It's no secret, I love Las Vegas. Dan and I travel there several times a year and one of my favorite things is trying different hotels. A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of staying in a Penthouse Suite at the Trump International.
Since we were traveling with Dan's parents, we decided to go all out and we made arrangements through the concierge at Trump to have a limo pick us up at McCarran International Airport. There is no better way to start the weekend than with a bottle of champagne.
The limo was complete with twinkling 80's prom lights, rap videos blaring on the TV and a snazzy bar. Dan, the family photographer, spent the short trip taking pictures of the strip.
As soon as we entered the Trump International , we were treated with exceptional customer service. This was consistent for the entire stay and it is one of my biggest impressions of the property. As we waited for Dan to handle the check-in, an employee approached us to see if we would like a bottle of water or if we needed anything else. The bell service brought our luggage to our room within five minutes of our arrival, without us having to call down first. This is not a small property, but it has a very intimate and personal feel.
I've been fortunate to stay in many amazing hotel rooms, especially in Las Vegas, but none have been more impressive than the Penthouse Suite at the Trump International.
I'm going to start with a teaser and show you the view from our room. We were told by multiple employees that our room has one of the best views in the entire hotel. It was definitely the best view that I've ever had of the strip. Simply stunning.
Our suite was absolutely massive. We entered to find a long hallway with console table stacked with art books. The entry hall included a huge guest bathroom.
I spent many hours cuddled on the couch reading a novel. In my mind, one of the keys to making a great hotel room is having a good reading spot. Trump International not only had a comfy couch, but our bedroom had two plush lounge chairs.
Our suite had two bedrooms, on opposite sides of the living room, each with their own private bathroom. Since Dan's parents don't take baths, we took the master suite that had the deepest tub that I've ever had the pleasure of bathing in. I felt like I could go for a swim in it.
Both bedrooms were beautifully appointed and had the same amazing view of Las Vegas Blvd that we had from the living room.
In the master suite, we had a huge walk-in closet. What's more, this was not the only closet! There were two additional full length closets adjacent to the walk-in. This is excessive for the weekend, but it would be great if you bought one of the rooms for an apartment. The Trump International is not just a hotel, it is also a residence. I think this must be why the property had such a quiet and personal vibe.
The bathroom was enormous and filled with many amenities that are not standard in most hotels, like a dental kit and fancy bath salts. The shower was big enough to hold a whole family and had two shower heads with great water pressure. The bathroom didn't just have a television, but it had a television mounted inside of the mirror. Cool!
When I wasn't reading on the couch, I was parked in the bathtub. My perfect Vegas vacation! The only negative about the bathroom was it didn't have a make-up mirror. I'm positive that if I had called down to the front desk, one would have been brought to our room. I'm so used to seeing them standard in the hotels, even ones not anywhere as close to as nice as this one, that I was surprised.
Our suite came with a full kitchen that was loaded with everything necessary to make a meal.
Since we were on vacation, we didn't use the kitchen to make anything other than tea and coffee, which was included. Also included, were several free bottles of water. This to me was a huge perk. It's something that I've never seen in another hotel and really, it's a small way to make the guests really happy. Every hotel should do this. I was just disappointed that it wasn't labeled Trump Ice. I watched the show! C'mon!
We ordered room service for three of our meals and with our late night dinner on Friday night, we were given a complimentary bottle of wine and cheese plate. Another nice perk.
The room service food was delicious. We had a very nervous attendant on the first evening, who forgot one of the entrees and didn't open the wine, but he was really nice, very young and the situation was fixed. No problem. This may sound silly and too simple, but you can't wrong with the cheeseburger. It hit the spot when we arrived for our weekend. On the last night, I had an tender pot roast with tons of roasted vegetables. It was really good food that kept us ordering from room service rather than finding a restaurant.
Even though our trip was in January, we lucked out and experienced unseasonably warm weather. Warm enough to use the pool. The pool area was lovely and filled with many circular lounge beds for two.
In additional to the gorgeous property and wonderful staff, the hotel wins with it's proximity. It is located directly across the street from the Fashion Show Mall, with an easy entrance through Nordstrom. It is a minute walk across a not-so busy street. The hotel also offers a free shuttle to Wynn and Caesar's Palace. Although Trump International does not have a casino (a plus in my opinion), you are never far from the action. It's a great escape from the bustle of the hotels on the strip.
Trump International is now on the top of my list for favorite Vegas hotels. I'm looking forward to many return trips.