The LINQ Hotel & Casino
What We Love
- Free admission to the world’s largest classic car showroom, housed in the hotel, with more than 250 vintage cars on display
- The reasonable rates, especially for such a central location
- The 35 custom-infused spirits at 3535, the hotel’s cocktail bar, where guests can order drinks like martinis made with blue-cheese-and-olive-infused gin
- Staff will bring a fitness cart to your room, complete with yoga mats, stability balls, fitness discs and foam rollers
What To Know
- All rooms have showers only
- Parking is free
- The pool is 21-and-over, but families can use the pool at The Flamingo, a three-minute walk away
- No need to wait at reception – there are self-check-in kiosks
- Parking On Site
The LINQ has had a number of name changes over the years (it’s been the Flamingo Capri, Imperial, and Quad) but it was rebranded in 2014 as the LINQ after the then-new LINQ Promenade, the adjacent open-air retail and entertainment district that’s also home to the High Roller, a 550-foot observation wheel—and the name stuck. The rebrand included a major renovation of the more than 2,200 guest rooms, which now have a clean, modern aesthetic, with bedside lamps sporting charging ports but no alarm clocks. It’s predominantly a young crowd here—who flock to O’Shea’s, one of the in-house casinos, for beer pong tournaments and DJs—and the atmosphere is lively and carefree: rock blasts at the pool, the spa lets you play your own music in the treatment rooms, and guests can get a tattoo at the in-house tattoo parlor.
In the Area
The LINQ has a central location in the middle of The Strip, but it’s possible to spend quite a bit of time on the Promenade, the adjacent “mini strip” of restaurants, bars, and activities like bowling and a virtual reality experience. From here, it’s an easy walk to the Luxor, New York-New York, the Bellagio or any of the other casinos. Shops selling everything from luxury handbags to “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas” t-shirts are within a few minutes of the LINQ – try the Shoppes at the Palazzo, the upscale collection at the Venetian, for brands like Prada, Jimmy Choo, and an enormous Barney’s.
How to Get There
Stay was very enjoyable, beware and stay away from offers on the property for free show tickets in exchange for a 2-hour presentation in which, ours lasted 5 hours. This presentation was presented by, CLUB WYNDAM, is a new scheme for Timeshare property sales. The sales pitch is very intriguing but the high-pressure sales with no time to evaluate the proposed offers and contracts are not really allowed. Buy now, for this great offer or lose out on this reduced price. When we could get to a computer and check out revues on the Club WYNDAM, we found the revues are not all that great.
Recently stayed at the Linq for 5 days & 4 nights. Arrived early in the morning & while waiting in line I was presented with a few options to do early check in via the kiosk or by a representative. Guest have the option of early check in for $30 or come back at 2PM for no additional fee. Decided to pay the $30 fee at the kiosk since we really wanted to just relax before venturing out.
Upon arriving at the room (11134), the overall look and feel, was very nice and well maintained. The view from this room was of the pool area to the neighboring Harrah’s hotel, so wasn’t spectacular but I didn’t care to have a Strip view.
The room has a refrigerator, tv, blow dryer, iron & ironing board, safe, & enough storage for 2 or 3.
The hotel is centrally located next to the Highroller and several different shops and eateries. You’re a short walk away from neighboring hotels, the Flamingo and Harrah’s. The Rideshare area was easy for guest to locate, however could be a extended wait on busy days/nights as the area wasn’t as easy to locate for the drivers.
If you plan to go up and down the strip, I highly recommend purchasing the Monorail pass. This was very handy for us to get around up and down the strip after a long day of walking or just for a quick dash out of the hotel.
As far as food, I will have separate reviews for them. In the vicinity of the Linq, I’ve only tried In-N-Out, Hell’s Kitchen, and Flavors.
Checking out was also an easy process. You have the option of checking out via the Total Rewards app, the check out email ledger, or at the front desk. Standard check out is at 11AM. Noticed via the app, that we had an option for late checkout up to 2 hours while front desk only had it up to 1 hour and additional hours for another fee. We needed the late check out as we also had a late flight out. Well, after agreeing to late check out, I decided to venture out to the Promenade area to get a few snacks while I wait on my friend to finish getting ready. There was another guy waiting patiently at the elevator, we heard a few people taking their luggage down the stairway, and after waiting over 9 minutes, I decided to just head back to my room. At that moment, we packed up all of our things, 11:45AM and decided to check out. Arrived back at the elevators, 3 other guys were waiting this time and we found out that 1 elevator was working. But since we had so much luggage, we decided to wait. It was an extended wait but since we wasn’t in a rush, didn’t mind the wait. We were able to leave our luggage at the Bellman desk until we were ready to leave for the day.
Overall, I would definitely come back to the Linq and highly recommend this location to anyone planning a visit.
While at the Linq hotel and casino I was dissatisfied with the room size, as well as the Harrah's Reward staff. I was unable to obtain certain vouchers due to Reward staff not being available. At my next stay I will not stay at the Linq.
We only spent time in the Casino and it was plesant...Friendly associates, enjoyable slots and table games ... This was our second visit to this Casino since it was originally opened and we again found it comfortable and worth our time to return and enjoy the fun...
I stayed at the Linq for several days while attending a corporate conference. The rooms were very nice and well maintained. The conference area was also convenient and well organized. The mini mall attached to the Linq is also very interesting and has lots of shops within a few steps. . .