Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
What We Love
- A swanky tower at Rio comprising spacious suites, near the glittering StripSpending your day and night hitting the casinos, nightclubs, skyscrapers and golf courses of the Strip
- Sticking closer to home, and gaming at Rio’s own casino, or shopping at its 60,000-square-foot mall
- Commemorating your vacation with a tattoo from the parlor
- Zip-lining over town, for the ultimate Vegas-at-night views
What To Know
- This hotel isn't located on the strip but they do offer free shuttle service to and from their centrally-located sister properties as well as the monorail
- Rooms are spacious and have floor-to-ceiling windows
- Free WiFi connectivity is available for up to 2 devices per room
- The main pool closes daily at 6 pm, so if you want to get in some swim time – make sure you're there early
Picture skyscraping hotels, neon-lit casinos, themed hotels, sprawling golf courses and legions of high-rollers in high heels. Welcome to Vegas, the capital of all things dazzling and depraved, where martinis and mojitos fuel all-nighters spent at the casino or dancing on banquettes. While the city’s name may be shorthand for bad choices, there’s nothing guilt-worthy about a stay here. And while you may or may not win big in the requisite rounds of Blackjack, Keno or Craps, selecting Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino as your base for such a stay is a foolproof bet.
The property houses a 100,000-square-foot casino with more than 1,200 video slots; a KISS-themed 13,000-square-foot mini-golf course; a tattoo parlor; a 60,000-square-foot mall; and entertainment venues featuring comedian Eddie Griffin, magic-comedy duo Penn & Teller and the fun musical Rock of Ages. For relaxation, there’s a spa that offers aromatherapy showers, as well as four pool areas that boast such features as waterfalls or bars. You can also golf at one of Rio’s two area golf courses, one a Golfweek favorite. And for adventure, don’t settle for just a night of dancing (though you should hit the 51st-floor club); head to the Masquerade Tower, and zip-line over the city after dark. After all, if what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, you’d best be making it count.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of $29 (plus tax) per suite, per night is payable directly to the hotel. The resort fee includes access to the pool, fitness center and Internet; phone calls; and parking.
Each Rio accommodation is a sleek, elegant, stylish suite with floor-to-ceiling city-view windows. You’ll be able to watch movies on demand on your 32-in. TV, too – if the loads of local entertainment options don’t pull you away. Classic suites measure 600 sumptuous square feet and offer your choice of one king or two queen beds. If you really want to go big, though, opt for the Masquerade suite. These 1,600-square-foot abodes include a separate living and dining-room area, as well as dazzling 180-degree views of either the mountains or Strip.
There are 14 bars and eateries that make up Rio’s food-and-drink selection, one that’s certain to – as the hotel touts – “encourage overindulgence.” Highlights include a wine cellar with more than 100 choices, all-American Hash House A Go Go and the city’s only all-you-can-eat seafood restaurant. Satisfy cravings for faster food at the outpost of Pho Da Nang Vietnamese Kitchen or the BK Whopper Bar. Or, grab a drink at futuristic iBar or the watering hole in Masquerade Village.
Rio Spa & Salon is a chic, calming space channeling Hollywood glam, with black-and-white photographs of vintage movie stars. There are 15 treatment rooms here, plus relaxation lounges for men and women. You’ll be able to enjoy Vitamin C aromatherapy in the showers and complimentary fruit in the sauna. Make sure to try the Color Light Therapy treatment, one of the spa’s most popular.
From your digs just a short shuttle ride from the Vegas Strip, you can hit live-entertainment venues, legendary nightclubs and concert arenas. You’re also near sprawling malls, impressive golf courses (including Rio’s two, one of them a Golfweek top-100 pick) and, most famously, plenty of casinos. But you don’t need to step outside of Rio for most of these attractions. The casino here measures more than 100,000 square feet and holds more than 1,200 video slots, and other features include a KISS-themed 13,000-square-foot mini-golf course; a zip-line between two Vegas towers; a 60,000-square-foot mall with a range of clothing, art and accessory shops; the waterfalls and four pools of VooDoo Beach; and a tattoo parlor. For some of that famous Sin City entertainment, opt to see Eddie Griffin and Penn & Teller in action, or attend a performance of Rock of Ages. Finish the evening on the rooftop nightclub or one of the lounges, such as Purple Zebra.
How to Get There
I arrived at the Rio at approximately 8:45pm. There were five people in line ahead of me and three people in the VIP line and initially four front desk employees assisting customers. Myself and others in front of me waited in line over 45 minutes, not to mention the front desk employees helped customers in the VIP line that were not VIP customers.
When most individuals check into hotels, they've likely spent hours traveling to Las Vegas. The last thing a tourist wants is to stand in a registration line. This is totally unacceptable. I recommend having one or two employees stand near the check in/out kiosks and assist people with using them to check in. It's is ridiculous to stand in line for such a long time.
Big room, nice view, and friendly staff.Free parking and a couple of pools to choose from. It has some stores and dining places in the property too, next to 15 freeway and minutes away from Las Vegas strip.
We stay at the Rio every year during the World Series of Poker. We have never had any problems. The rooms are clean and nice and the people are friendly. We like to eat at the Deli. We will continue to stay there every year.
You don’t need to go outside unless you want to visit other sites. The restaurants are good. The breakfasts at Hash a Go Go are huge.
The pools are lovely. They should have extended hours, ie, earlier in the morning, and later in the evening to avoid the hottest part of the day.
The only thing that I couldn’t find were postcards.
We have stayed at the RIO several times over the years but it had been 5+ years since we stayed there. We always loved the clean over sized rooms at amazing prices, the show in the sky was a family favorite.
The first shocker came when booking the room, the rooms were at an advertised price and everything was great until suddenly the resort fees were added, it doubled the price!
The front desk wait is long, there are express check in check out machines but everyone we saw use them ended up back in line because it didn't work.
They seem to be the only hotel casino we went into that allows people to smoke wherever they want which made it bad, other casinos we visited seem to have designated areas for smokers.
When we have stayed in the past, once in a two room suite several visits in a regular suite we have always been placed in the Ipanema tower, this time we were put in the Masquerade tower, My husband daughter and I were in a two queens suite and my daughter and her husband a king bed suite. Both rooms sorely needed updating and while not visibly dirty had an overall feel of neglect. Judging by pictures I have seen the Rio post of the suites in the Masquerade tower we were missing a lot of pieces of furniture that no one had bothered to replace. The beds were small didn't feel like queen size at all and were not comfortable, the pillows were bad also and I know it's an older casino but our room was so noisy, we were on the 14th floor but the street noise wasn't blocked at all and every time the air conditioning kicked on it made a big clunking noise. Whenever a sink was ran or the shower the other two would gurgle like the water was going to come up in them. There is not a fan in the bathroom either to clear away smells or steam and the disturbing peek through window was still present just in case one of us wanted to watch the other one shower.
A huge disappointment was I guess because of the two Starbucks downstairs they had taken the coffee makers out of the rooms. the panels where they had been by the counter were still ripped open.
They also only allow you to connect two devices to their abysmal internet, if you go over 2 devices you have to pay another $15 a day. The second day there it stopped letting us log in at all though.
It feels like this casino has gotten a little older and they are letting it die.