Paris Las Vegas is the prototypical themed casino resort built in the 1990s – it goes all in with its theme and does its best to evoke and immerse guests in an environment meant to draw from Paris, France as its theme, all the way to the half sized replica of the Eiffel Tower (which was originally planned to be full size).
The property is connected to Caesars Rewards, which helps offset some of its weaknesses, and it has a lot going for it. I recently had the chance to stay on property for the first time – here’s some of my impressions of the resort.
The slot floor has never seemed all that impressive to me – the casino has a number of sections of slots sprawled out between table games areas. There is a High Limit section on the floor and a pretty generous amount of older mechanical reel higher denomination machines on the main floor too.
There are some pretty clear omissions of popular games on the slot floor, likely due to the limited space for them. On the bright side, Caesars Rewards basically monopolizes an entire section of the strip starting with Planet Hollywood (which was closed during my trip) all the way through Harrah’s, and Paris has an inside connection to Bally’s, so it’s not difficult to find more games to play.
By comparison, there is a pretty massive section of table games, ranging both in minimums and in variety. There are a lot of carnival games, along with more standard fare such as craps, blackjack and roulette. The number of these tables is pretty high relative to other properties, so table games players will find Paris a welcoming option.
Video Poker is present and has the normal poor Caesars pay tables.
The Paris building is built as an X, so there are views in just about every direction. The rooms have been renovated in recent years, and follow Caesars normal room pattern but has a distinct flair for the theme.
The room size is nice for a standard room, and has a separate desk area. My desk was quite wobbly, but other than that the room was quite cozy. The bed was quite comfortable and for those looking for a nice place to stay that feels modern, the Paris standard rooms will do just fine.
I was given a view of the back of the building, which faces the mountains; those who face the front will get a lovely view of the Eiffel Tower.
The bathroom space was roomy and there was both a bath and a shower, always a nice touch.
Caesars Rewards is a national program that is documented well on the site elsewhere, and with locations in such markets as Atlantic City, Laughlin and Reno, among others, you can leverage your status and comps in a variety of locations.
If you play in one market, Caesars will sometimes make available to you offers in other markets, a nice plus when considering who you might want to make a priority when it comes to your gambling dollar.
Before the closures due to COVID I had a chance to enjoy the Paris buffet, which I felt was one of Caesars’ stronger buffet offerings on the strip. Diamond players get taken care of quite well, and among the offerings were freshly made crepes.
A crepe shop was open during the current openings, along with some of the restaurants and their cafe. I thought their cafe overpriced and a bit meager in offerings even for the strip, and the breakfast sandwich I got there was not very impressive (the apple fritter, on the other hand, was great).
The Eiffel Tower has a viewing deck; in December I did a night time viewing that was quite impressive, especially if you can catch the Bellagio fountains during one of their shows. While there are higher points you can go on various Vegas attractions such as the High Roller and the Strat, the location of Paris is well positioned to enjoy a spectacular view.
The shops in Paris are designed to evoke a street walk, and the casino floor has the legs of the Eiffel Tower coming straight through the building – all are unique and interesting elements that give the property a unique look and feel.
Paris is worth a visit, and table games players may find it particularly inviting. I enjoyed my stay but it probably wouldn’t make the top of my list for a future stay, at least as a home base – it’s a fun property to visit for a bit though.