Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Review

Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Review

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3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Overview

Sitting along Flamingo Road, Bally’s is easily one of the cheapest (and, coincidentally oldest) Strip hotels, yet it offers moderately modern luxury thanks to a 2018 renovation. 

The guest rooms at the 26-story tower complex are chic, affordable and right in the middle of the action. A spa, humongous pool, tennis courts, a wide array of restaurants, and a casino help highlight the hotel’s notable amenities.

Despite the renovation, though, the choice of on-site entertainment options are lackluster. And the casino and overall environment can sometimes reek of cigarette smoke. Add horrifyingly long check-in lines to that, and your first impression of Bally’s goes downhill fast. But, for some reason, the hotel still pulls huge crowds. Guests come to check out the showgirl skits, try their luck at the tables and take advantage of the low-cost accommodation.
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Whatever the case, if you end up at Bally’s, you can rest assured that you’re only steps away from superb nightlife, gaming, and nearby restaurants, due to it’s prime Las Vegas Strip location. Remember though, if you’re willing to splurge a bit more on a fancier, more stylish and lavish room, packed with matching luxe amenities and décor, then its younger sibling, Paris Las Vegas, or the Bellagio is a better bet.

PROS

  • Two newly renovated towers offer modern yet budget-friendly rooms
  • Central location at the very vein of The Strip with convenient monorail access
  • The property includes a mid-sized pool complex and casino
  • Wide choice of dining, ranging from food court classic to an upscale steakhouse
  • On-site fitness center and spa
  • Free wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) in all rooms
  • Complimentary parking and caesars rewards (Part of Caesars entertainment corporation)

CONS

  • Expect long wait times at check-in during peak season
  • Most rooms feature a dated or bland décor
  • Poor ventilation means it reeks of smoke, much worse than other Las Vegas hotels
  • Expect to see a big daily resort fee added to your hotel bill

Rooms & Suites at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Bally’s Las Vegas’ 2,814 rooms and suites are spread across two 26-story towers, namely Resort Tower and Jubilee Tower. The latter sits atop the rowdy casino beneath, so those who book these rooms should surely take up on the offer of earplugs at the lobby during check-in. Nonetheless, all the rooms are bright and smartly attractive following the renovation completed in 2013 – not that they’re so splendid that they make up for the noisy environment, though.

Rooms in the Jubilee Tower are somewhat stylish and appeal to the eye with its retro-contemporary look with dual-tone print wallpaper, white bedding accented in red, gracefully raised white-cushioned headboards, and slim-line chairs. 

Tech-wise, they do feature docking stations and USB charging ports, along with traditional amenities like flat-screen TVs.

The Resort Tower rooms are far removed from the casino floor, so they’re ideal for travelers who need to get a good dose of ZZZs. This tower zone is usually silent.

The rooms feature reasonably large bathrooms with glittering white solid countertops and walk-in showers. Some suites in this area add stunning Strip views and soaking tubs with jets.

If it’s breakfast in bed you’re after room service options start at $25 for the continental and top out at $45 per person for the Manhattan, which includes smoked salmon, bagels, cream cheese, and hard-boiled eggs. Snacks and hot meals are similarly priced. It’s worth noting past guest reviews have complained of room service stopping at lunch time.

Restaurants & Bars at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Bally’s Las Vegas boasts a hotchpotch of dining options, with some quite memorable and others not so good. The impressive choice of restaurants at Bally’s includes:

  • BLT Steakhouse – This world-renowned steakhouse serves up seafood platters and other American steakhouse classics like loaded baked potatoes, bone-in strip steaks, and much more.
  • SEA – This high-end Thai restaurant offers a mix of Vietnamese and Thai cuisines
  • Lavazza – If you want to start your day right, grab a seat and treat your taste buds to some of the best breakfast pastries and coffee
  • Nathan’s Famous – This upscale restaurant serves light fare, as well as full-course breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Tequila Taqueria Bar & Grill – This restaurant specializes in Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisines.

In addition to the food court, the hotel has a lobby coffee shop, a taqueria, a family-style Italian restaurant (Buca Di Beppo), a buffet (Sterling Brunch), and a handful of lounges & bars, including the Indigo Lounge which hosts regular live music performances.

Amenities at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Spa

The Spa by Bally’s Las Vegas is run-of-the-mill, yet it has 18 treatment rooms and gets plenty of traction from guests. While it doesn’t compare to the spa facility at the Bellagio, it provides a good range of services, including beauty services, massages, facials, and body treatments. It also boasts hot tubs and a Eucalyptus steam room.

Pools

The pool at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is reasonably large enough to accommodate rowdy bachelors, couples, and families on safe distances. It’s clean, well-maintained, and offers occasional stunning views, such as the High Roller, monorail, and more. Unlike other Vegas pools that are surrounded by padded lounges, this one has worn plastic loungers. Private cabanas are available for hire, offering a few cushioned loungers, cabinets, flat-screen TVs, and semi-covered patios. There’s also a pool bar with murals and poolside service.

Gym and Fitness

This is one of a handful of hotels on the Strip that actually features it’s own tennis courts with instructors. You can reserve one of the 8 courts for a fair fee so that you can hit some balls during daytime or after-hours. We absolutely appreciate that the tennis courts are in immaculate condition. The hotel has an on-site fitness center that features many weight-training machines, cardio equipment, and free weights.

Business Amenities

Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino offers over 175,000 square feet of meeting and event space that includes a 94,700-square-foot exhibition space and 4 meeting rooms with a total capacity of up to 4,000 attendees.

Casino at Bally’s Las Vegas

Let’s get one thing straight here: we’ve seen better casinos on the Las Vegas Strip than Bally’s, but no one can argue with its prime location. The 70,000-square-foot Bally’s Casino features almost every standard game, from the classic slot machines to new video poker. However, its low ceiling makes the whole floor feel like a giant smoking room.

Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Review:
The Verdict

Bally’s Las Vegas underwent a partial renovation in 2013, offering a mix of old and revamped rooms. Its main draw is the central Strip location, as it’s a few minutes’ walk from everything that people love about Vegas – gaming, entertainment, and hotel stay. The dining options range from casual eateries and Mexican taqueria to the upscale BLT Steakhouse. Meanwhile, amenities include a decent spa, fitness center, pool complex, business spa, and live shows.