Caesars Palace: Reviews and Tips for 2016
• Massive, beautiful property
• Forum Shops
• Excellent pool
• Different towers will provide very different experiences.
• Hotel can get very busy in peak hours
Caesars Palace is one of the most recognizable resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and has been featured in several popular movies.
Caesars Palace was originally opened in 1966 by Jay Sarno for $35 million. The resort has changed hands many times over the years, eventually landing in the hands of Harrah’s Entertainment which added new acts and amenities, and recently upgraded the Octavius tower to make Caesars the six-tower megaresort that it is today. Caesars Palace was a favorite of Frank Sinatra and other members of the famous “Rat Pack,” and is featured in many movies including The Hangover franchise. The casino and hotel are part of American pop culture.
Caesars Palace Las Vegas Fast Facts
- Year Opened: 1966
- Recent Renovation: 2012
- Cost: $35 million (original), $1 billion in recent renovations
- Rooms: 3,960
- Floors: 29
- Height: 435 ft
- Casino Space: 166,000 sq ft (including 14,000 sq ft largest poker room in Vegas)
- Rewards Program: Total Rewards
- Wedding Chapels Available
- Forum Shops
- 6 towers
- The Colosseum at Ceasers Palace
- Garden of the Gods pool complex
Below is a YouTube video touring Caesars Palace.
- Internet Access: Wifi in room access
- Resort Fee: $29
- Amenities: Fitness center, internet access (included in resort fee),
- Check-in: 4 pm
- Check-out: 11 am
- Pets allowed: Yes, dogs only in Augustus Tower provided they are under 55lbs. There is an extra charge of $75 per, with a $200 deposit.
Caesars Palace Las Vegas Highlights
- Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill: Authentic English pub experience from the world-famous ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ star Gordon Ramsay
- Rod Stewart: The Hits is a show featuring Rod Stewart backed by a 13-piece band with his favorite hits including “Maggie May.”
- Garden of the Gods: five-acre 8 pool complex features live DJ music and go-go dancers on Weekends. Cabanas come with complementary fresh fruit plates and other cold refreshments.
- The Forum Shops at Caesars: Features over 160 shopping choices including the Appian Way Shops that has 15 High-End Shops like Carina. Recognized as the world’s most profitable retail center at $1400 per square foot, and houses Tourneau – the world’s largest watch store.
- Shania Twain: Headlines The Colosseum with her two-year residency.
- Absinthe: An adult themed cabaret and acrobatics variety show, brings a wild and outlandish carnival like spectacle to guests for their amusement.
- Nobu Hotel at Caesars: A hotel-within-the hotel, featuring luxury suites.
Caesar’s Palace Review: Editor’s Notes
Unlike some of the other resorts on the Strip, which were demolished to make room for the newer mega-resorts, Caesars Palace has continued to evolve since being built in the 1960’s. And there is nothing “old” about this monstrous resort, either. One walk around the grounds of Caesars, and you’ll realize that this resort can hang with the best of them. You can experience world-class shopping at the Forum Shops, see top-tier acts as Rod Stewart, Elton John, and Shania Twain, or dine and club at some of the best establishments in Las Vegas.
As with such resorts as Mandalay Bay, some guests may find the size of the property to be almost too big, with lengthy walks in store from one end to the other.
Caesars is centrally-located, and an easy walking distance to many nearby properties – including The Linq, which happens to be a Caesars property.
If you’re looking for a luxury hotel with the Caesars name, look no further than Nobu at Caesars, a luxury hotel which came from the refurbishment of the old Centurion tower. Nobu features contemporary and traditional Japanese artwork and a Japanese restaurant.
Caesars is one of the must-see resorts in Las Vegas.
Have you visited or stayed at Caesars Palace? What did you think?
- The Roman tower is the oldest, and may host the only rooms that have yielded complaints about being somewhat dated and behind the rest that Caesars has to offer.
- For views of the Bellagio fountains, look into rooms in the Augustus and Octavius towers.
- Bring your own K Cups for in-room coffee
Below is a map showing the location of Caesar’s Palace on the Las Vegas Strip.