The Palm’s Place (Las Vegas, NV)
Reservations: L 702-932-7777 | F 702-944-3257 |
The Palm’s Place in Vegas offers the perfect alternative for someone who enjoys the glitz and glamour of the Vegas club scene but likes to retire to the peace and quiet sanctuary that bigger hotels don’t offer, yet keeps the flair and sense of style that made Vegas famous during the Rat Pack years. There is something about driving up to a hotel in Las vegas without seeing any cabs. There is even more when you walk into the lobby of a Vegas hotel and realize there are no slot machines, gambling tables in sight! The peace and quiet was deafening. Oh, and you couldn’t smell a hint of cigarettes or cigars.
Upon a longer stay you will also note there are few chambermaids (not sure if we ever saw one) blocking your hallways or chattering outside your room. The front desk was very helpful with reservations and providing us with amenities into the nightclubs at the Palm’s Casino.
Originally designed as condos only by the Maloof brothers, many went unsold and are used as hotel rooms. Included among the amenities are a beautiful spa, a great restaurant, beautiful pool with cabanas, and a quiet bar. Separated from the Palm’s Casino by a 300 yard indoor moving walkway which protects you from the Winter cold or the Summer heat, one has access to the casino, top concerts, movieplex and 4 top notch clubs (Ghost Bar, the World’s only Playboy Club, Rain, and Moon) without ever needing to step outside, deal with coat checks, valets, or taxis. It should be noted that when makeing a reservation one should also check the Palm’s Place for specials which might get you priotity access to one of the clubs, spa credits, restaurant discounts and/or free drinks. A recent stay in December 2009 netted $50 in restaurant credits, a free entry for two to the spa, and two drinks at the bar (the bartender served us another on the house)
The Simon Lounge Restaurant looks over the pool deck which offers a very open feeling and probably some good people watching during the summer months. The food while good probably isn’t up to par with what you would find at Caesar’s or the bellagio, but it was above average and with a $50 credit, we weren’t being picky.
The Palm’s Place rooms offer private balconies with views of the casino as well as the entire Strip as it sits on Flamingo across the highway (a $10 cab ride to Caesar’s). Each room provides a modern efficiency kitchen, spacious bathroom with jacuzzi bath and walk in rain spout shower. The jacuzzi tub is encased in frosted transluscent glass which seems to be the new architectural feature du jour (see the Thompson LES review) along with the rain spout shower (see Carneros Inn).
As one who believes that cooking while on vacation is not a vacation, I am usually not a fan of condominiums, but this room was very well done. I like full service resorts and hotels with great little amenities, stylistic design and great service. The Palm’s Place is definitely an upgrade over the Palm’s Casino.
There is a 2 bedroom option which has a unique feature of a soaking bathtub in the window overlooking the Strip. You can’t get more fabulous that that!