Harrahs Las Vegas Hotel Review 2018

It’s easy to explore and enjoy Vegas from the perfectly central location of Harrah’s. Situated on the Las Vegas Boulevard strip among all the best hotels and resorts, Harrah’s has three towers that are home to more than 2,500 rooms and suites, and plenty of other entertainment to keep guests busy. Many years ago, the hotel was a Holiday Inn but has since undergone many additions and changes. The hotel was officially named Harrah’s Las Vegas in the early 1990s and was remodeled with a carnival theme.

The Harrah’s casino measures over 86,000 sq ft and has games to suit everyone, including over 1,200 slot machines. Aside from that, Harrah’s has everything you’d expect from a Vegas destination owned by gaming giant Caesar’s Entertainment, including an outdoor swimming pool and bar, seven restaurants, a spa, health club and salon, several retail shops and more. You could even stay in a room that looks out over The High Roller – the world’s tallest observation wheel standing 550 ft tall. Below you’ll find a detailed look at why Harrah’s is a great choice for your next trip to Las Vegas, including some of the best rates available on the web.

The Room & Suite Selection

With rates for regular rooms starting from $40 and many more luxurious suites to explore as well, Harrah’s is a tempting choice when you’re comparing Las Vegas hotels. Keep an eye out for the rooms that have a view of the High Roller; the impressive structure is in full view out many windows and adds an extra element to your Las Vegas experience.

Classic – The Classic Room at Harrah’s is a quality choice for as low as $40, offering one king bed or two queens, as well as standard hotel amenities.

High Roller View Classic – Opt for a Classic Room (with a king or two queens) coupled with a High Roller view and enjoy the bright lights of this 550 ft high structure straight from your room.

Superior Strip View – Soak up the hustle and bustle of the Vegas strip anytime of the day or night in the Superior Strip View room. Pick from one king bed or two queens, and enjoy all the modern hotel amenities for as low as $55 per night.

High Roller View Deluxe – This Harrah’s suite offers two queens (or a king) and a view directly out onto the brightly-lit High Roller, as well as all the classic hotel amenities one would expect, for as little as $55.

Deluxe Room – Style and convenience come together in each of the Deluxe Rooms at Harrah’s. With tasteful design and plenty of luxury (including marble showers) these rooms are available from $65 per night.

High Roller View Premium – Step it up a notch and choose this Premium King (or Two Queens) room for as little as $80 a night, complete with a view of the High Roller from the room’s windows. This room includes a marble shower, granite countertops, dual plasma TV and pillow-top beds.

Petite Suite – Enjoy some luxury when you opt for one of Harrah’s Petite Suites. With rates starting at $240 per night, you’ll get 600+ sq ft including a king size bed, sofa, extra seating areas and a desk.

Vice Presidential Suite – These are the perfect suites if you’re feeling social, with rates starting at under $900. Enjoy a bedroom, living area, dining area, wet bar, whirlpool and complete entertainment area. Upgrade to add a connecting bedroom with a second whirlpool and you’ve got yourself a great place to party.

Mardi Gras Presidential Suite – It’s time to play when you stay in Harrah’s Mardi Gras Presidential Suite. Fitted out with contemporary styles and colors, each 1,200 sq ft suite has a bedroom, living room, dining area, wet bar, whirlpool – and more than enough room to entertain a crowd at a cost of $1,140 and up per night.

Executive Suite – With at least 680 sq ft at your disposal for around $300 and up, an Executive Suite will give you a separate bedroom and king-size bed to maintain your privacy, as well as a living room, full wet bar and luxurious bathroom with a whirlpool.

The Restaurant Options

Flavors – Harrah’s diverse buffet restaurant, Flavors, is a fun and entertaining place to eat with many choices and live cooking stations. It’s open for breakfast every day from 7am to 11am, lunch every day from 11am to 4pm and dinner every day from 4pm to 9.30pm. There’s also a champagne brunch on weekends from 11am to 4pm. It’s classified as casual dining, with meals generally costing under $30 per person.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill – This popular bar and restaurant is busy all week long. Named after Toby Keith’s song I Love This Bar, you’ll find Southern comfort food and live country music in a casual and relaxed environment. It’s open from 11.30am until 2am daily, apart from Fridays and Saturdays when it stays open until 3am. Entrees cost between $15 and $25.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – All the way from New Orleans, this steakhouse can be found up on the second floor of Harrah’s with floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the view of the strip. There are two private dining rooms available too, which are surrounded by glass so you won’t miss the view. Eat here daily from 5.30pm to 10.30pm and keep in mind that happy hour runs from 9pm to 10pm.

