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The Platinum Hotel And Spa 3.5

Off the Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Pros

  • Quiet off-Strip location with a residential vibe
  • Apartment-style rooms with full kitchens, washers and dryers, and flat-screen TVs
  • All rooms have furnished balconies with city views
  • Indoor/outdoor pool with lots of lounge chairs and umbrellas
  • Free afternoon wine, plus happy hour specials at the bar
  • Hotel is completely non-smoking (a con for some)
  • Pet friendly with there’s a small, gated dog run
  • Grocery provisioning services are available (for a fee) 
  • Wi-Fi and valet parking included in the mandatory resort fee

Cons

  • No on-site casino (but the nearest casino is a two-minute walk away)
  • Not right on The Strip, and immediate area is slightly scruffy
  • Resort fee is required for all stays (like most Las Vegas hotels)
  • Vibe lacks the typical Vegas party element (pro for some)

Bottom Line

The Platinum Hotel and Spa is a three-and-a-half-pearl residence-style property that's a short walk from The Strip. Its 255 air-conditioned suites are big one-bedroom apartments plus full kitchens, multiple flat-screen TVs, washers, dryers, and electric fireplaces in the living rooms. The off-Strip location keeps the overall atmosphere quiet. Free afternoon wine, plus happy hour drink and food specials at the bar, add value to a stay here, but the restaurant only gets mixed reviews from previous guests. Leisure opportunities aren't too numerous, but the hotel has an indoor/outdoor pool plus a full-service spa and a fitness room. Other amenities include a dog run, Wi-Fi, and valet parking. Travelers looking for a property with a livelier vibe and an on-site casino might opt for The Palms Casino Resort instead. 

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Scene

Laid-back off-Strip property with modern style and a residential vibe

Renovated interiors of this laid-back property, such as the restaurant, are modern and welcoming

The Platinum Hotel and Spa opened in 2006 and the pool, restaurants, lobby, and spa were all renovated in 2016. The bright lobby is a modern welcome to this solid property, with details like black-and-white marble floors, brushed chrome accents, and a wall of porthole-sized mirrors. Travelers expecting typically wild Vegas trappings may want to look elsewhere, as there’s no casino and it’s a smoke-free property that smells clean. However, it's a fine place for those who prefer to have a more residential experience. Platinum’s lounge is situated next to the lobby and shares the modern interiors found elsewhere in the property. Its happy hour food and drink specials are a nice plus and offer at least a passing chance to socialize with fellow guests. In a city of eternal twilight, the hotel's abundance of natural light is another plus (and a needed fix for a healthy dose of Vitamin D). Hotel guests are mostly tourists from California, but The Platinum Hotel and Spa also attracts international business guests.

Location

A 15-minute walk to The Strip and the Bellagio's famous fountains

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Distances are deceiving in Las Vegas, and The Platinum’s location, just a block and a half from The Strip, still takes around 15 minutes to navigate on foot. That's where you'll find the famous fountains of The Bellagio. The area definitely feels a bit scruffier than what's found due west. Additionally, while there's no casino on-site, the nearest gaming spot is a two-minute walk from the hotel. Food options within a five- to 10-minute walk include burritos, steaks, pizza, seafood, a brewery, a diner, and a sandwich shop. The Linq, a pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants (as well as the High Roller Ferris wheel), is a 13-minute walk away. Downtown Las Vegas, with the Fremont Street Experience and multiple museums, can take 15 minutes to reach by car. A bit further, the Hoover Dam is a 45-minute drive from the property. Budget around five to 10 minutes to reach McCarran International Airport, depending on traffic.

Rooms

Modern apartment-style rooms with full kitchens, small balconies, and whirlpool tubs

The spacious Princess Suite includes a separate living space (with fireplace) and kitchen, furnished in pleasantly modern veneer

Platinum Hotel’s big, air-conditioned rooms are homey and clean, with a pleasantly modern veneer. Neutral tones and pops of green dominate the units -- which all have one bedroom -- and design details include textured green walls and the kind of generic modern art that would be at home in a doctor’s office waiting room. Bedrooms have either one king or two queen beds, plus alarm clocks and flat-screen TVs. The big living rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, Bluetooth tower speakers, pull-out couches, armchairs, and electric fireplaces. Full kitchens with lots of counter space also come standard. They include electric ranges and ovens, microwaves, cookware and utensils, coffeemakers with free coffee, dishwashers, toasters, and island seating. Spacious bathrooms feature granite countertops, double-sink vanities, whirlpool tubs big enough for two, and showers. Toiletries, beauty mirrors, hairdryers, and bathrobes are provided. All rooms include stacked washers and dryers with fabric softener and detergent, plus irons, ironing boards, safes, and small balconies furnished with metal tables and chairs. Views look out over the neighborhood. Wi-Fi is included with mandatory resort fees. Despite there being two categories of rooms here, the features are essentially the same, though the Princess Suites are a bit larger than the Solitaire Suites.

Features

Indoor/outdoor pool, restaurant, and lounge with happy hour drink specials, plus a spa and gym

The indoor/outdoor pool area includes fire pits, cabanas, and a whirlpool

To be clear: This residential-style property doesn't offer the same bells and whistles as the massive resorts found along The Strip. But it still manages to pack in just enough to keep most guests occupied when they're on-site. The heated indoor/outdoor pool is surrounded by a big deck with lots metal loungers, white umbrellas, tables, and outdoor couches. Poolside waiter service is available. Kil@wat -- the hotel’s breakfast and lunch restaurant -- overlooks the pool and serves an American-themed menu. While it will work in a pinch, the restaurant gets mixed reviews. Stir is the property's swish off-lobby lounge where happy-hour food and drink specials are available. There’s also a free wine happy hour. 

Well Spa and Salon offers standard spa services such as massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, and hair and makeup services. All guests receive free access to the spa's steam room. Platinum’s decent-sized gym is stocked with Precor treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bicycles, a universal machine, medicine balls, and dumbbells. 

The hotel has meeting rooms and a small business center with two computers and free boarding pass printing. Concierge services, grocery provisioning, and laundry services are available (the latter two services cost extra). The hotel is pet friendly and has a small dog run. Like most Las Vegas properties, Platinum charges a mandatory resort fee. This includes valet parking, PressReader accounts (that provide access to thousands of magazines and newspapers), and Wi-Fi.

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Address

211 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169-4708, United States

Phone

(702) 365-5000

Also Known As

  • Platinum Hotel
  • Platinum Hotel Las Vegas
  • Platinum Hotel Spa

Room Types

  • Princess Suite
  • Solitaire Suite
  • Strip View Marquise Suite
  • Strip View Princess Suite
  • Strip View Solitaire Suite

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