Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel Review 2017

Caesars Palace is one of the most famous hotels in Las Vegas and is situated dead centre on the Las Vegas strip. The hotel was first constructed in 1966 and has since undergone dozens of renovations to expand and improve the overall property. Owned by Caesars Entertainment, Caesars Palace is the flagship brand of the company and one of the most popular choices for visitors in Vegas.

The hotel has an incredibly large amount of rooms, amenities, shows, dining and nightlife due to the sheer size of the property, which includes 6 hotel towers, 2 casino floors, 5 pools and a shopping mall.  Below we’ve covered everything you need to know about staying at Caesars Palace including an overview of the room types, amenities offered to guests, dining and nightlife options and more.

The Room & Suite Selection

Which Tower At Caesars Palace Is The Best?

A lot of our visitors come to this page looking for information on which tower at Caesars Palace is the best to stay at while visiting the property. The answer really depends on what you are looking for, so we’ve broken down the options based on some preferences and budgets:

Affordability – for the cheapest rates, the Forum Tower is your best bet.

Luxury & Privacy – stay in the Nobu Hotel within Caesars which offers dedicated check-in and personalized service.

Close To The Pool – if you want to be close to the pool, stay in the Palace Tower which is a quick walk to the many pools of Caesars.

Strip View with Bellagio Fountains  – if you want to see the sights of the Vegas strip as well as be able to watch the Bellagio fountains from your room, stay in the Augustus Tower and make sure to specifically request a fountain view when you check-in.

Newest Tower – the Julius Tower is the newest tower within the hotel and was re-launched with a $75M renovation.

When it comes to the room selection at Caesars, there is truly an endless amount of options to choose from, as the hotel has close to 4,000 rooms in total (3,960 to be exact).  Below is a summary of the six major towers at Caesars Palace as well as details on each room type located in the specific towers.

Forum Tower – this is one of the older towers in Caesars and features the best priced rooms for guests, with basic yet nice amenities, standard room size and a decent location close to the secondary casino.

Forum Tower Classic Room – the standard room in the forum tower, this room is between 350-395 sq. ft. and includes one king or two queen beds, with a desk and small sitting area for guests.

Forum Tower Classic Suite – this suite includes a separate bedroom and a large space for guests with between 800-840 sq. ft. of space. Extra amenities include a full living room as well as the possibility to connect another guest room featuring two queen beds for larger groups of people.

Forum Classic Royal Suite – a large suite measuring 1,050 sq. ft., the Classic Royal Suite includes a separate bedroom, living room, wet bar and dining area as well as a Jacuzzi and rain shower.

Forum Tower Classic Emperor Suite – the Emperor suite is one of the most famous suites in Caesars Palace and has been featured in numerous movies including The Hangover.  The suite is 2,900 sq. ft. and includes two bedrooms with King sized beds and includes a separate living, dining room and bar area.

Palace Tower – the Palace tower at Caesars is comprised of 29 floors featuring both standard rooms as well as elegant suites for guests. This tower includes 1,134 rooms and also houses the spa, fitness centre, banquet and meetings rooms as well as ballroom.

Palace Deluxe Room – the Palace Deluxe rooms come with either one King bed or two Queens and range in size from 450 to 550 sq. ft. with a number of great amenities.  These rooms are consider more luxurious than the standard rooms in the Forum Tower and include a small sitting area, beautiful marble bathroom as well as a work station for business visitors.

Palace Petite Suite – these suites are larger than the deluxe rooms at 725 sq. ft. and come with either one King bed or two Queens depending on the room. The Petite Suites include beautiful pool views and feature two bathrooms with a connecting shower and powder room, as well as a sitting area and desk.

Palace Deluxe Suite – the best room category in the Palace tower, this suite ranges in size from 1,400 to 1,700 sq. ft. and includes one King bed, a separate living room and high end bath products providing free to suite guests.  It also features a semi private dining area with a four seat table where guests can enjoy room service for any of the hotels restaurants.

Julius Tower – the Julius Tower is the most recently renovated tower in Caesars Palace and was opened in January 2016 after nearly $75 million was spent upgrading the tower. Formerly the Roman Tower (one of the oldest in the hotel), the Julius Tower features 14 stories and 587 rooms ranging from standard moderately priced rooms to luxurious suites upwards of $1K a night.

