Honest Review of the Delano Las Vegas
So I recently stayed at the Delano Las Vegas after my 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…
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!
Map of Delano Las Vegas
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 Las Vegas:
- 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.
- Though the room itself was immaculate, I mistakenly opened the cabinet under the sink (in the living room) thinking it was the mini-bar. It was an empty cabinet ~ but absolutely filthy: with dust, cobwebs, musty odor. It looked like no one had cleaned under there for a year.
- 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
The Delano Las Vegas is Perfect for = People who are generally looking for a more “low-key” Vegas experience & don’t mind not having a casino on-site; business travelers, solo travelers, couples, & those traveling with pets who don’t want to have to traipse their pet out through a casino every time it needs to go potty!
Would I Stay Again?
If I was traveling solo again or looking for a more relaxing Vegas stay: I would 100% return to the Delano. Also, if I happened to be traveling with my dog in Vegas (which is a rarity), then the Delano might be one of the easiest places to stay given its unfussiness & 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, as other hotels like the Cosmo & Wynn have more action & better clubs.
But the next place I’ll be staying when I go to Vegas is likely the NoMad Hotel, which is set within the Park MGM ~ & has a similar “hotel within a hotel” premise as the Delano. And the reason for that is because I’m dying to check out their sexy library bar….
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