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Bally's
Ranked #75 of 264 Hotels in Las Vegas
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Titusville, Fla
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't waste your money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2009

My friend and I booked our stay at Bally's through a website. When we got there we were offered a Deluxe room at an additional $20per day. The deluxe rooms were renovated with additional amenities and better views. We agreed to this, but then were told that the room would not be ready until 3 pm. We agreed to return at that time and check in. When we returned, we were told our room was given away and there was only the lower floors available. We were upset by this since we agreed to what we were offered to begin with, and then we waited for 3 hours to get it. To compensate us the manager offered to only charge us for three nights of the upgrade price rather than the five days we were staying. At this point we had no other choice but to take that offer. The day before we checked out we looked at our bill and saw that the bill included charges for five days of the upgraded $20/day. We called the front desk, spoke with that manager and went through the whole story again. He agreed to take off the 2 days like we originally agreed to. Then at check out time, you guessed it. The full charges for the five days were back on the bill again. We went through the whole thing again for the third time. This manager was not helpful at all. He kept insisting there was nothing he could do about it. I told him to speak with the two other managers who already agreed to removing the two additional night charges. He said he would look into it and email me what he finds out. That was two days ago and I have not received an email, nor have I received my reduced compensations that was promised upon check in.
I would not recommend this hotel for any reason. The "Deluxe" room didn't look any different than any other room. It did not have any extras, the carpet was stained, there were no bedspreads. It was a total waste of money. The view was of the rooftop with lights shining right into our window. And they are so disorganized, they don't even know what each other is doing because they don't put notes in the computer to verify what they have promised the guests.

  • Liked — Location on the strip
  • Disliked — The hassles with the front desk
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank toothfairy40
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2009

We stayed at Bally's in a standard North Tower room for three nights in December 2008. Unfortunately when we checked in, we were informed that they did not have any non-smoking rooms available for us with a king-sized bed. Our choices were a smoking room in the north tower, or a queen-sized non-smoking in the older South Tower. Fortunately for us, the smoking room turned out not to have a lingering smell and overall was extermely clean and spacious with flawless furniture. On one of the three nights we did perceive a heavy odor of smoke evidently from one of the adjacent rooms that share an air vent, but the that was just once. Overall the room was large and well-appointed for the price, although a lack of mini-fridge was at times inconvenient.

I would say that the primary reason to stay at Bally's (or indeed to visit Vegas) is not to linger in the room. In that respect, this hotel/casino has several advantages. First, it is rather well located for exploring some of the more ostentatious nearby properties (e.g. the Bellagio is directly across the street, Paris is immediately adjacent, etc). In fact, Paris is directly connected to Bally's casino (and shares a parking garage) and we found that our daily routine involved coming down the elevator, bisecting the casino floor and heading directly into Paris for their excellent breakfast buffet.

On the whole, I find that Bally's was a competent hotel with no major negatives and with an excellent location smack in the middle of the strip.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — prevalence of smoking rooms
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Gewurztraminer
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Richmond, BC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2009

We just returned from Las Vegas on Dec 31, 08. Our trip was great except having a bad time in Bally's. We were treated impolitely when we did the check-in. The staff's attitude was rude and not professional. We couldn't even see a smile or a pleasant look on her face. After checking in, we asked for a map of Vegas Strip at the Bell Desk, the staff didn't say anything but just tore off a page (map) from a magazine and gave us that "map", he then threw the whole magazine into the garbage bin right away. Do you want to be treated in this way on your very first day of holidays? When we entered to the hotel room, we were surprised that the room was smelly and dusty (we'd been told that it was a non-smoking room and we'd paid at a regular rate for staying for three nights). Moreover, there was an empty envelope with coffee marks left on the bedside table. There were no coffee- maker, no hot/cold water, no fridge in the room. We stayed three nights in the hotel and we found the room service was terrible. They just replenished the soap, shampoo and towels but not changing any bedsheets or cleaning the room for you. Anyways, if you don't want your trip to be spoiled with bad hotel service, please remember to stay away from Bally's. Good Luck!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Hotel Service and Cleanliness
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Bonvoyage123
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2009

Ballys..a decent comfortable hotel..accomodating when travelling with others(will do their best to put you, at least on the same floor).
Casino...smelled strongly of cig smoke(as most casino's do down there!)(we're all non-smokers)
Shops..not many but a huge outlet mall close by(my husband and I didn't go but our friends did)Planet hollywood has lots of shops as well..actually all the hotels have some shopping experiences better than Ballys.
Restaurants...only ate once for breakfast at ballys( a little pricey)..rest of time went to Denny's about a 10 min. walk from Ballys.
Ballys is connected to Paris through a cobblestoned walk way that are quite slippery when wearing high heals! Very pretty though..gives you a feel of walking through "old Paris" with little shops and cafes.
Getting around: bring comfortable shoes..so much walking!!!!!
The mono rail is expensive($5. from Ballys to Statoshere area one way) Where you can take the "Duece" double decker with stops all along the strip for $2. good for 24 hours!
Things we did: Grand canyon /Hoover Damm tour...awesome, breath taking scenery!! A must see!
Explored nearly all the big name Casino's...4 days is not long enough..each casino has a different theme with so much to see..my fave was Caesars Palace.
My husband and one of our friends went on the crazy rides up top of the Stratosphere..which dangles you over the edge of the tower...I stayed on the viewing platform taking fantastic view shots of Las Vegas at night..
Another great View is top of the Eiffle tower..go up at dusk and watch as the sun sets and all the Hotel lights come on..stay a little longer and watch the Ballagio Fountains do their thing!
Only went to one show..at the stratosphere...live impersonations of Michael jackson, Elvis, Rod Stewart..quite good..with a photo op and autograph signing at the end..Michael was the best!
Las Vegas...been there done that...another pin on my travel map..would we go back? ..maybe...

