Not good for sightseeing – it’s a five minute drive from the Strip, down Harmon Avenue, and there’s no shuttle. However, that means that you really do feel away from the madness that is Vegas – though as it’s directly opposite the Hard Rock, you can always nip over for a party (and try and hitch a ride on their shuttle to the Strip, too). It's also under the flightpath for the airport - but honestly, you can't hear the planes from the rooms, and you'll barely feel their presence in the garden.
All are suites, in what look like little apartment blocks two storeys high. The decor’s pretty simple by boutique standards but nicely done, with silver walls, florid white headboards, white leather sofas and pink paisley wallpaper in the toilet. All have either a balcony or a patio (although that’s only really worth it if you’re looking over the garden and pool area), and the king suites have a Jacuzzi in the bedroom with mirrors round the side.
There aren’t many, due to its size. The lobby’s tiny, if cute, and the bar and restaurant are also pretty small – although the seating in the garden bumps up capacity. The pool is pretty but small, and it’s pretty exposed to the sun. By far the biggest draw, though, is the garden – a huge lawn (unusual for Vegas) with hammocks draped from the palm trees on each corner. I’ve been fantasizing about an afternoon in one of those since the day it opened.
Eating and drinking
The bar makes up for its small size with great staff and drinks options (officially there are only eight cocktails, but the friendly bartenders will always make you whatever you want, and have their own off-menu specialities as well). The restaurant, Addiction, is equally good, with odd-sounding combinations (like crème brulee oatmeal) that actually work.
There’s only really the pool, which is charming if small. But the point of the Rumor is to make your own leisure – whether that’s lounging in a hammock, stretching out on your balcony, or counting the varieties of cactus they’ve planted between each room.
They make a big point of having “zero attitude” here. So far it’s true, and staff are friendly. My only worry is that it could get too trendy for its own good – it’d be sad if that changed.
Who stays there
Families are out, seeing as it’s over 18s only. It’s still early days, but it seems to be mostly couples so far.
Incredible value can be found for the standard of rooms. Don’t forget to factor in cab money to the Strip, though – think US$10 and upwards each way.
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
Pros & Cons
- Boutique hotel
- Good value
- Adults only
- Very trendy
- Limited facilities
- Not very "Vegas"
- Off the Strip