I had to visit Vegas for a night to use my Wynn Rewards Platinum Birthday Dinner Credit that I got earlier this summer from a status match. I was pleasantly surprised I had a comp offer with Caesars Diamond at Caesars Palace for a Saturday night before Christmas so I booked it. The last comp I got was at the Rio in 2019, and that was a train wreck. Thankfully, Caesars Palace was much better! And, the cool thing with Diamond Status at Caesars is that the resort fee is waived, so a comp room really is comped.
Types of Rooms at Caesars:
At Caesars Palace, the resort is HUGE. There are 5 towers: the Augustus, Octavius, Palace, Julius and Forum. Additionally there is a 6th, the separate Nobu Hotel that has its own check-in desk. The accommodations per tower vary quite a bit in quality, so here’s a quick rundown of each of the towers. I ranked them from what I’ve heard/think are the “best” to the “worst”.
- Augustus Tower- This tower has the largest standard rooms at 650 square feet, and rooms facing the Bellagio fountain have the best views of the hotel. Close to the front desk.
- Palace Tower- Most recently renovated in late 2017, rooms in this tower start at 525 square feet, and a central location to the pool area and convention center.
- Octavius Tower- Opened in 2012, the latest tower to be opened, this tower has rooms starting at 550 square feet. Easy access to the pools.
- Julius Tower- Renovated in 2016, this tower is closest to the Palace Casino, lobby bar, and front desk. Rooms start at 360 square feet.
- Forum Tower- Rooms here start at 350 square feet, and are due for an update. The location of the tower is quite central to the Forum Casino though.
I checked in at the Seven Star and Diamond Registration area, which is off to the side of the main registration. My comped room booked me into the most basic room in the Forum Tower, but I tried the $20 trick and asked if the Augustus Tower Fountain View was available because in doing research beforehand, I loved the view! Thankfully, the front desk associate was very friendly and found one for me! I asked what her favorite tower was, and she actually said while the Augustus is the most popular by guests due to the views, she likes the Palace Tower as they feel the most new since they are the most recently updated.
Walking from the self parking structure to the front desk is a decent walk, and boy the hotel was crowded. Self parking for registered hotel guests is complimentary; Valet is $36 Monday to Wednesday and $40 Thursday to Sunday (Free for Platinum, Diamond and Seven Stars Members).
Caesars Palace Augustus Tower Fountain View Room:
The elevators to the Augustus Tower are right next to the Diamond check-in which was nice and convenient. The Augustus Tower rooms are the largest standard rooms at Caesar’s Palace, clocking in at 650 square feet. Our room was on the 40th floor, but numbering actually starts at 20, so we were actually only 20 floors up. The Augustus Tower itself is 26 stories tall, so we were 6 floors from the top.
In the room, there are 2 Queen Beds, then a nice blue sofa and chair. Additionally, there is a dining table with two chairs. The bedding was okay, a bit thin and worn.
The room had a minibar + fridge (not for personal use) and a Keurig machine. No capsules were provided with the Keurig, which is standard for Vegas properties.
I do think they could have done a better job with the layout of the sofa and dining table. First, the sofa blocks the view from the bed, and the sofa looks into the room, so you can’t even sit at the sofa and watch the fountain show.
The view itself was very nice, with the Bellagio fountains and Paris, Planet Hollywood and the Cosmopolitan in the background. At night, the fountains run every 15 minutes which is nice to watch.
There are charging ports in the room but limited USB outlets. Maybe a small hardware refresh would be nice. One thing is that there are a lot of lamps, so an iPad or lamp control would be nice rather than having to go to each lamp and turning the knob. Other than that, the room was in good condition for a Vegas hotel. The AC unit worked nicely, and the room smelt fresh and didn’t make me feel like I was in a casino hotel room. I much preferred this room than my recent stay at Aria a few months ago.
The bathroom was spacious, with a dual vanity, jacuzzi tub, separate shower and W/C. Water pressure was pretty solid in the shower which was a plus. It was a bit dated and on the darker side, but nothing too bad.
I would have to say that the towels were quite worn, and thin. Lower than 4 star hotel expectations. Additionally, there was very limited cabinet space and a little ottoman or chair would have been nice for getting ready. And, the TP was pretty rough.
Toiletries were provided by Apotheke, and they are made in Canada. I was pleasantly surprised because I like the brand and scent, and normally Vegas mega resorts don’t have the nicest toiletries.
A negative of the room is that the windows to the outside aren’t sealed well, so you can hear plenty of honking and street noise 20 floors up. Additionally, the bathroom is quite noisy as you can hear all the water running in the adjacent bathroom.
This resort has everything. You want to go shopping? The Forum Shops has over 160 stores and restaurants. Also, plenty of slots and table games as well in both the Forum and Palace Casinos. If I had to nitpick, I like slot machines, and I have to say Caesars properties have less of the new “cooler” slots, and for that reason I prefer playing at MGM properties like Bellagio and Aria for the selection of slot machines.
Right now the pool area is closed for the season, but during summer months, the Garden of the Gods Pool is pretty popular.
Currently, the front entrance of the resort is being renovated, which should be finished by New Years. This made the Uber pickup confusing and far from the lobby, but hopefully this will be fixed soon.
Overall, I was very pleased with my stay at the Caesars Palace Augustus Tower. I think it provides a solid four star Las Vegas stay. The location of Caesars Palace is fantastic, and I will love to try the refreshed Palace Tower on my next visit.
Have you stayed at the Caesars Palace Augustus Tower before? What were your thoughts? Comment below!