Hotel Review: The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Just two blocks away from the Strip, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has encompassed the essence of Rock ‘n’ Roll beautifully, appealing to both musicians, and music-lovers alike. This resort showcases fascinating memorabilia of rockstars, and Rock bands throughout the grounds of the hotel, with finishing touches like Led Zeppelin quotes in elevators to vintage David Bowie pictures in hotel rooms. It is the ultimate tribute to classic anthems by the biggest acts, with the suit of Elvis Presley on display the moment you walk towards the reception.

Facilities & Services

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has the typical features of a 4-star hotel in Las Vegas, with great music always playing in the background.

In room dining, fitness room, pools, spa, hair salon, laundry service, free wifi, conference rooms, gift shops, casino, music venue, show venue, restaurants, and even a tattoo parlor. 


The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has three towers, and features 648 guest rooms, 64 suites and penthouses. The oldest tower is the Casino Tower, and the newer built ones are the Paradise Tower, which gives a nice overlook to the pool and the other hotels. The HRH Tower houses the premium suites, and even in the Casino Tower, I felt that the rooms are spacious, paired with clean and comfortable bedding. 

I stayed at the resort’s Casino Tower on the 9th floor. The room was 460 sq. ft., equipped with double queen beds, 55″ LED TV, and a view of the pools. There is free and reliable wifi given, and a large TV, so there is no shortage of entertainment within the room itself.

Although music can be heard from their Rehab Beach Club, it is incredibly quiet in the evening, so no ear-plugs are needed to fall asleep. The only thing I wished it had was a fridge for my own items in this room. The mini-fridge is completely stocked with alcohol, where you can enjoy and simply pay for it on your tab when you check out. There are also snacks, and a kit for your Sin City shenanigans lest you come unprepared, all of which can be consumed and paid for upon check out. Checking out of the room was incredibly easy, and can be done right on the TV.  

Entering the room in the Paradise Tower
2 Queen-sized bed with 4 different types of pillows to fit your needs.
Sink right outside the bathroom
Modest shower and bath, with rain shower head
View from the hotel room
Nirvana Pool


Part of the fun of coming to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is seeing all the memorabilia displayed around the entire hotel. It is almost like being in a museum, filled with incredible keepsakes of musicians.

Johnny Cash memorabilia
Passport of Johnny Cash
SUM 41 drumset

The Joint - Music Venue

We saw Incubus play at The Joint, and marveled at the spacious music venue with the dopest acoustics. It has enough standing room for everyone, with seats that extend to the 3rd floor for VIP seating. Bartenders are plentiful, and also have screens of the live-show, so you won’t have to miss anything while getting refreshments. Bathrooms are easily accessible and clean as well. 


While I really enjoyed the food at Pink Taco, I really appreciated the Lox Bagel they had at Mr. Lucky’s 24/7. There are a wide variety of food options, so you never really have to leave the resort at all.

List of food places within The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino:
-MB Steak – Luxury steakhouse
-Culinary Dropout – Gastro-pub
-Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 – Brunch & Diner
-Pink Taco – Mexican
-Dunkin’ Donuts
-Nobu – Japanese
-Fu – Asian Kitchen
-Goose Island Pub
-Fuel Cafe
-Oyster Bar
-Pizza Forte
-Juice Bar


PROS: Good value, clean, spacious, comfortable, friendly staff, has everything in the resort, and conveniently near the Strip
CONS: No fridge, and music can be heard from Rehab Beach Club in the afternoon

If you’d like the perfect getaway at a fantastic hotel off the Strip with a more relaxed and Rock ‘n’ Roll vibe, but still close and convenient enough to walk to everything, I’d recommend staying at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. 

Dinner at the Pink Taco

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