The Palms Casino Resort
What We Love
- Some of the city’s best clubs, bars and restaurants are on-site
- The protruding glass floor at Ghostbar, 55 stories over Vegas
- Getting hot and steamy at the co-ed hammam in the Drift Spa
- The young, hot, carefree crowd
- Easy in-and-out self-parking, to avoid the valet waits
What To Know
- The Palms is not on the Vegas Strip; it’s about a mile and a half away, a $15 cab ride or a 25-minute walk
- Palms Pool is open only from mid-March to early November; the daytime scene is a bit lacking without the poolside fun
- The Palms Casino Resort is about the party scene; if you want an occasional respite, check out the neighboring Palms Place (which has a pool that's open year-round)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
It’s all about classic hedonism at the Palms Las Vegas: nightlife, gambling, pool parties, and swanky guest rooms for more after-hours fun. Within the Palms enclave, the Fantasy Tower flaunts a cool, contemporary feel to suit the tastes of its young and stylish party-hard crowds, perfect for hosting the true “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” experience—without those chain-smoking slot-hoggers. The menu at Drift Spa, one of the resort’s best features, runs the full gamut of pampering indulgences. The single and adventurous should check out the co-ed hammam for easing tensions built up after hours spent on the game floor.
In the Area
While the Palms attracts a younger crowd than most Vegas resorts, it’s worth the drive (or walk) to the Strip, where most of the action takes place. For a little retro fun, tell your taxi to drop you off at the Pinball Hall of Fame, home to the world’s largest collection of machines, or head to the Neon Boneyard, the final resting place of the city’s glittering signs. Need to escape the Vegas scene? The Hoover Dam, built more than 70 years ago 30 miles outside the city, remains a bucket-list attraction. The serene natural trails through Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area also feel worlds away from the Vegas gimmicks. Practice your camera settings for closeups of tarantulas and scorpions.
How to Get There
My friend and I precooked our room months in advance for our conference, so I was surprised that after we were asked to upgrade for a price and refused, we ended up in an accessible room. It wasn’t a big deal but showering in an accessible bathroom that has just a shower curtain soaked the entire bathroom, leaving blow drying your hair or curling it a tad dangerous and awkward. The bath mat and floor was soaked as well as clothes. I also couldn’t help but wonder if we were in a room, that somebody could actually need and that bothered me. We are scheduled here again for our conference and I’m a bit disappointed. Our room and floor also smelled like weed the entire stay especially at night. Our smoke detector battery also started going off because it as dead.
The hotel itself is nice. Great restaurants and easy access to get to the strip via Uber. Nothing stood out. This was my 11th trip to Vegas and my 1st at the Palms. Wasn’t overly impressed compared to everywhere else I’ve stayed.
We had a concert at the Palms so we decided to stay here as well. ( the venue Is great) We thought the accomodation would be great too. At check in the music is pumping which makes it hard to hear what you are being told, such as room upgrades at a cost . We where an hour early for check in and we didn’t get our room until two hours later. Our credit card was changed twice for resort fees and a deposit on the room which is charged per night. This we weren’t credited back until later in the week. I think the resort fee should be in the price. You are just a number at The Palms so if you don’t want personalised service and want to feel like you are being changed for everything stay here!!! The place looks fantastic, just no one really cares..
Located on Flamingo Road, the Palms Casino Resort is three large buildings which are very spread out so be prepared to walk! My wife was there for a recent conference so my daughter and I got to play tourist. The rooms are large, nicely appointed and very clean. The price varies greatly if you're there for a conference or not, check the websites. Parking is free but there's a $41/night "resort fee", I found that was a little expensive as it covers wifi and a free newspaper if you remember to ask for it. The Concierge tried to be helpful but didn't sound too familiar with a lot of my questions. Lots of smokers which surprised me.