It has undergone ownership changes, remodeling, name changes, a devastating fire, and newer, fancier resorts sprouting up all around it. Yet despite it all, Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino remains a popular stalwart in Las Vegas – an affordable, if average, hotel destination with an incredible location in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
The resort that opened years ago as the original MGM in Las Vegas is now owned by Caesars Entertainment, and is physically connected to another Caesars-owned property, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
This shared ownership relationships translates to how each of the resorts’ guests park, as the two hotel/casinos share a seven-story parking structure to the south of Bally’s. Parking here is completely free to hotel guests, casino guests, and/or just plain old gawkers. You may have heard or read about the recent parking fees implemented by MGM Resorts’ properties (i.e. the Mirage, Aria, Bellagio, MGM Grand, etc.), however please know that parking at Bally’s Las Vegas remains free to all.
In addition to the main parking garage, Bally’s has a small, sort of secret parking area directly behind the resort, off of Flamingo Road. More on that in a second.
Bally’s Las Vegas Self-Park Parking Garage
Access to the Bally’s self-park parking garage is accessible from either two entrances on the Strip, or from the main entrance off of Flamingo.
(Here’s a map of the Bally’s Las Vegas resort. Red dots represent the entrances to parking areas. Access to the parking garage is from either Flamingo Road, or from the Strip)
When going east on Flamingo, you will simply take the first right after the Strip, (and immediately after the pull out bus stop lane).
(Related: Paris Las Vegas parking garage).
Once on this, the curvy little road, (and good signage), will point you to an underneath passage that leads you to the Bally’s/Paris parking garage. Alternatively, you could just stay in the far left lane and use the Bally’s valet parking services.
There are also two ways to get to the parking garage from the Strip, but only when going north. The first lane is an unmarked lane immediately after the Paris Las Vegas. Take a right on this (you can only take a right), and it will lead you directly up a ramp to the parking garage.
A few feet up the road to the North, you see another entrance to Bally’s – this time it is marked as an entrance. It will also lead you to the self-parking area.
Please note, that whichever way you get there, you’ll do some walking should you use the Bally’s self-park parking garage. Depending on where you find a parking spot, it can be a ¼ mile walk from the Bally’s parking garage to the hotel registration desk.
Other Bally’s Parking
As mentioned before, there are a few spaces of free public self-parking located directly behind the resort, off of Flamingo Road.
When driving east on Flamingo Road, (going away from the Strip), Bally’s will be on your right. After the shuttle drop off area, and just after you pass the large “Race and Sports Book Avenue Shoppes” sign on the building, you’ll pass another building that has large signage that reads, “Employment Center.”
You’ll want to take the next right, onto an unmarked drive, where there are free, uncovered public parking spaces. Please note that this drive is the right you take before you get to the next street, Koval Lane. This parking area is much closer if you are intending to go to a convention at Bally’s, the Bally’s Events Center, the sports book, or to the Shoppes.
Secret Drop-off area at Bally’s Las Vegas
OK, so maybe it’s not a big secret, but if you are wanting to just drop off a friend, or run into the casino very quickly, there is a drop off area off of Flamingo Road.
To use it, you’ll just want to go on Flamingo, past the shuttle drop-off area, past the first light, past the length of the hotel, taking a right on Linq Lane, where you see the “Race and Sports Book” sign.
Valet parking at Bally’s Las Vegas
Valet parking at Bally’s Las Vegas is pretty straightforward. It’s most easily gotten to by using the right turn on Flamingo Road, immediately east of the Strip. Once on there, staying in the left lane and following the signs will point you to the valet.
As with almost every other Strip hotel, valet parking is totally free, although you should tip the valet person both when dropping off your vehicle, and when picking it up.
The valet entrance can also be accessed from the Strip, by using the designated Bally’s entrance (right turn) after passing both the Paris Las Vegas, and the little road directly north of the Paris Las Vegas.
Bally’s also has parking for RVs, or other oversized vehicles. There is a separate parking area for RVs, and guests arriving in a camper or RV are encouraged to call Bally’s ahead of time to secure a spot. The number is (702) 967-4481. Please also note that there are no utility hook-ups available. (Photos courtesy of Nicholas Vollmer and Prayitno via Flickr).