Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
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The last day of the convention was the slowest, but still entertaining. We saw William Shatner live -- who came in on crutches having just fallen off an ornery horse the week before. We saw Martok and Gowron, played by J.G.Hertzger and Robert O'Reilly in costume -- with sarongs; another in-costume gem of a performance. And got the last of the Gold …
Today was primarily our Voyager and Enterprise day. We started off going to Hash House again for breakfast, this time going with the basic breakfast. That was absolutely the best choice! Nice, simple, eggs, sausages, and a biscuit, reasonably portioned. There was even a little fruit on the side. Mmmmmm.
Photo op with the Enterprise cast: …
Friday consisted of obtaining autographs from and photo ops with Denise Crosby, Karl Urban, Tony Todd (Kurn/older Jake Sisko), Rene Auberjonois (Odo), Suzie Plakson (Khelyr/Lady Q), Hana Hatae (Molly O'Brien), Robin Curtis (Saavik), Gwynyth Walsh (Betor), Hallie Todd (Lal), Colm Meaney (Miles O'Brien), Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys), Terri Farrell ( …
Let the Star Trek Convention 2014 begin! The Gold level pass lets us go straight in, gives us assigned seating in the main room throughout the entire weekend, special 'gifts' and discounts from certain vendors, entry into two parties and the Nevada Pops performance, and 13 autographs at no extra charge.
We planned to start our day with a …
Headed back to Vegas today, but first we got to sleep in a little. We had another wonderful meal at Tart, mailed a postcard to Grandma Guigon in a Sponge Bob mailbox, stopped at Target to try and pick something up for Monique (no luck finding it though), and then got on the crazy busy road out of L.A.
Driving the highway is a little …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Clean, comfortable, convenient to the convention we were there for. All amenities available on site, although the restaurants didn't stay open terribly late which was inconvenient on occasion. Wifi available in the rooms but for a somewhat exhorbitant fee of $13.99 per 24-hour period. We would stay again if attending a convention there, but not for general tourism purposes.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Please everyone planning on going to Vegas, stay at the Rio! You will not regret it.
We stayed two dreadful nights at the Rio recently as part of a large group attending a convention. We had high hopes, which were quickly dashed. The nonsmoking room stunk to high heaven of cigarettes. The beds weren't particularly comfortable. The toilet sprayed water every time you flushed and the sink plumbing made gurgling, groaning noises throughout the night. Room service was ridiculously overpriced (think $7.50 for a package of cashew nuts!) The hall we stayed in (in the Ipanema Tower) was noisy with doors slamming all night long. The pool wasn't available even though it was in the high 60s during the day (we stayed during January). The Rio is probably right-on for serious gamers as the casino is bustling 24/7. But for a business trip -- fugeddaboudit! I will say that a business breakfast we conducted at the Rio's Carnival Buffet was very well served and the food was above-average for buffet fare. I compare the Rio to a very nice all-suite hotel we stayed at last year (two blocks off the strip) and there's no comparison.
Friendly staff, fantastic buffet, loose slots, great show, beautiful rooms. These aren't really "rooms" - they're SUITES.
We've stayed at several of the other Casino's, but this was the first time at the Rio. They've got our business from now on. And for those who want to go to the Strip... they even have a shuttle that runs every 15 minutes.
The Rio has to be one of the best kept secrets of Las Vegas. We just got back and we're already planning another trip to the RIO....
Best Ever Las Vegas Fun
Service was exceptional, food outstanding. Entertainment was a rewarding, fun filled time. Have stayed numerolus times at Rio, any slight problem was taken care of. Really Love The Rio. We go for four days every year in February.
Great time at the Rio!
I stayed one night at the Rio and one night at Harrah's over the Labor Day weekend (comped rooms). I was very impressed with The Rio. The rooms were huge and really nice with a floor-to-ceiling view of the strip. The casino was good to me ($2,400 during the first hour). The performance taking place through out the casino were fun. At at the Carnival Buffet but did not find the food of high quality, although it was so huge, you can always find enough to eat. Prefer Harrah's location, but Rio's Hotel. Am going back to Rio this month!
Rio was loud, smokey, and staff seemed harried and hassled.
We had requested a non-smoking room, but when we got to
our room you could smell stale cigarette smoke in curtains
and bedding. (Note to Rio, removing the ashtrays from a
room, does not make it a non-smoking room!)
Also, one of the towels in the bathroom had some kind of
yellow stain on it.. (Yuck...gross). Had to dry myself from
the shower with a clean hand towel!
On the plus side, the buffet was very good.
If you want to stay in a suite and your travel plans are
flexible, check out the Venetian. They have some fabtastic
rates available now.
Love This Place !!!
The RIO is a GREAT place to stay if you like to have fun. The hotel is all suites, w/floor to ceiling windows. They have 2 "towers" of rooms, the newer tower's rooms tend to be a little smaller, but more modern decor. I personally like the older tower, the Iponema tower, b/c the rooms seem to be larger, and they have better mountain views.
The pool at the Rio is nice as well. They have 4 different pools, a sandy beach pool, and 3 other pools w/water fountains. They also have jacuzzi's which are sort of secluded from the pool's themselves which is nice to keep the kids out.
The casino is very cute, not really big, but themed w/the "mardi gras" theme. They have "the show in the sky" every hour, in which floats attached to the ceiling go by w/people dancing and throwing beads and its a blast.
The best part of the RIO is the Village Seafood Buffet... YUM YUM YUM... if you like Seafood, this is the place to go.
Be a prince and a princess at the rio
we recently spent 3 days at the rio. my wife and i were extremely impressed with the view of the strip from our 26th floor tower room. the staff really made us feel important. we play enough to get comped at many hotels, but one thing you cant comp is the attitude of the staff. win or lose the experience is always top drawer at the rio. we visited the seafood buffet and agreed that it left bellagios buffet in the dust. the waiter in the mexican restaurant upstairs should run for public office. we took a few quick trips to red rock, hoover dam and zion in between sessions. the rio had everything we needed. our standards are high. we challenge any vegas hotel to give us more bang for a buck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stayed here twice in last three years, always get a room overlooking the pool. Excellent suite rooms at good value midweek rate. Swimming pools also impressive.
Very Nice, Good Price, REALLY MEAN STAFF
Stayed at Rio Oct25-30 for 79p/nt... Rooms are nice... Pool/Jacuzzi excellent... Seafood Buffet very good.... Carnival Buffet avoid it....What they don't tell you is that your credit card is authorized for 200 per day plus cost of room.. Ouch!