Casino Royale and Hotel in Las Vegas - A Short Review

A Tiny Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip

Casino Royale is the smallest hotel on the Strip in Las Vegas. It only has 152 rooms and it caters to low rollers. It gets a lot of business because it's located in an ideal location, right in front of Harrah's and the Venetian. If you are staying in the Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn, or Encore and you want to walk down the strip you have to walk past Casino Royale. While walking past you'll hear their recorded message advertising Blackjack Switch, which has been playing non-stop for something like 5 years.

When looking at this hotel, you probably won't be surprised to learn that it used to operate under the name Travelodge. It's just very odd that a hotel this small could exist amid monstrous hotels with 5,000 rooms.

Rooms and entertainment

Rooms at this hotel are very basic but modern. They are all Triple AAA rated, and all are non-smoking. There is free parking, which is nice considering there is no street parking in the area. You can also enjoy the pool and cable TV with HBO is included. I guess that's good if you come to Las Vegas to watch Boardwalk Empire. There is a refrigerator in every room, which is something you won't find everywhere in Vegas. Internet access is free only in the business center. Pets are not allowed. Why would you bring a pet to Las Vegas anyway?

Prices for rooms start at around $60 a night, and can be as much as $200 on high demand days like New Year's Eve.

There isn't any entertainment offered at this hotel, but you're so close to other hotels that it's not a problem. You can see Blue Man Group at The Venetian or take a 5 minute walk to watch the fountain show at the Bellagio. North of the Casino Royale and across the street is Treasure Island, and you can enjoy the Treasure Island Pirate Show each night (with very nice pyrotechnics). Harrah's has Rita Rudner if you really hate yourself.

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