Logan knows Las Vegas so well that researching accommodation for our stay was a fun task. We wanted a good, mid-strip location without a huge price tag. As with most hotel casinos the Sunday-Thursday nights are a much lower price than Friday and Saturday nights.
When just Logan and I visited in 2010 we stayed at The Flamingo so we would have liked to have stayed there again but the numbers just didn’t work out. We ended up booking at The Linq Las Vegas Strip Hotel and Casino as it is also a Wyndham property and so would count towards our Wyndham Rewards points. When we visited Vegas in 2010 this property was called Imperial Palace and it was then The Quad and now its The Linq (owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation).We booked a ‘deluxe room, two doubles’ which is their entry level room type and it gave us –
- Two double beds
- Mini fridge
- 47-inch LED flat-screen TV
- Bathroom with shower, vanity and toilet
- Wi-Fi (which is restricted to just two devices connected each day) We don’t understand this but it is common across all Caesars properties we have stayed at.
One thing we really like about the casino hotels – black out curtains.Sadly we weren’t a high enough tier on our rewards program to get complimentary parking and we weren’t happy to pay $12 USD/$18 NZD per day to ‘self park’ our car at The Linq, even though we were guests. Valet parking is about $24 USD per day. We aren’t sure what the ‘resort fees’ go towards besides Wi-Fi (which is also restricted to just two devices connected each day) and the pool, which was closed anyway when we visited in late November and is only for those aged 21+. Logan found the closest place with free self parking – Treasure Island (TI), about a 1 km walk away. There aren’t many Strip hotels with free parking now.
- McCarran International Airport – 4.5 kms
- Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign – 5.2 kms
- Downtown Las Vegas, Fremont Street Experience – 7.3 kms
We walked around The Strip, nothing is really too far away. If using the monorail there is a station right at the end of the promenade – ‘Harrah’s & The LINQ Station’, 3535 S Las Vegas Blvd. Uber is easy to use and many of the hotels/casinos have designated ‘Uber Pick Up’ locations as the resorts can have many different entrances/exits on different streets.
Price = $117.39 NZD per night (included taxes and resort fees)