Yes, this is a small hotel, built in 1976. Yes, it has only 2 real eating choices: a coffee shop and a steakhouse. And yes, it has a small gaming floor and few if any of the latest slot machines. But on the much larger "plus" side, where else have you never (in 2 separate trips) had to wait in line to check in, or had to walk more than a minute once you have gotten off the elevator to your room? As the title notes, there are no long hallways, long waits for an elevator, and once you are out the elevator, the door to the outside is about 25 feet away.
The tables are almost always busy, and the bar crowd is fun. The rooms are strangely laid out (the bathrooms are at the back of the room, but on the plus side, they all have a functioning window to the outside...when was the last time you were in a bathroom with a real window?
Even if you don't like the small casino, stay here for the great prices and the great location, and gamble elsewhere.
Don't gamble much at Bill's--it's too small, too few machines and what's there is old. I've read that a renovation is planned, and it is needed. However, we go through Bill's often as you can take a free shuttle from there to both the Gold Coast and the Orleans. Also, its location is excellent and you can walk to many casinos on the strip from Bill's. It's hotel rooms are supposed to be quite a bargain, and we'll probably give it a try if a renovation takes place. If they spruce the place up, they'll probably get alot more gambling and hotel business because of their great location.
I've gambled in Bill's a few times and even stayed at the hotel 2 months ago. Here's what I got:
Pros-Prime location, cheap tables, cheap hotel prices.
Cons-Super smoky, kinda rundown and shabby, slow cocktail service.
I haven't seen the Big Elvis show but I hear he's great. They had a good rock band in there I saw once. Fun atmosphere to watch a live band.
The slots are lousy and don't pay. Old selections and when they do get something new it's nothing special.
The super smoky atmosphere is a major buzzkill. It permeates everything.
The Victorian diner wasn't all that special either.