3745 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Polo Towers. Studio, 1 & 2 bed accommodation, roof top pool, outdoor splash zone, between the MGM Grand and Planet Hollywood.
I spent my birthday at Polo Towers a couple of years back and what an amazing place to spend my birthday. Sat in the rooftop pool, beer in hand, with the Las Vegas heat beating down on my back. The best bit is my birthday is in November. I am normally used to the cold, wet, weather that Northern England brings at that time of year. So to be sat in such amazing, warm surroundings at that time of the year is a wonderful way to break up the cold, wet winter.
One of the best bits about Vegas is access to the City, the airport is close to the centre and it can be seen from the roof of Polo Towers. I have never stayed in a City whereby the airport is so close. We where staying in L.A. so we never flew into Las Vegas airport, instead we opted to drive to Vegas from our accommodation in Newport Beach. It took about 4 Hrs and driving to Vegas through the desert was one of the things on my to do list, I had a huge smile on my face as I drove past the Welcome to Las Vegas sign.
Once you are in Vegas forget about driving. The traffic down the main strip where all the attractions are is way too busy. The monorail has a day pass so you can hop on and hop off to get around easily. There is also a shuttle bus and of course a cab who will now all the back routes to get where you need to get.
We where only there for five days so getting round on foot was easy enough. That said every time you walked a couple of blocks you had to cross the road by going up an escalator and entering a hotel. Vegas hotels don’t do exit signs very well and the aim is to get to in there to spend and they do it very well.
The sheer size of the hotels just blows you away, as does the different attractions each hotel offers. Best of all it’s free to go and see inside the hotels and the attractions they have on offer. The live music at the Venetian Hotel, the fountains at the Bellagio hotel, the Pirate Show at Treasure Island and the indoor rain storm at the Miracle Mile Mall are just some of the things you can do for free.
If you want to do something more adventurous then each hotel has their own stand out attractions. The MGM Grand has Cirque Du Soleil and David Copperfield, the New York New York has a full sized roller coaster and Blue Man Group, Stratosphere has amazing thrill rides and shows, The Venetian, The Cosmopolitan, The Mirage, Flamingo, Caesars Palace, Circus Circus, Mirage, Luxor, Bellagio, Monte Carlo, Treasure Island, Planet Hollywood and more. Each one offering something unique and different.
There are hundreds of shows available night and day, but we found the cheapest way to catch a show is to head off to an afternoon showing. Once we had seen that particular show your ticket go a discount to another show in the evening, then that show had a discount to another show and so on. There are also ticket booths all over the place offering discount tickets. My point is that paying full price for a Vegas show is very expensive and there is no reason to do it.