So last week Stefanie from RockStarMom Las Vegas told us about things to do in Vegas with kids. But what about places to stay? Are there hotels with amenities that are going to cater to the kid-set more than others?
Of course, there are some hotels that scream kid-friendly, but we are going to stick with the sophisticated ones for now. You have your jet-setter hotels here with the familiar luxury amenities for you and you little ones, such as the Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Vdara and Trump Towers. They all offer special check-in services and programs, cribs, pack and plays, bath products and entertainment on request. These hotels are also without a casino, which in my opinion, lends to a more kid-friendly vibe.
However, if you are in Vegas, and as parents you want a little excitement and liveliness on your trip, Aria Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, Wynn/Encore and Venetian/Palazzo are all going to be able to provide even the littlest of guests with the comforts of home and some excitement. As with any trip, always call ahead to check with the hotel before your arrival to see which items they have available so you don’t need to schlep all of your baby gear through the casino floor. Some of the hotels have a mini-fridge in your room upon request and others, like the Aria Las Vegas have a fridge available in each room.
And what about places to eat? If you ask me, as long as there are no set age limits (some restaurants enforce this so check first), then I say, take the kids to that semi-fancy dinner. If you make the earliest reservation possible, like 5 pm, and order for them off the appetizer and sides menu, then there is no reason well-behaved children cannot accompany their parents to that amazing new restaurant you’ve been dying to try. If you want to keep the fancy places sacred, then check out my site RockStarMom Las Vegas for family friendly dining suggestions on the Strip that will satisfy both adults and kids.
The pools are the scene to be seen at in Vegas and I strongly recommend a cabana if coming with little ones. The cabanas provide personal space, shade and misters, along with a mini-fridge strocked with water and soda. There is a safe, a lounging area, floats and even a TV! Especially if you plan on spending the whole day at the pool, work your budget to make the cabana work. Everyone will be much happier! Ask your Cabana Host for pack n plays or other kid friendly amenities that are available.
The moment of truth is when you are really wanting to hit the Strip for a drink or a quick bite… alone. This is a total comfort level thing, but there are professional nanny services available and your hotel concierge will recommend ones that they work closely with. You can always scope them out before heading to town to make sure they will be a good fit for your family.
Hopefully, I was able to provide you with a slice of life when traveling to Las Vegas with kids! More information can always be found on my website, RockStarMom Las Vegas and if you have questions about specific hotels, shows or restaurants, please feel free to post it on my Facebook page. I am more than happy to offer you even more ideas for your next trip to Vegas with kids!!