Since 1966, Caesars has stood simultaneously as the ultimate in Vegas luxury and the nadir (or pinnacle, depending on your values) of Las Vegas cheese. It’s the most Vegas-style hotel you’ll find, covering all the bases, from the tacky fabulous schmaltz of the recent past to the current trend in high-end luxury.
When Caesars was originally built to reflect Roman decadence, its designers probably had no idea how guffaw-inducing this would be some years later. It’s the level of kitsch all should aspire to: Roman colonnades, Roman pillars, gigantic faux-marble Roman statues, staff attired in gladiator outfits — it’s splendidly ridiculous. It’s what Vegas ought to be.
A stay at Caesars Palace isn’t complete without exploring some of the hotel’s renowned shopping. At The Forum Shops, you can peruse a runway’s worth of brands, including Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, and Gucci. Dining at Caesars Palace includes its own share of illustrious names: Wolfgang Puck, Gordon Ramsay, and Guy Savoy all have outposts here. With more than 2 dozen restaurants and cafés, you can dine formally or casually, early or late–or even stay in with 24-hour room service.
Ready to drift into dreamland? Guestrooms feature pillow-top beds dressed with premium linens. 55-inch high definition TVs will keep you entertained, and you can decide what tomorrow will bring with high-speed Internet access (included in resort fee). Marble bathrooms include designer bath amenities.
The shopping: Caesars has some of the best shopping of any Vegas casino resort, with more than 160 stores at the Forum and Appian Way shops.
The pools: The lavish Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, a series of Roman-style gardens, baths, and fitness areas anchored by the Temple pool, is one of the best pool spots in town. In summer, topless sunbathing is available at the private Venus pool.
The entertainment: Shows at the new Colosseum are second to none, attracting headliners such as Celine Dion, Shania Twain, and Jerry Seinfeld.
The technology : Rooms in the circa-2012 Octavius Tower and circa-2013 Nobu Hotel have their own app for guests to connect with hotel services via Smartphone.
Hands down, the main attraction for Caesars guests is Qua Baths & Spa. For massages, the facility offers 51 treatment rooms, including wet rooms with Vichy showers and an herbal steam room. Both the men’s and women’s areas have Arctic ice rooms—a cold sauna where it’s always 55°F.
As the name suggests, hair highlights are the specialty at the on-site salon, Color—a Salon by Michael Boychuck.
Men love the Men’s Zone, where barber Sal Jeppi administers old-school flat-razor shaves with lather from a latherizer machine that’s probably older than you are.
Dogs that weigh 50 pounds or less are welcome in certain rooms through the hotel’s PetStay program. Amenities for these guests include food dishes, disposable waste bags and dog treats.