not a bad price for our stay but if you are going to stay there make sure you stay on the remodeled side of hotel it is alot nicer and more modern with flat screen tv.if you want and like the busy rush then this is not the place for you,but if you
don't mind the walk this is not a bad location.
I booked the Riviera after reading a few reviews talking about the value. Room was fine - very comfortable king size bed and a non-smoking room. Standard casino vibe, lots of smoking slot zombies, ubiquitous lights and ding-ding-ding
tintinnabulation. Elevator in parking garage was broken almost every day and no valet parking seemed to be in effect during my stay; irritating but not a deal breaker. Buffet (~20$) was adequate. Nothing spectacular (would like to have seen a larger salad bar) but convenience eventually rules in Las Vegas. Wait staff were friendly and helpful. Didn't see any of the shows, but Crazy Girls personnel swept the casino offering 1/2 price admission. That was good advertising - if my evening wasn't already planned that show would definitely have been easy on the eyes!
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Long walk from hotel
Think about your feet before you leave the hotel. Bring comfortable shoes and plushy socks. The $7 all day bus pass is a great deal if you plan to tour much of the strip. A rental car gives you much flexibility (pssst . . . stock your own bar) to cut out the middlemen in Las Vegas - you know the ones that charge you $7 for a beer and expect a tip. Another hint: Avoid US Airways. Count on missing any connecting flight if time between flights is less than 90 minutes. Good chance of mechanical delays. Nice customer service staff - I feel sorry for them; they must be overworked. Sorry . . . it's the airline that needs a review more than the hotel.
I feel like the Riviera is comparable to any of the older hotels on the strip, but we were charged $4.00 per night for electricity AFTER paying for the hotel. They also do not allow ANY outside food from any other restaurants or hotels. If they
find any outside food there is a $500 fine, which is completely rediculous.
Not happy with paying extra charges that should have been included with the cost of the "package". The hotel was ok, old and the casino part was dirty, but that was to be expected. The rooms were actually fairly nice and kept clean. The buffet is
definitely nothing to write home about.
Gambling, shows, food
Place could use a facelift, more slot machines, room has no coffee maker, resort fee's are a waste of money, heater in room sounded like a jet plane. Most likely Will not chose the Riveria again.