Caesars Entertainment has a variety of room styles in every Las Vegas hotel. In addition to room styles, many hotels have multiple towers. The wrong hotel room can make for a bad trip.
Hopefully, this brief overview of the rooms and casino experience help you choose the best casino-resort to stay in Las Vegas. 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 look good 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. 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 – All of the rooms were updated this year. The room updates 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.
Flamingo – I like the Go rooms almost as much as I hate this casino. I’m in the minority with my feelings on the Flamingo but walking into this casino makes me itch. If you must stay here, choose the Go room or one of the newly renovated rooms.
Bally’s – The Jubilee tower rooms are the high-end of average prices in Las Vegas. They’re nice for the price and the only real option if you’re staying at Bally’s. The oldest rooms will finally receive an update in 2018. 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. I don’t think it’s as great as they do. Caesars Entertainment renovated many of the hotel rooms in 2017. If you’re staying here choose a Burgundy room.
Harrah’s – Almost all of the hotel rooms at the casino have been or will be renovated. The Valley Tower rooms have all received a makeover. The property is the personification of mediocre. Everything is average but nothing is amazing. 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 property off the Vegas Strip has all suites. The casino feels old and isolated. That said, it’s cheap for a large room. This is a good option for groups just looking for a cheap place to crash.
Caesars Entertainment is currently offering their Cyber Sale with rates starting at $29 (+ fees) or 25% off. Check the rates even if you already have a reservation. If they’re lower than you paid, Caesars will typically match prices.
Just got this press release and figured I’d share:
Complimentary tickets are available to be in the studio audience for Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino headliners Penn & Teller’s Fool Us. Prepare to witness the biggest magic competition you will ever see … The country’s most talented magicians are gathering in Las Vegas to perform tricks in front of the world famous magic-comedy duo Penn & Teller and host Jonathan Ross. If Penn & Teller can’t explain how a trick was done, the magician (or magicians) who performed it win a five-star trip to perform in Penn & Teller’s show at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas! The show is taping April 7-15, 2016 in the Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The minimum age to attend is 14. For taping times, additional information and to print free tickets, please visit mytvtickets.com.
New link for FREE tickets to see Penn & Teller’s Fool Us
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.
In case you haven’t heard the Rio buffet situation has changed. They just revealed the new combined Carnival World & Seafood Buffet. The buffet also has new prices. Details in the press release below:
On Friday, November 13, two of Las Vegas’ iconic buffets joined forces for an all-new buffet dining experience at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Carnival World Buffet and Village Seafood Buffet came together to create Carnival World & Seafood Buffet, bringing more than 70 seafood offerings to the already expansive selection of dishes.
“By combining these two iconic buffets, we are creating one of the best buffet experiences in Las Vegas,” said Dan Walsh, General Manager of Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. “All of the guest favorite all-you-can-eat seafood offerings that were previously offered at Village Seafood Buffet will be offered at the new location and now seafood lovers will also get to enjoy more than 200 additional selections that have always been offered in Carnival World Buffet.”
At the original entrance, guests now have the option to purchase just the Carnival World offerings or for a $15 upgrade, they may access the premium Seafood section.
New pricing is as follows:
Lunch, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – $24.99
Dinner, Monday – Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. – $32.99 / $46.99 with seafood offerings
Brunch, Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – $31.99
Dinner, Saturday & Sunday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. – $34.99 / $49.99 with seafood offerings
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.
Caesars just released happy hour deals at some of their Vegasbars and restaurants. Happy Hour in Vegas is a great way to save money and get the night started or just try something new.
I’m not a champagne drinker but the $36 All You Can Drink deal at Fizz sounds like something I’d like to try one night. It’s a good excuse to try something different. Plus I can drink champagne fast.
I highlighted names of the restaurants and hotels where you can find them. On a related note, if you need discount codes for Caesars hotels in Vegas there are various discounts to the right. I also just got this “up to 40% off” deal.
FIZZ, the lavish champagne lounge and bar inside Caesars Palace, is now hosting Bottomless Bubbles, a daily bottomless champagne event, where for $36 per person, guests can drink all the bubbles they can within the 5 to 7 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. windows.
With a recently expanded dining room and outdoor patio, including a full-service bar and 26-ft. tall Tiffany-style lamp, Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace is now hosting a special $5 happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. daily. The menu features a variety of beers, well cocktails and house-made sangria. Also featured are small bites like soft pretzels with nacho cheese and honey mustard, two bbq pulled pork sliders and mini-sundaes.
