Paris Hotel Las Vegas
There is a lot to say about the entire property of Paris Las Vegas but I’d rather focus on the hotel room than the hodgepodge theme and not so great gaming. Paris is considered one of the top mid-tier Caesars Entertainment hotels in Las Vegas behind Caesars Palace and The Cromwell so there’s an expectation that the rooms will be slightly above average at a minimum.
I’m a long time customer of Caesars hotels in Atlantic City and Las Vegas and over time I’ve realized not to get too excited when booking the basic room at any Caesars hotels. I’ve stayed at every property between the two cities except for Paris for no specific reason but my expectations were above average. To no real surprise I was underwhelmed with the room at Paris. It’s not a joke when I say the best part of the room was the view above, which was fantastic.
The 390 square foot Classic Room fit the bill of basic Caesars hotel rooms. The room was as basic as a room can get and appears not to have been upgraded since opening in 1999. At least it was clean on the surface.
Almost the entire span of the room was covered by a humongous armoire above. The armoire serves as dual closets, a dresser and a refrigerator stand. The girth of the armoire left no room to place the luggage or a luggage rack. My friend had to use an ottoman to access the suitcase while I just left my overnight bag in the corner. The TV, which should have been inside the armoire is pushed all the way over to the corner by the windows.
You can see the TV fine in the far chair and the bed next to the windows but if you’re sitting on the bed near the bathroom you can’t see the TV at all. The second chair is uncomfortably close to watch the TV too. I know that it’s Vegas and I should always be out enjoying the town but I like to relax in the room sometimes.
The only item in the room that appears to have been upgraded since opening is that large HDTV. The TV is probably too large to fit inside the armoire so the refrigerator sits on the TV part of the armoire. The armoire is strange to look at and shows the lack of care that went into making this room somewhere to remember.
The carpeting was so worn and ugly that I decided not to take a closeup photo. The formerly blue carpeting is closer to being blue-gray now.
On the wall opposite the massive armoire you can see a very generic color pallet of the room that’s probably meant to evoke the appearance of being in Paris. I’m no Francophile and it reminds me of a Days Inn motel I stayed at in Orlando, FL when I was a child with a fancy mirror from 1999. The room looks dated with chunky wood table tops. The room isn’t pretty but it’s not ugly. It’s just the typical mediocre meh that I should expect from a basic Caesars room. It’s just a bit more basic for a hotel that is supposed to be one of the better Caesars hotels in Las Vegas.
The beds were hit and miss. Even though the mattresses appear kind of lumpy they were actually comfortable. The pillows on the other hand were far from comfortable. In what seems to be a cost cutting effort across Caesars Las Vegas properties there are only 3 pillows per bed. Each pillow seemed to have a different density and none of those densities were comfortable.
In addition to the uncomfortable pillows getting in the way of a good night of sleep the air conditioning continually turned off. This didn’t make the night as bad as the pillows but I’m thankful I didn’t stay on a hot summer night.
The bathroom makes up about 100 of the 390 square feet of the room. It was bland with no real interesting features that one might expect from a Parisian inspired room. The most memorable item in the bathroom was the lack of a locking mechanism on the door. This could make a trip with friends either a little awkward or a real party.
Caesars hotel room rates vary with Total Rewards discounts. My rate was complimentary from Total Rewards and since my friend and I are both Platinum members we had to pay the resort fees. In total the fee and taxes were $32.48 for the night.
If you’re a Diamond or Seven Stars member of Total Rewards your resort fees are waived. Beside access to the Diamond Lounge the elimination of resort fees might be the best benefit of being a higher tier member of Total Rewards.
The Classic Room at Paris was fine for a night. The decor, amenities and comfort didn’t stand out as anything special. It’s difficult to have too much hatred for a complimentary room. The rooms at Paris are actually convenient being close to the main valet and casino, easily accessible to Bally’s and a few seconds to a cup of coffee.
Like most of the basic rooms at Caesars properties it’s probably worth paying a few bucks a night to upgrade to the more recently renovated rooms. The Red Room is about $10 more per night and have a much more contemporary design.
Also read: Hotel Review: Deluxe Room At The Linq Hotel