Caesars Las Vegas Hotel Rooms Ranked (2019 Update)

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Caesars Entertainment has a variety of room styles in every Las Vegas hotel. In addition to different room types, many hotels have multiple towers. The wrong hotel room in the wrong tower can make for a bad trip.

Hopefully, this brief overview of Caesars Las Vegas hotel rooms and casino experience help you choose the best casino-resort for your next vacation. Here are my rankings for the different Caesars hotel rooms in Las Vegas.

  1. Caesars Palace – Just about all of the hotel rooms have been renovated in the past 5 years. Stay in Augustus or Octavius is you want to be away from the casino. The Julius Tower puts you right in the middle of the casino. The Palace Tower is closest to the pools. Augustus is my personal favorite at this massive casino.
  2. The Cromwell – The rooms are small but are pretty and functional. The views aren’t great but ask for a strip view. The other view is looking at the wall of the Flamingo hotel. You also hear music from Drai’s nightclub in these rooms. Overall, the boutique hotel and casino is small but probably my favorite in the Caesars chain. There’s just a fun vibe here.
  3. The Linq – The rooms are tiny but well put together. The small rooms don’t feel as claustrophobic as you might think. The clean rooms, lively and large casino, and center strip location make this one of the best bargain hotels on the Vegas Strip. Upgrade to a suite for a separate bedroom and living room.
  4. Planet Hollywood – The room updates over the past few years are bland and they no longer have the movie memorabilia many people loved. The Miracle Mile Shops give lots of dining options without going outside. The casino is always a party when the sun goes down. The rooms are fine but this is an especially fun place to eat, drink, and gamble. The rooms are okay but the casino and mall make Planet Hollywood a fun place to stay.
  5. Flamingo – It’s amazing to think that the beautiful GO rooms are old. They’re still nice looking hotel rooms. The recently renovated rooms are similar to other new Caesars Las Vegas hotel rooms. The Flamingo’s newer hotel rooms and location next to The Linq and across from Caesars Palace make this a fair property.
  6. Bally’s – The Resort Tower rooms are the high-end of average prices in Las Vegas. The Jubilee Tower (closest to the Vegas Strip) are basic and functional. They’re nice rooms for the price. This casino is a good option for low rollers on the Vegas Strip.
  7. Paris – Paris is one of the highest ranking hotels in the hierarchy of Caesars Las Vegas properties. This isn’t one of my favorite Caesars Las Vegas casinos although it’s one of the most popular. Caesars recently renovated most of the hotel rooms which is a major improvement. If you’re staying here choose one of the newly renovated Burgundy rooms.
  8. Harrah’s – All of the hotel rooms at Harrah’s Las Vegas have been renovated. The Valley Tower rooms were the first to receive the makeover. The property is the personification of mediocre. Everything is average but nothing is amazing or awful. That said, the location is great if you want a value property near the center-north end of the Vegas Strip.
  9. Rio – The lone Caesars Las Vegas property off the Vegas Strip has all suites. The casino feels old and hasn’t been renovated in a while. That said, it’s cheap for such a large room. This is a good option for groups just looking for a cheap place to crash.

Visit this Caesars Las Vegas page for current discounts and package deals.

Caesars 25% Off Cyber Week Sale In Las Vegas

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Caesars Cyber Week traditionally offers their best sale prices of the year. Links and details for each hotel are below. This year Caesars is adding additional 5% off for Cyber Monday.

Details from Caesars: The Year’s Biggest Hotel Savings Are Here! Take advantage of Caesars Entertainment’s limited time-only Cyber Sale. From the iconic Caesars Palace to value rates at lively Harrah’s, warm up your winter with these hotel room discounts. Rates as low as $30! Book Today.

Links to each hotel are below:

Cyber Monday 11/30 Only
Additional 5% off these rates

Amazon Black Friday deals

*Reminder, discounts don’t apply to resort fees.

Beer Park With Sweet Views Coming To Paris Las Vegas

Beer Park Las Vegas
Beer Park Las Vegas

A Beer Park with a view of the Vegas Strip! What a great idea! 

Now for the potentially bad news for beer snobs. The name of this beer park is officially “Beer Park by Budweiser.”

They promise 100 different beers, which sounds great until you realize that these will be all be Budweiser beers which you can get anywhere. You can see the list on wikipedia. While not all of the beers are garbage they’re nothing special.

The naming idea sounds like someone at Caesars Entertainment said “we need some quick cash” and this was the easiest venue with available for naming rights that they could sell.

