Located directly on the southwest corner of one of the busiest intersections in Las Vegas, Tropicana Ave. and Las Vegas Blvd, there is always something going on at the New York-New York hotel casino. With its Manhattan cityscape, Statue of Liberty replica, and the roller coaster at New York-New York always full of thrill seekers, this casino is impossible to miss. In addition to being tons of fun for the whole family it is also home of the ESPN Zone and one will find interviews and commentary being filmed at specific times.
The New York-New York is a staple of the Las Vegas Strip and it caters to a wide range of visitors, from the young who enjoy the roller coaster, and the arcade and Coney Island experience located upstairs, to party goers who enjoy the myriad of bars and excitement… and the roller coaster, to gambling enthusiasts. It is consistently highly rated by guests and it is priced very well given its location.
This hotel is perhaps best geared toward adults under 25 to families with children a little “too old” for the games and rides at Circus Circus or Excalibur but who need to be entertained still. That said it is highly reviewed by visitors of all ages who enjoy a good time. Really the only visitor who may want to stay away is one looking for a calmer more relaxing visit because it is an exciting hotel at all hours. Booking well in advance is highly recommended and it fills to capacity regularly on holidays and busy weekends year round.
New York-New York has a very large casino floor at 84,000 square feet. They feature all of the classic casino table games including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride, Big Six, Casino War and Keno. They also have over 2,000 slot machines with a wide variety. Some popular choices include Megabucks, Jeopardy, Monopoly, Wheel of Fortune, Slotopoly, Blazing 7’s, Empire Slots, Moneytime, Elvis, and many more. They have a small Race and Sports Book seating only 40 but with 45 televisions and 24 big screens. There is standing room for more and a nearby bar where you can view the action.
It is small by Strip standards, and especially on this corner across from the enormous MGM Grand. There are 2,023 rooms total including suites. The rooms are well kept and clean and are generally rated well, specifically for the price. New York-New York is an older casino but the rooms are fairly modern and comfortable.
Here you will find some of the best prices on the Strip, and perhaps the fairest prices for a hotel casino of this caliber. Room rates are below average compared to others on the Strip, but do depend on the number available, the season, and whether it is a busy holiday or weekend. Gambling limits are also fair and depend on the clientele. Restaurants, shopping, and nightlife are all priced very well.
Keeping with their New York idea they offer a variety of restaurants across a range of ethnic themes, so if you like variety this is a great place to come and get some food. Some popular choices include America, Chin Chin Café, Coney Island Pavilion, Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Greenberg’s Deli, Il Fornaio, New york Pizzeria, Nine Fine Irishmen, Schrafft’s Ice Cream, The Sporting House Bar & Grill, plus the Village Eateries which has a range of smaller restaurants.
There are a number of bars located on the casino floor, including the bar at Time Square. Drinks are free for gamblers of course, delivered by cocktail waitresses, tipping is customary. Nine Fine Irishmen at the back of the casino converts into a bar with live music at night and is popular with locals and tourists alike.
They have a lot of shopping; It'Sugar, Cashman's Photo Magic, Regis Signature Salon, Houdini's Magic Shop, I Love NY-NY Signature Shop, Manhattan Express Photo, Stadium Snacks, The NewsStand, Vegas Express, Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, Grand Central Bling Company, and the Soho Village.
As mentioned Nine Fine Irishmen is a popular spot, however unlike nearly every other bar, and practically unheard of for a spot on the Strip, this bar actually closes. Check out Coyote Ugly upstairs for a bar/ western cowboy club type experience… kind of, or the Rock Vegas nightclub.
New York-New York has a wide range of services, everything you would expect from a Strip casino from 24/7 room service to maid service, laundry, concierge, luggage, and much more. Shuttle service is free to and from the airport through an outside company. Contact your concierge or the front desk for details.
They have a smaller convention space, around 21,000 square feet total.
They have a relatively small pool open to guests and with a capacity of only 840 along with three Jacuzzis.
Here you will find the popular Cirque du Soleil production Zumanity. This is 18 and over but not a male or female review essentially, there is simply some nudity. You’ll also find the Dueling Pianos at the Bar in Time Square.
Their spa has a variety of services including several different kinds of massage and a full service salon.