Even though I already wrote a travel post on Las Vegas last year, my husband and I recently returned from a quick overnight stay and I found a few more places I would like to share with you. If you haven’t read my original Las Vegas post, you can check it out here.
As I mentioned in the original post, Andrew and I aren’t Vegas people at all. As a result we are attracted to more low key, mellow locations which you will find reflected in my posts. If you are looking for all of the Vegas hot spots, this might not be the blog post for you. 🙂
Without fail we always make a quick trip out to Las Vegas every summer to see a concert and this year we returned to the Mandalay Bay Beach Summer Concert series. Mandalay Bay always puts on a great event that we really enjoy. This time, we decided to do something totally different and stay in a very nice hotel. We did some research and found that if you get the dates right, you can sometimes stay at The Four Seasons for even less than Mandalay Bay and Delano. We got a great deal and immediately booked it. Even though this particular hotel isn’t under the radar or a well kept secret, I think it is worth talking about in comparison with some of the other options Las Vegas offers. We have stayed in quite a few places over the past nine years and the experience we had at The Four Seasons was like none other.
The thing that struck us most was the incredible customer service. The people who work at this hotel are on a completely different level of service. Everyone was extremely friendly and really wanted to make sure we enjoyed our stay. Of course the quality was also amazing which I guess is to be expected but we still really enjoyed.
We had lunch at the hotels restaurant, Veranda. Even though it was extremely hot outside, the patio at Veranda was comfortable due to all of the misters they have. The food was also excellent. Andrew had the snapper cartafatta and I had the steak and fries. His snapper was cooked in a plastic bag which was fun and my polenta fries were out of this world.
Overall, we highly recommend staying at this hotel particularly if you are not a Vegas person. The thing we liked most is that it is very quiet and you feel like you are far away from the noise and chaos of the casinos even though you are right in the middle of everything. I highly suggest price matching this hotel against your usual favorites next time and you might be surprised at the deals you can get.
We did a quick 24 hour turn around and we were on our way back home but not before stopping to eat. We discovered one of my favorite restaurants of all time. Restaurants like this are the reason I started this blog. When something is so good, you just have to talk about it. We found this little restaurant called Mama Bird tucked away in a shopping center. It’s a southern inspired kitchen and smokehouse with a modern take on traditional dishes. When you read the menu there are so many options it’s almost impossible to choose but I ordered the brisket grilled cheese with a side of mac n cheese and watermelon lemonade, and my husband ordered the sausage gravy and biscuits. This place gets extremely busy and to be honest you might have to wait a while for your food, but it is totally worth it. The brisket grilled cheese was one of my favorite meals ever. Everyone who works here is so sweet and the decor is really cute. They also have a great promotion where if you post a yelp review about them you can get a complimentary dessert. We posted a review and got the hummingbird cake which is their take on a carrot cake that comes in a mason jar. It was fantastic! The only downside to this restaurant is that it is all the way in Vegas. I am seriously considering driving back for another sandwich… 😉
That’s all for now, more updates after our next trip!