Regardless, I love the idea and the location and will probably check it out at least once. Here are full details from the press release.

Starting in early January, visitors to Las Vegas can enjoy a bird’s eye view and an ice cold brew at the new Beer Park by Budweiser at Paris Las Vegas, the city’s first rooftop bar and grill. 

Located on a 10,000-square-foot deck overlooking the world famous Las Vegas Strip, Beer Park will feature an outdoor grill, picnic tables, and more than 100 draft, can and bottle beer selections, including 36 beers on tap. The bar menu will also include craft beer cocktails, signature cocktails and wines on tap, as well as other wines and specialty drinks, including an array of Bloody Marys. The atmosphere will be ideal for watching football games and other sporting events, with towers on each side of the bar housing dozens of high-definition televisions, which offer premium views of the game from any seat.

“Beer Park is inspired by some of the great American pastimes that bring people together; things like going to the ball park for a baseball game, a tailgate party or a picnic at a neighborhood park,” says Matthew Silverman, corporate executive chef of Beer Park. “It’s a treat for the senses, being outdoors and smelling food cooking on the grill, drinking a cold beer, and watching the game while enjoying the view of the Strip from all around you.”

“Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser are excited to launch Beer Park as a first-of-its-kind destination on the Vegas Strip,” said Josh Halpern, Vice President, On-Premise Sales at Anheuser-Busch. “Details like the Budweiser Beechwood Grill and the beer-food pairings make this place a dream for beer drinkers and food lovers alike, and we’ve made sure that the personalities of our brands will enhance the consumer experience in different ways.”

All-American cuisine will be served from the menu as well as from roaming carts serving concession-style offerings. Grill selections are the specialty, with meats and other foods prepared on a custom-made Budweiser Beechwood Grill, which imparts the flavor of the beer into anything from burgers, brisket, ribs or sausages.

All food selections will lead back to Beer Park’s namesake offering, with a recommended pairing for every item, as well as items that will be prepared using different types of beer such as bratwurst bathed in Goose Island IPA and pickles prepared using Stella Artois Cidre. Beer Park will take stadium sweets over the top with items like gourmet funnel cakes and a signature ice cream cart.

Chicago-based design firm, Gensler, has created an atmosphere that combines the feel of a classic baseball stadium and the communal charm of a city park with the spirit of Budweiser; a nostalgic combination that evokes Americana charm. The arrival begins on the lower level, where takeaway offerings such as souvenir cups filled with takeaway daiquiris and beer will be available for purchase. A spiral staircase leads to the upper level, revealing an open-air “park,” designed to bring people together through various seating experiences, including communal picnic tables that encourage socializing and a grassy lawn to play classic bar games like pool, bean bag toss and darts.

High top tables line the rail overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, and a private VIP area is ideal for corporate outings, bachelor parties and other large parties. A rectangular bar is the centerpiece of the room, seating 80 guests. The dining room seats approximately 200 guests, and in total, the space accommodates up to 500 guests.

Modern touches infiltrate the classic design of wood with metal accents, with high-tech features such as taps that pour beers at 31 degrees, the optimal temperature for Budweiser, as well as cold “plates” at each seat of the bar to keep beers cool. Customizable audio is available in various parts of the venue, including the VIP room. A DJ booth is located near the gaming and VIP area, where a DJ will spin weekends and other nights, as well as for special events. A retractable awning offers shade in the daytime, and a view of the stars at night. Misters and heaters ensure a climate-controlled atmosphere any time of year.

Marriott To Buy Starwood and Invades the Vegas Strip

Marriott
Marriott

Marriott announced that they will be buying Starwood Hotels this morning. This comes on the heels of Starwood announcing that SLS Las Vegas will be a part of their Tribute Collection last week (see article on Travel Zork). Part of the SLS connection is that Starwood would be changing the Lux tower at SLS into W Las Vegas.

A Starwood sale wasn’t a secret but Hyatt was becoming the favorite to buy them (see article on Travel Zork). This deal was made because most of Marriott’s rooms before the purchase were in the United States. About 2/3rds of Starwood hotel rooms are outside of the United States. Marriott now has 1.1 million hotel rooms around the world.

Back to Vegas.

Starwood’s biggest connection with Vegas is through its current affiliation with Caesars Entertainment. The SLS program will begin in December and W Las Vegas will open mid-late 2016. Marriott’s current Vegas Strip affiliation is with the Cosmopolitan. Since the Cosmo was sold last year it’s been rumored that they will eventually join Hilton in some way.

