My wife and I spent 11 days in Las Vegas, arriving 21 Dec and leaving 1 Jan. For a treat, we stayed at The Platinum Hotel and Spa for the 30th and 31st of December. When I booked, I made sure we were given a suite that faced the strip so we could see the fireworks display at midnight of the 31st - the hotel is due east of Bally's. We were given a room at the top - the 17th floor. We had a Princess Suite, 1005 square feet with separate bedroom (very comfortable bedding and pillows), bathroom, and full kitchen/living room. AND a washer dryer which proved very handy at the end of our 11 day trip. The bathroom was a treat - the jetted tub was plenty roomy for two. The kitchen had a full size fridge with water and ice dispenser, full oven/range, a huge sink, coffee maker (one of those thermos style pots that keeps the coffee fresh for hours) a bar/counter with 4 barstools - and plenty of room for 4. The living room had a big plasma tv (though the bedroom had a standard television) and a desk with wired internet hookup (12.99 for 24 hours, 6.99 for two hours). There is also a balcony off the living room, with a table and 4 chairs - we were on the balcony as New Years arrived, watching the fireworks displays and listening to the toots, hollars, and hurrahs. We loved the space and NON SMOKING atmosphere (the fine for smoking in the rooms is $500) of the room. We'd stayed in smaller rooms for the other 9 nights. As chance would have it, the room did present a couple of challenges - the toilet was clogged when we arrived (high efficiency = easy to clog??) and took 20 applications of the PROVIDED plunger to clear. On the morning of the 31st, we were awakened at 8am by a sound outside our window which turned out to be Engineering doing some rope pulley work - my first two calls to the front desk received a 'we don't know what it is, we'll call security'. When I called a third time to report I'd seen what appeared to be a rappelling rope outside of our window, I was told "hasn't enigineering called you?" - and was assured we could move if we wanted to AND that the work was going to be very short in duration. We were relieved to find that 'No, we weren't in a room next to someone who wanted to climb the side of the hotel as a new years stunt. Total hassle time for those two glitches: 12 hours out of a 72 hour stay. These things happen to us - little challenges. STILL, it was the nicest room we stayed in during our trip - AND the room service was quick and priced right - (we tried to get an early dinner at 5 pm at the restaurant on premises on New Years Evening, but the restaurant was set up to open at 6pm for a special New Years Eve dinner)- no worries, we returned to our room and got in room dining. The staff we interacted with - front desk, bellman, concierge, room service, and a couple of employees we ran into on the elevator - all made it a point to be friendly. This room compared very favorably with other $300+ per night rooms we stayed in. This is the most we've ever paid for a room in Vegas - but realize this is the first time we extended our Christmas trip through New Years - We've stayed at Wynn, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, The Hotel, Paris and our overall favorite, the Venetian - Would we treat ourselves to a suite at the Platinum again for New Years Eve? Yes we would.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Platinum Hotel and Spa is non-smoking with no slots or tables; a sanctuary located near the action (just a block from the Las Vegas strip) with the look and feel of a trendy boutique hotel. Specializing in personalized service and offering an intimate spa, it's own restaurant and lounge, with an indoor/outdoor pool and spacious lounging deck, the Platinum offers only spacious suite rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Platinum Hotel Las Vegas
- Platinum Hotel Spa