MD and I had to come to Las Vegas – a place we both hate – for a conference. We looked around for the best deal we could get on a hotel, and we found it at the Trump. We went ahead and booked, figuring that it was going to be just like all the other hotels in Las Vegas.
We were wrong.
After just one night it has become our favorite Las Vegas hotel. We can both heartily recommend the Trump International Hotel if you have to stay in Vegas and are looking for something non-Vegas-y.
Why? Many reasons.
First, unlike all the other large hotels in this town, there is no casino on the ground floor. In fact, there is no casino at all. When you come into the hotel, you don’t have to walk through acres of slot machines ding ding dinging. It’s like a regular hotel lobby – nice and quiet and clean.
Second, it is a totally non-smoking establishment. You don’t get to your room smelling like smoke after having had to walk through a phalanx of smokers playing slot machines on the ground floor.
Third, the rooms are terrific. The clerk asked us when we checked in if we wanted to upgrade to a suite for an extra $150 per night. We declined because we weren’t planning on spending a lot of time in the room. When we got to the room, it was of suite-like proportions. A huge bath, a kitchenette, and a monster-sized room. I can’t imagine what the actual suites would be like.
Fourth, the staff is incredibly friendly. In most of the Vegas hotels we’ve stayed in, the staff seems really jaded. Here they have been exceptionally friendly and helpful.
Fifth, the room service food is great. And doesn’t cost a kings ransom as does room service food in just about every hotel in which we’ve ever stayed. The giant – and I mean giant; it’s hard to tell how huge it was from the photo and from the fact that I had eaten half of it before it occurred to me to take the picture – double cut pork chop shown at the top of this post cost $19.00. The serving of steamed asparagus – also half eaten – cost a whopping 5 bucks. It was all cooked exactly as I like it instead of how room service food is typically cooked. We normally don’t use room service because it’s so outrageously expensive, but when we saw the prices on the menu, we couldn’t believe it, and so gave it a whirl. And were very pleasantly surprised.
All in all, the Trump Hotel would be a great hotel anywhere, but in Las Vegas it is a real gem. And well located. It’s right in the middle of everything.
As always, I have no financial affiliation with any Trump enterprise and have not been paid to endorse or recommend.
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