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For travelers that stayed and played at the Imperial Palace, the transformation from Imperial Palace to LINQ (with a brief stint as the Quad in between) is nothing short of impressive. The $223 million investment Caesars Entertainment made to renovate the property helped LINQ become everything IP wasn’t – bright, trendy, shiny, fresh, and new. Below, is everything you need to know about planning your visit to the LINQ!
The best room rates are typically found when booking direct with the property. Even if you have never gambled or stayed, booking direct with Caesars will often be cheaper than 3rd party travel sites.
What is the pool like at LINQ?
The pool at LINQ is restricted to guests 21+ and includes many of the rent-able amenities you would come to expect at a Las Vegas pool such as cabanas for rent that include a 42″ television, surround sound speakers, refrigerator stocked with water, USB ports, overhead misting and non-stop service. Cabana pricing starts at around $75 on weekdays and runs up to around $650 on the weekends depending on the package selected.
There are also 35 daybeds for rent and pricing starts at around $75 and extends to up to $250 on weekends. Loungers at the LINQ pool are complementary.
If leaving the pool isn’t quite your thing, you can rent one of 24 cabana pool side rooms that open up right to your own cabana area on the LINQ pool deck.
Are there any shows at LINQ?
- Mat Franco (4.5 / 5 Stars on TripAdvisor) won season 9 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent and you can can check out his signature magic show at LINQ Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon and Tuesday in the Mat Franco Theater. Mat does a great job of involving the audience, keeping it humorous and boggling your mind with his show. Tickets start at $48 plus fees on Ticketmaster.
What are the dining options at LINQ?
- Hash House a Go Go ($$) (Brunch Menu )(Dinner Menu) features enormous serving sizes at an average entree price of $15-$20 – 24 hours a day. Stop in for breakfast and enjoy over sized flapjacks and then stop back later for a 1lb Burger. Who needs a buffet?
- Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar ($$) (Menu) Obviously, Mexican food plus tequila is a winning combination. Not something we need to dwell on. Stop in though for happy hour that runs from 2pm – 6pm where you can score $2 Azulitas or Dos Equis, $5 Margaritas, Chipoltle Wings or a pair of Street Tacos. The average dinner Entree at Chayo can be yours for $20-$25.
- Guy Fieri’s ($$) (Menu) is a casual restaurant at LINQ located near the north entrance near the Carnival Court with an average entree price of about $25. Take advantage of the outdoor patio seating overlooking Harrah’s and Caesars across the street and people watch as you dig into your burger, wings or tacos.
- Off The Strip ($$) (Menu) offers 3 bars spanning its 2 floors of indoor and outdoor dining space. Enjoy Italian favorites such as steaks, chops, burgers and seafood for an average price of about $20. Or, just enjoy one (or 7) of their unique craft brews.
- Nook Express ($) A quick serve option located on the backside of the gaming floor near the hotel elevators. Pick up a quick sandwich, pastry or coffee. Ultra casual and extremely quick.
What is the casino like at LINQ?
The LINQ gaming floor offers a bright, new and trendy feel and are accentuated by both the 3535 and Catalyst bars. Take a seat at one of LINQ’s 830 slot and video poker machines. If table games are more your speed, LINQ offers BlackJack, Craps, Roulette, Big 6, Pai Gow, Texas Hold ’em Bonus Poker, 3 Card Poker and Let it Ride.
LINQ offers a small, intimate and newly renovated sportsbook near the south entrance of the property where TAG sports bar used to be. The space has a trendy sports bar vibe and with plenty of screens, there isn’t a bad vantage point to catch the action.
LINQ is part of Caesars Entertainment and the Total Rewards program. Ensure you take advantage of any comps coming your way by signing up for and using a Total Rewards players card!
How is the Hotel at LINQ?
I still cringe when I look at the exterior of the LINQ hotel. The color scheme, mixed with the old, dated architecture has never appealed to me. I am extremely glad I took a chance and booked the LINQ hotel however. The elevators are crowded and slow, but the rooms are extremely well done. They have a crisp, trendy, IKEA feel. I mean that in the best way possible – I love IKEA. Below, we list out your room options at LINQ:
- Deluxe Room: LINQ’s base model room offers 250-400 square feet of space, a 47 inch LED flat screen, a mini fridge and a USB charging station. The room itself is well lit and offers unique, Vegas themed wall decor.
- Luxury Room: A step above the Deluxe Room, the Luxury Room gives you everything a deluxe room has plus 50 additional square feet (400 square feet total).
- Bunk Bed Deluxe Room: Here’s a room option you don’t see everyday in Vegas. The Bunk Bed room offers 2 queen beds in a 300 square foot room. The twist is that there is also a twin loft bed above one of the queen beds.
