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
I have stayed here twice on staycations since I am a local. Our first time it wasn't long enough of a stay for us to determine how we liked the hotel, but we did enjoy our pool time and the room was decent. The second time, it was a disaster.
Room: We asked for a non-smoking room and immediately when we walked in after a sufficient hike through the smoky hotel we found ourselves in a cloud of smoke in our room. We made 3 attempts to get it resolved and were told that the hotel was sold out. Housekeeping 'deodorized' the room, but the smell was still there. We were given a $25 room service credit which we couldn't use without being charged for delivery and gratuity. Only after going to the front desk for check out were we not charged for the resort fee. Being asthmatic, I thought my request to change rooms would have been completed.
Service: Everyone we spoke with at the hotel seemed cordial at first, only to not come through on our needs or requests or inquire to see how they could be of service. The room service person wasn't nice at all, the front desk person didn't care that I needed to breathe in my room, and everyone around the hotel was pretty below-par if you ask me.
Amenities: The pool is very small and doesn't have a lot of shaded areas. The fitness center and spa were decent; the only areas in the hotel worth checking out.
I'll be back as a local to hang around the Linq promenade, but you better believe I won't be staying at this hotel ever again. If you're looking for a cheap room to crash and have no standards for smoke or cleanliness when you choose a room, snag this deal. If you want a nicer place to rest your head and enjoy your hotel stay, pay more and stay somewhere else.
This is right in the middle of the strip. It’s very easy to get around from the Linq. There’s also a ton to do at the hotel and lots of great food option. The best part was the personal concierge that you could text any time of the day with any questions. This was my second time staying here. This time I had a toddler with me and we still loved it. The Linq pool is 21 and over but Harrahs and Flamingo have family pools answer you can access both with your room key.
We usually stay at the Luxor when we come to Vegas. Worse mistake when we took advantage of the free rooms at the LINQ hotel. They nickel and dime you for every little thing like Wi-Fi, valet, and little amenities that we never pay for at the Luxor. They seem to pride themselves on no employee interaction which made the stay feel like you are just a number and not a person, they had check in on computers and concierge that texted you instead of calling you to see if you needed anything else. Their elevators were congested and we waited some days which felt like more than 15 min to get to the lobby. A huge thing that I did not like they don’t serve ice water outside at the pool in July. You have to buy the bottle water. I was pregnant during our visit, the little bottle waters they had were not going to cut it for me. Frustrated because they told me you can get water from the water fountain, they did not even work.
I booked this hotel because it was cheaper than others, and reviews were ok.
The registration took nearly an hour (there is a computer for a automatic registration but nobody informed me).
There are 6 elevators to the floor but the Hotel was full and the elevarors were not enough, the first time we waited patiently for a elevator (we had valises), fortunately we were in a low floor so, after that, we (as many others) used the stairs.
The pool is realatively small, it was so full that you bearly could move arround.
The room was ok (although the icebox was noisy)
We got a deal that included breakfast, we thought we would have a calm breakfast in a dining room of a hotel but at the registration, we got informed there is no room, we had to go to one specific coffee shop and spend no more than 9$ (not a good deal because now we had to go to that shop while there are many others nearby)
Not recommend this place
If I came again I will spend more money and enjoy the hotel.
I wa every optimistic to say at this hotel. Newer hotel, looks hip definitely attracts the younger crowd. Upon check in, I was given a room that was not what I paid for, or even told at the check in desk. I had paid for a king room and was given a tiny double bed. Calling the desk, they insisted I was stuck with this room and it was due to my late check in. I kept asking them so how do you expect two people to sleep comfortably here? They really didn’t care, not their problem. And a lot of attitude from the desk. I walked downstairs and wanted a refund, I didn’t even care if I stayed somewhere else. They didn’t want to give me a refund and guess what shockingly found a room with two beds. There is zero WiFi and zero cell service in basically the entire hotel and rooms. The fire alarm went off at 4:15am. The air conditioner had a nasty smell of sewage coming up from the vents. It was disgusting. The entire hotel smells. The smell was draining and completely took over our room. This is a first and last time staying here and I highly advise you choose another hotel. There is a reason why the price is too good to be true.
I don’t think I should pay for the hotel fee because I didn’t even get what I paid for and reserved
Disappointed to say the least