With ZorkFest around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to check out the host hotel. I’ve visited Treasure Island many times over the years but that was to eat, drink and gamble. This was my first time staying at the hotel, and my first Treasure Island Hotel Review.
The hotel room at Treasure Island is exactly what I expected. The room was nice, clean and well put together. The furnishings and amenities won’t wow anyone but they’re appropriate for the price point and won’t disappoint.
As you enter the room you walk past the bathroom. The large bathroom has a single sink but a long vanity so multiple people can get ready in the morning. The Oleksandra branded lotion and soaps smelled good enough to come home with me. Unlike some other hotels I’ve stayed at in the past couple of years, the makeup mirror was on a sturdy base so I could see myself without holding it up.
This is an older bathroom that has been updated so it still has a bathtub and shower combination. The tub seemed a little deep which is nice if you’re into soaking. The water pressure for the shower was strong enough to wash the night away in seconds. A nice bonus is that the water heated up in a few seconds.
Overall, the bathroom was clean and worked very well. That’s really all I look for in a hotel bathroom.
Overview King Deluxe Room – Treasure Island Hotel Review
The sleeping area in the King Deluxe room felt very spacious. The bed itself was comfortable to sit and watch TV, work, and sleep. The pillows were an issue as they often are for me. Three of the four pillows were way too soft while the other was too firm. Unfortunately, most hotels at this price point on the Vegas Strip have similar consistency issues with their pillows. I’m a big fan of and sleep on Sahara Nights pillows found at Red Rock and other hotels.
The nightstand on the left of the bed has a massive landline phone with a USB charger for a mobile phone. Unfortunately, you’d have to read all the fine print (or this review) to know it’s there. The nightstand on the other side of the bed doesn’t have a phone or easy outlet access to charge a phone.
I ended up charging my phone at night using my computer which was using the only easy access outlet in the workspace. There’s another outlet next to the desk but it’s not very convenient for my laptop.
The chair at the desk was more of a lounge chair than a desk chair. It wasn’t very conducive to working since I prefer chairs with a very upright back. Once I got used to it I was nice and relaxed and able to get busy. Maybe I just need to relax.
The TV is right next to the desk so working with the TV on is more like working with the radio on. I didn’t spend much time watching TV after the Steve Harvey show ended. The TV doesn’t appear to be HD. The signal looked like it was stretching the standard definition feed.
You probably won’t be watching much TV during ZorkFest but it’s something to be aware of if you like to relax with some televised entertainment. The wifi speed is good enough to watch Netflix or Sling on a laptop.
The King room comes with the super comfortable chaise lounge chair. When I wasn’t working I was usually sitting in this chair. It was comfortable and would make a great secondary option if you need somewhere in the room to access a suitcase. Queen rooms have a standard chair, not the sweet lounger.
The Petite Suite is the next step up from the Deluxe room I stayed in. This isn’t a multi-room suite but it adds 200 square feet and a second bathroom. The extra space in the room has a small cocktail table, pull-out couch, and coffee table. This is a good option for a couple that just needs a little more space.
The couch/bed is handy if you have hangers on that can’t make it back to there room. It happens, this is Vegas. The advertised fee for this room covers two people even though it can sleep four with the pullout. If four people check in at the same time for this one room, there will be a surcharge.
Room Service is Glorious
Room service is something I save for special occasions. I envision my mom whooping me if she knew I was paying more money for a meal than it costs in the restaurant downstairs plus an additional fee plus a tip to eat in the comfort of my room. That said, room service is glorious.
The extra money for room service is only an issue for me when there’s a long wait for the food. This experience is about convenience. I needed to be near my laptop for this working day trip and a trip to the restaurant would have wasted too much time. Breakfast was delivered in less time than the 30 minutes I was told on the phone! This was unexpected and exciting because it was also my first cup(s) of coffee for the day.
The All-American breakfast was filling and exactly what I needed to start the day. The pot of coffee costs $9.25 but it lasted through my morning work session that ended shortly before the 11 am checkout. That’s still cheaper than multiple cups of Starbucks I would have needed.
Overall Thoughts – Treasure Island Hotel Review
The Deluxe room at Treasure Island was exactly what I was hoping for and expecting. The decor isn’t fancy but the room is spacious, clean, comfortable, and mostly functional. The lack of outlets might be an issue if you travel with a lot of electronics. Between a good night’s sleep, great shower and quick room service with a lot of coffee, I had a nice overnight visit to Treasure Island.
ZorkFest 2018 was hosted at Treasure Island
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