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When choosing where to stay on the Las Vegas Strip, location is a top priority. The Imperial Palace is the most centrally located hotel and casino on the Las Vegas strip and is easily accessible from the airport due to the short distance by shuttles and taxis. The building consists of a casino, shopping, multiple towers of hotel rooms, a spacious pool, and lots of new construction opportunities.
The shops are open most hours of the day. Many are open past midnight, and some are open 24 hours a day. They sell great souvenirs, as well as necessities, at very reasonable prices. The location of the shops is throughout the main hallway, providing convenient places to pick up some items.
As for eating, great restaurants, delis, and bars overshadow the common buffet. The famous Hash House a Go Go is located on its own floor in the Imperial Palace. You may have seen this restaurant on an episode of Man vs. Food, Rachel Ray’s Vacation, and many others. The restaurant is known for their “twisted farm food” and provides huge food selections for breakfast, lunch, and supper with large portions. They also have a full bar that creates unique drinks, too. When waiting for your table, you are able to see the memorabilia of famous people from all over the United States who have enjoyed their food and posed for, or signed, images for the restaurant.
As for other specialty eating places, the Imperial Palace’s Betty’s is an in-house deli that has a menu of smaller portions and more basic food options, such as cold sandwiches, pizza, and salads. Fat Tuesday’s are located throughout the strip, and the one located at the Imperial Palace lives up to their fun atmosphere and great drinks. There are all sorts of daiquiris, mixed drinks, and really fun glasses at all of the locations.
They are open almost 24 hours a day, depending on the day of the week. Another great part to this bar is that they give you $1-off coupons for your refill. There is no way you can have just one. There are only drinks available at this daiquiri bar, but definitely worth it. While sitting in the area of the bar, it is located where people are constantly passing by or ordering drinks, which is great for meeting new people and seeing the ever energetic Las Vegas tourists.
Probably the most unique part to the Imperial Palace is the car collection they have, called The Auto Collections. It is the world’s largest classic car collection, with the option to buy for most of the cars. The cars are continuously changing, meaning there are new cars to view each time you go there. Cars not for sale include cars belonging to Elvis, Johnny Carson, and President John F. Kennedy. The cars that are for sale are just as unique as the unavailable ones, such as the Shelby GT 500, named “Eleanor,” from the ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ movie.
The Imperial Palace is working hard to renovate the building, but the core opportunities and attractions currently available are amazing. The hotel rooms suffice for living quarters, are reasonably priced, and safe. However, there is no way you can put a price on the location. Even if you are not staying at the Imperial Palace, it is worth making a trip just for the food at the Hash House a Go Go. The Imperial Palace is a great option for your next stay in Las Vegas.