Location – Harrah’s Las Vegas is smack in the middle of the strip, flanked by Caesar’s Palace in the front, Drai’s to the south and the LINQ just to the north.
The Theme – No running theme runs through the halls and rooms of Harrah’s, unless you can call kitsch a theme. This is best highlighted by “Buck and Winnie Greenbacks” whose likeness makes for a statue in the middle of the casino floor.
Rooms – Nothing fancy here, not even your standard coffee maker, but for under $50 a night you can afford to go to Starbucks. The important thing is that the rooms are clean and comfortable, and give you a resting place surrounded by some of the strip’s biggest and best attractions.
Restaurants – You’ll find the selection of restaurants inside Harrah’s to be creative and fun, and all following that same theme of not breaking your bank.
Flavors, the Buffet – A diverse mix of flavors, the Harrah’s buffet has live cooking stations and all you can eat specials, making it a favorite hang-out for the hungry.
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill – Down home southern fare is accompanied by a vibrant live country music show.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – One of the hotel’s glammier joints, you can still get a juicy prime rib for a fair price.
Oyster Bar – A Vegas fave for years, Oyster Bar features an ocean sized sampling of freshly caught seafood.
Fulton Street Food Hall – An upgrade from the typical food court, the Food Hall features chef inspired dishes from all over the world.
Harrah’s may not have the celebrity chef selection you find in the more luxurious resorts, but it does offer a number of reasonably priced restaurants that will please your palate and your pocketbook.
Gambling – The Harrah’s casino is refreshingly modern, including the high tech race & sports book. Slot lovers flock from all over the world for the latest reels, penny machines and high payback percentages.
Shows – One thing Harrah’s is not short on is live entertainment. Here you can catch exclusive musical acts, Menopause – The Musical, and the seductive X Country variety show. Comedy also reigns supreme both with the quirky Mac King and the hotels own Improv Comedy Club. Be sure not to miss Big Elvis inside the Piano Bar daily at 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm.
Clubs and Bars –With a slew of nightclubs within walking distance, Harrah’s takes the lounge route for providing locales for libations. Stop by the Piano Bar to dueling pianos kicked up a notch. Identical twins fight for your attention and applause in this ultimate show of sibling rivalry.
The Day Club – Significantly toned down from your expected Vegas day club is the Harrah’s heated pool. It may not have a stage to blast from, but the relaxed atmosphere under the sun fills a whole other vacation need.
Shopping –There are a number of unique specialty stores inside of Harrah’s that make it easy to grab that last minute gift. You’ll find quirky souvenirs, clothes and accessories and even some fine jewels inside of the various stores scattered around the hotel.
Other Cool Stuff – Big Elvis does one of the best impersonations of the King, and ican only be seen performing inside of the famed Piano Bar. All you have to do is pick your table and buy your drinks, the impersonator show is a part of the free entertainment.
Worth the Stay? – If your big bucks are meant for a sampling of large clubs and posh Las Vegas restaurants, then saving some with a room at Harrah’s is well worth it. The low prices combined with the prime locale make this the Vegas hotel to stay at if you don’t plan on staying in your hotel too much.