We chose The Orleans for a trip to Vegas that included kids. The hotel has a bowling alley and a movie theater, as well as a food court that includes Subway and Sbarro. All of these items help if you are travelling with kids. The pool gave us a moment of hesitation because it is not terribly exciting and once we arrived it was actually too cold for swimming, which was a disappointment.
The rooms at The Orleans are large but the beds have a strange foam topper that I did not find comfortable. The hotel is also showing some wear and tear. Our sink had a huge crack in it and the shower had a nonstop drip for two days followed by two days where we mysteriously did not have a shower handle. We assume someone had tried and failed to fix the leak.
The hotel also offers a shuttle to its sister properties including Gold Coast and Bally's on the strip, which was useful.