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During our July 2013 trip, we stayed for three nights in the Octavius Tower at Caesars Palace. The beds were among the most comfortable we’ve experienced in Las Vegas. The room had tons of space and a nice view of the hotel’s swimming pools. As you’ll see in the video, the maids didn’t notice a t-shirt someone left behind on the top shelf of the closet, but the room was otherwise clean.

Because Caesars Palace is a sprawling resort with several towers, many of the rooms are a bit of a hike from the Strip. We didn’t find the location of the Octavius Tower within the Caesars complex to be that much of an issue. Coming off the elevator, Octavius guests are a very short walk from the Bacchanal Buffet, pool entrance and Palace Casino. The bigger issue for us was the proximity of Caesars Palace itself to other casinos where we enjoy spending time. If The Quad, Flamingo, Bally’s and Bellagio are your casinos of choice, Caesars Palace is a great option. If you prefer Planet Hollywood, Cosmopolitan and Aria (as we did in July), make sure you have comfortable walking shoes.

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Las Vegas Room Tour: The D Suite

During our most recent trip, we stayed for two nights in one of The D Suites at The D Las Vegas. The room was quite comfortable and would be an ideal base for a group of guys in town for March Madness or a fantasy football draft. It had plenty of space, three refrigerators, three TVs and tons of seating. The bed was comfortable and the shower was large enough for about six people (if you’re into that sort of sick behavior).

The only downside was the proximity to the Fremont Street Experience Viva Vision canopy and the stage below. If you have difficulty sleeping to the blaring sounds of Heart (either from the FSE show or the tribute band playing below), I suggest requesting a suite on a higher floor and/or facing the other direction.

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In March, we shelled out a few bucks for a Cosmopolitan Wraparound Terrace Suite. As I’ve mentioned approximately 14,000 times on the podcast, I love a room with a lot of square footage. This room had a ton of space. Of course, the selling point behind most of Cosmopolitan’s rooms is the terrace. Although we didn’t have the ever-coveted Bellagio fountain view, we weren’t the least bit disappointed with the magnificent mid-Strip/south-Strip view.

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For the past several months, Golden Gate has been undergoing substantial renovations, including a new lobby, a high limit room, new restrooms, remodeled standard rooms and the addition of 16 suites. During our visit earlier this week, we were able to get a preview of one of the new suites.

Adorned in rich reds and browns, the room has a comfortable, classic vibe. The Dean Martin artwork is a nice touch, tying the suite to the vintage Vegas theme seen throughout the Golden Gate.

 

The large, L-shaped couch provides a nice spot to chill with a brown drink before hitting the casino.

 

The massive, multi-purpose wall unit includes plenty of storage space, a work desk and a big-ass TV.

 

Like a lot of Las Vegas suites, there’s no separation between the bedroom and the living room/lounging space. The Golden Gate suite layout takes the single-room suite concept one further, providing no separation between the bathroom and the rest of the suite.

Immediately upon entering the suite, a countertop and sink to the right sits in front of two frosted doors—one for the shower and one for the toilet. If you don’t know your roommate well before staying here, you will by the time you leave because you’ll probably see him or her naked.

 

Fancy bathroom swag from Bath and Body Works. The scent is Rainkissed Leaves. I don’t know what a rain-kissed leaf smells like, but I’m told it’s delightful.

 

The new Golden Gate suites may not be the largest rooms on Fremont Street, but they’re well-designed, comfortable and reasonably prices, starting at $109 during the week. For those of us who have avoided staying at Golden Gate because of the cracker-box-sized standard rooms, this provides a very nice option.

Two super-sized penthouse suites are still under construction but will be added to Golden Gate’s new room mix later this year.

 

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Las Vegas Room Tour: Four Queens

In March, I spent one glorious night in a big, old (and I do mean old) room at Four Queens. Decorated like your grandma’s house, the room needed nothing more than a bowl of ribbon candy or Wurther’s Originals to complete the motif. I give you The Golden Girls Suite…

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During my most recent Las Vegas trip, I had the opportunity to stay at Red Rock Resort for a few nights. While there, I shot some video of the room for your enjoyment.

I thoroughly enjoyed Red Rock Resort’s accommodations. The bed was super comfortable and had tons of pillows, which I always appreciate. The room had plenty of surface space for working and didn’t feel the least bit cramped. The design reminded me of Golden Nugget’s Rush Tower rooms, which I also really liked. I highly recommend Red Rock. If you’re not opposed to staying off-Strip (way way off-Strip), give it a shot.

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