The Primo Vegas team has been visiting Vegas on an ongoing basis since the early 2000s, and truth be known, until a few weeks ago, we had never stayed at Bally’s.
We were scared to stay there. We figured the place was would be old and outdated and not pleasant .. so we avoided it. Instead we stayed at nearby properties including the Flamingo, Mirage, Linq, and Paris. But we had this pre-conceived notion that Bally’s was off our list.
When we made our most recent Vegas hotel booking, we noticed that Bally’s was pretty much the lowest cost property in the central strip area. End of June visits can be costly as room prices tend to escalate in Vegas as the summer starts to sizzle.
Paris and Linq were pricing out in the $70 to $100 per night range, plus resort fees. But Bally’s was only $35 plus resort fees. What a hell of a deal. And we have seen this sort of pricing for Bally’s in the past, so we decided to give it a try. This was the opportune time for us to check out staying at Bally’s, and same a decent amount of money at the same time. So here goes our review:
We arrived early around lunch time, and as we were keen to use the pool to relax after our inbound flight, we happily paid the $20 early room access fee, instead of waiting until 2 pm. When you think about it, by the time you stand in line twice to deliver and collect your bags with the concierge, and tip them, your time in Vegas is worth some decent coin. Certainly ours is. So we went straight up to our room, got changed and hit the pool (continued below).
First impressions: The halls are bright, clean, wide, and well maintained, and nicely appointed. No lesser than Paris in our opinion. And the room was massive, clean, well appointed, and had everything we needed. Zero problems to report. My spouse is a fanatic when it comes to checking the mattresses for bed bugs. She did her inspection and the beds were good.
As for the bathroom, what a pleasant surprise. Lovely marble floors, shower enclosures and countertops, and on par with what you’d find next door at Paris. Soaps, shampoos and lotions were available as to be expected.
We actually could not believe that we had over-looked this property for so long. Probably a lot of people do for the same reason. But given that the property is connected to Paris, the location was ten out of ten for us.
We did spent our first afternoon at the Bally’s pool, which was pleasant enough and not too crowded. But you did have to search for shade, but there were trees and it was available. But the following day we decided to use the Paris pool instead because morning share is a lot more abundant at Paris than Bally’s pool. Bally’s guests can use any Caesar’s group hotel pool simply by showing a room key. And the Paris pool was convenient as we ate our breakfasts at the coffee shops across from the Le Village Buffet.
Bally’s offers guests a very comfortable and affordable stay. Beds are comfortable. Shower pressure and water temperature are perfect. Front desk staff are friendly. And overall we’d rate our Bally’s stay a strong ten out of ten, and excellent value for money. If you decide to book with Bally’s, please tell them you read about them on Primo Vegas.