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OK, so the windows may/may not open. How bad do the Las Vegas Hotels rooms stink?

OK, so the windows may/may not open. How bad do the Las Vegas Hotels rooms stink?

Feb 12th, 2004, 03:13 PM
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OK, so the windows may/may not open. How bad do the Las Vegas Hotels rooms stink?

My wife smokes. I don't. At home she goes outside to light up. In a big hotel (like the Mirage) that's not always an easy thing. When we visted Niagara Falls last year (we stayed at the Marriot Fallsview) we stayed in a "smoking" room that had opening windows and she sat there when she smoked. The problem is, the whole room reeked from earlier tenants (made my eyes burn).

So my question is this? Just how bad do the "smoking" rooms in the big Las Vegas resorts smell? Specifically interested in the Mirage or Monte Carlo, but others as well as we are not yet committed to any particular place.

LordBalfor is offline  
Feb 12th, 2004, 03:17 PM
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A smoking room in a hotel stinks, there is no way around that.

As a former smoker, The rooms at the Venetian did not smell too bad. Also, the entire floor didn't have that pent up smoke smell like most.

State of the art ventilation systems.
Feb 12th, 2004, 03:33 PM
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The Hard Rock in Vegas has windows that open in their rooms.
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Feb 12th, 2004, 05:25 PM
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How about making her go down to the Casino or bar if she wants to smoke. Then you can stay in a non-smoking room.
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Feb 12th, 2004, 05:39 PM
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Yech! At least most of us can get away from it. But, it's hard to keep away from loved ones, even when they have bad habits. I know when I visit my brother, I try to leave my jacket in the car because his wife smokes -- I have to come home and wash whatever I've been wearing after I visit them.

However, you might try getting a bottle of Febreeze to take with you to freshen the room. It's a trick from the European Forum since one cannot always get non-smoking rooms in Paris. I've used Febreeze in motel rooms in Paris and on my clothes after I've been in a restaurant or someplace where people smoked (no washer to throw my clothes in when I travel). It really does help with the odor and make the air more breathable. (I just think it would be rude to carry it with me to my brother's house and start spraying when I walk in the door.)
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Feb 12th, 2004, 05:45 PM
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Now that most hotels have non-smoking floors, it's not as bad. But in Vegas, every floor ends up being a smoking floor, no matter what they say! Ventilation is pretty good but if you're sensitive to smoke you'll smell it anyway. You'll smell like smoke yourself, just from walking through the casino.
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Feb 12th, 2004, 07:40 PM
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I'm a smoker who doesn't smoke inside my house (strictly outside, but it works in CA).

I typically stay in non-smoking rooms becaues I hate the way the smoking rooms smell, but even non-smoking rooms can smell a bit "off".

I travel a lot (50-60 hotel nights a year). I always keep a couple of the small candles in tins in my luggage and will use them in a room to help clear the air. You can get scented or "smoke eating".

They make a lot of difference!
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Feb 13th, 2004, 09:58 AM
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The rooms will STINK! I am a smoker (outdoors at home and on vacation) and the smoking rooms make ME sick! There is so much smoke everywhere in Vegas (casino, restaurants, etc) the room offers a nice reprieve.
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