Las Vegas is marketed heavily as a hotspot for LGBT conventions, in the hopes of bringing in big groups of visitors who appreciate luxury and will spend top dollar to have a good time (translation: gay men). Whether it be circuit parties or executive conferences, like Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute‘s LGBT Leaders 2015, which was just held the third weekend in November.
Tourists tend to gather among the mega-casinos along “The Strip,” where hotels offer luxurious suites for people looking to live large, in exchange for spending big money. Fortunately, luxury in Las Vegas can come at a bargain price, if visitors who know where to look. For instance, take a 5-minute drive west of The Strip to Palms Place, where condos can be rented for less than a standard casino hotel room. Rooms go down as low as $50 per night, plus taxes of course.
Guests at Palms Place can enjoy the full kitchen (not that anyone is going to cook) and a bathroom that is as beautiful as a private spa. The enormous shower has an overhead rainfall shower head hanging from the ceiling.
But its best perk is its location, directly west of The Strip, away from the chaos, traffic and crowds of Las Vegas Blvd. Be sure to book a suite on the east side of the building, facing The Strip. Then after the sun goes down you can pour a cocktail, turn off all the lights in your suite, and gaze out your windows at the view of the casino skyline, stretched out in front of you.
Palms Place is part of the Palms Casino Resort, which includes pools, a spa, and several fantastic restaurants from casual to fine dining. And the locals eat there, so that’s always a good sign. But with Las Vegas all around you, you won’t want to stay in just one place. Although that amazing bed will make it hard to leave.