Oyster Bar – Enjoy oysters and all sorts of fresh seafood at Harrah’s popular Oyster Bar. Oysters are prepared in six different ways so it’s a great idea to try them all. The Oyster Bar is open from 11.30am until 11pm daily apart from Fridays and Saturdays, when it stays open until 1am.

Fulton Street Food Hall – Rather than a food court, this Harrah’s destination is more like a marketplace offering delicious food 24 hours a day, with options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. There’s sushi, sandwiches, pastries, desserts, soups, frozen yoghurt and much more to choose from.

Ice Pan – On a hot Las Vegas day, head to the Ice Pan conveniently located inside Harrah’s for a custom-made ice cream. It’s open from 11am to 1am daily.

Starbucks – There are two separate Starbucks locations at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The first is near the hotel registration desks (open 24 hours) and the second is on the second floor near Ice Pan (open 7am to 2pm everyday apart from Fridays and Saturdays when it stays open until 5pm).

Drinking and Gambling

Carnaval Court – Party like you’re at Carnaval all year long at this night club, situated at Harrah’s under the big top. With DJs and live music, amazing bartenders and plenty of table games, this is a carnival you won’t want to miss.

Signature Bar – Choose from a range of beer cocktails, draft beers on tap and bottled brews from all over when you visit the Signature Bar at Harrah’s. It’s open 24 hours a day.

The Piano Bar – Some of the city’s top lounge acts will be found right here, at Harrah’s Piano Bar. Be sure to check out Rusty’s All-Star Karaoke on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Numb Bar – There’s only one word to describe the cocktails served up here: potent. Take a breather and sit down here with a frozen cocktail of your choice – it’s open until 1am on regular days and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Casino – With a casino floor stretching 86,000+ sq ft, there’s plenty of room for casino entertainment at Harrah’s. Find exciting table games including Blackjack, Craps and Baccarat, poker games including Texas Hold’em and Omaha (suitable for beginners and experts) and Keno games (which you can also play from the café or even from your in-room TV). There’s a sports and race book where you can bet on sports and watch the results come in, and there’s over 1,200 slot machines and video poker machines. Payback percentages on slots reach 98% in some cases, and betting amounts range from just $0.01 up to $500 per spin.

If you’re a Total Rewards member, Harrah’s is one of the casinos where you can earn cash or rewards based on how much you play. A current promotion for the Total Rewards Visa offers five times the rewards for every $1 spent (as long as certain terms and conditions are met). If you don’t want to carry too much cash around with you, you can get money from your line of credit when you’re at Harrah’s.

Other Amenities & Things To Do

Pool – Harrah’s outdoor swimming pool is open to all guests, and includes lounge chairs and a bar service. Although not as big as some of the hotel pools you’ll find on the strip in Vegas, it is still a good spot to cool off and grab a drink when you’re looking for a break from the casinos and parties. It’s open from 9am to 5pm daily, with the exception of special events during summer where DJs play on the poolside.

Spa & Health Club – From 7am to 7pm every day, you can visit the Harrah’s spa on the fourth floor of the hotel. As well as modern cardio and weights equipment to get in a workout, you can unwind in the steam room, sauna or whirlpools. There are a range of luxurious spa treatments to choose from for an added cost. There are many options to choose from, including the popular Girl’s Night Out package for $135 (for make-up application, a blow out and a manicure) or the Ultimate Stress Reducer for $190 (including a massage and facial).

Shows – Harrah’s is home to a bunch of entertaining and successful shows to suit different tastes. If you like musicals, don’t miss Menopause The Musical, a musical comedy on every night at The Improv Comedy Club, or Million Dollar Quartet, a musical inspired by a true story about Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. At Harrah’s the headline show is An Evening with Rita Rudner, where VIP tickets will also get you a meet and greet and photo with this award-winning comedian. Elvis fans will also be keen to see Big Elvis on weekday afternoons at The Piano Bar – where Pete Vallee performs as Elvis Presley.

Shopping – Get your fix of shopping without leaving the hotel thanks to a range of specialty stores that sell souvenirs, jewelry, resort clothing, accessories and more.

To get a hold of Harrahs at anytime, you can call them directly at 1-800-214-9110.

Pros

  • Central location that’s on the Vegas monorail for easy travel
  • Plenty of good food options close by to satisfy your appetite
  • Rooms are generally well kept with good housekeeping staff

Cons

  • Room amenities can be lacking in comparison to other Strip hotels
  • The property is quite dated and is in need of a major refurbish
  • General vibe of the casino isn’t great, lots of hard core gamblers