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Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas REVIEW - MASTER THREAD (Destination+other brands)

Rio Hotel & Casino Las Vegas REVIEW - MASTER THREAD (Destination+other brands)

Old Nov 9, 2023, 3:47 pm
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I'm confused which is nothing unusual for me. So, the Rio is now a part of the Hyatt portfolio, but we don't earn points or get any perks until April? Is that because they're still working on the facelift? I mean, if it's a thing where they want to make the hotel justify $100, I'd imagine it would take longer than 6 months.

Since WOH seem to have no qualms creating higher tiers, why not create a Tier 0 for this one? Say, 2,000 points per night redemption and 1,500 for off peak. I'd try it for a night, though I've been told to never walk around anywhere in Vegas except for the Strip.
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Old Nov 10, 2023, 10:59 pm
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This hotel doesn't participate in the World of Hyatt program but is listed for booking on Hyatt.com. What am I missing? Do we get stay credits for staying here at least? If not, why is it listed for booking on Hyatt?
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 5:12 am
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App says Rio is just one block off the famed Las Vegas Strip.

That is a long block. Guess they dont count I-15 as a street.

For those whove stayed there, do many folks walk to/from the Strip? I cant imagine it being a pleasant walk but maybe its not so bad?
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 5:55 am
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I have always taken a taxi or Uber from the Rio to the Strip.

Vegas is going to be CRAZY next week with the Formula 1 Grand Prix race!
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 6:27 am
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I walked it once to see Penn & Teller from Bellagio, we took a cab back .... nuf said...
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by evergrn
App says Rio is just one block off the famed Las Vegas Strip.

That is a long block. Guess they dont count I-15 as a street.

For those whove stayed there, do many folks walk to/from the Strip? I cant imagine it being a pleasant walk but maybe its not so bad?
No. People do not walk it. It is not realistic to walk it as it is a long unpleasant crossing over the freeway bridge and a healthy few blocks to the strip.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by evergrn
App says Rio is just one block off the famed Las Vegas Strip.

That is a long block. Guess they dont count I-15 as a street.

For those whove stayed there, do many folks walk to/from the Strip? I cant imagine it being a pleasant walk but maybe its not so bad?
Distance can be deceiving in Vegas as most is open space. One block is like one mile in Vegas.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by evergrn
App says Rio is just one block off the famed Las Vegas Strip.

That is a long block. Guess they dont count I-15 as a street.

For those whove stayed there, do many folks walk to/from the Strip? I cant imagine it being a pleasant walk but maybe its not so bad?
Rio to Caesars is 1.1 miles walking; to Bellagio its 1.3 miles. I walk a lot in Vegas but thats not a walk I would usually do.

For comparison, Caesars to Wynn is 1 mile, but you can walk in and out of various casinos /attractions along the way. Not so coming from the Rio to the Strip.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelinSperry
This hotel doesn't participate in the World of Hyatt program but is listed for booking on Hyatt.com. What am I missing? Do we get stay credits for staying here at least? If not, why is it listed for booking on Hyatt?
I think (no personal experience) you get nothing. You can’t use points to pay, you don’t earn points or night credits. You don’t get status benefits.

You would be better off booking the Rio on another site (AA Hotels?) if you want to stay there.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by jerry a. laska
Rio to Caesars is 1.1 miles walking; to Bellagio its 1.3 miles. I walk a lot in Vegas but thats not a walk I would usually do.

For comparison, Caesars to Wynn is 1 mile, but you can walk in and out of various casinos /attractions along the way. Not so coming from the Rio to the Strip.
I've walked a lot in Vegas, and a lot more than a mile (depending on weather and time of year, of course). The issue here is not so much the length of the walk, it's that it's a horrible walk and there's nothing there.

I will walk a lot further than that along the strip in the winter, but that's a walk with a lot to see.

When it's 120 out I'm not waking anywhere.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff
I think (no personal experience) you get nothing. You cant use points to pay, you dont earn points or night credits. You dont get status benefits.

You would be better off booking the Rio on another site (AA Hotels?) if you want to stay there.
Agreed. It was just weird it was even listed if we get nothing. Personally I think it should only show once something/anything is offered and not before
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler
I've walked a lot in Vegas, and a lot more than a mile (depending on weather and time of year, of course). The issue here is not so much the length of the walk, it's that it's a horrible walk and there's nothing there.

I will walk a lot further than that along the strip in the winter, but that's a walk with a lot to see.

When it's 120 out I'm not waking anywhere.
When I said that isnt a walk I would usually do, thats what I meant. I normally do 6-8 miles in the morning (used to be running now pretty much walking) but Ive never felt inspired to route over to the Rio, as you say there is nothing there. Its a completely boring and uninspiring route.

My identification of the distance was in response to the posters statement that the website says it is one block from the strip.

When its hot hot I get up earlier and partially route thru the casinos to cool down. Im usually able to still keep my miles up but it kinda sucks sometimes getting up at 530.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelinSperry
Agreed. It was just weird it was even listed if we get nothing. Personally I think it should only show once something/anything is offered and not before

Yeah, I dont know what they are trying to accomplish. Presumably the customers who book on Hyatt.com do that because the want to participate in WoH and earn credits (or redeem miles) and use status benefits. Do they hope that people book the Rio without noticing that they get nada? And are they really not capable of onboarding a new property into WoH when it joins the fleet?
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff
Yeah, I don’t know what they are trying to accomplish. Presumably the customers who book on Hyatt.com do that because the want to participate in WoH and earn credits (or redeem miles) and use status benefits. Do they hope that people book the Rio without noticing that they get nada? And are they really not capable of onboarding a new property into WoH when it joins the fleet?
The hotel is not yet integrated into WOH, but I believe it will be.

There are other properties listed on Hyatt.com that don't provide WOH benefits, for example the Galleria Park in San Francisco.
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Old Nov 11, 2023, 5:33 pm
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The hotel is not yet integrated into WOH, but I believe it will be.
Yup, that’s what we have been discussing. Why can’t they (or why do they choose to not) integrate it right away?

There are other properties listed on Hyatt.com that don't provide WOH benefits, for example the Galleria Park in San Francisco.
Same question for that property then: why don’t they offer WOH benefits, and why would anyone book it through Hyatt?
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