Jeanne at Heels First recently published a post entitled This is What a $15 Hotel Room Looks Like in Vegas about her stay (or non-stay) at the Excalibur Hotel. Like Jeanne, I have Diamond Hyatt Gold Passport membership and Platinum MLife membership. Following her lead, I am reporting on what a $48 hotel suite looks like in Vegas.
Since I was arriving Las Vegas Thursday evening, one day before the Boarding Area Conference (aka #BAcon14) began, I booked a room with a king-sized bed for one night at the Luxor Hotel for $48. The check-in was smooth as there is a dedicated check-in line for MLife members.
I had stayed at the Luxor about 5 years ago when I ran the Las Vegas Marathon. I remember a non-memorable room in the pyramid building and elevators that strangely slanted. This time I was in the West Tower. It was quite a hike to get there, and it even felt a little isolated, but it was away from the noise of the Casino. I opened the door and was pleasantly surprised to learn out that my room was a very nice, large suite.
This is the living room area (including something rare in Vegas – a coffee machine):
This is the bedroom:
The bathroom (check out the pyramid soap!):
OK, weird, this was the last thing I saw from my window when I went to sleep and the first thing when I woke up….
I saw a better view when looking the other direction to see the mountains and….. the In-N-Out Burger joint on the horizon!
I went out for a run on Friday morning – here’s a selfie I took in the hallway while waiting for the elevator:
Friday and Saturday evenings I stayed at the Mandalay Bay. Sunday, I returned to the Luxor, paying $32 for a room. I had booked it primarily because I wanted an extra “Hyatt” stay. I had a midnight flight out of Vegas and only spent one hour there. It also was in the West Tower, and was a nice room, probably an upgrade from a standard room, but not a suite.