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Parking on the Strip

As a general rule, hotels on the Strip are now charging to park.
MGM  Resorts properties varies it a little from hotel to hotel. You can see those details on my MGM Parking post. I have another page with details for parking at Caesars Entertainment properties.

There are still a few places you can park for free, though. Continue reading Parking on the Strip

Caesars Las Vegas Hotels Parking Charges

Caesars joined the ranks of other hotels to charge for parking. They allow a 1 hour grace period – the first hour of self-parking is free, but after that, you will have to pay to park at all Caesars properties except the Rio (which is off-Strip) and Planet Hollywood (which does charge for valet).

Hotel guests can charge the parking fee to their room, using their room key for access at all Caesars Entertainment hotels.

Total Rewards Platinum, Diamond and Seven Stars players receive free self- and valet-parking. Your Total Rewards card is used for access. Continue reading Caesars Las Vegas Hotels Parking Charges

Resort Fee Increases at MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment hotels

In the past few weeks, both MGM and Caesars have announced increases to their resort fees. The new rates at MGM go into effect on March  2nd. The increases for Caesars go into effect on  March 1st. As a general rule, the resort fees cover local phone calls, fitness center access for 2 as well as in-room wireless internet access.

The new fees at Caesars Entertainment properties are:  Continue reading Resort Fee Increases at MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment hotels

The W Las Vegas coming to SLS

The W Hotel brand is opening in Las Vegas in December. The W Las Vegas will be taking over the former Lux Tower at SLS Las Vegas. Like the other hotel within a hotel options, The W will have its own lobby and check-in area.

The W is part of the Starwood Prefered Guest program, which is now linked with Marriott Rewards and the Ritz Carlton Rewards, allowing you to earn, use and transfer points between your linked accounts.

Harrah’s Overview

I consider Harrah’s to be a reliable hotel with a good North-Strip location, giving easy access to The Mirage, Caesars Palace and The Linq. Thanks to the Monorail stop, it also allows for easy access to the Las Vegas Convention Center and  MGM Grand Garden Arena, too.

It was built in 1973 as the Holiday Casino and became Harrah’s in 1992.  Harrah’s has made some changes over the past years. One  of the more notable changes are replacing the cafe with the Fulton Street Food Hall – effectively a nicer food court area (they call it a “chef-driven marketplace”) with fresh salads, sushi, pizza, tacos, sandwiches and a coffee and pastry bar. Another is remodeling many of the Carnaval Tower Rooms and renaming them  Valley Tower Rooms. The remodeled rooms run about $20 more per night than the regular Carnaval Tower rooms. Continue reading Harrah’s Overview