We took a family vacation (myself, 5 year old daughter, husband) and met my parents in Las Vegas. It took me a long time to finally decide on this hotel as I was trying to find something that would appeal to the vast age differences (starting at 5 and ending at 68).
THE GOOD: Check-in was easy and quick. Two nights into our stay we upgraded to the remodeled rooms so we could be closer to my parents and it was COMPLETELY worth it - very beautiful remodel. Kids Tyme - the kids area you can check your kids into - was a HUGE hit with my daughter. A bit expensive (I believe it was $7.00 usd an hour) but she had such a great time there that I found it to be an acceptable expense. We had brought her vaccine records and our identification so no problem there. Just know that someone responsible for your child has to stay on-site at the resort - which was great with the grandparents there so we could go out one night to the strip for a few hours. Great variety of places to eat (TGIFs, Subway, Fuddruckers, Sbarros, Baskin Robbins and then a couple of buffet zones). There was a "no smoking" zone around where the food area was which was also nice. HUGE bowling alley that looked awesome but we didn't get around to using it. Also the theaters looked nice but we didn't end up seeing anything. Pool was a good size, they provide towels, which was also nice. Tried a few apples at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory which were delicious. I loved having a safe in our room and a desk with a coffee pot and coffee. I also liked having the little couch so you could sit and visit with people but not sit on a bed. Personally felt that the $15.00 usd charge for the refrigerator for the length of the stay was completely worth it. That way my daughter could have yogurt and apple juice in the morning and we could stay in the room. There is covered parking which is great to keep the car out of the sun - but it's a bit of a walk away from the elevators to the rooms so for us that was fine but for my parents it was a bit of a trek. There is a shuttle and it drops you off at Ballys which I think is great if you want to see the Venetian or Bellagio but not so great if you want to check out MGM. We ended-up taking a cab the day we went to the MGM side of the strip.
THE BAD: If you go for the standard rooms, I found them to be really shabby and a bit smelly. The doors on the bathrooms (even on the remodeled rooms) DO NOT LOCK which was a bit of a pain. We were there over July 4th and the swimming pool was full but the temperature was great. After July 4th I don't know if the pool had been heated or what happened but it was so cold we couldn't get into it anymore! Which was a bummer because that was the one thing my Mom and daughter could do together (and wanted to do together). The channels available on the tv were awful - no cartoons for my daughter to watch. This coupled with the slow internet made the stay a bit uncomfortable as we would like to sleep in or rest a bit but my daughter either wanted to watch a cartoon or be on the move.
THE UGLY - I can't really say there was anything we didn't like and, if I was traveling with my daughter again, I would probably stay at this same hotel. If we were just a couple traveling, however, I may choose to stay at a hotel actually on the strip so that everything is more convenient.
I do recommend this hotel for a family or a couple. I do not recommend this hotel if you are planning on partying it up on the strip. I would not recommend this hotel for a business traveler because the slow internet (if I was traveling on business) would drive me nuts.
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