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
The only good thing about this hotel was the amazing valet parkers- sad to say. It is obvious they have not put a penny into this place (AND I stayed at the supposedly "newer" suites in the Hard Rock Suites tower. From the faded and non working buttons on the phones, to the constant creaking and banging of the glass windows and air conditioning vents, to the not giving a sh#t attitude of the concierge, front desk and non existent management, there is nothing positive to say about this hotel aside from the great doormen/valets. My electric scooter broke on the second day and after asking concierge if I could rent one, she organized one for me for $45/day (good deal) but none of the Ubers or Lyfts or taxis (and yes I paid extra when ordering the largest ones possible) would put it in their vans, so I never got to use it. As a result, I asked concierge to borrow one and she told me I was not allowed to bring it out of the hotel or casino. Being handicapped this would mean I could go nowhere. One of the fabulous valets allowed me to take it so I could go to the conference I was there for and also meet up with some friends who flew in from out of town to be with me. Also, when I called Yellow Scooters from whom the scooter was rented, they told me they had foldable travel scooters that I could have rented...it was too late at that point and I as very disappointed the concierge did not tell me this- even though I told her I was returning it early since I could not take it anywhere.
there was nothing positive about this hotel- it is off the strip and costs a fortune to get to the strip with uber and Lyft travel, and I sure hope Richard Branson fires everyone except the doormen and valets and turns this place around. There is no coffee machine in suites-m if you ship something to yourself they will charge you a hefty fee to receive it, and won't deliver it to you either.....there are too many other amazing hotels for you to even consider this place. I wouldn't even stay there if the rooms were free~!!!! I am hoping Mr. Branson does his usual magic but imagine he can only do the if he tears the place down and rehires and trains staff and only keeps valet and doormen, as I have said many times. Also, pools close at 5pm and they will nickel and dine your or everything. I have stayed at four other hotels in Vegas and this was the worst!!!! I have never given a bad review like this and have traveled the world.Beware!!
First off we have stayed. Hatd rock hotels before and normally much better than this
Ok whats wrong
1/ no tea or coffee making facilities in room when we questioned this we was told they have a deal with dunkin donuts in lobby so they dont provide so you spend with them so really nice customer service (not)
2/ its a min 20 min walk to main vegas strip
And at night the road you walk on is very very dark and quiet we didnt feel safe so had to taxi every night
3/ the hotel is closing down in December to be taken over by virgin so no money being spent its a little run down in comparison to orlando hard rock
My advice dont stay here
One of the bad hotel I ever visited! Open fridge, you will be charged! Once you touch any items on snack bars, you will be charged. The air cond is not serviced, and we need to call the engineers to change to the filter and the previous filter is very dirty! The brand HARD ROCK is cool but not the hospitality and service the hotel has provided.