Las Vegas’ favorite pub experience, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace, has introduced a very special Hell’s Kitchen Happy Hour, in honor of Ramsay’s hit FOX reality series. Happy hour offerings include $5 13oz draft beers, with a $2 upgrade for a 20oz pint, $5 draft wines, and $5 pub snacks, which include house-made pretzels, Devils on Horseback, truffle chips and Deviled Eggs. Guests can experience these special offerings Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Overlooking the world-famous Strip, Las Vegas’ only Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Harrah’s Las Vegas, is now hosting a daily Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl Happy Hour from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Premium cocktails and menu items are offered throughout this time, including: Prime Burger with fries, Steak Sandwich with fries, Seared Ahi Tuna, Spicy Lobster, Bluberry Mojito, La Paloma, Manhattan Eastside and selection of wines.
Carnaval Court at Harrah’s Las Vegas joins in the happy hour fun, offering a daily special of $4 Miller/Coors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, $8 call drinks are available as well.
Harrah’s Las Vegas country music party spot, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, hosts its own brand of happy hour Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a variety of food and drink specials. Guests can buy one draft beer in a 32oz. Mason Jar for $9 and get one free. Food specials are available for $11 and include pulled pork sliders, hot link hoagies and the Honky Tonk meatloaf sandwich and more.
The sophisticated New York City import, BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas, boasts a stylish bar with elegant fixtures and signature cocktail staples, including the Watermelon Basil and the Cool Woodford with Woodford Reserve and Ginger Beer. Guests can enjoy these cocktails and more half-priced at the bar from 4 to 7 p.m. daily.
Offering a French interpretation on American classics, Burger Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas hosts a daily happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. with 2-for-1 on any drinks in the bar area.
Flamingo Las Vegas’ cool and casual steak house, Center Cut, is hosting an all-new happy hour that includes swanky bites such as signature Poutine, bacon two ways, truffle mac and cheese, as well as Giggle Water cocktails such as Spice Pear Mojito, New Fashioned and Patron Pomegranate Cocktail. Center Cut’s happy hour is offered daily with drinks available from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and bites available 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino hosts casino-wide happy hour with happy hour specials at several casino bars:
Shutters hosts happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., offering guests
Sauza Silver Margaritas in 16oz. souvenir shakers for $12, $6 Jack Daniel’s or Jim Beam “You Call Its” and $10 Coors Light or Miller Lite bottle with a shot of Jack Daniel’s or Jim Beam.
Village Bar’s happy hour is Sunday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. with $12 Sauza Silver Margaritas in 16oz. souvenir shakers, $6 Skyy Cosmos and $6 shot specials.
While I was away on vacation last week I received an interesting tip from a trusted source:
William Hill would take over operations of the Caesars Palace sportsbook once the current renovations are complete.
This will essentially be a trial run for William Hill only at Caesars Palace. No other Caesars Entertainment properties will be a part of this initial trial run. If all goes well at Caesars Palace then William Hill will take over operations of all Caesars Entertainment sportsbooks.
If you love watching poker you’re in store for a lot of pokery goodness coming soon. Summer is the season of poker! If you’re not in Vegas to catch the World Series of Poker live at the Rio you can watch it almost live online anywhere or wait until ESPN airs it in a few months. WSOPjust announced its live stream event schedule for this year’s events. Here are the details:
For the third year, WSOP.com will be livestreaming the final table action with the help of seasoned poker commentator David Tuchman. We’re keeping the broadcaster busy this summer with 32 days of feature table streaming, which will include commentary from Tuchman and a rotating cast of guests as well as hole cards on all No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha events.
As in previous years, we will also have a secondary stream, which features a multi-camera setup, no hole cards, no commentary, and a five-minute delay. Please keep in mind this schedule is tentative and we reserve the right to change the schedule and which table is the feature table.
Start times depend on when play reaches a final table on Day 3. Be sure to follow @WSOP on Twitter for links and start times for streaming events. The streams will all be available on WSOP.com.
I tweeted a bunch of information that I found interesting during the conference call for the World Series of Poker today. I don’t play casino poker so my major takeaway may be different than most people on the call.
I love how WSOP and Caesars is integrating play on WSOP.com during the tournament itself. You can see details in my notes below. Note the frisbee dog show.