I just returned from a 5 day business conference at the Red Rock and this has been my 5th time at the Red Rock. Once again, this resort and casino delivered on every level.
Let me be perfectly clear: during my five times I've been to Vegas, I've never been to the strip. Pathetic, I know! But the reason is that every time it's been a business trip and we get very little free time. I'm mentioning all of this because I can't make any (and I won't try to make any) valid comparisons between the Red Rock and any other resort/casino you will find in Vegas. I'm only commenting on my experience with this resort.
Location - probably my only complaint about this place. It's not close to the strip, although shuttle service is provided. If you are attending a business conference with long days, this won't be a resort where you can quickly access the strip for a short time. The plus side of the location is that it's nestled close to Red Rock Canyon and it's beautiful. During the morning hours, the canyon rocks are reflected in the mirrored windows on the resort - gorgeous!
Rooms - compared to hotel rooms in general, the standard rooms here are top notch. They are fairly large in size, very clean and ultra contemporary but with warm decor. I absolutely love the bathrooms. The toilet area is separated by a pocket door and the bathroom is large. A deep tub and separate standing shower with a glass door, along with double sinks are all tastefully detailed with very nice marble and tile. There's even a small flat screen television in the bathroom and a telephone in the toilet area - although I'd be quite reluctant to use the phone!
The dining was top notch. All of the food provided at our business meetings was delicious and presented beautifully. The restaurants on the casino floor were great too. My only complaint was the service at the Japanese restaurant (Hachi) was very slow, but that really should be noted in a review of that particular restaurant. The Cherry nightclub was a blast.
Service - the service from the door staff, bartenders, maids, to the staff who helped us find our conference rooms was fantastic - all were EXTREMELY pleasant and helpful.
I can't comment on the value because it was paid by corporate, but even if it is pricey it's well worth it! I would highly recommend this resort to anyone going on vacation as well as anyone on a business trip. Thanks for another great week, Red Rock!!