This thread is for information regarding traveling to and staying in Las Vegas to see Celine Dion’s show,“Celine,” at Caesar’s Palace. I mentioned this thread idea to Koolan, and Koolan agreed about starting this thread, and I believe the plan is to pin it to the top of the board. The idea being this could be like a "random thoughts" thread, but focused on travel questions and information about visiting Vegas to see Celine Dion's show.
If you have any questions about visiting Vegas, please post them here. This will prevent the threads regarding concert tickets and specific show dates and show information from getting lost in questions about Vegas. Ideally, this will make it easier for more people to get information about visiting Vegas. Also, please post any tips or advice you may have about visiting Vegas as well. For example, favorite hotels or restaurants recommendations.
Please note travelers are ultimately responsible for their own trip choices (from hotels to modes of transportation). Neither this site nor anyone providing any information takes on any responsibility, or assumes any risk, for the personal choices and conduct of any individual and/or any individual’s trip to Vegas. Always remember to travel smart!
The following information is keeping in mind that this is not a general travel to Vegas board, but instead a thread to provide information to people who want to see Celine Dion’s show in Vegas. Accordingly, location and proximity to Caesar’s Palace were considered.
Also, the following is not about saying one place is the best or trying to knock hotels or be negative (reviews are often subjective anyway, one person’s favorite resort maybe be another least favorite). The following is just general information about hotels near the Colosseum, and a nice place to start this discussion!
Note: If you plan on providing information about places off the strip, please try to determine how far away it is from the Colosseum at Caesars Palace (Google maps should work for this). This is because people travel from all over to see the show, and so knowing if a car would be needed (either rental or taxi) to get to and from the Colosseum may be helpful.
I selected the following information to get this thread started based on questions I have recently received.
Caesars Palace: Of course, this has to be the first place mentioned! Not only is it the home of the show, but it is an amazing hotel. Inside Caesars Palace is the Forum Shops, which has some of the best shopping around, as well as numerous excellent restaurants. The location is great, not only for seeing a show at the Colosseum, but for seeing most of the strip. Caesars Palace is located near several Cirque shows (with “O” just being just next door at Bellagio).
If you plan on staying at Caesars Palace, know that the hotel is divided into towers, and that there is also a hotel within Caesars Palace. The newest towers are Augustus and Octavius, and are often the most recommended. Roman tower, the oldest tower, was completely renovated in January of 2016 (opened in Jan. of 2016) and became the Julius Tower. The rooms in the Julius tower are a little smaller, but nice, clean, and basically like new. So, if you stayed in the older tower before and it made you hesitate, the renovation turned out quite nice (so, technically, Augustus and Octavius are still the newest towers in terms of when they were constructed, but Julius is the newest in terms of most recently updated). Nobu is the hotel within the hotel.
For information about selecting towers at Caesars Palace, please see: http://www.vegaschat... Caesars Palace
Bellagio: Located right next door to Caesars Palace. Bellagio is a beautiful hotel. The rooms are updated, and the gardens inside the Bellagio are a nice break from the Vegas strip, and there are some amazing shops in Bellagio. Also, Bellagio is home to the Cirque show “O.” Warning: as of June 6, 2016, Bellagio will charge for parking. The company that owns Bellagio also owns Aria, Luxor, and the Mirage, as well as a few other properties in Vegas. Each of the company's locations will now charge about 18 dollars per day to park. Frankly, in a city of free parking, in light of the resort fees at these places, I would suggest looking elsewhere if you have a car. Caesar's Palace, Venetian, the Wynn/Wynn Encore, Paris, the list goes on, all provide free parking.
The Mirage: It is located near Caesars Palace, just a short walk away (it’s located just up the street, on the same side of the strip). The Mirage is the home of the Siegfried and Roy Habitat. The hotel is older, but I do not think it is bad. I looked over a few reviews, and it seems the rooms are clean, just older. It's a great location. You could walk to any of the main parts of the strip most visitors want to see (Celine's show, The Venetian, several of the Cirque shows). It is also home to Cirque's "Love" show (Beatles music Cirque) and the Boys II Men residency. See note about: as of June 6, 2016, this property will charge for parking, and so if you are bringing a car I would highly suggest you look around before choosing to stay here.
