Rio Las Vegas

By Elle
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In A Nutshell

After a much-needed renovation, Rio Las Vegas has transformed from a dingy 3-star hotel to a 4-star hidden gem located just off the Las Vegas Strip.

Rio Hotel and Casino Rooms

Location

3700 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Hotel Type / Price Range

4-Star / Moderate Deluxe – $$

Hotel Deals & Discounts

Hotel Features

Hotel Website

  • Year Built: 1993
  • Year Last Renovated: 2024
  • Minimum Room Size: 500+ square feet
  • Casino: Yes
  • Pool: Yes, 5 pools
  • Spa: No
  • Day Club / Nightclub: No

Nestled just one block off the Las Vegas Strip on Flamingo Road, the Rio Hotel & Casino stands as a longstanding icon in the city’s vibrant landscape. Featuring expansive 580 square-foot all-suite guestrooms, a sprawling 5-acre pool paradise, a dynamic 150,000 square-foot casino, and an extensive convention and meeting complex, the Rio offers guests the quintessential Las Vegas experience.

Recently undergoing a total transformation in October 2023, the resort is poised for a new era of glamour and excitement. With ongoing improvements, including innovative dining experiences, revitalized public spaces, and an array of thrilling entertainment options, the Rio is committed to reimagining its iconic legacy while embracing the timeless charm of its architecture.

Rooms

The Rio Las Vegas provides spacious rooms and suites, offering guests a comfortable yet still very affordable stay. All the rooms at the Rio are suite-sized, meaning they’re over 500 square feet each, which can feel way larger than some of the other hotels on The Strip (where 350 to 420 square-foot rooms are common).

Given the recent renovations, rooms have been updated with new mid-century modern furnishings and fittings, a tub-to-shower conversion and separate living and sleeping zones. The rooms have a 65-inch TV and a queen-size pull-out bed in the sectional sofa too.

Other amenities include a mini-refrigerator, in-room safe, iron/board, and hair dryer.

Rio Hotel and Casino Rooms
Courtesy of The Rio

Casino

The vast and lively casino at Rio Las Vegas boasts over 100,000 square feet of gaming space, featuring over 1000 slot machines, table games, and a vibrant atmosphere. At the sportsbook, you’ll find high-def TVs and the latest betting technology for all your sports events at this William Hill Sportsbook and bar.

Entertainment

  • Chippendales: Experience the famous male revue, making it a perfect choice for bachelorette parties or special celebrations.
  • Penn and Teller: Enjoy the magical and comedic duo that has entertained audiences in Las Vegas for over 20 years.
  • WOW – The Vegas Spectacular: Immerse yourself in a truly “Vegas-style” event with over 30 artists defying imagination in a 180-degree theatrical setting.
  • Comedy Cellar: Bringing the humor of the New York Comedy Cellar to the Rio, it’s a haven for comedy enthusiasts.
  • KISS By Monster Mini Golf: Dance and putt it out at a glowing 18-hole mini golf course—complete with live DJ and a KISS rock ‘n’ roll gift shop.

Restaurants

Rio Las Vegas offers a diverse range of dining options to satisfy every craving:

  • Royal India Buffet: Experience India’s robust flavors with all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets. An authentic kitchen Tandoor serves up traditional dishes like chicken tikka masala, saag paneer, and fire-baked naan.
  • Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho: Upscale Mexican dining with Guy Fieri flair.
  • VooDoo Steak: A 50th-floor view accompanies your meal, with options for menu service and buffets.
  • KJ Dim Sum & Seafood: Small plates done up Asian style.
  • All American Bar and Grille: Serving burgers, fries, salads, and comfort foods.
  • Hash House A Go Go: Cooks with farm-fresh ingredients, providing a new take on traditional recipes.
  • Pho Da Nang Vietnamese Kitchen: Authentic Vietnamese cuisine.

And if that wasn’t enough to get you excited, let me introduce to you Canteen Food Hall, featuring a wide variety of amazing eateries like Shogun Ramen, Nama Nama, Tender Crush, Attaboy Burger, and Tony Luke’s!

Spa/Pool

  • Rio Pool: A revamped pool oasis featuring five new pools and whirlpools, providing a perfect escape to relax and unwind.
  • Spa and Salon at Rio: Indulge in relaxation with massages, facials, and rejuvenation treatments.

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About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!