I had the opportunity to spend a few days at The LINQ in Las Vegas for a conference, and I’m excited to share this review. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but… it offers great value, in the heart of the strip!
The LINQ Hotel in Las Vegas is part of The LINQ complex, which includes The LINQ Promenade that features tons of entertainment, dining, and shopping options. The LINQ is located between the Flamingo and Harrah’s, in front of Caesars Forum. The hotel has over 2,200 rooms and suites, each with a modern aesthetic.
Given that I’ve stayed at The Flamingo and Harrah’s (and needed to be in this general location), I decided to give the LINQ a try. I chose a District 3 room, which I think was key to having such a great experience. District 3 is the tower closest to Caesar’s Forum, which meant it was quiet.
Booking My Stay at The LINQ Las Vegas
I booked my stay at The LINQ Las Vegas through a third-party travel portal. I usually don’t recommend this but I did so this time since I was traveling for my day job. I usually recommend booking directly with the hotel.
My room was about $100 per night, which is in line with what I’ve paid for previous stays at Harrah’s and The Flamingo (also part of Caesars Entertainment). All three hotels can be secured for much less – it depends on the day of the week and what is going on in town.
Here is how much pricing can vary at The LINQ:
The LINQ Las Vegas Location & Parking
The LINQ Hotel is located between The Flamingo and Harrah’s on the Las Vegas Strip, across Las Vegas Boulevard from Caesars Palace. The location is great for exploring the Strip and is perfect if you need to be at Caesars Forum, which is behind (and connected to) the hotel.
The LINQ’s parking garage is directly behind the hotel. To get to the parking garage, take the Flamingo Road East exit, turn left on LINQ Lane, then left at the sign for LINQ Hotel parking.
The LINQ does not offer complimentary parking for hotel guests (unless you are Platinum, Diamond, or Seven Stars with Caesars Rewards). They charge $18 per day Monday – Thursday, and $23 per day Friday – Sunday.
The LINQ Las Vegas Lobby & Check-In
The LINQ Hotel seems like any other budget Caear’s property upon arrival. The hotel lobby and check-in area is mixed with the on-site casino, which makes it hard to navigate initially. Fortunately, I found it easy to navigate the complex once settled in.
The LINQ pushes you to use their check-in kiosks (only one person was working the traditional check-in desk). After flying all day, I decided to use the kiosk instead of talking to a person to get to my room faster… even though the kiosk charges $30 to check in early (waived after 3:30PM). If you have time, and are early, try speaking with someone and you may have luck getting this fee waived.
The LINQ Las Vegas District 3 King Room
Given my previous experiences at Harrah’s and The Flamingo, I was somewhat skeptical about how my experience was going to be. Again, I chose The LINQ for solely for its location to Caesar’s Forum, and decided to go with a District 3 King Room after researching the hotel online. Well… I’m glad I gave it a try because I was impressed with my room!
I was assigned room #3126 on the third floor.My first thought upon entering was “wow! this is clean!” (I had a bad experience on a different trip at The Flamingo). My room appeared to be recently remodeled, and the bathroom is super clean! The shower was perfect.
The only downside of my room was that it didn’t have a view… but I didn’t mind. I prefer having a clean, quiet room to relax and The LINQ delivered.
Dining at The LINQ Las Vegas
Thanks to the attached Promenade, there are a ton of food options a short walk away from your room at The LINQ.
- Buddy’s Jersey Eats
- Chayo Mexican Kitchen
- Flour & Barley Pizza
- Gordon Ramsy Fish & Chips
- Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen
- Haute Doggery
- Hash House A Go Go (breakfast)
- In-N-Out Burger
- The Boss Cafe
- Tilted Kilt Pub
- Virgil’s Barbecue
- Yard House
I will say that dining at The LINQ was expensive, but that is par for the course given the location. There is a McDonald’s and Chipotle next door (by Harrah’s). I also was able to use my Dunkin Rewards app at the LINQ, which saved me a bit of money for my morning coffee. (A Medium hot coffee was over $6! The app discounted it down to the usual $2).
Amenities at The LINQ Las Vegas
The LINQ is a resort, so it has quite a few amenities. (Warning: this means it also has a resort fee – I paid an extra $45.30 per night, on top of my room rate, for my stay).
The amenities include EV charging, a fitness center, an outdoor pool (seasonal), a spa and salon, and wireless internet throughout the property. Resort fees are an annoying part of Las Vegas – you don’t get much for it, especially in the winter months when pools are closed.
The spa and gym are located on the 6th floor.
Laundry at The LINQ Las Vegas
I packed light for this trip, with the plan being to do laundry halfway through my time in Vegas. I usually do this for longer trips (I was in town for a week).
The LINQ doesn’t offer on-site coin laundry, unfortunately, and it is quite expensive to use their laundry service.
Here is a breakdown of pricing (it starts at $3 per item):
I was surprisingly impressed with my stay at The LINQ during my latest trip to Las Vegas! I wasn’t expecting much, since it is a lower-priced hotel… but I’d definitely stay here again, especially to attend an event at Caesars Forum. My room in District 3 was quiet, away from the lively rest of the hotel. While The LINQ charges a hefty resort fee, that is now the unfortunate norm of staying on the Strip in Vegas. There are plenty of food and entertainment options close by, which makes for a well-rounded experience.
Have you stayed at The LINQ? What was your experience?