Julius Luxury Room – this is the standard room in the Julius Tower and features one King or two Queen beds.  The room size ranges from 360 to 536 sq. ft. and includes a small sitting area as well as Gilchrest and Soames bath products.

Julius Luxury Studio – the Luxury Studio room features 1 King bed and is between 589 and 722 sq. ft. in size, with a an enlarged bathroom with a makeup station as well as a small sitting area in the main bedroom area.

Julius Luxury Parlor – the Luxury Parlor room is 508 to 603 sq. ft. in size and includes a separate living room and open bedroom just off the sitting area, which also leads to the bathroom featuring a double sink and a nice marble design.

Julius Luxury Junior Suite – the Luxury Junior Suite is 443 sq. ft. in size and features a separate living room area with a couch and table as well as nice views of the Caesars Palace property.

Julius Luxury Suite – one step up from the Junior Suite, the Luxury Suite ranges in size from 918 to 1,086 sq. ft. in size. The suite includes 1 King or 2 Queens, a closed off bedroom, as well as a living room and private dining area in the main part of the room.

Julius Executive Suite – the Executive suite is 1,436 sq. ft. in size and comes with 1 King or 2 Queen beds. It includes a closed off bedroom, living room and dining area and features a luxurious bathroom with double sink and free standing bath tub.

Julius Executive Duplex Suite – the Executive Duplex Suite is also 1,436 sq. ft. however it’s a 2 floor room with the living and dining area on the main floor and the bedroom located on the second floor which includes one King bed.

Julius Royal Duplex Suite – with a similar layout to the Executive Duplex Suite, the Royal adds almost 600 sq. ft. of space with a total of 2,084 sq. ft. of living space.  The suite includes a dining and living room downstairs, a 1 King bedroom upstairs and double sink bathroom with an open rain shower and free standing bath tub.

Laurel Collection Tower (Augustus) – the Laurel Tower (also known as the Augustus  or Octavius tower) includes 949 rooms including some of the hotels largest suites.  This tower houses exclusive “Laurel” class rooms and features private elevator access for tower guests as well as special Laurel branded key cards for everyone staying in the tower.

Laurel Premium Room – the Laurel Premium rooms are 650 sq. ft. in size and come with either one King bed or two Queens, with either a view of the mountains or a premium strip view looking out over the whole Vegas Strip. All of the rooms include a separate sitting area with a couch and table as well as a work desk.

Laurel Premium Royal Suite – the Royal suite in the Laurel Tower is between 960 to 1,400 sq. ft. and includes a separate closed off bedroom, living room and dining room area and a Whirlpool bathtub for relaxation.

Laurel Premium Emperor Suite – the Emperor Suite ranges in size between 1,400 to 1,700 sq. ft. and features a massive living room with a sitting area and full dining table for up to 8 guests.  The bedroom is closed off from the main room and has one King bed as well as a private bathroom for guests.  The suite also features a wet bar and full sound system integration with mobile devices.

Premium Spa Suite – one of the most unique rooms in Caesars, the Premium Spa Suite is located in the Laurel Tower and is 1,510 sq. ft. featuring a sunken bath tub with beautiful views of the Las Vegas strip as well as its’ own private sauna.  The room features one King bed, a small sitting area and bathroom.

Laurel Collection Penthouse – the Penthouse in the Laurel tower is 2,040 sq. ft. in size and includes a private dining room with 8-seat table, media room, living room and bedroom featuring one King size bed.

Nobu Tower – located deep inside the Caesars Palace hotel, the Nobu Tower is a boutique “hotel within a hotel” that’s named after the world famous Nobu restaurant which features high end Japanese cuisine.  This tower was rebranded from the Centurion Tower and opened in 2013 and features a private check-in where guests are greeted with tea upon arrival.

Currently it’s one of the most unique towers in the whole city featuring authentic Japanese design throughout all of the rooms as well as the ability to order room service directly from the Nobu restaurant.  Another major perk of this tower is that it has its’ own private check-in so you can avoid all of the lines typically associated with main check-in area which is extremely busy especially on weekends.

Nobu Deluxe & Luxury Rooms – these are the standard rooms available in the Nobu Hotel and feature either one King or Two Queen beds with varying views of the interior gardens at Caesars.  The rooms feature Japanese style bathrooms with rain showers and low beds keeping with traditional Asian design.

