Featuring a multi-colored French Quarter-style facade and New Orleans “street scenes” inside, The Orleans caters to locals as well as visitors. That means ample free parking, a huge casino accommodating day visitors as well as hotel guests, easy navigation to restaurants and lounges, and—to entice visitors—good value in food and drink. Attracting locals also means the resort offers state-of-the-art bowling and movie centers.
Entertainers such as Debbie Reynolds, Frankie Avalon, and Bobby Rydell appear in the 827-seat Orleans Showroom. Live entertainment occurs nightly in the Bourbon Street Cabaret. Jazz and blues, along with 16 Irish and British brews on tap, please visitors of Brendan’s Irish Pub.
Home to the Wranglers Professional Hockey Team, the 9,000-seat Orleans Arena also plays host to circuses, monster trucks, concerts, horse shows, and boxing matches.
The Italian restaurant Sazio presents a dinner show in a private dining room featuring the gangster spoof Ba-Da-Bing.
On the resort’s second floor are a 70-lane bowling center and an 18-screen movie theater that includes loveseat and rocking-chair seating.
The Orleans offers 1,426 rooms in two 22-story towers. In addition to the children’s pool and movie theaters, the family-friendly resort includes a child-care center (ages 2 and 1/2 to 12) equipped with play items such as a jungle gym, movie room, and a video- and interactive-game arcade. For adult guests, the hotel offers a health spa with a large fitness center, saunas, steam rooms, and six-person spas.