Las Vegas Hotel Room Desires
None of the room designs were enough to turn me on or off towards the properties. Having said that, the Studio Tower room above makes a small 350 square foot room look comfortable.
The casino floors at MGM Grand and Rio already do that. Fontainebleau looks fine but isn’t gorgeous or hideous. That’s probably the goal but that’s another issue.
Typically, the focus of new hotel rooms is the design. A picture (or rendering) may say 1,000 words but it doesn’t showcase all the room has to offer.
For example, the images don’t show the little things that help make a pretty room great or an ugly room passable. It’s impossible to know if the mattress and bedding are comfortable just from a picture.
Similarly, a bathroom rendering doesn’t show the water pressure. It’s important to be able to power wash a day and/or night of Las Vegas off our body. Las Vegas hotels sometimes offer this important information in press releases but that’s rare.
The perfect combination for a Las Vegas hotel room is both fashion and function. Regardless of price, everyone wants the ideal blend of both.
Unfortunately, that’s not always available. Over the years our hotel room preferences may change too.
My Hotel Room Preferences Over The Years
My hotel room preferences in Las Vegas have changed a lot over the years. I’m not sure I could go back to the early 2000s rooms at Gold Coast for more than a few minutes. Life changes and so do our wants and needs in life.
When I first started visiting Las Vegas on a limited budget I could only afford certain rooms. At the time, I just wanted something that looked clean and had a bed and shower.
The look of the room didn’t matter and neither did comfort. I literally needed a place to crash for a few hours and maybe shower.
My thoughts on rooms didn’t change when I started staying at rooms on the Vegas Strip. These rooms looked nicer but I still didn’t care much about anything else in the room.
At a certain point in my Vegas life, before moving here, I started spending more time in the room and wanted more space and nicer amenities. I started skipping a sweet Vegas Strip view for a nicer or larger room.
The first time I used a remote control to open the blinds at The Venetian room was a game-changer for me. So was staying at Encore and finding an affordable hotel room with a separate living space.
These were things I’d never experienced when traveling and I was in love.
What Do You Look For In A Las Vegas Hotel Room Today?
Today, I still prefer a larger hotel room but I need a little more. Since I live in Las Vegas, I also need a place to work that isn’t a bed.
That said, I like a comfortable bed with a sufficient number of consistently full pillows for sleeping. Not much makes me crankier than fighting with pillows all night while trying to find a position where I can sleep comfortably.
I like it when a room has a desk for work as well as a large enough chair where I can use a laptop or just lounge around with a drink while watching TV. If I can only have one, I’ll take the chair so I can work and sit in comfort.
Having numerous accessible outlets is important as well. I always travel with numerous electronic devices and can always use a charge. I’m shocked this is still an issue with some Las Vegas hotels.
In the bathroom, I always hope there’s something close to a silkwood shower. I have dry skin issues so soap and toiletries matter a little even though I can bring my own if needed.
Room design can make the environment feel better. All white rooms with pops of color for some reason make me uncomfortable. These may appear clean but they feel institutional.
The hotel rooms at Circa are traditional and modern. The wallpaper in the bathroom is whimsical and fun. They resemble the vibe of the property and set a great mood.
I like to have a hotel with good service in case I need something. The digital concierge services are great when they work. Rose at The Cosmopolitan is great and will connect with a human if it can’t answer a question. Meanwhile, Ivy at Caesars properties hasn’t been very useful for me or my friends.
I’m a coffee snob and never save food when staying in a hotel. A coffee maker and refrigerator aren’t important.
Enough about my preferences!
Forgetting location and affiliation – What do you look for in a Las Vegas Hotel Room? Drop a comment below or wherever you read this.