Hi, fellow travelers. My husband and I will have 2 nights in Vegas this coming December and are trying to pick a hotel. I have not visited Vegas since I was a child, and my husband hasn't been in nearly a decade, so I'm trying to do as much research as possible before deciding. I see a lot of "20-somethings should go here," and "over-50's should go here," but as we're kind of in an in-between age group, I wanted to reach out to this board and see if anyone could offer some input.
We'll be coming off a hiking trip in Death Valley National Park and just really want to treat ourselves to luxury accommodations, excellent food, spa treatments, and a little bit of gambling/nightlife before we fly back home.
I'm 34 and my husband is 41. We are highly active people (long walks are not a problem), love good food, and while my husband does gamble a bit, it's not a huge priority for us. A nice on-premise spa would be great, as would a good variety of high-end restaurants. While we aren't strict vegans/vegetarians, we don't eat a lot of meat or fish, so a hotel that offers diverse dining options would be a plus (as opposed to a litany of steakhouse/seafood type places). We like to have a few drinks and don't mind a more lively scene, but we aren't hardcore partiers.
Finally, I would really prefer a place with minimal kids/families.
Since we'll be there in December, the pool scene is not a consideration.
I've looked at The Cosmopolitan, Palazzo/Venetian, Four Seasons, Vdara, Wynn/Encore, Bellagio, and Aria. Right now the recent reviews look awfully mixed for almost all of them -- I am wondering if this can be chalked up to understaffing/COVID. Nonetheless, I'm feeling a little lost and would love to hear from other travelers who've actually visited these places.
We'd like to keep the room under $500/night, but we are comfortable spending freely on good food and drink.
Thank you in advance!