4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV | Directions 8910936.109012 -115.153852
Love 6am construction, literally outside your window... – Went to this place for a WEC MMA fight... the venue is very small, but I like that... you can come in and out of the venue without any issues... walk up to the bar, buy some $12 drinks... outstanding! A couple fights I wasn't interested I headed out to the casino and won a couple hundred.. that's always nice. Long story short... my bitterness stems from the construction outside my room. Ok, I get it, you're remodeling the hotel. But freaking 6:30am start time... in VEGAS? forgedaboudit. i'll try and post a picture...
ok, i was able to add the photo of the 6:30am construction... check it out above...
messy people – I just wish I could give the Hard Rock pool 3 fab points. It's LLE, bitches.
The pool is sooo....
The hard rock pool is that one place i just. kinda. really. wanna. love.
I wish I felt love for Relax Pool Parties. I want to give them our highest rating...I just can't.
Now- I know that Relax and Rehab are very different. In fact, I have yet to enter the dangerous, cutthroat world of Rehab. Going to Rehab on a Sunday requires about a 40 pound deficit and 4 inch heels. Relax doesn't require all that jazz- cause it isn't a modeling contest.
But I think I'm not the only one who knows that.
In fact, I think that Relax kinda treats it's goers as C-level while Rehab is treated as quite A-list indeed. Herein lies my conflict.
I'm a local- I want to looovvveee Relax.
And I just do not....
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Reinterpreting the swanky vibe of old Vegas for the rock-and-roll generation. – The Draw
Las Vegas' undisputed king of rock-and-roll hotels, the Hard Rock signaled the trend of a newer, cooler Vegas ever since it opened its gold guitar-handled doors in 1995. True, it's set off the beaten Strip path, but this place has no trouble reeling in the crowds thanks in large part to its two not-so-secret weapons: The Joint and the Beach Club. The former is the music venue which has seen everyone from The Rolling Stones to Velvet Revolver rock its stage, while the latter is an outdoor playground featuring a nearly mile-long pool replete with a sandy shore, thatched roof cabanas and walking hard bodies in perpetual "Spring Break" mode.
By Sin City standards, the casino itself is relatively small, with a simple circular layout--but that's a good thing. It makes elbow rubbing between celebrities (often spotted playing blackjack) and hot singles inevitable. Along with the "Tower of Power," an imposing display of LCD monitors, guests can pore over the mind-numbing amount of rock memorabilia, ranging from Axl's guitar to vintage Beatles merchandise and a wall devoted to Elvis. The calmest part of the hotel: The spacious, minimally decorated rooms, set with rare tour posters and French doors (which actually open), and amenities like a Bose CD stereo system, cotton robes and cable TV.
Hits: The pool area is truly unbeatable and the on-site restaurant choices--Mr.Lucky's 24-hour diner, Nobu, Ago and Pink Taco--make it unecessary to step foot onto the Strip. Plus, how cool is it to get into a leopard-print elevator and have (the non-Muzak version of) Aerosmith blasting?
Misses: Those who want to shop with their winnings will have to head out to one of the other big casinos--the few onsite boutiques are pretty one-note and limited.
fun hotel – Their pool is great if you like to show of your bod or check out others. Plus they actually play decent (comparably) music in their casino, as I should hope they would. And I loved the flat screens and purple shiny bedspreads, best hotel decor I've seen in Vegas. Body English was just ok, I wouldn't pay to get in.
Not so good – Well I had been here when they opened and totally forgot what it was like so I recently went back with my boyfriend on a trip for the weekend. I remember why I had forgot it. The casino area is dinky, and I do mean tiny. The little area that they have for shopping doesn't have too much variety in it and it's a little overpriced. The 24/7 diner that we went to really was horrible for service and food. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone I liked, unless they gave you a free room.
