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- Hotel Space / Ambiance
- Food & Drink
Experience Paris Las Vegas
When I saw that Paris had comped me a room for the first time, I knew I had to stay there. I had visited it many times before, but this was my first time spending the night there, and on a complimentary night no less! I ended up still being responsible for the resort fee of ~$29+tax. The décor is French influenced, and more upscale than some of the more average Total Rewards properties. It was a bit low-light in the casino area, which also smelled pervasively of smoke. While it was a decent experience, given the opportunity I will stay either at the LINQ or some of the other properties where I have not yet stayed. Mediocre time overall, especially if you include the unwillingness of registration associates to help or ease concerns.
Check-in is to the right, on the southeast side. VIP registration is directly across from regular check in, however they again refused to provide any sort of upgrades or accommodations. The floor and lobby were thick with cigarette smoke, which also is the (unfortunate) norm in Vegas.
First of all, the room was very pristine, with excellent view of the large hotel pool, the Strip, and the Eiffel Tower. It had some interesting architectural touches, such as the curvature of the headboard at the bed, as well as the bathroom mirror. However, the refrigerator did not work, and we had to call the front desk. They then sent up a tech who tinkered with is and fixed the problem, and told us to leave the closet door open for ventilation purposes. The hallway to our room was pretty smoky, yet we were not offered another room to switch to. I clarified I am on a non-smoking floor, but clearly Paris and the rest of Vegas does not police this strongly, as all the “non-smoking” floors I stayed in this trip still stank of rancid cigars and cigarettes.
Because I wanted to try for 3 for 3 of waived resort fees, upon checkout I brought these concerns of smoke and broken refrigerator to the attention of the VIP associates, who stubbornly refused to do anything about it. Because of this intransigence, I have resolved to avoid gambling or staying here as best I can in the future.
Hotel Space / Ambiance
As before mentioned, the casino floor and hotel towers were smoky. However, the hotel seems to cater to all groups, as we saw families, old and young, enjoying themselves. It’s a bit darker than some of the other casinos, although not nearly as dark as the Rio that we experienced. Also, the eating areas and establishments were quite attractive, with a faux brick road, painted scenery, all mock representations of life in a French village or city.
Food & Drink
Milady had overpriced albeit legit (her words) dim sum at Yong Kang Street, and we enjoyed a delightful lunch at Mon Ami Gabi. The food was overpriced, but it’s Vegas and that should be expected. I have eaten there previously several years ago, but it was my first time there for lunch.
The pool here looked enjoyable but as it was cold, it was mostly empty throughout the day. We did not have a chance to enjoy the fitness center, which I also assumed to close at an early 7pm.
Compared to some of the other Total Rewards properties Paris Las Vegas is a nicer than average establishment, with $10-$15+ betting minimums. It did have the fun slot machines we enjoyed, and made a decent amount on the last day of both this trip and the last Vegas trip.
Since there are close Tix4Tonight locations where you can get discounts on shows, and up to 50% off various eateries around the Strip, we liberally used this to our advantage, making those overpriced meals more affordable and reasonable.
Lastly, while this time staying at the Paris Las Vegas was decent, there are still other, better options for complimentary rooms.
Featured image of the bed in Paris Las Vegas
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