So I made it to Vegas from Orange County last weekend. Yea, it was the hottest weekend in recorded history... over 122º in some spots on the road.
I just wanted to relay and post my experience and get word out of the best way to stay charged up while in Las Vegas.
So, I spent the first 2 hours driving around to various resorts on the strip (Venetian, Cosmopolitan) to locate their Tesla specific chargers that i found listed online. It turned out that these chargers are/were for Roadsters, not S Model Teslas. I had no adapter for that. The other EV chargers were occupied. I called the Tesla store in town and asked where the best place to charge up was in this case, so I could make it back to Barstow and home from there. They drove out to meet me at The Palazzo. Pretty great service!
The Palazzo has 2 Tesla chargers with Adapters for Model S!!! You simply drive up to the valet and ask them to charge it up for you. There is no fee. You simply tip the valets (as usual). You can watch your charging with the app on your phone as you shop the Palazzo/Venetian stores inside or hit the strip. The valets will call you if they need to move your car, because other Model S's need to charge. The Palazzo is very Tesla accommodating. :) In fact I heard from a Palazzo employee that the owner of the hotel is buying a fleet of Tesla Model Ss for his high rollers to use while they are in town. So i'm sure there will be more charging stations in the near future at the Palazzo.
In addition, The Tesla shop employee (Ethan) was very cordial, driving out to assist us after he was actually off work. Thanks Ethan! He also mentioned there will be 2 Superchargers in town soon. YEAH TESLA!!! :D
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