Hotel is nice, rooms are clean and casino well maintain. very modern. Horrible at checking in tho. I arrived 20 min before the 3 pm check in and was told that I had to pay $22 for early check in. Obviously not paying that for 20 min. The front desk person told me , when i came back i had to use the kiosk. My dad can not stand for long so we went to go get a bite to eat. came back an hour later and the line was outrageous at the kiosk. I stood there for about 30 min and barely moved. I had signed up for a poker tournament at their casino at 5 pm. so I had to get out of line and take the luggage with me to play poker. we finish the tournament around 830 i go back to check in. stood in line for about 20 min this time. I am told by the kiosk that I need to go to the front desk. this time the person was very helpful. all I could think was I would have been in line for 2 hours just to go stand in another line. honestly I could care less but my dad can not stand for a long time. Wish they would be more accommodating in the check in. I understand if it was hours earlier but 20 min wow. I guess Bally's really needs the extra few bucks.
Poor Air and lack of eating options make it a poor place to stay
(Ithaca, New York)
Nov 21, 2022
I stayed at Bally’s in Las Vegas November 14th to the 18th. Bally’s is currently under renovations as it transitions into the Horseshoe. Part of that transition is switching up the casino floor carpet. The carpet switchover is very dusty, and the casino being smokey in general makes the place hard if you have allergies or are sensitive to dust. I stayed in room 1018, it was not the Jubilee tower. The air conditioner didn’t work well, I tried to set the air temp to 69, but the air temp never cooled down as I would have hoped.
The eating options on prem are limited. There are some chain “quick eat” places in the basement. They also have a nice steak house on prem. There isn’t any non-chain restaurants for lunch or breakfast, and no sit down with a waiter either. I ate my meals at Planet Hollywood or in the Linq promenade, lots of great choices there.
On a positive note the room was clean, and the in room mini-fridge was most welcome.
furniture falling appart and rude staff
Nov 21, 2022
when arriving and going in line to check-in, the attendant poiinted behind her back while looking elsewhere and barked "stand there" in a particular spot. I stood where I felt she was pointing and when she turned around she yelled "not there, there" while pointing in a location 2 feet from where i was standing. I am not a dog and nor are your customers.
The furniture in room was all scratched up and two of the drawers would not stay closed. I understand they are doing some renovations.
Great location, clean room.
(Wichita Falls, Texas)
Nov 20, 2022
Bally's is in a great location in the middle of the Strip. Our room was clean, and we had a nice view of the Strip. There are a lot of stores and restaurants in the casino below the hotel, even though the drinks are a bit overpriced. The hotel is within walking distance of many other casinos and restaurants on the Strip. My only complaint was that the fan in our bathroom didn't work, but I am letting that go because everything else was near perfect.
Better Than Expected!
(Columbia, South Carolina)
Nov 20, 2022
I wanted to book a travel package to Las Vegas. I searched high and low but due to waiting for my money to come in, I missed out on some Expedia and other deals that I could have booked. I ended up using Delta Vacations and found, what I felt was a great deal for $755.82. This price did not include the daily fees of $39.95 (resort) or $18 (parking) fees. Tip #1: If you don’t want to pay resort fees, definitely book an off-strip hotel or look for online lists of places with no fees.
Finding the parking garage was a bit of a challenge for me. The GPS took me to where Bally’s sign was apparent. However, the sign on the building said “Food Court.” To get to the garage, I had to turn right onto Las Vegas Blvd. and then make another immediate right onto Flamingo Rd. I then saw the “Self-Parking” sign and followed it to the garage. It was still tricky as the left turn into the garage is narrow and seems as if it might be one-way but it’s not.
Bally’s was the most economical deal I could find for the dates that I needed. I was afraid to check reviews and videos because the price had been so low, compared to other places. I was pleasantly surprised by what I thought would be a busted, budget resort. I had arrived early, expecting that I’d be able to go to my room if it had been cleaned already. However, Vegas is not like other places. Tip #2: If you arrive early, expect to pay a fee if you want entry to your room before check-in time. I didn’t care to pay $22 extra dollars to get in 90 minutes early.
I booked a Resort Executive Suite King, Non-Smoking room (1498) for Nov 14-19, 2022 (Mon-Fri). The room was the size of a small apartment (around 700 sq ft) and high up so that I could enjoy something of a view of the city. There was a mini fridge but no microwave. I’m sure they’d probably have sent one up for a little fee but I didn’t need it. This room also had a deep soaking tub (jets would’ve been nice but no such luck) and a steam room-style shower that I loved. Not sure if they were providing daily housekeeping but I didn’t need it because there were TONS of towels since there were two vanities on either side of the room. I don’t think there was a coffeemaker either but I don’t drink it and didn’t care. The room was super clean but the bed wasn't the comfiest.
A plethora of food options were available. Bally’s shares space with the Paris Las Vegas Resort, which can be accessed by following the signs to the other side of the complex. Everything is under one roof so there’s no need to go outside to get to Paris, which has its own hotel rooms, casino, and restaurants. Bally’s has a food court on the basement level of the resort, and regrettably, I ate at Johnny Rockets and Nathan’s. My experiences at those places were sub-par but you might fare better. Vegas has become a foodie city that I didn’t have enough time to explore, so I urge you to do so. My favorite food bite was a crepe (which I don’t usually even like) from La Creperie on the Paris side. I had the Monte Cristo and loved it…but not the price. Prepare for sticker shock! Prices are outrageous. Bally’s is very centrally located on the Strip and you will pay for this locale.
Tip #3: If you’re on a budget, I HIGHLY recommend using Instacart to make grocery purchases that can be delivered at no cost. I’m not sure if delivery is always free but it was while I was there. I shopped at the 99 Cents Only Store. Not everything was that price but everything was reasonable. For example, I purchased small containers of blackberries and raspberries (YES—fresh fruit!) for $1 each and bananas were only .60 per lb. Deliveries must be picked up from the Valet area but it wasn’t too far from my room and I was happy to get in my walking steps each day.
There are many things to do in Vegas. Bally’s and Paris have their own casinos, but the Bellagio is located across the street where one can take the FREE tram to a limited number of other locations, nearby. I took it to the Crystal Shops (for those who enjoy shopping for designer items) and it also went to Aria Hotel. There’s also a monorail system but I had no time to check it out. Overall, I feel that Bally's was a great place to stay due to its location, large rooms, and nightly rate. However, daily fees and food prices jack up the total cost, considerably.