Just over 10 years ago my husband and I were married in fabulous Las Vegas. We were just getting started and stayed at a pretty cheap hotel and missed much of what Vegas is known for. This year, went back to celebrate our 10th anniversary. This time we stayed in style at a Las Vegas icon, the LVH.
The LVH is Red Lion’s newest Leo Hotel Collection property, a licensed brand being offered to independent properties. This is a great thing for Red Lion R&R members traveling to Vegas as they can now accumulate rewards while enjoying the best that Sin City has to offer.
The Vegas experience is larger than life and the LVH starts this off with the largest freestanding sign in the world. The fan-shaped concrete sign welcomes you into a piece of vintage Vegas glitz. Once you are in the front doors you are just a couple steps away from gambling action.
The LVH has a good-sized gaming floor with all the table games and slots you are looking for. We had fun at the Blackjack table and also tried our hand at Pai Gow which turned out to be an easy and fun game for beginners. The dealers at LVH were really friendly and helpful. Remember, if you can’t find an open spot at the game you are looking for contact a floor manager, they’ll usually be able to help you out.
The LVH SUPERBOOK is the world’s largest race and sports book. You can watch any number of live sporting events from around the world on one of the 28 giant screens or the colossal 15′ x 20′ screen. The SUPERBOOK offers all the normal real-time sports betting action. You can also place future wagers on NFL games, including laying down a bet on the SuperBowl well in advance!
When you need a break from the gambling action you can retreat to the third floor recreation deck. You’ll enjoy a skyline view of the Strip from one of the 18 cabanas or the 25 seat jacuzzi. You can also relax in the pool. If you need a beverage never fear, the poolside Cabana bar has you covered.
You can’t go to Vegas without eating and the LVH has great restaurants. You can get a great steak for under 30 bucks at TJ’s or get the full teppanyaki experience at Benihana. The Benihana experience doesn’t stop at the food prep. You are surrounded by Japanese gardens including a stream and authentic Torii Arch. It’s a serene break from all the Vegas hustle. The Zen Lounge and Spacequest Bar were also some of our favorite hang-outs. It was hard to pack so much good food into a short trip!
The LVH is off-strip by a block. However, the monorail stops right at the LVH and is a super convenient and affordable way to get all the way up and down the strip. We didn’t have to wait to get on or off the monorail-it was fast and convenient. If the monorail isn’t your thing, taxis are only a couple bucks and will take you right where you want to go.
If you have differing tastes in your crew you can’t go wrong with the Buffet. For about $20 per person you can eat everything from BBQ to down-home Southern favorites, breakfast entrees and Chinese wok and even Italian. You can check out the menu at http://www.thelvh.com/
After a long day exploring Vegas you will be exhausted. The rooms at the LVH are well-appointed. We found the mattresses and pillows very comfortable. I loved the large bathtub perfect for a good soak after a long walk down the strip. And the delicious coffee right in our room for the next morning. If you upgrade to the Resorts Club rooms you get extra luxurious bedding and pillows and plush terry robes to relax in. The drapes in the room blacked out all the light which is crucial in Vegas since your sleeping schedule may very likely fall out of synch with the sun.
We had an amazing time in our short stay at the LVH. We found it to be the perfect combination of quality and
comfort while easy on the check book! Thank you LVH!
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