Palms Las Vegas Hotel Review 2018

The Palms Casino and Resort is just a short walk from the Las Vegas strip (about 0.8 miles to be precise). Despite not being right on the strip, it’s a very popular and modern resort that is often compared to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Many of its guests are young people and some celebrities have been known to stay there as well.

As well as having over 600 rooms and suites to accommodate guests, partygoers will enjoy several nightlife venues including busy clubs. There’s also a large casino (measuring about 95,000 sq ft), a theater, a recording studio and plenty of food options. The Two Storey Sky Villa on the top floor has gained fame worldwide after CNN published an article placing it among the most expensive hotel suites in the world with a nightly rate of over $35,000. The good news is that there are plenty of not-so-expensive options for those who don’t have a daily budget in the tens of thousands.

The Room & Suite Selection

The rooms at The Palms are split across three separate towers: Palms Place, Palms Fantasy Tower and Palms Ivory Tower. Each tower offers different rooms and amenities. Palms Place is removed from the casino to give you extra rest and relaxation. Palms Fantasy Tower is the best of the best, with some of the most creative and luxurious suites to be found in Vegas. And the Palms Ivory Tower is very hip, thanks to remodelling by Klai Juba. Expect to pay about $50 or more per night for a basic room at The Palms, depending on the season and day of the week.

Studio Suite (Palms Place) – This suite is like a luxury condo with great views of Vegas. It measures 600 sq ft and is topped off with luxury, contemporary fittings including elegant Italian bedding. This suite is basically a regular hotel room with the bed and living area all rolled into one.

One Bedroom Suite (Palms Place) – The one bedroom suite in the Palms Place tower boasts full-length windows so you can maximize the view. It also has a kitchen, living room (with a fireplace) and about 1,200 sq ft for you to enjoy.

Two Bedroom Suite (Palms Place) – This suite offers all the luxury of the one bedroom suite, but with an additional bedroom for additional guests to enjoy.

Penthouse (Palms Place) – There are four penthouse suites available in the Palms Place tower (named penthouse B, C, D and E). Each are unique penthouses, but they all have some core things in common: excellent views, floor-to-ceiling windows, luxury kitchens, spa-like bathrooms and spacious bedrooms.

Premier Room (Ivory Tower) – This is a 440 sq ft suite with a king bed (or two queens), a spa-like bathroom, a 42” television and modern, luxurious décor.

Ivory Suite (Ivory Tower) – This is a stylish, 1,000 sq ft suite that includes a private bedroom with a walk-in closet. The living room offers plenty of space and comfort for guests to enjoy and there’s a full bar. It is designed for up to two guests.

Real World Suite (Ivory Tower) – This luxury suite got famous thanks to the MTV reality series Real World Las Vegas. Measuring 3,000 sq ft, it includes a kitchen, a communal bathroom (with two stalls, two showers and three washbasins), a pool table, a full bar, and three bedrooms (for up to seven guests). There’s even a “Confessional” as seen on the TV show.

Bungalow (Ivory Tower) – Choose a Bungalow if you want to experience poolside living. Each Bungalow looks out over the Palms Pool and includes a private balcony and lanai with a Jacuzzi. There’s one master bedroom and 1,500 sq ft of space.

Superior Room (Fantasy Tower) – Measuring over 500 sq ft, this Superior Room include a private Jacuzzi and is suitable for up to four guests.

Salon Suite (Fantasy Tower) – Great for guests who want to unwind when they’re in Vegas, the Salon Suite includes a spa-like bathroom including a Jacuzzi, a fully-stocked wet bar and a separate living room.

Fantasy Penthouses (Fantasy Tower) – With a choice between one and two bedrooms, the penthouses in the Fantasy Tower are fully equipped and very luxurious. Some features include a fireplace, 1.5 bathrooms, a walk-in closet, a Jacuzzi tub, and Egyptian cotton bedding.

G-Suite (Fantasy Tower) – Anyone who comes to Vegas to party will love the G-Suite. It mimics the most popular nightclub found inside the Palms Hotel. It’s basically a mini nightclub within a hotel suite, including a pool table, full bar and a replica of the nightclub’s glass floor balcony.

Erotic Suite (Fantasy Tower) – This suite lives up to its name with a show shower, a huge bed (that rotates) and a mirrored ceiling. It has almost 1,500 sq ft of space and is topped off with rich leathers and brushed metals.

Barbie Suite (Fantasy Tower) – Perfect for Bachelorette parties, this 2,350 sq ft suite was designed by Jonathan Adler. It feels like you’re inside a Barbie dream house, complete with Barbie art, bubble floors, Barbie doll décor and more.

Kingpin Suite (Fantasy Tower) – This suite has two full-sized bowling lanes inside it. Measuring a whopping 4,500 sq ft, it is perfect for entertaining and includes a huge TV, a full bar, a pool table and more.

