I had never been to Vegas before, and after reading very mixed reviews on the Rio on here I had low expectations and was ready to assume the worst.
We arrived about 2:30-3pm, parked on the 3rd floor of the parking garage and walked through the tower to check in, a cool walk since you see a ton of what they offer in the Rio. We had to wait in line for about 10 or so minutes to check-in, no biggie. We had a very nice woman check my husband and myself in (we are in mid/late 20s). The world series of poker is going on there so there isn't a ton of availability but she did give us a few options--prior to arriving we requested the Ipanema tower and non smoking (those have been more recently updated). We went up to our room and were very pleasantly surprised.
It was super clean, and a good size room. We checked our bed- no bed bugs, clean sheets, etc. Our bathroom was clean and amenities were provided. We were on the 5th floor and had an okay view, it was neat at night with the lights but you don't spend much time in your room so it doesn't matter if you have a super high floor too much. The coffee in the room does cost $ but we just ended up grabbing Starbucks downstairs each morning.
A few tips and misconceptions I had prior to Vegas:
-They make everything cheap so you spend more on gambling. WRONG!
Everything is super expensive. Yes you can get a good deal on your room, but set aside more money than you think for food. The only time food is cheap is some of the breakfast buffets, but even lunch or dinner buffets are very expensive! Water bottles are super pricey too so bring some of your own water bottles and stick them in the second fridge in the bathroom area.
-If you even lift anything from the stocked mini bar, they will automatically charge you due to a weight sensor. We had to get a few things taken off but they were very nice about it. So remember there is a second fridge if you want to store things, but, don't lift anything in the mini bar unless you are buying something.
-Play penny slots and get free drinks, tip the waitress a dollar. My husband and I weren't planning on gambling that much but we knew we would be drinking. Once we realized basic drinks were $9 and specialty were $12-$15, we quickly caught on that even if you are playing penny slots you get free drinks. So try your luck gambling and spend as much as you would on drinks. Or buy your on alcohol and take some shots in the room before you walk around.
-Across the street from the Rio there is a place called "Golden Casino". You can sit at the bar and play 0.25cents Blackjack and get free drinks even faster than at the Rio. You are always waiting for a server to walk by but at the Golden, the bartender is right there and you can get free drinks back to back to back. Also, it is way less smoky than the Rio- which gets pretty thick and we had to take breaks out of it.
-The pool at the rio is free for girls and guys. Only the back pool which is the topless one costs for guys- so, anyone who wrote it is $20 for guys---that's only one of their 3 huge pools.
-We had the $6.99 golden casino breakfast buffet and it was decent, served its purpose.
-The free shuttle from the rio to the strip is easy, comes frequently and so it's not a big deal to stay off the strip. We ate at the cheesecake factory in Caesar's Palace one night and had a ton of fun with our group there.
-Bellagio Fountains & Gardens are a fun free thing to check out.
-2 nights is all you need unless you have a ton of money and can pay for expensive shows/more food/more gambling. I did wish we could've seen a show or two, that would've added to the experience but overall, we still had a super great time with our friends and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spacious suites and luxurious amenities complement the gaming thrills, sumptuous dining and hot entertainment found at Rio. The excitement of Carnival radiates throughout the casino floor and out to the pools of VooDoo Beach where guests can soak up the sun in both family-friendly and adults-only areas. Inside, guests can dine at celebrity chef Guy Fieri's restaurant El Burro Borracho, feast on over 300 dishes prepared daily at the Carnival World & Seafood Buffet or experience the city's finest panoramic views at VooDoo Steak. Enjoy the KISS by Monster Mini Golf 18-Hole miniature golf course filled with state-of-the-art video, special effects and unique KISS props. See Las Vegas in the most thrilling and spectacular way when you ride the Voodoo Zipline and soar more than 400 feet above the ground at exhilarating speeds. Back on the ground, entertainers Penn & Teller and the Chippendales keep audiences enraptured nightly or rock out to the great rock songs of the 80's when you watch the worldwide smash hit musical, Rock of Ages. Of course, you may prefer to dance above the lights and under the stars at VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub located 51 floors about the excitement. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rio All- Hotel Las Vegas
- Rio All-Suite Hotel And Casino
- Rio Suite Hotel
- Rio Hotel Las Vegas
- Rio Suite Resort
- Rio Casino
- Rio Suites
- Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas