Quiet, Elegant Lodgings in Heart of Las Vegas Strip
Awash in neon blues, pinks, greens, and yellows, the Las Vegas Strip buzzes constantly with jangling slot machines, flashing lights, razzle-dazzle, and hurly-burly. Consequently, the notably tranquil lobby of Diamond Resorts International’s Polo Towers Suites—with smooth marble, live pianist, and graceful equestrian statue—seems to belong to a different milieu entirely. Located just a block from the Strip, the resort provides a quiet and relaxing respite from the action.
The resort's comfortable and lavishly appointed suites are outfitted with dark wood furniture and cabernet-colored accents. In the studio room, the hidden Murphy bed lends a sense of space, and the mini kitchenette provides convenience. The larger one-bedroom suite features a full kitchen with granite countertops and a separate living area with a pullout couch or Murphy bed. All rooms boast private balconies for taking in Vegas views or kick-starting star-crossed love affairs.
Back on the main floor, lodgers can torch calories or schedule spa massages and body treatments at a spacious fitness facility (access available for a daily fee of $5). On the roof, a pool is surrounded by 12 complimentary, first-come, first-serve cabanas and two barbecue areas.
Las Vegas: Electric Nightlife in Center of Mojave Desert
Darkness never falls on the Las Vegas Strip. After the sun sinks below the horizon, the night sky blazes with hundreds of thousands of glittering, multicolored lights. Much of what the Strip has to offer lies within walking distance of the Polo Towers. It stands next to the Planet Hollywood Resort and one block from the newly established CityCenter, a mammoth collection of cosmopolitan hotels, shops, and restaurants. Sin City icons such as Caesar’s Palace, the Mirage, and the Flamingo aren't far away either. To the north stretches the city's downtown and its famed Fremont Street Experience, home of “Vegas Vic,” a giant neon cowboy at one time romantically linked to Godzilla.
For those looking to venture outside of the city, the Valley of Fire, Nevada's oldest and largest state park, is situated about 55 miles to the northeast. Hiking trails and campgrounds let visitors experience the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert, which harbors 3,000-year-old Native American petroglyphs, wildlife, and petrified wood.