Location – For as long as most of us can remember, Bally’s has held a coveted spot on the southeast corner of the strip and Flamingo Rd. It’s neighbors on the other three corners include Drai’s, Bellagio, Flamingo and Caesars.
The Theme – Having opened in the early ‘70’s, the theme of Bally’s is distinctly old-school, despite several remodels and upgrades over the decades.
Rooms – Bally’s sports some of the cheapest rooms on the strip, even inside the more modern towers. Don’t expect an expansive size, but do expect to feel like a VIP on a budget – albeit one in 1978.
Restaurants – The restaurant selection may not seem like much in comparison to the big name neighbors of the hotel. But you do get a unique connection to Paris, which gives you access to a collection of exquisite dining:
BLT Steak – Bally’s famed steakhouse was tough to replace, but with its warm ambience and innovative menu, BLT Steak is fitting in nicely.
Sterling Brunch – Erase all the images that brunch in Vegas conjures and replace them with this Sunday-only extravaganza, where the main all you can eat fare is caviar and champagne.
Java Coast – Creative sweets are baked daily to perfectly complement the selection of roasted coffees and blended smoothies.
Nosh Snack Bar – The name says it all. This is where you come when you want something quick and good for on the go.
Sea – The Thai Experience – Exotic flavors from the Far East come alive in this flawlessly designed eating haven.
Buca di Beppo – Generations of Italian immigrants stand behind every plate served in this family style restaurant.
Tequila Taqueria – Let your taste buds come alive with a menu full of spicy Mexican fare, bubbling over with the fresh and inventive flair of our neighbors to the South.
Considering that you are right smack dab in the middle of the strip – and the hundreds of restaurants that reside there – the smaller sampling of eateries at Bally’s shouldn’t have any impact on your stay there.
Gambling – Having been built when people still came to test their luck, Bally’s has an expansive casino floor complete with a separate poker room and Race & Sports Book.
Shows – Featured musicians and classic magicians are rounded out by a hilarious dinner and a show ticket, just like the Vegas of yore. Tony –n- Tina’s Wedding is an improv experience, where you and the rest of the audience serve as “guests” to these nuptials gone wild.
Clubs and Bars – Live entertainment sets the tone at the hotel’s Indigo Lounge. This eccentric locale has become a hot spot for those who are seeking a subtle nighttime experience on the strip. With spot on service of hand crafted cocktails, and its abundance of cozy seating arrangements, there is no reason to rush back to your room.
The Day Club & Pool– The Blu Pool was built for swimming, and is one of the few on the strip where you can go off on the deep end. Palm trees dot the perimeter, while attendants walk from lounge to lounge catering to your every whim. Cabanas, complete with TVs and a frig, are also available if you have the urge to splurge on a full day at the pool.
Shopping – Found near the race & sports book, the Bally’s shopping promenade is perfect for finding an outfit in a pinch, or even décor for your wall back home. Over 20 specialty shops are featured, including a few spots to stop for a bite in between stores. Plus the amazing Grand Bazaar Shops are right outside the front door!
Other Cool Stuff –Hailed as being “Filthy and Funny” Bally’s 50 Shades! The Parody puts a new spin on the wildly popular smut book. Told from an entirely different angle, the premise is twisted and contorted into a hilarious and sexy live show that has quickly become a Vegas staple.
Worth the Stay? – Location and price aside, Bally’s on the Strip has seen more than its fair share of Vegas antics, yet still has a modern appeal that you can’t miss. If you’re shooting for ballin’ on a budget, but don’t want to miss out on the action, then this is a top hotel pick for you.