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We Hit the Jackpot at Breakfast at the Element Hotel Las Vegas

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  Site Where: 10555 Discovery Drive [map], Summerlin, NV, United States, 89135
December 9, 2009 at 5:31 PM | by | Comment (1)

AdvilJunky guessed it right. We recently spent some time at the Element Las Vegas which is actually a ways off the strip in the suburb of Summerlin. Considering how much we disliked Starwood's Aloft Hotel, we were concerned about what Element would be like.

But we have to admit, we're in love. We only planned on staying two nights and then we decided to stay two more. We'll have more on the room we stayed in and all the amenities at our disposal (pool, fitness center and a laundry room are some of the perks) but let's talk breakfast.

Every weekday from 6 to 9am, the Element serves breakfast in its pretty lobby area which doubles as dining and a living room. The breakfast gets extended an hour and a half on the weekends and includes more hot dishes. But if you stay during the week, you will always find egg muffin breakfast sandwiches (today was actually a bagel sandwich), cereals, yogurt, various breads and pastries and yes, the smoothie shots.

Additionally, the Element sets up a coffee bar that guests can use throughout the day.

We're not huge free hotel breakfast fanatics mainly because we don't care much for stale bagels and corn flakes but Element's breakfast bar had us going down three days in a row. Quite possibly a record for us. Let's hope more hotels take note.

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Great food, for a limited-service hotel

Not just the breakfast, but the weekday evening reception and the little bulk-food shop behind the front desk have plenty of healthful, real-food choices. (I copied the menus and posted them to FlyerTalk under a review of Element Lexington, in case anyone's searching for them.) Add in the full-size kitchen in every room, the 24-hour gym, and the bike-sharing program, and there's no excuse not to stay healthy while on the road! I just wish there were a few more of these, and in some locations that aren't just off the interstate.

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