The World Series of Poker begins May 27, which means it’s time for poker players to book flights and decide where they're going to live during the two-month poker grind in Las Vegas. Selecting a comfortable spot to lay your head after a grueling day of grinding is very important during the series. Whether you are looking for comfort, a summer pad with friends, or a high-class experience, many options exist on and off the Strip to accommodate your needs throughout the summer. We've put together a catalog of places to consider for the series, and you can even book your room right here at PokerNews.com!
Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino
3700 West Flamingo Road
Mid-week Rates (Sun-Thu) $59
Weekend Rates (Fri-Sat) $149
Nothing beats the convenience of waking up at the Rio and taking the elevator downstairs to your "office." The last thing players want after a 10-hour work shift is to fuss through the traffic that Las Vegas Boulevard is known for. In fact, a car isn't necessary if you stay at the Rio; a cab can take you anywhere you need if you want to venture from your poker abode. Being so close to the tournament can also be a huge benefit to players because it gives you the chance to go back to your room and relax during dinner break to shower or take a catnap.
Make yourself at home in one of the 2,526 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Pay movies and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Try your luck at the casino and enjoy other recreational amenities including a nightclub and a spa tub. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Las Vegas? This resort has 160,000 square feet (14864 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.
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