Caesars Rewards Diamond Status Explained

Caesars Rewards Diamond Status Explained

For the past five or so years I have been an M life loyalist when it comes to Vegas.  I typically stay at M life properties as they are partnered with Hyatt.  Recently I status matched my IHG Platinum status to Wyndham Diamond, and then Wyndham Diamond to Caesars Rewards Diamond.  NOTE: As of February 1, 2019, Total Rewards has been renamed as Caesars Rewards.  The same benefit will remain with a few additional benefits being added.

Caesars Rewards, the loyalty program of Caesars properties, has a total of 4 tiers:

  • Gold (Entry Level)
  • Platinum (5,000+ Tier Credits)
  • Diamond (15,000+ Tier Credits)
  • Seven Stars (150,000+ Tier Credits)

Learn more about Tier Credits, and how to earn them, here.

Below I cover some of the perks I experienced (and a few I haven’t yet) as a Diamond on my recent stay at Caesars Palace.  These benefits are current as of January, 2020.

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No Resort Fees

I hate resort fees.  I avoid hotels that have them.  Unfortunately every hotel/casino on the strip charges them.  At the nicer hotels the fee is $45+ tax per night.  As a Diamond, the resort fee is waived.  Essentially Diamond status saves you about $50 a night.

Discount on Spa Day Pass

This is a benefit that I could not find advertised anywhere.  When I was staying at Caesars Palace this weekend, I wanted to visit the highly rated Qua Spa.  Online the cost of a day pass for a hotel guest is $35.  For someone staying at another Caesars property, the price is $60.  The price for the general public is $65.  Just to use the spa facilities!

However, as a Diamond, I was told the price was only $20 for a day pass.  And that price was good even when not staying at a Caesars property.

Other Caesars properties offer free spa access for Diamond elites.  Qua at Caesars seems to be the nicest of the lot (hence the $20 fee).  The only other property that charges for a day pass is the Linq spa that charges $12.50.  Update: As of December 2019, most spas now charge Diamond members a fee if they aren’t staying at the hotel.  Planet Hollywood and Paris both charge $20 for a day pass — definitely not worth it as these spas are dated.

Two Free Show Tickets

Each calendar month, Diamond elites get two free tickets to select Caesars shows.  These can be used for two tickets to the same show or can be used for one ticket to two different shows.  Read more about this benefit here.

My friend and I went and saw Penn & Teller at the Rio.  It was pretty painless to get the tickets.  You must first stop by the Caesars Rewards desk to get your vouchers printed.  Then take them to a ticket box office (Caesars’ “remote box office” is just south of OMNIA and opens at 11am but each property has their own box office — just ask at the Caesars Rewards desk) and exchange them for the tickets.  We tried to get our tickets the day of the show but it was sold out, but we got tickets for the following day.

Don’t expect to get tickets to see Celine or Backstreet Boys — these shows are second (or third) tier entertainment.

I have created a post with a list of show available for free.  You can also ask for the list of eligible shows at the Caesars Rewards desk.

$100 Celebration Dinner

Each year (February 1 – January 31), Diamond elites get a Celebration Dinner which is a $100 dining credit to various Caesars property restaurants.  Again, you can find a list of restaurants at Caesars Rewards desks or here.  The $100 credit is added to your Diamond card and essentially used like a debit card; though the $100 must be used all at one time in one location.  Read more about this benefit here.

Shorter Lines

Whether you are checking in to the hotel, getting a taxi, or stopping by the buffet; many Caesars locations have Diamond lines reserved for elites.  Hotels have Diamond check in lounges with shorter lines and more personalized service.

In addition, most of the buffets have reserved seating for elites.  These offer better service and a bit higher luxury (cloth napkins, drink service) depending on the buffet.

There are also Diamond Lounges at each casino, but as of 2018 you had to redeem points to gain access.

“Free” Stay at Atlantis (That Isn’t Free)

Base level Diamond elites are eligible for 4 nights stay at the Atlantis Resort for about $200.  Though advertised as complimentary, you are actually charged about $50 per night (in the form of a mandatory resort fee).  The food is apparently WAY overpriced and not good (according to DEMflyers).  Plus they have captive dolphins which is completely cruel.  I likely won’t be visiting Atlantis with this offer.