If your under 35, you shouldn't be anywhere else – I have stayed at the Hard Rock at least 7 times, and never been disappointed. I usually go on busy weekends (4th of July, Labor day). If this is when you are going, book early, and call and check your reservation at least a few weeks out, I have heard horror storys with them being overbooked and had to be moved to other hotels. The pool is INSANE, do not miss Rehab on Sundays. Its enough to make you work out all year long. Luckys is great at 7 am and there is always something (or someONE) to do. If I am going to Vegas to party, there is nowhere else I would rather stay.
Don't stay here if you want a comfortable night's sleep! – Room is nicely decorated. Each room has a different color comforter and they are pretty nice and reasonably soft. What's not soft are the sheets. I don't know if they starch them, I couldn't get an answer when I asked housekeeping, but w/ the air being so dry, my skin was dry and the sheets were like sandpaper on my elbows. It was pretty bad and rubbed them raw after 2 nights. BUT on the bright side, the rooms have approx. 48" plasma television. They're cheap plasma's but still a nice big television versus other hotels. Not that many channels to choose from if that matters. 2 or 3 of them are Hard Rock Channels. Elevators are spaced pretty well so it's not too far of a walk to your room, unlike MGM.
The check-in process was a bit ridiculous. Maybe too many rock stars staying there wrecking the rooms, but they have a 4 part contract you have to read that is directed to room damage and check out procedures. It's a bit over the top and authorizes them to charge for ANYTHING! The guy checking us in assured us, it's "the new check in" procedure you would find all over Las Vegas, but we also stayed at the Rio and THAT was a standard check in. I don't know what's up with this hotel.
I don't plan on staying there anymore. Too many other hotels to choose from and the sheets are horrible! But I will 100% recommend staying at the Hard Rock Seminole Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. They are awesome and their hotel and casino is wonderful!
Oh yeah, the Hard Rock Pool is apparently the HOT spot...you have to get a pool wristband like you are back in college, on spring break. Our room was high up and we had an awesome view, with a single step out balcony. That was a bonus for sure!
Horrendous customer service – We arrived at 11:00am and were informed that our room would be ready b/t then and 3:00pm. We didn't get a room until after 4:00pm. The carpet in our room was very wet. When we complained, all we got was $30 deducted from our bill - the total bill, NOT the price per night. When one of the ATMs malfunctioned and ate our money, no one would be of any assistance to us at all. We wanted to spend money in their casino, but couldn't get the cash to spend and they didn't care. The housekeeping was awful. Our toiletries were never replaced, the bed was never fully made, and so forth. I've experienced better service at a Travelodge. There are plenty of other hotel-casinos in Vegas, stay at one of those. Never before I have experience such horrible customer service.
The Best! – Excellent Staff, Service, rooms/suites, restaurants & awesome pool.
Mostly late 20's-30's crowd but I, in my 60's, am perfectly comfortable thanks to a young staff eager to please their guests.
I have stayed at Hard Rock 30+ times in the 10 years they've been opened & never had a less than perfect experience with either staff or guests....the kids are FUN!
Pool is wonderful, cabana is the way to go if you're over 30, high above the crowd & your own small pool just steps away.
Suites are truly suites with door separating living room from bedroom & I simply LOVE having the double doors (2 sets in suites) that open onto small alcony for fresh air!
Casino is small but friendly & caters more to Table Gamers than Slots.
Simon's Restaurant is awesome!
Do not stay here if you are over 25 – If you want to hang out with a bunch of drunken losers and be treated by the staff like a drunken teenager/frat boy this is the place for you. It was like spring break and they treat you like they are managing that type of crowd.
Our room was not cleaned for 3 days -even after repeated calls to housekeeping, the music from the pool is so loud that you can hear it in your room everyday from 9am - 7pm. The staff acts like they have had a collective lobotomy and are unable to handle the most simple tasks and requests.
The pool is great but you need to get up at 8am or no chair.
I have stayed hear in the past because of their excellent service. It is unfortunate that this property has sunk so low.
Trust me there are much better places to stay in Vegas
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