Peachhead™ Approved Vacations: Las Vegas - Red Rock Resort Las Vegas
June 2007 If you want to take your family to Las Vegas, but prefer to stay off the strip and in a hotel that is family friendly, Red Rock Resorts is the hotel for you. It is a beautifully designed hotel.
We arrived at Red Rock early in the day and since our room wasn't quite ready we went straight out to the pool to relax. The Red Rock pool is beautiful and so inviting ...one large pool surrounded by a number of smaller pools. The environment is sheer luxury -- even the lounge chairs were the most comfortable chairs I had ever seen a hotel. They also have large, comfy round beds (with no extra charge) and my daughters were able to nap on them several times throughout our stay. In addition to their poolside restaurant which you can order food from, there is also a terrific food court, right inside the casino next to the pool with everything your kids will love to eat. It makes everyone happy when you can get just what you want, when you want it!
The Red Rock Hotel is definitely first class all the way. The decor is very contemporary and beautiful. When I walked through the hallways, I felt like we were in an upscale condo rather than a hotel hallway. The accommodations are also lovely with flat screens in all of the rooms including the bathrooms! Best of all, I never noticed any cigarette smells. There are a number of different entrances and exits throughout the site, so that you can come into any part of the resort and not have to walk through the casino.
Our dinner at the buffet was very good and reasonably priced. Afterwards, I took the girls bowling in the hotel. Nice, new high tech bowling alley, which we loved! They also have bumper bowling, a definite plus for parents and children. On weekends, it's cosmic bowling, which means they dim the lights, play music videos, and turn on stylish, cool flashing lights all across the lanes. Very, very fun.
After bowling, the kids had enough energy to check out the Kids Quest, which is an indoor play area in the hotel (important note: you need to bring your child's vaccination records). They charge around $7.00 per hour with a 5 hour maximum. This allowed me to go and play my Pai Gow Poker for a couple of hours!
In the morning, we went to the buffet at Red Rocks for breakfast. Tip...get there just before 11:00 a.m. -- this way you can have breakfast and then at 11:00 they start bringing out the lunch items as well.
After eating at the buffets, thank goodness they have a great fitness room to work off the wonderful food. All new state of the art equipment with personalized tv's on the cardiovascular machines.
If you want to go to the strip, they do provide a shuttle that will take you, however it only holds 14 people at a time. So get in line early if you are planning on using the shuttle. I just asked someone in line if they wanted to share a cab since I didn't know if we would get on that shuttle. It cost $44 w/ tip there and $50 for the return trip.
An important component at any hotel is customer service, and the Red Rock definitely excels here. Everyone on staff was as pleasant as can be and always went the extra mile for their guests. To give you an idea of how they treat their employees: instead of signs that say "employees only", the Red Rock's employee signs say "Team Members Only." This adds a level of professionalism to the staff and their pride is evident throughout.
This hotel is definitely a fantastic place to take your family for a get-away. Plenty of activities for everyone, terrific food, and a luxurious atmosphere. Our travel time from Venice Beach was only 4 1/2 hours at the most, making the Red Rock an easy vacation destination for just about any family from the Los Angeles area. Enjoy!!