Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
What We Love
- The down-and-dirty seduction of rock ’n’ roll
- 24-hour party peeps with A-game bodies at the multiple pools and night clubs
- Top tier restaurants including 35 Steaks, Pink Taco for Mexican, and a branch of Nobu
- The Joint and Vinyl, live music venues, book top acts like Matisyahu and Melissa Etheridge
- The distance from the bustle of the Las Vegas Strip (this can be both a positive and a negative)
What To Know
- There's a midday shuttle to the Las Vegas Strip
- The Las Vegas Strip, home to the vast majority of hotels, casinos, shopping and attractions, is a little more than a mile away; if you don’t have a rental car, taxi fares can add up
- Taxis from the airport cost about $7 to $10 plus tip for the five-minute ride (Vegas taxis charge an additional $3 if you pay by credit card), and there’s no hotel-operated airport transport
- Parking On Site
A rock ’n’ roll, nightlife-even-by-day vibe permeates the Hard Rock Hotel’s multiple towers and party venues, from the see-and-be-seen pool deck to the seductive rooms. Having helped to turn Vegas into a more youthful, sexier and glamorous destination (everyone from The Who to Bob Dylan have played at home venue The Joint), this rock ‘n’ roll casino resort continues to up the ante at every turn. The theme is spot on, from light fixtures fashioned out of cymbals to guitar-shaped door handles and music paraphernalia blanketing the walls. Upstairs, rooms are much calmer, featuring a cool, contemporary palette of grays and purples as well as spa-like bathrooms. The seven on-site restaurants are great fun, including a notable Nobu outpost, but it’s the pool you’ll be spending most of your time at, where parties at Rehab Beach Club, open from 11 a.m. to dusk, are arguably the hottest in Vegas. An essential Vegas venue for nightlife, the Hard Rock provides the perfect stay for high rollers who’re jonesing for a sexy Vegas base camp with the energy of a rock concert.
In the Area
The Hard Rock is a little more than a mile from the main Strip, but you’re going to want to strike out to catch most of the action. Cirque du Soleil remains a favorite source of entertainment—there are seven resident productions in Las Vegas, running the gamut from magic (Mindfreak, starring Criss Angel) to fire (Kà), water (O), and sensuality (Zumanity). More of a history buff? The recently opened Mob Museum charts the city’s fascinating (if uneasy) past involving organized crime. Or, to see what Nevada looked like before there was a Vegas, drive 19 miles out of town to the monoliths of Red Rock Canyon National Conversation Area. Its nearly 196,000 acres feature 30 miles of hiking trails and a 13-mile scenic drive. (JS Tip: If you’ve got only one day to visit the Grand Canyon, do it by helicopter.)
How to Get There
Stayed here January so being it’s in the colder months a lot of facilities are closed, just one heated pool open.
However you are still charged over $30US a night in resort fees. Even though it’s also under construction (believe changing to a Virgin Hotel)
Rooms nice we stayed in Harmon Tower
Big bathroom sep lounge area
Lounge would be better off a sofa bed
Parking is free
Casino is nice
Too far from the strip they do offer a courtesy bus once an hour till 5pm so pointless if you are going to the strip at night. And if it’s already full tough...
No Fridge for guest use full of overpriced items you can’t remove them as they are weighted down.. we were told 30 seconds after picking up your room is charged same with counter top bar items.
$9 a bottle of water..
Noisy at times as close to airport
WiFi is shocking , TV reception was poor
No breakfast cant be included in room as Hard Rock Cafe has moved to the strip and not many places to eat close to this hotel for breakfast
Toiletries pretty poor for a Hardrock
No kettle, no tea or coffee ... nothing and no outside food allowed.
So if you want a cold drink/water basically had to bring it in without being seen and then had no fridge to store it in.
For the money you pay should at least get a kettle or coffee machine and be able to use your fridge..
Made for an expensive stay wouldn’t stay again much better hotels on strip with better amenities and facilities.
I booked a surprise trip for my husband's 40th birthday, we loved the hotel, it's huge with plenty to see. Having read some of the comments about the cleanliness i did notice that the room appeared dusty but I think this may be due to most of the furniture being high gloss black so it shows everything. The bed was super comfy and the room had a great view. It was a little far from the strip for us and as we were awake early we didn't use the shuttle and walked a couple times to the strip (25mins) or got a taxi. Mr Luckys restaurant did good food and we were lucky in the casino. Wow recommend if you want somewhere off the strip.
Went there for a wedding this summer. It was alright but you can definitely tell they stopped putting effort into it since they know Virgin is taking over soon.
Plus, it's so far from the strip. The good thing is that Ubers are super cheap in Vegas but don't fool yourself and think you will walk to the strip and then walk all evening along the strip. I did it one night and not only is it a really warm walk (not much shade) but my feet hurt after a while.
My room wasn;t too bad at all, no complaints there.
It wasn;t a party hotel like I assumed it would be and there are no pools open at night. We turned it into a party because there was so many of us, but it was actually a pretty quiet hotel in the evening/night
I never had such a bad experience. The hotel is overpriced, I even had to pay one night twice. Had to spend 4 nights for a conference. Never had hot water in the shower, only ice cold. Complained multiple times without reaction. My room was not cleaned twice. It was not clean at the start neither. The most expensive hotel I ever was staying and the worst experience ever. Last morning, when I had to leave, they offered me a credit of 50$ for a restaurant, but I had to leave. If I could give 0 stars, would do so.
My daughter found this hotel for us and i was very happy with her choice. The staff was nice and the rooms were clean and very updated. My only complaint was the pool area. I didn't like the fact that they made the outside one like you were at the beach. I would definitely stay here again.