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Linq Hotel and Casino Review

Above all, the Linq benefits from its stellar location. Sitting center Strip, it’s a great place to stay if you want to be in the middle of it all at an affordable price. The casino, though somewhat bland, is still quite an improvement from its Imperial Palace past. Quite a few other Caesars properties show a bit of disrepair, but the Linq, along with Cromwell, are still fresh. The former being the cheaper of the pair.

The standard rooms are pretty small, ranging from 250 – 350 sq ft. I hope you like your partner. You could always go for an adventure and get one of the “hot” new bunk bed rooms. Those may get you an extra 50 sq ft and help you save a few bucks. Helmet not included. You’ll see in the walkthrough below (thanks to my wife), the rooms are modern and artsy. There’s nothing exciting to note, but nothing to complain about either. That’s probably the best way to describe the Linq as a whole. On her stay, the room was clean and quiet, which is what I reckon all many Vegas visitors ask for.

The casino mirrors the room, in a way. The design, though uninspired, is clean and easy to navigate. I’m not sure if they improved the ventilation system during the upgrade, but I find it less smoky than its old-school neighbor, the Flamingo.

Linq lobb with 3535 in the background
Linq lobby with 3535 in the background

I’d definitely classify it as low roller friendly, especially by Strip standards. You can find $5 tables during the day on weekends and most times on weekdays. The BJ and VP odds aren’t great, but it’s the Strip. The casino has all the trappings you’d expect for a Strip resort. My favorite gambling spot, despite the unexceptional play, is TAG. The bar has a great beer selection and, just as important, the service is fantastic.

TAG, I'm it. I guess I'll drink.
TAG, I’m it. I guess I’ll drink.

If you’re looking for premium cocktails, 3535, a lounge near the lobby, will satisfy your cravings. VP players beware, last I heard there’s a $2 charge for the upscale cocktails even with max bet play. To satisfy your hunger pangs, you can give Guy Fieri’s a try. It’s the only place in Vegas where you can get a “Mayor of Flavortown Burger”. You can’t make that up. For breakfast, Hash House A Go Go is a popular spot. Perhaps too popular, though, as wait times usually exceed 30 minutes in the morning.

BJ and sportsbook.
BJ and sportsbook.

While it’s hard for me to get too excited about anything happening in the Linq interior, I quite enjoy its greatest asset, the promenade. The High Roller bookmarks the walkway sprinkled with restaurants, bars, and a low roller must visit, O’Sheas. To be fair, it’s connected directly to the Linq main casino, but it feels like it’s own little rambunctious world. Cheap gambling, loud music, and beer pong- what more could a rowdy tourist want?

Not far from the lobby, the "Irish" casino.
Not far from the lobby, the “Irish” casino.

While it may seem odd to recommend as it didn’t really muster up a lot of excitement from me in this review, but the Linq is a great choice for budget conscious travelers. Accessible gaming, clean rooms, and inexpensive accommodations- three important qualities for a low roller like me.  


Feature photo: “The Linq Hotel” by Justin Ennis via CC BY 2.0

Center Strip Action
  • room
  • casino
  • service
  • location
  • low roller friendly

VFB Takeaway

– While small, the newly renovated rooms are clean and modern – Right in the heart of the Strip – Casino is a tad boring, but low roller friendly – A couple good bars and quick access to the promenade


Host of the Vegas Fanboy podcast. A reluctant Millennial. An amateur human.

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