Rio Las Vegas

User Rating based on 4 reviews

3.7

Holy Guacamole! Where else does your host carry fruit on her head?


A Quick Look

  • Location: Off-Strip
  • Hotel Class:
    4
     
  • Room Price:
    3
     
  • Hotel Size:2,500 rooms
  • Casino Size:120,000 sq. ft.
  • Gaming:Yes
  • Nightlife:
    2
     
  • Pool:
    3.5
     
  • Buffet:
    3
     

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The Skinny

Even though the Rio Las Vegas is about as Brazilian as a senior center's Mardi Gras party, it's nice here. Large rooms, a great pool, and loads of restaurants. It's not one of the hotels on the Strip, but it's close and the shuttle there is free!

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Most Recent Reviews

OK I see all these scathing reviews so here's my 2 cents;

Stayed here in July/2010 Thurs-Sun.

Check in was easy we arrived at airport at 1045, picked up our rental car in 5 min, drove to RIO in 5 min, and checked in in 2...

justintimetwo
Apr 6, 2012

We arrived at 11 pm and found ourselves waiting in line for approximately 45 mins. Once at the counter, the girl serving us proceeded to make us feel like idiots for having believed the Rio hotel rep. we had spoken to, Westjet, and our booking...

Zana
May 12, 2013
Just got back from our annual spring break trip to Vegas and this year we mixed it up a bit and stayed at The Rio. We were all a little low on funds and the room rates here were...
leilani79
Mar 19, 2010
Rio is a great Las Vegas hotel. The price is right. The rooms are very spacious. The colors and decor are very relaxing and pleasant. The service is very efficient. There is a lot...
TJ14
Feb 24, 2010

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Quick Facts

  • Check-in at 4pm
  • Near Attractions
  • 2000+ Rooms
  • Check-out at 11am
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Near Restaurants
  • Parking
  • Check-In Age - 21+

Info

Location:
3700 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
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Website:
www.riolasvegas.com

Room Quality:

The rooms at Rio Hotel Las Vegas are big at 600+ square feet. Most of the room is in a huge bedroom area. There are a king or two queen beds, a sofa and a table with two chairs. Each room has an iron, ironing board, hair-dryer, safe, refrigerator, separate dressing area with two sinks, and large bathroom. The views can be spectacular because the windows are wall to wall, floor to ceiling.

Service Quality:

Fair. The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino Las Vegas is humongous! They have their priorities, and their guests are on the top.

What You Get Bottles of in the Bathroom:

Shampoo/conditioner and hand lotion. Hey, Rio Las Vegas! Where is our old favorite, the sewing kit? It disappeared. Las Vegas' cost-cutting measures are killing us and our pants.

Clientele:

Folks in their 30s to 50s stay at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. There are a lot of rich and wannabe rich Californians. All the men seem to be required to own Tommy Bahama shirts and smoke cigars. The women often wear slinky black dresses, and an extraordinary number have fake boobs. If you have fake boobs, you'll fit right in. Unless you're a guy.

How's the Pool?

Bring a buck because you can't get to a Rio Hotel Las Vegas pool without someone showing you to a chair and giving you a towel. If you're thinking about sneaking in, think again. The pool is closed in winter. There is also the Sapphire pool area which is swankier and allows for topless bathing.

Resort Fee:

The resort fee is $18 at Rio. Guests receive internet for one device, local calls and fitness center access for two people.

Is it Worth It?

You get a lot of room to dance around in, and it's a short trip to the Strip, but without the high prices of staying on the Strip. In short, it's worth the lower prices.

Hotel Amenities

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

Table Games:

You name it and they have it: roulette, craps, blackjack, mini-baccarat, Caribbean Stud, Let It Ride, Pai Gow, and plenty of carnival games. They offer 3x4x5x odds on craps. It is a good place to gamble if you want a fancy atmosphere and attractive employees, and you don't mind losing a bit more.

Bet Minimums:

All we ever see is $5 for Let it Ride, $10 for craps, and $10 for blackjack, at the lowest.  Roulette is a $10 min.  Pai Gow is the same.  Don't forget that a lot of their tables pay 6:5 on blackjack.

