Palms Casino Resort

User Rating based on 3 reviews

4.1

This place wants to be so hip it drives me nuts! Coconuts, that is.


A Quick Look

  • Location: Off-Strip
  • Hotel Class:
    4
     
  • Room Price:
    3
     
  • Hotel Size:1,300 rooms
  • Casino Size:95,000 sq. ft.
  • Gaming:Yes
  • Nightlife:
    3.5
     
  • Pool:
    4
     
  • Buffet:
    3
     

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The Skinny

During the week, Palms gets the locals by offering decent video poker, an okay buffet, and other staples of the off-strip resort. On weekends, they attract the young and beautiful people from L.A. with hipster nightclubs and a party atmosphere. Rooms aren't dirt cheap, but reasonably-priced for the quality, which is above average and stylish.

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Most Recent Reviews

I went to the Palms at the suggestion of my travel companion on this trip, he had stayed there a few times in the past. I had only set foot in the place once, a few years ago, on my way to the Playboy Club (now, sadly, closed). Booked the room...

play2live
Mar 11, 2013

I'm a fan of the Palms. They have great gambling, some of the best video poker you will find anywhere in town at the quarter level, and they treat repeat customers well. They send me free room offers during their slow times and I've taken...

adami
Sep 11, 2013
Our stay at The Palms was fine, can't really complain. The room was nice and clean. We had a corner room that was really big, with a great view. The room that we were given...
clebour
Mar 20, 2010

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Quick Facts

  • Check-in at 3pm
  • Check-out at 11am
  • 500+ Rooms
  • Near Attractions
  • High-Speed Internet
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Near Restaurants
  • Parking
  • Check-In Age - 21+

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Location:
4321 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
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Room Quality:

The rooms have an upscale Palm Springs or Florida feel to them, like your grandparents' house if your grandparents were cool and had hip furniture. The colors are the obligatory beige and earth tones, and the furniture has clean lines. "Deluxe" (regular) rooms are larger than average at 440 square feet, but nowhere near as the luxury joints on the Strip. Everyone gets a big ol' television. Rooms also include in-room safes, those way-overpriced mini-bar fridges, coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron and full-size ironing boards. Bathrooms are unspectacular, and not up to the standard set by the newer strip joints. The Superior rooms have Jacuzzi tubs (although bathrooms are still mediocre), better furnishings and nicer stereos, and are in the new "Fantasy" tower. The towers are tall and skinny, and there are only a dozen or so rooms per floor, so you're never far from the elevator. Views can be incredible if you can see the Strip from this side of the interstate. Or maybe you'll see the mountains. From there, you can upgrade to Palms Place, which has studio and multi-bedroom suites that are even swankier. If you're a total high-roller, pay the mega-premium and get one of the "fantasy suites" in the new tower. They're like the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo on steroids. 

Service Quality:

Good, but there seem to be a lot of young (and inexperienced) people working here and they sometimes don't have your interests at heart. Actually most of the people that work at Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas only care about their own interests and heart. 

What You Get Bottles of in the Bathroom:

La-dee-da, you won't smell like the hoi-polloi if you stay at Palms in Las Vegas because they have Aveda soaps as well as fancy shampoos and lotions. We usually scrub up with that pink scratchy powder you find in gas station bathrooms, so this is pretty deluxe.  Heck, they even have fluffy towels, and not a filthy rag on a roller.

Clientele:

On the weekdays Palms can be fairly quiet and you'll see a lot of locals hitting the slots and the sports book. On the weekends, bring your earplugs because the young California hipsters tend to scream very loud when they hit a nickel jackpot.

How's the Pool?

The pool at Palms is not so much used as a pool as it is as a socializing area. The pool area is off the casino floor. There is lots of room surrounding the pool for deck parties, hanging out, eating, dancing, drinking or meeting friends, but the pool itself is just okay. Palms Place pool on the 6th floor is a more relaxing choice.

Resort Fee:

Palms charges a $20 a night resort fee which includes internet , cardio center access, expanded shuttle service hours to and from Forum Shops on Las Vegas Blvd, and a daily newspaper.

Is it Worth It?

Yeah, it's worth it if you're willing to stay a little off the Vegas Strip. They have quite the gathering here on the weekends, so you won't be alone.

Hotel Amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurants
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Conference room(s)
  • Business Center
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Security Guard
  • Express Checkout
  • Shoe Shine
  • ATM/Banking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Services
  • Concierge Service
  • Event Catering
  • Wedding Services
  • Sauna
  • Free Guest Parking
  • Parking Garage
  • Car Service
  • Jacuzzi

Table Games:

A long casino floor because Palms is hoping for both young tourists and the locals. But table games are concentrated in a small area around a bar in the center. Look for blackjack, craps, roulette, Let It Ride, Pai Gow, a few of the trendy table games that come and go, and Baccarat, including a "high-limit" area where they use money to separate the rich from the stinky like us. If you ask us, money is the worst way to separate the rich from the rest because we always end up with the rest. Blackjack has some hand-held, but mostly is six-deck shoes with surrender.

