In the 1960s, luxury ruled. It was then, long before themed hotels rose to popularity, that Caesars Palace first paired the two and became one of the most epic and notable resorts on the Las Vegas Strip—and in the United States as a whole. With a hotel filled with marble columns, cypress trees and statues representing great Romans of the past, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a property that better represents the essence of Vegas than Caesars Palace Resort Las Vegas.
Table of Contents
- The Resort
- The Future
- Frequently Asked Questions About Caesars Palace Resort
Caesars Palace was constructed in 1966, alongside neighboring hotels like The Desert Inn Hotel and Casino and Dunes Hotel, the latter which was imploded to make way for the Bellagio. Wynn and Encore now stand where the Desert Inn once resided.
When Sarno was ready to develop Caesars Palace, he received a backing of $10.6 million from Jimmy Hoffa and Allen Dorfman, in addition to the million they spent bankrolling casino markers in the early opening day. For these reasons, Caesars Palace had infamy early on. These ties didn’t mean the hotel lost the interest of the public. In Barbara Land’s A Short History of Las Vegas, she reveals that before the doors to Caesars Palace opened, it had already generated $42 million in advance bookings.
The hotel’s impressive history is graced with some of the most recognizable entertainers in the world. It was home to tapings of The Merv Griffin and Jerry Lewis Shows, Frank Sinatra, Liberace, Tony Bennett, Goldie Hawn, Joan Rivers, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Willie Nelson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, the Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler and hundreds of others.
Through the years, it wasn’t unheard of to find yourself playing Baccarat alongside Harry Belafonte in the ‘70s or, especially in more recent times, witness the filming of a blockbuster film. In 1992, when Caesars Palace opened their luxury shopping mall, now known as The Forum Shops, they were home to Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, the very first celebrity-chef restaurant in Las Vegas. Who doesn’t love his Smoked Salmon Pizza?
Sports have also made an incredible mark on Caesars Palace history. In the 1970s and ‘80s, it regularly hosted sporting events including auto racing, boxing and volleyball tournaments. Boxing greats George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Evander Holyfield all competed in the Caesars’ ring. Several WWE events, including Wrestlemania IX in 1993 took place at Caesars Palace. And long before the Vegas Golden Knights took over NHL fandom in Las Vegas, Caesars Palace even hosted a few hockey games.
Fun Fact: If you’ve ever wondered why the hotel was named “Caesars” instead of “Caesar’s”, it’s because one of the hotel’s developers, Jay Sarno, wanted hotel guests to feel like a Caesar. He nixed the apostrophe and made it plural instead.
One of the most historical sports-related events was December 31, 1967, when Evel Knievel attempted a jump over the Caesars Palace fountains. His jump resulted in failure and a month-long coma for the stunt performer. However, Evel Knievel’s son returned to Caesars in 1989 and successfully completed the jump.
When you add the rich history, elaborate theming and top-notch entertainment to the luxurious accommodations, inspiring food and designer retail brands, Caesars Palace is seen by many as the premier place to stay in Las Vegas.
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Many hotels have evolved through the years. They’ve reinvented themselves time and time again, but Sarno’s vision for Caesars Palace is still standing strong. Who would think that a hotel based on life in Rome around 100 B.C., would be considered one of the most modern and luxurious places to stay on the Strip today? While the hotel and casino have undergone numerous remodels and updates, they’ve stayed true to the original concept. Rooms incorporate Greek-themed tapestries, vibrant colors symbolic of Roman times, and customer service fit for a king, or in this case, a Caesar.
Across its 85-acres, Caesars Palace offers 4,000 hotel rooms, suites and villas. Each of the hotel’s six towers has a variety of lodging types, from posh rooms to breathtaking villas. The towers include Augustus, Octavius, Palace, Julius, Forum and most recently, Nobu.
A stay in a Caesars Palace room includes all the incredible amenities you would expect at a luxury five-star hotel. There’s a minibar, desk, flat-screen TV, complimentary toiletries by Apotheke, Wi-Fi, an in-room safe and phone. Each room is equipped with climate control and blackout drapes to encourage a restful night’s sleep. For guests with allergies, hypo-allergenic bedding is available upon request. Plus for a fee, visitors are welcome to on-demand movies and in-room massages. The hotel is child-friendly and can accommodate families with rollaway beds, play yards and infant beds. Each room is outfitted with ample square footage, starting at 350 square feet, depending on the exact room.
