Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel Paradise Towers

If you’ve attended more than one rock concert, you’ll feel right at home in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas . Besides a full casino, you’ll find plenty of restaurants (6), shops and pubs both indoor and out by the famous swimming pools; there’s even a tattoo parlor. The casino and halls are packed with memorabilia and nonstop rock mega hits are piped in everywhere except the guest rooms.

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Opened in 1995 and renovated in 2010, the hotel sports 670 rooms and is located a few blocks off the main strip at 4455 Paradise Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 . You can call the Hotel at 800.473.7625

I booked an October stay, and after a 15-minute ride from the airport, found no line at the reception desk. Room assignment, and a complimentary upgrade were done in minutes and I started the long walk to the Paradise Towers. Correction… the long, long, long walk to the Paradise towers; past the casino, two pubs, two sets of elevators, an auditorium, a convenience store, a gym, two clothing stores, a convention center, a cafe, and another convention center, I finally found the elevators to the Paradise Towers. A highlighted map would have set expectations better.

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Hands full of bags and the key envelope, one must insert the room key in a sharp-edged slot (not easy to get it right) and immediately press the desired floor. By the time I coordinated this; I was well past my floor and had to wait for the trip down. Many other guests had the same frustration. Even a small metal guide on the key entry slot would make insertion easier.

Room 30-639 (what does the 30 mean?) is the end corner room at the far North West point of the hotel. It is at the farthest possible point from the elevator. This has benefits: Loud conversation from elevator traffic is less likely. Also, neighbor noise is less probable since the room shares only one common wall.

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Hard Rock Hotel corner rooms

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Free wireless for guests and a decent work space

I found the room to be pleasant and tidy. The air conditioning kept up with the Western sun blazing into the room, and the king sized bed was comfortable and clean.

Even though I’m not in the room that often, I’m a sucker for a good view. The sixth floor didn’t provide a spectacular view, and the parking garage and empty lot took up some of the panorama.

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View from each corner window

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Sunrise from the West facing window

The skull tattoo-style wallpaper in red and black was a nice touch in the bathroom, as was the “Eat me” and “get lucky kit” in the room bar.

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The toilet in my bathroom wouldn’t flush. I found it easier to reattach the handle chain myself (one minute) than to call maintenance and deal with the delays (perhaps one hour).

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Broken toilet in my room

Shops and casino downstairs are plentiful. I watched some of the World Series game in the Ainsworth at the Casino level while waiting for friends to meet up. The service and environment were excellent. The game is offered on a huge flat screen (200 inches?) and I was able to couch it, feet up on a leather ottoman and beer in hand in just minutes. Food and drinks good. The bill of $150 for four drinks and three snack plates was a bit lofty, but I’d go again if the service and environment holds up.

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Nice place to catch a sporting event

Check out is easy with an express box on the walk out. Hard Rock sent a nice invoice summary via email the same day as check out.

Summary: A location on the strip might be a better choice to get the full Vegas experience. I’d recommend the Hard Rock as a good destination for lovers of rock memorabilia or if a convention is on location.

Michael Stebbins

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