Update: This was written when it was the Barbary Coast...I have not stayed there since Harrah's took over.
Another of the Coast casinos (my vote for the best in town.) The Barbary has many things going for it. The location is almost impossible to beat, sharing an intersection with Ballys, Bellagio, and Caesars. The rooms are very inexpensive (you can get around $50 for a weeknight at times.) Since it's a smaller hotel, you can leave your room and be on the strip in a few minutes, something you can't do at most of the resorts. The bathroom sink is outside the shower/toilet area. There is a window you can open in the shower to look out onto the strip. While the rooms are getting a little dated, they still are decent rooms. Cleaning service is also pretty good. Your in-hotel dining options are limited, but they do well with what they have. The casino has many games at low-roller limits, although the casino is a little smokier than most. This place is one of the best values left on the strip.
Unique Quality: Right outside the hotel (facing Ballys) you can catch a free shuttle to the Orleans and Gold Coast.
Having checked out their website, I really wasn't expecting much from this hotel / casino... but I was pleasantly surprised! The room, while looking a bit kitschy and outdated, was clean and comfortable. The sliding door which separated the room from the washroom / walk-in wardrobe was stuck when we got there (not that we noticed) and two handymen spent quite a bit of time fixing it. They, and all the other staff we encountered at the hotel, were extremely polite and friendly. Location-wise it was fantastic, right in the middle of The Strip, walking distance to the Bellagio, Caesar's Palace & Bally's. The casino, although small, was always packed with people when I returned to the hotel at night. This hotel is definitely a good option when you're travelling on a budget.
Unique Quality: The best thing about this hotel - location location location.
On first impressions doesn't seem as flash and glitzy as the other hotels on the strip but don't let that annoy you.
The decor is based on the old New Orleans style so it seems darker than other hotel, ie dark wood
Rooms are big and has everything you need and the location is great right in the centre of the strip. Also if you get a front facing room you can watch the Bellagio Fountains go off which is nice.
Has a small basic restaurant, no pool
Directions: Middle of strip opposite the Bellagio
The rooms are big , done out in a victorian style they have two sections ,one with your bed one with a table and chairs and a dressing table also the window in the bathroom opens (fresh air) it is a small casino but it only takes you 5 mmins from your room down to the front door which is fast in vegas plus you are right at the crossroads with lifts and walkways to take you to the big hotels so you don`t need a cab,
Unique Quality: The way it is near most stuff.
Directions: The strip
Barbary Coast is right in the middle of the strip with walkways across the strip to Bellagio and on on the side street to Bally's. Very convenient to everywhere.
I got a room on the second floor and though my view wasn't much, it was so great to step in an elevator and be in the casino and on the street in five minutes. Anyone who's stayed in a place where you have a long hike from the elevator to your room AFTER navigating the maze of a huge casino and spending the day on your feet knows how nice that can be.
NOTE: In 2007, just after my last trip to Las Vegas in February, Barbary Coast -- sadly, in my opinion -- which had been purchased by Harrah's, became Bill's Saloon and Casino. Hopefully it retained a lot of its former character.
Unique Quality: Barbary Coast is a small hotel in the Las Vegas scheme of things with only 200 rooms, three bars and a lounge, three restaurants (ranging from gourmet to coffee shop), and no swimming pool. However, I really enjoyed their casino (mostly video poker, including some full play deuces wild machines).
My room was very comfortable and I will probably stay at Barbary Coast again. I stayed for $60 a night Sunday-Tuesday in May through vegas.com.
The first gambling I did on my last trip was to put a quarter in an "I Love You" slot machine at BC and win $2.50. Unfortunately, that wasn't an omen for the whole trip: not too much later I placed my first sports book, $30 on the Portland Trailblazers to win, in a playoff game, but of course they lost.
Barbary Coast is a sister hotel of off-strip hotels The Orleans (great place) and Gold Coast and free shuttles run back and forth every 20 minutes 9:30 a.m. until midnight
Directions: Middle of Las Vegas Strip
concentrates on table games, but has many slots as well. My mother-in-law always wins here.
Unique Quality: great location, across from Caesars, and beside Ballys, connected by a elevated bridge crossing the busy street. This is the busiest corner in Las Vegas (I believe)
Try Michael's, known for great steak.
Fact: most real gamblers like to play at the small intimate casinos. And Bills Gambling Hall is a great one -- well located and a great old themed atmosphere.
Formerly called Barbary Coast
This is one of the places I've really enjoyed my gambling.
Unique Quality: LOCATION !! at the "heart of the Strip"
Directions: Center of the New part of the Strip (Las Vegas Blvd.) at Flamingo.
I stayed at the Barbary Coast Hotel, Mid strip. A good hotel. No problem finding rooms there. Las Vegas has more hotels/Motels than any other city in the world.
Varies widley, check package deals.
Unique Quality: Has kind of a Pirate theme, not quite as showy or clasy as some of the more famous casino's.
We stayed at the Barbary Coast Hotel. It is one of the smaller older hotels on the strip but it has a great central location and we chose it because it had a great review on the www.cheapovegas.com website.
We paid $59 a night plus tax in April
Unique Quality: Great friendly staff. Comfortable rooms. Quieter casino to relax in when you have battled your way around the massive hotels. We also came away $120 in front on roulette.
Directions: Centre Strip, between Flamingo and Bally's, opposite Caesars Palace and Bellagio.
This is our nice room at the Barbary Coast before we threw our clothes all over the place!
Unique Quality: Unfortunately no pool here but view out front to die for.
Weve booked rooms for end of May for what was the barbary Coast but \I see is now named as above.
The old website directs now to coast hotels and Im struggling to find a website for the new hotel.
Can anyone help re the site, and email addresses etc just in case we need to cancel etc.
It's a Harrah's Casino now. Try contacting Harrahs at www.harrahs.com
Bill's is not on their site yet or call 1-866-245-5745
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