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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Staying at Las Vegas' Riviera Hotel & Casino

On my recent sojourn to Las Vegas I split my stay between two different hotels, Hooters and the Riviera. These are older properties that had recently completed major facelifts and sleeping room renovations so it is time for a firsthand experience.

A throw back to the glitz and glamour days of Strip hotels the “Riv” still features a glittering bright, neon-lit façade on the north end of the Strip. It offers more than 2,000 oversized rooms and mine was tastefully appointed with comfortable bedding and a convenient work station. It offered quality value priced lodging with only a few downsides. An in room coffee/tea maker would have been a wonderful addition and its location across from the Circus Circus places it a little bit outside the hot action center strip area that many Vegas travelers prefer to stay in.

For $5.00 I purchased a 24 hour unlimited ride pass on Cats the Las Vegas bus service. There is a line that just runs up and down the Strip so I easily traveled from the “Riv” to my meetings at Mandalay Bay located at the opposite end of Las Vegas Blvd. This line also runs to the “old downtown casino center so it’s a great way to explore and experience all of Las Vegas.

Yes I would definitely consider staying at here on my next trip to Sin City.