Home > Artisan Hotel Review - Las Vegas Party-friendly Boutique Hotel Off-Strip
We were all aware that the Artisan was a party hotel when we booked it. After weeks of research, reading endless reviews and following them on Twitter, we knew that although this hotel was a bit out of the way, we were onto a winner. With its boutique style, adults-only pool with pool parties and after hours scene, we were in for a weekend to remember.
Artisan Hotel is a 3 star property located off the Las Vegas strip. Open for business in 2010, it is now seven years since reception welcomed their very first guests here. Having approximately 64 hotel rooms it's not one of the largest venues in Las Vegas. A decent place to stay, but even better if you want to party all weekend - and of course, there is no gaming here. You may just like it if you want to let your hair down and dance, drink and listen to cool music - but maybe not if you're a little conservative.
When we arrived at the hotel the noise from the freeway was quite loud but when inside the lobby it couldn't be heard as much and check-in took a while but there were 12 of us. Staff were very helpful, but it seemed like there wasn't enough employees to cover the place. One thing that concerned me when we checked in was that we were told that any damage to or smoking in the rooms was prohibited and could incur hefty fines. This made me think that they might have had problems with this in the past and that the unique, elegant rooms advertised on the website aren't what I should have been expecting. At this point, I thought that maybe we should have splurged out a little more and stayed somewhere like the Hard Rock Hotel?
We proceeded up to the rooms which were all very different to each other, so I guess that was the unique bit ticked. The rooms were very artistic but they all smelt of smoke, a couple of the beds were broken, carpets were dirty and only one of the rooms had an iron, but at the end of the day we wanted a party hotel and a party hotel is what we got. We couldn't expect it to be perfect for the price that we paid and the clientele that a party hotel might entice.
The pool was, let's say, interesting - it was really difficult to get used to people sunbathing nude and some even get a little frisky, but each to their own. On the Saturday there was a huge pool party, we hired one of the few daybeds (so we could show off a little). The EDM was loud but great and we were served at the pool side. This was probably the best experience of our stay and it made us feel as though we were in a real life MTV video - albeit in a tiny area lol! I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is a bit of a secret party animal, just to experience what happened both in and around the pool on the Saturday night!
We continued to party well into the night - after a quick shower and change into evening attire. The Bar and Ultralounge was just where we needed to be with its great atmosphere - I can see why parties here been voted number one Afterhours in Vegas! Again I would recommend this hotel just to experience a night here - if you're under 35, that is!
Overall we were happy with the Artisan Hotel. Although the rooms are a little run down, the service of the staff and the party atmosphere make up for it. This hotel is a sure winner for anyone who is after a good time and can forgive the hotel for the rooms in return for an awesome experience!
Also, I actually forgot I was in Las Vegas whilst there - not sure if that is a good or a bad thing?
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