One of the easiest cities to travel hack is Las Vegas. Travel hacking Las Vegas…
This past January, I travel hacked Las Vegas. I spent two nights in Las Vegas for $63, including flights and a suite at the Palazzo Las Vegas. Here’s my review of The Palazzo Las Vegas.
My friend, Jill, had a free night award from the IHG card. The IHG card gives you a free anniversary night each year. You can use the free night at any IHG hotel worldwide that costs 40,000 points a night.
Her free night certificate was valid at any IHG hotel because she earned it before IHG issued the point restriction. She wanted to do a girls’ spa getaway to Vegas so she chose The Palazzo Las Vegas. Here’s a peek at my Canyon Ranch Spa Las Vegas review.
Pro-tip: The current signup bonus on the IHG card gets you 2 free nights at The Palazzo!
The total cost of our three day, two night trip to Las Vegas was $63.
We found cheap flights to Vegas on Frontier for $36 roundtrip. The IHG free night certificate covered our stay in a suite at the Palazzo Las Vegas except for the daily resort fee of $51 including taxes.
The resort fee includes free entry to the Canyon Ranch fitness center, in-suite Wi-Fi, boarding pass printing (a great benefit if you’re flying a low-cost carrier like Frontier), unlimited local and toll-free calls, and free access to newspapers and magazines using PressReader app.
I used points to stay at the Hyatt Place Las Vegas for free. I’ve stayed at the Hyatt Place Las Vegas many times. It’s a great no-fee resort hotel with free parking, free transportation to the Strip, and free airport shuttle.
This was my first time staying at the Palazzo and it won’t be my last!
The Palazzo Las Vegas Review: All Suite Elegant Luxury
The Palazzo Las Vegas is an all-suite hotel with almost 3,500 suites.
Our flight landed around noon and we Ubered to the Palazzo Las Vegas, arrived about 1 pm. The hotel offers two reception areas.
There’s a large main check-in area staffed with multiple employees for all guests.
To the left of the main reception area, there’s a second separate check-in desk for VIP, IHG elite members, and those who booked through Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts. When we arrived only two Palazzo Vegas hotel clerks were at the desk.
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IHG cardholders get free Platinum elite status so we were able to use the VIP checkin. Our suite wasn’t ready when we arrived so we went to Caesar’s Palace.
As a Caesar’s Palace Total Rewards Diamond member, I get two free show tickets each month. We planned to see a show that night, spend all the next day at the spa, and fly home the following day.
While there we had lunch at the Gordon Ramsey Pub and Grill. One of the worst meals I’ve had. Not only was it overpriced but our fish and chips came out frozen. We sent them back and the second order came out cooked but tasteless. 🙁
After that pitiful lunch, we went back to The Palazzo and picked up our keys to our luxury two Queen suite with select view.
Luxury Two Queen Suite Select View
All rooms at The Palazzo Las Vegas are suites. Standard suites are 720 square feet, the largest base level suites on the Las Vegas strip. And if you need to have your news or reality TV fix, you’re covered because each suite has three TVs.
Our room in the Palazzo tower was a two Queen Suite Select View. In other words, not a view of the Strip but a relaxing view of the Wynn pool and Golf Club (golf course).
Pro-tip: Wake up early for picturesque sunrise views.
The size of the room was impressive. We had more than enough room for the two of us. Because we flew Frontier, we only had two small bags. Had we flown on another airline, there still would have been plenty of space for several carryons and checked bags.
Decorated in luxurious neutral warm tones it would be easy to relax after a long day in the casino or seeing Las Vegas attractions.
Each bed had a floor to ceiling dark brown rich leather headboard flanked with complementary colored curtains and a beige and brown striped ottoman.
If you’ve read any of my other hotel reviews, you know how much I appreciate and love a comfortable bed.
The beds at Palazzo Las Vegas deliver! I’m so glad I didn’t realize this until we got home later that night after seeing a show.
Good thing otherwise it would have been too tempting to curl up, read and/or watch the 55 inch TV. Not only that, but I would have booked a second night.
It was so hard to get out of bed the next morning. Not because we had stayed out late but because the bed was so soft and enveloping.
A single one drawer bedside table with a clock and phone was between the two beds. One nice feature of the clock was the two USB ports.
Inside the closet were two oversized white plush cozy robes. Perfect for lounging around the suite and/or at the Canyon Ranch Spa.
Within the closet, was an iron, ironing board, and a vertical slim safe large enough to fit a medium-sized laptop.
Behind a set of double doors was the generously sized 130 square foot bathroom with a double sink and marble countertop. The bathroom was larger than most Las Vegas hotel room bathrooms but smaller than Vegas Suite bathrooms I have stayed in.
A 22 inch TV hung on the wall between the sink and toilet door. The placement seemed strange because you can’t see the TV from the tub unless you sit backward.
The toilet room, separated from the rest of the bathroom by a lockless single door, was nice perk especially when you’re traveling with someone. A phone extension hung on the wall.
Across the room was a large tub.
Adjacent to the tub was a glass-enclosed tiled shower.
Simply labeled White Tea and Rose, I’m assuming the toiletries are in an in house brand used at the hotel and spa. They smelled great and left my hair feeling thick and luxurious.
The marble-topped vanity opposite the shower was a nice touch. A makeup mirror, hairdryer, and other essentials sat on top of the vanity.
Pro-tip: There is a full-length mirror in the entryway.
The sunken living room, separated from the sleeping area by a marble-topped pony wall, was a nice feature. Not only was it a physical way to break up the space but it made the suite appear bigger.
A large L-shaped sectional couch was great for relaxing while watching TV or a cozy spot to sit while entertaining.
Pro-tip: The couch converted to a sofa bed. So you could easily sleep 7 adults in the room. Great for a girls’ weekend, bachelorette party, or bachelor party.
The oval leather coffee table included a removable black plastic tray. This was nice because you can set your drinks and snacks on the coffee table without having to worry about them spilling or getting knocked over.
The work desk and chair were a nice bonus. I was able to do a little bit of work the next morning before we went to the spa. But it lacked outlets and power ports.
Across from the desk was a glass top dining table with two oversized leather chairs.
The 49-inch flat-screen TV sat on top of a cabinet that housed the minibar and snacks.
Pro-tip: There are sensors in the mini-fridges at Palazzo Las Vegas. If you remove anything, you’re charged. So you can’t use the fridge to store cold drinks purchased elsewhere. 🙁
We didn’t get to use the pool during our visit because the hotel closed it. 🙁 But that was okay because it would have cut into our Canyon Ranch Spa time. And the spa is so worth it. Stay tuned for a review of the spa.
The Palazzo Las Vegas
3325 S Las Vegas Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV 89109
If you’re looking for an elegant luxury hotel with large rooms there’s no better place than The Palazzo Las Vegas.
The all-suite hotel offers rooms starting at 720 square feet decorated in stylish relaxing neutral tones.
With snug relaxing cozy beds that are to die for and a spa that you can spend hours in (you bet I did!), it’s a great hotel for any stay in Las Vegas.
I enjoyed staying at The Palazzo Las Vegas. Have you stayed at The Palazzo Las Vegas?
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