Casino: -Many slots and classic table games are found. It gets very crowded in the Weekend! A couple jackpots have been won at Ellis Island! -Best Karaoke in town! Lots of people and fun every night and weekend makes this place a little Vegas paradise from the 70s!! -It's a small Casino, which means you get better service there than any other huge Strip Casinos...you want a drink, you'll get one for sure! -**NOTE: Ellis Island has it's own beer!!!! -The 2 restaurants have the best BBQ chicken and ribs! Prices are extremely cheap, but the quality is very acceptable. Drinks are also very cheap...you won't brake the bank, but you'll get out wasted for sure! -Ellis Island has a great atmosphere, mainly from the famous Karaoke (celebs are found there regularly) lounge and singing Elvis (the one from Imperial Palace). HOTEL: It used to be a Motel 8. Then it was bought by Ellis Island. Fully renovated rooms and suites. Nothing fancy, just classic rooms with windows you can actually open!!!! WOW!!! and ground patio doors for the suites. A pool-small and quite. Nothing like the GO pool at the Flamingo. Pool is...ok. No Pool party. It's like a Vegas pool from the 70s. -The check in desk is very small. But you get checked in way faster than on the strip. -The rooms are clean! Haters will always hate! Beware of bad reviews! -Speaking of the strip... The Hotel is located 3 blocks from Las Vegas BLVD. I said 3 blockes, not 30 miles! You'll have to walk or take a cab. If you can hardly walk 10-15mins under the striking desert heat...maybe you should consider another hotel or a cab. There is a short cut through the Flamingo...but if you are not used to the area you may find it hard to get on the strip. We love the vegas heat...don't have a problem with it! THE FINAL WORD: I've stayed at the FLAMINGO, BELLAGIO, HARRAH'S, TREASURE ISLAND, MIRAGE. Because of the constant rise of hotel rooms, we ended up at Ellis Island, ignoring reviews. I will never ever go back to a strip Hotel ever again! I love to drink and eat good food! Ellis Island doesn't brake my bank-compared to Strip Hotels. Most tourists just book a room on the strip because they don't like to walk much and are easily scared by locals and homeless if they have to walk off strip. Insecurity is part of a tourist!(lol). They waste a lot of money for resort fees, food and drink. If you are used to Vegas, give Ellis Island a try...I did not regret it and I've stayed at the most expensive Hotels on the strip!
Just down Flamingo from the Strip Right on Koval and it's about a hundred yards down on the left, between Harmon and Flamingo. You can also go up Harmon from the Hard Rock and turn right.
Cement floors and the smell of dingy cigarettes permeate the air, and a whiff of searing steak from the 24 hour restaurant that serves the best cheap steak deal in town. The beer is brewed on site by a real German imported brew master, and a pint can be had for around a buck and a half, That's about 20 oz not 12, plus tip. Or, park your rear end at the bar and with a $20 buy in the drinks are comped. Video Poker is 8/5 Jacks or Better and the other games are about the same payoff, a sprinkling of good Video Poker throughout the casino with the usual slots and table games, decent rules and low minimums keep me coming back, as well as the daily restaurant specials, priced low enough to keep you fed while you gamble away those hard earned dollars. Many times I've made that late night trip to satisfy those munchies with a graveyard special. Yes, they still have those.
Then it's back to the Wheel Of Misfortune with my gambleholic wife (only when she's buzzed in Las Vegas at 3 AM) and it's one more time, just one more, just one more.........
See ya there!
Love the micro brewed beers here. They were some great food specials also. They have lowered some paytables on their video poker. They also disallow bonus points on their better machines. They have recently bought the super 8 motel adjacent to the casino.
Very good micro brews, glass size reduced. CW service spotty. VP has some good paytables, but less machines than in the past. no hotel comps because its a Super 8.
Food is varied-BBQ, Cafe, Pizza, and Sandwich shop. Low table stakes