Machines:

Slots from a penny to $500. The fact is that the Rio is a great place to stay and eat, but the gaming is just ok. Heck, somebody has to pay for all of the fruit on Rio Rita's head. You're not likely to find a full-pay VP machine, but from time to time there are some on the casino floor.

Cocktails?

The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino Las Vegas cocktail service is pretty standard for Vegas.

Who Gets Comps?

At the tables they will treat you coolly if you even asked to be rated at below $25 a hand. If you play $50 for four hours you will get a meal and a room discount. $150 or more for four hours and they will consider giving you a free room.  Although, a consistent slot or table player may see some mailers for free rooms at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino Las Vegas.

Number of TVs:

32, but some show keno, which is probably as much of a sporting event as televised poker.  Two big screens, which switch between racing and sports, depending on the importance of the day's events.

Number of Seats:

About 60 race desks, 40 of which have little TVs, seven booths in the back of the room and about 20 little tables in the Sports Deli.

Number of Betting Windows:

About 13. The sports signboards are electronic, but the race board is on the screen. And the minimum bets: $5 sports, $2 for racing, sometimes.

Free Drinks?

Sometimes. Occasionally a cocktail waitress will even ask you if you'd like a drink if you're there to take notes for a web site. If you're betting, ask for a drink ticket when you place your bet, though, and see what they say.

Snack Bar?

Sports Deli next door serves up grub right next door. Mah Jong is also close by for noodles.

Other Notes:

When Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino Las Vegas casino added its poker room to keep up with the hold-em craze, they hacked off a chunk of this room. Why couldn't they take out some slots?

Number of Tables:

Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino Las Vegas has ten tables packed into a section of what used to be the sports book. Most times about half to eight tables are running.

Comfort of Chairs:

They say World Series of Poker on them.  Whoop-de-doo.

Closed Room or Open to Casino?

This room is wide open and pretty noisy. A three-foot high wall partially "separates" it from the sports book but not the casino.  One table in the way back has yet another three foot wall around it.

Game Spreads and Limits:

Hold 'Em, Hold 'Em and more Hold 'Em. They deal what you see on TV because the clientele is mostly rookies who want to win big like they've seen on the boob tube. Games are 4-8 and up with a $1-$2 and $2-$5 no-limit game usually going as well.

Beginner Games or Classes:

There are free poker lessons but you need to make a reservation.

How Crowded is the Room?

Crowded. Expect an hour or more wait on busy weekends.

Comps?

A buck an hour up to eight bucks a day. How generous...

How Good Are the Players?

If you play tight-aggressive, you can make a fortune here because this place is crawling with loose jokers who know far less about poker than they think.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

They host the World Series of Poker here. 

Rio Las Vegas Guest Rooms

Deluxe room

Deluxe room

Featuring Las Vegas views from floor-to-ceiling windows, these suites range from 600 to 630 square feet, and each comes with one king bed, or two queens for a little bit more. Kick back with something from the minibar in the sitting area, or relax in bed watching movies or playing games on the 32-inch TV. The marble bathroom has a shower/tub combination, as well as a vanity in a separate dressing area.

Strip View Rooms

Strip View Rooms

With panoramic views of The Strip from floor-to-ceiling windows, this 600- to 630-square-foot suite comes with one king bed. You get a minibar, Internet access for a charge, and a 32-inch TV. But if you ever decide to leave the room, lock your valuables in the safe and head out to explore. Make a note of which room is yours so when you're walking down the Strip you can keep an eye on all your stuff that wouldn't fit in the safe.

Masquerade Tower Room - Pet Stay

Masquerade Tower Room - Pet Stay

Las Vegas views from floor-to-ceiling windows and 600- to 630-square-feet of room with one king or two queen beds. Pretty much the same as the rest of the rooms, the minibar, large sitting area, a safe, TV, and bathroom with a separate dressing area. With this room, smoking is permitted, and bonus, you can bring your pet! Don't let your furry friends miss out on all Vegas has to offer!

Masquerade Suite

Masquerade Suite

Featuring those great Las Vegas views from floor-to-ceiling windows, there's one king bed in a 1,600-square-foot suite! Do the math, that's plenty of room for dancing around, entertaining, whatever you want to do with it! Mix a drink at the wet bar or mini bar and get the party started. You get a special upgraded sound system and 32-inch TV. The main bathroom has a jetted tub and walk-in shower, as well as a vanity in a separate dressing area as well as a second half bath. You're sure to come up with plenty of ways to use up all this space!

