Mr. Angelfish and I had once fantasized about running off to Vegas to get married when our guest list climbed over 150. But I knew a lot of family members would be upset by our decision, so we turned that idea into a plan for a fun-filled honeymoon in the desert.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Desert Club Resort, which is about a block off the strip, behind the LINQ hotel. We stayed in a one bedroom villa with an awesome view of the new High Roller observation wheel from our balcony.
If you’re planning to stay at the Holiday Inn Desert Club, be advised it is a timeshare property. No worries, though—the staff/sales managers there were not nearly as pushy as other presentations I have attended. We stayed there for six nights (Monday through Saturday) for a total of about $300 after receiving our deposit back. We attended the two hour presentation on the Wednesday morning of our visit, respectfully declined their offer to buy, and we were on our way back into the adventures of Sin City before it even got hot outside.
That Monday we made our obligatory visit to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. There was a bit of a line to get the pics, but it was well worth the 20 minute wait.