Other Perks

There are a number of other small perks such as a free parking at any Caesars property and other discounts.

Overall I found that Diamond status at Caesars is much more recognized and overall has better perks than M life Platinum Status.  I would like to see M life improve their loyalty program as I do like that you can get Hyatt points and stay credits at M life properties.

Not yet a member of Caesars Rewards?  Sign up using this link and you get a bonus 500 Tier Credits when you pick up your membership card at any Caesars property!  In full disclosure, I also get 500 Tier Credits when you sign up.  

Interested in other information about Caesars Rewards?  Check out my Caesars Rewards page with tips to help you make the most out of your next visit including how to easily get Diamond status, access to free shows and food, reviews of hotels and much more.

25 thoughts on “Caesars Rewards Diamond Status Explained”

  1. How come we don’t get a Diamond Players card to show our status when we are matched. How are we suppose to prove the status

      • My son did drop in and he was put up to diamond but they told him he can’t get a diamond players card. How is he suppose to prove he is diamond. He even talked to the manager at the players club and she told him the same thing but he has it on his phone app but that don’t always work

  2. I saw your post about the free show tickets where you said you don’t need to be staying at a Caesars property to get that perk. Is that also true for the $100 Celebration dinner? I’d like to stay elsewhere but still get the $100 dining credit.


  3. I am diamond this year through January 31, 2020, and just made a Flamingo reservation for next February 2020. They said since I am diamond, there were no resort fees when I booked on the phone. But if I don’t make diamond again and my diamond status expires January 31, 2020 before my actual stay in February, will they try to charge me the resort fees when I check in in February, or do you only need to have diamond status on the date you booked the reservation to avoid resort fees? The phone rep didn’t know. Thanks!

    • Good question. My guess would be that you would have to pay the resort fees since you won’t be a Diamond during the actual stay. However, their system may allow you to carry over your status if you book before you revert back to lower status.

      Please report back what you find out. Resort fees are my least favorite things about Vegas so I hope you are able to get them waived! It couldn’t hurt to ask nicely during your stay and see what happens. I think properties have huge discretion in waiving them.

    • I am an “earned” diamond and my benefits rollover the entire following year (2020), in effect I have diamond status until 2021.

  4. OK thanks, I will let you know. The stay is already booked for next February. Even though they only take a first nights deposit at time of booking, they did give me a total balance that will be owed, and it reflected resort fees as “comped”. I just hope they don’t add the resort fees back in and tell me the price is higher next February when I actually stay there. I would think Caesar’s would warn you somewhere in the fine print that would happen if you are no longer diamond status when you actually stay, but I don’t see anything.

  5. I just matched my Hilton diamond to wyndham dianmond and then to caesars diamond. I will be traveling with my wife and in-laws. Would my diamond card be able to carryon to my in-laws when accessing checkin and diamond only lines?

  6. What restaurants/buffets is the $100 credit good for?

    Does Caesar’s offer complimentary breakfast for those who stay at the hotel?


  7. This same situation happened to me. Knowing I would not make Diamond for the following year, I booked my 3 trips while I was a Diamond and the reservation showed no resort fees. After checkout, the resort fee was comped even though I was not Diamond at that time. I think they can technically charge you if the person who checks you in decides to give you a hard time, but I don’t think they normally do. Also you could probably self check in to make it less likely to be found out. If you make a reservation as Diamond, and later change it after your Diamond status expires you will be charged the resort fee.

    I’ll also be keeping my Diamond card even after it expires as there are many benefits they don’t actually verify you are still a Diamond.

  8. Just received a GREAT deal on booking a room through Agoda, my question is: I am a diamond member, can I still use my status to waived the resort fees or do I have to book direct through the hotel??

    • Good question; I believe you have to book direct but you might be able to talk to a host and have your fee waived. Did you look to see if you could find the same rate booking direct?

      • No I did not because it was a package deal with air and hotel, that’s why I wanted to book it. But did not want to be surprised when I got to the hotel. Should I email hotel direct with this question or has anyone else booked air and hotel and got to have resort fees waived with their diamond status. Thanks


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