Historical Traveller Reviews of Orleans Hotel and Casino
Orleans is Deliciously Outstanding
from A TripAdvisor Member
The entire Operation of the Orleans is liken to a well oiled machine. Everything is run very professionally. The Customer Service Rep's throughout have been "bend over backwards" accomodating, not to mention courteous and polite.The rooms are plosh and some have breath taking views of the Strip. The entertainment has been superb. We have enjoyed the Righteous Brothers, Frankie Valli, Roy Clark, The Golden Boys (Avalone-Fabian-Rydell) and the Everley Brothers to mention a few. The Orleans is a fantastic resort away from the "mainstream" of the Strip. Looking forward to future visits including tonight.
No Ripoff Here!
from A TripAdvisor Member
What a great experience. They offer something for everyone, 70 bowling alleys, an 18 screen movie theatre, great food at reasonable prices, slots and table games at workingman prices. The pools are nice and in a nice setting. You can get a 75 cent hot dog from a cart or a double cut prime rib dinner for $18.75 which is super. From the prices in the gift shoppe, to the prices in their liquor store everything is reasonably priced. The rooms are large and clean. In our room we had an extra large king sized bed, couch, large comfortable chair, writing desk and bathroom with an etched glass window with a rose. You are well supplied with soap, shampoo and even a sewing kit in the desk. Also an ironing board & iron and blow dryer."Great Place" WW Milwaukee,WI 04/15/03
Wow, I love it here....!
1st time in Vegas and what a place....Mean while back on planet Earth. This hotel is great 30,000 sq ft casino. A burger bar that sells great burgers cooked how you like & has a seperate salad bar where you can add your own salad for free. My girlfriend and i, stayed here for 7 nights. We ate breakfast at the "French Market Buffet" (which is no more french than i am) every day. As much as you can eat for $5. Omelettes how you like, 3 types of sausage, bacon, eggs, cereal, crossants and so on. You can even have Chinese, Mexican, Barbecue or English breakfasts. Or if your really hungary have all of them. Drinks come as part of this deal Cola, Coffee, Tea, Milk, Juice or iced water. They come round and top these up for free as you drink. At one point we had to cover our drinks over to stop them filling the drinks up. Where else in the world is like this place? The evening buffet is similar the drinks rules are the same the buffet is around $12. The one night i went up to the counter marked USA. The chef was serving steak. I asked could i have a medium done one. He replied would you like 1 or 2 (one steak took up more than half the plate) i nearly passed out when i saw the size of just one...so 2 was out of the question. I`m not fat but, i made sure i had more than one dessert everytime. Talking of fat..... Kates` ice cream parlour is good also a 24hr coffee shop. Guests at the hotel get a fun book which gives some great offers. ie. We saw "Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons" at this hotel. This was with a 2-for1 voucher in the fun book. The ticket also entitles you to a free after show drink. The slot club is a bit wierd. You get points for the amount you win & not the amount you put into the machines,like the rest of Vegas. Still we got 2 free buffet comps each and $34 back in cash. When you join they give you some mardi gras beads & a little battery operated fan (batteries included). The cocktail waitresses are the best and least dressed in Vegas. Wow, what uniformIrish bar in the casino. They also serve "Tetley`s English ALe". (If your british, its smooth flow bitter & it`s travelled well). The slots are quite loose. Wheel of fortune was fun & video poker full pay. Watch out some 8/5 machines or worse.The rooms are just great. Two huge double beds, big colour tv in its own cabinet, writing desk area, seperate seating area & bathroom. There is an ironing board & iron in the bathroom, also a part you can close off to seperate the shower/toilet from the mirror/sink area, so 2xpeople can get ready at the same time. The tv is big it even said welcome with my name on the screen when i 1st turned it on. At least 30 stations even Orleans own station showing its sister hotels(Gold Coast, Sun Coast & Barbary coast on the Strip). You get an alarm clock which doubles up as a radio(usually tuned into a spainish radio station as all the maids are & listen to it whilst making your room up) Loads of free lotions, air con , and boy the beds where great, i could of spent the week in it. Lock your room at night as if you sleep past 8am the maid walks in on you (twice ha ha).This hotel was the only real place in Vegas i felt comfartable enough to have a good session in the casino. There are quite a few locals always. They are mainly retired older folk. You tend to feel safe here. I luv it. Great food,nice people and the security was strict as well. There was patrols in the car parks & you had to show your key everytime you wanted to use the lifts, as that`s where the security desk was. 2 miles off the strip...! So what, every 20mins or so there is a free bus to the Barbary Coast. This is smack in the middle of the strip. Taxi`s are always waiting anyway. Wanna go to the Grand Canyon? speak to the bell/bus boy desk, they sorted our helicoptor trip out & a horse back ride when we got there. They even picked us up from the hotel and dropped us back later. This place is very friendly i would highly recommend it to anyone. All the other reports cant be wbe back"..!
