A suite is always sweet, but since Las Vegas Strip hotels rank among some of the world’s largest resorts in terms of room count, it’s possible to find ample luxury accommodation without an upgrade. Here’s a look at some “standard” rooms that are anything but.
Walking into the Four Seasons Las Vegas, the first thing you notice is that the vibe is different from most other Las Vegas Strip hotels: understated. There’s no ringing of slot machines or blaring marquee—a simple hello from the doorman says it all. Although the Four Seasons Las Vegas technically occupies several floors of Mandalay Bay, it has its own entrance, restaurants, and lobby lounge—called PRESS. Subtle and comfortable in its welcome, that vibe is carried through to the hotel’s accommodations. Four Seasons Las Vegas offers you a 500-square-foot Superior room as its standard. Designed in a soothing color palette resembling a beautiful Asian vase of celadon green or copper, the furnishings channel an Art Deco fashion atelier. The lighting fixtures, drapery, and wall coverings were inspired by vintage dresses. For the best view of the Strip, request the 100 wing and absorb the energy from the lights of Las Vegas. And while you may feel as if you can touch the sky from the floor-to-ceiling windows, falling asleep gives the sensation of collapsing into a cloud, thanks to Four Seasons’ signature sleeper with three choices of toppers based on firmness. In between naps, take advantage of twice-daily housekeeping, L’Occitane bath amenities, and a Keurig coffee maker and pods. Even if you don’t need them, something about the “Help, I have a headache” and “Help, I have a blister” kits tucked into the amenities basket makes you feel more than “standardly” pampered.
Vdara Hotel & Spa
Your first whiff of Vdara Hotel & Spa‘s fig-scented lobby will let you know that no stay there is ordinary. “No smoking” and “no gaming” are the two tenets upon which Vdara opened in 2009, and it has remained true to those principles. Book a VIP check-in or VIP arrival experience and make your entrance in hotel-provided transportation, and then be ushered into your room without having to wait. The standard room is the Studio Suite, totaling 582 square feet, with a pull-out queen sofa and a kitchenette for entertaining. Vdara is pet-friendly, so if Spot is along for the ride, request a pool view or a Bellagio fountain view, pop a glass of bubbles, and order one of three entrees from the in-suite doggie dining menu, such as the Fetch of the Day: a classic Vegas steak dinner, but for a four-legged date.
Delano Las Vegas
Pull up to Delano Las Vegas (formerly THE Hotel at Mandalay Bay), and the first thing you see is a giant rock. Pass through this divided boulder (named “In Between Places”) from the Nevada desert and feel as if you are sand slipping through the vein of an hourglass into a world of deep tones carved from the flesh of the earth. Debuting in 2014, Delano Las Vegas brought a legendary name from Miami, but its standard rooms at 725 square feet are far above the norm for Las Vegas Strip hotels. The luxury accommodation is really two-in-one: a living/meeting space and a separate sleeping area. Billowing window sheers and a palette of whites and neutrals, plus two televisions, a media hub in the living room, a bedside stereo, and a laptop-friendly safe create a harmonious balance between work and rest. Everything is literally at your fingertips in this room. There is no hunting around for a plug or fumbling for the light switch. If beauty is more your thing, indulge in the cilantro conditioner. The oversize bottle makes it easy to use more than you probably should, but why not? There is no penalty in life for soft hair. Speaking of soft, why not wrap yourself in the provided butter-soft chenille robe and treat yourself to some in-room dining? No one in Las Vegas ever said that standard couldn’t be fabulous.