I love Paris, it’s absolutely one of my favourite cities. But you know what, I don’t necessarily have to go to Paris to appreciate the Parisian food and the atmosphere, and neither do you. I can experience it right here at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. I can stroll through the shopping areas that are reminiscent of country villages in France and I can even go to the top of the Eiffel Tower to look out over The Strip. I have stayed at the Paris a number of times now and this review is from one of my previous trips.
After spending 6 nights at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, we moved up the Strip to the Paris hotel for 10 nights. It’s a bit of a hike up the strip, especially with luggage, and we arrive at the Paris ahead of check in time so it’s a pleasant surprise to find that our room is ready. We are in room 1902 which overlooks the carpark and out to the airport. The last time I stayed here I had a room overlooking the Bellagio and the fountain. And as fabulous as the fountain is I have to admit to being a bit over it after four days.
The room is smaller than the one we have just come from at the Venetian but it is a reasonable size with two queen sized beds.I found my bed to be a tad uncomfortable, it was quite firm and I like a mattress with a bit of give. Paula said her bed was fine and comfortable. There are three pillows on each bed, 2 feather pillows and 1 polyester, all in different densities/ thicknesses. We found all of them to be lumpy and uncomfortable.
So What is in the Rest of the Room?
TV and Wardrobe
There is an old style 53cm tv. The picture is not good and it tends to waver and drop out. There are around 30 channels – about 10 of these are advertising the hotel and it’s partner casinos, things to do on the strip, another 10 are foreign language stations and the rest are mainly rubbish anyway. We did find some episodes of Bones and NCIS to watch but no ScFi channel.
I realize the most people come to Vegas to party but sometimes it is nice to just chill out in front of the TV after a day spent pounding the streets and going in and out of the Casinos.
The in room movies vary in price with new releases costing $12.99, there is a reasonable selection, but there wasn’t anything that we particularly wanted to see.
There is a small safe in the wardrobe that is only big enough to take the iPads, camera and some paperwork – passports etc. I have yet to work out why hotels don’t have safes big enough to take at the very least a 15in laptop.
The wardrobe is a double with plenty of hanging space and hangers.
There are three drawers and a shelf under the TV which was really handy to put our supply of Hershey’s chocolate, fruit and voucher books.
There is an ironing board and iron which neither of us used. We tend to take clothing that doesn’t require ironing and simply be washed out each night. The drying in the hotels is excellent and everything pretty much dries overnight.
At one end of the wardrobe is an empty mini bar which is great as we were able to put in our water bottles and bottles of cherry coke, which we have decided we like way too much. In fact we have to go down to a gift shop down by the MGM casino to get it. We actually took the bus down to get some cherry cola, now that’s sad. We did walk back though.
However I digress. There is an ice bucket with 2 glasses, the ice machine is only one room up from ours, so it is nice and handy. There us also a drink dispensing machine but we have found that most of the casinos are Pepsi supplied only.
The desk has an Internet cable connection, telephone and lamp.
Now how about this – the Internet costs $14.99 per day – yep, fine I am okay with this as it’s pretty much standard wherever you go, BUT- and here’s the kicker – that is for one device in your room only. And if you want to use that device anywhere else in the casino it cost $24.99 per day. And to add insult to injury, you have to pay that amount for each device you have. Don’t know about you but I think that is excessive.
The bath in the bathroom is very low to the ground and that suits me fine as I am somewhat on the short side, there is a separate shower, one wash basin, and the toilet is in the same room.
Everything is very clean and the daily housekeeping is impeccable. The housekeeping staff leave us fully stocked with lotions and potions each day so we have plenty of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soaps and body lotion.
There is an area where you can sit and have a cup of tea/coffee, and just relax. The chairs are elegant chairs and comfortable, and it is so nice to just sit quietly and read after the hustle and bustle of the day.
The Paris is a beautifully decorated hotel with the reception area being reminiscent of the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles.
The shopping and restaurant area resembles a french village, and it doesn’t seem to matter what time of day or night you go down to the restaurants there are always long queues. The Paris is so central to everything being next to Bally’s, across from Bellagio, Caesars Palace and the new Cosmopoliton complex. It is also right next door to the Miracle Mile and Planet Hollywood.
It seems to be very popular for conventions as there were always groups of people walking around wearing tags for their particular company.
Would I recommend the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, yes I most definitely would. It’s beautifully appointed, centrally located and the food in the buffet is excellent. We had room service a few times and the food was reasonably priced and the serves were extravagant to say the least. We ordered a salad one night, which was meant for one person and it would easily have served 4, it was absolutely full of meat, cheese, avocado, lettuce, there was so much we couldn’t eat it all. Mind you we also had chicken soup, I needed nourishment for my cold. This came with a french loaf, crackers and butter.
Salad and Soup.
We kept the crackers and went looking the next night for some cheese to have with them. This proved to be a bit of trek as the closest deli was next door in Bally’s and it wasn’t really a deli more of a sandwich bar, but once I explained that I only wanted some cheese slices, they were happy enough to sell me some for 50c a slice.
The shopping arcade has a very French feel to it and you can almost imagine you are strolling around a village in France.
We got a really reasonable deal through the hotel itself but the last time I stayed I purchased a great deal through expedia.com.