Rooms at this old-school property were renovated in 2013, which makes the reasonably priced Bally's Resort, in the heart of the Strip, an underrated choice for a Vegas vacation. If you like sports betting, check out the lively sports book, which feels more like an upscale sports bar. For something different, sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour at Jubilee Las Vegas, which lifts the proverbial curtain on one of the city's longest-running shows. Bally's is connected to Paris Las Vegas via a small shopping mall. It's one of the few Strip properties that still has tennis courts, and has a monorail stop at the rear of the property.
Sep 9, 2012
BALLY’S LAS VEGAS We booked and pre-paid for a, September 2012, 5 night, stay at Bally’s, a little over 4 months in advance, after seeing an online special that was a great price. Bally’s also advertised “No Resort Fees” which helped keep the cost down an additional $20 per night, which many hotels add to the final cost of each nights stay…in this case, it saved us an additional $100. Between the initial booking and our actual arrival,
email specials from Bally’s advertised that the room costs dropped twice…Bally’s credited the reduction for us both times, but, only after I called them about it, which I did immediately after seeing the email sale. Bally’s staff was very good about helping me get the credit. Conveniently, Bally’s is centrally located on the strip, making it easier to get around on the strip while walking. We arrived earlier than check-in by a few hours and although our original booked room wouldn’t be ready for a few hours, Bally’s cheerfully provided us with another room, that was ready, so we didn’t have to wait, which was in the South Tower, with north side windows, providing us a spectacular view of the strip looking north…especially at night. The room size was larger and roomier than that of rooms we’ve stayed in at the MGM Grand or the Flamingo and was adequately maintained, clean and comfortable. Conveniently, Bally’s connects directly to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino via a comfortable indoor connecting walkway mall with some small shops and places to eat along the way. Bally’s pool, although a bit smaller than that of the MGM or The Flamingo, was certainly adequate and there was plenty of space to enjoy the sun on the lounge chairs. There were limited areas to find shade while at the pool but, if you looked for it, away from the pool, it was available. Bally’s also has tennis courts available. Internet access was available for a daily fee of approximately $13.00 and there was no weekly discounted rate. There were a couple internet kiosks available for rent if you didn’t have a laptop with you or, if you wanted to go online to check email, surf the web or confirm your flight and print out your airline boarding pass. My internet kiosk fees to print out my boarding passes cost $6.95…not too expensive but, 10 months earlier, we stayed at the MGM Grand and they had a bank of free kiosks available that were exclusively for confirming your flight and printing boarding passes at no charge…a great free feature for visitors of the MGM but, not available at Bally’s for free. The Las Vegas Monorail has a stop at Bally’s, making it easier to use the Monorail which covers stops starting at the MGM Grand station at the south and ends at the Sahara Station at the north. Our stay at Bally’s was enjoyable and most importantly, the room was clean. Being centrally located on the strip, Bally’s was very easily accessible to other hotel casinos and features on the strip. Every Bally’s staff member I encountered was polite, friendly and helpful. To avoid any long checkout lines, using the in-room checkout, via the interactive TV was a breeze. I would not hesitate to repeat a stay at Bally’s Las Vegas in the future.
Nov 5, 2008
We stayed here one night and we were pleasantly surprised. No reservations, we arrived in LV mid-week in mid-November. No problem for a room but we wanted a deal. Tried Paris but they were a little pricy and they suggested we try Bally's (all owned by Harrah's). We asked to see the room before we committed and we were given a suite for the price of an entry level room. It was fantastic. We spent a whole of 2 hours in there as we partied the
rest of the 22 hours on the strip. We just needed a safe place to leave our valuables. I would go back but I have read that there are 2 towers: once which has been renovated and the other which hasn't. I have no idea if this is true. If it is, I would venture to say we stayed in the renovated tower. Our room was better than Ceasar's (surprise!!!!) This is not my first choice in Vegas but I would go back. Hotel itself is a little older. Not the greatest restaurants and stuff but if all you want is the most centrally located room you can get for the money in a true 3.5 star place ==> stay at Bally's. Just a note on what I find soooooo annoying about the Harrah's properties. They have insisted on phasing out brand name food for their own "crappy" version. No more Starbucks, etc..... they only have their own and it is bad. This is one of the reasons my teenagers aren't interested in staying at Harrah's properties (unlike the MGM Grand Hotels which continue to offer people what they want).