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Rio All-Suites Hotel ( a Harrah’s Property)

3700 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 777-7634

Rio All Suites Bedroom

This is my second review of this hotel.  Please feel free to look into the archives.

If size is your thing, the Rio All-Suites is one of the better bangs for your buck in Las Vegas if you aren’t traveling on some kind of loyalty package.  If you are in the Masquerade Tower (Ipanema is the other) you’ll have a nice view of the Strip although you will be far from the convention area.  The rooms are quite spacious in size although those who prefer a luxurious bathroom will be sorely disappointed.  Many of the newer and modern hotels have better amenities than the Rio which is in need of a bit of a refurbishment.  There is an odd feature of a see-through window from the bath/shower into the bedroom, but other than that the room is pretty much non-descript.  I’m not an interior designer, but the decor of the room (the bedspread) was definitely not appealing to me.  An update is definitely needed.

In need of some repairs, my room had chair rails falling off the wall.  Additionally, my in-room wireless service was spotty.  I told the front desk and they admitted it was a problem and removed the charges from my bill.  Overall, those looking for rooms at roughly $129 a night with a large living area and floor to ceiling windows will find some appeal to the room.

Rio seating area - small TV

Most people attending the Rio are there for the moderate pricing dining and non-pretentious environment off the Strip that reminds one more of the crowd that might be found in downtown Vegas.  The other hotels located close by are the Gold Coast Casino next door, which is the economy hotel, and the more luxurious Palms across the way.  The Palms though has recently been advertising specials comparable to the Rio pricing.

Shows of note at the hotel are Penn & Teller, the comedic magic duo, as well as the Chippendales revue (yes I saw and heard screaming women as I walked by and saw a few women giggling in the elevator with Chippendales bracelets.  The marquee restaurant is the VooDoo steak house which affords more great views.  I would say the food is modestly okay for a steak house but there are probably better steak houses in Vegas.

Odd window into the bathroom