I just returned recently from Las Vegas and had a wonderful trip. Here is the lowdown.
Pros - Stayed at the Marriott timeshare facility called the Marriott Grand Chateau which was one block off the strip. Called ahead and asked for a high floor and got it. I was very happy that the room was ready when we got there at 11:00 in the morning. I have stayed at timeshares before and this was no different. We had one bedroom, living room with pull-out couch, kitchen and bathroom, no balcony. The beds were comfortable, the AC worked fine, we had garbage bags, laundry detergent, microwave, toaster, everything that you should have in the room. The hotel was clean and everybody is friendly. AND A GREAT VIEW from the 26th floor. There is a convenience store in the lobby which is open 24 hrs. and they have everything you need in a pinch. The hotel has a shuttle which will take you to the grocery store, if you want. Valet parking is the only way to go at this place. The valets are really busy, especially during check-in times but only once did I have to wait longer than seven minutes for my car. The pool is very small (remember this is not a resort) and is on the roof and has a nice bar. There was always a nice breeze on the roof and it was actually relaxing there. The pool area got crowded during “happy hour”.
Cons – The girl behind the desk gave me wrong directions on my first day there. Luckily the valet gave me the right directions a few minutes later. The concierge didn’t seem to be much help. They didn’t know anything more than what I could have found myself on the computer.
Location – Perfect location. The hotel is situated one block from the strip. It is within walking distance of five or six other resort/hotels such as New York, New York, MGM, Bellagio, and Paris. It is directly across the street from Planet Hollywood and the Miracle Mile Shops which is a mall with many restaurants. It was an easy walk for breakfast or shopping.
If you like seafood, you HAVE to check out “Todai” – a seafood buffet which is in the mall across the street. Without a doubt, my best meal over the five days. We tried breakfast in the mall at a couple of places but it was really expensive and wasn’t very good. My kids went up the block one night for dinner to the Harley Davidson restaurant and they said it was very good (cheesesteak, burgers, pulled pork). We had lunch in the Mirage one day at the Carnegie Deli (pastrami, corned beef, matzoh ball soup) – delicious but, of course, expensive. We also tried the Bellagio Buffet, which supposedly is the best on the strip. It didn’t disappoint. The Mirage also had a dolphin and animal habitat for seventeen dollars which was very nice. They also have the Terry Fator Show which we saw. He’s a fabulous talent and one of the best shows in Vegas. The Bellagio Fountains was one of the highlights for me. I could stand there all night and listen to the music, which is choreographed perfectly with the fountains. There’s a show every fifteen minutes at night. And the Eiffel Tower from Paris is right across the street from there. Another highlight was the Barry Manilow Show at the Paris. He still sounds the same way he did thirty years ago. We also did a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon with Maverick (separate review) and indoor skydiving (separate review).
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- Marriotts Las Vegas
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