Honest Review of the Delano Las Vegas

So I recently stayed at the Delano Las Vegas after friends dropped me off from a hiking trip at Zion.  With one night in town, the Delano seemed like a perfect choice for solo travel: it’s understated, chic, & just a bit removed from the general craziness that is Vegas.  I think it’s a perfect choice for solo travelers, couples, those looking for a spa getaway, business travelers, or really ~ any & all adults.  This is not my top choice for families.  In this “Honest Review of the Delano Las Vegas,” I’ll tell you everything I loved & what I didn’t love about my stay in this chic hotel…

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I recently stayed at the Delano Las Vegas as a solo traveler, & found its understated glamour ideal for a quick solo trip.

Author’s Note: All opinions in this article are my own & I have no relationship with the Delano Hotel ~ aka I did pay for my room, & they have not paid me to write this article!

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Quick Overview of the Delano Las Vegas

  • How Many Rooms at the Delano Las Vegas: 1,120 rooms 
  • Check-in/Check-Out Time: Check-in at 3PM (or earlier), Check-out at 11AM
  • Pet-Friendly: YES
  • How Many Restaurants & Bars: Two restaurants, one coffee shop, & two cocktail bars. 
  • Room Service: Yes, rooms service is available from 6AM-2AM.
  • Outdoor Pool? Yes, & Delano guests may also use pools at the Mandalay Bay. 
  • Casino at the Delano? No, but the Mandalay’s casino is only a two-minute walk from the Delano lobby.
  • Is There a Spa at the Delano? Yes, & they offer steam rooms & saunas, massages, wraps, & facials.

Honest Review of the Delano Las Vegas

What I Loved about Staying at the Delano Las Vegas

  • Check-in was super easy & quick.  Even though the line was long, they had a woman with an Ipad who helped expedite it ~ & I got my keys in about 10 minutes….at 11:30AM (we left Zion early)!!  I’ve rarely had a check-in so early, & was very happy to drop my bags off & walk the Strip. 
  • I loved the large room & separate seating area: this is standard with all rooms at the Delano, which are all over 700 sqft.  Suites are even larger.  While the all-white bedroom felt serene & comfortable, it was a little too sterile for me in terms of decoration ~ but of course, that’s personal preference. 
  • The bed at the Delano was very comfortable, & there was a bevy of pillows.  Bathroom is HUGE!!  They’ve used all-black marble in the bath (even the toilets are black): there’s a large shower, separate soaking tub, long double vanity, & separate toilet (there’s also a toilet off the sitting room, by the front door).  Seriously, five ladies could get ready in this bathroom….it’s big! 
  • I LOVED coffee at Delano’s downstairs 3940 Coffee & Tea (their Americano is fantastic).  Located by the lobby, this is a great spot for people-watching ~ as is Della’s Kitchen, where I popped in for a solo lunch. The staff was great, food good, drinks so-so….in a nice, warm environment with more great people-watching. 
  • You’re also just a five-minute walk to all of Mandalay’s many restaurants if the Delano doesn’t offer enough choice for you. 
  • The pool area at the Delano is much more “adult” & sophisticated than the scene at Mandalay ~ which was an absolute ZOO.  Just depends what you’re looking for: but if it’s more peace & quiet you’re after, the Delano easily beats the Mandalay. 
  • From the Delano, I was able to walk along the Strip all the way to Casears Palace without actually having to physically cross a street!  There are great walkways that take you up & over the streets, so you can just enjoy strolling without worrying about cars & traffic.  
  • Catching an Uber from the Delano is far easier than from Mandalay, or any of the *big* hotels. You just exit by the coffee shop/lobby area, & the Delano has its own turn-around area for taxis, etc.  I called an Uber for the airport while I ordered an Americano, & within five minutes, he was waiting for me outside.  Contrast this with the big hotels where the cab lines can be 20-people deep: this is a welcome relief. 
  • All in all: you kind of have the best of both worlds at the Delano ~ you’re close to all the action, but you’re not right in it.  I found this to be a great balance….especially as a solo traveler.

What I Didn’t Love about Staying at the Delano:

  • The all-white bedroom felt just a little too sterile for me….a pop of color would go a long way towards making it feel a little cozier. 
  • Water in the room costs $24!!!  While I’m sure this is similar to other high-end Vegas hotels, it still seems a little crazy to me.  Get your water in the downstairs lobby or along the Strip.  
  • If you’re coming to Vegas to gamble, then it may be a bummer the Delano doesn’t have a casino of its own: but the Mandalay’s tables are just a few-minute walk from the Delano’s lobby.

Photos of the Delano Las Vegas

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Though rooms at the Delano are spacious & comfortable, I found the all-white a little too sterile. But that’s just a personal design choice!

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I wish the rooms had decor more similar to their chic lobby bar. Photo by Conde Nast Traveler.

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I love this place! Della’s Kitchen is tucked right off the Delano’s lobby, & it’s a great breakfast & lunch spot with good people-watching.

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Delano’s sophisticated beach club. This is definitely more for adults ~ with kids, you’re better off next-door at Mandalay Bay.

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The Bathhouse Spa has a modern, almost -industrial feel to it, & offers a host of high-end treatments. Photo by Time Out.

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Get sweeping views of Vegas from Rivea, Alain Ducasse’s French restaurant in the Delano. Photo by the Delano.

Bottom Line

The Delano Las Vegas is Perfect for = People who are looking for a more “low-key” Vegas experience, i.e. business travelers, solo travelers, couples, & those traveling with pets.

Would I Stay Again?

If I was traveling solo again or looking for a more relaxing Vegas stay: I’d 100% return to the Delano.  Also, if I was traveling with my dog in Vegas (a rarity), then the Delano is one of the easiest places to stay, given its ease of using the elevators, etc.  However, if I was traveling to Vegas with a big group or looking to dance & party: then no, the Delano isn’t my top choice.  Other hotels like the Cosmo or the Wynn have more action & better clubs. 

But the next place I’ll stay when I go to Vegas is the NoMad Hotel, which is located inside the Park MGM.  It has a similar “hotel within a hotel” feel, like the Delano.  And the reason is because I’m dying to check out their sexy library bar….

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The dark & sexy Library Bar at the NoMad.

xoxo Noelia

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