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  • Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

    If the Riviera will be sold out, or if you want to stay elsewhere.
    Whatever your plans:

    Useful links related to your stay at or near Defcon:

    Riviera Hotel and Casino:
    2901 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
    (702) 734-5110
    http://www.rivierahotel.com/

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    Last edited by TheCotMan; April 24, 2007, 22:34.

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    Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

    I am not endorsing this casino in any way, but Circus Circus sent me an offer for $39.95 rooms. Promotion code is: LVWARM. It is directly across the street from the Riviera.

    jcec

    P.S. My only experience with that hotel was waiting in a check-in line that took over 90 minutes. The room was fairly small and shabby. Someone had what sounded like a threesome going on all night in the next room, complete with shouting, "Baby, baby", and then one of the party sobbing outside in the hallway afterward for a couple hours. All this prompted my six-year old daughter to exclaim the next morning, "Dad, someone was having a baby next door!"

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    • #3
      Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

      Originally posted by jeremycec View Post
      All this prompted my six-year old daughter to exclaim the next morning, "Dad, someone was having a baby next door!"
      I suppose you could say they were in the preliminary stages of the process.

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      • #4
        Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

        Originally posted by jeremycec View Post
        ... but Circus Circus sent me an offer for $39.95 rooms. Promotion code is: LVWARM. It is directly across the street from the Riviera.
        hah! funny you should mention.. some homeless dood offerred me a sweet spot in the sandlot right behind the Riv for only $5. Promo code LVFKDU
        if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.

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        • #5
          Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

          Originally posted by jeremycec View Post
          I am not endorsing this casino in any way, but Circus Circus sent me an offer for $39.95 rooms. Promotion code is: LVWARM. It is directly across the street from the Riviera.
          "The Circus-Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war. This is the sixth Reich. The ground floor is full of gambling tables, like all the other casinos . . . but the place is about four stories high, in the style of a circus tent, and all manner of strange County-Fair/Polish Carnival madness is going on up in this space." - Hunter S. Thompson
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          • #6
            Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

            Originally posted by erehwon View Post
            "The Circus-Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war. This is the sixth Reich. The ground floor is full of gambling tables, like all the other casinos . . . but the place is about four stories high, in the style of a circus tent, and all manner of strange County-Fair/Polish Carnival madness is going on up in this space." - Hunter S. Thompson
            Circus Circus was where I stayed last year. It was cheaper than the Riv, although the room rates doubled for Friday and Saturday nights. The room was dingy and worn. The elevators were slower than death in the tower I was in, and it was not unusual to wait 10 minutes or more for one.

            Aside from HST's insightful observations, there is a weird clown theme running throughout the place's decor. I'm not sure if it brought out some previously unknown phobia in me about clowns, but it was decidedly creepy and insidious. The larger than life concrete clown out front definitely reminded me of John Wayne Gacy.

            They also double-charged me for the internet access one day. At checkout I tried to explain it to the clerk, but he barely spoke English, and I was in a hurry to make my flight so I ended up paying the extra $10. It was a minor irk, but one they should have fixed.

            All-in-all, I won't stay there again.
            Thorn
            "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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            • #7
              Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

              As of last year Vegas now has the Deuce bus, which is a double decker, as well as the city CAT bus, the bus is $5 for a 24 hour pass and they run 24 hours. Theres a bus stop right on the sidewalk of Riviera and one across the street from Riviera at Slots of fun.

              So it would be really easy to get back and forth from anywhere on the strip pretty quickly. The buses run close together durring the day.

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              • #8
                Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

                Originally posted by [Syntax] View Post
                As of last year Vegas now has the Deuce bus, which is a double decker, as well as the city CAT bus, the bus is $5 for a 24 hour pass and they run 24 hours. Theres a bus stop right on the sidewalk of Riviera and one across the street from Riviera at Slots of fun.

