Caesars Place Hotel in Las Vegas opened in 1966, the same year I was born! When I was about 5 years old my family took a road trip there and stayed a night. My older brothers were sooo impressed with it! That stuck in my mind, as I don’t actually remember specifics about the visit. After all these years it remained in my mind as one of the coolest places ever! I decided it was about time for me to stay there again and find out if Caesar’s Palace is still cool!
Grounds and Decor
Caesar’s decor is, of course, based on Ancient Rome. I think they did a pretty good job! Here are some examples.
Caesars Palace has over 3,500 rooms spread across 6 towers, so there is a large range in room experiences. I stayed in a King Pool View room in the Octavius Tower, which was not the cheapest option, but close to it. Overall I was happy with the room, with a couple of issues.
- Comfortable Bed
- View of the pools and the Sphere in the distance
- L shaped couch with round wooden table
- Keurig Coffee Maker in the room
- Nice marble bathroom with jacuzzi tub and a separate shower
- Internet connection was good
- Headboard had big, unsightly tears in it
- Room was 1/4 mile walk from the front desk (I measured it!)
- Keurig pods were available from the mini bar for $22 for a pack of 4, none were complimentarily provided
- Most of the pools were empty (To be fair, the Caesars website mentions that they close the pools during winter. However I didn’t expect the pools to be empty. The view would have been so much prettier with water filled pools)
There are 20 different dining options in the hotel, from the food court to “upscale”. There are also 11 bars onsite. While I was there I visited the Bacchanal Buffet for dinner. Definitely make a reservation before you go. Even with a reservation there was a wait of 15 minutes or so.
They have a very impressive spread that seemed to go on forever! There are over 250 menu items and 9 chef-attended stations. They seemed to have anything I could think of! Their Truffled Deviled Eggs were my favorite. There’s also an awesome dessert island, full of small portions of many different desserts to try.
They don’t seem to post the price for the buffet online, I guess it varies? It was $85 per person when we went.
The Forum Shops mall is connected to the hotel. This is a really fun place just to walk through to experience, even if you aren’t shopping. It looks like you are walking down cobblestone streets in Rome at twilight. The Forum Shops have over 160 shops and restaurants to choose from!
So, is Caesar’s Palace still cool? Nothing will probably match the “cool” image I have in my head of what this hotel must have been like when it was brand new, but it’s still a very cool place!
The theming is great throughout the resort, which gives it the feeling of being someplace very different and special. Hopefully they keep the theming going. One disappointment for me was that they got rid of the bar/lounge Cleopatra’s Barge, an Egyptian themed actual boat in water with a golden Cleopatra bow.
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