The new Linq Vegas, updated and modernized. What’s it like?
Yes, it’s now an option; whether it’s the right option for you, this page will hopefully clarify it. This property has definitely received a make-over to match the somewhat ‘trendy look’ of the Linq ‘promenade’ (which now offers many restaurants, bars and shops of varying quality and a couple of concert venues) leading to the ‘High Roller’ Ferris wheel (or observation wheel), the current novelty among Vegas attractions and landmarks (but more things are coming up, so we hope you’ll be spoilt for choice, including in the South Strip area!). Of course this has meant that prices have gone up a bit for this Strip hotel though it’s still relatively affordable, though not always and not necessarily a great choice.
In detail: the casino is still a collection of bars and relative noise and it is clear from the layout that gambling (and here we’re referring to slot machines) is no longer a priority for this resort, since you will not find the huge number of slot machines that most other Strip casinos boast. It’s rather spacious but – despite the makeover, it’s still quite simple. One of the central bars (see image) is however modern and somewhat ‘chic’.
The elevators to the rooms are now working well and are definitely modern albeit not luxuriously so; the corridors leading to the room is now updated though I still saw the old doors with cosmetic updates. The rooms, however, have been dramatically updated and they are now modern; the now modern bathrooms are obviously still small (we’re referring to the standard rooms) and the view remains the same, namely either facing a wall, a courtyard-type area at the bottom of which you’ll see the noisy pool or, if you are lucky, you’ll get a glimpse of the Strip or the High Roller; there is often a price difference connected to the view you will enjoy, unless you go during low season.
If you are looking for budget Strip resorts, you will need to look at Circus Circus or, for a few dollars more, the updated Excalibur.
There are parts of the new Linq which are still very much the old Quad, such as the not-so-nice path leading to the vintage car exhibition area (which is huge and somewhat under-promoted and far from glamorous in terms of entrance and the area itself).
The pool area (very much geared towards young crowds) is noisy and busy and, though a huge improvement from the past, it’s still rather small and nothing special to say the least.
A note about the High Roller: currently the tallest observation wheel or Ferris wheel in the world with a height of 550 feet or 167.6 meters, but not for much longer, given the new, daring Ferris wheel projects in New York and Dubai.