"IP - Great Location - Basic Quality" The Linq Hotel and Casino Tip by Jase1177
The Linq Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas: 5,454 reviews and 44 photos
The Imperial Palace (IP) is a small older (i.e. pre-1990s) hotel & casino with a great location on the Strip. In comparison to the mega-casinos that make the Strip famous, it is definitely lower quality. However, on its own, it is an adequate place for an active time in Las Vegas. It is situation about in the center of the Strip across from Caesar's Palace. The location coupled with the price is a major attraction.
The rooms are moderately furnished with furniture popular on the set of "Miami Vice" and can look a little drab. My room was not dirty or falling apart nor unsafe. Although some rooms are said to have views, mine had a view of the wall and window of the room next to mine. Cleaning service was done nicely without any concerns. Think about it...you don't go to Vegas to spend the time in your room.
The casino itself is small and cramped in someplaces. The most fun thing about the casino is the "Dealertainer" section in the middle (you cannot miss it at night). This is the section where they have celebrity impersonators/look-alikes (some really don't looke like their counterparts) dealing the Blackjack tables. They will take turns singing and performing (lypsyncing). Although it is a bit kitchy, it adds a bit of zanny fun.
I really didn't eat at the restaurants, so I will not comment on them. I did like that you could earn comp $$ to put towards your room, gifts, or food in the hotel.
This place continually gets criticized for its level of quality and some of may be warranted. However, much of that criticism is based on comparison to other glitzy places. I think that it is a good place to stay if you are going for a quick weekend, especially if you want to save $$ and spend little time sleeping. If you are looking for something nicer without crushing your gambling budget, the New York, New York & Treasure Island are definitely good.
Address: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Phone: 800 351 7400
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