Calm, Quiet Hotel with Pool and Game-Free Environment
Tens of millions annually visit Las Vegas for its world-class casinos, shows, and the seemingly never-ending nightlife, where the words “last call” are rarely spoken. But after a long night surrounded by blinking lights and chiming slot machines, it can be relieving to retire to a peaceful, quiet room away from the hubbub. Blackstone Hotel Las Vegas is located 1 mile east of the hectic Strip, and the hotel shuttles guests to and from the wild area. The hotel is also smoke- and game-free, with comfortable rooms and a modern aesthetic.
Blackstone's airy lobby resembles that of a stylish day spa. Stainless-steel light fixtures illuminate the large front desk. Meanwhile, the adjoining Corona Grille serves up modern Mexican cuisine. Head outside and you’ll find the hotel's pool and deck, where you can sunbathe in the hot Vegas sun or practice hailing water taxis.
Blackstone’s guest rooms have a soothing beige-and-chocolate color scheme, with Serta plush mattresses atop one king bed or two queen beds. Kick back and watch a movie on the 42-inch HDTV, or use the complimentary WiFi to browse concerts and showtimes.
Las Vegas: Spectacular Shows, 24-Hour Casinos, and Offbeat Museums
Although it's best known for glitzy casinos, giant theaters, and endless buffets, Vegas also hosts a surprisingly high number of excellent museums and smaller, offbeat attractions. Just south of Blackstone, UNLV's Center for Gaming Research chronicles the vintage neon signs and gaudy casino carpets that have lined Sin City through the ages. And at the Pinball Hall of Fame, you can play more than 150 pinball machines, some of which date back to the 1950s.
North of The Strip in the old downtown area you’ll find the Fremont Street Experience set on a block under a canopy of 12 million lights. Lined with iconic casinos, flashing neon signs, and showgirls crowned with headdresses, this vintage boulevard evokes Vegas in the days of the Rat Pack. A massive, 90-foot LED screen hovers above the avenue to broadcast live music.