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“good quiet place but cold meals” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations

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Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations
Ranked #24 of 264 Hotels in Las Vegas
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Whistler
2 reviews
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“good quiet place but cold meals”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

great place to relax in the madness of Las Vegas Just one problem they sure cold meals!!! just off the strip but had a lovely view everyone was helpful and polite great place to be as has a shopping centre under the hotel just walk into for great shopping and restaurants. Tried the hotel food delivered to room but served cold twice

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Centre strip, walk thru Miracle Mile Shops to street across from Bellagio Fountains.
BIG projection TV in Lounge Kids LOVED it. There was a tv in every room. Full kitchen Great spa bath (big enough for 2) in bedroom . Pool down across from reception not huge but nice. Starbucks in hotel and 100 shops and restaurants outside hotel door !
Loved it and would stay again!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

I first stayed here in August 2013 with my husband and son. I loved the idea of not only a spacious room but the freedom to cook if you wanted to. We booked the one bedroom suite and we were not disappointed.

We always had breakfast in the suite, by stocking up with cereal, cold milk and juices. The fridge is more than big enough.

The views were awesome too, we stayed in 1921, it's not too high and is facing the back of Planet Hollywood and a car lot, BUT you have the view of the Eiffel Tower, you can see the fountains at Bellagio (some of it), you can now see the high roller all lit up at night and every hotel from that point onwards. The best part is watching the sun rise or set in the mountains.

The pool is great, you can sit in shallow parts (6" and 9") to get a faster tan and keep cool (trust me in August this is needed), and the main part is 3 1/2 ft deep all over, which was reassuring for me to know my son could stand up in all areas. Clean pools, you can now take food to the pool and soft drinks (in 2013, neither was allowed).

The hotel is in a good location, you can either walk through the miracle mile shops to get to it, or take the side door from East Harmon Ave (never the sushi buffet), I found this the quickest, but both are fairly quick!

If you present your room key at the Starbucks there you get 10% off your order. Plus you get free WIFI there.

I loved this place so much that we stayed there again in May 2014, we emailed ahead and asked if we could have the same room again. We got what we asked for! The best thing too is the washer dryer, it's so nice not to come home with washing to do. One tip is to wash your clothes, then dry on its own cycle. I did the two in one on the first time I used it and the clothes smelts a little over done. This way you can test if you need to dry for longer or not. But then you may not be as sad as me and actually do any washing on holiday, I just hate that reality thud when you get home of normal chores!

Beds are too comfy! That's never a negative! Except you won't ever want to get up.

Can't fault this place at all, the only issue is I struggle to want to try elsewhere as this ticks all the boxes and would always feel like I should have stayed here!

Room Tip: Too high a floor would probably make you feel queezy, views are great though!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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hiltongrandvacations, Manager at Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for staying with us again. I am glad to learn that we were able to place you in the same suite as you enjoyed last time out. I have to agree that we have amazing views of not just the Casinos but also of the Las Vegas valley and even watching the planes taking off and landing. It is hard to find in Las Vegas a suite that you can actually wake up and cook breakfast in and relax before hitting the town and glad you were able to take advantage of all the great amenities in our suites. Hope to see you again soon!

Stephen J. Arent
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Wisconsin
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34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Elara is a spectacular property. We arranged for a Hilton Grand Vacations time share presentation, and were offered a very competitive rate for three nights at Elara. Our suite was awesome. Full kitchen with stainless appliances and a flat screen over the breakfast bar. We really enjoyed having access to filtered water and ice from the refrigerator. The living room area was open to the kitchen. Had a large, comfy sectional couch and another flat screen, of course, this one with a nice speaker. The living room also had a projector so you could watch on the large white window shade - we didn't try it out.

The master suite was also amazing. King bed, another flat screen (that's three if you're counting), and a Jacuzzi tub. We hiked Mt. Charleston (challenging 8.5 hr hike), and really enjoyed a warm soak in the tub at the end of the day. There were chairs and a long counter/desk in the bedroom too, which made it easy to spread out and keep yourself organized,

The bathroom was great. Nicely appointed tile show stall with awesome shower head, large vanity and separate toilet, although the doors to the toilet were frosted glass, which was not as private as one would like. The fourth and final flat screen was in the bathroom.

