Monday, November 2, 2009

Las Vegas Hilton and Las Vegas

I stayed 2 nights at this hotel, a Saturday and a Sunday night. You can get VERY cheap rates through the Hilton website, and they include HHonors points and night credits for status. Also, you can earn Frequent Flyer miles (1000 miles a night for BMI for example). Frequent flyer points is the main reason I chose to stay here when there is so many cheap options in Vegas. 

The huge Hilton sign out the front

Check-in was relatively smooth, I chose to pay cash for everything and left a small cash deposit of about USD75 for incidentals. There is 3 different towers you could be staying in, I was in the centre one, with a Las Vegas strip view. You do not have to walk across the casino floor itself to get the the lifts, however you do skirt around it.


2 double beds in my room, quite comfortable. Simple furnishings

Big screen TV

Considering the age of the hotel I was very happy with my room. It had all the mod cons, and a nice modern big flat screen TV. I found the room to be very spacious so I was happy with that. Unfortunately it seems I did not take a photo of the bathroom but from what I remember it was quite decent with Crabtree and Evelyn amenities. Perhaps Trip Advisor can show you some pics if you need them.


Sitting at the desk with my laptop looking out at night

Internet access was available at a coast of about USD13 per 24 hours. There was an ethernet cable attached to the desk.

This was the view from my room looking towards the strip, the hotel is off-strip but not too far away. You can see the monorail track in this photo

View from my room, showing monorail station

Although Las Vegas Hilton is not on the strip, it is as good as on it because of the Monorail station connected to the hotel. For a relatively cheap price you can buy an unlimited 24 hour pass for the monorail and ride to most locations on the strip. It's a great way to get between all the different hotels. I would not hesitate to recommend Hilton to friends because of this great transport connection.



I quite enjoyed the Hilton's casino too. Although the Star Trek Experience museum is closed now there is parts of the casino still with the Star Trek theme. The rest of the casino has quite a relaxed vibe and the drinks service was outstanding. I spent quite a lot of time playing $10 blackjack and really enjoyed it. There was some very friendly people around to chat too and they loved talking to an Aussie it seemed. My accent was noticed everywhere I went.

I spent my time in Vegas mostly visiting casino's and I went to see a Cirque du Soleil show, Zumanity @ New York New York. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip, although I did not win any cash!! Here is a few random shots I took whilst exploring Las Vegas:









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