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Summary


Pros

  • Beautiful pool complex with eight pools and cabanas
  • Superstar headliners provide live entertainment at the Colosseum
  • 50,000-square-foot spa with Roman baths and a snowfall room
  • The Forum Shops is one of the world's most premiere malls
  • Both upscale and affordable dining

Cons

  • 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

Bottom Line

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.

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A luxury icon since 1966, the Roman-themed Caesars Palace still rivals the big new hotels in its scale, style, and grandeur 

This luxury Vegas icon is defined by excess: over-the-top, Roman-themed decor can be found throughout the sprawling property

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.

Location

In the middle of the Strip, near the monorail system and other famous Vegas hotels

Map of Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino

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.

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Rooms

Base-level rooms are a bit smaller than the Vegas standard 

The Premium Double Queen Room - Octavius Tower is a bit small by Vegas standards, but bedding is comfortable and comes with high-quality linens

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).

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Features

One of Las Vegas' biggest shopping malls, live entertainment, and a massive spa

The labyrinth-like Forum Shops houses 140 stores and restaurants, including a live-entertainment complex and luxury shopping

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.)

Pool

Beautiful pool complex that rivals the best in Vegas

The elaborate network of pools—called Garden of the Gods—has three pools named after different gods; the Neptune Pool includes a swim-up blackjack table

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.

Casino

One of the largest casinos in Vegas with all the standard options, including an extensive poker room and race and sports book

The on-site casino is one of the largest in Vegas, but isn’t nearly as fancy as those at top Vegas casino hotels

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.

Food

Fast food and fine dining alike

The hotel provides a myriad of dining options, including Bacchanal buffet, the 500-plus-item spread that’s a staple of Las Vegas hotels

Unlike many upscale Vegas hotels, like the Bellagio or the Wynn, many of Caesars' on-site restaurants are fairly affordable. But there are plenty of high-end options, too. 

  • Bacchanal Buffet offers over 500-plus-item spread
  • Beijing Noodle No. 9, a northern Chinese restaurant, serves authentic dumplings and house-made noodle dishes 
  • Payard Patisserie & Bistro offers mostly sweets, but also has a dining room for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Serendipity 3, like its New York sister restaurants, is a "whimsical cafe" open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Rao's is the Las Vegas edition of the famous New York Italian restaurant -- complete with its own bocce court
  • Mesa Grill, a southwestern restaurant run by celebrity chef Bobby Flay (of Food Network fame), serves brunch, lunch, and dinner
  • Old Homestead Steakhouse serves seafood and steak for dinner only
  • Renowned Japanese restaurant Nobu
  • 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

Amenities

Key Features
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Internet
Pets Allowed
Cribs
Jacuzzi
Casino
Hotel Services
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Room Service
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Babysitting Services
Cribs
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Beauty Salon
Business Center
Casino
Fitness Center
Pool
Spa
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Television
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Smoking Rooms Available
Internet
Address
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109, United States
Phone (702) 731-7110
Also Known As
  • Caesar Palace
  • Caesars Las Vegas
  • Caesars Palace Classic Hotel
  • Caesars Palace Hotel
  • Caesars Palace Las Vegas
  • Ceasars Palace Las Vegas
  • Classic Hotel Caesars Palace
  • Classic Hotel Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas Caesars Palace
Room Types
  • Absolut Find Your Flavor Suite
  • Augustus Tower Deluxe Room
  • Augustus Tower Royal Suite
  • Augustus Tower Senators Suite
  • Augustus Tower Spa Suite
  • Classic Room
  • Deluxe Palace or Augustus Tower Room
  • Forum Tower Deluxe Room
  • Forum Tower Emperors Suite
  • Forum Tower Executive Suite
  • Forum Tower Royal Suite
  • Palace Tower Deluxe Room
  • Palace Tower Premium Room
  • Palace Tower Senators Suite
  • Penthouse Suite

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