The room designs are unique to the tower they are in, as are the views they offer. Choose from pool, fountain, or Strip views when selecting your room. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can always let guest services surprise you. Each and every room this hotel has to offer is impeccable and will not disappoint.
Varying from one to three bedrooms, the suites at Caesars Palace are perfect for celebrating a special occasion. Suites range in size from 640 to 9,050 square feet and include amenities like separate dining, living and sleeping areas to help make your stay feel as comfortable as possible.
Caesars Palace even offers several affordable suites to accommodate visitors with slightly smaller pocketbooks. But don’t let the term “affordable” fool you, you’ll still feel like you are living large. These incredible options include the Octavius Petite Suite, Forum Petite Suite, Forum Classic Suite and Julius Premium Suite.
Some of the two- and three-bedroom suites at Caesars Palace include the Forum Tower Duplex, otherwise known as “The Hangover Suite,” made famous by The Hangover movie franchise, not-so-creatively named, “The Hangover Suite”. Contrary to popular belief, the suite available to rent out for bachelor parties and the like is not the same one that was used in the movie. The movie utilized a soundstage composed of elements from various Caesars Palace suites, primarily the Emperors Suite.
Others include Cleopatra Villa, Octavius Tower Penthouses, Manor Villa in Palace Tower. A few suites allow for online booking, while others require an inquiry form to be submitted. There are no shortage of suites to choose from.
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For the Emperor in all of us, Caesars Palace offers elaborate villas. These awe-inspiring residences, starting at a mere 9,500 square feet, were clearly designed with sweet dreams and decadence in mind. Butler service comes standard as do floral arrangements and Rolls Royce Chauffeur Service with even a one-night stay. Stay for three and you’ll be receiving a $3,000 in-room food and beverage credit, elaborate seafood display, and Cristal Champagne alongside caviar as part of your Continental Breakfast.
Each Instagram-worthy villa touts its own unique style. And while a stay at one may feel wildly out of reach, you can still take a tour of each online, dare to dream, and imagine what it would be like to have everything you could ever want at your fingertips.
At Caesars Palace, the possibilities are endless when it comes to event space. With the impressive prospect of hosting 10,000 attendees at a given time, the Caesars Forum is built for large-scale events. It has over 300,000 square feet, including the two largest pillarless ballrooms in the world, the Octavius and Forum Ballrooms. Each space offers numerous configurations. Special venue options also include the Colosseum, which seats over 4,000, and the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis. Fun fact, when events and meetings are hosted in Las Vegas attendance increases.
From timeless to tropical, there are also five unique chapels on-site where you and your forever can say “I do.” All wedding packages offered at Caesars include a wedding coordinator, officiant or minister, photoshoot and video with your 45-minutes of chapel time. For those wanting to make their nuptials even more unforgettable, With any package you can add on a reception, flowers, special guests like Cleopatra, Roman guards and even Caesar himself.
Now, your hotel room might be your own private oasis, but the Garden of the Gods Pool is truly paradise. Access is complimentary to Caesars Palace and Nobu Hotel guests, but the pool is open to the public for a fee. Its outdoor space covers 4.5 acres and includes seven unrivaled pools. As the name implies, the Garden of the Gods is rich with a Roman bath-inspired aesthetic.
Arguably one of the most impressive pools in Vegas, here are some of the highlights:
The Fortuna Pool—Mix the excitement of the blackjack table with the serenity of the pool, and you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds. With four swim-up tables and convenient access to the Fortuna Bar you may never want to leave. Just be prepared for a higher-than-average buy in, especially on the weekends.
The Venus Pool—Enjoy an adult-only experience, enveloped with blissful poolside lounge chairs and daybeds. When pools are open, be sure to check out night swim options which are sometimes offered here.
The Apollo Pool—For those looking to return home with an impressive tan, this pool receives the most sunlight, you’ll fit right in as you sunbathe poolside.
The Temple Pool—The 10,000 square foot Temple Pool is a great option for those just looking to get their toes wet. Possibly the most picturesque of the Garden of the Gods pools, the temple at the pool was made for Instagram.
