If you’re planning on heading to Las Vegas for this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP), now’s the time to book your accommodation. With over 7,000 players heading to Sin City for the world’s longest running and most prestigious poker event, which is taking place from May 29th – July 17th, the best rooms are going to get booked up fast. Today we’re looking at some of the best hotels in the area for you to get much-needed rest in between competitions…
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino
This is the 49th consecutive year that the WSOP will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, so if you want to be in the midst of the action, you should really book a room here. The hotel offers spacious rooms and suites for decent rates, and should you wish to entertain yourself with something other than poker, there are fabulous shows to enjoy ranging from the infamous Las Vegas magician duo, Penn & Teller, to stand-up comedy, acrobatics and live music.
Ask anyone to name a Las Vegas hotel and chances are Caesars Palace will be the one they list. Caesars Palace is a Vegas institution, and it’s also wonderfully affordable. Caesars is perfectly located in the middle of the strip, just a short stroll from the Rio. This is also where some of the world’s biggest stars take to the stage – Celine Dion and Rod Stewart will be performing during this year’s World Series of Poker… if you managetake a night off from the poker action of course!
If you’re looking to experience Las Vegas chic at its finest, the neon pink lights of the island paradise-themed Flamingo might be just the ticket. This mid-range hotel, right in the heart of the strip, has a bit of a mobster past having been developed by Bugsy Siegal, so keep your eyes peeled for his memorial statue. True to its name, the hotel also has a garden which is home to a flock of Chilean flamingos as well as a variety of other exotic birds, turtles and fish.
Another great option for those of you who like your Las Vegas hotel to rock a strong theme is the Paris Las Vegas. The hotel is styled around the French capital in every way,complete with a half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower with a viewing deck that offers 360-degree views of the sights of the Strip. There’s also a two-thirds size Arc de Triomphe and an exact replica of La Fontaine des Mers. The front of the hotel is inspired by the Louvre and the Paris Opera House.
Las Vegas has a huge range of hotels to suit all tastes, needs and budgets. To secure the best rates and locations, we recommend booking as early as possible.