No two hotels can promise the same level of experience. In Vegas, even bargain hunters know that there are those worth returning to, and others that are like the bronze trophy in a three-way foot race. For every El Cortez Cabana Suites, there are a dozen or more of the "Motel Hell" variety. Now we've experienced the nightmares so you don't have to.


When someone says "roach motel", the Hotel Galaxy on Dean Martin Drive immediately comes to mind. This nasty little collection of buildings has foul critters all over the place...and not just the six-legged variety. 

Yours truly checked into the Hotel Galaxy (against my better judgment) a few years back when a major boxing event had driven hotel rates through the roof. I knew something was up when the front desk required my signature to receive a TV remote. Things got worse when I reached my assigned room. The front door showed multiple signs of forced entry, with slipshod repairs to poorly hide the crimes. Yikes.

When said door was opened, creepy crawlies scattered to the four corners...except for ones that were already dead on the filthy carpeting. Needless to say, I hightailed it right back to the office with that damned remote and ate the cost in favor of a clean, spacious room at Silver Sevens Casino (Paradise Road at Flamingo). 

It's been a few years since my personal experience, but HOTEL GALAXY (which, mind you, isn't a hotel at all) still maintains its generous 1.5-star rating. Here's an actual Yelp review from 7/4/21: "f I could give this place 0 stars, I absolutely would. I don't know what's worse: the fact that there were nasty stains all over the sheets, the fact that the A/C was broken and stuck on one temperature, the fact that there was literal shit smeared on the walls in the bathroom, the fact that there were cigarette burns on the blanket, the fact that despite the room being a "non-smoking" room, it REEKED of nicotine the moment we stepped into the room or the fact that they made us pay over $250 a NIGHT and tried to charge us an extra $30 to stay until noon. This all doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of how nasty and dirty this place was. It should be shut down and considered a public safety hazard."

Welcome to Hotel Galaxy

Welcome to Hotel Galaxy

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