The Jupiter Pool—this one is recommended for families and sits slightly away from other pools. Here you will find kid-friendly features like games and bubbles.
The Neptune Pool—At the Neptune Pool, there is never a shortage of energy or fun. Considered the social hub of Garden of the Gods, Neptune is certainly where the party starts. Its close proximity to the bar doesn’t hurt either.
Bacchus Pool—The invite-only Bacchus Pool is specifically for celebrity guests and high rollers. You can also find your way to the Bacchus by reserving one of its cabanas.
For pool guests, try to avoid bringing more than is needed unless you plan to have reserved a dedicated daybed or cabana to store your stuff. The Garden of the Gods is a busy place most days and you may find options limited.
The Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis is currently closed and will reopen spring 2022.
While you need not leave the hotel during your stay because—let’s face it—Caesars Palace has everything you could need, it is centrally located on the Las Vegas Strip.
Caesars Palace partners with Uber for a convenient rideshare pickup and drop-off location. To find it, head toward the Forum Tower and The Colosseum showroom. The Uber station can be found at the parking garage in Colosseum Valet. Prefer a taxi to rideshare? The taxi line can be found just outside the front entrance of the hotel.
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If you brought your own vehicle or rented one for your trip, parking is free for Diamond, Platinum and Seven Stars Caesar Rewards members. Nevada residents receive their first three-hours free, with all others getting the first hour free of charge. After that, there is an hourly and daily rate for parking. Daily rate is just $18, but special events may cause an increase in these rates.
Prefer valet? The Colosseum Valet, by the Forum Tower, offers 24-hour valet services. Monday through Wednesday expect to pay $36 and $40 outside of that. There is also valet outside of the Augustus Tower, but only Seven Stars, Guy Savoy and Spa guests are welcome to use this one.
The sixth tower, Nobu Tower, is home to the boutique Nobu Hotel. Nobu sets itself apart from the rest of Caesars with its distinctively Japanese-inspired design. While most Caesars Palace amenities, like the Garden of the Gods Pool, are shared with Nobu Hotel, the tower is also home to a private business lounge on the 72nd floor and Nobu Restaurant, which opened in 2021 and features the cuisine of chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
One space we can’t forget about is the spa and salon. While enjoying Qua Baths & Spa you will experience Roman baths, an Arctic Ice room, a detox Laconium Relief room and fitness center. The spa is a holistic experience taking care of the whole person, mind, body and soul. The Color Salon by Michael Boychuck offers a complete menu of services ranging from hair and nails to makeup, tanning and waxing. Reservations are required to both the spa and salon.
From a day at the pool to a night out with friends, Caesars Palace has numerous on-property bars and the lavish OMNIA Nightclub. Needless to say, there is never a shortage of late-night fun.
When it comes to Las Vegas, things fit in best when they absolutely stand out and calling OMNIA something as simple as a nightclub feels like a disservice. OMNIA is a revolutionary and expansive entertainment experience. By the numbers, OMNIA includes three lounges and 96 VIP tables spanning the 75,000 square feet of the multi-level venue.
The technology forward venue blends modern luxury and innovation with the feeling of absolute royalty. The focal point of all this is the 22,000-pound kinetic chandelier hanging from the ceiling in the main room. It glows to the beat of the music and often finds itself immersed in even more theatrics as the venue’s aerialists dance from the skies and invigorate the room. This is where the dancing happens.
In the Heart of OMNIA you’ll find a more intimate space with the rich textures of wood, leather and antique brass. The sultry-chic aesthetic provides a space to sip and chill just steps away from the excitement.
As many theatregoers would agree, the opera boxes are some of the best seats in the house. The OMNIA balcony features 12 such spaces where people can observe the party people on the dance floor below. The open-air environment of the Terrace offers a glorious view of the Las Vegas Strip. It provides its own bar, dance floor, DJ and cabana seating.
One glance at the OMNIA calendar of events and you will see recognizable names like Steve Aoki and TYGA. OMNIA is currently open from 10:30 p.m. to close on Tuesdays and Friday through Sunday.
