Treasure Island – Las Vegas, NV

This hotel was great. It’s just relaxed enough to fell comfortable.

It’s a AAA Four Diamond resort on the Las Vegas Strip with a contemporary style. You must experience the free Sirens of Treasure Island show with VIP viewing exclusive to hotel guests. They have a beautiful tropical pool and spa. There are 9 restaurants, 5 bars and lounges, indoor/outdoor nightclub, 95,000 sq. ft. casino, and Mystre by Cirque du Soleil. The hotel is connected to the Fashion Show shopping mall too.

The staff was excellent. We were treated like Royalty. Our room had a great view and we didn’t even ask for it. We only paid $50 bucks! It’s in a great location to everything on the strip.


Luxor – Las Vegas, NV

This was my first time out to Las Vegas. The Luxor is beautiful. The registration lady offered us an upgrade, which we didn’t take because we barely spent anytime in the room anyways, and offered us the towers or the pyramids. This I found very nice, that they would offer us a variety of room choices.

Our room was nice, and the bathroom spectacular (I took a nice warm bath in our tub). We always came back to a clean room and fresh towels. However, in the casino, we didn’t win much and you had to specifically look for a spot where you saw a waitress to actually be served drinks. Most of the waitresses seemed to stick around the high rollers. The Pharoah’s Buffet was spectacular. I must have gained a million pounds!

Midnight Fantasy was okay, I would suggest going to see it. It was my first topless revue. The arcade was pretty suitable for all ages. If you start getting cranky from losing money, go to the arcade. It was a little hard to navigate, and they didn’t have as much shopping potential as Caesar’s or Venetian, but all in all, I would stay there again. Oh, and it is at the end of the strip , so if you plan on walking around the strip, pack some good gym shoes. I didn’t, and boy was I hurting. Excalibur , we found, had the most winning potential and great service. The New York New York ride was fun, but gives you a headache. Not enough padding around the upper body area, so you do get banged up.

The Bellagio fountain show is fabulous, and almost makes you want to cry when they play I’m proud to be an American. Caesar’s and Venetion were beautiful and shopping potential -AWESOME. The Treasure Island show was funny.

We paid a ridiculously low price of $35!


Town and Country Resort – San Diego, CA

This is suspossed to be a 5 star resort. Not. The price was great, but that’s about it.

We stayed there for one week and a couple of waitresses and gift shop staff was not overly friendly for most of our stay. The property looks great in the front (its spread out over 23 acres) but there are few sidewalks and you have to walk in the road way and keep an eye out for cars and errent golf carts zipping around. Not safe if you have little kids walking with you.

The rooms were clean, but very small and cramped. Our double bed had bottom sheets that did not cover the entire mattress and we arrived back to our room one evening to find our window wide open, aparently by the cleaning crew. Luckily we had not left any valuables in our room and nothing was missing but nevertheless, not a plus when giving out a rating for this hotel. Oh did I mention how dark the hallways are. There is nothing worse than walking down a dimly lit hotel hallway at night! The bathroom again was small and lacked any place to hang clothing, etc.

If you’re looking for an decent place to stay, this is definately not it! Hilton or Marriott could teach them a thing or two about hospitality.


Bally’s – Las Vegas, NV

This was our first time in Las Vegas and we really enjoyed our stay at Bally’s.

The staff was very friendly, our room was made up almost as soon as we left and the bed was extremely comfortable. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet at the big kitchen buffet.

Ballys Las Vegas is one of Las Vegas most elegant and exciting resorts-offering guests a real life Las Vegas experience. The hotel was undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation when we were there. The resort features two 26-story hotel towers with 2814 guest rooms-including 265 suites. Rooms are big… 450 square feet and suites range from 900 square feet to 2600 square feet.

We stayed there for only $36 a night! We had a great time and plan on returning!


Candlewood Suites Airport – Salt Lake City, UT

These are nice suites and reasonably priced.

Suites have a full kitchen. The living room has an oversized recliner and a DVD player. You can go down to the front desk and borrow a free movie from their video library too!¬†I was very impressed by the value I got from this hotel stay. I booked one of the least expensive hotels in the area and hadn’t realized I was getting a full suite. The room was spacious and the atmosphere was pleasant.¬†Candlewood Suites is located a short drive from Salt Lake International Airport.

I would recommend the Candlewood Suites to anyone looking for clean, comfortable and resaonably prices accommodations near the Salt Lake City airport.