Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace Octavius Premium Room Walkthrough

Caesars Palace Octavius Premium Room Walkthrough

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for being gone for so long.  This video is of my trip from March Madness 2016.  My friends and I met in Vegas for a guys trip and it was a great time.

I booked a Premium Room in the Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace with two queens for two people.  Now that the Julius tower is open, the Octavius tower is the second newest if you do not count Hotel Nobu, which is a boutique hotel inside of Caesars.  The rooms are extremely spacious and everything is upgraded.  I would definitely recommend staying in the Octavius tower if you have the means and do not mind having something less than a suite.

I hope you enjoy!

How to Save Money at Caesars Palace

How to Save Money at Caesars Palace

I created a short video detailing how to save money when booking a room at Caesars Palace.  This trick will work with all Caesar’s Entertainment resorts such as Planet Hollywood, Harrah’s, Flamingo, The Quad, Rio, Bally’s, and Paris.

 

In case you do not want to watch the whole video, all you need to do is sign up for a Total Rewards account. You can sign up for free by providing your name, address, and phone number. To sign up click join at the top of the Total Reward’s page.

While you are there check out Caesar’s latest deal giving out a $25 poolside food and beverage credit when staying two nights.

Explanation of the Different Rooms at Caesars Palace

Explanation of the Different Rooms at Caesars Palace

The room types can be a little confusing at Caesars Palace and if you aren’t careful you might get stuck staying in a low quality room.  If a room is a just a place to sleep to you then even the Roman Tower room at Caesars should suit your needs as you can enjoy the rest of the resort.  However if you are looking for something a little more luxurious you may want to shell out a few extra dollars for an upgrade up front.

Caesars Palace Room Types from Worst to Best

1. Roman Tower

2. Forum Tower

3. Palace Tower

4. Augustus Tower

5. Octavius Tower

I’m Headed to Vegas for Thanksgiving!

I’m Headed to Vegas for Thanksgiving!

It is official, I will be heading to Vegas for Thanksgiving this year… well the weekend after Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately it will only be for a short period of time as I will be arriving Saturday night and leaving Monday night.  A friend of mine is going, and I was trying to find an excuse to go  as long as it was cheap.  Cheap it was, so I switched my flight and now I get to go to Vegas for my 5th time this year.

At first I thought Thanksgiving would be dead.  All the pools are closed, the temperature won’t be over 100 degrees, and I figured some shows would be dark or have replacements.  Looking around the internet it seems like Thanksgiving is packed.  This makes my trip all that more exciting because more people = more fun unless it involves waiting in line.

I am very curious to see what it is like first hand.  I wish I could be there on Thanksgiving day, but I imagine I will get a good idea of what it is like.  I’m planning on hitting at least one buffet.  I bet they will be more expensive and I hope they don’t just have turkey.  I will be tweeting my disappointment if I step into the line and find out they have three turkey stations.  Don’t get me wrong, I love to eat Turkey, and the leftovers around Thanksgiving, but why would I eat something so readily available for cheap at a Vegas buffet if I can avoid it.

Although I won’t be seeing any shows, I will be checking out the bars.  I am hoping our favorite piano players will still be playing at The Bar at Times Square at NewYork-New York.  Prepare for a full update through Twitter.

I also managed to bag a Forum Tower room.  I have only stayed at Caesars once before and that was in the Palace Tower.  It is not clear which room is supposed to be better, but I enjoyed the Palace Tower quite a bit so I am hoping this room with be at least as good, if not better.

For now, stay tuned for updates on my holiday weekend in Vegas!

Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace Review

Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace Review

One of my favorite Vegas activities is eating at buffets.  I wouldn’t say I can eat a ton of food, but I love having the option to get what I want, oftentimes at around the same price as one plate at a mid range restaurant.  My September trip I had the pleasure of trying Caesars brand new Bacchanal buffet twice for lunch.

When eating a buffet I always start with the Asian station.  Bacchanal takes the cake with theirs and they have the best sushi and potstickers I have had at any buffet.  The rest of the food in this category was fairly average, but it is really hard for every dish to be amazing.

The lasagna was delicious

Next, I moved to the pasta station.  There were 4 or 5 dishes, which I think is 1 or 2 more than most places.  The lasagna pictured above was so good I forgot to take a picture of it before eating half.  They took a nod from Cosmopolitan’s Wicked Spoon here by giving individual dishes.  The thing they did not figure out was how to keep the food hot, but the dish safe to pick up.  This one in particular was super hot and I almost burned myself putting it on my plate.  I would suggest adding a wooden handle for these items.

Sweet Potato Tater Tots

Next for an amazing side dish, the sweet potato tater tots.  At first I thought there were too many in the container, but as soon as I ate one I realized why they have so many.  They simply taste amazing.  On a special side dish though I have to give Cosmopolitan the win here with their make your own mac and cheese.

Creme brulee… and chocolate creme brulee???

Last is dessert.  This is where Bacchanal shines above most of its competition.  Only Wynn’s buffet has better dessert and Bacchanal is far superior than Wicked Spoon’s most important course of the meal.  I am a sucker for creme brulee and they blew my mind with the chocolate variety.  They also have your typical cake pops that seem to be so popular now days as well as a gelato station and a make your own crepe station.  They supposedly had chocolate mousse, but it was in a pop form, so if any improvement could be made I would suggest making a mousse dish instead of just a cake pop.

To be fair, I have only been to Wicked Spoon at dinner time and only ate lunch at Bacchanal.  Before eating here I would say Wynn and Cosmopolitan share the top spot for my favorite buffets, With Bellagio and Rio in a close second, and the fact that a lunch buffet is in the running says something.  Because I only ate lunch I will still hold out for the dinner buffet but if you are looking for an all around great buffet in all courses this is the one for you.  It might not have the super shock and awe factor of you must try this item like Wicked Spoon but the number of quality dishes is ridiculous.  Bacchanal is also very large and has more options than any other buffet except the Rio and the atmosphere is a little chaotic with tables seeming to be in any order.  I enjoyed the atmosphere though  and the music is up beat and cool, which I’m sure keeps people moving fast.  If they sit you in the front, make sure you check out the back, it is almost like there are hidden rooms.  If you have been to Caesars Buffet in the past, this isn’t even a real comparison.  The buffet is at least 2 to 3 times bigger and the quality is beyond better.  As an added bonus if you show your total rewards card at dinner you get a few dollars less, which is normally $40.

 

Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace

Description

Caesars Palace is one of the Las Vegas hotel icons. It was built in the 1960s, but it has aged wonderfully seeing how it was added onto throughout the years. Caesars Palace is located in the middle of the strip and offers everything somebody staying in Las Vegas needs. It has a Casino, a great club, and is attached to one of the largest shopping areas in Vegas.

Casino

The casino as Caesars Palace is phenomenal. There are plenty of table games and the waitresses come by often asking for drink orders. The sports book is one of the best in Vegas and you can enjoy the game you bet on in comfort and style. Caesars poker room is also very popular and they have great daily tournaments.

Hotel Details

  • Location: Center Strip
  • AAA Rating: 4.5
  • Casino: Yes
  • Sports Book: Yes
  • Poker Room: Yes
  • Pool: 8 Pools
  • Club: Pure
  • Show: Celine Dion
  • Buffet: Good
  • Fitness Center: Yes
  • Internet: Yes (for a fee)
  • Ironing Board: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No



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