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August 17, 2010
January 9, 2007
From journal Las Vegas - The Vegas Virgin Trip
Charlotte, North Carolina
June 16, 2000
From journal Las Vegas: My Second Home
by wanderer 2005
December 26, 2008
From journal Is it really 'Sin City'?
July 8, 2007
From journal Out on the Razzle in Las Vegas
July 25, 2005
From journal Vegas, family style
April 29, 2003
From journal Surprise Getaway to Vegas
March 26, 2003
The room I stayed in overlooked the lights of Vegas. Directly outside was the Barbary Coast, and you could also see the Imperial Palace, a bit of the Mirage, and the very cool Stratosphere. It was really a pretty good view, albeit unnecessary since we really spent little time in the rooms.
The other room didn't have much of a view. It sort of looked over the pool, but mostly you got a pretty good view of the other side of the building, i.e., a brick wall. But, then again, we really didn't care because we weren't there for the scenery.
We really didn't spend too much time in the casino here, but it did seem nice.
There were quite a few amenities. In addition to the pool, there was a sports betting room, millions of different shops, several eateries, a direct airport shuttle, the monorail to the MGM Grand (I'll get back to that later), and direct entry to Paris.
There's also a really neat entrance from Las Vegas Blvd. that's all lit up, surrounded by fountains.
From journal Bachelor Party...Vegas Style
Bayside, New York
July 20, 2001
What is interesting to note is that Bally''s probably has the safest features in as much as fires go, as it used to be the MGM Grand, which had a devastating fire some years ago.
They have a couple of eateries on site, and the one we used was the Sidewalk Café which served a la carte, for breakfast anyway. Service is prompt and friendly, but don''t look for any bargains. One morning, we went across the street to have breakfast, and it was easily 50% less than it would have been at Bally''s for identical menus.
We took advantage of the pool facilities one morning, and the heat was deadly. There were masses of near naked bodies all over flirting with the rays, and I wondered how they could withstand it. What I found refreshing were the little
step-down alcoves at the pool, where you can put your legs in the water, and keep somewhat cool. I did that while Chuck was braver and took to the water. They do serve beverages and they will be served to you by sweet looking young things. If you want heavier fare, you need to get up and go across the area to the other side where they have an indoor-outdoor café with a limited, fast food menu. The tuna salad was OK. Actually, the pool area at the Flamingo hotel is so much more attractive and interestingly laid out.
Since we were there during the Memorial Day Weekend, the place was sold out.
One of the advantages of being at Bally''s is that it has a monorail stop, and that''s a great feature, especially if you don''t relish 107 degree weather. Not being compulsive gamblers, Chuck and I played some slots and lost. Also, the Paris Hotel and Casino is easily accessed through a corridor on the casino floor.
From journal Romance in Las Vegas
October 18, 2010