Recently, I was in Las Vegas for the Boarding Area Conference, held at the Mandalay Bay. I was staying at the Luxor, right next door, and due to my MLife Platinum status (thanks to my Hyatt Diamond Status) was upgraded to a one bedroom suite.
Figuring this was Las Vegas, this hotel was on the strip, and my room was located in one of the renovated 2 towers adjacent to the Luxor, I assumed (wrongly) that there would be WiFi…free, or not…I assumed there would be something.
To my surprise, I learned there was not. After calling the front desk and inquiring, I was directed to use the ethernet cord by my TV. Unfortunately, my MacBook Air does not support this antiquated technology, and my only option was to connect to a WIFi source.
While I was able to pick-up some private internet networks, no matter how many of them that I tried, none of them would work. It was extraordinarily frustrating…especially as a travel blogger who needs internet to write posts. I was astounded that the hotel had no source of WiFi in the rooms, and the only option was to use the WiFi provided in my conference room – at the Mandalay Bay.
My alternative was to try to use the cell signal on my iPad as a hotspot. Unfortunately, there was little to no reception in the rooms, due to the heavy metal construction…ugh. Oh, well.
I don’t think is the norm for most popular US hotels now, but I figured at least the major ones on the Las Vegas strip would come into the 21st century and bring WiFi as an option to guests – even if they had to charge for it (which, I suspect for an MLife Platinum would be free).
Have you ever experienced a hotel without any source of WiFi in the guest rooms?
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