There are a number of iconic casino hotels in Las Vegas, but there is perhaps none more so than Caesars Palace. Originally opened in 1966, Caesars has stood the test of time. Recently updated guest rooms have brought widespread accessibility to the resort, and I was fortunate to enjoy 5 nights in the Palace during a trip to the so-called Entertainment Capital of the World.
Room Rates & Reservations
Room reservations for Caesars Palace can be made online using the Caesars Resorts website. I booked an accessible deluxe room with a king size bed and roll-in shower in the Julius Tower, using a complimentary room offer from the Caesars Rewards loyalty program.
Typical room rates range from $100 to $400 per night and up, depending on the date of the stay. For the best rates, a midweek stay is generally required. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, room rates during my trip were right around $100 per night, which is an incredible deal.
My casino offer, earned from previous play at the Caesars family of casinos, gave me a free room. At check-in, I received a surprise upgrade to a Studio Suite in the Julius Tower, which is the most centrally-located of the casino’s multiple guest room towers. For wheelchair users and those who prefer not to walk long distances, I recommend reserving a room in the Julius Tower.
Caesars Palace charges guests a resort fee of $45 per night. The resort fee package includes access for two each day to the Fitness Center at the property, in-room daily Internet access for two devices and all local phone calls. Because I am a Diamond member in the Caesars Rewards program, my resort fees are waived as a perk. It is important to account for these fees in your budget, as they can be difficult to have waived — even though they should be for disabled guests who cannot use the fitness facilities.
Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Room
My guest room was located on the 10th floor of the Julius Tower, number 1079. The room, a Studio Suite, is described by Caesars as offering “an expanded sitting area and a modern interior with a warm neutral palette and a pop of golden yellow.” That description describes what I found in what was an exceptionally comfortable accommodation.
The suite had a king size bed and was spacious enough to use my power wheelchair.
The bed had a comfortable, pillow-top mattress that made it possible to get an excellent night’s sleep. Measured from the floor to the top of the mattress, it was 29 inches tall. The mattress sat atop a platform base, with a solid block foundation that would prevent the use of most patient transfer hoists.
Opposite the bed was a chest of drawers, wall-mounted television and a mini-bar. A closet with double doors was located to the right of the bed, which featured a reduced height clothing rod, iron with ironing board and a safe for securing valuables.
Wheelchair Accessible Sitting Room
The suite featured a separate sitting area, which was a nice place to lounge. I forgot to check to see if the sofa had a pull-out bed, so I unfortunately cannot advise on that.
In addition to a sofa, the sitting area had two chairs, a coffee table and an additional wall-mounted television. There was also a full-length mirror next to the entry door.
One final feature of the sitting area was a desk (30 inches tall, 27 inches of clearance) and a chair next to the window, which looked away from the Strip.
Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom at Caesars Palace
As I always say, my greatest concern when booking a hotel room is the accessibility of the bathroom. Caesars Palace did not disappoint!
The bathroom had a sliding door that was easy to operate. The sink measured 35 inches tall, with 29 inches of clearance underneath.Angled paneling to cover the water pipes did not obstruct my access.
There was space to park my wheelchair alongside the toilet for a safe, lateral transfer. The toilet seat measured 17.5 inches tall, with grab bars on the adjacent walls at 35 inches above the floor.
The roll-in shower was the standard rectangular design, with a wall-mounted seat that folded down from the wall. The seat measured 18 inches high and the hand-held showerhead and water controls were within reach. Grab bars were affixed to the back and side wall at a height of 35 inches above the floor. By drawing the shower curtain, most of the water stayed in the shower — but for the water that did escape, there was an additional drain at the center of the bathroom.
Accessibility in the Caesars Palace Casino
Accessibility in the Caesars Palace casino is very good, ramps between the various levels, moveable chairs at slot machines and table games, as well as lowered play areas at video poker bars.
The casino is expansive, but once you’ve gathered your bearings, you’ll figure out shorter routes between the places you want to go.
Like every other casino on the Las Vegas Strip, the vast majority of the Caesars Palace casino floor is carpeted, which can be a barrier to manual wheelchair users. Due to the size of the resort, I was grateful to have a power wheelchair.
Restaurants & Dining
Caesars Palace is home to some of the top-rated restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip, including Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Old Homestead Steakhouse, Restaurant Guy Savoy, Nobu Las Vegas and others.
I have eaten at most of the restaurants at Caesar’s, and Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants are among my favorites. His restaurants are a great place to get a steak and the signature Beef Wellington is absolutely delicious.
For dining that is less expensive, there are a number of options, including Beijing Noodle No. 9, Cafe Americano, Searsucker and the restaurants in the Forum Food Court, which is located between the sports book and the Forum Shops.
Location & Transportation
Caesars Palace is situated on the Las Vegas Strip, which means it is close to many public transportation options. The city bus route, known as “The Deuce,” operates along the Strip and connects the hotel with other popular spots. Two elevated walkways (with elevators) allow pedestrians to access the opposite side of the Strip, as well as the Bellagio Hotel & Casino, without having to deal with traffic. The resort is located in one of the most favorable locations, and it is one of my absolute favorite places to be.
Wheelchair accessible taxis can be ordered on demand, and the typical wait is around 15-20 minutes, if not sooner. You can read more in my article on Las Vegas wheelchair taxis.
Caesars Palace is one of the most wheelchair-friendly casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, and it is a place I look forward to visiting again in the future. If you’re looking for a way to treat yourself, you can’t go wrong with a Studio Suite in the Julius Tower, which offers a luxurious accommodation at one of the nicest hotels in Las Vegas. Hail Caesar!