Las Vegas Airport was 103 degrees at 9:00pm last night according to the National Weather Service.
This city is melting.
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The question on the mind of many Las Vegas visitors at the major casino hotels on the Strip is simply:
Why are all the hotel resort swimming pools closed on hot summer evenings?
I wrote a piece on Las Vegas pool hours in August 2009 after spending a week in the city for my sister’s wedding.
Skinny or Not, Pool Dipping Hours in Las Vegas are Severely Restricted (August 15, 2009)
Seriously, Las Vegas in August for a wedding?
She also vacations in Cancun in September.
Starwood Shines for Las Vegas Pool Hours
I praised the Westin Las Vegas Hotel on that August 2009 trip for being the rare pool open at night near the Las Vegas Strip.
The Westin hotel’s website now says the pool is open 24 hours a day all year.
With a variety of great hotel rooms and locations and extravagant pools on the Las Vegas Strip, there are not many reasons to choose the Westin Las Vegas for your hotel stay. But, if being in a swimming pool matters to you, then the all-night pool hours are definitely a competitive advantage to most Las Vegas Strip mega-resort casino hotels.
Otherwise, you may find yourself mostly viewing the empty pool from your hotel room window and dreaming about how comfortable it would be in the water compared to stepping outside to walk the Las Vegas Strip when it is over 100 F degrees at night.
Sample Check of Las Vegas Resort Summer Pool Hours
Caesars 9am – 6pm
Mandalay Bay 8am – 7pm
The Venetian 9am – 8pm (April –August)
The Mirage 8am – 8pm
The Cosmopolitan 8am – 8pm
MGM Grand 8am – 6pm
The hours posted here from the resort website pages in general are extended evening hours at most of these resorts compared to the survey I made in August 2009.
Last night the temperature in Las Vegas did not drop below 100 F degrees until after 10pm.
If you were one of the thousands of visitors walking the Las Vegas Strip after sunset, then chances are a cold shower in your casino resort hotel room was the only way to cool down in hot Vegas.
Westin Las Vegas Hotel, a couple blocks off the Las Vegas Strip, offers a 24-hour pool. These pool hours are an extremely rare hotel amenity for this city in summer.