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Treasure Island, Las Vegas


TI (or Treasure Island, as everyone still calls it) is a good alternative to Las Vegas' most famous hotels like the Bellagio, Ceasar's Palace and MGM, in a great location.



TI is a 4-star hotel located on Las Vegas Boulevard (the Strip), next to the Mirage and accress the street from the Palazzo and Wynn. As most hotels in Las Vegas, it has a huge casino that you must cross to get anywhere, from the rooms to the guest pool, the restaurants and the Cirque du Soleil theater showing Mystère.
view from out room
We stayed in a Petit Suite, which had 2 bathrooms (great!), seating space and a nice comfortable bed.

As in pretty much all Las Vegas' hotels, you have to pay a daily room fee of $25 called "resort fee", this entitles you to use the gym, wi-fi, print boarding passes, daily paper, local calls, etc. I hate resort fees but if you want to stay at a nice Strip hotel that's the price to pay (here's a list of what hotels charge and what you get for the resort fee: http://www.vegas.com/incl/resortfees.html).

TI, being a Vegas hotel, is focused on adult entertainment so the casino and the siren's show outside are not child-friendly. Señor Frog's Bar & Restaurant, Gilley's and Kahunaville all focus on booze, loud music and entertainment so it was a relief to find the Seafood Shack inside. The Seafood Shack is a, well, seafood, restaurant with a nice, quieter atmosphere. Food is probably not Michelin-star quality, but it is tasty and the portions are normal; a good, reasonably-priced alternative before heading to the casino or to the Cirque du Soleil shows.


There's a monorail train that connects TI to the neighboring Mirage (don't miss the wonderful Cirque du Soleil's LOVE show here) and, best part, a bridge that connects it also to the Fashion Show Mall accross the street!

We didn't use the buffet coupons that came with our reservation but we had breakfast at the on-site Starbucks, at the Palazzo's Grand Lux Café and at the Walgreens across the Strip at the Palazzo (which had excellent fruit salads - and jicama).
Definitely a good alternative to the more famous (and pricier) hotels on the Strip. Rooms are nice, not outdated, staff is courteous and even if you can't avoid the stupid resort fees, at least you're right where the action is (casinos, entertainment, shows, etc.).

TI - Treasure Island
http://www.treasureisland.com/
3300 S Las Vegas Blvd, 
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone:+1 702-894-7111