Better than the strip....
What a great deal! Cleaner and a better atmosphere than most of the hotels on the strip, and cheaper to boot! The hotel looks great from the outside. The staff is very friendly. Security is great (we saw cars patroling the parking lots all the time). No problems getting close parking at all. Rooms were clean, big, and comfortable. View of the strip was wonderful. And the breakfast buffet was great! $5 for any kind of breakfast food you could ever want! I would definitely stay here again.
loved the room, but
from A TripAdvisor Member
Room: the rooms are great with good pricing. upgraded to a suite for a small charge and thoroughly enjoyed it. the view, ammenities, decor, cleanliness, and service were first class!!Food: the buffet was acceptable but ordinary. Gaming: tight slotsOverall: a GREAT place to stay, but go to the Fremont Area for gaming.
The Orleans is Awesome
from A TripAdvisor Member
Date: October 12 -15, 2002Hotel: The OrleansFlew into Vegas from Tulsa,
OK arriving about noon on Saturday. Flight was smooth despite being
singled out for a complete search at Tulsa nd Dallas. Picked up rental
car from Alamo (free upgrade due to high volume requests for
compacts)-ended up with a Dodge Intrepid - a great car. Check-in at The
Orleans was quick and easy as always and their valet service is
great.We paid $39 per night for our room as part of a promotional we
got in the mail (we've stayed there before) with a buy-one-get-one-free
show ticket deal. The Orleans showroom is the best for our type of
entertainment. My husband and I are baby-boomers from the 60's and 70's
music era and my husband is a former professional musician himself so
we really enjoy the type of talent The Orelans showcases. This trip we
saw Neal Sedaka. In the past two years we have seen The Everly
Brothers, The Righteous Brotheres, and Air Supply. We're looking
forward to Frankie Avalon and Dion. The concerts are always first-class
and the audiences are usually pretty respectful though with Air
Supply,the audience was a little more mixed-age and as such, a little
louder with their appreciation.On Sunday, we took "our" Intrepid and
made the 250 mile trip to the Grand Canyon. The weather was perfect for
sightseeing and we ended up spedning the night there even though we had
our room at the Orleans. It was certainly worth the extra $ to watch
both the sunset and sunrise at the Grand Canyon.We're not much for
gambling although I enjoy the slots and got my husband hooked somewhat
this time. We tried the Mirage, New York- New York, MGM Grand and
Paris. We were impressed with the 911 survivor and casulty t-shirt
display at New York-New York.As for food, we had comps for the Market
buffet at The Orleans which is always good. This time it was all
seafood which is not a favorite of mine but I found plenty to eat
anyway. With 6 different serving stations (representing 6 different
ethnic food styles), a great salad bar and a FABULOUS dessert bar - it
is a bargain even if you have to pay full price of $15.95. We also
tried the Prime Rib Loft at the Orleans on our last night and it was
incredible beyond words. Icy-cold salad with a wonderful house
dressing, succulent prime rib, loaded baked potato and great drinks.
I'm not a big breakfast person so we usually stayed within the Orleans
for that at their Courtyard Cafe. Breakfast specials are really good
and cheap between 11 pm and 6 am. Don Miquel's in the Orleans is also
great Mexican.All in all, I could spend my entire trip within the
Orleans except for the shopping malls of course. We even spent a couple
of hours in the movie theatre at the Orleans this trip and unexpectedly
ran into a couple from our hometown in Kansas.We also enjoyed the
outdoor spa at the Orleans.October is the perfect time to be in Vegas
in my opinion. The days are sunny and warm but the nights are
comfortably cool. We have been in Vegas in August/September but found
it to be too hot to really enjoy walking on the strip and
people-watch.We are anxious to go back soon and see Celine Dion in
concert at her new venue .................
from A TripAdvisor Member
Visited as result of all the strip hotels costing $250+ on the weekend of the Stones concert at the MGM. Found the Orleans to be a great place at the most reasonable cost we could find. Gambling was cheaper and the rooms were as nice as most strip hotels I have stayed in. Upgrade to a tower view room, minimal cost and the view of the strip was great. Will visit again.
