Affordable accommodations: check. Great location: check. Open-air shops: check. Bally’s offers a balance of classic and modern Vegas.
Classic, inexpensive, right smack in the middle of everything
What we love:
The Sterling Brunch is an absolute must Las Vegas buffet and we’ll tell you why: You’ll be served by waiters wearing tuxedos and white gloves. Offered in BLT Steak, it’s been a staple at this Las Vegas hotel for more decades than we can remember. This is a chance to indulge in things you’d almost never eat – Sturgeon caviar, oysters and lobster tail as well as plenty of stuff dipped in chocolate – and you get to wash it down with Perrier Champagne.
If you want to be in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Bally’s is an affordable option. In some ways it’s a bare-bones kind of place – you know, nothing fancy. But the hotel rates are among the most reasonable considering the competitors on the other three corners (Bellagio, Caesars Palace and The Cromwell). Insider tips: Self-parking at Bally’s is nearly impossible. Of course, you can always valet park at the front of the Las Vegas hotel. Otherwise, there’s a surface lot at the back where it’s hard to find spots and necessitates a long walk through the property to get to check-in and the room towers. Use the self-parking garage at Paris Las Vegas to save all this hassle. The two resorts are connected through the Le Boulevard shops, so you’ll enter right in the center of Bally’s casino.
Good to know:
Not all views are created equally. If you splurge on the Jubilee Tower, you should also splurge on the view. The north side of this tower faces The Cromwell and Flamingo, which isn’t a bad thing, however over on the south side you’ll have awesome views of the Bellagio Fountain and Eiffel Tower.
Bally’s opened in 1973. Parts of the casino haven’t been remodeled in some time and do feel outdated. But if you’re into classic Vegas, you’ll come across touches of old elegance – like the curved staircase that leads from the restaurants into Bally’s Avenue Shops. Set off by mirrors at the top and water features on each side, stepping down these stairs feels like going back in time. There is valet and self-parking. Rates vary, so click here for details.