Paris: The Paris hotel is directly across the street from the Bellagio. It's within walking distance to Caesars Palace, and it is a beautiful hotel.
The Venetian: Great hotel, nice location. This is a cheaper option that lets you walk to Caesars Palace, but still gives you a newer resort. The Venetian has some amazing shopping, and also some great shows. Keep in mind cheaper is in context of the above rooms. This is within walking distance to Caesars Palace; it is almost directly across from the Mirage.
Wynn/Wynn Encore: Right next to the Venetian. Beautiful rooms. The Encore tends to have a younger, and a bit louder, crowd. Wynn has a bit older crowd. Wynn has La Reve (a Cirque type show directed by Franco Dragone, who created "O"), and a show called Show Stoppers. It's a walk to Caesars Palace, but completely doable (and on a hot day, you can manage to stay in doors most of the way if you go through the Venetian). If you are worried about distance, check it on on googlemaps. Rooms are great, parking is free, and it is also home to the only golf course on the strip.
Flamingo: Reasonably priced, and right across the street from Caesars Palace. People on CDF have recommended Flamingo (at least the 18th floor, haha). I am hoping someone who has recently stayed there can reply to this thread and provide some information/a review.
Excalibur: This is a lower cost hotel on the opposite end of the strip. It is not within walking distance to Caesars Palace, if only because of certain parts of the strip/Vegas you would have to pass through to get to Caesars Palace. This tends to be a more family friendly hotel, and it does have the Tournament of King dinner show.
The Luxor: Near Excalibur, this is another lower cost hotel. But, again, not within walking distance of Caesars Palace. It is an older hotel, so I would check out some reviews before booking. The Luxor has the Titanic Exhibit, which is an amazing exhibit. It’s also home to the Criss Angel show. See notes above, hotel will have a parking charge for parking as of June 6, 2016. This hotel is not too far from the New York Hotel in Vegas (which is arguably kid friendlier given the amusement park) anyway.
Red Rock Casino Resort. My Red Rock information is limited, it has great reviews, and I would recommend it for a spa weekend. However, it is almost 30 minutes away from Caesar's palace (not accounting for traffic). You would need a taxi to get to and from Caesar's Palace (unless you rent a car). Check out Trip Advisor for detailed reviews.
Circus Circus: I will keep this short, most people recommend avoiding this place. It’s outdated and it is in a less than ideal location (both in terms of distance to the Colosseum, and it is in a not so great part of the strip). Also, online reviews often highlight the general condition of the hotel. It’s one of the cheapest options in Vegas. However, not all reviews are 100% bad. So, if anything, consider this as general information that should at least lead you to looking into Circus Circus a bit before booking it.
Skyrail/Monorail: Vegas has a monorail system that connects certain hotels. When booking a hotel, if you do not want to use taxis, ask if there is a monorail station nearby.
Free shuttles: Vegas has free shuttles that go up and down the strip, and there are several different stops—including not that far from Caesars Palace (I believe there is one right in front of the Mirage, I also think there is a monorail stop at the Mirage).
Taxis: Of course, taxis are available as well. Las Vegas taxi information.
Depending on the hotel you select, you may just be able to walk to the Colosseum.
Wi-Fi: This is a topic that people keep asking about. Generally, each hotel offers wi-fi, as part of the "resort fee," that allows you to connect like two devices (depending on the hotel you choose, you may not have a resort fee at all. If you do, how much it is will depend on the hotel). If you want free wi-fi, there are Starbucks throughout the strip, and also the Apple Store in the Caesar Palace mall has free wi-fi.
Weather: Someone asked about Vegas weather in the fall. Please see: http://www.intellica...cation=USNV0049
The site gives you the average temperature in Vegas for each month, and if you click on a month it also brings it down by a particular dates average temperature. Hopefully it helps with your plans!
Please feel free to add information based on your experiences in Vegas!
Edited by NicoNV, 28 January 2017 - 08:47 AM.