Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Food & Drink Policy
One of the more exciting new properties opening in 2021 is Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. Occupying the old Hard Rock Hotel, this new property has been completely renovated and will open on March 25, 2021. Recently they made waves by bucking the trend and not charging resort fees, however another policy they have has me a little confused.
Very Restrictive Food & Drink Policy at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
A recent comment on one of our YouTube videos asking about parking at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas lead me to their website where I started looking through the FAQs. Thankfully I was able to confirm parking is free, but I also found something else quite interesting. Guests will not be permitted to bring any outside food or drink.
Here is how the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Food & Drink policy reads:
Can we bring in our own food & beverage?
Outside food and beverage is not permitted in our guest rooms. Our resort offers an array of restaurant offering including pre-stocked in-room minibars, and 24-hour room service for your convenience.
I’m going to be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a policy at a hotel. No outside food or drinks? Surely this has to be a mistake!
Update: As has been pointed out in the comments, Hard Rock Hotel had a similar policy and Wynn has this policy as well. It isn’t clear how strictly it will be enforced.
Virgin Hotels Food & Drink Policy Purpose
While Virgin Hotels Las Vegas has a large selection of bars and restaurants, I’m not sure how they are going to force guests to keep outside food & drink off property. Perhaps they are trying to keep people from walking across the street to CVS and stocking up, but my guess is people will just find ways to sneak stuff inside their bags, etc.
No Coffee Makers Either
One other disappointment with their policies is the lack of a coffee maker in regular rooms. While they do provide coffee makers in suites, guest in regular rooms are out of luck. I guess this also means you can’t bring your own coffee either! 🙂 To be fair the lack of coffee makers is a norm in Vegas, but a frustrating one for many. I don’t personally use them, but I know a lot of people who do.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Food & Drink Policy – Bottom Line
Part of me hopes that this policy is just poor wording, because limiting guests from outside food and beverages is not cool. I’ll reach out to Virgin Hotels to get clarification, but for now I will intrepret the policy as written. Does this change your opinion of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas or make you want to spend stay there less? Let us know in the comments!