Crib Suite (Fantasy Tower) – Throw a party in this 2,000 sq ft suite that has a DJ booth, a saltwater fish tank, a show shower, a hydraulic bed and more.

Director’s Suite (Fantasy Tower) – Inspired by Hollywood, the classy Director’s Suite provides excellent views of the Vegas strip, 2.5 bathrooms, a Jacuzzi tub, car service, a show shower, a full bar and other luxury amenities.

Two Story Sky Villa (Fantasy Tower) – After making headlines for being among the most expensive hotel suites in the world, this villa certainly lives up to its reputation. It is 9,000 sq ft with a personal glass elevator, a luxurious private pool, private terraces, a dry sauna, massage and fitness rooms, and 24-hour service from butlers. It caters for up to 12 guests and includes 5.5 bathrooms.

One Story Sky Villa (Fantasy Tower) – Similar to the two story version, this villa is just a bit smaller. It still measures over 6,000 sq ft and can host up to eight guests.

Hardwood Suite (Fantasy Tower) – This suite stretches across two floors and 10,000 sq ft, and the big highlight is your own private indoor basketball court with a professional locker room as well. It also has fold-out beds (NBA sized) so you can sleep on the court. The room caters for up to 10 guests.

The Restaurant Options

N9NE Steakhouse – This is an award-winning American steakhouse found near the casino floor. It is open from 5.30pm every day for dinner and the dress code is business casual.

NOVE Italiano – With a perfect location on the top of the Fantasy Tower, this Italian restaurant is always popular with guests. It is open from 5.30pm every day. The bar opens from 5pm and takeout is available at the bar.

Alize – This Michelin-starred restaurant serves up fine French cuisine. It is found on the top of the Ivory Tower and opens daily at 5.30pm for its dinner service.

24 Seven Café – This casual dining spot serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks all day and night.

Bistro Buffet – Opening for breakfast, lunch, dinner and also Sunday brunch, this is a good value and casual buffet restaurant.

Lao Sze Chuan – Found at the east end of the casino, this authentic Chinese restaurant is open every day starting at 5pm. Casual attire is acceptable.

The Eatery – The Eatery is a collection of fast-food style restaurants at the Palms. Many of the eateries here are open 24 hours per day.

Drinking and Gambling

Ghostbar – The most popular nightclub at the Palms, Ghostbar is on the 55th floor of the Ivory Tower. Table and bottle services is available, with reservations possible. It’s open every night of the week from 8pm.

Rojo Lounge – This bar is located in the Palms Place tower. It has stylish décor with red lighting and vinyl booths. It’s open every night starting 2pm.

Social – This bar puts you right in the action, with views of the casino floor. Its specialty is whisky-based cocktails. It’s open 24 hours a day on the weekends, and until 5am on other days.

Moon Nightclub – Right on top of the Fantasy Tower, this penthouse club has a retractable roof so you can party under the stars.

Tonic – This bar is open all day every day and is right on the casino floor. It’s an easy place to grab a cocktail, beer or wine when you’re nearby.

Rain – Stretching two floors and 25,000 sq ft, this is a huge music venue right in the Palms Hotel. There are VIP skyboxes and secluded booths available.

Casino – There’s a 95,000 sq ft casino inside the Palms Hotel. There is a big selection of table games, over 1,300 slot games, and a state-of-the-art race and sport book. Guests can join Club Palms in order to be eligible for monthly casino offers, slot tournaments, gift days and other promotions. Members of the club can also earn points based on their play, which can be spent throughout the Palms Hotel and Casino.

Other Amenities & Things To Do

Spa & Salon – The Palms has a fully-equipped fitness center, a spa and salon, and tanning beds. A visit to the Drift Spa & Hammam costs $25 per guest or $35 for non-guests. There is also an extensive list of services available for an extra fee. Guests can go to the Recharge Spa near the casino for all sorts of salon treatments including manicures, hairstyling and more.

Pool – There’s two pools: the Palms Pool and the Palms Place Pool. The Palms Pool is open daily from noon until 6pm and is famous for its pool parties. The Palms Place Pool is open from 9am until 5pm daily and offers more of a relaxing vibe.

Pearl Theater – The Pearl Theater seats 2,500 people and offers a range of different shows and events. The box office is open every afternoon and early evening so you can check out the latest schedule and make a booking.

Shopping – The Palms conveniently has its own set of shops for you to pick up anything you happen to have left at home, or a snack, a book or a small souvenir.

Movie Theater – The Palms is home to a 14-screen movieplex with showings every day from 11am until after midnight.

To get in touch with The Palms for any questions, call 1-702-942-7777.

Pros

  • Overall nice design featuring a cool atmosphere and vibe
  • Awesome views of Las Vegas depending on room location
  • Casino is quite expansive and features lots of different games

Cons

  • Located way off the strip so it can be expensive to get around town
  • Some amenities of the property are in need of a modern upgrade
  • Staff can be hit or miss on fulfilling requests based on the person