Bet Minimums:

You're mostly going to find $10 minimums. Roulette has a $10 minimum. If you're a high roller, they have the Mint Lounge with special service and pricey games.  Keep your eyes peeled for that 6:5 blackjack nonsense, and if you see it, run away as fast as you can.

Machines:

Slots from a nickel to the sky. There are 2000 machines and that includes an insane number of the newer video slot machines and more dollar slots than should be allowed to legally assemble in one place. There's a ton of nickels, too.

Cocktails?

If you're serious about cocktails, head to Ghostbar. Everywhere else the drinks and service left us saying  "meh."

Who Gets Comps?

The slot clubs gives average comps on slots and VP.  They'll rate you for pretty much any play at the table, but don't expect much unless you average more than $50 per bet.

Number of TVs:

17 medium-sized TVs, one enormous one, and 28 smaller ones grace the top of this quite nice room.

Number of Seats:

140 or so seats for the man who loves horses. They all have mini TVs (50 with interactive betting stations) and the seats are nice desk chairs. One funny thing is that about half the race seats are reserved, and those that are have much nicer TVs. The sports area is considerably smaller with 19 very comfortable loungers and 24 chairs in a lounge area.

Number of Betting Windows:

6 for sports and 13 for racing. There are also 50 seats where you can make your wagers interactively. The board for sports results and lines is electronic, but the race board is handwritten in those magic erasable markers on white boards. We still don't get how those things work. We've spent hundreds of hours at Office Depot making a mess of our hands trying to get to the bottom of it, though.

Free Drinks?

You bet your booty they got free drinks, but only if you're betting. Wooowee!

Snack Bar?

Not in the sports book, but it's directly across the casino floor from the fast food outlets. Palms has 10 different restaurants to choose from, so you don't have to wander off too far to fill up your gut.

Other Notes:

The room is nice and the chairs are primo. It's a shame that there is such a small area for sports bettors.

Number of Tables:

Ten tables divided between two different rooms. One of the rooms is dedicated to no-limit and the other is the cheapskate room, as we lovingly call it.  The tables have goofy swipes of tropical color on them.

Comfort of Chairs:

Average, which is a downer compared to the other chairs, like in the sports book. Heck, maybe they'll let you drag a lounger in here. On the plus side, the chairs have wheels.  Whheeeeeeee.

Closed Room or Open to Casino?

The rooms are off the casino that is open and, unfortunately, gets all that slot machine racket.

Game Spreads and Limits:

$2-$4 and $4-$8 Hold 'Em in the low limit room. The $1-$3 and up No-limit games are $100-$200 buy-in.

Beginner Games or Classes:

The lowest limits might be safe for a rookie to wade into, but Palms doesn't offer any lessons.

How Crowded is the Room?

Well, one room is definitely cramped, the other ain't so bad. Crowded? You may end up waiting an hour to get into a game, but rarely more than that. If you find yourself yawning at the slots while you wait for a poker seat, check out other great Vegas poker rooms to bide your time.

Comps?

A buck an hour up to $24 a day, which would take, um, let's see, carry the four, subtract three... okay, about 63 hours, we think.

How Good Are the Players?

They are good, and bad. They have some top flight dealers in the room and they have drawn some good players. But this place draws boneheaded party boys like no other casino with a poker room, and some of them are emboldened by watching poker on TV. Imagine their surprise when they learn they don't get to see everyone's hole cars with probabilities.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

The weekends are crazy, but for the no-limit it may pay off.  There is a lot of loose, free money in this game on the weekends.

Palms Casino Resort Guest Rooms

Premier Guestroom

Premier Guestroom

Every guestroom in the Ivory Tower at Palms has been transformed into a modern, stylish Premier Guestroom. Looks like Palms hotel got a serious face lift with this room. The bathroom has spa elements and the pillow top king bed is a great place to catch some Z's. Chic wood elements, an LCD TV, and wi-fi make the Premier Guestroom a luxurious choice. The giant pair of eyes on the artwork adorning the room are a little creepy at first, but they grow on you. 

 

The Superior Guestroom

The Superior Guestroom

The room better be great if Palms is willing to call it The Superior Guestroom. 30" LCD TV and in-room internet and Wi-Fi ensure guests have all the comforts of home. The decor is contemporary, but warm hues and cozy furniture make this room feel inviting . The private jacuzzi bath is pretty darn inviting too. We like this room because it's elegant and the designers don't look like they were trying too hard to be "hip."

