4321 W. Flamingo Road // Las Vegas Off Strip » map
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|Resort Fee:||$25.00/day plus tax|
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino
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Palms - The Real Deal :
The Palms is a gorgeous joint... its spacy, hip, groovy and freaky. Palms has found its niche as a great place to hook up with some of the sex and hit the tables. Unlike the Hard Rock, its main competition, the Palms actually has a massive casino with standard Vegas rules (Hard Rock hits soft 17 on blackjack). Video poker paytables are some of the best in Vegas and Palms is also known for having some of the loosest slots in town (that's not B.S. hype, it's a fact).
Location of Palms:
The Palms west of The Strip on Flamingo Rd, near the Rio.
Palms is NearGold Coast
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino
Cool Stuff About Palms:
Opened November 15, 2001 at a price tag of $265 million clams... The Palms quicky established itself as an alternative hangout for nubile young ladies and craggy old rock stars looking to get some action with aformentioned babes (Tommy Lee - we mean you!) The Palms is one of the racier and sexier joints in Vegas, and its location off the strip adds to its mystique - you only go there if you want to be there. The air can be somewhat like a uberhip sex club meets a nouveau zoot-suit frat party. Great place to party though... damn straight. The Palms Fantasy Tower, featuring the Playboy Club, opened in 2006. A third towerPalms Place Hotel & Spa opened in 2008.
The Rooms at Palms
The Palms is one of the hottest spots in Las Vegas, initially due to it's co-starring role in MTV's the Real World's 12th season on the 28th floor. The six rooms that were used in the show are available for booking by guests.
Palms hotel room offerings are quite complex to describe given the many specialty suites offered in the many towers. As for the basics, Palms' rooms come in these flavors: Deluxe Guestrooms (Palms tower) sparse, clean and comfortable... these are Palms' first room product, slightly updated over time. Superior Guestrooms (Fantasy tower) they call them superior for a reason - more technologically advanced (sound system/flat screen tv's), the decor is stylish and they have minibar and a jacuzzi. Junior Suite (Palms tower) - slightly larger than the Deluxe Guestroom, but probably not large enough to truly be classified as a "suite".
The new additions at Palms Place further refine yet expand Palms' offerings to include some larger hip luxury suites and studios. These offerings are more "condo/timeshare" style than straight hotel room. If you're planning an extended stay in LV and want to feel a bit more at home, Palms Place is a better option than living above a casino for a few weeks. Palms Place Studio is a really spiffy, quasi-studio apartment option with high tech options, Italian linens, NBA approved 9 ft tall ceilings and open air balconies (yay). These are on our shortlist for a future review. Palms Place offers suites as well, One Bedroom Suites and Two Bedroom Suites, all come with full kitchen, flat screen tv's, living room, fireplace, washer/dryer and much more.
Palms also offers an array of one of a kind Suites and Villa's including Grand suites (Palms tower) - nice... but money is better spent for a Salon Suite (Fantasy Tower) which has jacuzzi, groovy decor, minibar and all the high tech toys you'll need. True high rollers will want to look into the Penthouses (gorgeous), Sky Villas, Hardwood Suite - the one with a basketball court, Hugh Hefner Sky Villa - wow - the aforementioned Real World Suite, Playpen Suites (the ones with the stripper pole next to the bed) and finally the pool-side Bungalows.
Holy crap they've got a lot of different types of room offerings.
Restaurants at Palms
Palms has a ton of restaurants on premises including Alize (great view from the top of the tower), Nove Italiano (italian), Blue Agave (mexican, tex/mex cuisine plus oyster bar), Gardunos (mexican and southwestern food) Little Buddha (pan asian cuisine, sushi, chinese) N9NE Steakhouse (steakhouse, excellent) 24/Seven Cafe (coffee shop) Bistro Buffet (new!) Simon Restaurant & Lounge celebrity chef Kerry Simon's new joint at Palms Place.
Palms offers a ton of nightclub action. The Playboy Club has you covered for bunny dealt blackjack and roulette on the 52nd floor of the Fantasy Tower. Moon nightclub is located on the top of the Fantasy tower and features a retractable roof for full agoraphobic drunken-ness.
Meanwhile back in the Palms Tower, you got Ghostbar on the 55th floor (technically 43rd - 55 sounds better, I guess) with a glass window on the outdoor patio that is directly over the pool. No dancing, but celebrity sightings run rampant. Be prepared to pay cover ($10-$20) and wait up to 2 hours to get in. Sometimes you can get to the front of the line if you make friends with the pit bosses while gambling or come as part of a bachelor(ette) party package.
There is also Rain, a three-story, fire, fog, and mist blasting, high energy dance club which doubled as a concert venue before Palms opened a dedicated theatre, the Pearl, in 2008.
Wanna party during the daytime? You're in luck, Palms has one of the ultimate party pools in Vegas. Outdoor blackjack and poolside massages make it even more inviting. There is a shallow pool with chaise lounges to cool off in. and the scent of lavender in the air (above the chlorine and cigarettes). Celebrity sightings are common here. In the evenings, the pool area is transformed into a music venue with a dance floor, dj's and other loud and shiny things.