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Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Updated: 7/22/18

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Overview
Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino has a strong cadre of diehard supporters who wouldn't stay anywhere else.  Others
like me stayed there once, and swore never to return again.   It is one of the company's least distinctive properties in "Sin City," but things are changing.  (See "Hotel Guestrooms" below.)

There is a special Diamond/Platinum check-in at the main entrance to the hotel (which is the rear entrance to the casino).  Look for the small Seven Stars placard.

Self-parking in an adjacent garage is complimentary, but, depending on which space you find, it can be a bit of a walk if you have lots of luggage.  Instead, take advantage of the complimentary valet parking.

 

Hotel guestrooms

Rooms in the Carnaval South Tower have been remodeled and redecorated.  Blue chairs bring a pop of color to the rooms’ cream-colored décor, dark wood accents and contemporary fixtures.


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In addition, Harrah’s is promoting its “all-new Valley Tower Executive King rooms.”  The Valley Tower contains Harrah’s newly remodeled rooms, previously part of the Carnaval Tower.

As part of a $140 million renovation project, the 1,622 rooms in the Valley Tower have been completely remodeled.

A standard room features one king or two queen beds with luxury bedding, a vanity with a backlit mirror and an electronic device docking station.  The rooms feature free-standing closets on each side of the bed that look like wall décor – something guests might not notice until the door is opened to display the inside.

Ivy™, a 24-hour virtual concierge service, is now available to guests at Harrah's, as well as Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Nobu Hotel and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  After checking in, guests who have provided a cell phone number for their reservation receive a welcome message from Ivy encouraging them to text her with any questions or requests.   Ivy can book dining reservations, show tickets and spa services, as well as facilitate housekeeping and maintenance requests.  Ivy also surveys guests during their stay, which allows for quick recovery of unhappy guests in real time. Users may opt out of receiving messages from Ivy at any time.   While Ivy is an automated artificial intelligence system, a human touch is incorporated when Ivy cannot provide a confident response.  In addition to the hotel front desk agents, a specially trained universal agent team is available to provide around the clock coverage to address requests or inquiries.   Guests can continue to text with Ivy once they return home for common requests such as to obtain a copy of their folio or locate a missing item.

In addition the Valley Tower features three levels of suites, each with its own unique feel.  It has the same color patterns and accents as the standard room to tie the remodel together.

The 680-square-foot Valley Executive Suite features a separate bedroom with one king bed, a dining area and living room.   The larger bathrooms include ceramic dark plank tile, a vanity, makeup mirror, rain shower and large tub, with a modern design.

The larger Presidential Suite measures 1,700 square feet, and sets itself apart with an open living space and high-end bathroom features like a walk-in rain shower.  To accommodate larger groups, the Presidential Suite comes with the option of adding a connecting room with one king bed.  The living area has a full-size bar, a large round table, surrounded by four upholstered chairs.  There are other seating options with armchairs and ottomans located near the windows which offer a prime spot to view Las Vegas Boulevard, while the curved leather sofa faces a flat screen television.   The bedroom features another flat screen TV; a king size bed and walk-in closet feature a double-sided ottoman seating area, giving the feel of a high-end retail fitting room

There also is a 2,000 square-foot Valley Penthouse suite that features pops of teal and purple combined with metallic accents.   The large, open living area features a double-sided ottoman and a full-sized bar.   Other features include a game table and back-to-back bathroom sinks separated by a two-way mirror.  There is also a rain shower, modern-style tub and back-to-back bathroom sinks separated by a two-way mirror.

Rooms in the Mardi Gras tower are scheduled for a refresh with an anticipated completion date in 2019.


There are no refrigerators or coffeemakers, but they may be sent upon request.

 

Casino overview

The large casino meanders from its Strip entrance back toward the hotel lobby, but it's a little on the dark side with low ceilings.  You'll find all the features and typical slots and table games one would expect.  Complimentary drink service in the casino is relatively frequent; and dealers, slot attendants and servers all are extremely friendly and helpful.


In 2015 a $25 million casino refresh was completed, adding new flooring, gaming machines, bars, tables and chairs throughout the casino floor.


Entertainment

Harrah's main showroom features the Mac King Comedy Magic Show and an occasional "headliner" (such as the Righteous Brothers).


"Menopause the Musical" and "X Country" "Kick'n Topless Revue" take place in Harrah's Cabaret (formerly The Improv).  There also is The Piano Bar.


