Anyone choosing to avoid the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas on political grounds is missing a special and first-rate hotel experience. From the moment one enters gleaming, handsome lobby to the immaculate rooms, superior dining room and great young smiling staff, you know you have arrived in a very stylish and well run caravansary. The hotel is non-gaming, so the usual scrum of badly dressed and poorly behaved is nowhere in evidence. There is no evidence of our larger-than-life President around unless you venture into the gift shop (then you are besieged with Trump-labeled everything); this hotel is understated and genteel.
Select a Superior Room which is large, or a one-, two-, or three-bedroom luxury penthouse suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and then hit the swimming pool and sundeck with private cabanas. There is a world-class spa, salon and fitness center. Our very comfortable room had a living room, large marble bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and a great view of the Las Vegas Strip. The WiFi was free. If you can’t always get what you want, you must be staying somewhere else. Here, what you want is the only thing that matters. The Trump International Hotel Las Vegas is a refined sophisticated, luxury hotel situated high above The Strip, steps away from the best of Las Vegas shopping, yet removed enough to be considered a family-friendly hotel.
After our long drive we chilled out in the Zen-like spa and were blissfully massaged by experts. We then enjoyed incredible gourmet dining at DJT restaurant: exquisite crab cakes, perfectly grilled steaks and wonderful Dover sole, all accompanied by delicious Trump wines. Service couldn’t have been sharper or friendlier.
Oh, did we say the valet parking is complimentary? A very nice touch. All in all, a marvelous stay in a consistently excellent hotel.
Trump International Hotel, 2000 Fashion Show Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, reservations: 866.939.8786; 702.982.0000; http://www.trumphotels.com/las-vegas.