- Deluxe Poolside Cabana: The Poolside Cabana rooms at LINQ are 300 square feet and offer a private outdoor poolside patio. You are free to order drinks and food from the pool staff and will also have a 47 inch TV in the room itself. Poolside comes with a cost though – these rooms generally cost about 4-5x what the typical deluxe room runs. Worth it? Probably.
- King Junior Suite: You’ll have approximately 600 square feet to stretch out as you enjoy the 47 inch TV, Microfiber robes and slippers and IPod docking station.
- King Suite: The 690 square foot King Suite offers a separate living area to entertain and relax complete with 2 USB charging ports, IPod docking station and microfiber robes and slippers. The room has both a 47 inch TV in the bedroom and a 55 inch TV in the living area.
*Most rooms at LINQ have an option to upgrade to a Las Vegas Strip or High Roller view. The rooms are typically more expensive than ones with “no view”. Most rooms also come with the option of smoking/non as well as 1 King bed / 2 Queens.
*Hotel check in starts at 4pm and guests are expected to be checked out by 11am. Skip the lines at check-in by using one of the self check in kiosks. All you need is an ID and the credit card you held the room with.
What are others saying about the LINQ Hotel?
Positive Traveler Review Themes: Enjoyed the room; Cleanliness of Room and Common Areas; Fantastic location on the Las Vegas Strip; Comfortable bed; Great price and value.
Negative Traveler Review Themes: Check in lines (You guys, use the self check in!); Room cleanliness; Slow hotel elevators; No coffee makers in the room; Resort/Parking Fees were a surprise.
LINQ is a middle of the road price point compared to other properties on the Las Vegas Strip. Prices vary from day to day based on demand/events but base rates range from $30-60 Sunday – Thursday and anywhere from $100-$200 on the weekends. A 10% discount is offered to members of the military, first responders, students, teachers and government employees if you book through the Total Rewards website.
The nightly resort fee at LINQ is $35 + Tax and is charged at the time of check in. Note the resort fees are not assessed to Total Reward members that have achieved Diamond or Seven Stars status. The resort fee at LINQ covers premium WiFi for up to 2 devices, fitness center access for 2 and all the local calls you can make.
If self parking at LINQ, you will be charged $0 for your first 60 minutes, $9 for 1-4 hours and $12 for 4-24 hours.
What are the things I NEED to do at LINQ?
- High Roller Observation Wheel: As the anchor of the LINQ Promenade, the High Roller is the tallest observation wheel in the world at 550 feet tall. Enjoy the 30 minute ride in either a standard pod or a happy half hour pod with unlimited drinks.
- LINQ Promenade: Located between Flamingo and LINQ is the promenade that is anchored by the High Roller and provides visitors with a plethora of dining and shopping options ranging from In and Out burger to other sit down options.
- Drink a Frozen Baileys at O’Shea’s: O’Shea’s, a casino previously known for its dingy, smoky and party atmosphere located on the strip was demolished as part of the LINQ project in 2012, however, has been re-incarnated as part of the new structure. After a night of debauchery, nothing feels better on your throat than an ice cold, rich and sweet Frozen Baileys from O’Shea’s.
- Fly LINQ (Now Open!) allows daredevils to fly down the LINQ Promenade on the first zip-line on the Las Vegas Strip. Riders will depart from the 122 foot tall tower and travel 1,080 feet eastward above the promenade toward High Roller. Tickets are $25 during the day and $30 for a night ride.
- Kind Heaven (Coming Soon!) will immerse visitors into Southeast Asian culture to include food options, art, music and fashion. Think of it as a movie set that will transport you to another part of the world, except, you’ll still be in Vegas.
Is LINQ in a good location?
LINQ is perfectly positioned smack dab in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip between Harrah’s to the north, Flamingo to the south and Caesars Palace across Las Vegas Boulevard. You are withing walking distance, or a $10 Uber from nearly everything on the Strip.
Unique Transportation Options at Flamingo:
- The Las Vegas Monorail runs up and down the east side of the Strip from MGM grand on the south north to SLS Hotel and Casino. LINQ has a monorail stop located in the rear of the property.
- Uber and Lyft will drop you off at the traditional cab drop off location, however, the pick up location is slightly inconvenient. The Uber/Lyft app will direct you, but you will exit the casino from the doors next to the hotel front desk and take a right. From there you will walk into the parking complex until you reach the ride share pickup location.
Our take on the LINQ property:
LINQ represents a serious upgrade from the Imperial Palace both from a casino and hotel room perspective. The rooms at LINQ are relatively inexpensive, yet trendy, clean and comfortable. The casino is bright and vibrant and the center Strip location of the property is unbeatable. I took a chance on LINQ and loved my stay and have been back on subsequent trips. If you are budget minded traveler that is looking for value as opposed to extreme luxury, I think you will agree.