My husband and I have been going to Las Vegas for vacations several times a year for the last decade or so. We have watched as hotels raised rates and included new resort fees to the point that even a complimentary stay at a hotel would cost a great deal of money when those additional fees are added to the tab. I was interested in searching for luxury apartments for Las Vegas while planning our last trip there while my husband was thinking a timeshare property might be better suited to our needs.
After attending three timeshare presentations, I had had enough. For the amount of money required to ensure we could get the actual time we wanted in any of the units, it made more sense to have our own apartment there that we could then let friends and family use when we weren’t there. I also liked the idea of being able to keep vacation clothing stored there and could easily envision hopping on a plane without having to cram a week’s worth of clothing into a tiny airline-compliant carry-on bag or spend twenty minutes waiting for my checked luggage to make it out of the plane without looking like it had been run over by a tank.
An apartment would also give us a place to park our rental car without having to pay exorbitant fees and having our own kitchen would save us a lot of money we would otherwise spend eating out. Contrary to popular belief, buffets are no longer as cheap as they used to be in Las Vegas and finding a hotel that provides a refrigerator in the room, as well as an appliance capable of cooking anything, is next to impossible. Getting a coffee maker in a hotel room was even becoming difficult and we had taken to purchasing a cheap coffee maker upon our arrival for our morning brew and then simply leave it behind when we departed for home.
An apartment simply makes the most sense for us in every respect and would save us the most money in the end. Not to mention we would always have a place to stay, no matter the time of year or how many conventions were in town at the time.