The 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is upon us and everyone at PokerNews and in the poker community is tingling with excitement and anticipation for what should be the biggest and best WSOP in history.
Many of you who are reading this article will be seasoned WSOP veterans and have already booked your flights and accommodation, but a significant number of you will be sat there weighing up your options and wondered where the best places are to stay in Las Vegas during the 2014 WSOP.
If that second sentence describes you, you’re in for a treat because UK & Ireland PokerNews has selected a handful of Las Vegas hotels and provided a little blurb, review and price guide for each of them. Aren’t we nice?
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino
3700 West Flamingo Road
Mid-week Rates (Sun-Thu) $59
Weekend Rates (Fri-Sat) $149
One of the best features of the Rio is that you can finish your WSOP grind, take a short walk, jump into a lift and be in your room in a matter of minutes instead of having to work your way through traffic at the end of a 12-14 hour shift!
The Rio boasts 2,526 air-conditioned rooms, each having a fridge and minibar while pay movies and video-game consoles are also provided. Both wired and wireless internet is available for a surcharge.
The Palms Casino Resort
4321 W Flamingo Rd
Mid-week Rates (Sun-Thu) $59-69
Weekend Rates (Fri-Sat) $139
Another hotel that is popular with WSOP grinders is The Palms Casino Resort, which is only a short walk from the goings on at the Rio. The hotel itself has 703 air-conditioned rooms that have all the mod-cons you’d expect from a hotel.
Connected to the Casino Resort by the Skytube is the 47-story Palms Place that offers 24-hour valet and room service, perfect for those of you wanting to play poker all night long.
Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
4000 West Flamingo Road
Mid-week Rates (Sun-Thu) $29
Weekend Rates (Fri-Sat) $99
If you are on a budget and fancy some of the least expensive accommodation and food all within walking distance of the Rio then you can’t go wrong with the Gold Coast and its 711 air-conditioned rooms.
While the venue itself may not be the most luxurious when compared to other Las Vegas properties, it has a great atmosphere, is a poker blogger’s after-work haunt and even has $1 midnight bowling available! What’s not to like?
Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
3645 Las Vegas Blvd South
Mid-week Rates (Sun-Thu) $45
Weekend Rates (Fri-Sat) $105
Bally’s is great for those of you who want to be situated near the madness of the Strip yet don’t want to be a million miles away from the Rio. The hotel is massive and has 3,211 air-conditioned room with all the usual amenities expected from a Las Vegas hotel.
There is a regular shuttle service that goes from Bally’s to the Rio (via other Harrah’s properties) although it stops around 1:00am so you may have to use a taxi – or drive yourself – to get home after a particularly late night at the WSOP.
In Part 2 we’ll bring you a little insight into the famous Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, Aria and The Cosmopolitan so stay tuned!