Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

4455 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada, 89169, USA

This sprawling resort is a shrine to rock and roll—with rock tributes, exhibits, and authentic memorabilia everywhere. An all-suites south tower, dubbed HRH Tower, opened in January 2010. Across the board, rooms are adorned with sleek furnishings, Bose CD-stereos, and flat-screen plasma TVs that show continuous music videos on one channel. The poker room is a big hit among serious cardsharps. The concert space, The Joint, features top national rock bands, some of whom take up residency for weeks or months. Bands such as Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, and Santana have played extended runs at The Joint. The Hard Rock's pool area is a tropical beach–inspired oasis with a "floating" bar, private cabanas, and swim-up blackjack; it doubles as a favorite filming location for popular TV shows. Very crowded (but fun) public areas offer plenty of opportunities for people-watching; the crowd tends toward young partiers. It's possible to score reasonable rates here on weeknights.

PROS

  • party central
  • great restaurants (Pink Taco and Culinary Dropout) and pool
  • lively casino

CONS

  • rowdy crowd
  • close but not quite close enough to the Strip

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 702-693–5000 | 800-473–7625

HOTEL DETAILS

1,412 rooms, 92 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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