Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
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Once you reach your floor (be sure to take the correct bank of elevators!), it can be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out which hallway to take. Look for your room number over the entrance to the appropriate wing (there are three on each floor). Standard rooms are decorated in a rich chocolate brown, beige and red color scheme, and boast huge flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms are well lighted – one of the few hotels in the country to get it right; and most have tubs, as well as stand-alone showers. Some rooms have bathrobes and slippers to use during your stay. Views of the replica Eiffel Tower outside are the most coveted. High-speed Internet access (wired and wireless) is dependable. What were formerly mini-bars have been converted to refrigerators. Suites have a more traditional "French provincial" look.
The large casino doesn't miss a beat in creating the illusion that it's the Champs d'Elysée outside those doors, not Las Vegas Boulevard. However, with a live band blaring from the stage of La Cabaret, it can get a little loud in the evening.
One option for cocktails is Le Central, right. Located just outside the Laurel Lounge and adjacent to Café Americano.
Featuring all the typical slots and table games one would expect, the casino even more successfully than nearby New York New York exudes the atmosphere of its namesake city.
Complimentary drink service in the casino is relatively frequent; and dealers, slot attendants and servers (smartly attired in red, white and blue, with cute pillbox hats) are cheerful and friendly (even if you don't speak French).
OverviewParis Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is the closest you'll get to a vacation in the fabled "City of Light" (La Ville-lumière) without hopping on an Air France jet. From the sparkling crystal chandeliers in La Réception de l'hôtel (the front desk lobby) to the sounds of Edith Piaf wafting through the sound system, Paris Las Vegas does everything imaginable to recreate an afternoon in the park – a park, that is, filled with hundreds of slot machines and table games.
There is a special Seven Stars/Diamond check-in behind closed doors opposite the front desk. Once inside, look on the left for the small Seven Stars placard.
Self-parking in an adjacent garage shared with Bally's is complimentary, but it's a bit of a walk if you have lots of luggage. Take advantage of the complimentary valet parking where it's just a few steps inside to check-in.
Resort fees have increased by $2 to $39 a day.
NOTE: All shows, events and deadlines are subject to postponement or cancellation due to temporary casino closings and/or safety and health measures implemented by the state.
■ Martorano's has a "secret" menu, but now that it's been announced on Twitter, I'm not sure how they can call it secret any longer. The Tweet advises you to "ask your server (quietly)."
■ Looking for a vibe you’d find in a hip smaller city? Alexxa’s Bar has the cool, exclusive feel of a hole-in-the-wall, but all you have to do is step out on the patio to remind yourself you’re center Strip. The live music varies throughout the week, ranging from country and bluesy soul music to rock ‘n’ roll karaoke. Even after the music stops, the bar itself is open around the clock.
■ Located in the center of the casino, Le Cabaret bar offers live entertainment,
■ You can let loose, sing along and even submit song requests to dueling piano players at the lively Napoleon’s Lounge.
■ HEXX Kitchen + Bar no longer offers a 20 percent discount to Caesars Rewards cardholders, plus there’s still that 4.85 percent “Concession and Franchise Fee” (CNF) that’s added to your check since HEXX is not owned by Caesars Entertainment or Paris. Beer Park and Alexxa's Bar also add a 4.85 percent CNF fee to your bill. Some customers claim that the CNF was waived when they complained and asked that it be removed from their bills. And, according to the Caesars website, HEXX/Alexxa's accepts Reward Credits at 1:1; Beer Park accepts Reward Credits at 2:1.
■ If you opt out of housekeeping services during your stay (minimum two-night stay), Paris 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.
Café Americano, formerly Le Café Île St. Louis
Note that Café Americano charges a 4% RRF which guests can request be deleted from their bills.
When a big convention or conference is in-house, lines during breakfast hours at Café Belle Madeleine, La Creperie and JJ's Boulangerie can be long, and, even with expedited entry, service can be slow at the café and buffet.
A great alternative for breakfast is HEXX Kitchen + Bar, which replaced the Sugar Factory. Note that, since HEXX is not owned by Paris or Caesars Entertainment, the restaurant adds a 4.85 percent "Concession and Franchise Fee" (CNF) to all checks. (Some customers claim that the CNF was waived when they complained and asked that it be removed from their bills.) HEXX sometimes offers a speakeasy program from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. (local time). Join the guest list and receive a password that unlocks a secret nightly menu of small plates and drink specials. Check with the host or hostess on duty or call 702-331-5100.