User Average Review

Overall:
3.7
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
4.25
Location:
2.75
Room Quality:
3.75

Based on 4 reviews

Rating Distribution

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Rio Las Vegas Reviews

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Overall:
1.75
Service:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
1
Quality:
1

Zana Would not recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 5/13

Not worth the savings

We arrived at 11 pm and found ourselves waiting in line for approximately 45 mins. Once at the counter, the girl serving us proceeded to make us feel like idiots for having believed the Rio hotel rep. we had spoken to, Westjet, and our booking agent about what we were going to get in terms of our rooms. My friend and I were not staying in one room; but both of us got the exact same deal which meant we DID NOT have a view of the strip, a soaking tub, or a king sized bed! What we got was a view of the mountains, two queen sized beds, a regular bathtub with filthy tiles and lots of lots of attitude when we both said that we hadn't signed up for this! However, since we were both exhausted and hungry, we took our keys and made way to our rooms. The Rio provides a Tassimo coffeemaker and two paper cups but nothing else. I thought this was an oversight of the hotel and so I called the front desk asking where the pods were; had they simply forgotten to place them in my room? The response I got was that the hotel can provide the pods but at $8.00 for a box of three. I have to stayed at Travelodges where complimentary coffee was found in the room. Anyway, like I said, we were hungry so we made our way back downstairs in order to find a place to eat. After walking the 1.5 mile trek back to the elevators, we came across the Grill situated in the centre of the Casino just off of the Ipanema towers. We were greeted, our drink orders were taken, and the wrong ones were delivered. The restaurant was not busy but not only were we given the wrong drinks, but we were also ignored for the next 20 mins.; so we left. Since it was way passed midnight, closer to passed midnight at this point and we were both becoming listlessly from starvation, we pounced on the Burger King we found a half mile into the casino and ate a typical fast food meal for less than $10. The room itself was not worth the money we paid mainly because despite the claim that it spans over 600 sq feet, it sure didn't seem that big... the walls were as thin as rice paper...you can hear the next room's toilet at all hours of the day... Overall, I would not recommend it at all. Sorry Rio.

Overall:
4.75
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
4
Quality:
5

justintimetwo Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 7/10

RIO 2010 Very Good Stay GREAT STAFF

OK I see all these scathing reviews so here's my 2 cents;

Stayed here in July/2010 Thurs-Sun.

Check in was easy we arrived at airport at 1045, picked up our rental car in 5 min, drove to RIO in 5 min, and checked in in 2 minutes.

The main desk staff was great, the gentleman checked his computer and told us that they were still cleaning our room and then realized he had an open room and immediately gave us that room. Mind you, our room was comped, but I have never had a really bad room except at Caesar's, where I'll never stay at again. Room was a little dated but clean. Housekeeping kept the room clean everyday without bothering my wife and I the entire trip.

Restaurants were a bit pricey but food was good. Get the Buffet of all Buffets if you plan on eating at the buffets its worth the price. You can eat at just about any Harrah's buffet for a 24 hour period unlimited. RIO's brunch is very good.

The pools were great, we go out when they open and try to leave by 11 before it gets too crazy with young drunk kids.

Now the best part the staff was great. I play craps and like to chat with the dealers. The crap's dealers were a great!! They were the best customer service I have ever had. They were experienced (always a plus), friendly, and always remembered a bet if I forgot. They gave my wife and I suggestions on other things besides gambling. Told us about hiking up Mt Charleston, shopping, etc. BEST DEALERS EVER!!

It was a winning trip so that made it even better.

All in all I would stay here again.

2 Users Reviewed Rio Las Vegas on www.earlyvegas.com and lasvegas.nyctourist.com

Overall:
4.5
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
3
Quality:
5

leilani79 would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 02/28

Spring Break at The Rio Las Vegas!!!!

