Las Vegas is many things to many people. Sometimes it’s many things to one person. While I enjoy the high-end casino-resorts, sometimes I just want to be in the mix on the Vegas Strip.
The Linq is perfect when I’m not sure what I want to do beyond enjoying at least one night in the heart of the action of Las Vegas. This might be surprising but The Linq is one of my favorite “properties” on the Vegas Strip.
Property is an important distinction when discussing The Linq. Inside the property, there are multiple casino areas. Most of the casino sections have a different vibe from the others. There’s also a massive hotel full of relatively inexpensive rooms on this property. The majority of the hotel rooms at The Linq are only 300 square feet. Size might be an issue but the rooms are so well designed that the small size doesn’t feel claustrophobic.
The Linq promenade is outside and part of the property. This shopping, eating, and drinking area is a great excuse to get fresh air. I’m not much of a shopper but I can enjoy food and drink all day and night. The variety of affordable food includes the only In N Out Burger on the Vegas Strip and an always solid Yard House. The latter is also a great bar for beer drinkers.
One of the best things about The Linq is also the most important three words in real estate – location, location, location. Its center strip location is great for casino hopping. The Linq sits in between Flamingo and Harrah’s. It’s directly across the street from Caesars Palace. Since it’s sort of in-between everything there are many more casinos within easy walking distance – even if you’re lazy like me.
There’s a lot to like about The Linq and there’s one thing that makes this a place that’s always at or near the top of my list when someone asks for a cheap place to stay on the Vegas Strip. Hotel rooms at The Linq are typically among the least expensive in the tourist corridor.
Mid-week visits to The Linq are rarely more than $100 per night after taxes and fees. The all-in price during weekdays when there isn’t a convention in Las Vegas is often around $50-$70. Weekend rates are usually some of the least expensive of the Caesars properties in Las Vegas. Caesars Rewards often has discounts and complimentary rooms depending on your status. You can sign up here if not already a member.
Best Amenities At The Linq
While I appreciate a lot that The Linq has to offer, there are a few things that stand out to me.
Gambling: I enjoy that there are different sections for different games and moods. I tend to play anywhere that isn’t inside O’Sheas. It’s just too loud at night. Sitting in the casino section near O’Sheas is great if you want to hear the bands at a somewhat respectable volume. The Pai Gow Poker tables near the casino and pub are a good mix of gambling and noise.
Dining: I enjoy quite a few dining options at The Linq. I almost always eat at Off The Strip when I stay at The Linq. The happy hour prices are good and there’s rarely a wait for breakfast (unlike Hash House A Gogo). In the promenade, Yard House is a great backup if I’m not in the mood for anything particular. The food is never bad but never amazing. It’s always a solid B…plus they have lots of beer. I like beer.
Drinking: Caesars replaced Tag Bar – my former favorite beer bar on the Vegas Strip – when they moved the sportsbook to that part of the property. Yard House is great for beer but it’s a mostly indoor bar. Chayo is a solid option if you’re looking to drink outdoors and enjoy tequila. They have food if you’re in the mood for Mexican.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.
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