I travel to Las Vegas quite often for work; they have a lot of tradeshows and conventions in that town. In all my visits, I have never had the opportunity to stay at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. This trip, I happened to happened to find rates that fit into my work budget. I booked a basic room but was surprised to find I had received an upgrade to a superior room with a strip view.
I checked in early evening after a very early morning flight and spending all day walking a tradeshow so I was hoping for a comfortable room with an easy check-in process. Walking in, I loved the large lobby area with the statue/fountain. Although the reception desk was busy, the front guest agents were fast and pleasant.
Off to my room! I was on the 37th floor and walked into a spacious room and the first thing I noticed was the bathroom just off to my left. It was much larger than I expected with a free-standing shower and a separate jetted tub. The vanity area had two sinks, a lighted free-standing mirror great for putting on make-up. I don’t normally use the hotel toiletries; however, the “Quo” branded items produced by Gilcrest and Sommes were nice. I did use the body lotion and it had a lovely scent and blended easy into my skin.
Walking into the main room found the queen-size bed, couch with coffee table, and a table with two chairs. Then, I noticed something that I rarely find in Las Vegas hotels: a coffee pot and it was a Keurig. How excited I was to know I could wake up and easily have my morning coffee. (or, so I thought!) Then, I opened the curtains to find a beautiful strip view overlooking the Bellagio. What a wonderful experience being able to watch the water fountain show from my room!
After watching the fountains, I decided to head to dinner at the Wicked Spoon buffet inside The Cosmopolitan. I will have a separate review on that experience. I walked a little and headed to bed. It was so comfortable that I fell asleep with no issues and that is rare for me.
Woke up in the morning and I finally found where the coffee was located: In the mini-bar essentials costing a fortune. I decided to head down to Starbucks instead!
The second night is when I really explored the resort. As I walked down the hall from the elevator, there was a shop with what looked to be luxury goods (handbags, luggage, etc). As you entered the lobby, there was the 24-hour restaurant and bar. After the lobby, I hit the casino and what a large one it is expanding over many sections. Next, I passed the entrance to the nightclub, Omnia which I did not visit.
There are many restaurants including Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill and Gordon Ramsey’s Irish Pub and Café. I was looking forward to trying Ramsey’s restaurant but it was very busy even late at night and seemed disorganized trying to find out the wait time so I ended up at Serendipity 3 which is outside of the front entrance. You have a shop just for the many performers that have signature shows at Caesar’s Palace: Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Elton John, and Rod Stewart. The food court had a wide variety of places including Smashburger, Graeter’s Ice Cream (a personal favorite being from Ohio), among others. Finally, I hit the entrance to the Forum Shoppes at Caesar’s Palace which could have a review of its own.
Before I checked out, I had to take a spin through the pool area. This is a gorgeous space with many pools. There are comfortable padded loungers surrounding the pools only to find out that there is a $100+ fee to rent those. In addition to the rental loungers, they had a number of cabanas available for a fee, which looked luxurious and included a television. For those not wanting to spend extra dollars, there a many basic loungers as well. I wish I had set aside some time to relax in this wonderful sanctuary they have built.
Other than the long wait time checking in, I had one pleasant experience after another. Since I was on a work trip, it was a quick one and not enough time to explore. I hope that at some point, I am able to stay at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas and experience all it has to offer trying every restaurant, the clubs and shows and most importantly, the pool in one of the cabanas.
Let me know your experience if you have stayed at Caesar’s Palace! I would love to hear your thoughts.