Located on Nevada’s Las Vegas strip, Caesars Palace Las Vegas is for foodies. Don’t get me wrong. The sprawling 5-star Las Vegas hotel does feature a casino, but this trip I was here for the food. This trip was a January visit. I didn’t come to Las Vegas for the pool scene. In fact, the 5-acre Garden of the Gods swimming pool complex was closed for the season.
I checked into the 3,980 room Las Vegas hotel in the afternoon. After parking in the multi-story lot, I worked my way to the Diamond Registration area. I confess that I’m not a Diamond Caesars Rewards member. In fact, I was simply picking up a packet about the hotel to give me a quick layout of the property. However, this stop provided me a quick glimpse into the life of Caesars Palace high rollers. They have their own exclusive reception area and are greeted by name, as most are frequent hotel guests. They also receive complimentary mini plastic water bottles and are offered assistance in making dining reservations.
If you are into apps, you’ll want to download Caesars Rewards mobile app. The app allows guests to bypass the line with self check-in via the web, and you don’t have to be a Diamond Rewards level member. The app also makes dining reservations a breeze, in keeping with the Las Vegas for foodies theme.
There are five hotel towers at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. My premium facing king room was in the Augustus Tower. On my next visit to Las Vegas, I want to stay in the 5-star Nobu Hotel. Like a Matryoshka Doll, or Russian nesting doll, Nobu is a luxury hotel within the hotel. All 182 of the sleek, Japanese-inspired rooms have been redesigned. But I digress.
All Caesars Palace hotel rooms are non-smoking. The climate controlled rooms feature high-end bedding, in-room safe, blackout curtains and Wi-Fi. I recommend you upgrade to the facing room because it affords you the opportunity to watch the dancing Bellagio fountains from the privacy and comfort of your room.
The bathroom in our hotel room was palatial compared to our Springdale, Utah hotel. The marble bathroom featured a spa tub, separate shower with waterfall fixture and a vanity with two sinks. The Bodyography bath amenities were luxurious. However, I’m surprised that Caesars Palace hasn’t moved away from mini shampoo and conditioner bottles to the more eco-friendly wall dispensers.
Caesars Palace Las Vegas for foodies
As mentioned previously, I love Las Vegas for the plethora of high-end restaurants on the strip. Caesars Palace Las Vegas is no exception. It’s even better when you are visiting Las Vegas on an expense account.
True story. I thought we would be eating at Bobby’s Burgers at Caesars Palace when I asked the concierge to make us a dinner reservation. Turns out the reservation was at Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay’s Amalfi restaurant. Too embarrassed to admit my mistake, my husband and I boldly entered the upscale restaurant. That dinner was one of the best mistakes I have ever made.
I ordered the 10 ounce filet steak, while my husband ordered the seafood pasta. We also splurged on the house made focaccia bread, along with a glass of wine. The huge portion sated me into the next day. The cut of meat was fork-tender and cooked perfectly.
After dinner, we wandered the Caesars Palace grounds and spied Dominique Ansel’s bakery. The award-winning pastry chef will hit your sweet spot for sure. The above photo is Dominique Ansel’s Evil Eye Eclair. He also makes a deliciously flaky Kouign-amann and a killer chocolate chunk cookie.
While there are almost a dozen restaurants inside Caesars Palace Las Vegas, I have not tried them all. Maybe I’ll have a chance to try Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill or Pronto by Giada on my next trip. Until then, I’ll be dreaming of my close encounter with Michelangelo’s David.
Hotel rates at Caesars Palace Las Vegas start at $89, not including the $52 resort fee on our visit. It’s also on all the hotel booking sites like Booking.com, Expedia, Priceline and others so check those for a better rate. The property is pet-friendly with a $100 per night fee. There is an additional charge for self-parking. Be warned that your credit card will be charged if you remove items from the mini bar – even if you are only looking. Fortunately, the front desk manager removed the charge when we mentioned our rookie mistake.
Review and photos by luxury travel writer Nancy D. Brown who was on assignment while in Las Vegas. All opinions are her own.