Next to HEXX is Alexxa's Bar, specializing in sangria and "small plates." Alexxa's also accepts Reward Credits at 1:1, and charges the 4.85 percent CNF.
Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay has opened Gordon Ramsay Steak in the space formerly occupied by Les Artistes Steakhouse. Along with Giada over at The Cromwell, it's still one of the hottest reservations in town.
Newest additions to the dining roster are Martorano's (which replaced Le Provencal) and Lucky 88 which is located across from the guest elevators between the buffet and Café Americano. Note, too, that the Eiffel Tower Restaurant and Mon Ami Gabi do not accept Reward Credits directly, but you can post these charges to your room if you're staying at a Caesars-owned property in Las Vegas, and then you can use your Reward Credits for any eligible charges. If you're not staying, estimate your final bill (not including gratuity) and get a comp slip at Caesars Rewards. Similarly and/or alternatively, "convert" some or all of your Celebration Dinner "vouchers" at Caesars Rewards for a comp slip. Estimate conservatively because any overage will not be returned to you.
Entertainment Le Théâtre des Arts, Paris' large theatre/showroom, has no permanent show, but often is home to various types of entertainment ranging from America's Got Talent Live! and Riverdance to The Clairvoyants. For a current list of entertainment, click here .
Beer ParkBeer Park is located above HEXX. To call it an outdoor bar which serves food would be doing it a disservice. First, it overlooks the Strip and the fountains of Bellagio. Then there are the games – like beer pong, cornhole, Tumbling Towers stacking wooden blocks and two pool tables. Beer Park also has a 10,000-sq. ft. indoor space featuring a living-room style design, comfortable seating, a circular bar, and a menu of snacks, hamburgers and nachos. There are also plenty of high-definition TVs and bar games like darts, basketball and Jenga. It does not, however, accept Reward Credits.
Spa and Salon
With valid ID, Nevada residents receive 20 percent off full-price spa or salon services.
The Paris Spa by Mandara has been replaced with Voie Spa & Salon. Seven Stars and Diamond cardholders get a 25 percent discount on services and treatments. Treatments include advanced options like HydraFacial treatment, heated salt stone therapy and microcurrent treatments, in addition to traditional massages, wraps, scrubs and facials. If you just want to use the men’s or women’s Relaxation Lounges, with their aroma steam rooms, whirlpools, saunas and hydrating libations, the charge is $20 per day, but Seven Stars cardholders and up to one guest receive complimentary admission. Voie also offers self-guided treatment rituals and relaxation exercises. Click here for a complete list of services and pricing.
Special Seven Stars benefits*
In addition to the special Seven Stars entrances for the
buffet and café (see above), as well as a dedicated taxi line, Seven Stars cardholders and up to one guest receive complimentary entry to the Voie Spa & Salon and the fitness center. Seven Stars cardholders also get a 25 percent discount on services. You'll have to ask for it, but Seven Stars cardholders and their guests get a complimentary glass of house wine at the buffet.
Seven Stars Lounge
Don't pay attention to the sign at the entrance. Seven Stars cardhnolders can bring up to three guests.
There is no Seven Stars Lounge, but the warm and inviting Laurel Lounge (formerly 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. In addition to seating for parties of two, four and more, there is a small bar. Most liquors come out of a "gun," so if you're drinking your gin or vodka straight, expect a bit of an aftertaste. An online computer is available for guests to check email or print 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 Laurel Lounges on a "Mediterranean Diet," but it's a tasty selection of hummus, pita triangles, pretzels, potato chips, bruschetta, etc., as well as cookies and other desserts. (I've also seen salad greens and dressings.) From 4:30 to 6 p.m. the lounge serves hot food, e.g., chicken wings, mini-burritos, etc.
With the Laurel Lounges temporarily closed, Diamond Plus through Seven Stars cardholders are being given an alternative daily beverage credit. In addition, Seven Stars cardholders will receive a daily $10 food credit. Seven Stars Companion cardholders are not eligible for the food credit, but, if applicable, would qualify for the beverage credit based on their own personal tier level. The beverage credit is limited to four drinks per day, with each drink valued at no more than $20. The credit is good only for the cardholder and can be redeemed directly at the participating outlet. The beverage credits may be redeemed all at one location, or split among the currently open casinos. For example, a cardholder could redeem two beverage credits at Caesars Palace, and one each at Flamingo and Harrah’s. For a list of participating outlets, visit the Caesars Rewards Desk or click here.
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, Harrah's, The LINQ, Planet Hollywood and Rio), 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.
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