Might the Cosmopolitan become a Starwood hotel?  I know at least one person that will lose his mind if that happens.

Details on the merger of the programs haven’t been released yet. The press release is more financially driven. It’s possible, but unlikely, that Starwood and Marriott will remain separate brands that would keep their individual loyalty programs.

The deal isn’t expected to be completed until sometime in 2016. Unless relationships change these are the hotels on the Vegas Strip that will become Marriott hotels:

  • Bally’s
  • Caesars Palace
  • Cosmopolitan
  • The Cromwell
  • Flamingo
  • Harrah’s
  • The Linq
  • Paris
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Rio
  • SLS Las Vegas 
  • W Las Vegas

Marriott would be the hotel partner for almost half of the hotels on the Vegas Strip (12 of 26 or so). That’s kind of a big deal. Look forward to more information to follow next year.

PS: Starwood Hotels and Starwood Capital are not the same company. This old rumor is probably just be a coincidence.

2016 Total Rewards Tier Bonus Credits Available

Caesars Entertainment is offering Total Rewards tier bonus credits for the players club in 2016 when you spend money this year. You can find details from Total Rewards below.

 

2016 Total Rewards Bonus Schedule
2016 Total Rewards Bonus Schedule

If you’re a Total Rewards member and didn’t receive this email you may want to check your account to see if your settings are correct. Visit Total Rewards for more information.

Check the links to this post for discounted rooms at Caesars casinos in Vegas.

Total Rewards: Where $100 Meals Cost $200

Searsucker is now 2:1 With Total Rewards
Searsucker is now 2:1 With Total Rewards
For the past 5 or 6 years Caesars Entertainment has used a 2:1 Total Rewards dollar exchange ratio in many restaurants at their Atlantic City properties.

After about 2 years of rumors this 2:1 Total Rewards comp policy has just entered Las Vegas. Here are details from the Seven Star Insider newsletter (which you should sign up for):

Searsucker Sucks Twice The Comps

If you’re planning to try the newest restaurant at Caesars Palace, note that, while Searsucker accepts Reward Credits, it will be at the rate of 2:1, e.g., your $150 tab will consume 30,000 Reward Credits ($300).

So, this 2:1 Total Rewards point policy essentially cuts the value of your Total Rewards points in half when you dine at Searsucker. It’s possibly the most obnoxious players club policy I’ve come across since visiting casinos.

  • Good News: This policy hasn’t been unleashed across all Caesars Entertainment restaurants in Las Vegas.
  • Bad News: It’s probably only a matter of time before the majority of restaurants at Caesars Entertainment charge $2 Total Rewards for $1 in cash.

I don’t know how quickly this 2:1 Total Rewards point policy will roll out in Las Vegas but it seems like a good time to use them while the exchange rate is still 1:1 at most restaurants at Caesars Entertainment hotels.

Early reviews on Searsucker have been mostly positive. You can learn more about the restaurant here.

If you see 2:1 comps elsewhere in Las Vegas leave a comment and I’ll update this post.

Photo: Searsucker

Bally’s Early Check-In Via Mobile Phone

Bally's Early Check-In
Bally’s Early Check-In

If you’ve ever stayed at a Caesars Entertainment hotel in Las Vegas may have seen or stood in an incredibly long line for Total Rewards Gold members at check-in. It’s amazing how understaffed they are but that’s another story.

Now there’s a way to avoid those huge lines at Bally’s. As you can see from the in the image above you just have to visit ballys.com/checkin6 on your mobile phone, enter your name, enter your check-in date and your reservation confirmation number.

You’ll receive a text when your room is ready.

That’s it. It’s a simple process. While you’ll save time checking into your room you probably won’t be able to talk your way into a complimentary upgrade which is becoming more difficult as front desk agents are upselling everything from a view to a safe to different type of room.

Expect early check-in to expand to other properties after Caesars’ works out any kinks they may find with this process.

Caesars Readying New Sportsbook Brand And Sports Wagering App

Caesars Entertainment Chapter 11
Caesars Entertainment Chapter 11

I just received a survey from Caesars Entertainment about their plans for mobile sports wagering.

Actually Caesars’ plan is to rename and rebrand ALL of their sportsbook operations.

There’s no release date on the 2Bet Sportsbook app or website. In fact, the name may change if those answering the survey voted negatively on the name like I did.

