The Orleans Hotel & Casino
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Had breakfast in the Casino - buffet style. Freezing in the airconditioning and I'm wearing my jacket and long trousers all the time.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Orleans Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Stayed at the Orleans for the first time and was pleasently surprised by how nice the room was. My room had a couch, large screen tv, two queen size beds, nice furniture, hair dryer, ironing board and iron and shampoo, conditioner, mouth wash, lotion and shower gel I actually wanted to use. A VERY nice room. The way the room was layed out was excellent and there was a good view of the mountains.
I love Vegas , and have been many times , staying at lots of different resorts , loved em all , but felt most at home here.
Staff were genuinely friendly and interested in all customers , most of whom seemed to work in other casinos , but spent their leisure time in The Orleans.
Would recomend this place even if it was not cheap , and as Vegas is sooo big I always get taxis from one end of the strip to the other anyway , so the extra distance to The Orleans was no problem.
My family has stayed at several hotels in Las Vegas and we have found that the Orleans is the best for us. We really dislked the porn pushers on the strip and that was not a problem at the Orleans. It is an easy drive to most anywhere and we appreciated not having to navigate the strip as the traffic is sometimes very heavy and slow moving. The Monte Carlo had thin walls and we heard toilets and showers all around us. The Orleans was much quieter, the room quite a bit larger, and the beds more comfortable than elsewhere. There is a small $2.00 fee for each day's admission to the nicely equipped gym, which we used a lot. The French Market buffet is good, and there are many activities such as bowling and taking in a movie to do. Our kids enjoyed not having to go elsewhere to do things. There are foam overlays on the beds that allowed us a good sleep, which was not the case at other hotels in Vegas. The fact Orleans is off-strip also means that the prices are much lower than found on the strip. We paid $39.95 a day during the week. Staff treated us well and all in all this hotel is a pleasant place to spend time in.
After reading all the review in The Orleans I felt I had to give it a try. The hotels on the strip cannot even compare to The Orleans. I have stayed at many of the famous strip hotel, only to be treated poorly. For the value and the quality of The Orleans, no other hotel comes close.
I went to Las Vegas in March of 2002 and stayed at the Orleans Hotel. I couldnt ask for anything better. The room is spacious and clean. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Before I arrived I was worried because the hotel isn't located on the strip because they provide a free shuttle to there sister casino the Barbary Coast which is located on the strip, and if you dont feel like going to the strip there is much to do right i n the hotel, besides the huge casino there is a large movie theater that played the latest movies, an arcade and a bowling alley. There are several resturant and the French Market has the BEST buffet. I think about there food every day. I cant wait to go back. This place is worth every cent!
My FAV hotel in the WORLD...and I'm in the hotel biz.
Have stayed at The Orleans MANY times. CONSISTENTLY great experiences. I'm in the hotel biz (24 years) and VERY PICKY. The Orleans has NEVER disappointed me. LOVE the casino...dealers very helpful and friendly. Food and Service are OUTSTANDING without being cloying. Amazaing for such a large place. OFF THE STRIP...that's what we like best about it....no 'strip' riff-raff to deal with. Also contains our FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD: Canal Street
We spent 3 nights at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, and absolutely loved it!!! Spent a few nights elsewhere for the latter part of the week and were totally sorry we didn't book the whole time at the Orleans. Rooms were spacious classy and comfortable with loads of little extras in the bathroom.....shamppo/conditioner, mouthwash, body bath gel. The casino and hotel were great....we really felt at home and cozy. All the staff there were very hospitable and helpful and there casino comps were great for our play. We cant wait to go back and with no hesitation..... we would stay at the Orleans again in a heartbeat and definately recommend it to anyone else planning a trip to Las Vegas. Definately worth your while if you dont mind not being directly on the strip. It didn't matter....everything was close enough and they offer free shuttle service to one of their sister establishments, which is right on the strip. Loved it!!!
We went to Las Vegas this summer to get married, and after reading many reviews we decided to stay at The Orleans. It was wonderful. It is reasonably priced, and the rooms are lovely. Ours had a large king size bed, tables with lamps on either side, a large dresser with a large t.v. on top, a writing table and chair, and a sitting area with a love-seat style sofa, coffee table, large chair and floor lamp. There is a sliding door that closes off the bathroom area, large closet with ironing board and iron, large mirror and vanity, and a seperate bathroom with tub/shower and toilet. There is even a little window in the shower that looks outside. When I was showing my vacation pictures to the folks back home, they all thought we had been given the honeymood suite, but it was their standard room! We loved the room! The food at the French Market buffet was excellent, lots of variety, everything high quality. According to my sister, the seafood chowder at Big Al's Oyster bar is the best she has ever had. They have an on-site liquor store with excellent prices. We won a bit of money in the casino playing the slot machines, and got lots of play time for the money. The pool area was lovely also, lots of chairs around the pool, towel service, life guards, and a bar for drinks. I had my hair done at the Orleans Salon, and they did a great job and were quite friendly. One of the security guards posted near the hotel elevators even had a riddle for me everytime we passed by. Lots of free parking, and valet parking as well. We did not have time to try the bowling alley, movie theater or video arcade on-site, but we will next time... We had a bit of car trouble, and went to Auto Works across the street, and we were pleased and relived to receive great service, and good quality work at fair prices - always a concern when you are away from home. There is a shuttle from the Orleans over to the Barbary Coast on the strip, about every half hour or so.... It was a great place, great people, and we will
We vacationed in Vegas at the end of July, Myself, my Girlfriend, and 2 boys (ages 16 and 10). The Orleans was outstanding. I've never felt more comfortable, and secure at a Hotel before. The boys loved the 70 lane bowling center, huge arcade and 16 screen Theater. I can't remember one single bad experience with an Employee. Security makes you show your key to get to rooms... Once I forgot my cell phone, and went back to the room to get it. Housekeeping was in the room (they did a fantastic job every day, btw) I walked in grabbed the cell from the charger, said hello and ready to walk out when the girl stopped me and insisted on seeing my room key, which she promptly inserted into the door to make sure it was really my room. Things like that really make a difference. The food and service was great. I'm not kidding when I say that at least 50% of the humans in the Casino area were either Employees or Security people. The 10 year old left his gameboy in the restroom and it was found by a security guard (what are those odds?). We would gamble a little while the boys bowled or played arcade games, and after the first day, we felt very secure in letting them be on their own for an hour or 2. A couple nights we went to the Casino while the boys were in bed, stayed late, and enjoyed the .99 cent breakfast meals at the Courtyard Cafe' at 4 in the morning.
My wife and I have been to Vegas over 20 times and have stayed at most of the major casinos, we like The Orleans the best. This is a mega casino with at least 6 restuarants,a buffet, a bowling alley, irish pub, many bars, sportsbook, a lounge,nice showroom and a 18 screen Theater with stadium seating. It's about one mile from the strip,(West on Tropicana)they have a free shuttle to their strip property (The Barbary Coast) every half hour which is located smack in the middle of the strip or take a taxi for about $10 to most of the strip casinos. The rooms are clean,large and have a 27" TV, iron & ironing board & hair dryers. Weekday rates around $ 50 a night. If you like video poker they must have a million of them, many with full payout odds. The black jack tables have lower limits than the strip and you can find two deck pitch games for $ 5 minimum, try to find that on the strip. The buffet and cafe are just average, the pricey Canal Street Grill is not worth the money,the mexican restuarant Don Miguel's is great and a bargain. They also have a fast food place called Terrible Mike's for good hot dogs, hamburgers and more. Get off the strip, pay less and get more.