A while back when Southwest was having their $39 one-way sale, I grabbed up some Las Vegas tickets for a getaway weekend. I’ve only been to Vegas once and it was for less than 24 hours and Dan had never been. I used Priceline to bid on a hotel room and ended up getting Trump International. While I’m not a “Donald” fan, his hotel was awesome. It was just off the North end of the strip, a few blocks from the Wynn – right across from Nordstrom at the Fashion Show Mall. Dan and I are not huge drinkers, gamblers, or party people in general, but we love to eat, shop (all me) and just hangout together and this hotel was perfect for that. It’s a non-smoking, casino-free hotel. We spent 2 nights, 3 days and that was the perfect amount of time.
The hotel offered a free shuttle to the Wynn and Caesars Palace. We chose to walk most of the time.
Since we got the room for $95/night – I was pretty blown away by how nice it was. Sometimes Priceline sticks you with the smallest rooms, crapiest views, etc. We were on the 34th floor – the hotel has 64 stories.
The lobby was really nice. This hotel is not a resort, it’s basically a high rise of gorgeous rooms.
Down bedding + black out curtains + Higgy not crawling all over our heads – very restful sleep indeed!
The built in cabinets were very cool. While we didn’t use the kitchen area, it was nice to know that we could have. Electric range, microwave, fridge, sink with disposal – fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, glasses, etc.
Dan pretty much explored every drawer, cabinet and hidden space. Love that man!
Huge jetted tub – TV behind the mirror…
Took me forever to get a photo without me and my flash in the mirror. Still learning the new camera and experimenting with photography.
We got in pretty late, so we ended up walking over to the Grand Lux Cafe at the Venetian. Grilled Cheese at midnight, yum! I did not break out my camera, they pretty much sat us on top of a 20 guy bachelor party and drinks were flowing and I just did not feel that it was appropriate.
I did break out the camera for the night time waterfall shot by the Wynn.
Definitely a little more realistic in the night time shot – but still pretty impressive in daylight.
We got back to the room just before 2:00 a.m. – The bed was incredible, best night of sleep in a very long time.
We skipped breakfast due to the fact that it was noon by the time we got going. We headed back out on foot. Did some shopping at the Fashion Show Mall – had to buy a jacket – it was FREEZING and I failed to bring one. I got a super cute Puma jacket, to be seen in the next photo.
Kind of hard to tell – but it’s got plaid on the front. The one thing I learned about having a nicer camera – not so willing to just ask a stranger to snap a photo – so we have a bunch of photos of each other, only a few together. Had to search out other camera nerds. 🙂
Once again we wandered through the Venetian looking for food options. We had a list of recommendations from friends and ended up going out on our own. We are crazy like that, LOL.
The Taqueria Cañonita’s patio is next to the Grand Canal, we sat right next to the canal and got to watch the passing gondolas.
While sipping on mojitos…
We split a five taco plate…
Shredded chicken with salpicon, beef with pico de gallo, pork alpastor withpineapple salsa, mushrooms with queso, fish with pineapple salsa and serrano slaw. The mushroom and queso taco was fabulous. I want to start making pineapple salsa – the fish tacos were killer with the salsa/slaw combo.
We made our way over to the Bellagio. I was ready to be impressed by the decor and it delivered. You all know how much I love Christmas decorating – wow, just wow, over the top – in Vegas? Who knew? – ha!
The polar bears were covered in real flowers – I swear I wanted to hug one. Dan thought that might not be a good idea.
The Bellagio had the best holiday decor of any hotel.
I’m going to end this post here – I’ll start Part II with Paris. I have the evening and one more day left of photographs to edit and sort through. I just didn’t want you guys thinking I had given up on the blog. I’m trying to finish up things at work to start my vacation – woohoo! No work until January 3rd.
What’s your favorite hotel in Vegas?