Caesars Palace Octavius Room Review
Caesars Palace is a huge property. The rooms are spread across various towers: Julius, Augustus, Octavius, Palace and Forum. Additionally there is the Nobu hotel within a hotel.
The Octavius Tower, which opened in 2012, is the most recently built of the hotel towers. The building is only 23 stories high; short by Las Vegas standards. But that doesn’t let their marketing team from making you feel like you are staying on a high floor: the floors start at number 50. So floor 50 is actually only about 30 feet up from street level.
The rooms have not been updated since 2012 though they have been well maintained.
I checked in at the Diamond Check In Desk and was assigned room 5260 (not knowing it was only the 4th floor). While I asked for a king bed, they said none were available. I made my way to the back of the property where the elevator banks for the Octavius Tower is located. While the tower is quite far back from the strip, it is located close to the pool complex and the buffet. It is also not far from the spa and Laurel Lounge. Everything else is a walk.
The room is 550 square feet, on the larger size of hotel rooms on the strip.
As you enter, the bathroom is on the right, followed by a closet and then the main portion of the room.
In one corner by the window is a small couch and seating area.
Opposite the beds is the TV, desk and mini bar.
While the beds are comfortable, I found the circulation in the room to be lacking. There are also no easy to access outlets from the bed so I had to move the furniture slightly to plug in my phone. How have hotels not figured this out in 2020?
The view from the room was of W Flamingo Road and a side view of the Bellagio fountains.
Walking back towards the entrance, a large closet is just before the bathroom.
The bathroom of the Octavius Rooms is spacious and feels luxurious. In addition to the double vanities, there is a separate toilet room, large jetted soaking tub, and standalone shower.
The shower only has a wall mounted shower head. It provided weak pressure.
While Caesars’ website advertises Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, my room was stocked with the Qua branded soaps and shampoos.
The Octavius rooms are very similar to the Augustus rooms, though I think I prefer Augustus due to the better location. I am sure they will be updating the Octavius rooms shortly; it will be interesting to see if they do anything to differentiate the tower.