Vanderpump Cocktail Garden
The decadent Vanderpump Cocktail Garden is an upscale nightlife option where you can enjoy sumptuous hand-crafted cocktails and light bites within a garden oasis.
Decisions won’t come easy, as every exquisite drink on the menu sounds too good to be true. But the “Please Her, Caesar” is not to be missed. Made with Vanderpump’s own brand of Vodka, Rose Champagne, Blackberry, Elderflower, Lemon and Aquafaba, this is a colorful concoction that is sure to please.
The hot spot is open Monday through Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Thursday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Located outside on the Roman Plaza sits the Purple Zebra and its popular Mojito Hut. Take in the sites as you sit for a spell and sip some spirits.
The Alto Bar is the largest of the Caesars Palace bars. It offers 70-inch television screens and oversized seating, all set against muted tones that contribute to the cavernous charm.
Enjoy a cigar from numerous renowned brands in a well-ventilated space. While there you can sit back in the masculine, yet sultry, décor and pair that cigar with a cocktail and football game.
Cleopatra’s Barge, while currently closed, is a live music venue inside a regal floating barge.
Open 24-hours, Lobby Bar is situated just past registration on the casino floor. Let this be your first stop after checking in.
Also on the casino floor, you’ll find the walk-up Numb Bar featuring frozen concoctions in a variety of flavors.
For sports viewing at its finest, Stadia Bar is the place to be. Watch your home team win, or not, on one of the plenty HDTVs.
Caesars Palace’s Colosseum is known for bringing the greatest entertainers in the world to their stage. The Colosseum offers 4,300 seats where sound flows to the audience from over 150 speakers.
Previously known as Circus Maximus, The Colosseum stage was remodeled in 2003 for Celine Dion’s residency. In 2019, Celine Dion took her final bow there after an incredible 16-year run. In recent years, The Colosseum has welcomed other incredible talents including Madonna, Shania Twain, Mariah Carey, Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn and Elton John. The current list of residencies and entertainment for the 2022 calendar year includes Adele, Rod Steward, Sting, Keith Urban and Van Morrison. COVID protocols, show times, pricing and age requirements for attendees vary by entertainer and performance.
Shows & Events
Outside of Caesars on The Roman Plaza sits a tent. Inside you’ll find a show that’s provocative, intriguing and sometimes ridiculous titled “Absinthe”. A variety show like no other, there is a reason why they say, “If you only see one show in your entire life, make it Absinthe.” This show, filled with raunchy and raucous comedy, is for an 18+ audience. Shows run nightly in the 600-seat theater.
Whether you came to play or came to work, don’t leave without visiting a Caesars Palace restaurant, or five. Featuring well-known celebrity chefs, cuisine from around the world, mixologists and service staff, the restaurants at Caesars are not to be missed.
Amalfi by Bobby Flay
Amalfi is not the traditional Italian fare you’re used to. Inspired by Flay’s many travels to the Mediterranean, this authentic restaurant is possibly more about the incredible coastal fish and seafood than it is the pasta. But don’t worry, the pasta is delicious too. With Salmon Carpaccio, Squid Ink Fettucini and Gnocchi Al Forno on the menu, there’s no way to go wrong. Simply put, Amalfi is nothing short of FLAY-vorful.
Finding its rightful place as #1 on many a list of best buffets in Las Vegas, Bacchanal Buffet is a must for locals and tourists alike. At Bacchanal, the largest buffet on the strip with 25,000 square feet, you’ll take your tastebuds on a trip through Vietnam, Rome, Mexico and more. Whatever you do, leave room for dessert. Macaroons, caramel popcorn and yuzu tarts, oh my!
Snackus Maximus is your poolside dining destination. Located at the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, Snackus Maximus offers a variety of food and drinks for pool-goers to replenish and hydrate their bodies. The food selection includes sushi, salads, sandwiches and snacks. All of these can easily be paired with a tempting and tropical treat, like The Gods Mimosa, from the drink menu for those over 21.
Beijing Noodle No. 9
At Beijing Noodle No. 9, the food and atmosphere photos will likely come before dining, but when you finally take that first bite you’ll feel like you’re walking along the sidewalks of Hong Kong. Where else can you find authentic hand-pulled noodles in the center of the Las Vegas Strip? An upscale yet casual dining experience with a simple elegance to everything they do.
