Stayed at Rio All-Suite Hotel + Casino in July 2015 with my husband and 3 kids. The room was gorgeous. Very spacious with nice touches. Our room had 2 queen beds and a large L-shaped couch/chaise. The windows were from floor-to-ceiling and offered a beautiful view of Vegas. The only slight issue with the windows is that they had a screen on them, so while the view is great, it’s like looking through a screen door. The “screen” is actually an overlay as the whole front of the building had a huge billboard-style ad (for Penn + Teller) plastered on its front.
The queen beds were very comfortable, as were the pillows. Interestingly the room did not have extra bedding, but it wasn’t a big deal for us.
The bathroom was quite nice, too. It was divided, kind of, with one part having the shower/tub, toilet and a sink, all lockable with the door. Then, immediately outside that was another sink with a vanity mirror. It was nice to have 2 bathroom sinks! The shower was very good: excellent pressure and good hot water. It’s rare my husband raves about a hotel shower, but this was the best one he’s used in a long time.
An interesting thing about the bathroom was the WINDOW. From the shower, you could see out to the room. The window was small, and placed maybe 6 feet up? I’m only 5 feet tall, so the window didn’t really make a difference, however, if someone were on the other side, all they’d have to do is stand on the bed to be able to peer inside the shower. Use something to block the view if this will be an issue. I have no idea why the window was installed in the first place.
The room had a refrigerator, a room safe and several outlets for charging. The hotel offered wifi, which they said was included in the resort fee. We did not use the wifi as we were hoping to get the resort fee refunded, so I can’t say anything about the wifi, really.
The hotel/casino is quite nice. We stayed in the Carnival Tower so we parked in the Carnival Garage. There is quite a walk from the parking to the hotel elevators. It’s not a bad walk, but we have a special needs child and the lights and sounds of the slot machines along the way were pretty distracting for her. It wasn’t an issue for anyone else in our party.
There are many places to eat at the Rio. Hash House a Go Go is a great place for breakfast. Huge portions, so sharing is a good option. Check out the reviews and see what others say. Rio has 2 great buffets. One is called the Village Buffet and it’s primarily seafood. We didn’t get to eat at the seafood one because it didn’t open until after 3pm but the other buffet was quite nice. There’s also a Pretzel shop, Burger King, Vietnamese Pho/noodle shop , Chinese restaurant and a Sports Deli. We only ate at Hash House, the noodle shop and Burger King. All were fine, a little on the expensive side, but not excessive.
The Rio has 4 pools, I believe. Show your room key upon entering for access. Towels are provided. We only went to the very first pool, closest to the entrance because my kid practically jumped straight in! The first pool is a kiddie pool and starts off ankle-deep and progresses to maybe 3ft or 4ft deep. There’s sand at one end, like a beach shore and a waterfall at one wall. It was a good size for many swimmers to enjoy all at once. There were many pool chairs, however the ones by the pool we used were all full, so we set up our stuff along the wall, which a few other people did. No big deal.
The room offers express checkout using the TV and remote control. It didn’t work for us, as I tried over a dozen times. I finally called down and they explained that express checkout doesn’t work if you have a credit to your account (we were getting the resort fee refunded, hence the credit)
A weird thing about the TV is that the cable box (I think that’s what it was) that was hooked up, was not resting on the surface, but dangling from the TV In other words, the cable was too short, so the box was literally hanging from the TV
Rio Suite Hotel Casino
3700 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV
This all-suite hotel and casino features free shuttle service to the Las Vegas Strip, a full-service spa and salon, and an outdoor pool. Each spacious suite at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino includes a refrigerator and an in-suite safe. They provide a separate dressing area and offer panoramic views
The Las Vegas Strip is less than one mile away.