Harrah’s The Linq Station


Formerly Harrah’s The Quad Station

view from The Linq monorail stop

Sure The Linq is pretty, but I think we all miss the gritty disgustingness of The Quad.

Very Convenient To: Harrah’s, The Linq, The High Roller

Somewhat Convenient To: Casino Royale, Forum Shops at Caesar’s, Venetian, Mirage

Not At All Convenient To: TI, Fashion Show Mall, The Palazzo, The Wynn, Encore, Trump International

NEED TO KNOW:
Harrah’s The Linq Station is ridiculously convenient to the new Linq shopping and dining center, as well as the new Las Vegas ferris wheel, The High Roller.

My Harrah’s The Linq Station Experience:
The Harrah’s The Linq Station is the least confusing of the casino stops. As you disembark, go up, go to the left, go down the escalator and you are greeted by a lovely, crystal clear sign directing you to the casino of your choice. Why do you have to go up before you go down? I have no idea. But a mere two minutes after stepping off the monorail, I was at the signs, so I’m not complaining.

crystal clear harrah's the quad monorail stop signs

Best. Signs. Ever.

One minute later and you are inside either The Linq or Harrah’s. Once in Harrah’s, I was at the guest elevators of the Mardi Gras Tower a mere minute later. At four minutes, this may be the quickest trip from stepping off the monorail to stepping on your hotel elevator on the entire Strip.

If you head left at the sign, you are pretty immediately in The Linq. With the Flamingo monorail stop being very close by to the South, The Linq is most likely the only place you are headed if you go left. Instead, I headed right towards Harrah’s, as I wanted to see how long it would take me to walk to the Venetian shops and other points North. Once inside Harrah’s, it’s pretty clear how to get to the main casino- you are funneled through a hallway and down an escalator. Once on the casino floor, I walked straight through, looking for daylight. Once outside, I turned right to head north.

It took me ten minutes to get from the monorail to Casino Royale, which is directly across from The Mirage. It’s at least five more minutes to cross the street and get to The Mirage entrance, if that’s where you are headed. TI will set you back at least ten more minutes after crossing. If you stay on the Casino Royale side of the street, it’s about five more minutes to the entrance of the Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes, for a total of fifteen minutes.

If you are wandering in off the Strip and want to find the Harrah’s The Linq Monorail Station, Harrah’s has a nice, visible sign out front.

clear outdoor sign for the harra's the quad monorail station

Aforementioned nice, visible sign out front.

Once inside, both Harrah’s and The Linq also have some nice, clear signage leading you to the monorail. Which is a nice change of pace, because most casinos like to hide the monorail station from you.

harrah's and the quad have good clear monorail sogns

Truly, an embarrassment of riches.

I would have made it to the monorail in five minutes flat from the street, had I not been distracted by the Tina Turner female impersonator at The Linq (back when it was The Quad).  He/she was pretty good!

female impersonator at The Quad does a good Tina Turner

She’s your Private Dancer! How could I not stop and watch?

My Favorite Thing: The sundried tomato, basil and goat cheese Farm Scramble with griddled mashed potatoes plus biscuit with homemade jam at Hash House a Go Go at The Linq. YUM.

Next Stop: Las Vegas Convention Center Station