The hotel star rating system has been around for ages and we can all relate the difference between a 3-star property and a 5-star property. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was rated 4-stars, but it barely achieved 3-stars during my stay.
For starters, the hotel is in desperate need of a re-model. With the exception of the cool music memorabilia, the Hard Rock is showing its age with outdated amenities and super-slow Internet. But the rooms were the real disaster which featured comfortable beds, but very undesirable bathrooms. The paint on the walls was cracking, the tiles were lacking some caulk, and the sink would not drain. The real issue was the absence of hot water, preventing us from taking a shower in the morning.
Had this hotel been rated 3-stars or even 3.5-stars, I could have modified my expectations. Not sure who the Hard Rock paid off, but it was money well spent to achieve such a high rating for such an average property.
Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any other place in the World. Next time I’ll find a “true” 4-star property.