By Steve Beauregard
Commonly referred to as just the “Rio,” the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, (as it’s officially called), is a 2,500 plus room, colorful multi-tower hotel less than a mile west of the Las Vegas Strip.
(Go here to get distance and directions from the Rio to the Strip)
The hotel is part of Caesars Entertainment’s chain of resorts.
There’s plenty of parking at the Rio Las Vegas
In addition to its colorful exterior, it’s known it’s low rates, Penn & Teller shows, incredibly high zip line, and infamous Voodoo Rooftop Nigthtclub – a lounge 51 stories up in the air that offers breathtaking views of the Strip.
The Rio opened in January of 1990. Since 2005, it’s also been known for being the home of the annual World Series of Poker series of tournaments. Its casino has 100,000 feet of gambling space, with over 1,200 slots and video poker machines.
Rio Las Vegas Address
3700 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Rio Las Vegas Phone Number
Rio Self-Parking Garage and Fee
In additional to gamblers and guests staying in one of the 2,500 plus hotel rooms, the Rio also has 160,000 square feet of busy convention space. As such, there’s often a huge demand for parking here.
And with two different parking garages and tons of outdoor, uncovered spaces, there is, fortunately plenty of parking spaces available. While I don’t have exact numbers, my belief is that the Rio may have more parking spaces than any other resort in Las Vegas.
While other resorts in Las Vegas (MGM Grand, Luxor, etc.), have instituted paid parking, parking at the Rio remains completely free to everyone. On November 29th, 2016, Caesars Entertainment (Rio’s parent company), announced that they would begin charging their customers for both self-parking and valet parking at all of their properties – except for the Rio.
As such, the Rio is the only resort among the Caesars Entertainment/MGM Resorts duopoly to still have free parking.
The Rio has two large self-park parking garages, called the Carnival (the yellow pin on the map), and Masquerade, (the red pin on the map).
Masquerade Parking Garage (Red pin on the map)
This large garage is just to the right (east) of the resort. It’s the first parking garage most guests see when entering the resort on Rio Hotel Drive from Flamingo Boulevard.
Staying in the right lane on the little curvy road takes you right to it, where you’ll enter the 4 level structure on your right. A covered walkway on the 4th level takes you to the hotel. There are elevators to take up to the covered walkway into the hotel.
Clearance at this garage is 7 foot 6 inches.
Continuing past this garage, you’ll find a small outdoor parking lot on your left, then a massive parking area on your right if that garage happens to be full.
Carnival Parking Garage (Yellow pin)
This three level parking garage is on the North West side of the resort, or the left side, if you’re looking straight at the front of the Rio. You access this parking garage by taking S. Valley View Blvd north off of Flamingo Road. Once on S. Valley View Blvd, you’ll just take either one of the first two available right turns. Signage is very good.
There isn’t an overhead pedestrian bridge here. You simply use the stairs or elevator to get to the ground level, where you’ll have a very short walk right to the casino doors. Like with the Masquerade parking garage, clearance is 7 foot 6 inches.
Rio Las Vegas Convention Center Parking (Green pin on the map)
Folks attending a convention at the Rio will find a quicker and shorter walk by skipping the parking garages and continuing back towards the back of the resort. The Rio offers tons of uncovered outdoor parking spaces just to the east of the convention area.
In addition, to saving you a ton of walking (since the Amazon ballroom and other convention rooms here are so massive anyway), parking in the outdoor spaces at the back of the Rio (on the Northeast side), will give you an easier exit when driving away. Instead of having to navigate your way back on busy Flamingo Road, you can exit onto W. Twain Avenue.
The front of the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino
Rio Las Vegas Valet Parking
The Rio offers free valet parking for hotel guests, and non-hotel guests alike.
The easiest way to use it is to enter the resort’s main entrance of Flamingo Road (called “Hotel Rio Drive.”)
Staying in your left lane and continuing to stay left, following the easy-to-read signs will lead you right to the covered valet parking. It’s completely free, but tipping the valet driver is standard.
RV Parking at the Rio
The Rio All Suite Hotel does allow you to park your RV at the resort, but only in the back parking lot, close to the convention center. The Rio asks that you contact them, however, before parking there. The number to call for RV parking is: (702) 777-7666.
Please also know there aren’t any RV hookups available.
(Photos courtesy of Ed Schipul and Al R via Flickr.)