The best thing about the IP is the location. The second best thing is the price. It has the least expensive rooms of the Harrah's Properties in Las Vegas, and the most liberal comps. A moderate amount of play will generate good comp offers for rooms, food,and beverage.
It's close to everthing center strip, so you won't need a car. The slots are typical of the strip, and table games have typical strip rules and limits, although somewhat lower lately with the downturn in the economy.
The rooms are clean and adequate, but this is not the Ritz folks. Go for a Deluxe room rather than a Capri room, fully renovated and newer beds.
They have the dealertainers there, dealers dressed up as stars. Some are pretty good. Some sing and dance. The auto collection is interesting so check that out if you like old and exotic cars.
For the location and price, you can't beat the IP on a budget.
I recommend this hotel to everyone. The price was right, it offers anything you'd want, great value. We walked all over, tried many casinos and found "ours" to be the best luck. We won enough to pay for our whole trip. Love the bar area between IP and Harrah's. Great fun.
I have read a lot of reviews about Imperial Palace (IP) and most of them are negative. This hotel is the first one we stayed at and the only one we will stay at as long as it is open. It just feels like home to us. You can't ask for a better location being smack dab in the middle of the strip. The monorail station in the back is truly a blessing and makes getting all over the strip so much easier. The buffet is marginal but with the Buffet pass that harrah's introduced last year, it is a nice place to grab a mid-afternoon snack or a quick bite.
The staff is very courteous and helpful. If you come to vegas to spend a lot of time in your room then you may want to stay somewhere else as the rooms are small, but if you are here like we are to play and only need a decent place to sleep then this is your hotel. Elevators are a little slow on weekends but there are two banks of them and with a little luck your wait will be short.
I agree with the other reviews that the dealertainers make the place. regardless if you play table games or the slots, there is such a great variety that everyone will find something.
IP casino is a fun place to play with friendly dealers and good cocktail service. The casino floor is usually busy in the evenings with people enjoying the dealertainers. If you want to have fun and be entertained then give the IP a shot!