I did not stay here at the Red Rocks Casino Hotel & Spa by choice, as I was sent here by my company for a conference. However, I won’t hold that against the hotel, because I wouldn’t have preferred to stay on the strip, but I will give this place a fair and balanced review based on my experience.
The hotel offers a FREE shuttle to and from the hotel. Somebody mentioned that they paid for this service. Somebody is wrong, but I can certainly attest to the fact that I did not pay a dime to use the shuttle during my trips to and from the airport. The hotel is nowhere near the strip, being about 20 miles away from the airport & strip area. It’s definitely isolated, but some people like that.
Check-In Process & Reception Area:
The check-in staff was extremely efficient and helpful. I was at the desk for less than 3 minutes and on my way up to the room in no time. The reception area is beautiful and quiet as the Casino is located on the floor above. There is a fantastic bar area here in the reception area as well.
Trip to the Room:
Most Casino/Hotels have you haul your luggage through the casino on the way to the elevator bank, which is annoying as hell. Not so at Red Rocks, as the elevator bank is about 100ft from the reception area. Very nice. If your room number is above the 30’s, bring your track shoes, because the trip to the room from the elevator is a HIKE. You pretty much have to walk the entire length of the hotel building to get to your room, but this not a biggie in my opinion, but it should be mentioned. Most hotels in Vegas are like this due to the massive sizes of the buildings.
My first impression of my room was excellent. The room was spacious, and had two double beds. There is a small desk area with an internet connection, and a lounging area in front of the big window that offered me a tremendous view of the strip 20 miles away. The bathroom was cavernous, with double sinks, a tub with a TV, a separate shower, and a separate area with the commode. The temperature concerned me when I first walked into the room, but you can control the thermostat and adjust the temperature to your liking.
We were a bit hungry from our trip so we had a late lunch in the café on the way into the casino. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. On subsequent days, I ate at the breakfast buffet, which was your typical Vegas buffet style. All of the food was delicious and the service was excellent. I did not eat dinner on the property, but I understand the steakhouse is recommended. There is a Starbuck on premises as well as a gift shop that also has basic toiletries.
The Conference Area:
I was here for a conference, and while there were about four conferences going on, the hotel did a magnificent job of segregating everyone to their respective areas. Eating lunch on the veranda was fantastic, as it afforded a view of the Red Rock canyon. The facilities to hold a conference we’re top rate and first class. The production crew was incredibly helpful and I can see why its desirable to have a conference at this location.
The Casino is your typical Vegas casino. The layout is circular with a very nice & quiet bar located dead center of the casino. You have everything here, table games, craps, blackjack, roulette, slots, etc. My luck was not so good here though!
The pool area is as nice as any hotel in Vegas. It was on the chilly side while I was here, but the environment is very relaxing and there are tons of spots to sit with people or quietly to read. Service here is also excellent.
The club was reserved for a private party for my company, but I can certainly see how this place could become a hotspot on the weekends. It’s a spacious club with an excellent sound system and a well laid out bar area. I got a kick out of the bathroom, as the urinals we’re shaped like lips. Very funny stuff.
Any encounter with the staff was a pleasant experience. Everyone was very helpful or went out of their way to ensure I got the help I needed.
I checked out electronically, no issues with my bill and the shuttle got me to the airport without a hitch.
The hotel is a very nice property. It could easily fit on the strip. It’s an excellent self-sustaining facility that one would never have to leave to get their Vegas experience. I understand why companies have conferences here, as it allows for employees to still have fun, but limiting the amount of trouble they get into and also guarantee attendance to the conference events. If I do go back to Vegas, I would, however, prefer to stay at hotel on the strip. Taking nothing away from Red Rocks, as it was an excellent experience, I prefer the hustle & bustle of the strip. Just as an FYI, cab rides to and from the strip from Red Rocks run approximately $45 bucks, so that was kind of a downer. I heard that there is a shuttle that would take you to the strip, but unsure if there was a cost involved.
Bottom line is that I recommend the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Red Rock's serene surroundings, distinctive décor and impeccable standard of service ensure that your Las Vegas hotel stay is flawless and fabulous. Exquisite rooms and Las Vegas hotel suites offer an unmatched combination of comfort, extravagance and value while inspiring mountain vistas will transfix you during your vacation, travel or getaway. Whether relaxing in our expansive pool backyard, playing your hand at poker or savoring a first-class meal, Red Rock Resort & Spa has a flavor for all your tastes and desires during your Las Vegas vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Rock Casino Resort And Spa
- Red Rock Las Vegas
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