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What can you tell me about The Linq?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by lithium78, Feb 16, 2016.

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  1. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    I just booked a comp room for 3 nights at The Linq for this summer, but I've never stayed there before so I don't really know what to expect. On my last trip, I walked inside the casino briefly to get a 2-for-1 voucher for the High Roller, but I didn't really get to explore the place.

    Is there anybody who's stayed there who can tell me about the rooms? I hear they are a bit on the small side. Do they have a fridge and/or coffee maker? Will we have to worry about noise? My host is requesting a high floor room with a city view if that makes any difference.

    Is there a high limit slot room? What's the casino like? Do they have special lines for Platinum TR members? Is there a pool?

    Any decent restaurants we could try out? How's the buffet?

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Brando95

    Brando95 Tourist

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    I've stayed there 2x since the rooms were redone and can help on some of your questions. The rooms are a little small, but laid out nicely. There's a mini-fridge in the closet-cubby area that is empty and yours to use. You will need to turn it on as housekeeping turns it off when a guest checks out to save energy. I've never experienced noise in the rooms, but I've not stayed close to Carnival Court either. I would think that would be where most of the noise would come from.

    I'm also platinum and I've bypassed the long check-in line and gone to the separate enclosed VIP room to check-in both times. The first time I was pulled out of line because it was long and told I could check in in the VIP. The second time I just tried it on my own and they were happy to help.

    I don't believe they have a buffet. Hash House A Go Go (comfort food with a twist) is my place for breakfast and is always crowded. If you're by yourself or with one other person though, the bar seating is first come first served so if you see an opening go for it! Portions are huge! Guy Fieri has a place there but I haven't eaten there - always seems to have a line though so if that's an indication... You are also just a step away from the Linq Promenade which has several restaurants. The Yard House down by the High Roller offers a large beer selection and pretty decent food.

    Can't help with the high limit but I like the casino. I'm a video Poker player and the TAG bar is a good spot if you like craft beer while you play. The bar in the center of the casino is good for people watching as it's along the main walkway.
     
  3. cjohnson202

    cjohnson202 VIP Whale

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    I've stayed there four times. If you are playing high limits you could probably be getting AT MINIMUM a luxury room comp'd, which is much nicer than the standard room with noticeably more room. I'm a low-level diamond and have had my host comp a suite, so you could try that too. High Limit slots are not in a room, more so in a corner. Not a HUGE selection but probably 5-10 machines that are always empty. Every room has the fridge but I'm not sure about coffee makers. I know my suite had a tassimo/keurig machine. There is a pool area. One large pool, one shallow smaller pool. I've never actually gone but it never seems TOO crowded. I've had a room that overlooked the pool and never had to worry about noise, so you should be fine.

    Casino is much improved. Poker Room area is small but good. Lots of slots and table selection, plus you have O'sheas attached as well for more table options. Platinum members have special lines at cashier but not check in, I believe. You can try and use the diamond checkin though, it's never very busy.

    No buffet. Hash House is good, Guy Frieri's is pretty meh. There is a nice breakfast/sandwhich place by the elevators but it's on the pricey side. Lots of options right outside in the promenade. Yard House is now a staple of all my trips. Monday to Friday it's happy hour from 3-6. $6 chicken fingers, chicken wings and other stuff like that. All come with fries. Beers are also $4 for pints or $10 for half yards. The America Restaurant is also good and I enjoy tilted kilt more than I should as well.

    Any other questions, just ask. I've stayed there enough and in all the different room types to be able to help you.
     
  4. lithium78

    lithium78 High-Roller

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    Hi, thanks for all the info. My host said they will assign a room when I get there, but it'll probably be something good due to my fairly decent level of play and the fact that we're going for our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary. I'm looking forward to trying something new.

    I noticed there's a Starbucks at the Linq. Do you know if they accept Starbucks gift cards? Might be a good cheap quick breakfast if they do.
     
  5. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Low-Roller

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    Most in-casino Starbucks locations I've been to don't accept the card. If you're talking about the outdoor Starbucks on the south side of the Linq, that one I know for sure takes gift cards.
     
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    That's the only one there is. There is not one inside the hotel/casino
     
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