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IMG_2777Let me start by saying that I am fully aware that hotel pictures on their websites, rarely look that way in real life. The Hilton Lake Las Vegas looked stunning in the photos on the website. We pulled into the garage and the lot was empty. When we got into the elevator, it was dingy. Nowhere does it say Hilton – just Montelago and casino, which we would soon find out was, in fact the Hilton.

IMG_2740I can imagine in the nicer weather when you’re able to use the pool that this place would be more attractive. The reason why we chose this hotel was because we didn’t want to be right on the strip. We were doing other activities while we were in Vegas and figured this would be a nice quiet getaway. The hotel is about 30 minutes from the airport and the strip, and while they do offer a shuttle, I believe it runs from 9am to 9:30pm and runs every 3 hours, who is ready to leave the strip/dinner by 9:30? The shuttle makes one stop at MGM Grand.

IMG_2811The lobby looks like it is newly renovated. The hotel is rated a Hilton Category 6, so we thought it would be a decent hotel (Hilton ranks hotel free nights on a scale from 1-10, 1 being 5,000 points for a reward night and 10 being 70,000-90,000 points).  We paid for the hotel room, but the amount of points needed for a free night is usually a good indicator of hotel quality.

IMG_2749When we arrived, the people at the front desk had mentioned that a convention had just left, so the property was pretty quiet.

IMG_2750As Hilton Gold members, you are usually given a complimentary room upgrade if there is one available. We had booked a lake view room but it seemed as though we were pretty far away and there was no room upgrade.

IMGWe were in the right side of the “U” in the 1502-1512 block of rooms.

IMG_2807As we walked down the hallway to our room, we noticed obvious paint touch ups and stains on the carpet.

IMG_2741The room felt pretty dated and frankly a little dirty.

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IMG_2743The view of the courtyard was nice.

IMG_2744There was a stain on the bench at the end of the bed. (umm…eew? Trust me it looked worse in person.)

IMG_2746The bathroom did have a tub and a shower, though the standup shower did feel a little tight.

IMG_2748Here’s a better picture of the view from our room. It certainly had a European feel to it, but felt more old and tired than charming.

IMG_2758The lake area.

IMG_2757There were two choices for lunch, a Mexican option and an Italian option. They had a little shopping area, but all the shops were empty  and for lease. The casino was also temporarily closed.

IMG_2813Needless to say, this is not what we were expecting and we decided to cancel our reservation after one night and move closer to the strip. We went downstairs to the Medici Cafe for breakfast the next morning – Hilton Gold members are offered a complimentary continental breakfast. They also offered a hot buffet. There were two other tables sat while we were eating breakfast.

IMG_2814We were able to choose our three pastries and we were offered a selection of fruit, which I have to admit, did not taste fresh.

Hilton Lake Las Vegas

1610 Lake Las Vegas Parkway, Henderson, Nevada

http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/nevada/hilton-lake-las-vegas-resort-and-spa-LASLKHF/index.html

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