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Red Garter Hotel & Casino
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in West Wendover
Fallbrook, California
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108 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Very Very Dated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is at best a 2 star hotel. The rooms needed to be remodeled years ago. They all seems like they have been smoking rooms at some point. The linens are thin, worn, stained with cigarette burns on the bedding.

Overall, do not commit to this hotel until you have seen the room where you will be staying in.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

The owners have spent loads of money refurbishing the casino and putting a new facade on the Red Garter. But that is the extent of the renovation. The rooms are still poorly managed, with flat mattresses and smell of smoke (even the non-smoking rooms). It's too bad they didn't go the extra step to create a better environment here.

As stated, the casino has been upgraded and is much larger and better than it ever was in the past. Though it has lost that "our little secret" feel that it used to have in the past.

Room Tip: Any other hotel in Wendover is better.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Salt Lake City
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59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Thought that the Red Garter would be revamped inside and out considering the time they took to renovate! The inside is still the same, nothing to write home about. Not worth the money to stay. The casino is very smokey and drinks are hard to come by. I asked for a drink and never saw the waitress again!! played video poker at the bar and ordered a drink - bartender didn't want to give me the drink until I've inserted and started to play!! Stay away!!!

Room Tip: Don't waste your money!!!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marina, California
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166 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

We had chosen the Red Garter as the Motel/Casino that we wanted to stay in on our trip to Wendover and the Bonnevile Salt Flats. The motel was not able to confirm that we had a room until just a couple of weeks before our trip began due supposed renovations. We had a view of a wall several feet away outside our window. Our room was not one of the rooms that was renovated but the rooms on both sides and above us were apparently being worked on all night long. The casino was nice and there was some space around the machines so it was not too crowded.

Room Tip: Get a room at another casino.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Logan, Utah
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

Went with couple of friends..we paid 160 Dollars a room/night. Took 2 rooms ( non smoking) and both were very very dirty, holes in the sheets ( too old to be used and cigarette holes) and bed cover.. carpet and seat with huge old stain. They didn't change/ clean the sheet after the last clients, hairs from previous clients in the bed and more... Windows were broken didn't close so no security when you are in the ground floor ...etc.
I Travel a lot all around the world but never got a such dirty place ever....
If we had a problem with one room , I will say it's just bad luck , but we had 2 rooms
Only nice thing about: Ladies at the front desk were very nice.... The manager told us, they will give us back 15 % off....our credit card show us : Full price...!!!! Thank you.
we 'lI download pictures to prove it ..

Room Tip: Do not stop....plenty of motel (s) in town much better, cheaper and clean.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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boise
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155 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

I didn't expect much after reading other reviews but found the Red Garter is not a bad place. It is on the level of a Super 8 or above Motel 6, My complaints are the hard bed and the loud air conditioner that basically blew the drapes around. Also the catrpet is old looking but clean and the bathroom could use more space as well as some molding repairs. Also the TV was very small and older. But it's safe feeling and attached to old fashioned casino. Was fine for a place to sleep.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

Wanted to get a jump start for the Fourth of July-Called asking about the suites that I could not register on line (did not allow) asked the price and if they had walk in shower "NO" then asked if they had "shower chairs" after repeating it about FOUR times she asked what do you mean. HMMM! So I hung up (got tired of repeating everything) and decided to just to register on line for a regular room. (spouse is a Rt leg amputee)
Upon our arrival they have only one person checking customers in and running the little store they have there also! And then warned us that the water was going to shut off for a couple of hours and gave us the room then after later asking for a TV remote that worked they decided to change our room!!!Due to water shut off being longer!! First room was rather clean second one was not so much! Check out the next day was bad, Cheryl was having a bad day cuz NO Good Morning no nothing! Just a mean grumpy look!!! Yikes!!! Restaurant needs some help as well! Not a busy place and I truly can see why!!! CUSTOMER SERVICE IS NEEDING SOME HELP AND TRAINING!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Red Garter Hotel & Casino

Property: Red Garter Hotel & Casino
Address: 1225 Wendover Blvd, West Wendover, NV 89883 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn Wendover)
Region: United States > Nevada > West Wendover
Amenities:
Casino and Gambling Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in West Wendover
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Garter Hotel and Casino offers the newest accommodations at an affordable price. Enjoy Wendover's most renowned dining. Experience a new casino that offers a wide variety of games, and delivers the ultimate experience in fun and excitement. Other amenities include: Loosest Slots and Video Poker Live Table Games Sports Book & Lounge One Club Player's Card Free Shuttle Service- 24/7 Gift Shop Banquet Facilities Exclusively at the Red Garter: Beans and Brews Prospector Cafe The Italia Satellite Keno Stage Bar Sports Bar ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Americas Best Value Inn Wendover Hotel West Wendover
Red Garter Hotel & Casino West Wendover, Nevada

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