                So it would be really easy to get back and forth from anywhere on the strip pretty quickly. The buses run close together durring the day.
                Something to ponder, if you are attending Black Hat (and staying at the show hotel) the room rate at Caesars is extended for the length of Defcon.
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                • #9
                  Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

                  I was just in Vegas last week and the bus service is alot better than it was last year. The buses were so frequent they would radio ahead and tell the bus in front to only drop off not pick up.. In order to get that bus moving forward quicker. They tended to run up against each other.

                  Also the bus drivers I had, 1 was an aggressive driver, cutting off people, moving to the inner lanes to avoid cabs and cars dropping off people, another was a comedian.

                  Plus the Deuce buses are alot nicer than the city transit buses, they have digital video cameras on both floors, front middle and back of bus, driver can see everything on a screen, they have a PA on the outside of the bus, padded seats, handrails with straps, wheelchair locking systems, call buttons on the poles, and the glass top on the upper floor.. The bus passes are paper mag cards like the ones on the monorail.

                  From far south end Luxor / Excalibur / MGM to Riviera was like a 15 minute ride at most. Took me 25 minutes from Downtown to Monte Carlo.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

                    Last year I stayed at the Hilton. It is a great hotel and the service is awesome (not to mention Quarks!) The only issue is the shady back ally I had to walk though every night.
                    ~:CK:~
                    I would like to meet a 1 to keep my 0 company.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

                      I would stay at Circus Circus, but being a single male past 30, I'm already on enough watch lists, I don't need to be on another.

                      I just booked Sahara. $40/night Th,Sun,Mon & $90 Fri/Sat. Averages out to $60 a night. Their rack rate is higher, but i4vegas.com is that rate and the will match. I stayed there a few years ago on another trip. It's not bad. Not high end, but liveable.

                      If you want that downhome Baghdad feel, Gold Spike downtown is right on the Deuce route and rooms are $26/night (dig around the web for reservations). Cheap and adventerous.
                      Contrarian
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                      Last edited by Contrarian; July 15, 2007, 21:48.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

                        It might be a stretch, but the Riviera is not completely sold out...

                        Vegas.com has their block of rooms available, its the standard room, and by the looks of the photos, not ones that have been refurbished.

                        Staying from 08/07/2008 til 08/11/2008

                        Room Charges: $938.60
                        Taxes & Fees: $115.16
                        Total Price: $1,053.76

                        You should be aware that the next two cheapest hotels listed with Vegas.com when you're spending that kind of $$$ is the Palms Place Hotel and Spa and the Paris Las Vegas.

                        Now for an average price of $257.36 a night, (over the $234.65 a night at the Riviera) you could bump up two stars to the five star Palazzo with a 720 square-foot Luxury King Suite, featuring a sunken living room decorated with a distinctly modern European design and luxurious amenities. The bedroom area has a king-sized bed, a 32-inch flat screen television and overhead reading lights. The living room area has a sofa (with full-size pull out), table with chairs, desk with chair and 32-inch flat screen television and a refreshment center

                        The bathroom is marble-appointed with oversized bath sheets and has a 17-inch flat screen television, a separate tub and glass-enclosed shower, private toilet and his-and-her sinks.

                        Just figured I'd throw that out there as an option.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

                          You know you just replied to a post I made last year.

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                            Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

                            Originally posted by Contrarian View Post
                            You know you just replied to a post I made last year.
                            Wh00ps!, oh well, its a sticky note, so all the information there is still fairly correct.

                            Besides, the Riviera lists on their website as being sold out for Friday and Saturday.
                            Nonnumquam cupido magnas partes Interretis vincendi me corripit

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                              Re: Hotels near the Riviera Hotel and Casino

                              Originally posted by erehwon View Post
                              Wh00ps!, oh well, its a sticky note, so all the information there is still fairly correct.

                              Besides, the Riviera lists on their website as being sold out for Friday and Saturday.
                              Yeah, but as you type, it is relevant and current information, so it is totally within the rules.
                              :-)

                              It is a sticky because it is a cyclic topic, and if we didn't ever want any new replies to this sticky we would have closed it, so I am pretty sure you are safe.

                              The top post's URL should also be helpful in finding hotels near the Riv. When we move to another hotel, I'll have to edit those URL again.

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