Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Review
Back around the time of the NFL Draft, Caesars ran a contest offering various prizes including free nights at any property. I was able to win two free nights and decided to cash them in with a stay at the Nobu Hotel. Nobu and Cromwell are two properties where I never get free night offers, so it seemed like a good chance to try it out.
The Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace was the first Nobu Hotel when it opened in 2013. They now have hotels (and of course restaurants) all around the world.
The Nobu Hotel is the transformed Centurion Tower, built in 1970, in the center of Caesars Palace. It contains 180 rooms and suites. As you look at the front of Caesars Palace, the Nobu Hotel tower is just to the right of the main entrance.
As it is really the center of the Caesars Palace complex, it is only a short walk from the elevators to the casino floor, restaurants and the Strip. One of my biggest complaints about the Octavius Tower is that it is quite a hike to anything.
Caesars Palace is a mid-Strip property. It is between the Bellagio and Mirage and across from the Flamingo and Linq.
Entering Caesars from the main entrance, the “entrance” to the Nobu Hotel is located past the table games and High Limit area on to right. It is sandwiched between Cleopatra’s Barge and the Nobu Restaurant. Note there is not external entrance to Nobu. You must enter it through Caesars. It would be nice if there was a separate entrance (like there is at NoMad).
There is a small check in desk at the elevator bank. When I arrived, someone else was checking in there so a second employee explained I could check in at their main lobby on Floor 72. However, as I was waiting for the elevator, the check in desk opened up and I checked in there.
One thing to note here. The Nobu Tower is numbered starting at 72. So it goes Lobby (1st floor), Floor 72 (2nd floor). I was assigned room 7814. That means it is on Floor 78, which is actually the 8th floor of the tower.
In order to get up to your room, you must pass your key card under the elevator keypad and then select your floor.
I was curious why they made you select your floor; I imagine the computer already knows that. But my theory is it is for security. If someone finds a Nobu keycard, they can’t swipe it and go to the floor automatically where they could try the keycard out on the rooms. There are only about 20 rooms per floor.
I reserved a Deluxe King Room, the base level room at Nobu. I was assigned to room 7814 which is on the 8th floor. Unlike some hotels in Vegas, the Nobu doesn’t have long halls so you are always relatively close to the elevator bank.
As you enter, the bathroom is on the right and the rest of the room is straight ahead past a mirror. The rooms are small since it is an old property.
The king bed is against a wall decorated with a calligraphy stroke mural that compliments the pattern on the carpet.
On either side of the bed is a lantern style lamp with power outlet. The closet is located next to the bed. Inside are two robes and two pairs of slippers in addition to standard items like safe, extra blanket, and iron.
The bed faces a wall mounted TV and mini-bar.
Against the window is a large leather couch and wood table. Note that there is no desk in the room.
Unless you book a suite or room ending in 01, 03, 05, or 06, you aren’t going to have much of a view from any room at Nobu. My room faced the Forum Tower with a sliver view of the Strip.
For such a small room, the bathroom feels luxurious. There is an extremely deep sink under a lighted mirror.
Opposite the sink is a dressing area with makeup desk.
There is no tub but the open shower is huge and features both a wall mounted shower head and shower wand.
The bath products are in large size individual bottles and NaturaBissē branded.
On the second floor (Floor 72) there is a “guest lounge” area. It doesn’t appear that there are any snacks or anything, just a space to relax I guess.
Past the lounge is the gym.
The spa and pool are all the same that guests at Caesars Palace use, so you have to go down to the casino level for access.
While the Nobu Hotel Las Vegas is still very much a casino hotel, once you are in your room it does feel like a bit of a retreat. The room feels elegant and not gaudy. While now seven years old, the rooms don’t feel dated as they have been well maintained.
Not having to walk a great distance to your room is a benefit. I found all the staff to be friendly and helpful, which is not typical for Las Vegas. Not having to wait in long check in lines is a perk. I was surprised that even during COVID housekeeping made up my room during my stay.
I wish that there was a completely separate entrance to Nobu so you wouldn’t have to go through the casino each time, but I understand that it is an old building and they couldn’t add a separate drop off. Likewise, it would be nice if there was direct access to the pool and spa without having to go through the casino. Also on my wish list for the property is better utilization of the guest lounge — snacks or a happy hour would make it feel all the more exclusive.
Have you stayed at the Nobu Hotel Las Vegas or another Nobu property? Share your thoughts in the comments below.