Hey some tips from a guy who used to work at the Rio for 2 years in VIP Services.
*If you haven’t already made your reservations, sign up for a Harrahs Total Rewards Card, it will honestly knock off your $10-20. You also get expedited service at the Front Desk, when you register. I’m always astonished about how many people will wait in the long line, and i see gold card members who just walk right through. It takes 5 mins to get a Gold card. Plus you can get credit for your gambling…
Here is the deposit policy at the Rio.
$100 per Night on Debit/Credit(its taken all at once) - All Charges on!
$200 Cash/Debit Deposit - Phones and Movie access
$50 p/night cash/Debit Deposit - No charging what so ever.
If you want to stay at the Rio… a couple of things about the two towers:
-The rooms in the towers are avg 550 sq ft.
-Internet is not wireless.
-LOL if you get all day porno pass its 34.99. Its the only item on the PPV TV that the price…
-Local calls are 1.25… even 1-800 numbers… just use your cell phone.
IPANEMA TOWER PRO & CONS: (Smoking floors on 4,13,19,20)
+Ipanema tower has had the most recent renovations(3 Years ago).
-If you will stack like 20 guys in a room try to get Ipanema Tower, you can get a room that is 2 Queen beds, that ALSO has a pull out couch.
-Tower 1 in The Ipanema Tower has no internet.
MASQUERADE TOWER PRO & CONS:(Smoking floors on 4,13,30,34,36)
+Some say more spacious
-Honestly all the views in Masquerade Tower aren’t that bad.
-Masquerade tower has no renovations,yet. don’t be surprised to find your couch, bed, drapes will be in horrible condition, because the decor has not changed since the tower opened up in '97.
-No rooms have pull out couches.
-Forgot about the love holes, they have a some what glass window from the bedroom to the shower… so if you stay in the room with dudes who dont mind seeing your pee-pee, the choice is yours…
**You can ask for cots, or a roll away… sometimes the person you talk to will give it free, and I think the cost is $20…(In VIP, our guests were given to it for free)
-HOPEFULLY! the water in your tower will not shut off, meaning no hot water during the mornings or even the afternoons, rarely. If it really is a inconvenience, there are some things you can do.
- Ask how long will the water outage be?
- Sometimes they will offer compensation for your inconvenience.
3)Don’t be an ass, if you are nice, sometimes they will EVEN knock off some of your rate of your stay. If you are a dick, the front desk managers will really try to NOT compensate guests.
- Last option is to move rooms.
Maybe you are a baller AKA you lose a lot of money when u gamble, you may be able to get your room comped, just ask a casino host, who will roam the pits, to check your play during your stay, or upon check-out. Don’t even try if you lost like $20 over 3 hours… thats nothing. If you feel like you’ve lost or played a tons during the stay, then go ahead and ask.
- All-American Bar & Grill will probably be your best friend during EVO. Open 24 hours.
- Sao Paolo is a breakfast place open 7A-3P. Maybe they will change the hours for EVO, but I doubt it. ( I would rather go to the diner at Gold Coast honestly.)
- DO NOT EAT AT HAMADAS! Food is terrible, so many other Japanese food options.
4)Mahjong is take-out chinese, pretty authentic, kinda pricey for the amount you get. Just go to China Town, which is just down North on Valley View, just go to Spring Mountain and in go to Kung Fu Thai/Chinese food ( They even deliver too!). or Sam Wu(Cash Only).
- Dont move around shit in your mini-bar, it will charge to your room.
- Sonics right up the street across Palms!
If you have any other questions or anything about Vegas, let me know!