Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino is an off-Strip property that offers an energetic atmosphere and comfortable accommodations.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The resort is perhaps best known for hosting the World Series of Poker, the game’s longest running tournament in the world. The annual event attracts more than 100,000 entrants from more than 100 nations.
While the décor in the standard rooms is a bit blasé, the floor-to-ceiling windows and ample seating make the rooms comfortable enough to spend a good amount of time in. Upgraded suites – everything from reasonable splurges to “the per night rate for this luxury suite is more than the average mortgage but it comes with 24-hour butler service” are available for those looking to kick things up a notch (or 12).
Bathrooms in the standard rooms are simple but with ample counter space for spreading all your things out.
Bright colors and decorative, swirling patterns overwhelm the eyes as you make your way from the entrance to the front desk. It doesn’t overdo the Rio theme, but the brightness and energy is there.
The Rio pool area features four pools, three Jacuzzi-style spas, waterfalls, a sand beach and two bars. Additionally, VooDoo Beach at Rio is available for the 21 or older crowd. There, European-style bathing (aka, topless) is allowed for women who wish to avoid those dreaded tan lines.
Located in the quieter part of the resort, near its convention facilities, Rio Spa & Salon includes 15 treatment rooms and a variety of services.
Carnival World & Seafood Buffet features more than 300 dishes from around the world. Other options are moderately priced restaurants, including Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho.
VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub offers a sensational view of the city and flair bartenders serving speciality cocktails like the Witch Doctor. An abundance of rambunctious women can be found at Flirt Lounge, located right outside the Chippendales Theatre. For a classier experience, the wine bar at Wine Celler & Tasting Room offers more than 100 wines by the glass.
Cabs and rideshare services are your best bet for getting from this off-Strip resort to other resorts or attractions around the city. Luckily, those are easy to find and trip should be short.
Tip: Don’t attempt the trek from Rio to Las Vegas Boulevard. It might not seem long on paper, and you will certainly see people doing it, but it isn’t particularly scenic or inviting. The walk is along a fast-moving, high-speed thoroughfare and includes going over a massive freeway. You are better off just grabbing a cab.
Skip anything walkable. For the best food options, you'll want to grab a ride over to the Las Vegas Strip.
The Palms across the street is your best option for happening drinking spots off site.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Staying off-Strip isn’t ideal for some but the Rio has some perks that make it worth considering. Plus, a pulled-back view of the Strip is hard to beat.