My stay in this room was for two nights, May 12 and 13. Enjoy the photos below.
Having stayed in Hotel32 previously, I know what to expect. For those who have not, it is important to note that in Hotel32, only the Lofts and Penthouses have all the Hotel32 amenities. The most notable missing amenity that the Studios do not have is the airport limo pick-up. Maybe the second most important amenity that these rooms do not have is a bath tub. The shower is quite large, taking up all the room that a tub would, but it is a shower, a very roomy shower. With those understandings, let’s get on with the review of my stay in a Studio at Hotel32…
I was checking into Hotel32 after already staying in a Diamond Suite at the Monte Carlo. Check-in at Hotel32 (like every other Vegas hotel) is at 3PM. I had an event I was attending at 1:30, so I needed to have completed checking in by 1 in order to make it over to the event which was at another hotel. I had a late checkout of 1PM from the suite I was in. Unfortunately for me, my room was not ready by 12:45, so at that time, I took my belongings to the Bell desk and checked everything. Then, I made my way to the VIP room, checked out of the Diamond Suite, and left my personal keys and any bulky items with the Assistant Hotel Manager, Jacob, and went off to my event. While at the event, I received a call informing me that the Studio was now available.
After the event, I stopped by the VIP room, checked into Hotel32, and was assigned room 32-056. Upon my arrival at the Bell desk, they brought all my belongings out on a trolley. The Bellman asked if I could wait a bit while they located a jacket. Apparently, Bell staff are not supposed to go up to Hotel32 without a proper uniform which is different from the Monte Carlo. I told him that I really did not want to wait and if we could go up to the Studio now, that’s what my preference would be and off we went. Nice to know that while staff are supposed to follow rules and do try to do just that, some rules can be waved upon the wishes of the customer.
Upon arrival in Studio 32-056, there was one luggage stand and the Bellman asked if I needed another. Having replied yes, the Bellman was off to find a second one. This gave me a few minutes to explore this new room type which I had never been in. Although it is only 400 sq ft (the same size as a regular room in the Monte Carlo), it seemed to have a lot of room since there was only one king bed. On the bureau, there were three small dishes of fruit (blueberries, tangerine slices, and grapes) welcoming me. Apparently, they were sitting for a while and the tangerine slices were a bit dry. Still, this is a nice touch that you do not find in many hotels. In the fridge were a couple of bottles of water. (Yes, there is a fridge for your use in the room.) The Studios do not come with the limo or the pre-stocking of the fridge (it is empty except for some water) which is fine with me since I had my own beverages (including half & half for coffee) to keep cold. Although I do like the furnishings here more than the furnishings in a Mirage room, there is no data connection that you would find at the Mirage so I was not able to connect my laptop to the Flatscreen. This room had a strip view which is always nice.
The Bell man quickly returned with the second luggage stand and then asked if I would like ice and he was off for some of that. In the closet, I found two robes and slippers along with the safe. After the ice arrived, the Bellman was tipped and I was left to finish exploring. In the bathroom, I found the regular MC toiletries. The shower took the space of a tub which was not there. After the tiny shower in the Diamond Suite, this one was quite nice but with only one shower head, not special. Everything was spotless. The next day, the maid left Kiehl’s products in the bathroom. Not sure if this was normal, due to my tip (only $5), or due to my reservation in a Penthouse two days later. Didn’t interact with the suite assistants who were young ladies preoccupied with talking amongst themselves with little regard to guests. Reminded me of the Front desk of the SkySuites where I was ignored for nearly 20 minutes.
Later that night, I settled in and watched a pay for view Movie, (Oz, The Great and Powerful). While the Studios and Suites do not have the Satellite TV with a gazillion channels, unlike the MC below, there are a few local HD Channels. Anyway, during the movie around 11:45 or 12, the neighbors in the loft suite next door got in and decided to party. At about 12:15, security arrived and all was quiet. I didn’t call them, since I was awake watching the movie, just turning up the sound a bit resolved any noise issue for me. However, somebody must have called security since they arrived so quickly. Next morning, Monday, I brought my dirty laundry to the suite assistant and received a great welcome by Joel, the Suite Assistant that makes everything up in Hotel32 work. Oscar was working the lounge, and I spent some time with him catching up with him on his family happenings and such while enjoying morning goodies with a couple of mimosas. Although the same folks were in the loft the next night, it was peaceful and not a peep was heard. I mention the noise because for the most part, Hotel32 is a quiet, serine place to stay, and they like to keep it that way. In some other hotels on the strip that I have stayed at, such a quick response to late night noise is unheard of. Let’s face it, midnight is not necessarily late in Vegas, LOL.
For me, the little things do mean a lot. It is nice to come back to your room in the evening with the lights on, TV softly playing, a robe on your bed, slippers nearby, and chocolates on the nightstand. Turndown service is always a nice added touch. In some hotels, it isn’t even noticeable, but up in Hotel32, it is quite noticeable. It’s always nice to get your coffee and read the paper which is hanging on your door every morning. Although there are Keurig Coffee makers in the Studios and 700 Sq ft Suites, I prefer to put on a robe and go to the lounge after 7AM to get the coffee they put out there. I’ve seen several other do this as well. Lounge32 breakfast items in the morning, with a complimentary mimosa or two to start your day, is another great feature of a stay in Hotel32.
There can be odd moments in the elevator as you have to put in your card to get up to the 32nd floor while others gawk, but I have handled those moments with good humor and shared a laugh with others in the elevator.
At the end of the day, even though you are up in Hotel32 and Suite Assistants can take care of most of you r needs, you are under the Monte Carlo roof and subject to Monte Carlo service which I have always found to be top notch. I hear stories of some who have not had as good a stay that I do, and I do not doubt them. However, for some reason, I have not shared their unlucky stays, mine are fine. While others have a great stay in the Aria SkySuites, my stay was a bit lacking due to the front desk concierge there and the one hour wait for a slice of freak’in pie. For me, Hotel32 has delivered so much more than I could ever get at the Skysuites and for much less. But Vegas is different for each of us so your mileage may (and probably will) differ.
I have personal connections with staff at Hotel32. Joel started to follow my twitter account and would inquire about events in my day. Oscar shares details of his family with me. These types of connections are the difference between an enjoyable stay and a great stay. I have no hesitation in recommending Hotel32 to anyone who has the $ to stay here.
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