  • Liked — comfort of room
  • Disliked — cig smell in casino
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank Karen P
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Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2008

A $0.02 Tuesday promotion drew me to the Bally's web site. I paid $200 USD for 4 nights from Mon-Fri. Paired with a $252 flight from priceline my trip was $100 cheaper from any package I found. My reservation was in the South tower. I used thetwentydollartrick.com and was upgraded to the North tower. My room was outstanding - springy king size bed, plush loveseat and glass coffee table, desk and table, plus a large bathroom with a towel rack and shelf for shower products plus a shelving unit for towels under the sink. I had a nice view south of the top of Mandalay Bay and a mountain range.

I did notice a few flaws in the room: peeling wallpaper along the bottom of the window; partially plugged shower head; chips out of the toilet seat; chipped paint on the bathroom shelves. Also, dirty exterior windows which is a common complaint and to be expected when you can see the airport from your hotel.

Bally's is in a prime location in the centre of the strip. It was ideal for my first trip as it allowed me to explore the south strip on foot and the north strip and downtown by monorail/bus.

I walked south to Excalibur several times (only Luxor and Mandalay Bay are further south). Going north is a longer trip and Bally's has a monorail station, plus the Deuce (bus) has a stop right in front of Bally's on Las Vegas Blvd..

The casino was busy at all times of the day. It is one of the smaller ones I saw which makes the hotel easy to navigate. There are restaurants, shops and the sportsbook along the walkway to the monorail.

I was far away from the elevators and the hotel was quiet except for one family with several kids who I heard come in around 9pm every night.

I would recommend Bally's to anyone traveling to Las Vegas.

  • Liked — Huge north tower room
  • Disliked — Crappy showerhead
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 Thank virgonomic
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Washington D.C.
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2008

This was my first time at Bally's and it definitely won't be my last. The hotel is in a great location and is walking distance to many of the good casinos on the strip. I showed up early, because my flight arrived earlier than intended, and they let me check in (around 2pm). For a very cheap price I was upgraded to a premium/junior suite. The room was very clean and I had an awesome view of the strip. Internet was 13 bucks a day but I believe most strip hotels charge for internet anyways. I never had to wait more than 15 seconds for an elevator.

What I really liked was the connection to Paris hotel and casino. There were lots of little shops in between and then the other casino was right in front of you. There is also a little mall below ground that has shops and eventually takes you to the monorail stop.

If you stay at Bally's, try to check in early and not in the evening. I noticed around 5-6pm the line got really long.

  • Liked — Location, price
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
4 Thank MM983
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Ohio
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2008

We had a great time...stayed in north tower and everything was perfect.....good location walking distance to everything ...had loose slots to....dont forget to go to the basement...had no idea there was a shopping mall there till our next to last day...also did the Price is right show and had alot of fun.....

  • Liked — slots....
  • Disliked — leaving....
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank ladidolph
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Property: Bally's
Address: 3645 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Region: United States > Nevada > Las Vegas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Green Hotel in Las Vegas
#32 Spa Hotel in Las Vegas
#34 Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
#73 Romantic Hotel in Las Vegas
#73 Family Hotel in Las Vegas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bally's 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2814
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
True classics never go out of style, making Bally's Las Vegas the only choice for classic Vegas at the heart of the Las Vegas strip. And what could be more timeless than Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton? In his original production, "Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal," Newton sings crowd favorites as well as engages with the audience by answering questions, making for a truly extraordinary experience. Before the show, dining options at Bally's Las Vegas include BLT Steak, an interpretation of an American steakhouse with traditional fare and a bistro ambiance. BLT Steak is also the stage for the Sterling Brunch offered every Sunday where diners can enjoy the endless pours of Perrier-Jouët Champagne and unlimited American Sturgeon Caviar - the two pinnacles of the Las Vegas Strip's most famously indulgent brunch. If you're looking for a menu that's a little less traditional, SEA: The Thai Experience at Bally's Las Vegas offers delicious cuisine from southeast Asia. Buca di Beppo serves up classic Italian cuisine family-style, perfect for sharing and passing around the table. At Tequila Taqueria you'll experience the soul of Mexico while enjoying delightfully authentic Mexican dishes. ... more   less 
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