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I returned to the Las Vegas Strip for the first time since COVID-19 to stay at Caesars Palace and was impressed by the hotel’s pandemic response, but standard rooms could use improvement


Caesars Palace

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One of the oldest hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace maintains a timeless Roman theme alongside celebrity-owned restaurants and sparkly nightlife.
Now reopen following the novel coronavirus, I checked in to see how the hotel adapted to the pandemic.
I booked the standard, entry-level Forum Classic Room, but was upgraded to the Julius Deluxe Room, located in a more convenient tower.
I paid $99 plus a $45 resort fee and taxes, which offered great value, but I recommend spending a bit extra for an upgraded room.
Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right now? An infectious disease doctor, a cleaning expert, and hotel reps all share what you should know before you check-in.

I live just a few miles from the Las Vegas Strip, but prior to this stay, had not been anywhere near it since the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Even when Las Vegas reopened this summer, I was troubled by the initial lack of a mask mandate and the subsequent spike in cases.

However, now that wearing masks is mandatory, alongside declining case numbers, and my own negative test result to reassure me, I decided it was time to test the waters — and where better to return to than a classic property like Caesars Palace?

Located in the center of Las Vegas Boulevard, Caesars Palace is a behemoth outfitted with faux Roman architecture, fountains, and lush gardens. Unlike some Strip properties that have distanced themselves from their themes (looking at you, Luxor), Caesars Palace really goes for it. The pool complex is called Garden of the Gods, the on-site shopping mall is named The Forum Shops, and a replica of Michelangelo’s David stands steps away from the casino floor.

It’s quintessential Las Vegas, and exactly why I chose it for my first foray back to the Strip. I booked a standard, entry-level Forum Classic Room, but was upgraded at check-in to the next tier, the Julius Deluxe Room, which is located in a more convenient tower.

Prices for my original room type start as low as $94 per night, though, I paid $99 for my reservation. Had I booked the Julius Deluxe outright, I would have only paid $5 more per night.

In fact, upgraded rooms here are usually only a difference of a few dollars. And, after this stay, I’m confident those small numbers make a big difference. Because, while cheap and perfectly suitable as a base for a Las Vegas getaway, standard rooms tend to be a bit dated. Refined suites might only cost an additional $20 to $40, and offer a more indulgent, comfortable stay that’s still widely affordable.

Regardless of room choice, you can book here in confidence knowing that the hotel is taking COVID-19 safety precautions seriously. I observed this throughout …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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