The very first time I went to Las Vegas was at the age of three, and the only reason why I know this is because of the photos my parents took of me at Excalibur. Considering Vegas is only a four-hour drive from LA, you can imagine how many times I've been back since then.
Within the last few trips, I've further prolonged my return and while I always have a good time, let's be real. After 21, the fun and excitement of Las Vegas dwindled. In fact, since turning 30 (earlier this year), the very thought of Vegas had me exhausted. However, with this last trip, I had the pleasure of staying at the Palazzo and experienced the city on a whole new level.
While I've strolled, dined, and partied around the Palazzo before, it was my first time actually staying there. To start, I was completely thrown off by the size of our room. Forget your typical hotel room size, at the Palazzo, they are all suites. We spent our 3-day weekend in a luxury suite, which included a separated living area, grand king bed, huge closet, and an oversized bathroom. The bathroom alone blew me away with dual sinks, Roman tub, separate shower, and powder area are all included for a stress-free morning routine between you and your significant other (or friends).
Aside from the room size (720 SQ FT), the service at the Palazzo is impeccable. From the moment the valet attendant opens your door to the time of check-out, the staff is always available and eager to answer any questions you may have. I love feeling like royalty during my hotel stays and the Palazzo did not disappoint.
If you're the type that likes to take advantage of a property during your stay, you're in luck because the Palazzo is connected with Venetian, and together there are about 10 pools, 11 restaurants, 2 shows, 3 spots for nightlife fun, and 3 attractions including a Star Wars VR experience and the popular gondola rides.
Speaking of gondola's, we were able to actually squeeze in a ride this trip and while it's a 15-20 minutes ride, it's totally worth it. Lucca was our gondolier and had a great singing voice, serenading us with 3 songs throughout the ride. We opted for the outside ride to enjoy the Strip views after dinner at Chica. It was the best way to digest all the delicious food we had prior and the perfect way to unwind in the evening.
By the way, if you're seeking a place for dinner, go to Chica at the Venetian. The guacamole is a must and it comes with a side of banana chips and rice cakes, in addition to their tortilla chips. For main entrees, get the skirt steak as it was extremely flavorful and be sure to add in a side of sweet plantains. Our waiter was extremely tentative and noted my lactose intolerance, making sure each dish was suitable for me to eat. We had the best time and the ambiance of the restaurant itself was beautiful.
Since we were in Vegas for our friend's birthday, we ended up at TAO one of the nights and can I tell you how much more convenient it is to have the club within the same hotel you're staying in? No taxi's or Uber's needed to get there and just a simple 10-15 minute walk back to the room at the end of the night, versus walking down the Strip, is amazing. Trust me, if you hate wearing heels as much as I do, you'll find this a huge blessing (hah).
Needless to say, we had the best weekend in Vegas discovering new restaurants, enjoying the views, and being able to sleep in every morning in the comfiest bed was amazing. I wish we could've extended the trip out another day to fully take advantage of the amenities and the spa, but I guess I'll just have to come back sooner than later.
Thank you Palazzo for having us!
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