Best Western Plus Casino Royale Review: No Resort Fee

Jeremy K.

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Jeremy K.

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Last updated on December 18, 2022

If you’re looking to save a few bucks on your next Las Vegas trip, one casino that should be at the top of your list is Best Western Plus Casino Royale. Not only does this casino not charge a resort fee, but it’s also located on The Strip. So whether you’re looking to gamble or take in the sights and sounds of Sin City, Casino Royale is a great option. Read on for my full review.

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Casino Royale Review

Room Rates: $99–239+

Resort Fee: $0

Location: 3411 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Summary: Casino Royale offers a budget-friendly hotel in the middle of the action. The hotel offers cheap beers, food, and gambling with quick access to the most popular hotels and attractions in Las Vegas.

Editor’s Rating: 2.5/5

Pros


Cons


  • Average hotel rooms
  • No table games

I’m a sucker for a good deal, so when I found out about Casino Royale, I had to check it out. This hotel is tucked between massive resorts on The Strip, but don’t let that fool you. Casino Royale is a great value for your money. You can get a room during the week for under $100 and even on the weekends, it’s not too bad. Plus, there’s no resort fee! That’s right, this is the only hotel on The Strip with no resort fee. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option while you’re in Vegas, look no further than Casino Royale.

Key Features

  • Casino Royale does not charge a resort fee.
  • Cheap drinks and food options.
  • Low-rollers casino with popular games like Bubble Craps and Roulette for just $1 or $2.

Room

My dad is a truck driver who has racked up many points over his career. Years ago, before I got married, he took me on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Las Vegas. It was a weekend with sky-high prices, but we saw the Best Western Plus Casino Royale was relatively cheap. So he booked it with his Best Western points.

The stay was free because Casino Royale does not charge a resort fee. We didn’t care where we stayed because it was a last-minute father-son trip two weeks before my wedding. It turned out to be one of my favorite Vegas trips.

The rooms at Casino Royale are nothing special and are typical Best Western Plus quality. Throughout his 25+ year career, he’s stayed in many Best Westerns, and he said it was one of the nicest he’d seen.

Our favorite part was our room was 2-minutes from The Strip. I’ve stayed at places like Caesars Palace, where I had a 10-minute hike from the lobby to my room. Casino Royale puts you in the heart of the action.

Despite the location, our room was quiet, clean, and comfortable.

We ended up gambling and drinking the whole trip. We played a lot of Craps and Roulette and won quite a bit of money. We walked all over the place. We got cigars at Davidoff at Fashion Show Mall, went to Carnival Court at Harrah’s, and ate at Venetian.

If you’re on a budget and want to stay on The Strip in Las Vegas, I recommend Casino Royale. It’s not glamorous. It’s a simple Best Western Plus but provides a ton of value in a very expensive city.

The pool at Casino Royale is a standard Best Western pool. No glam, nothing fancy, just a hotel pool. It works. But there are so many dayclubs and pools you can visit for a fee nearby that it’s not a big deal.

I didn’t even consider using the pool when I stayed at Casino Royale. I saw it, but it wasn’t on our list of things to do.

Restaurants & Bars

Casino Royale is perfect for budget-minded tourists willing to walk to nearby casinos. When I stayed at Casino Royale, I was a five-minute walk from the best restaurants at The Venetian, Mirage, Caesars Palace, and Harrah’s. It was great!

The affordable fast-food options are plentiful at Casino Royale. The hotel offers a short list of cheap chain restaurants, including Outback Steakhouse, Denny’s, Pizza Hut, White Castle, Subway, and Footlong Hot Dogs. A McDonald’s, Chipotle, and Panda Express are just outside the south entrance.

Casino Royale’s casino bar is the best deal on The Strip. Here you can get $3 bottles of beer and $5 cocktails and rafts. The Hawaiian-shirt-clad bartenders are always friendly and stir up the bargains. The bar has some of the best video poker odds on The Strip. While it is cash-only, the ATMs inside Casino Royale only cost $3, which is the cheapest ATM on The Strip.

One of my favorite bars in Las Vegas is outside the east entrance, Fat Tuesday. Here you’ll find all your frozen daiquiri needs in giant souvenir cups.

Casino

Casino Royale is a low-rollers paradise. The casino is filled with a wide variety of slot machines, from pennies to $5. You can find an assortment of electronic table games like Bubble Craps and Roulette for low minimums like $1 and $2.

There’s a William Hill Sportsbook at the bar where you can bet and watch all the games. When the betting window is closed, a convenient kiosk will let you fill up your mobile account or make bets.

Recap

Casino Royale is your place if you want a good time on a budget. Not only do they not charge a resort fee, but their drinks are also some of the cheapest on The Strip. You can find a penny to $5 slot machines and electronic table games with minimums of just $1 and $2. We had a great time at Casino Royale, and I recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable Las Vegas vacation.

Who We Recommend Casino Royale For…


Who We Wouldn’t Recommend Casino Royale For…


  • People who want to stay on Downtown
  • Visitors who want a luxury experience

FAQ

Check-in time at Casino Royale is 4:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. The hotel does offer early check-in and late check-out for an additional fee.

The Casino Royale offers free self-parking for all hotel guests.

Casino Royale is located near the center of the Las Vegas Strip at 3411 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109.