To tell you the truth: I am not a fan of Las Vegas because I don't gamble, I don't drink, and I'm not a philanderer. My only contact with Las Vegas is a quick drive-by on Interstate 15 on my way to somewhere else.
So, when I attended a recent blogger conference, Bloggy Boot Camp, that was being held in lovely Las Vegas, needless to say, I was a tad nervous of having to stay overnight. Lucky for me, the conference hotel was South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa. I think I just might have found a reason to not avoid Vegas in the future.
South Point is located in the south end of town. Coming from Los Angeles, it is the first hotel you approach upon entering the area known as The Las Vegas Strip, right off Interstate 15. It is relatively new and apparently very popular as they are already adding another tower to its complex. Besides offering conference facilities, it has a 16 screen theater, a bowling alley, an equestrian center, live entertainment, restaurants, a relaxing spa, and of course, a casino floor. Now, this is all stuff that would make a wonderful weekend stay. What does it have to offer for a one-nighter like I was pulling? A beautiful and spacious room at a VERY reasonable rate. I felt like I was spending the night in a luxury hotel, not in an economical room in the middle of the desert.
I first entered the room in to a hallway that included a large closet complete with a safe, an abundance of hangars, and an ironing board and iron -- new, not falling apart. Going further in to the room, there was a business style desk and an accommodating dresser. Above the dresser, was 42 inch, flat screen, LCD television that played a variety of popular stations. Beyond that was a sitting area complete with a love-seat coffee table, and writing table. I could certainly spread out and take care of whatever business I needed to do.The bathroom was also large and spacious. A sink area with all the amenities you would ever need and a separate room housed the toilet and tub/bath combination. The towels were soft, over-sized, and plentiful.
But the best part had to be the bed. Definitely one of the best night's sleep I've ever had in a hotel setting. In the words of Goldilocks, "It was not too hard and not too soft, but just right." The pillows were just as comfortable. Not too high and not too low. I felt like I was sleeping on a cloud (that is I am sure that is what sleeping on a cloud must feel like). The room also had those blackout curtains so popular in Las Vegas so I was guaranteed not to have my delightful sleep interrupted by the bright desert sun.
A great conference followed by a great night's rest. Comfortable, safe, clean, and spacious. I was totally impressed.
The next time you have to spend 24 hours (or longer) in Las Vegas, consider Sunset Point. I was sure glad I did.