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For 24-hour grub, Café Americano is the place to be. Home of the Bloody Mario, their signature Bloody Mary drink. It’s a fan favorite for those looking to deter a hangover.
Beef Wellington anyone? Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen debuted on the strip in 2018. Be sure to order the “Notes from Gordon” on the cocktail menu and you’ll feel just like a contestant on Ramsay’s hit reality show because alongside the Plymouth gin you’ll find a scroll complete with one of his laughable insults he is known for. Also, plan ahead. Reservations are highly recommended, especially on the weekend.
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
The Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill is another Caesars Palace restaurant offered by the multi-Michelin Star winning chef. A more casual option than Hell’s Kitchen, this English Pub features classics like Scotch eggs, sticky toffee pudding, and fish and chips.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Michelin-star chef Guy Savoy presents Restaurant Guy Savoy. Recognized as the best restaurant in Las Vegas, the formal Restaurant Guy Savoy serves French dining at its peak. The more adventurous you are when it comes to the menu, the better. This is not the place to order your restaurant “go-to.” Ideally, you’ll be able to take a seat at a Krug Chef’s Table to enjoy a tasting menu of impressive caliber. That menu is sure to include signature dishes you’ll get to watch be prepared like Colors of Caviar and Octopus Terrine.
Who wouldn’t be “all in” at the thought of a Champagne trolley? That alone should get you in the door, but at MR CHOW you’ll experience that and so much more. Delicious noodles and Beijing Duck, exemplary service and the ever-evolving kinetic “moon” sculpture that engages you while you eat demonstrate why MR CHOW has earned a five-star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.
Pronto by Giada
Pronto by Giada is a quick serve dining option that keeps up with the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced city like Las Vegas. The menu offers breakfast, lunch, coffees and wines. Open until 4 p.m., enjoy the delightful delightful Italian bites for dine in or take out.
Old Homestead Steakhouse
Old Homestead Steakhouse has been around for decades with the original being established in 1868. Fine dining in the most classic sense, Old Homestead Steakhouse specializes in the finest cuts of meats and pairings with wine from their 15,000-bottle glass cellar.
Forum Food Hall
In addition to these, Caesars Palace also offers two Starbucks locations, a Forum Food Hall featuring a collection of quick-serve dining options like Bobby’s Burgers, Earl of Sandwich, Difara Pizza, Taco, Crepes and More and The Halal Guys.
With a Race & Sportsbook, over 1,300 slot machines, nearly 200 table games and a 4,500 square foot poker room, the casino floor at Caesars Palace is a destination in and of itself. If you plan to play, plan to secure yourself a complimentary Caesars Rewards card first. Earn points with every hour played at a table and pull of the slot machine lever. With points come rewards and those rewards are in the form of free hotel stays, room upgrades, airfare credits, free bet credits and beyond.
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While there are a handful of retail outlets just off the casino floor offering necessities like toiletries, food and drink, magazines and phone chargers, most of the shopping can be found in the adjoining Forum Shops. With 160 specialty stores and restaurant options, the Forum Shops are the ultimate shopping destination in Las Vegas. Expect designer brands with each step, like Gucci, Versace and Armani.
When it comes to Caesars Palace, the future is all about food.
For starters, there is the highly anticipated arrival of the Cronut at Dominique Ansel Las Vegas. Chef Dominique Ansel is a James Beard Award-winning pastry chef whose new shop will be debuting spring 2022. It will offer a wide range of indulgent and exclusive-to-Las Vegas creations.
Peter Luger Steak House is expected to open by year-end. This will be the Michelin-star restaurant’s first United States expansion, previously only being located in New York. The steakhouse is sure to attract visitors and locals alike.
Will we see you there in 2022? A stay at Caesars will give a definitive answer to the age-old question, “Are you not entertained?” The answer being a resounding yes.
Frequently Asked Questions About Caesars Palace Resort
How much is the buffet at Caesars Palace Las Vegas?
Bacchanal Buffet is one of the most exclusive buffets on the Strip, and prices vary according to the time of visit. Lunchtime hours usually offer cheaper prices, ranging from $27 for children’s prices to $55 for adult prices.