Located on the strip, the Imperial Palace has a number of shows and restaurants, plus a large pool with cabanas. There are spas and fitness areas as well. You're right in the middle of the action, have your own casino, and nice rooms. The monorail stops near here.
Getting a Cheap Las Vegas Room
First, the spa. They have a zen-style spa area with massages, facials, and more. The pool is a long rectangular style, with a waterfall and a bar at the edge.
Legends is an imposter show which is reasonably good, and the Auto Collection has classic cars.
They have NUMEROUS restaurants. There are Ming, Seahouse, Embers and Rib House for fine dining. For casual, there are burgers, two buffets, a diner, pizza place and teahouse.
Reviews say that the rooms are fading with old decor, but that they are generally clean and nice. The complaints are with the elevators being slow. Also, they say if you end up with a room over on the Harrah's side, you'll be kept up all night from the noise.
Actually, I stayed here and I found that those reviewers must be both dense and light sleepers. First, if you stay in the cheap rooms, then yes they're cheap. For only a few dollars more, stay in the better rooms - they are super nice and not faded at all. Next, if you visit, go BEHIND the main bank of elevators. There are more elevators there - and they aren't used often, so they are quite quick! Finally, I slept soundly every night, no problems, and my room overlooked Harrah's.
All room prices were done on the same day for all hotels. While I can't keep this up to date each month, you will be able to see how they are priced relative to each other. I do find some discounter sites listing this at $60 for Thu.
Price for Thu 8/11/05: $66
Price for Fri 8/12/05: $75
Imperial Palace Hotel Website
Main Las Vegas Cheap Hotel Listing