Hooters Casino Hotel, just east of the Strip, is home to a namesake Hooters restaurant and, of course, the world-famous Hooters Girls dressed in tiny orange shorts and tight white tank tops.
Boobalicious, beachy, laidback, for the thrifty (or thrifty at heart)
As mentioned above, we dig those t-shirt-and-short clad Hooters Girls (and not in a scary stalker way). Naturally, they're in Hooters restaurant, but you'll also spot them serving cocktails on the casino floor.
Our mantra: It's a great location for a great (meaning cheap) price. Hooters Casino Hotel is only a block from one of the busiest intersections on the Strip. It takes mere minutes to walk to several of the city's must-visit properties.
If you feel like having a swim at 2 a.m. in the middle of January, you can. The pool deck -- consisting of a couple of freeform pools, two hot tubs and a waterfall -- is open 24/7, 365 days a year, which is unusual compared to other hotels in Vegas.
Oh, those chicken wings. We love them all -- whether they're the original recipe, the Daytona Beach style or the boneless ones. They're finger-lickin' good. And if you're looking for a hot time in Vegas, you'll have a scorcher by ordering the 911 and Triple Dog Dare sauces. (By the way, like the pool, the wings are available 24/7, 365 days a year.)
Accommodations at Hooters Casino Hotel start at less than $30. Inexpensively priced, these rooms haven't been remodeled in a long time, and they have been well used and are showing wear and tear. They also still have things like bedspreads and bulky box TVs.
Compared to others in town, the casino here feels a bit dark. With windows positioned near the front and back entrances only, you can walk into Hooters Casino Hotel on a blazing summer afternoon and think that it's nighttime.
Hooters Casino Hotel has only a few choices when it comes to eating (and the cuisine at all of them leans toward what we'd call "bar food"). If you're craving something different, just make tracks for one of the nearby hotels.
The Hooters Girls face a little competition from a different type of sleek body that's on display in the casino just inside the front doors. Check out the actual Hooters-sponsored Thunderbird raced by the late Alan Kulwicki to win the 1992 American NASCAR Winston Cup.
Mosey into the Saloon for cheap drinks. Try the $5 Legendary "83" Margarita or the $6 Hooterade. There are also specials (like a $3 shot with every beer you buy) and a "Build Your Own Bloody Mary" section on the menu.
Here's a rare find on the Strip: A $3 blackjack table. You'll discover at least one at Hooters Casino Hotel. Use it.
Searching for a quick coffee or an inexpensive snack? Head over to The Bait Shoppe. Along with a cup of joe, you can grab a Krispy Kreme donut.