The casino at New York–New York is just like New York City itself: loud, boisterous, and incessant. The gaming floor has a decor that can be described as art deco meets neon-futuristic. Table limits are a little lower than the high-end Strip casinos, with most minimums starting at $10. Keep an eye out for the Party Pit, where (on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights) scantily clad women gyrate on platforms overlooking blackjack and roulette. Generally speaking, table games fan out from the Center Bar, while slot machines line the periphery of the casino. The oval-shaped high-limit table games and slots area feature ornate Murano crystal chandeliers and wood paneling. Sports bettors will be disappointed by New York–New York's race and sports book—the area sits in a corner by The Sporting House, and barely has enough seats for a professional basketball team.
Sep 12, 2012
Las Vegas is not exactly our "style", but we were going to a family wedding and decided to stay at one of the big hotel/casinos on The Strip. We read a bunch of reviews and had some concerns about staying at New York New York. To some extent, "you pay your money and take your chances" when you pick a hotel (unless you are paying top-dollar prices). We checked in really late (after midnight), and we requested a non-smoking room on the highest floor
possible. The desk clerk spent a long time trying to meet our request, and the selection must have been pretty limited at that hour. She gave us a room on the 26th floor, and we were happy enough with it for 5 nights. On the elevator, we met someone who was on another floor in a non-smoking room and he was most unhappy. Evidently, the halls were teeming with smoke and made his stay pretty bad. Our room had 2 windows that didn't look directly on the Strip, but toward the hills and Monte Carlo Hotel. We were very happy with the view of the hills on Sunday morning, as we watched hot air balloons come over the crest and float into the Las Vegas area. We do enjoy amenities of having a coffeemaker and small refrigerator, and missed these in the rooms. We understand that the hotel just wants to sell more in its bars and restaurants. There was a Starbucks downstairs, so we were able to buy coffees to enjoy in our room before going down to breakfast. The room was quite large, with 2 beds, 2 comfy chairs, small table and desk. The bathroom had an outer dressing area with sink and then a separate room for the toilet/shower. The noise level was fabulous--we never heard anything on any of the 5 nights. Overall, we would probably go back to this hotel if we ended up in Vegas again. We felt that it was a competitive rate for the Strip, and we did enjoy being able to walk to the other hotels for entertainment, meals, etc.