Bally’s Las Vegas Jubilee Tower rooms are brand new, spacious and comfortable
Our accommodations at Bally’s Las Vegas Jubilee Tower set the tone for our extended weekend. We weren’t in the room very much, out and about as we were with a very full schedule. But all travelers know that if there’s an issue with your accommodations, your overall experience is affected.
Comfort and Atmosphere
Bally’s Las Vegas Jubilee Tower is newly renovated. Our room was spankin’ clean and had an incredible view. I joked to Pete: “Two trips to France, and I finally get a view of the Eiffel Tower!” I really liked the cheerful color scheme and modern vibe.
The bed was great: comfortable mattress (not too hard, not too soft). Pillows weren’t plentiful (there were only four, and I’m a “there can’t be too many pillows” kind of gal), but they were just the right composition for comfort, too. Linens were changed daily, and while not the highest thread count ever, were crisp and clean.
There were a couple of minor maintenance issues in the room, which was kind of surprising as it was so new. The toilet’s handle wasn’t installed correctly, causing it to dangle. This didn’t interfere with it working, but was annoying. There were already some dings and scrapes in the paint on the bathroom door, too.
Bally’s Las Vegas is centrally located on the Strip, convenient to everything. The casino’s air filtration systems seemed to be working well. Neither one of us was particularly bothered by smoke, a pleasant surprise. Maybe fewer people are smoking. The size of the hotel isn’t overwhelming as some can be. Staff were friendly and responsive.
Room service deliveries were a bit leisurely. There was a 30 to 40 minute wait for breakfast, even just coffee. Prices may surprise those who are visiting from less expensive areas. Portions were generous. The first breakfast we ordered for two people – entrees, juice, coffee – came to $70 with tip. Our meals could easily have satisfied 4 people instead of just us.
Be aware there is construction going on right now in front of the hotel as renovations continue into the market area along the strip. This can create traffic bottlenecks, but overall didn’t impact our experience too much.
Work Area and Connectivity
Pete liked the comfortable desk chair, wishing there was some way to bring it back to Kauai. The work area was very spacious, well equipped with outlets and ports. The bedside clock radio’s port was iPhone 4 compatible only. We didn’t ask if there was an adaptor, preferring to just use our phones’ alarm feature.
Bally’s Las Vegas Jubilee Tower internet took a little getting used to. We succeeded in getting the daily fee waived (it’s about $14 per device) for our two computers by pleading “we’re bloggers, you know, like journalists!”. Otherwise, we would have had to pay up to $52 per day had we connected our iPads and iPhones. Ouch!
Seriously, can hotels please just provide free internet in the rooms? Bally’s Las Vegas does have free connectivity of sorts: you’ll have to go down into the casino/lobby to the kiosk. This is an appropriate perk for someone who just needs to do flight check-in and print boarding passes, but for the rest of us, not so much.
Internet reception was spotty depending upon where you were in the room. Interestingly, when I signed on with my computer (going through the laborious redirect process through Bally’s Las Vegas site portal), Pete’s slowed way down or disconnected. We tried it in reverse, and I was getting bumped, too. Not the best for digital nomads. We tried trouble-shooting for a culprit on our end (bluetooth or other settings), and couldn’t seem to find one.
Bally’s Las Vegas Jubilee Tower is a comfortable choice for everyday folks who want a newly-renovated, spacious hotel room with an exciting view. Mid-range pricing keeps your experience affordable for first-time or returning visitors. Staff is friendly and as responsive as they are allowed to be, but don’t have full discretion without consulting a higher-up. Be aware your bill will include a daily $20 “resort fee.”
Please note that we were the guests of Allegiant Travel Company, the LVCVA, and their business partners on this trip. All opinions and observations in this series are our own.