Our Vacation at The Berkley, Las Vegas

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Ever wonder how resorts can offer such low prices? Skeptical of what to expect with super low-cost accommodations? My wife and I were too until we took advantage of a Vacation Village Deals Las Vegas offer!

We spent three nights at a resort named The Berkley, Las Vegas for only $99. This was an incredible deal. The suite was spacious and clean. Plus, we received a $100 Visa gift card! This vacation was practically free! Find out what we bargained for on our mini-vacation to Las Vegas!

Day One in Las Vegas

As Los Angeles residents, the drive to Las Vegas is only a four-hour drive on I-15. We left mid-morning to avoid city traffic and reached The Berkley, Las Vegas before the check-in time of 4:00 pm.

We didn’t have to fight through the congestion of The Strip since the resort is conveniently close to the highway. Once we pulled into the parking lot, we found the entrance – something not always so easy at other Las Vegas hotels – and the adjacent Silverton Casino.

I noticed the nearby Bass Pro Shops, so I checked my phone only to find out that it was literally within walking distance. The other places I knew we would check out during our vacation stay included:

•                    Silverton Casino.

•                    Cracker Barrel.

•                    Silverton Aquarium.

•                    Dean’s Place

I knew there were more things just a little farther down The Strip we would enjoy, but my focus turned toward finding a restroom after two bottles of coffee in the car. The woman at the front desk was super sweet and accommodating. Although we arrived half an hour before check-in, our suite was ready, and we were able to settle in after the drive.

The apartment-style suite was bigger than I thought it would be. A separate living and sleeping area was something we had not experienced before in hotel rooms. In addition to a dining table set for four, the gorgeous, full kitchen had all the cookware and bakeware we would need to make a family dinner. 

While it was nice to go on a mini staycation without our toddler, there was plenty of room to set up her playpen and toys without feeling like we were walking on top of everything. It felt like a home, not a typical Las Vegas room in a high-rise building.

We spent the evening just walking around the resort and nearby locations. We had dinner at Dean’s Place, a casual Italian restaurant that had delicious dishes. Again, I thought that this would be another good place to bring our daughter. Within just a few hours, our opinion of Sin City was leaning towards family-friendly.

Day Two in The Berkley, Las Vegas

I headed to the fitness center before my wife woke up. Our home doesn’t have room for fitness equipment, so I have to drive to the gym. Taking the elevator to workout is a respite from navigating commuting and parking in Los Angeles.

My wife grabbed some groceries from the nearby Smith’s Food and Drug while I was working out. She whipped up her famous “All-Star Breakfast” of omelets with everything and mini-pancakes. Although I was hoping to try one of the eateries just down Las Vegas Bouvard, it was nice to save $30 to $40 on dining out using the in-suite kitchen.

We headed to the lobby to meet with a resort representative who would tell us more about the property and the benefits of vacation ownership. With a heated outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue grills, and concierge services, it would be a luxurious vacation home in our budget, within driving distance, and made for families who need more space and amenities than hotel rooms offer.

We visited the Silverton Casino. I wandered into the aquarium, which was completely free. When I found out about the live Mermaid show, I texted my wife to meet me here. It was at that point that I really wish we had brought our daughter.

Swimmer swimming at a Resort

Day Three at an Owners’ Resort

We spent the morning by the pool before heading out for the afternoon and then, the evening on The Strip. For the first time, I noticed all the family-friendly attractions from a public indoor basketball court and trampoline park to a paintball center and giant sandbox with excavators.

Since the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets are close to the resort and on the way, I convinced my wife that we should stop by when it was the hottest time of day before heading downtown. I picked up some discounted children’s clothes from name brands like The Children’s Place and OshKosh B’gosh. 

Wanting to try our luck on a few slots, we ducked into some of the casinos along The Strip. I was about out of quarters when we decided to grab a bite for dinner. I pulled the slot machine arm one more time, and the machine lit and howling. I won $327! Not bad at all! 

Las Vegas Gambling Arena

This vacation we got from Vacation Village Deals was unbelievable, but winning hundreds of dollars was unreal! My winnings were way more than what we paid for this Las Vegas trip. 

Last Day: Farewell for Now

My wife called the front desk to ask for a late check-out to match our late night out. With a washer and dryer in the suite, I was able to do the laundry before packing it while we ate breakfast. I’ve never come home with luggage full of clean clothes before.

On the drive back home, we talked about how nice it was to go on a quick getaway and how bringing our daughter would have been much easier than on other trips. The Berkley, Las Vegas was meant to be our couple’s retreat, but we realized it was the best place for our family trip next year! Thanks, Vacation Village Deals! Till next year! 

  • By Chris Gunner, customer of a Vacation Village Deals Vegas Offer
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