Luxury at The Palazzo Las Vegas

by Ginger on June 8, 2011

in Random

It’s a rarity for me to sit down and write about a hotel, restaurant, or other location. But this weekend I had such a phenomenal experience, I am fairly bursting at the seams to tell everyone how great it was.

After a TON of great feedback on Twitter, N.C. and I ended up booking our one night vacation at The Palazzo Las Vegas. Now, I’m going to tell you the honest truth–I never would have booked the Palazzo on my own. First, I didn’t even know about it (I don’t keep up on the new hotel scene in Vegas, I’m sad to say). Second, once I found out about it, I would have assumed it was out of our price range. BUT, we were using points awards, not “real” money and the Palazzo came up in the list of hotels in our points range. As a bonus, the level of room in our range included their fancy Prestige addition. I’ll get to that in a minute. First, let’s look at the evidence of what a good decision we made:

The Palazzo Las Vegas hotel from the street.

The Palazzo is a sister property of The Venetian, and it has a similar exterior aesthetic.

Hallway of The Palazzo Las Vegas

I know, a picture of the hallway. But it was so tasteful (even the carpet!) and modern yet traditional I had to take a picture.

Palazzo Las Vegas Luxury Suite bedroom(husband included for scale)

This is the “bedroom” of our room. Our room was a luxury suite, which is something like 720 square feet, with a 130 square foot bathroom. Folks, that’s bigger than our old apartment in New Jersey. This room was massive.

Palazzo Las Vegas Luxury Suite living room

This is the “living room.” The couch N.C. is sitting on is an L shaped BEAST. We were convinced this room would be awesome for parties.Oh, and for fun, the shades and curtains had a remote to make them work. Fancy!

I know that new Vegas is in the business of pampering guests in a fantasy of affluence and wealth, and well, if this is what that means, SIGN ME UP. The room was luxurious. The service was, truly, impeccable. It was everything a hotel stay should be. It was made *that* much better by upgrading the room to include their Prestige amenities. That basically meant we got (among other things): a private check in; access to a private lounge that served coffee, tea, sodas, water & lemonade all day, free cocktails (real, full sized ones, not the free ones on the casino floor) and hors d’oeuvres in the evenings, and free continental breakfast in the morning (plus access to a full bar all day should you want to pay for liquor outside their cocktail service); a private concierge, free popcorn and dvd’s, free internet, and a bunch of other perks. We mainly got the upgrade because we were trying to do the whole trip on the cheap, and figured that the hors d’oeuvres would help us not eat so much at dinner, and that breakfast for free is a good thing. Oh, and cocktails. Of course. But guys, this lounge was awesome. I mean, AWESOME. They had a snack station during the day with Jelly Belly’s, M&M’s, nuts, gumballs, and some other candy that you could just..TAKE. The breakfast was filled with wonderful concoctions. The cocktails at the reception were high-quality liquor, not the bottom shelf stuff. And the hors d’oeuvres were seriously some of the best I’ve had in a long time (I could have eaten cup after cup of the cream of mushroom soup. YUM)! Add in the service, and we truly felt like big shot high rollers (we’re so not).

But don’t be fooled. We actually spent very little time in our amazing room or the lovely Prestige lounge compared to the amount of time we spent on the casino floor, wandering the Shoppes and eating (oh, eating).

Now, about the casino. I know, trust me, that gambling on the Strip isn’t the best idea if you’re looking for good odds. My MIL lives in Vegas–we go to the local places enough to know this to be true. But when in Rome right?(or in this case, Venice or whatever generic Italian location?). The Palazzo’s casino seemed smaller than that of its sister property The Venetian (they’re connected via the shops, so we wandered between the two occasionally), but what it lacked in size, it made up for in space. And by that, I mean arm space. Room to move. Distance from your fellow travelers. They’ve built the casino floor to have wider aisles, fewer slot machines jammed together, and less crowding. And yet, there was never a shortage of machines (I play slots) and only a few times did N.C. have to wait for a craps table. We had our pick and room to breathe. Which meant that I LOVED it. We weren’t bumping into our neighbors, except this one guy at the craps table who just didn’t understand personal space. But the casino can’t help idiots. Especially with all the free drinks.

All in all, the hotel delivered on every level, the casino made me willing to part with our money, and I would go back to the Palazzo in a heartbeat. (Tomorrow, I tell you about the food. It deserves a dedicated post, it was that good).

P.S. Nothing about this was sponsored. I just loved this place so much I HAD to share it with you guys in case you ever find yourself headed to Vegas and wondering where to stay. I’ll recommend this place without hesitation.

curtis clapp June 8, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I agree with the review but I would add we spend our entire stay at Palazzo/Venetian .The food outlets are outstanding as well.

Tara June 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm

They had just opened this one the last time I was in Vegas, and it looked amazing. And apparently, it’s just as amazing as it looked. I wanted to make a Vegas trip this year before I read this, but this just kind of cemented it for me 🙂

Glad you had such an amazing time!

Katherine June 8, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Sign me up for the free cocktails.

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