Nobu Hakone Suite – the Hakone Suite is 1,000 sq. ft. and features a separate bedroom, living room and dining area with spectacular views of the Las Vegas strip.  The room features one King bed but can be extended to include 2 rooms if you are traveling with additional guests.

Nobu Sake Suite – the Sake Suites range in size from 1,300 to 1,950 sq. ft. and feature a private living room, dining room, games area with pool table and separate bedroom featuring 1 King bed.

Nobu Penthouse – spanning 2,200 to 4,350 sq. ft., the Nobu Penthouse is one of the largest rooms in Caesars and features multiple bedrooms, dining and living areas, butler service and just about any amenity you can think of provided for guests.

Caesars Villas – the world famous Villas at Caesars Palace are the absolute biggest rooms on the property (more like mansions) and range in size from 4,000 to 11,200 sq. ft. and cost anywhere from $15,000 to $35,000 USD per night.  The villas include the Nobu Villa, Cleopatra Villa, Marc Anthony Villa, Marcus Aurelius Villa and the Titus Villa.

All of the villas except the Nobu Villa (rooftop) are located beside the pools and you can see parts of them when walking around the pool area.  The larger villas feature their own private terraces, pools, butler service and multiple bedrooms and are truly some of the most luxurious rooms worldwide.

The Restaurant Options

Bacchanal Buffet – rated one of the best buffets in all of Las Vegas, the Bacchanal Buffet features more than 500 dishes per day and has everything under the sun from delicious desserts to decadent seafood dishes.  Open daily from 7:30am to 10pm the buffet serves Breakfast ($30 pp), Brunch ($55 pp), Lunch ($38 pp) and Dinner ($66 pp) and has up to 15 new Chef special dishes per day to keep the selection of dishes fresh.

Nobu Restaurant – this world famous Japanese restaurant features Teppanyaki style dining as well as Sushi and other fine Japanese dishes.  The restaurant is open daily from 5pm to 12am and is quite expensive with average checks costing around $200 per couple and up.  Although it’s pricey, Nobu is one of the nicest Asian themed restaurants in the world with delicious dishes.

Old Homestead Steakhouse – paying homage to the famous NY restaurant, Old Homestead Las Vegas offers the finest quality steaks for dinners as well as a 15,000 bottle wine cellar.  The restaurant is open from 5pm to 10:30pm daily and is one of the fine dining restaurants in Caesars meaning it’s higher on the price scale catering to diners looking for an upscale experience.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill – created by world famous chef Gordon Ramsay, the Pub & Grill features a collection of Gordon’s favourite dishes (like Bangers and Mash) and features affordable dining in a fun environment.  The restaurant is open daily from 11am to 12am and has a Happy Hour Monday to Friday from 2pm to 5pm.

Rao’s – if you’re looking for Italian dining at Caesars Palace, Rao’s is probably your best bet for authentic Italian cuisine.  Based off the famous 12 seat New York restaurant, Rao’s Las Vegas serves up traditional Italian fare daily from 5pm to 10:30pm.

Mr. Chow – an international hit with Asian cuisine, Mr. Chow has 7 locations around the world but this is the only one in Las Vegas. The restaurant has seating for up to 250 guests and includes a number of popular Asian dishes including Beijing Duck as well as a wide selection of fine Champagnes from around the world.  Mr. Chow is open daily from 5pm to 10:30pm.

Mesa Grill – the flagship Vegas restaurant for celebrity chef Bobby Flay, Mesa Grill serves up Latin inspired dishes like Blue Corn Crusted Halibut for diners.  The restaurant is in the mid-high end price range and is open daily from 11am to 11pm serving lunch, brunch and dinner.

Searsucker – created by chef Brian Malarkey, Searsucker is open daily from 5pm to 12am and focuses on classic American comfort foods like Ribeye Tomahawk steak and Eggs and Bacon. The restaurant has a daily happy hour from 5pm-7pm on drinks with beer as cheap as $4, and is a great place to grab a drink and a bite to eat at a reasonable price point.

Beijing Noodle No. 9 – featuring a massive 14 page menu created by chef Xing Kai Deng, Beijing Noodle No. 9 is a great choice for classic and well priced Chinese fare, open daily from 11am to 10:30pm.

Serendipity 3 – a well priced and family friendly restaurant, Serendipity 3 features a massive menu with everything from crepes to burgers and is located on the edge of the property with a nice terrace featuring views of the strip, open daily from 9am to 12am.

