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?
In Part 1 of 2014 World Series of Poker: Where You Should Stay we looked at the Rio, Gold Coast, Palms and Bally’s. Today we’re taking a peek at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the Bellagio, Caesars Palace and Aria. Enjoy!
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Mid-week Rates (Sun-Thu) $180
Weekend Rates (Fri-Sat) $240
Located on the Strip, the Cosmopolitan is a major hit for the twenty-somethings that visit Las Vegas looking for fun and frolics in the Nevada desert. The Cosmo’s 2,995 spacious rooms are quite expensive but luxury does cost money!
In the Cosmo’’s complex are amenities such as a salon, spa and a high-end shops while the big night time attraction is the Marquee nightclub and a three-storey bar that exists inside of a crystal light fixture called The Chandelier!
3600 South Las Vegas Blvd
Mid-week Rates (Sun-Thu): $129
Weekend Rates (Fri-Sat): $179
The massive Bellagio boasts 3,933 rooms, each featuring iPod docking stations and minibars, and of course those world famous, mesmerising fountains!
Bellagio is also where you will find Bobby’s Room where all games are played with stakes of $400/$800 or higher and is often frequented by legends such as Doyle Brunson. The poker room of the Bellagio has 39 tables and spreads cash games of all stakes.
Other Bellagio highlights include “O” by Cirque du Soleil, and being able to indulge in VIP bottle service at The Bank or Hyde.
3570 Las Vegas Blvd South
Mid-week Rates (Sun-Thu): $110
Weekend Rates (Fri-Sat): $180
Caesars Palace is world renowned for its lavish accommodation in each of its 4,000 rooms and service that makes its guests feel like they are royalty! The iconic hotel is the home to some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas such as a Nobu, Bacchanal Buffer, Rao’s and Gordon Ramsey.
Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter
3730 South Las Vegas Blvd
Mid-week Rates (Sun-Thu) $99
Weekend Rates (Fri-Sat) $139
Aria has 4,004 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars and flat-screen televisions among it luxurious surroundings. It is the centrepiece of the CityCenter Las Vegas and as a result brings unique eating experiences, a bustling nightlife and Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil.
Aria’s poker room is considered by many to be the best in Las Vegas, which in turn attracts a tougher crowd of players. Don’t forget to check out Ivey’s Room where the biggest games are held at Aria.
The hotel is 2.2 miles from the Rio so you will need to jump in a taxi or take one of the free shuttles dotted around the Strip to get to the WSOP.
That concludes Part 2, in Part 3 we will bring you a few details about Planet Hollywood, Paris Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Flamingo and The Quad.