Rio Las Vegas

Rio and Orleans, Las vegas

Rio - 3700 West Flamingo Road Las Vegas, NV 89103    1-888-746-7153

Rio Suites has been owned by Harrah's since 2002 or so. I stayed there twice prior to 2002 and would recommend Rio as a better than average property although the location is not ideal and many people have complained about the Rio going "downhill" since the change in ownership to Harrah's. Every room is a suite (really big), is nicely furnished and the overall atmosphere of the property is pleasant; themed sort of like it's Mardi Gras in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The cocktail waitresses have famously skimpy outfits, and the Rio's mascot "Rio Rita" may greet you with fruit on her head. The casino is known for being "tight", however (you have a poor chance of winning). The main disadvantage here is that you can't go out and walk around to other casinos unless you don't mind the long trek down Flamingo Rd. to Las Vegas Blvd. Palms and Gold Coast are nearby but the strip is about a mile away. The walk is safer now that there is a pedestrian walkway over the freeway.

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