 

 

The Ivory Suite

The Ivory Suite

The remodeled Ivory Sweet is 1,000 square feet of pure luxury. Other rooms at Palms have the style, but the Ivory Suite has the space. Colorful furnishings pop against the sleek black and white decor. Enjoy a full bar, walk-in-closet and a living room. This room has class and sass and is more affordable than the suites on the Strip.

User Average Review

Overall:
4.1
Service:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.25
Location:
3
Room Quality:
4.5

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Overall:
3.75
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Location:
4
Quality:
3

adami Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 6/13

I'm a fan

I'm a fan of the Palms. They have great gambling, some of the best video poker you will find anywhere in town at the quarter level, and they treat repeat customers well. They send me free room offers during their slow times and I've taken advantage of it a couple times - I'm no high roller. I like its off strip location which still has easy access to the strip - free shuttles at the Palms and across the street at the Gold Coast. They have a couple clubs which are packed on the weekends, but slow during the week. Customer service is good, their buffet is a pretty good deal, and they have a decent movie theater, and a food court. The Palms is a good choice for people who are less than middle age, like to gamble, and not a first time visitor to Vegas (first timers should stay on the strip).

What they could do better:

They need to hire a few more cocktail waitresses for busy times, they could include some beach balls or something in the pool area, the booking service they use sends out what looks like a receipt for rack rate on a comp room - I had to call back to check on that after booking, the promo machines work as often as they don't, and the Superior room I was given last time was a little shabbier than expected.

Overall:
4
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
4
Quality:
5

play2live Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 2/13

Great first visit!

I went to the Palms at the suggestion of my travel companion on this trip, he had stayed there a few times in the past. I had only set foot in the place once, a few years ago, on my way to the Playboy Club (now, sadly, closed). Booked the room through an internet travel site, so was unsure of what to expect upon check-in.

We stayed Sun-Thurs in February, so I'm sure the place wasn't full. Got in after midnight Sunday/Monday morning due to delayed flight. Arrived, the desk clerk was very friendly, asked if it was my first time staying there. I told him it was. He checked through the computer, saw the room I had booked (Fantasy Tower King) and upgraded me to a suite for the duration of my stay, free of charge. I stayed in one of the corner suites in the Fantasy Tower, 11th floor. Had a nice sitting area with big screen TV and view, and then the big bedroom, King sized bed with views from 2 walls. As one set of curtains was behind the bed, the way to open/close was a switch on the wall. Very cool! The bathroom had 2 sinks/mirrors, a whirlpool bath and separate stand up shower, enclosed in glass. The "wall" behind the sinks were really floor-to-ceiling windows with another wall switch to raise the curtain. Room quality was top notch. However...upon check in, there were items left from the last guest who stayed in the room. On the floor of the living room were some menus and scrap papers. On the floor of the bathroom was a used washcloth, it was dry and stiff, appeared to have been there for a few days at least. I wasn't planning on staying in the room much so I wasn't too bothered by it, although I probably could have parlayed that into some more free goodies.

The casino was nice, although fairly small, it seemed. Only a small portion of a small casino floor was dedicated to table games. They only had 1 craps table running unless it was really packed, then they would open a 2nd. They usually had anywhere from 2-5 blackjack tables going, $5 mins at both craps and blackjack per the posters and marquee around the property. I love the $5 tables. Very friendly and knowledgeable dealers, too. Look for Angela if you go, she's great. Also had Blackjack Switch and the other Pai Gow/3 card poker, etc. I guess Fri-Sun nights they open their scantily clad dealer area for a few table games. The Blackjack was 6:5 though, so I advise steering clear.

Ate at the buffet there for a few meals, and one of the restaurants for the Monday morning 2AM breakfast. Only bad service was the 2AM meal, the waiter took forever to get our orders and even longer to get the drinks we wanted. I'm not sure it was his fault, they seemed to be running on a skeleton crew and the place had a few tables going. Just seems like a Vegas casino eatery would be better prepared.

All in all I really enjoyed the place, although the location is a bit out-of-the-way. Within comfortable walking distance to the Gold Coast and Rio, and that's about it. I suppose if you've done the Strip thing and didn't like downtown, give the Palms a shot. I hear they have 2 great night clubs, too, but that's not really my cup of tea. I must say, the free upgrade probably sways my opinion of the place in a positive manner, but that's what upgrades are supposed to do! Also, be aware they charge the dreaded resort fee, I think it was $22 per night or some crap like that. Still, worth checking out, if only for the $5 tables. Good luck!

