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Vegas Baby! Our Stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

A luxurious and quiet escape from the Vegas frenzy, the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is my favorite place to stay in the city. It is blissfully smaller and feels more private than other Four Seasons, while consistent with their signature high-end experience.

 

V egas baby! Traveling with kids isn’t easy (especially with a baby!), but staying at an amazing hotel can make the experience stress-free and enjoyable! Occupying the top floors (35th through 39th) of the Mandalay Bay Resort, the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas is an oasis of calm in a city known for its frenetic energy. Guests at the Four Seasons can look forward to decadent Art-Deco inspired rooms with huge marble bathrooms, sophisticated on site dining, a renowned spa and fitness center, beautiful pool oasis, and the luxury hotel brand’s signature “anticipatory service.” The hotel is very family friendly, and eager to accommodate any request. There is no casino onsite, but a “secret” elevator will take you up to the Mandalay Bay. 

First impressions upon arrival?

When you arrive in the little circle where the valet is, it feels impossible that this hotel could be in Vegas, or that it could be connected to the massive Mandalay Bay. It’s small and private, and you feel like you are lost in a garden oasis. There are no casino games within the hotel (a huge plus for me!), and it barely feels like it’s connected to the action.

Although the hotel rooms are located on the top floors of the Mandalay Bay, the Four Seasons has its own lobby, scene, restaurants — and best of all, serene pool oasis and fabulous spa, all located on the ground floor. Like any Four Seasons hotel, you’ll be immediately greeted by valets, bellmen, and attentive staff, all waiting to provide you with award winning quality service.

What’s the crowd like?

Most of the travelers staying at this hotel are loyal customers. They love the consistency of the Four Seasons experience and are devotees of the hotel brand.

The good stuff: the details of our room.

I called the hotel before our arrival and told them I would be bringing my 8 month old son with me. The hotel was very accommodating – they baby proofed the entire room, added bumpers to the furniture, and used natural products to clean the room. They also brought in a roomy crib (which we didn’t actually use to sleep in since we co-sleep, but it was spacious enough to play in during the day). We got the cutest little welcome kit with some baby products and a teddy bear. And as always I got a thank you note and some treats upon arrival. 🙂

We checked into a room with a view of the Strip. The floor to ceiling windows were amazing!I loved the sophisticated color scheme of the room, and the mix of the bright orange lamps with the chrome and reflective surfaces, and the cool tone of the silvery blue/grey fabrics. And the rooms are enormous – which is such a big plus when you’re traveling with kids. The smallest is 800 square feet and the one-bedroom suite is 1,100 square feet. There is a large sitting area and writing desk as well in case you need to do some work. 

The bed: a guaranteed night of deep, restorative sleep.

The bed felt like a cloud. Not to firm, not too soft, just perfect, with down pillows and a down duvet. 🙂 And they’ll always bring as many extra pillows as you might need upon request. 

The little things I love (mini bar, snacks, shower goodies, etc.). 🙂

The mini-bar, is amazing as it always is at the Four Seasons. And they have the best natural gummy bears ever! 🙂 I also love the comfy slippers and robes. The tea and coffee maker is very nice. And, in case you forgot to bring anything, you can give housekeeping a call – they have just about everything you might need (even hair spray!).

The bathroom.

I love the bathrooms at Four Seasons hotels all over the world. They are always fabulous and never let me down! And these are fully marble with mirrors that have integrated televisions in them (sort of a must in Las Vegas these days). The bathroom is big and spacious – a must for a family. My son had enough room to play in the bathroom while I was getting ready.

Wi-Fi. Is it included?

The Wi-Fi was fast enough for uploading photos and streaming videos, and is included in the resort fee.

Room service: worth it?

The in-room dining menu at Four Seasons has a good range of things, and they have a really great children’s menu with several healthy options. My favorite menu is breakfast, which has some nice healthy options (like smoothies) as well as amazing pancakes and waffles. The downside is that they don’t offer any fresh pressed orange juice (my favorite breakfast drink). 🙁 The downstairs restaurant, Veranda has a pretty similar breakfast menu.

The pool area: a private oasis. 

The pool area is by far my favorite place to relax and unwind in the hotel. It is beautiful and secluded with an intimate feel. The staff is attentive and provides a personal setup at the pool. The chairs are super comfy. And they have a great menu of tasty treats and refreshing drinks. Also,you can only book a cabana if you are a guest of the hotel (unlike other pool areas, where anyone can book), so the pool scene stays small, intimate and mellow. There’s no “scene” here, which is fabulous for families and people who just want to relax and not be bothered.

Staff: if I could award one a trophy, who gets it, and why?

I’m always amazed by the concierge. They are so attentive and helpful, genuinely kind, and really take the time to get to know you on a personal basis. They are there to help you with anything you might need.

The spa and fitness center.

The spa at Four Seasons is small but lovely and luxurious. The natural wood decor and creamy colors are reminiscent of the desert. One of the best little perks of this Four Seasons, is the spa credit when you book your stay as a preferred partner (more on that below).The airy fitness center features beautiful pool views and state of the art equipment, but keep in mind that it doesn’t allow children under the age of 14 years old. 

What stuck with me: the house car. 

The hotel offers a comfortable house car to take you anywhere you need to go within the Vegas strip. The driver is very friendly and knowledgable, and really goes out of his way to make you feel at home. 

Fun extras: high tea service. 

The hotel offers a high tea service, which was fun to experience with my son. I loved all of the different tasty treats and yummy tea. It was a fun activity to sit down and do, and is kid friendly. 

Bottom line: worth it, and why?

The rooms are enormous and luxurious, and the hotel staff goes above and beyond to make families with children feel comfortable. This is my favorite place to stay in Vegas —especially since you’re in a Four Seasons-quality hotel, with notably fewer guests than a regular Four Seasons, since it occupies only four floors of Mandalay Bay (but has its own entrance).

Four Seasons Preferred Partners Program.

I highly recommend that you book your stay through the Four Seasons Preferred Partners program.The program is an exclusive, invitation-only network of high-end travel consultants from around the world.Four Seasons Preferred Partner rates may include amenities like daily breakfast, room upgrades if available, property credits, and more. In order to get the benefits, you can book your stay through a participating travel agency. We booked through the program and got a room upgrade, daily breakfast, and a spa credit. It was definitely worth it! 😉

 

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