The Big Easy meets the Entertainment Capital of the World at The Orleans, located just a short drive west of the Las Vegas Strip. From the playful French Quarter-like façade to the alligator-shaped door handles, the soul of New Orleans envelops guests.
Of course, Vegas still is very much in evidence with a bustling casino offering slots, video poker and keno machines, a variety of table games, a 19-table nonsmoking poker room that's open 24 hours a day, and a race and sports book, among its many assets.
The 850-seat Orleans Showroom hosts a mix of big-name bands, singers and comedians. Plus, the state-of-the-art Orleans Arena features concerts, family entertainment and sporting events.
The hotel offers plenty of things to do for the whole family from the 70-lane bowling center to the 18-screen movie theater. Young children will enjoy a session at the professionally supervised Kids Tyme, while teens can play video games at the Time Out Arcade.
A wide choice of dining is available at The Orleans including delectable prime rib at The Prime Rib Loft, sushi and Chinese fare at Ondori Asian Kitchen, and freshly shucked oysters at Big Al's Oyster Bar. There are also plenty of casual dining options including Alder & Birch, the French Market Buffet, T.G.I. Friday's, the Courtyard Café, Java Vegas Coffee and a food court housing Fuddruckers, Sbarro, Subway and Baskin-Robbins.
Rooms at The Orleans are comfortable, featuring such amenities as flat-screen TVs, hair dryers, coffee makers and spacious sitting areas. Plus, the hotel offers many amenities to make the stay pleasant for guests including a salon and barber shop, two pools and a large hot tub, a luxurious spa, the Rocky Mountain Chocolate shop and a liquor store. The hotel also has free shuttle service to the Gold Coast (its sister property) and to and from the Las Vegas Strip.
Above all, The Orleans offers the entertainment and distinctive charm of its namesake -- a place to trade your blues for rhythm and blues, your scowl for a grin, and a bad day for a great evening. Mardi Gras has begun and will never end here. Don't be surprised if you end up leaving with multicolored strings of beads around your neck!