This is part of a continuing series of my impressions and experiences staying at various hotels and resorts while traveling to attend concerts worldwide. This stay was during my recent trip to Las Vegas in October 2013. This review is for The Palms Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Property: The Palms Casino Hotel
Room Type/Class: Bungalow (Room 3203 “Bungalow Three”)
Date: October 5 – October 7, 2013
Overall Rating: 5/5 [Note: Score is totally subjective based on price, location, and comparison to "like" properties within same area and price range]
I choose this hotel because I was in Las Vegas to review a Depeche Mode concert, and they were playing the venue at the Palms Casino Hotel – their Pearl Concert Theater (which is one of my favorite concert venues in Las Vegas).
Though I had been to The Palms several times in the past for concerts, this was my first stay at their hotel.
I was in the midst of a heavy travel schedule that week with my arrival, and my flight out of Houston was delayed, so I did not arrive to check-in until about 2:30 am.
Even with the very late arrival, they were super nice at the front desk and booked me in a bungalow, without asking for any kind of upgrade. I did not know what that meant, but was actually escorted by security passed the pool area to one of the three bungalows at the back.
I stay at a lot of hotels and resorts all over the world, but even I was very impressed with this room. Having shot photography in Houston all day in the heat with a ton of camera gear, then flying into Vegas, I was pretty exhausted, and upon entering the room and looking around, I had to wonder if I was dreaming. Not an ordinary room…
The bottom floor has a big open area with a bar, refrigerator, dishes and silverware, many flatscreen TVs, couches, and a lanai with its own spa outside, with a fireplace that faces inside and outside. Definitely designed for entertaining.
There are stairs leading up to the second floor, but an elevator as well… upstairs features the large bedroom, a huge bathroom with a jetted tub and stand up shower stall, and dual sinks. There is also a balcony outside, overlooking the public pool area.
It was a very, very nice room. It was also very nice, private, and quiet.
The hotel, of course, offers a lot of Las Vegas-style amenities. I had opportunities to try food at several of the eating establishments, which was all great.
While it is off the Strip, in many ways that can be a plus for getting around, if you have a rental car or take advantage of shuttles (sometimes it is easier to get to other places on the Strip by circumventing, and limiting your time driving on the Strip itself).
I really, really enjoyed my stay at The Palms (much more than I expected) and would definitely return, especially if they are hosting a concert there, which makes it a no brainer. Highest recommendations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palms Casino Resort, heralded as one of Las Vegas' most sought-after destinations, is an all-encompassing, one-stop experience. Opened in 2001, the boutique property boasts three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino. Palms is in the midst of a property-wide renovation, having renovated its Ivory Tower guestrooms, the redesigned Race and Sports Book, the iconic N9NE Steakhouse and suave Ghostbar, named “Best Lounge” by Nightclub & Bar Magazine in 2014. Other amenities include the popular Fantasy Suites, such as the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court, and the Pearl Concert Theater, Las Vegas’ leading concert venue; Nove Italiano; the Michelin-starred Alize; Lao Sze Chuan, an authentic Chinese cuisine restaurant by renowned Chicago chef Tony Hu; Cafe 6, a contemporary take on American comfort food classics; the world’s largest Hooters; Drift Spa & Hammam; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre Cineplex; three swimming pool environments, and more than 60,000 square-feet of meeting space. Palms Casino Resort is located just west of the center of the Las Vegas Strip off I-15 on Flamingo Road and offers free shuttle service to The Strip. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Palms Hotel Las Vegas
- The Palms Las Vegas
- Palms Las Vegas
- Playboy Hotel Las Vegas
- Palms Hotel Las Vegas
- Palms Casino