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Total Rewards Diamond Lounge Rankings & Reviews
On my last trip to Vegas I decided to do a Total Rewards Diamond Lounge hop. I wanted to check them all out so I could do a Total Rewards Diamond lounge rankings. I had been to half of the lounges previously but wanted to be sure to hit them all.
Total Rewards may have taken a torch to their players club program but one of the better perks are the Diamond Lounges. Well, that is if you can still get into them after their rule changes this year. Since I earned over 25K in Tier Credits last year I still have free lounge access this year. I am nowhere near hitting that mark again which means I had to get it done now.
I will do the ranking from worst to first:
6. Flamingo Diamond Lounge
Coming in last place is the Diamond Lounge at the Flamingo. It is located next to Center Cut Steakhouse. This place looks like a Holiday Inn breakfast area. It has the ambiance of a bingo hall. The service is usually decent which is good because there is no bar to grab a drink at. You must place your drink order with servers. The food is usually lackluster as well featuring a salad, some chips and pretzels. I usually only stop in this lounge on my way through to grab a roadie beer. It is also a good place to eat Gordon Ramsey Fish & Chips since they have almost no seating in that restaurant.
5. Rio Diamond Lounge
Next on the list is the Rio Diamond Lounge. It is located on the second floor and only accessible by an elevator located in the casino. Not only is the Rio Casino kind of a pain to get to, especially since the stopped the strip shuttle, the lounge is average at best as well. While having slightly more ambiance than the Flamingo location, you know like having windows, it is still basically an open room with some tables and chairs. It does have a spill over area when it gets busy but I don’t see why many would frequent this location. There once again is no bar area and you need to order from servers. I will say the service was prompt and courteous. I did not get a chance to see the food offerings here.
4. Paris Diamond Lounge
From here on out all of the lounges are above average and worth visiting. The Paris Diamond Lounge is located on the outskirts of the casino near the shops. This location has a bar and regular seating areas as well. It does get a little cramped at times since it is on the smaller side. It is also kind of the Diamond Lounge for Bally’s since they don’t have their own. The food is your normal selection of bread sticks, salad, and some chicken wings most of the time. I like that you have the option of the bar area or regular seating. They also have a small business computer section but I have no idea why.
3. Harrah’s Diamond Lounge
The Harrah’s Diamond Lounge probably has the best bar/lounge atmosphere. The lounge is located up the escalator just past the restaurant area. It is dark and moody and the service is the best of all the lounges in my opinion. It also offers the largest bar area with a U shaped bar versus the standard straight bar. The food options are also improved compared to further down the list. They seem to have the most variety of all the lounges and had a nacho/taco bar set up when I was there.
2. Planet Hollywood Diamond Lounge
The Planet Hollywood Diamond Lounge would be my favorite lounge if it had a bar area. It is located on the Mezzanine right by the Wedding Chapel area. It is tucked away next to a large unused space which makes the location a little strange. The lounge is very segregated with a ton of smaller rooms which I think could hurt service responsiveness. And with there being no bar I could see that being a problem during busy times. Having said that it is the best place for sporting events with their massive TV in the back room. I also thought the dessert selection was excellent here.
1. Caesars Diamond Lounge
Coming is first is the lounge located in the marquee hotel in the Total Rewards portfolio, the Caesars Diamond Lounge. It is located out by the pool entrance which makes it a pain to get to. This place feels like a first class airline lounge. Everything is nicely appointed and it has a bar area as well as the standard lounge area. Their food spread seemed to have a lot of variety as well. It is probably the best all around lounge and the perfect place to grab some drinks before going to the club.
Even though lounge access is harder to come by these days it is still one of the better perks of having Diamond status. Do you agree with my Total Rewards Diamond Lounge rankings? Let me know which lounge is your favorite in the comments section.
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