Classic Rooms are a bit smaller than the Vegas norm
Fee to access the gym and spa facilities
Fee for both basic and premium Wi-Fi
Since 1966, the 2,419-room Caesars Palace has defined excess on the Strip -- a massive spa with Roman baths; elaborate mosaics and classical architecture around the pools; one of the biggest casinos in Vegas. But base-level rooms are smaller, more drab, and older than the Vegas norm. You can upgrade to a more recently renovated room, but check the Venetian's rates first.
A luxury icon since 1966, the Roman-themed Caesars Palace still rivals the big new hotels in its scale, style, and grandeur
Like the MGM Grand or the Venetian, the guiding principle seems to be excess -- the largest poker room in Las Vegas, a 50,000-square-foot spa, a long labyrinth of a shopping mall, and several pools forming the Garden of Gods Pool Oasis.
Built in 1966, Caesars Palace is one of the Strip's first giant hotel-casino stunners. It was packing its over-the-top house with high-profile entertainers well before current Vegas visionary Steve Wynn took the glitzy behemoth hotels concept to the next level -- and still is, with Celine Dion, Elton John, and Mariah Carey currently packing in audiences at the Colosseum. But the downside of the hotel's age is that its base-level (appropriately named) "Classic" rooms are smaller and far more basic than what you'd find in the newer, mid-tier-luxury properties like Mandalay Bay or the MGM Grand. Even so, Caesar's Palace is still a Vegas powerhouse.
In the middle of the Strip, near the monorail system and other famous Vegas hotels
Caesars Palace is in the middle of the densely packed three-and-a-half mile long stretch of hotel-casinos known as the Strip. The Bellagio (with its famous, street-facing fountain shows) is to the south, and the Mirage (connected to Caesars by a free tram) is to the north. The Flamingo and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant are directly across the broad street.
Most Las Vegas visitors want to explore all of the big properties along the Strip. Cabs are easy to find at virtually any time of day or night. A generally less expensive option is the Deuce, a double-decker bus that runs up and down the strip 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There's also a monorail system, which stops at MGM Grand, Bally's/Paris, Flamingo/Caesars Palace, Harrah's/The LINQ, the Las Vegas Convention Center, Westgate, and SLS. If you're traveling along the Strip with at least one other person, a cab is often the least expensive option.
Virtually every hotel on the Las Vegas Strip is a 10- to 15-minute cab ride from McCarran International Airport.
Base-level rooms are a bit smaller than the Vegas standard
Rooms occupy six different hotel towers -- Julius, Forum, Nobu, Palace, Laurel Collection, and Octavius -- and vary greatly across categories. Starting at about 350 to 400 square feet, the base-level rooms are larger than the standard rooms in just about any other city in the world, but they're fairly small by Vegas standards. Beds -- either a king or two queens in the base-level rooms -- are plenty comfortable and come with high-quality linens, a heavy cotton comforter, and oversize throw pillows. There's no pillow-top padding on the mattresses (unlike some of the other luxury hotels on the Strip) but the bed is still perfectly comfortable.
Rooms in the Palace and Laurel Collection towers are significantly larger -- 525 square feet in the Palace rooms; 648 square feet in the Laurel Collection rooms -- and have deep-soaking jet tubs in the bathrooms. The Octavius Tower is comprised of suites (starting at 550 square feet) and villas. Rooms have king-size beds, large flat-screen TVs, sitting areas, and work desks.
All rooms feature large Panasonic flat-screen TVs, iHome alarm clocks, Keurig coffeemakers, motorized drapes with bedside controls, waffle-weave bathrobes, and dual rainfall showerheads, and Wi-Fi (for a fee).
One of Las Vegas' biggest shopping malls, live entertainment, and a massive spa
Around 160 stores and restaurants call the labyrinth-like Forum Shops home -- from H&M and Planet Hollywood to Louis Vuitton and ll Mulino New York. The Colosseum's live-entertainment lineup features superstars Rod Stewart, Elton John, and Celine Dion.
Caesars' Qua Baths & Spa is massive: it's 50,000-square-foot space includes 51 treatment rooms and 35 massage studios. If it's not the best spa in Vegas (that might go to the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian), it's at least one of the biggest. Guests getting any treatment can access to Roman baths, Laconium steam baths, snowing ice room, and the tea lounges for free. The on-site hair salon, Color Salon by Michael Boychuck, has an Old Hollywood vibe, with elaborate chandeliers and vanities, and the large fitness center feels even bigger thanks to its especially high ceilings.
Caesars Palace is happy to host children -- the rooms are large, the pool is excellent (and mellow), and the concierge can arrange baby-sitting services, but it doesn't specifically target families. Unlike the other theme-centered hotels like Excalibur or the Venetian, there are no exciting, Roman-inspired performances for the kids. Cribs and rollaway beds both cost an additional fee. (Note that Caesars is one of the very few hotels that charges extra for a crib.)
Beautiful pool complex that rivals the best in Vegas
The hotel's network of pools -- called Garden of the Gods -- spans 4.5 acres and three levels, with Roman columns, elaborate marble and granite mosaics, and cabanas. Each pool is named for a god or goddess and has its own personality: one has a swim-up blackjack table, one has cabanas only for invited VIPs, and one features an 18-foot waterfall. The Venus Pool Club includes secluded couches, cabanas, and food and drink options for an entrance fee that increases on weekends.
Caesars closes all of its pools, except for Venus, during the off-season.
One of the largest casinos in Vegas with all the standard options, including an extensive poker room and race and sports book
All of the standard games, slots, and cards are available, as well as a 250-seat race and sports book. Aside from the giant TVs mounted on the wall of the race and sports book, each table is equipped with its own monitor. Caesars is also home to a large, 14,000-square-foot poker room -- one of Las Vegas' biggest. The casino isn't as fancy as the casino at the Bellagio or the Venetian, but it's on par with the casino at Mandalay Bay and much nicer than the casino at the Flamingo.
One of France's most acclaimed chefs, Guy Savoy, (who was awarded a Legion d'Honneur from the French Minister of Agriculture) helms the two-Michelin-star Restaurant Guy Savoy, the most prestigious (and most expensive) of Caesars' restaurants. Many regard it as one of the best restaurants in Vegas. Reservations are highly recommended.
Room service (with a very extensive menu) is available 24 hours
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