Payard Patisserie & Bistro – open daily from 7am to 3pm, Payard features a casual environment with breakfast foods, small sandwiches as well as pastries including classic French favourites.

Brioche by Guy Savoy – open from 6am to 9pm daily, Brioche by Guy Savoy allows guests to try some very affordable creations by the world famous chef at a fraction of the price from the main restaurant.  Brioche serves up classic French pastries as well as fresh coffee and is a nice place to grab small snack throughout the day.

Guy Savoy – one of the pinnacle restaurants at Caesars Palace, Guy Savoy offers an unparalleled fine dining experience for guests looking for the finest quality cuisine.  The restaurant is open from 5:30pm to 9:30pm daily (closed Monday and Tuesday) and offers Guy Savoy’s take on French dishes, featuring a number of different tasting menus as well as a la carte dining.  Be forewarned this is one of the most expensive restaurants in Vegas (up to $500 pp) but it’s well worth the cost if you are willing to splurge for an extravagant night out for some fine dining.

Forum Food Court – located in the Forum casino, the food court has a bunch of different dining options including Smashburger, Phillips Seafood Express, Earl of Sandwich, Tiger Wok & Ramen, Difara Pizza, La Gloria and Romaine Empire.  The food court is open from 11am to 11pm daily, however Smash Burger is open until 4:30am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Drinking and Gambling

Monte Cristo Cigar Bar – featuring over 4,000 sq. ft. of space for Cigar lovers, as the name suggest the Monte Cristo is a place to unwind, have some snacks and smoke some of the world’s best cigars.  The bar features an extensive whiskey and cigar menu as well as light snack fare for guests.

Vista Cocktail Lounge – situated at the edge of the Forum Casino, the Vista lounge offers an upscale atmosphere to enjoy a cocktail and some entertainment at the beginning or end of your night.  The lounge features great music and an energetic vibe and is a nice place to grab a drink before heading out or retiring from a long night on the strip.

Omnia – one of the newest and biggest nightclubs in Vegas, Omnia features a massive space with bottle service, LED light show and the whole shebang.  The club brings in famous DJ’s from all over the world and is a great place for upbeat partying throughout the weekend.

Fizz – as the name suggests, Fizz is primarily a Champagne bar and lounge and is located inside the Forum Casino open daily from 5pm to 2am.

Seahorse Lounge – located near Omnia, the Seahorse Lounge offers casual drinks and snacks with an open terrace concept.

Cleopatras Barge – one of the coolest bars in Caesars, Cleopatra’s includes a life sized boat protruding from the bar into the hallway between the lobby and main casino.  It also features nightly live music as well as dancing and caters to a 30+ crowd.

Caesars Palace Casinos – Caesars features two main casinos that are both absolutely massive with thousands of slot machines and hundreds of table games from players to enjoy.  The main casino is located just off the lobby and features a domed area for table games as well as lots of machines scattered throughout the floor.  This is also where the high limit area is which includes dozens of tables as well as a long hallway with private gambling salons for high rolling clientele.  The second casino is located on the other side of the property near the food court and includes table games and machines as well as the entrance to the Forum shops.

Other Amenities & Things To Do

Shopping – shopping lovers will definitely not be disappointed at Caesars as the hotel features the Forum Shops which includes over 160 retail stores as well as dining and entertainment.  You can access the shops by walking through the Forum Casino and can literally spend hours walking through the mall browsing the shops, watching free shows or grabbing a bite to eat.

Shows – Caesars Palace is home to a number of shows including Absinthe, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and Matt Goss.  You could easily fill an entire trip just watching the shows on offer at Caesars, but be sure to book your tickets early for the more famous headliners since tickets tend to sell out quite quickly.

Pools – probably one of the most impressive feats of architecture at Caesars, the property features 5 plus pools that are designed in true Roman style with massive pillars and lots of marble.  The pools at Caesars and definitely one of the best on the strip with tons of different seating options, pool sizes and amenities on offer to guests.

To get in touch with Caesars Palace for any further information, simply call for assistance.

Pros

  • Excellent selection of rooms available for different tastes
  • One of the biggest hotels on the strip with tons of amenities
  • Massive shopping area with hundreds of stores to choose from

Cons

  • Since the hotel is so big, walking to different areas takes a while
  • During peak season or conferences room rates can be very high
  • Lines for check-in can be extremely long during weekends
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 5 stars
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