Today we're fielding a request from reader Derek who wants to bring his parents to Vegas for another fun-filled Vegas trip. The only thing is, they don't want the fun of Vegas to follow them back to their hotel room. Derek writes:
Hi Vegas Chatter chaps,
I know this might seem a strange question, as the whole point of Vegas is that it's a lively, noisy, 24/7 kinda place, but I do have a very good reason for asking it.
I am hoping to venture back to Vegas later this year on a trip with my parents, who are both in their mid sixties. They have been to Vegas twice before & loved it except for one big problem, both hotels were far too noisy at night for them to sleep properly. Once they were in a room overlooking a pool, which became a club at night, & the second time the hotel seemed to be full of spring breakers partying in their rooms.
They both would dearly love to go back, but as much as they love the madness of Vegas, when they want to sleep they want a little peace. I know such a thing can't be guaranteed in any hotel in the world, let alone Vegas, but are there any particular places we should consider that are more likely to be quieter at night, less likely to attract a party crowd, no poolside nightclubs, etc?
On the Strip or as near as possible would be ideal as we may only have three nights and don't want to spend too much time and money commuting. Price is not too much of an issue, as we are happy to pay to get what we want (within reason!) to avoid the problems they have had before.
Again, sorry if this seems an odd request, but when you get to my parents age (and mine in fact), once the noise and craziness of Vegas finally hits you, it's nice to have someone to relax in peace.
Hope you can help!
Well Derek, we received your question while holed up at the Signature at MGM Grand and it was blissfully quiet, even with our room being right near the elevator.
That's because the Signature's three separate towers are all non-gaming and non-smoking properties, making it a favorite amongst older couples and pregnant ladies (like this VegasChatter writer). Each room comes with at least a kitchenette with appliances and utensils (as shown below), a private balcony and a large spacious bathroom. The decor is a little ho-hum and uninspired which can make you feel as if you're far away from the glitz of Las Vegas but fortunately, the casino at MGM Grand is not too far away. The Signature offers a covered walkway to the casino, complete with a couple of people-movers so you don't have to walk the entire distance.
Another thing we liked was the quickness of the elevators. We hardly had to wait when we were coming and going. We also hit up the Starbucks in Tower 1 both mornings for (overpriced) coffee but there's also a Delights cafe in Tower 2 serving more substantial meals than Starbucks oatmeal.
Each tower also has its own pool scene. These are seriously low-key pool scenes although there are specialty cocktails available poolside and Top 40 music softly playing in the background. However, we have heard that from some of the rooms in Tower 1 you can see and, presumably hear, the pool parties of Wet Republic so just make note of that.
We found our room on Expedia for $94 a night, plus a $25 resort fee. While that includes internet and fitness center access it doesn't include bottled water.