Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel Review

When you visit Las Vegas, you typically fall into two categories. I am not a casino devotee. I prefer Las Vegas from a foodie and entertainment perspective. With that in mind, this Caesars Palace Las Vegas hotel review is written without a focus on gaming in Las Vegas. Rather, I look to this 5-star Las Vegas hotel review as a value hotel.

Bellagio Fountains and Las Vegas strip from my Caesars Palace Las Vegas hotel room in Nevada.

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As I sit writing this Caesars Palace Las Vegas hotel review, the Bellagio Fountains are dancing in front of me. I like free entertainment from the comfort of my premium hotel room. I’m visiting in January for one night as a stopover before our winter in Southern Utah trip. Las Vegas International Airport is ideal for its easy access to the Las Vegas strip and as a starting point for a Southern Utah trip.

I selected Caesars Palace Las Vegas hotel for convenience to the airport and affordability. Located on the west side of the Las Vegas strip, Caesars Palace is centrally located and offers hotel rooms for every price point. There are 3,980 hotel rooms, including 300 suites at this Nevada resort. I’ve stayed at many 5-star Las Vegas hotels and was happy with my choice.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas premium king hotel room with blue velvet sectional, sitting area with two gray and beige stripped chairs. A king bed with white bedspread is behind the living room area.

Opened in 1966, Caesars Palace Las Vegas is composed of five hotel towers: Augustus, Octavius, Palace, Julius and Forum. Most recently, Nobu hotel has opened as a luxury hotel within a hotel with 182 redesigned rooms. We stayed in a premium facing king room in the Augustus Tower. While rates vary depending on time of year and events happening in Las Vegas, January seems like a value time to visit.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas hotel room amenities

What may you expect in your premium king hotel room in Augustus Tower? If you are a Diamond Caesars Rewards member, you are entitled to VIP check-in. Once you’ve parked at the Las Vegas hotel, you’ll wind your way through the casino to the reception desk. If you are a high roller, you’ll even receive valet parking. Alas, I am not a Caesars Rewards member, but I did receive two complimentary bottles of water upon check-in.

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Once past security, we took the elevator to room #3272 on the 32nd floor. Our premium facing king room in the Augustus Tower was spacious and clean. The marble bathroom featured a walk-in shower and separate jacuzzi jetted tub. The bathroom included double sinks and a separate room for the toilet.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas white marble bathroom with jetted bathtub and separate walk-in shower. Two sinks with large, individual mirrors hang above the bathroom vanity.

While there were no robes in the closet, the bath amenities, Bodyography, were high caliber. Of course, there was the mini bar with a nice selection of premium cocktails, spirits and wine, as well as non-alcoholic choices. Personally, I stay away from hotel mini bars and instead enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. You’ll probably want to pass on the in-room coffee, as well. Unless you enjoy paying $20 plus for a cup of coffee from the mini bar. Instead, head downstairs and treat yourself to a pastry. See my recommendations below.

Seafood fettuccine with shrimp and lobster and homemade focaccia bread with house made fresh ricotta are two of the dishes we ordered at Bobby Flay's Almafi restaurant at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

Dining options at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Restaurant options at Caesars Palace Las Vegas are as wide and varying as the 85-acre resort. From celebrity chef-branded restaurants such as Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen and Pronto by Giada to Bobby Flay’s burger joint or the high-end Almafi, there are 11 restaurants on offer. We opted for an early dinner at Amalfi and were not disappointed. I ordered the 10-ounce steak, and my husband had the seafood pasta with pieces of lobster and shrimp, accompanied with a glass of rose. We also ordered the warm focaccia bread with fresh ricotta cheese. The seafood concept, with its fresh fish priced by the pound, sounded interesting, but we passed on the opportunity to chat with the fish monger and select our own catch of the day.

If you prefer to dine in room, download the Caesars Eats app. The mobile ordering service is available at many Caesars Entertainment properties throughout the country. You may also view menus and place orders while on property.

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If you appreciate fine pastries, visit Dominique Ansel’s bakery for the Cronut, the DKA (Dominique’s Kouign Amann) or the chocolate chunk cookie. As I type, I’m munching on the chewy and delicious cookie. Be forewarned, these award-winning pastries are expensive.

Michelangelo's David replica is on display at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. The photo of this larger-than-life 16th century sculpture is taken from behind David and shows the back of his body.

Entertainment options at Caesars Palace

During our January visit, entertainment headliners included Garth Brooks, Adele, Sting, Rod Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld. For the retail shoppers, The forum Shops at Caesars Palace offer more than 160 boutiques and restaurants.

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Is Caesars Palace pet-friendly? Caesars Palace offers PetStay dog-friendly accommodations, including in-room mats and dishes. Currently, the dog fee was $100 per night for two dogs with a weight limit of 50 pounds. Sorry Labrador Retriever owners, you are out of luck.

Bellagio Fountains and Las Vegas strip at night as seen from my hotel room at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.

Is there a resort-fee at Caesars Palace? Unfortunately, there is a resort fee at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Resort fees are hard to avoid paying at most luxury hotels on the Las Vegas strip. During our visit, the cost was over $50 and basically includes the cost of wifi for two devices per room, per day, fitness center access and local phone calls. The five-acre Garden of the Gods Pool is only open seasonally. We did not visit Qua Baths & Spa during our one-night stay.

Is there a fee for parking? Self-parking and valet parking both require an additional fee.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas (866) 227-5938

3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Caesars Palace Las Vegas hotel review and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. All opinions are my own.