With spacious rooms that are typically a bargain for Vegas, this off-Strip casino hotel is jam-packed with all types of travelers, from parents pushing kids in strollers to suited-up conventioneers, cowboys, and gangsta wannabes. Brendan’s Irish pub has live jazz and Celtic music acts, while upstairs is a 24-hour bowling alley and an 18-screen cineplex. Catch country-and-western music, Motown superstars, pro boxers, and other sports playing out back in the Orleans Arena.
For families, there’s also a drop-off supervised play area for kids. During limited hours, the Orleans offers free shuttles to the Strip, currently stopping at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Hotel guests get priority boarding.