"The King's old address" Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Tip by johnnieaka2002

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Las Vegas: 6,652 reviews and 34 photos

The Las Vegas Hilton was great value for money. You're welcomed by a life size bronze statue of the king himself in the lobby. (Elvis had a residence here during the 70's cheeseburger years and stayed in the penthouse). You're also likely to bump into giant kling-on people from the Star Trek Experience. They're all huge folks and wear platform gary glitter style silver boots which make them even taller. They are obviously told to keep in character and remain stroppy no matter how hard we tried to take the *** out of them and make them laugh! The casino has a lot of low roller tables at $2 a pop so it's agood place to start if you're a casino virgin like us. The rooms are basic but roomy and clean. Try and get one facing the strip rather than one pool side as there are poolside parties a few nights a week and the music is a wee bit noisy. The Hilton is not directly on the strip but it is convenient. You're about a 10 minute walk from Circus Circus and the Riviera and about 20 minutes walk from the more swish hotels further down the strip.
There's a huge area for the sports club betting inthe casino. One night I woke up about 3 in the morning and left my girlfriend in bed and went for an explore down here. It was surreal. It was almost empty so I just sat and watched the punters (all middle aged / old men) betting. It was quite sad and a bit twin peaks style spooky. They were all in this kind of trance-like concentration. One fella one about a grand but didn't even smile - just got back to business staight away - pen in mouth - furrowed brow.

Unique Qualities: Views, cheesy seventies atmosphere, friendly staff.

Address: 3000 S. Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: walk up the strip towards old downtown las vegas - hang a right at the riviera.
Phone: +1 888-732-7117
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://www.westgatedestinations.com/nevada/las-vegas/westgate-las-vegas-hotel-casino/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 11, 2005
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