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.
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.
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.
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 bargainhotels on the Vegas Strip. Upgrade to a suite for a separate bedroom and living room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are about as many good cheapblackjack games on the Vegas Strip as you might have expected. In other words, there aren’t many. Where you do find good cheap blackjack you should expect that there are only one or two of these tables at most of the casinos listed below. They should be easy to spot since you’ll probably see a large crowd at these tables so you might have to wait for a seat.
For simplicity, I’m using $15 as the cut off for cheapblackjack and just listing the house edge of the games. I’m also listing the casinos alphabetically, and not by the smallest house edge. You can see the full survey here. The list is great and has information on all blackjack at every casino in Las Vegas.
Bally’s – House Edge: 0.57 Caesars Palace – House Edge: 0.57 The Cromwell – House Edge: 0.57 Excalibur – House Edge: 0.66 Flamingo (and Margaritaville) – House Edge: 0.57 The Linq – House Edge: 0.57 Harrah’s – House Edge: 0.55 New York – New York – House Edge: 0.48 Paris – House Edge: 0.57 Planet Hollywood – House Edge: 0.57 SLS Las Vegas – House Edge: 0.48 Treasure Island – House Edge: 0.46 and 0.48 Tropicana – House Edge: 0.57
It doesn’t seem as though most athletes need or use a players club card but Johnny Football isn’t most athletes. If he continued his low rolling ways than Johnny Manziel is probably a lower level Total Rewards member and has to pay resort fees on his comp’d room.
Furthermore, his $10-$15 hands of blackjack may not even be rated by Total Rewards. Blackjack players might be most interested to know that Johnny Football is most likely still playing 6:5 blackjack.
Alas, there’s no photographic proof that Johnny Football was actually in Vegas this weekend. Did he attend Britney Spears‘ first show of the new year? I guess we’ll never really know if he was in Vegas flashing his Total Rewards Gold Card around.
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.
Marriottannounced 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:
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.
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.
It’s no secret that Caesars Entertainment is strapped for cash and on the brink of bankruptcy. There’s news about this just about every day. With Britney’s new look/face/abs(?) Caesars will have to change all of their marketing materials for the show. That’s everything from photo shoots that will change all print ads, billboards and press photos.
These things don’t come cheaply when you’re dealing with star like Britney Spears. I’m only half serious here. I know this won’t break the chapter 11 camel’s back but it certainly won’t help.
On a related note, my dude @Dribbleglass put a name to #NewBritney’s new face for me.
I’m going to pass on one of the best tips I ever received in Vegas. I’ll never forget the moment I learned about getting a medium coffee (Grande) in a large coffee (Venti) cup. As an avid coffee drinker this changed my life forever. I even used this tip today!
I was wandering around the casino at Planet Hollywood way too late one night trying to drink a cup of coffee. As I was spilling the hot coffee I walked into a Starbucks employee who stopped to pass on a great coffee tip that I’ll never forget.
He said that I should order a Grande coffee in a Venti cup.
The next cup of hot coffee I had that weekend was ordered that way and I’ve never looked back. In fact, I ordered my coffee that was this morning as I type this from a casino.
The extra room almost makes the cups stumble or wobble proof. Likewise you could also ask for extra room in your large coffee but why not save a few pennies?
May your future visits to the casino be without any burns from your coffee!
If you’ve been reading any of my work over the past few years you know that I like Britney Spears a bit too much. We go back to the swamps of New Jersey just like my ill-fated love for the New York Jets.
she’s boosted the hotel-casino’s annual operating earnings by about $20 million. Now we understand why the first run of her contract ending next year was renewed for an additional two years.
Having seen Britney a couple of times before “Piece of Me” I knew not to expect much (if any) singing and lazy dancing. I did expect to here some awesome JAMS (here’s a link to the original setlist on spotify that I’m listening to right now).
I didn’t expect such a great audio-visual experience at the Axis Theater. It really is a great theater that would be great for a band with progressive instrumentation like Tool.
I passed up an opportunity to see Britney a couple of weeks ago because I know the show isn’t going anywhere. I will definitely see “Piece of Me”, or a new version of the show, but probably won’t drop $100+ for the show that’s a live version of that spotify playlist.