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Tips on Riviera

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Tips on Riviera

We are leaving for Vegas in two days. Are staying 3 nights at the Riviera.

Want some advice on the hotel. We have visited there, but never stayed. What are the choices in rooms/towers, etc. What about the restaurants, buffets, etc.

also can anyone tell me how their comps are? good tables? video poker? slots?

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1. Re: Tips on Riviera

did you do a search here before you booked? I know this is not what you want to hear - if at all possible change your hotel. i know with the holiday week-end it is busy, sounds like you are staying Th & Fr? read the reviews and decide. worst case, it's only 2 nights.

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Yes we did research the hotel. Friends of ours have stayed there and were ok with it. We knew going in that it was not a 5 star (we do that when we go to Mexico, not Vegas) We are not in the rooms much so we would rather spend our money on the gambling, food and drinks. As long as the room is clean and there is a bed and shower, we are ok.

Just wanted some advice on the other things.

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as far as slots that deal they got out front $20 i think ,

its only good if you want one of the low end gifts.

dont know about comps

have stayed there in past it was ok would stay there again

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All Hotel/casinos in Vegas have clean rooms and clean bathrooms. It all depends what you expect from your hotel.

To me, location is important. Also I like to have breakfast at the same hotel that I am staying.

Anything else is less important to me.

Others have different priorities.

Do whatever you like, overall experience is more important than the hotel choice

Ohio
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So does anyone have any opinions on the food at the Riviera?

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Waterbug, the buffet at the Riviera is horrible stay as far away as possible. They do have a place called Katie's (I believe) that is not to bad. We were there three years ago, i would go farther up the strip to eat. The casino is okay never really won much there, stayed there about ten years ago the rooms were small, cramped and ugly. The halls were dirty, rooms were old but not dirty. Hope this helps.

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7. Re: Tips on Riviera

Here's a tip, stay somewhere else

If you need a good price, try Luxor, Ballys, Harrahs, TI

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8. Re: Tips on Riviera

I have stayed at the Riv 4-5 times over the last 10years and it is fine for the money you pay. Do not listen to many of the people on this board. I think that many people make statements on a particular hotel and have never stayed there. The rooms are clean and up to date. I would describe them as what you would find in your average budget (Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn,, etc) hotel anywhere in the USA. I go on a yearly trip with 8-10 guys and the Riv was always our home base. We loved the price and the casino for it's lower limits and generous comps. The only reason we have moved on is b/c they no longer have a true sportsbook and we enjoy watching football and races. We also liked the location better in previous years b/c the Stardust and Westward Ho were open and you could walk across the street for some more gambling options. This is no longer the case.

As for food I have eaten many meals at Katies (???) diner and the food is always good. It is relatively inexpensive ($10-$15 pp) and the food is above average for a diner. You will not go wrong there. We also ate several breakfasts at the buffet and it was fine for us. I

I think you need to have realistic expectations. If you are paying $79 and expect the Wynn you will be angry and disappointed. If you pay $79 and expect a clean hotel with lower limit gambling and plenty of cheap food options you will be thrilled. Disregard the complainers on this board, go with realistic expectations and you will have a great time.

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9. Re: Tips on Riviera

We stayed at the Riveria, the beginning of October, on an incredible cheap deal. We had a petite suite as part of the deal. The room was old, but big and clean. The actual restaurant and buffet food is pretty bad, but CC steakhouse is right across the street... as is McDonalds (for breakfast). The gambling was ok as long as you stayed out of the Penny or Nickel "villes". I'd suggest going elsewhere to gamble. Do take advantage of the free daily slot tourneys.. you just never know you might win! The pool is pretty nice (if it's open still) and we did eat pretty good food in the food court there. Ask where it is, because we spent days looking for it... it's kinda hidden.

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Also.....I like how these posters always say: stay at Ballys, Luxor, MC, etc.......The prices are not even close to the Riv for a weekend.