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First stay at Caesars

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Old Kansas Guy, Feb 7, 2014.

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  1. Old Kansas Guy

    Old Kansas Guy Tourist

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    Will spend two nights at Caesar's Palace next month---our first stay at the property.

    Would welcome suggestions. Heated pool---bring the swimsuits?

    Parking?

    Secrets to share?

    Thanks!
     
  2. TRN

    TRN High-Roller

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    Which tower are you booked for a room in? This could make or break the experience (can always use $20 trick to try to move to a nicer tower, depending what you booked)...

    The place is mighty big... I got lost in there once and it took my wife 2 days to find me. :)
     
  3. LA2VegasTrekkers

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    We love the build-your-own-salad place in the food court there for a healthy meal. Not sure if that's what you're looking for, though.

    Oh, also, at Payarde's, the chocolate shop, when it's running, they have a big, very pretty, mechanical thing that spits out free chocolates. Love that, too.
     
  4. zoey11

    zoey11 Low-Roller

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    Caesars

    The cheaper eats are in the forum tower if you have a lower budget, the rest of the place is all expensive eats.
    You can also exit through the forum tower to the strip easily.
    Augustus and better rooms are toward the front, but not really a huge difference.
    Bring good walking shoes, this place is huge and walking to the strip is a good way too.
    We always booked a forum tower room and used the 20 tip for an upgrade and always got it to the Augustus tower.
    But for me, I don't want to pay 50 bucks per person per meal, so I was fine with the forum tower and having the strip exit and food court right there.
    It is a great place and you could stay there for a couple of days and not see everything.
     
  5. leo21

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    For parking, I think the garage is probably best when you stay in Forum tower. For the premium towers, I would just valet as it is pretty efficient. If you are in Augustus or Octavius, they have their own dedicated valet and entrance.

    The food court has some good options but it closes early IMO. I love Payards - once you try it you will keep going back - and got a kick out of Beijing Noodle #9. I though Rao's was equivalent to Buca di Beppo and Central is a pass for me - pretentious for no reason.

    Starbucks has free wi-fi.
     
  6. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Bring breadcrumbs to help you leave a trail back to your room, lol. Seriously, the layout is a mess, but there is some good food at CP and even though I am in the minority on this, I like the big, open sportsbook at the back of the casino
     
  7. smartone

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    So true, so true... I hosted a conference in 2005 at Caesar's and while the property did a fantastic job with our group of about 800, the biggest single complaint on our survey was all the walking they had to do and getting lost. We were there for four-(4) days and people were just figuring things out when it was time to leave. I still love Caesar's though... when I think "Vegas", I think Bellagio or Caesar's.
     
  8. jtc291980

    jtc291980 Newbie

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    Stayed in Caesar's last time I was there and the place is definitely huge. Had a blast! Loved the Meatloaf and Green Beans at this place called Central to the left of the main lobby. It was open at all hours, like a high-end diner, and really good. Augustus room was bad ass... Really nice people.

    My only problem was that I didn't venture out of the hotel more. It's so big I spent a lot of time walking through the hotel and trying the different games and bars in CP... Should have spent more time exploring the strip!(Especially since I'm a newbie) But the hotel is great!
     
  9. Peachiekeehn

    Peachiekeehn High-Roller

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    It took me a long time to want to stay at Caesars because I always got lost there but the first time we did I spent some time getting used to the layout. There's a hallway that is a nice shortcut from one side to the other, it's where the Nobu tower is and Cleopatra's barge. I hope you have a great time, we don't stay anywhere else anymore if we can help it!
     
  10. Patti_H

    Patti_H Low-Roller

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    I agree with Zoey11, bring comfy shoes. The place is huge and can be confusing until you get used to it. We love the Palace Tower rooms with 2 bathrooms but it is a VERY long walk from the casino. My in-laws stayed in the Forum Tower last year and although the rooms are smaller & a bit dated, they loved the fact that it was so near the casino. The Augustus tower is nice with its own check-in, but in our case I didn't find our room to be any better than our Palace Tower room. Still beautiful though. Caesars has been our favorite spot for the last 5 years or so. We usually get good cocktail service and we always have a great time.
     
  11. wpete

    wpete High-Roller

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    I've only stayed at Caesars once. My room was very easy to get to. To the left of the check-in, past a starbucks or 2 to the elevators, up a dozen or so floors. Nice view of the Bellagio fountains. Touch anything in the room and you bought it.

    The Casino is a different story. You need a Sherpa and a good quality GPS to get around.
     
  12. 2VegasNuts

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    1) Appian Way is the shortcut between the two main casino areas. It will be your best friend
    2) Cocktail service is generally not very good. Cheap(er) beers, wines, and spirits are located in the back of the Emperor's Essentials store right off the main lobby if you want a drink
    3) Memorize this..... https://www.caesarspalace.com/images/non_image_assets/CLV_Propert_Map_2012.pdf
    4) Mesa Grill has great food
     
  13. KBT2012

    KBT2012 High-Roller

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    Caesar's really isn't that confusing lol. You'll be fine, pretty cool place.
     
  14. Jordan

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    Agreed, it's not that confusing at all, we just got back last week...

    And the cocktail service was fantastic around the VP machines in the cashier area of the Palace casino, as well as the main pit...can't comment on the other area's!
     
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    I agree, cocktail service at CP is very good (maybe not outstanding). The servers are certainly not the best looking but they are old pros. They cover high limit games and people who tip very well.
     
  16. Film-Noir

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    oo

    Lol,
    my 1st Trip to Caesars, (Many Many, Years ago):eek:
    we wanted to leave, opened some random doors, then down some random hall? + more doors & ended up in the pool area.

    Looked up for Landmarks outside & finally back out on the strip.
    (not admitting to sneaking past Hedges)

    Wheeee!
     
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