The hotel was convenient as the BCA Championships were being held there. Booking through Expedia or some agent instead of through the hotel got me a discounted rate. However, i did have to pay resort fees that made up for the discount I did receive. That was a disappointment As I did not need the amenities or want them. I would have stayed or booked longer if the rate didn't double and triple for the next two days.the hotel isn't that nice and somewhat run down to warrant a rate that high.
The hotel theme is not in conjunction wither atmosphere. I believe it was more so in the beginning.ie, music, staff attire, etc.
I have stopped in from time to time over the years to ck. It out but never stayed or played, gambled, or eaten there cause I have always noticed it to be too expensive. Table minimums too. high. All of the above doesnt warrant it. Circus Circus was always a better deal as well as Excaliber.
I had noticed a few things not in order with the plumbing when I first came into my room
and had to call for them to be addressed. These sort of issues should not have been for a new tenant to have to deal with.
Overall, the Rio was a big disappointment for me as I have been coming to Vegas for over 50 yrs. and had better experiences with many other hotels and probably been happier on those days with one such as the Mirage, or even one of the others Ive mentioned above.