1 Users Reviewed Palms Casino Resort on www.earlyvegas.com and lasvegas.nyctourist.com

Overall:
4.25
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
2
Quality:
5

clebour would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 02/28

The Palms Hotel las Vegas Review

Our stay at The Palms was fine, can't really complain. The room was nice and clean. We had a corner room that was really big, with a great view. The room that we were given was modern and hall of the basic necessities. (Loved the bathroom amenities).We stayed at this hotel for three nights and thought about changing simply because it is not located directly on the strip. It is 2 large blocks away and you really need to jump into a cab to get over there. After thinking it out, we decided it would be too much of a hassle to switch hotels and everything else about this hotel was really nice. Loved, loved, loved the nightclub there. Simple to stumble back to our room after leaving at the early morning hours. The pools at The Palms are great. Excellent service too.

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Overall:
4
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
4
Quality:
5

play2live Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 2/13

Great first visit!

I went to the Palms at the suggestion of my travel companion on this trip, he had stayed there a few times in the past. I had only set foot in the place once, a few years ago, on my way to the Playboy Club (now, sadly, closed). Booked the room through an internet travel site, so was unsure of what to expect upon check-in.

We stayed Sun-Thurs in February, so I'm sure the place wasn't full. Got in after midnight Sunday/Monday morning due to delayed flight. Arrived, the desk clerk was very friendly, asked if it was my first time staying there. I told him it was. He checked through the computer, saw the room I had booked (Fantasy Tower King) and upgraded me to a suite for the duration of my stay, free of charge. I stayed in one of the corner suites in the Fantasy Tower, 11th floor. Had a nice sitting area with big screen TV and view, and then the big bedroom, King sized bed with views from 2 walls. As one set of curtains was behind the bed, the way to open/close was a switch on the wall. Very cool! The bathroom had 2 sinks/mirrors, a whirlpool bath and separate stand up shower, enclosed in glass. The "wall" behind the sinks were really floor-to-ceiling windows with another wall switch to raise the curtain. Room quality was top notch. However...upon check in, there were items left from the last guest who stayed in the room. On the floor of the living room were some menus and scrap papers. On the floor of the bathroom was a used washcloth, it was dry and stiff, appeared to have been there for a few days at least. I wasn't planning on staying in the room much so I wasn't too bothered by it, although I probably could have parlayed that into some more free goodies.

The casino was nice, although fairly small, it seemed. Only a small portion of a small casino floor was dedicated to table games. They only had 1 craps table running unless it was really packed, then they would open a 2nd. They usually had anywhere from 2-5 blackjack tables going, $5 mins at both craps and blackjack per the posters and marquee around the property. I love the $5 tables. Very friendly and knowledgeable dealers, too. Look for Angela if you go, she's great. Also had Blackjack Switch and the other Pai Gow/3 card poker, etc. I guess Fri-Sun nights they open their scantily clad dealer area for a few table games. The Blackjack was 6:5 though, so I advise steering clear.

Ate at the buffet there for a few meals, and one of the restaurants for the Monday morning 2AM breakfast. Only bad service was the 2AM meal, the waiter took forever to get our orders and even longer to get the drinks we wanted. I'm not sure it was his fault, they seemed to be running on a skeleton crew and the place had a few tables going. Just seems like a Vegas casino eatery would be better prepared.

All in all I really enjoyed the place, although the location is a bit out-of-the-way. Within comfortable walking distance to the Gold Coast and Rio, and that's about it. I suppose if you've done the Strip thing and didn't like downtown, give the Palms a shot. I hear they have 2 great night clubs, too, but that's not really my cup of tea. I must say, the free upgrade probably sways my opinion of the place in a positive manner, but that's what upgrades are supposed to do! Also, be aware they charge the dreaded resort fee, I think it was $22 per night or some crap like that. Still, worth checking out, if only for the $5 tables. Good luck!

Overall:
3.75
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Location:
4
Quality:
3

adami Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 6/13

I'm a fan

I'm a fan of the Palms. They have great gambling, some of the best video poker you will find anywhere in town at the quarter level, and they treat repeat customers well. They send me free room offers during their slow times and I've taken advantage of it a couple times - I'm no high roller. I like its off strip location which still has easy access to the strip - free shuttles at the Palms and across the street at the Gold Coast. They have a couple clubs which are packed on the weekends, but slow during the week. Customer service is good, their buffet is a pretty good deal, and they have a decent movie theater, and a food court. The Palms is a good choice for people who are less than middle age, like to gamble, and not a first time visitor to Vegas (first timers should stay on the strip).

What they could do better:

They need to hire a few more cocktail waitresses for busy times, they could include some beach balls or something in the pool area, the booking service they use sends out what looks like a receipt for rack rate on a comp room - I had to call back to check on that after booking, the promo machines work as often as they don't, and the Superior room I was given last time was a little shabbier than expected.