Here’s the information on 2Bet Sportsbook the survey:

2Bet Sportsbook – a network of physical sportsbooks located in casinos, primarily on the Las Vegas Strip, as well as in other locations in Nevada such as Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Laughlin. At any 2Bet Sportsbook location, players may bet on sports and horeseracing, watch both on large high-definition screens, and enjoy food and beverage (including alcoholic beverages).

We will also be launching www.2betsportsbook.com, a mobile betting app where anyone 21 years and older who is located in Nevada can bet on sports directly from their mobile devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets). Customers will be able to wager on in-play events happening in real-time, such as betting the spread, moneyline, and over/under, which update throughout the game. Customers will also be able to bet on a variety of markets that currently do not exist such as “the highest scoring quarter,” “will an individual player exceed a certain number of points scored,” and “which team will score a certain number of points first”, all in real-time while games are in-progress.

Caesars is the latest casino operator who will be releasing a mobile sports wagering option. MGM Resorts, Wynn, Westgate and others have app releases planned for later this year. You can find information on this on Vegas Chatter.

Details are sure to follow.

Minor Update: It looks as though Caesars is testing the name “The Spread” as well. I like that better. Hat Tip to @JHook9.

Minor Update #2: It looks as though Caesars is also testing the name “WSOP Sportsbook”. Hat Tip to @KirkSports.

Caesars Semi-Annual Sale In Las Vegas

Caesars Semi-Annual Sale
Caesars Semi-Annual Sale

Caesars semi-annual sales usually offer good prices on Vegas hotel rooms – especially if you don’t have a higher tier status with Total Rewards.

Here are links and approximate discounted prices (deepest discounts are for weekdays) for the Caesars Las Vegas hotels. The sale extends to Atlantic City and other markets if you’re looking to go elsewhere.

The Linq Las Vegas – Rates starting at $55/night
Bally’s Las Vegas – Rates starting at $45/night
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas – Rates starting at $50/night
Flamingo Las Vegas – Rates starting at $40/night
Harrah’s Las Vegas – Rates starting at $35/night
Rio Las Vegas – Rates starting at $35/night
Paris Las Vegas – Rates starting at $75/night
Caesars Palace Las Vegas – Rates starting at $90
Cromwell Las Vegas – Rates starting at $105/night

Reach Total Rewards Platinum, Diamond And Seven Stars Quicker

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Old School Total Rewards Cards – Pulse of Vegas Blog

Caesars Entertainment is a mess with this whole bankruptcy thing. They claim everything will “be business as usual”. We’ll see about that. Caesars’ players club, Total Rewards, will likely change at some point but in theory it should remain in tact through bankruptcy.

In an effort keep customers flowing into its casinos Caesars is offering a pretty sweet Tier Credit promotion. Most players club promotions offer Reward Credits only. Those are the credit which that you use on goods like meals. Extra tier credits are a little more difficult to come by.

Tier credits are the credits that allow you to ascend to higher players club tiers like Platinum, Diamond And Seven Stars. The higher your tier status, the better the benefits you’ll receive from Total Rewards. Here’s an overview of those benefits. Note, if you’re Diamond or Seven Stars your resort fees will be waived.

Here are details on the promotion:

Through March 31st, 2015, we are giving you a 50% bonus on the first 50,000 Tier Credits you earn! So, you could walk away with up to 25,000 EXTRA Tier Credits to count towards your Tier Status, and we even started counting on January 1st.*

*Member must earn at least 1,000 Tier Credits by March 31, 2015 to be eligible for the promotion. 50% Tier Credit Bonus will be awarded on up to the first 50,000 Tier Credits earned from January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015, for a maximum total bonus of 25,000 Tier Credits. Daily Tier Credit Bonuses will count toward the 50,000 Tier Credits maximum. Loyalty bonuses are not earned Tier Credits and thus, are not eligible for this promotion. Tier Credit Bonuses, including this promotion, do not count toward Reward Credit balance, promotional Tier Credit earnings, or qualifying for another daily bonus. Total Tier Credit Bonus amount awarded through this promotion will be calculated after March 31st, 2015 and will be posted to the Total Rewards account on April 15, 2015.

I wouldn’t gamble or spend more than normal to get the bump in tier status. VIP check-in, Diamond Lounges and waived resort fees are nice benefits but I don’t think they’re worth spending extra for.

That said, this is a useful promotion if you’re closing in on one of the upper tiers.