Overall Score: B
Opulence abounds all along the Las Vegas Strip, and Paris Hotel and Casino is no exception. With all the grandeur of high-brow Parisian decor, this hotel boasts a 95,000 square-foot casino floor as the main attraction, with over 1,700 slot machines and dozens of table games. Perhaps more popular than the casino itself is the building’s exterior. With scaled down recreations of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, a Montgolfier hot air balloon, and the Paris Opera House (Palais Garner), the Paris Hotel and Casino building highlights the best of French architecture and culture.
As with most hotel lobbies on the strip, the registration desk is always packed during check-in and check-out. With nearly 3,000 guest rooms, you’re likely to find a line when you check in or out at Paris Hotel and Casino as well. What’s nice about this hotel is that there are a number of self-serve kiosks that allow you to check-in or check-out. The machine also gives you a key card and receipt. Even if there is a line to use the kiosks (as there was when I checked-out), these machines provide tech-savvy guests with an alternate, usually faster method to register or depart.
Just outside the registration area and lobby is the casino. The casino encompasses the center of the building’s interior, and Le Boulevard, a main thoroughfare that juts off from the lobby, contains many shops and restaurants.
The lounge right off the lobby, Le Central Lobby Lounge, easily draws guests in. From its velvet seats, to the magnificent crystal chandeliers that hang from the ceiling, Le Central looks inviting, elegant, and very posh.
Throughout the hotel, there is immense attention to detail. For example, Le Boulevard is ‘paved’ in cobblestones, the base of the exterior Eiffel Tower juts through the casino ceiling, and the backs of the bar stools in Le Central Lobby Lounge are corseted. It’s likely one reason why people are drawn to these hotels on the Strip. There is no expense spared to make these hotels more authentic and more opulent than the last, making them some of the best hotels in the business.
While at the Paris Hotel, I stayed in a standard Burgundy Room with two queen beds. According to the Paris website, the Burgundy Rooms have been newly renovated. As Vegas hotels get a lot of use, I appreciated the updated look along with the new furniture, free of substantial wear and tear. The room was decorated in a chic, tasteful, and classy design. Neutral tones of white, beige, grey, and brown were broken up with red accents.
The guest room has a desk and chair, armoire, large flat screen TV, iron and ironing board, safe, and small refrigerator (not a stocked refrigerator/mini-bar). As with most Vegas hotels, there is no coffee maker in rooms, but they do offer room-service. I don’t recall there being a placard to place on the bed when you want your sheets and towels changed. However, most hotels now seem to be implementing changing bed linens every third day and all towels on the floor are replenished.
Overall, I found my room to be clean and comfortable. The beds weren’t too soft, extra pillows could be found in the closet, the air conditioning functioned well during the hot July days when I visited, and the room insulation seemed sufficient to block out hallway noise.
The bathroom in our Burgundy Room was decorated in the same neutral colors with red accents and pink marble. The counter, shower, and floor are made of the pink stone. The bathroom featured a separate shower and tub, along with a wall-mounted makeup mirror and toiletries.
The bathroom was clean with minimal wear and tear and adequate lighting. Overall, I was pleased with the condition and cleanliness of the room and the bathroom.
The pool at the Paris Hotel and Casino (called “Soleil”) is not as flashy as some of the other hotel pools on the Strip; there are no fountains, no slides, and no amazing tropical gardens. The pool is simply one giant octagon.
What is unique about the pool here is that you can stare up at the replica of the Eiffel Tower and Montgolfier hot air balloon, as you sunbathe in the Las Vegas sun. Lounge chairs surround the pool and there are poolside cabanas as well, which can be rented. Guests can obtain pool towels once entering the pool area.
There are two hot tubs at Paris Hotel and Casino. However, I never found them during my walk around the pool. This is because they are slightly hidden behind poolside cabanas. (You can spot them on Google Maps.) The hot tubs are located in between the Eiffel Tower and the pool bar, Café du Parc, and behind the cabanas.
Café du Parc is the pool’s bar which offers both cocktail and counter service. Cocktail service is more common in the late afternoon and evening when the pool is busiest. In addition to drinks, the poolside bar does serve some food as well. During my stay, music was provided at the pool by a DJ who was mixing classic tunes with modern hits in an endless stream of beats.
Like most Las Vegas casinos, the casino at Paris takes up a large portion of the main floor. The large casino is positioned among the legs of the Eiffel Tower, Parisian lamp posts, cobblestone streets, and a sky blue painted ceiling. On the Paris casino floor, you’ll find more than 1,700 slot machines, poker tables, blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, and more. There are private high roller rooms for those that like high limit tables and slots. In addition, Paris Hotel and Casino has a sports book at the front of the building, facing the strip.
Along Le Boulevard, the main walkway that runs from the lobby to the back of the hotel, you can find plenty of places to dine and shop. As you walk along the cobblestone paths and the exteriors of buildings, you’ll find almost everything you could want or need while in Vegas.
While at Paris Hotel and Casino, stroll around and enjoy the “outdoor” atmosphere – with the ceiling painted to look like a cloud covered sky, the Parisian streetscapes, and the globe lights that are strung along across the pathway. All in all, the hotel does a good job giving guests the sense that they are walking through a classic Parisian street scene.
Along this cobblestone scene, guests can shop at various stores or boutiques or even grab some crepes and coffee. There are also shops closer to the lobby, as well as one shop next to the pool entrance.
There is plenty of fine dining on, as well as off, Le Boulevard. You can also dine at the infamous Eiffel Tower Restaurant, which sits more than 100 feet up towards the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Conveniently, Paris and Bally’s are connected in the back of the Paris building via a promenade. Also, if you’re looking for Paris’s convention center and/or ballrooms, you can find them located in the way back of the main level.
Overall, I had a pleasant stay at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Vegas. There wasn’t anything that struck me as exceptional, like in some Vegas hotels and casinos. No exemplary service or over the top accommodations. However, what was provided was reliable service, a clean room, and a great stay at a good price. Nothing in Vegas is cheap anymore, but at least at Paris Hotel and Casino, you can stay on the strip, at a great location, for a decent price.
Note: I was not compensated in any way from Caesar’s or Paris Las Vegas for this review.