Seven Saddest Pools In Vegas
When the calendar turns to March, two things begin happening... college hoops fans begin frothing at the mouth and large trucks filled with chlorine start making their way towards Las Vegas's luxurious resort pools.
Just like your March Madness brackets, not every Vegas pool can make it from league play into the tournament... I'm looking at you Skokie-Urbana State Thunderboars, Victorville University Beefhearts or the Interior Design Institute's Flaming Tassels. There are no winners without losers. You can't have the "thrill of victory" without "the agony of defeat." We're here today to peek in on the seven saddest pools in Las Vegas.
7. The Plaza
Surrounded by sections of astroturf and a half dozen beach chairs, The Plaza's rectangular pool gets points for having water in it and for having three abandoned tennis courts and a basketball court nearby.
Binion's rooftop pool boasts amazing views and gains extra points for hosting occasional concerts... alas it drops to number six by having no water. Sad.
5. The California
The California's podium-top pool boasts concrete, some chairs and glistening water. For a hotel that caters to primarily Hawaiian islanders you'd think that the spirit of aloha might make its way up to the pool deck. No aloha for you.
4. Circus Circus
One eyed clown pool is sad. See also the postage stamp watering hole by the Manor rooms.
3. The Bungee Pool Circus Circus
Not technically a pool, but sad nonetheless. This pool was designed to keep bungee jumpers from going spat on the pavement should the cord snap. Fifteen years ago, there was a line down the street to get on this thing. Now, it is sad.
2. The Riviera
Riviera had the foresight in the 1970's to put a pool on the roof over the casino expansion. Like the Palazzo's, it leaked. So much for rooftop party pools. Sad.
The saddest pool in Las Vegas is also one of the newest and most luxurious... The Cloud 9 pool deck at Fontainebleau. Festooned with cabanas, cabeds, dayclubs, vip areas, european pools, VIP pools, dining and dancing, the Fontainebleau's pool deck was designed to one up the iconic pool at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Mega ultra sad.
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