Just got back from our annual spring break trip to Vegas and this year we mixed it up a bit and stayed at The Rio. We were all a little low on funds and the room rates here were lower than any other hotel that we were considering. Can you say NON STOP PARTY for 5 straight days/nights??!!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! Luckily, nobody got into any serious trouble and we all made it back alive! Spring Break in Vegas ROCKS! Loved the hotel and the vibe that was going on while we were there. The Rio isn't exactly on the strip however we certainly did a good job of getting ourselves around without any complaints. Stoked on the poolside action, and stoked on the casino. Loved the Vodoo Lounge upstairs with it's unreal view and the beautiful guys that we met there! We have already planned another return trip to The Rio as soon as school gets out! VIVA LAS VEGAS BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Overall:
3.75
Service:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Location:
3
Quality:
4

TJ14 would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 12/31

Rio All-Suite Hotel - A Las Vegas Casino Hotel

Rio is a great Las Vegas hotel. The price is right. The rooms are very spacious. The colors and decor are very relaxing and pleasant. The service is very efficient. There is a lot of actions and activities taking place at all time. The nightclub on the roof has an awesome view and is a very cool place. It was a very sweet stay. I recommend the Rio.

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Overall:
4.75
Service:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Location:
4
Quality:
5

justintimetwo Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 7/10

RIO 2010 Very Good Stay GREAT STAFF

OK I see all these scathing reviews so here's my 2 cents;

Stayed here in July/2010 Thurs-Sun.

Check in was easy we arrived at airport at 1045, picked up our rental car in 5 min, drove to RIO in 5 min, and checked in in 2 minutes.

The main desk staff was great, the gentleman checked his computer and told us that they were still cleaning our room and then realized he had an open room and immediately gave us that room. Mind you, our room was comped, but I have never had a really bad room except at Caesar's, where I'll never stay at again. Room was a little dated but clean. Housekeeping kept the room clean everyday without bothering my wife and I the entire trip.

Restaurants were a bit pricey but food was good. Get the Buffet of all Buffets if you plan on eating at the buffets its worth the price. You can eat at just about any Harrah's buffet for a 24 hour period unlimited. RIO's brunch is very good.

The pools were great, we go out when they open and try to leave by 11 before it gets too crazy with young drunk kids.

Now the best part the staff was great. I play craps and like to chat with the dealers. The crap's dealers were a great!! They were the best customer service I have ever had. They were experienced (always a plus), friendly, and always remembered a bet if I forgot. They gave my wife and I suggestions on other things besides gambling. Told us about hiking up Mt Charleston, shopping, etc. BEST DEALERS EVER!!

It was a winning trip so that made it even better.

All in all I would stay here again.

Overall:
1.75
Service:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Location:
1
Quality:
1

Zana Would not recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 5/13

Not worth the savings

We arrived at 11 pm and found ourselves waiting in line for approximately 45 mins. Once at the counter, the girl serving us proceeded to make us feel like idiots for having believed the Rio hotel rep. we had spoken to, Westjet, and our booking agent about what we were going to get in terms of our rooms. My friend and I were not staying in one room; but both of us got the exact same deal which meant we DID NOT have a view of the strip, a soaking tub, or a king sized bed! What we got was a view of the mountains, two queen sized beds, a regular bathtub with filthy tiles and lots of lots of attitude when we both said that we hadn't signed up for this! However, since we were both exhausted and hungry, we took our keys and made way to our rooms. The Rio provides a Tassimo coffeemaker and two paper cups but nothing else. I thought this was an oversight of the hotel and so I called the front desk asking where the pods were; had they simply forgotten to place them in my room? The response I got was that the hotel can provide the pods but at $8.00 for a box of three. I have to stayed at Travelodges where complimentary coffee was found in the room. Anyway, like I said, we were hungry so we made our way back downstairs in order to find a place to eat. After walking the 1.5 mile trek back to the elevators, we came across the Grill situated in the centre of the Casino just off of the Ipanema towers. We were greeted, our drink orders were taken, and the wrong ones were delivered. The restaurant was not busy but not only were we given the wrong drinks, but we were also ignored for the next 20 mins.; so we left. Since it was way passed midnight, closer to passed midnight at this point and we were both becoming listlessly from starvation, we pounced on the Burger King we found a half mile into the casino and ate a typical fast food meal for less than $10. The room itself was not worth the money we paid mainly because despite the claim that it spans over 600 sq feet, it sure didn't seem that big... the walls were as thin as rice paper...you can hear the next room's toilet at all hours of the day... Overall, I would not recommend it at all. Sorry Rio.