Loved the pool!
Posted Oct 1, 2015
I liked Bally's better than I thought I would. Check in was a bit rough, as lines were long, but once I got to the counter, it went smoothly.
Yes, there's the resort fee and it's annoying, but the hotel itself is inexpensive, so it sort of evens out. However, key amenities (i.e., pool and gym) close by 6pm, so you lose out unless you get up early. Would've liked to hit the gym at 10pm.
I stayed in the older wing; the hallway carpeting was a bit tired and the furniture was early-90s, but it really wasn't objectionable in the least. My room overlooked part of the strip and my bathroom was very nice, clean, big and modern, with great water pressure and hot water. I imagine Jubilee is just fresher and brighter.
I came for the pool. It's the biggest one of all the hotels, and great for swimming. Cocktails were pricey, but I'm not a big drinker, so 3-4 is my splurge and limit. Food from the pool bar is decent. There are also tennis courts. I would've definitely used them had I stayed longer.
BLT Steak was fantastic, as expected. Expensive, but I enjoyed every single item. Bucco restaurant was lackluster, albeit much more affordable. I didn't enjoy it.
I don't gamble (visit my dad and stay in a hotel a few days first), so I have no comments about that other than the cigarette smoke on the periphery was tolerable for a non-smoker. The gift shop came in handy and there were some other decent stores.
Biggest complaint: pool hours and no coffeemaker in room! But good overall