Based on the previous reviews I was a bit worried about what to expect. But it turned out that the hotel is very good. When we arrived, there were no lines for check-in, the receptionist was very nice and when we asked for a high floor room, we got 58th.
The hotel itself is very good-looking. The lobby and all public areas are very airy and elegant, lots of marble, giant bouquets, and not that crowded. Of course, if you need a giant casino right outside the elevator door, this is not a hotel for you. But if you don't, you get nice private and luxurious boutique-like atmosphere and absolutely no cigarette smell (which I mind a lot in other resorts). You don't feel like walking around a gigantic, cheesy and impersonal shopping mall combined with an even bigger casino full of shouting and drunk strange people. Moreover, it doesn't take you a lifetime to get from the entrance door to your room. For me, it was ideal to look around the other resorts and return to such a cozy and tranquil place at the end of the day.
The room is quite spacious and well appointed. Yes, there are signs of wear but nothing very significant. The bed is huge and very comfortable and there's plenty of storage space in the room. The sofa could face the window so you could enjoy the view - I ended up sitting on its edge every evening watching the scenery. I didn't really understand the point of a kitchenette in the room - I just can't imagine anyone cooking meals while on holiday in Vegas. The floor-to-ceiling windows are great, I enjoyed the view very much even though we didn't have a strip view, but we were still lucky as the room was facing the Wynn, Encore and Palazzo hotels, so the view was still quite amazing. The A/C was very quiet and worked well. The room is also very quiet, but you still can hear the traffic on the strip, therefore I highly recommend asking for high floors. There's an extra door for every two rooms separating them from the main corridor which means you can't hear anything from the hallways, either - very smart. The bathroom is excellent - very elegant and spacious. Mirror TV is a nice touch. We weren't given any slippers and bathrobes which is, for me, a serious flaw considering that the hotel has a pool… Of course, you have to pay the resort fee which is, I think, 20USD per room per day (unless you book it through some travel agency which has it already included) although the hotel isn’t really a resort, but you at least get a free wi-fi.
Location - probably the most talked about aspect of this hotel. It's true that the hotel isn't directly on the strip. It's a bit off and right next to an ugly deserted lot. However, it takes you only about 5 walking minutes to get to the Wynn/Encore (or you can take a free shuttle) which offers everything you might be looking for in Vegas (shops, casino, restaurants...). If you need even more shops, just go across the street to the Fashion show mall which is enormous and also offers many good restaurants. There is also a shuttle bus going to the Caesar's palace, which is right in the middle of the action, every 30 minutes or so. Unfortunately, the shuttle gets full very quickly and not everybody fits in. It would be perfect if the hotel provided more/bigger shuttles. If you can't fit into the bus, just take a taxi, there's always enough of them in front of the hotel and they're not that expensive. Since the hotel is a bit off the strip, it's also much quieter. I haven't been to any other hotels in Vegas, but considering that I could hear a bit of the street noise from our room, which was high up and not on the strip, I assume it's much worse in the other properties closer to the strip.
Finally, the only serious downside. The pool area is just not good. Compared to other pool decks it's really nothing. It’s small and crowded, not enough sunshades and you get kicked out of the cabana (which is basically just a lounger for two persons) unless you reserve it and probably pay for it in advance (And we only sat there because it was in the shade and there were no sunshades available near regular loungers).
All in all, the hotel offers a great value as it’s considerably cheaper than other resorts on the strip and it still offers great rooms and exquisite 5* atmosphere. If the shuttles were more frequent/bigger, the pool area nicer and we were given bathrobes and slippers, it would be perfect. But still, considering the price, it is great and if I was to visit Vegas again, I’d probably return to the Trump.
- 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:
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