Bally’s is owned by Caesars Entertainment and is part of the Total Rewards players club. It is a reliable, mid-level hotel with a great location. Logistically, it is perfect. It is located at the center of the Strip, with easy access to the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Flamingo and Paris. It has its own Monorail stop and easy access to the Deuce bus. It isn’t fancy, but it can serve as a great home base for your Vegas vacation. The entrance to Bally’s is set back from the Strip, so you will want to take that into account. There had been a moving sidewalk to convey people between the Strip and the hotel. That has been replaced with the Grand Bazaar shops.
When it was built, Bally’s had some of the largest standard rooms on the Strip. The basic room choices are the Indigo and the Jubilee rooms. Both rooms are roughly the same size (430-440 sq ft). The Jubilee rooms have recently be remodeled, but aside from that, the major differences are location (Jubilee Rooms are in the Jubilee Tower, closer to the Strip) and the Indigo Rooms have a shower/tub combo and the Jubilee Rooms have a shower, but no tub. The Jubilee rooms also have a refrigerator and coffeemaker, which the Indigo rooms do not. If you are attending a conference at Bally’s or plan on using the Monorail a lot, you may want to choose an Indigo room since they are much closer to the Monorail station and convention area. If you are looking for something fancier, Bally’s has suites that are available as part of their Anthology Collection.
Bally’s only has a few dining options. On the more formal side, they have BLT Steak and SEA: The Thai Experience. Both are very good and worth visiting even if you aren’t staying at Bally’s. The casual options are Nosh, the 24 deli near the Jubilee tower and a few fast food options near the Sports Book. That’s it. There are many more options next door at Paris, including Le Village Buffet, Mon Ami Gabi and Gordon Ramsay Steak. My guess is that they expect guests at Bally’s to use the indoor walkway and do most of their dining at Paris or at the other neighboring Caesars properties.
(June 9 update): Bally’s has added the Tequila Taqueria and Buca Cafe Italiano to its casual dining lineup.
For a long time, Bally’s was short on bar space . The recent addition of Drai’s Indigo Lounge (with an actual bar instead of just lounge space) really helps fill that void. It is a nice lounge, too.
Bally’s offers a few resident shows. It’s most notable resident show was Jubilee! until it closed in early 2016. Now it has Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding and 50 Shades! the Parody. Veronic Voices (when she is in town)
If you are a tennis player, Bally’s has the largest tennis complex on the Strip with 8 lighted courts.
Room rates at Ballys’ tend to be reasonable, with many weeknights available for under $70 per night and weekends in the $160 range. They are currently running a Summer Sale with rates as low as $35 per night. Use this link to get those rates. Ballly’s Las Vegas Summer Sale 2016!
Bally’s charges a $29 per night Resort Fee ($32.48 with tax).
Bally’s isn’t a great choice if you want a hotel with a lot of nightlife or action. It is a great option if you want easy access to the Convention Center (via the Monorail) or a nice central location from which you can base your Vegas adventure.