We stayed here recently to visit the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park with our 2 kids. The main reason to choose this hotel is because it is smoke free and has no casino. We have stayed at the Vdara suite in our last trip to Las Vegas with our kids, will give a brief comparison.
1. Smoke free and there is no Casino
2. Kids get a greeting goodie bag (no goodie bag at Vdara).
3. Kitchenette is stocked with plates, glasses and utensils. There is a small electric stove and a refrigerator. (the Vdara penthouse suite has a full kitchen before, but there were no utensils, need to request).
4. There is a sofa bed that is ok for kids to sleep on (Vdara's sofa bed is not of sleeping quality, even my 3 year old complained about the wafer thin mattress, you can feel the spring. So we ended up with a 2 bedroom penthouse suite at Vdara, nice but certainly costs a lot more than a regular room at Trump).
5. Roomy enough for 2 adults and 2 young kids.
6. Valet parking and luggage assistance are more efficient (shorter waiting time) than most/all other Las Vegas hotels. Trump is slightly off the Las Vegas Blvd, and does not have as many people/car traffic as other mega resorts, so that is a plus for families with young kids who have no patience for anything. Just to give you an example, I was stuck in Bellagio hotel for almost an hour just to get out of its self-parking lot at midnight! There is still some waiting at Trump, but it is similar to the special valet reserved for 7 stars/Diamond club members at Caesars Palace.
7. Short easy walk to the Las Vegas shopping mall across the street, to shop or to grab a quick bite. It is not easy to walk out other mega resorts.
1. There are very limited choice of dining on site, just one restaurant and one pool side cafe. This is however not a big problem for us since there are myriads of restaurants in Las Vegas. We had some incredible meals with our kids at Nobu Caesars Palace, Michael Mina at Bellagio, etc. After venturing through these mega hotels, we do really appreciate the absence of tobacco smoke, mob-like crowds and traffic at Trump. Again there is the shopping mall across the street if you just want something simple.
2. Train noise. This is infrequent, not loud but noticeable (I have to say this is the first hotel in LV that I can hear a train noise). If you are a light sleeper, then this is something you may have to consider.
3. The pool is relatively small compared to other mega hotels, and it is seasonal (outdoor). It gets crowded quite easily and quickly. It opens from about 8am to 8pm. It is a simple rectangular shaped pool, similar to those in the gyms but it is shallower. The length of the pool is about 25 meters, so adequate for someone who swims laps for exercise like myself, but you need to get there early. They close the pool if weather is “not good.”
4. No fancy décor or amenities. But it is clean, modern and simplistic, feels almost like a normal regular upscale hotel. It is not luxurious, there is no personal butler service, complimentary wine/delicacy daily in the room, or high-end art decor (but then these will cost you). It also does not have the busy, over-the-top, cheesy replica or adult-oriented/chic look that some people have come to expect of Las Vegas hotels. However, their staff service is good, courteous, efficient and they even help us prepare the sofa bed for our kids before we come back to our room (a very nice touch, a sign of good service).
Overall this is a good valued kid friendly hotel that let us feel relaxed and comfortable after a busy day at the national parks or after navigating through the Las Vegas strip circus/jungle.
By the way, the Grand Canyon south rim air/bus tour from the Grand Canyon tours was quite nice. We took the 6:30 am flight, saw the sun rise over the LV strip, had an impressive aerial view of the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon in morning light, a couple of 1 hour stops to enjoy a short walk at the Grand Canyon, and back to Las Vegas by noon to enjoy a refreshing frozen hot chocolate, lunch and ice cream sundae at Seredipity 3. As for the drive to Zion National park, it is an easy 3 hour drive. There are free shuttles to take you to many hiking trails. Since we have two young kids (3 and 8), we did an easy hike at the lower Emerald Pool across from the Zion Lodge. After the hike, we got some soft ice cream and smoothies at the Lodge and headed back to Las Vegas for a gourmet dinner at Michael Mina in Bellagio. The lobster pot pies there are phenomenal.
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- Towering over The Las Vegas Strip, the Trump International Hotel™ - Las Vegas is a non-smoking luxury resort offering 1,232 graciously furnished hotel suites and 50 magnificent penthouses. Boasting the finest views of The Strip, the hotel lies where Las Vegas Blvd meets Fashion Show Drive, adjacent to the best shopping and finest casinos in the city. The Spa at Trump® offers 11,000 square feet of sumptuous serenity, ensuring that each guest’s experience is a memorable personal event. ... more less
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