We had two free nights at the Tuscany Suites, so we decided to go for our 1yr anniversary. My husband has been to Las Vegas numerous times and had never heard of the Tuscany. I read some reviews here and was a little worried because we normally stay at 4 star hotels or better. But since it was free, we were going to take advantage of it. I have to say that we were both pleasantly surprised!
First of all, the staff was very nice. Every time we arrived at or left the hotel, there was always someone to open the door for us. The people at the front desk were very kind and welcoming. We arrived early, so we paid $11 for early check in. Even though the lobby smelled like smoke due to the nearby bar, it was very clean and not bad looking at all. Once we left the lobby and headed outside to our room, we were surprised at how quite the outside walkways were. In fact, it was serene. It reminded me of a tropical escape.
The room was very large---the largest hotel room I’ve ever seen, and very clean. It was not as fancy as other hotel rooms, but the largeness of the room and the quietness made up for that. As many other people have mentioned, the little kitchen didn’t have silverware but that was no big deal. The bed and pillows were on the firm side, but comfortable enough for us to sleep well.
The TV only has about 7 channels--- news, Steve Wilkos was on a lot, a channel that shows the Marilyn’s Cafe menu, but it didn’t matter because we didn’t sit in the room and watch TV all day. The bathroom was very spacious and there was plenty of room for me to set all my makeup and girly stuff on the sink. There was even a medicine cabinet behind the side wall mirror. There is a separate tub and shower. The tub is not a whirlpool or spa tub---just a regular bath tub, but we just used the shower. It had really good water pressure. When inside the shower, trying to get out, the handle was a little tough, so we just pushed on the glass door instead of using the handle. No big deal. The toilet had it’s own door so I was able to take a shower or use the sink when my husband was using the bathroom. It’s true that when you turn the bathroom lights on, the loud fan also comes on, but if you look at the light switch, there is also a timed light you can turn on. The light is a littler dimmer, but it has no fan. So just use that one. In the bathroom there was a good hair dryer I used every day and in the closet there was a good iron and ironing board. They also have a laundry service and a safe that you can put your own code into.
The toilet paper and tissues were soft, and the towels smelled clean are were of adequate size. Each day we found clean towels nicely folded in the bathroom and the room was tidied up. I have to say how impressed I was at how quiet it was in the room and on the grounds at night and into the early morning.. After a loud and crazy day in Vegas, it was absolutely wonderful to get back to the hotel grounds where I immediately felt relaxed because it was sooooo quiet there!
We ate at Marilyn’s café (open 24 hrs) for lunch two days in a row. It was about the equivalent of Denny’s or IHOP. You have to go through the casino to get to the café, but it is a small casino so a short walk. Even though the café smelled like smoke because of the casino, we sat in the very back and it smelled just fine. They had a huge selection of breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, etc. The prices were normal, the service was good, and the food came out in about 10 minutes. The portions were big and both days I couldn’t finish my meal. We ordered the philly cheese steak with hashed browns (you can pick your side---they have a lot to choose from), the grilled cheese with applesauce, the Marilyn’s Sampler which had big mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, and cheese fries, and the beef French dip with fries. All of it was very tasty.
The pool area was beautiful. There was a large outdoor heated pool and hot tub. There was a high of 60 degrees when we were there and people were still hanging out at the pool. There were lots of chairs, large trees, pool towels, music. It was really nice.
In the hotel, next to the pool there was a little mini café with drinks and snacks. Near that was a little gift shop with all kinds of cute things and next to that there was a concierge service. They even had an area where they sell half priced show tickets. There was a fitness center and a nice Italian restaurant, but we didn’t try those.
I read in some reviews that the walk from the hotel to the strip was long and scary, but I would have to disagree. When you check in, ask to stay near the front of the hotel, close to flamingo street. From the front of the hotel, you just walk 5 minutes down Flamingo directly to Bally’s. It was completely safe. We walked it several times, including at night. I took pictures along the walk so everyone can see it’s short and not scary. Along the walk, there were several nice high rise hotels, normal people walking, and lots of cars driving, so it’s not like anything bad would happen. Once you get to Bally’s you go into the sports book/shops entrance which are the first doors you see (again, only a 5 minute walk from the hotel) and once in there, you can either jump right on the monorail which will take you anywhere for $5 a person (they also have 1 day and 3 day tickets) or walk through the Bally’s shops and the casino and it will put you right on the strip, or instead of walking through the Bally’s casino, walk through Paris which is awesome (shops, restaurants, and the casino) and that will put you on the strip too. It’s all connected so it’s really simple. We mostly walked everywhere we were going except for the nights when we got dressed up for fancy dinners. On those nights, the bellman got us a taxi or nice car quickly.
You have to pay for wireless internet in your room--$10 for 24hrs, but it’s free in the lobby and the pool café. One night when we got back to the Tuscany, there was a live band playing that was pretty good in the bar area and people were dancing and having a good time. On the day we checked out of the Tuscany, we were able to check our bags with the bellman because our flight out of Vegas wasn’t until several hours later. When we came back later to pick them up, the bellman retrieved out luggage from behind locked doors and put them into the taxi for us. The service at the Tuscany front door was very good.
My husband and I were very pleased with the Tuscany suites. Because it was my first time to Vegas, I’d probably like stay at a few hotels on the strip to see what it’s like, but after that I’d probably return to the Tuscany because of how quiet, relaxing, clean, convenient it is and how large the rooms were.
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- All suite hotel with Italian decor, catering to leisure and business travelers - 3 minutes from The Strip. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tuscany Suites And Casino
- Tuscany Hotel Las Vegas
- Tuscany Suites Las Vegas
- Tuscany Las Vegas