I love it!
from A TripAdvisor Member
I've stayed at The Orleans twice in the past three months and enjoyed it very much! It's my new favorite hotel! My parents live in Vegas but often I don't stay with them because I enjoy a "retreat" in my own hotel room and The Orleans is perfect for that. The rooms are BIG for the price, the beds are comfortable, and you even get a sofa, coffee table, chair, and desk in the room as well. It's nice to just have another part of the room as separate quarters to keep your things or just sit and relax. My nephew often will come and spend the night in my hotel room (he's 11 and lives in Las Vegas also) and when he comes, we just wake up, walk on over to the movie theater or bowling alley and have fun. We don't have to leave the hotel at all! My parents met me there my first time and we saw a movie too. Also, the coffee shop has the BEST tuna melts...the best I've ever had. The only other food I've tried is the pizza at Sazio's and it was pretty good. Let's see...I've also played around in their arcade with my nephew and it was fun...and the gift shop has snacks to munch on at a very reasonable price. My nephew forgot his toothbrush and we bought him one there for only 84 cents! Can't beat that! OH, and the soap in the rooms is to die for! It's an oatmeal soap and smells like you could eat it! I always throw a couple of them in my travel bag because you never know when you're going to need it. I guess that's it...The Orleans is all good!
The best kept secret in Las Vegas.....hm maybe I should keep this to myself.
I have stayed at the Orleans about 7 or 8 times now since 1999 and I have to say it is my favorite place to stay. The rooms are nice and roomy. The beds are comfortable. The bathroom supplies are plentiful. It is a very safe hotel because you have to show your hotel key to security to access the hotel elevators. Yes it is off the strip and I find that a plus. If that isn't enough for you the rates are very reasonable. During slow times in Las Vegas, you can get a room Sun - Thurs for $39/night, and $70/night on Friday and Saturday night. Thats a hard price to find on the strip during the same time. Just to give you an example, I was in Las Vegas, from Jan. 8th to the 15th of this year. At the same time, there were several major conventions going on and most of the strip hotels that were open were charging any where from $89 to $120 a night during the week and $120 to $170 a night on the weekend. What rate did I get at the Orleans. Reserving through their Website I got $39 a night during the week and $70 a night during the weekend. This was even cheaper than the "discounted" room service on the web. The casino itself has high ceilings and even though the tables them selves are a bit tightly packed in, the high ceilings help in terms of the claustophobia index. The minimums at the tables are low. A couple of $3 blackjack table (6 deck shoes) and plenty of $5 black jacktables--some where double deck and some where the 6 deck shoes. I would say that of the 30 -- 35 black jack tables, I would say about 20 were the $5 tables, maybe five $25 dollar tables, and a few $100 tables. In other words this is a low rollers heaven for black jack. If you like pai gow poker, they have about a dozen tables. Plenty of $5 and $10 tables. I have had a devil of a time finding hotels on the strip with more than 2 pai gow tables. You're going to have a hard time finding a pai gow poker table that isn't a $25 game. Oh by the way, I would say that overall, the dealers here are some of the frienliest I have encountered. Also if you a red blooded male, you will enjoy the skimpy costumes the cocktale waitresses wear.....just don't stare too hard when the wife is around....lol. Fortunately, as a single guy, I don't have to worry about that. Orleans also has craps, mini-baccarat, roulette, keno, and even though I am not a poker player, I understand that their poker room is a decent one.A bout the only game they don't have here is bingo. Of course, they have slots, slots, slot, and more slots. I'm not much into slots. They do seem to have plenty of video poker machines. You won't go hungry here either. The Buffet is good here. They have a pretty good prime rib joint, a fancy restaurant, an italian place, a very good Mexican place called Don Miguels, and a full service 24 hour coffee sho just to name a few places. They have enough different restaurants so you won't get bored. If you're not doing well at the tables, they have a giant mega-plex movie theater, a 70 lane bowling alley, and an arcade. This is a family friendly hotel. To sum up, this is a great place and you should do yourself a favor and try it. You will be glad you did. Can you tell I like this place?
Family stay A+ at the Orleans
from A TripAdvisor Member
Visited the Orleans during Super Bowl wk'end with teenager children. A lot for the kids to do - 70 lane bowling alley; multi screen movie complex and arcade not to mention kid friendly restaurants. Gaming was decent and rooms were very clean and up to date. Would recommend and return.
Top Local Tips for Las Vegas
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~Flirt at Rio is a great lounge that needs longer hours and better promotion.
~Risque at Paris was small, with no seating whatsoever. Killer view from the VIP, but overall, very overrated.
~Jet @ Mirage is a cool place, but way too crowded. the 3 rooms make it easy to find a groove that fits your mood. high prices.
~Mist @ TI was better than i expected. while they sell themselves as having ESPN and great drinks, at 1:30 am on a saturday all i found was good vibes, good music, didn't notice tv's or feel like i was in a bar trying to have it both ways.
~Rouge at MGM was a great new lounge, with great music and service in a lively spot.
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