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
Our third time staying at the Hard Rock and still as good as we remember. We love everything about this hotel and will be sad to see it go. Whilst off the strip, we like the location with shops and places to grab food right across the street being ideal. Rooms are always clean and we love the vibe in the casino here.
Nice hotel. Huge like the most hotel in Las Vegas. Not directly located at the strip. Ubber taxis are payable. Larger room, view on the roof with very noisy air conditions was a disappointment. Breakfast not included. Close to a free parking. Doors in the hotel looking great.
This hotel is not on the strip however not far from. I stayed at HRH Tower. The room was nice and was clean, very big, the bed are very comfortable, amazing shower! The VIEW was not impressive, I was given a view of a parking garage.Very nice pool area. I recommend staying at the Hard Rock when visiting Las Vegas
Stayed for 3 nights Sat - Tues. We arrived early and were able to get checked in when we arrived; excellent start. After reading about the Paradise tower rooms, felt lucky that we were checked into the Casino tower 3rd floor.
Nice bright rooms but we had zero view. It was a spacious room & we weren't there for the view...
This hotel is VERY close to the airport & is in the direct takeoff path. If you're a light sleeper, this will be a problem. Planes take off until about midnight & start about 6AM. Found it disrupting when eating outside - planes taking off about every 2 minutes.
Ate at Mr. Lucky's & Craft + Community. The Craft burger was excellent! Breakfast at Mr. Lucky's was good as well.
The hotel was quite empty & was told that it was about 60% occupied. They do not have all the pools open. Not sure this is the ongoing state or if it was because the hotel was half booked. Not a lot of room at the Nirvana Pool for all the guests. Eventually found a spot but far from Nirvana. The Breathe Pool party is above the Nirvana Pool so the music is blaring to drown out the Breathe Pool music that was blaring.
We stayed at the HRH since we were seeing the Magic Mike show & glad we did - had a great time at the show and it was good that we didn't have to cab back to our hotel...
Our plug in the bathroom sink was broken (couldn't lift the plug up) & tub was really slow to drain. We called maintenance & they came up quickly and fixed both problems.
Overall a good stay but if you have the option, spend a bit more to stay on the strip.
The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice, and we had a great view on the pool side of the hotel. I really like walk-in showers rather than tubs (which is what the room had), but I guess that would just be personal preference. My husband and I were disappointed inthe the actual casino. It was very small so don't expect what you will find in the larger hotels. It was just a short easy drive to the car rental return center so that was a big plus.