When it makes sense to stay at the nicest of the 3 Las Vegas Resorts World hotels

When most people think of luxury hotels in Las Vegas, classics like the Bellagio Resort & Casino, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas, plus outposts from Four Seasons and Waldorf Astoria, among other high-end brands, often come to mind.

But there’s a newcomer to the luxury scene also worth considering: Crockfords Las Vegas.

Punching above its weight class, this luxe hotel within the Resorts World complex — which includes a Hilton and a Conrad — is quickly becoming a popular option in the Hilton Honors family.

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Although low rates are becoming increasingly harder to find due to the growing interest in the property, there are still some times when deals are available.

But is the priciest property in Resorts World truly worth the cost, even when prices are more affordable? Let’s take a closer look at Crockfords Las Vegas to see when it makes sense to stay there.

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What it’s like at Crockfords Las Vegas

As you approach the massive Resorts World complex, you’ll find multiple entrances, though none are as exclusive as the one leading to Crockfords Las Vegas.

Situated behind a gate, Crockfords features a private entrance usually flanked by a bright red Rolls-Royce that matches the building’s facade.

Upon entering the Crockfords lobby, you’ll find yourself transported to another world seemingly far from the hustle and bustle of the nearby Las Vegas Strip.

The bright, airy lobby featuring blue and white hues offers a quiet, elegant place to unwind in style, with a chic bar to your right and ample seating beneath an eye-catching chandelier.

Straight ahead of the lobby is another highlight of the swanky property: a secluded casino. While not private, this casino-within-a-casino offers a quieter, more exclusive atmosphere than what you’ll notice on the main Resorts World gaming floor.

There are higher limits for games in addition to private rooms and a sizeable baccarat room with a speakeasy vibe.

Unsurprisingly, the check-in experience is just as memorable as the upscale setting, as you’re offered a freshly steeped cup of tea made from a proprietary blend featuring a remarkable purple tone. Unfortunately, the property doesn’t currently sell the tea, so make sure you savor every drop you’re served.

All 236 accommodations sit on the top floors of the main Crockfods building and a nearby Hilton tower.

Once you’re checked into your room you’ll receive two unique room keys: a small keycard about a third smaller than a standard room key and an elegant skeleton key with a red sealed pouch featuring a radio-frequency identification chip.

You can use either key to enter your room, though the skeleton key is a keepsake for you to remember your stay.

From the moment you open your room door, you’ll quickly discover the same understated elegance on display in the lobby but in cream, beige and brown hues.

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City View Superior Rooms (the standard option) come outfitted with king-size beds featuring deep red-stitched leather headboards against a subtle geometric accent wall.

Next to the bed is a small table with a single chair, plus a very comfortable chaise lounge.

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A bedside control panel operates the lights and window treatments, and below the TV sits a dresser with an integrated luggage rack and a cubby to store larger items.

One unique feature of all Resorts World rooms is a minibar that guests can use to store personal items. This is a rarity in Vegas, as most hotels use sensors for items in their minibars, so you’ll be hit with a fee if anything is added or removed.

Additionally, you’ll have access to a Nespresso machine with complimentary coffee.

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As you may expect, the bathroom offers a high-end feel similar to the bedroom. There’s a double vanity, as well as a large walk-in shower and a separate water closet.

A beautiful chandelier and fresh flowers on the vanity add an extra touch of elegance to the marble-clad space.

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When does it make sense to stay at Crockfords Las Vegas?

Now that Resorts World has been open for more than a year, some historical patterns are starting to emerge.

On an average night, rooms at the slightly less upscale Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World are normally priced between $100 and $150 per night before resort fees and taxes. Meanwhile, Crockfords generally costs between $275 and $350 per night. However, when prices at Crockfords go up, they rarely increase at the same rate as they do at Conrad.

When Conrad climbs to $200 a night, you can usually still book a room at Crockfords for $300 to $350 a night. And during busy periods like when there’s a convention in town, it’s not uncommon to see nightly rates at Conrad hit $300 per night while they cost just $20 or $30 more at Crockfords.

As a result, you’ll often find that you can get more value out of a stay at Crockfords, especially if you plan on visiting when there’s an event going on.

But which kinds of travelers will most enjoy staying at the nicest of the three Resorts World properties? The answer is far from surprising.

Given the hotel’s elegant setting and exclusive atmosphere, it’s hard to beat Crockfords if you’re looking for a romantic getaway. You’ll have all you could ever need right at your fingertips, including a relaxing spa, a variety of gourmet restaurants and multiple pools (one of which offers reserved seating and cabanas only available to Crockfords guests).

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How to book a room at Crockfords Las Vegas

While you could simply book a stay on your own, there are additional perks available if you reserve your room through a travel advisor who handles Hilton Impresario bookings.

Through the Hilton Impresario program, you’ll receive twice as many Hilton Honors points as you would if you booked on your own (if you have Hilton Honors Gold or Diamond status), plus a number of extra amenities.

For example, my Impresario travel advisor Michael was able to give me a $100 resort credit to enjoy during my stay. Additionally, I received a daily breakfast credit of $33 per person for up to two people, which is accepted at the larger resort’s buffet-style Kitchen and the quick-service Sun’s Out Buns Out breakfast joint.

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On shorter stays lasting one or two nights, all the credits stack up quickly. Since there are an array of top-notch eateries to dine at, you won’t ever be stuck eating at a mediocre restaurant just to use up your credits. Even the food court at Resorts World is a winner.

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If you’d rather not use a travel advisor, you can book your stay yourself with the help of the right credit card. By using a card like The Platinum Card® from American Express and reserving your room through the American Express Fine Hotels + Resorts program, you’ll receive daily breakfast for two, as well as a $125 dining credit and a 4 p.m. guaranteed late checkout. You’ll also have a shot at a room upgrade, though it will depend on what’s available when you arrive.

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Bottom line

Crockfords exudes a quiet luxury in the otherwise loud and cluttered backdrop of Las Vegas. Although you may be tempted to write off the chic property due to its presumably pricey vibe, you’d be remiss if you didn’t consider this upscale addition to the Strip the next time you visit Sin City.

Sure, its prices are the highest of the three Resorts World hotels, but they’re only a fraction more than what you’ll spend at less-exclusive properties, so you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck here. Not to mention, you’ll enjoy all the conveniences of staying in a central, amenity-packed complex like Resorts World while immersed in a setting that feels like an oasis in the desert.

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