have a girls dorm. So I booked for 2 nights. The drive into Vegas was tedious with all the traffic but when we got to TOD's there was plenty of space in the parking lot to park (thank God! I didn't want to have to look for parking on the strip!) When we got inside to get our key, it was the same guy I had talked to on the phone and he remembered me. As he was checking us in, we ended up talking about our trip thus far and where we were from and about the Green Bay Packers for awhile! When we got into our girls dorm, we were only sharing with 2 other girls who were either out on the strip or quiet and resting so it was nice. The room also has it's own bathroom and kitchen! Everything was neat, clean and nice and I was so glad they had an air-conditioner! They also have a great pool that's secured in a gate but all you have to do is go ask the front desk man for the key. During the day, my friend and I stayed by the pool (and met all sorts of new, nice and interesting people!) and at night we just took the Deuce bus further down the strip. I liked that the hostel was on the strip but not where all the crowds necessarily are. It's close to the Stratosphere, and you COULD walk down the strip if you wanted but just make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Also, Tod's is next to a pizza place and also Dino's last neighborhood bar (they do karaoke and the drinks are the cheapest I found in Vegas!). And anytime we had questions or needed directions, the guy at the front was always friendly and helpful.
So overall, friendly & helpful staff, nice cozy and clean rooms and amenities, AMAZING pool, and I felt safe and at home the whole time. I wanted to stay longer and I will definitely be coming back!!!!!
- Also Known As:
- Tod Motor Hotel Las Vegas
- Tod Motor Motel Las Vegas