On the industrial flatlands of western Hollywood, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino serves as a magnet for pulsating Vegas-style entertainment and folks looking for 24 hours of casino, clubbing, and hedonism. Poker unfolds at 40 tables, to the delight of spectators, near a phalanx of slot machines, including 1,000 penny slots! A theater just off the gaming floor hosts extravaganzas; and a 5,600-seat live-performance venue showcases top performers, touring bands, and championship boxing. But the casino is just part of the story. The 4½-acre-pool complex, where a rock mountain doubles as a backdrop to a 182-foot-long waterslide, makes jaws drop. Partially embracing this landscaping is a starkly white 12-story tower. Room amenities include luxurious pillow-top beds dressed in Egyptian cottons, minibars, baths with natural light, plus complimentary Wi-Fi. Rooms and suites were upgraded in 2012 to create a more modern, chic feel. Dining options stretch from the memorabilia-packed Hard Rock Cafe for wings and burgers to Council Oak serving steak, chops, and seafood.