In addition, there is nightly live music in Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill (which also serves food from 11 a.m. daily).


See other entertainment options under "Inside Information."



Dining options

Other dining options include the Oyster Bar, the excellent Flavors Buffet (again, look for the special Seven Stars entrance), Ruth's Chris Steak House and Fulton Street Food Hall, which is open 24 hours and has everything from salads to pastries and sandwiches and pizza.  Ice Pan,
across from the Diamond Lounge, is closed and will reopen as a Ben & Jerry's.  There's a Starbucks in the lobby on the casino level which is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.  The promenade location, across from the Diamond Lounge, is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Special Seven Stars benefits*

In addition to the special entrances for the buffet and café (see above), as well as a dedicated taxi line, Seven Stars cardholders and a guest receive complimentary entry to the spa and fitness center.

 
Seven Stars Lounge
There is no Seven Stars Lounge, but the Diamond Lounge offers priority entrance to Seven Stars cardholders.  If there are others waiting to get in, simply walk directly into the lounge and present your card to the host.  The club frequently fills to capacity, so even Seven Stars cardholders may be temporarily denied entrance.

Especially during televised sporting events, the lounge can take on the atmosphere of a rowdy sports bar.  There are simply too many television screens which detract from what could be a relaxing and inviting private club experience.

There is a large square bar at the entrance (look for bartenders Ray and Jim), and two computers for guests to check email or print airline boarding passes.  Guests used to the comparatively "lavish" buffets in Atlantic City will be extremely disappointed at the lounge fare in Las Vegas.  Caesars apparently has put all its Diamond Lounges on a "Mediterranean Diet," but it's a tasty selection of hummus, pita triangles, pretzels, potato chips, bruschetta, etc., and while many will disagree, it's a nice change of pace from the hoagies and hot dogs that used to be the main attraction.  Starting at 4 p.m. (until it runs out), the lounge serves hot food, e.g., chicken wings, mini-burritos, etc.

 

Should you choose this for your Annual Retreat?

Las Vegas remains the gaming mecca in the United States, and is probably the most popular destination for Seven Stars trips.  With eight other Caesars properties in town (Bally's, Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Flamingo, The LINQ, Rio, Planet Hollywood and Paris), dozens of restaurants, nightclubs, golf, showrooms, the Forum Shops at Caesars (and other shops located inside Caesars properties), spa treatments, and relaxing by the pool (weather permitting), it would be easy to spend four nights (and $500) here – especially since you can "cross charge" to your room meals and other eligible expenses, even if they take place at another Caesars property in Las Vegas.

 

When you check-in, be sure to verify that your $500 comp account has been set-up and ask what it includes specifically which restaurant and bars (city-wide).  At a minimum, meals and alcohol charged to the room (at participating outlets) counts toward your $500 in expenses, but not gratuities.  Best advice is to keep all your receipts until you settle your final bill.

 

Gambling problem?  Seven Stars Insider® promotes responsible gambling.  Call 1-800-GAMBLER.


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Inside Information

■ Active-duty military can enjoy a free burger, fries and beer year round at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill.

Speaking of Toby Keith's, if you like country music, you can catch some great live bands there nightly for free.  Music starts at 9 p.m. and there’s also a dance floor.

The Piano Bar at Harrah’s offers some great free entertainment.  Identical twins Kim and Tamara Pinegar show off their talented skills (competing for your applause) in the ultimate sibling rivalry.  Catch these sisters in their dueling piano show nightly at 9 p.m.

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■ Pete Vallee, also known as Big Elvis, is one of the best long-running free shows in town.  Big Elvis performs inside The Piano Bar and brings you all of The King’s biggest hits as well as other popular songs.

■ Other options at The Piano Bar are DJ Rusty’s Karaoke Wednesday through Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. and Saxman Duo, “Classic Soul” Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m.  These sax virtuoso play all the classics plus songs that are danceable and more upbeat and funky.

■ Join the fun at the open-air, Strip-side Carnaval Court.  Enjoy everything from live bands and DJs to flair bartender shows.  Come by for a drink or two and enjoy this party underneath the stars and on the Strip.  The bar is open daily from noon to 3 a.m.

■ If you opt out of housekeeping services during your stay (minimum two-night stay), Harrah's will give you a $10 per stay food and beverage credit.  You still can request additional towels or other amenities, but your bathroom will not be cleaned, bed made, etc.  If you didn’t get a pre-arrival email asking you to opt-in, just let the front desk know when you check-in.