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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 in a suite. Pool table, separate rooms, cabana, great concert, Oyster Bar and MB Steak are my favorite. Late night, the Pizza bar is just as good. Large party of 10 this weekend, everyone had so much fun.....
5 days of fun and sun in August so glad we stayed at the hard rock lots of pools (wish they were all open) only downsize was looking forward to the lazy river thing and water slide. Despite that are room was great the things to see in the casino was like staying in a rock n roll museum as we wondered around staring at all that is displayed feeling a lil like a rockstar our selves. Mornings at the pool and the rest of the day on the strip. The shuttle to the fashion mall was a great help as it was hot as hell ! Would totally stay here again the staff was friendly and helpful! Thx u !!!
My husband and I just spent the week at the Hard Rock. We had a pool view suite in the HRH tower. Very nice views of the strip and the mountains. This is our third summer staying at the Hard Rock. The customer service here is amazing. Staff are very friendly. I rented a cabana one day for my 4 teenage granddaughters (who were staying elsewhere). They loved it. Our server Madison was great with them! The dealers at the tables are friendly and helpful. Bar tenders are great. Our bartender Mike is always so friendly and attentive. We look forward to seeing him each year when we return. This hotel has a great vibe. Excited to see what happens in the transition. Hope they keep the staff because that is what makes this place special!!!