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Linq? What do you think?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by dball213, Oct 28, 2015.

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  1. dball213

    dball213 Low-Roller

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    We're thinking of going back to Vegas in July. I can get comp rooms from M-F for the week of July 4 (and even get cheap reward miles airline tickets). My wife is somewhat picky about her hotels. And her lasting memory of the property is staying at the Imperial Palace 17 years ago. She likes Paris. So will the Linq rooms be passable for her?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sybgal

    sybgal VIP Whale

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    All rooms have been remodeled....could probably see pics on the web site...
     
  3. Snidely

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    I'd stick with Paris. Keep the wife happy.
     
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    queentata High-Roller

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    The pics of Linq rooms look really nice. I do love Paris, though. :beer:
     
  5. KKB

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    Rooms are nicer than Paris std rooms now, though a bit smaller. The bathroom is also done nicely but VERY small--2 of you cannot be in there at the same time.
    With the new redo, I'd go LINQ now...but...
    Is Jubilee Tower at Ballys comped? Try that.
     
  6. rvallez6

    rvallez6 Low-Roller

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    The hotel itself seems pretty decent. I didn't see any rooms, but i couldn't stand the smell of the casino. It had that cheap perfume smell, and it was bearable, just not preferred. The location may be worth it.
     
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    She just told you what she likes, if it ain't broke....... In all seriousness we are Bally's people, I tried LINQ on a guys trip and had a great time. I am not sure I would give up the comforts of Ballys new rooms, great location and just general comfort of the GF for the LINQ but I really did enjoy the place. Everything close and easy to get to. Room was clean, bartenders cool, fun party crowd, worked just fine for me.
     
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    I love the Linq. This will be my forth straight time staying there. It's new, clean, bright and location is amazing. I've always had upgraded rooms (luxury room with a couch or suite) so the room size has always been great for me, but yes, the standard rooms are a little small, but manageable. Everyone who goes to Vegas, I recommend the Linq to them. I honestly can't see myself staying anywhere else again...maybe if I'm taking a new girlfriend to Vegas I'd go to Caesars or Cromwell since I'm comp'd there and it's fancier, but even then, I'd probably still stick with the Linq. You won't be disappointed. Certainly more modern than Paris. I find that whole casino far too dark and unhappy.
     
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    sunshine54 Low-Roller

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    How do you find the pool at Linq? Is it quite lively in pool season?
     
  11. dball213

    dball213 Low-Roller

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    Well, we're staying at the Linq. Four free nights (except those damn resort fees) was too good to pass up. Plus we are flying round trip for just 50k miles total for both of us. I was in Vegas last July during a cool spell. Just around 100 each day. Hopefully we don't hit a heat wave!
     
  12. djen

    djen Low-Roller

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    Personally I like Linq. Yet if your wife likes Paris, that is probably the best way to go. Happy wife makes for happy trip.

    Maybe make your way to Linq to show her how much it has changed and maybe she will warn to the idea for a future trip.
     
  13. FuzzyDiceCraps

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    My wife sounds like yours, a bit more demanding on the room-front. We always stay at V/P for that reason, even though we're never in the room, she loves having the option to hang out there when she needs a break.

    We stay for a week at a time, 5 nights at V/P and we'll add 2 nights somewhere else wherever we get a good offer. We went with the LINQ on our last trip. I tried to talk her out of it, thinking she'd hate it and it would put her in a funk off the bat and possibly diminish the enjoyment or even (unlikely) ruin our trip. - I kept thinking, "how in the world could they make the old IP rooms passable" - cause remember, it was a renovation, not a complete rebuild.

    I think I was more pleasantly surprised than she was about how nice the room was. She really wanted to stay there because we constantly walk through the casino, and really like the new updated look.

    The room was nice, a bit small, but very clean and well appointed. When we checked out my wife even said "I'd stay there again." The rooms are definitely nicer than Paris, at least being more modern, and you get a clean feeling in the hallways and public areas...something that has been lost in my trips to Paris.

    I do have a couple criticisms of the LINQ. First is housekeeping is not very good. We drank the water bottles in the room the first day and the opened, empty bottles were left and never replenished. The wall receptacles for soap and shampoo in the shower were empty when we checked in and never refilled (these are in the rooms in lieu of traditional hotel soap and shampoo). Had we called and requested it I'm sure they would have been, but we pack our own anyway, so it wasn't a big deal for us. Additionally, the wi-fi in the room was very bad (likely do to location). Once again, we weren't in the room much so no huge deal, but as I'm always checking and responding to work emails, even on vacation, that was a pain.

    But overall, I'd highly endorse the LINQ, especially for someone looking for something different, modern, or cost-effective.
     
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    I might be the only person on the board who does not like the Linq. Disclosure, I have not stayed in the rooms, I'm just commenting about Casino, shops, resteraunts, etc. I feel the casino is a indoor walkway from Harrahs to Flamingo. It feels like a big path with some machines on the sides. I'm not too impressed with the resteraunts and shops in the Linq High Roller area either. If you like that area, I'd guess those rooms are the newest, I just don't like that casino feel.
     
  15. FuzzyDiceCraps

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    Hey man, to each their own. I have a friend who doesn't think the Casino is anything special either. Personally, I cannot stand Cosmo, but its right at the top of a lot of people's lists, so nothing wrong with having a difference of opinion.

    I'd agree with you about the restaurants along the promenade. We've eaten at most of them, and although I'd go back to any of them if someone really wanted to, I'm not going to go out of my way to return to any either. Maybe tilted kilt if there's a game I want to see, but that's about it.
     
  16. dball213

    dball213 Low-Roller

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    Super cost effective. Just resort fees (grrrr!) and tax. And I know she will love the Mexican place. We arrive on July 4, so there should be some nice fireworks to see as well. As log as we can find a nice viewing area.
     
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    Nope.

    Love the Linq! Great location and value!
     
  18. captainron62

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    You just take the elevator. Its is marked. It was small but very lively when I was there in July.
     
  19. Kupkakez

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    I love the Linq. Only downside as mentioned earlier is the slow elevator. I'm hoping they fix that other than that it's fine if you just want a cheap place to crash. It's become my new home base.
     
  20. EastCoastVegasFan!

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    Not as Lively as the Flamingo, but it's not bad.
     
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