Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
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Picked up the car, had a few 'turning left across oncoming traffic' near misses, took the obligatory me-under-the-Hollywood-sign picture and headed downtown for the night. Straight out to Las Vegas for a whistle stop 20 casino tour and amazing cirque de soleil show. Took us half an hour to walk from our room to the car park, partly due to …
Well today started off a little sad we had to take the car back :( so we got a taxi to drop us off at one end of the strip MGM where we headed for breakfast/lunch the Grand buffet $20pp for champagne brunch. Then feeling very full especially Daniel after several desserts they did all look amazing ( full of cream and mouse so that was me not having …
... but were actually inside. The long walk did all but three of us in so they went back to our hotel. Sue, Pam and myself went headed down the strip to the Observation Wheel......the largest in the world even larger than the Eye in London. What an amazing buzz.....we did it 550ft above ground.....WOW. That done and we headed home stopping for a look in the Eiffel Tower Casino. What a night we went to Venice and Paris. Time for bed ...
... stuff. I was asleep by 9 after a soak in the beautiful deep tub. Now, as I watch the sun rising over the desert ( between these behemoth buildings) I see I need to get my ass in gear! I may have a pre breaky slot mashing moment, or just people watch! So far this trip has been really really fun, and we already have a handful of great memories and experiences we ll talk about for years. Awesome. Ok Vegas in the morning, let's see how you ...
... and headed east towards the Sam Boyd Stadium. If you stay on Tropicana, you will see the sign for the Wetlands Park off to the left.
The Visitor Center has helpful docents and exhibits that are mostly hands-on. I will definitely be bringing the grandkids here when they come to visit. The exhibits are informative and are a good introduction to what you will see when you wander the trails.
The trails are both cement (the main route) ...
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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.
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.
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!