The pool area was nice. Not huge. I visited late on a Saturday afternoon, and was able to find a single chair. I ordered a drink, which took a long time. The waitress ended up comping my second drink because the first took so long. Then she never came to collect my credit card, so I had go to the bar to settle up. That also took a long time. I don't think they had enough staff attending to the pool area.

We really like the location of this hotel. There is "front door" access to the Miracle Mile Shops, and the Planet Hollywood Casino is a short walk through the shops. For our purposes/preferences, Elara is positioned in a great spot on the strip, with easy walking to many of our favorites like Paris, NY NY, Bellagio, etc.

We had a car, so used the Planet Hollywood/Elara parking garage. Could not believe how crazy busy it was. First, the entrance is confusing, as the signage directing you to self-park is unclear. It was quite busy and crowded when we arrived Friday night around 10 p.m., but we didn't have to wait in a line to get in, and we found a relatively good parking spot. On Saturday, we returned around 7 p.m. and the structure was a madhouse. Valet was full, and a worker was directing a long line of cars to self-park. We passed it up and went to the Paris parking structure next door. No lines and no crowds over there.

Overall, loved this property. Would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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hiltongrandvacations, Manager at Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and for learning more about our Vacation Club. I am glad to hear that you had a spectacular time at the Resort and loved all the amenities our Suites and Resort has to offer. Not many guests take advantage of the nature that is around Las Vegas and excited to learn you had a great hike up at Mt. Charleston. With peaks at 11,000 feet it is a great escape from the desert heat and once you are up there it is hard to believe you are just right outside Las Vegas. Sorry to hear the service at the pool was not on point and I will address what happened.

Stephen J. Arent
Assistant General Manager
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Thousand Oaks, California
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed two nights at the Elara Hilton Grand Vacations hotel in Vegas for my daughter's 21st birthday. We had a two bedroom suite with a wonderful view of the strip.
The hotel is clean and well maintained and right next door to the Miracle shops and Planet Hollywood.
Beds are super comfortable and the Jacuzzi tub was wonderful. We had a full size kitchen and our suite had a washer and dryer.

Loved it!!

Room Tip: Ask for an upper floor to get a wonderful view of the strip.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank travelin_girl6969
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Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Elara is an oasis of calm, great service and affordable luxury hotel perfectly located on the strip.
You can easily access the central strip through Planet Hollywood and the Miracle Miles shopping area. You are literally 5 minutes away on foot from Bellagio, Paris and Aria hotels.
Great rates, clean room and great views. Quick access to the free parking area as well. The pool looks really nice, even though we did not get a chance to test it out. Loved the overall design and decorations.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Murrieta, California, Usa
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Hilton vacations has several properties in Las Vegas and, since we were traveling with a large group, including children, we looked for a location with a good pool and other kid-friendly activities. This property has a very nice pool with several 1' deep decks dropping into a large area 3-1/2' deep - perfect for kids. They also have a few lounge chairs in the shallow water, which was a treat. The property is directly connected to the Miracle Mile mall, which is a decent enclosed mall with several good choices for meals, since the property has no restaurants. It also has no casino, which was great for our group. You can go through the mall to get to the strip, which is a good option on a hot day. They check your room "key" every time you take the elevator, which is a good safety feature but can be inconvenient at times when the group splits up. The room was great. One bedroom suite with 5 TVs including the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling projector screen/window shade. The HVAC is a little inconsistent because there's a big vent in the living room but only a tiny vent in the bedroom so it's hot in one room and cold in the other. The staff was pleasant and helpful. Self-parking is free and valet parking is reasonable.

Room Tip: Higher floors have great views of the strip. Lower floors have a great view of the parking lot/mall...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations
Address: 80 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109-4539 (Formerly Planet Hollywood Towers)
Region: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Las Vegas
#21 Family Hotel in Las Vegas
#25 Romantic Hotel in Las Vegas
#30 Business Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations 4.5*
Number of rooms: 1201
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the heart of the most desirable location in Las Vegas, Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations provides an unrivaled resort setting. Towering over the center of the Las Vegas strip, the sleek 52-story tower is adjacent to the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino complex and offers adjoining access to the 170+ shops and restaurants in the Miracle Mile. Just across the street, find the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and City Center to experience the best of Las Vegas. The hotel is also conveniently located to the I-15 freeway and only four miles from McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas Executive Air Terminal and Signature Flight Support. ... more   less 
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