We traveled mid-week in January. Check in was instant, room ready before check in time. All staff wonderful and accomodating.
While we didn't have an upgraded room, we loved the big tub and comfy bed and robes. The tablet controlling the room is a
little confusing even for the tech savvy.
Casino - wasn't smoky, like the vanilla smell, and the service was great, cocktail server always around even when just playing low limit slots. Not a dirty glass or ashtray in sight. Could usually find machine we wanted but very few low limit tables - $15/day, usually $25 in evening - you can pop over to monte carlo or NYNY if you want lower limit tables.
We ate at Julius Serrano, Jean George and had coffe and sandwiches at Jean Pastisserrie - certainly not inexpensive and not the best value in Vegas but fantastic food and service. You can get to inexpensive options for food and drinks quickly outside the hotel.
The spa was lovely - you can book a service or pay a $30 fee and access all the rooms, saunas and pools, nice options for couples to relax together in the salt room or the outdoor co-ed hotub overlooking pool. (nice alternative as pool was closed as was Jan.)
City Center only has super high end shopping but we went to Todd English Pub and got great happy hour specials. Otherwise, I would go over to Planet Hollywood shopping. Nice ambiance outside and you can browse the galleries at mandarin Oriental which is a nice wa y to spend some time as well.
We would go back in a heartbeat - but Im' sure the experience is a touch different during busier time.
It was a nice new hotel with new hotel rooms. Nice room interior and decorations, but the bed was a little bit soft for me. A little bit complicated for drive to the right car park and walking from car park to check in counters.
It's a beautiful resort. We were pampered a bit upon check in as they upgraded us to a one bedroom suite for NO EXTRA CHARGE. It was a wonderful few days in an extremely clean and comfortable room. I think I will stay there every time I go in the