After years of staying in various Strip casinos with mixed results, I booked a room at the Trump Hotel for a recent birthday/anniversary trip with my partner. I found a sweet deal on TravelZoo for $99/night (on a weekend) plus $50 resort credit. We rented a car this time in Vegas because we wanted to see some of the sights outside of the city, and we foound the valet parking to be very courteous, quick and convenient.
Upon check-in, the extremely friendly and professional gentleman at the front desk asked if we would like to upgrade from a city-view room to a strip-view. I told him it was not necessary, to which he replied, "Yes, the mountains are beautiful with the snow on them." (It had snowed the night before). He completed the check-in process, we went to our room, and to our pleasant surprise, we had a view of the strip!
I should back up to say that the lobby smells wonderful! I wish I could buy scent they pump into the lobby. Also, it was very pleasant to stay in a hotel with no casino, and more importantly, no smoking. Don't get me wrong, we do like to gamble some and experience Vegas all that Vegas has to offer, but it was very nice to have a sanctuary to return to after a day/night of craziness.
The room was tastefully decorated, the bed and linens were luxurious, and the location was convenient. It was just a short walk to the strip and all of the popular hotels and fantastic shopping were just a 10-15 minute walk away. And, if we were too lazy to walk, (or too drunk to drive) we could just hop in a cab and get anywhere for just a few bucks.
The spa products in the bathroom were fabulous! The shampoo reminded me of scents from my childhood. The best way I can describe it is a pleasant mix of sage and sweet pea. I wish I had purchased the large bottle in the gift shop.
We used our resort credit at DJT and purchased the Pre Fixe dinner. It was delicious, and the atmosphere was top-notch. The Frisse salad was fantastic! The last night of our trip, we were craving Indian food, and received a great recommendation from the concierge. She even showed us an ad in a travel guide for a free dinner at the restaurant.
Finally, as a gay couple, the resort staff made us feel welcome, and we did not feel out of place in any way. It was the most pleasant stay I have ever had in Las Vegas and the Trump International will now be my hotel of choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Trump International Las Vegas