Property Overview: Cromwell Las Vegas

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The boutique property now known as Cromwell has endured a lot of change over the years spending time as both Barbary Coast and Bill’s Gambling Hall prior to its most recent metamorphosis. Cromwell, sitting between Flamingo and Bally’s offers one of the smallest hotels on the Las Vegas strip – only 188 rooms. What do you need to know about the Cromwell? We have answers!

The best room rates are typically found when booking direct with the property. Even if you have never gambled or stayed, booking direct with Caesars will often be cheaper than 3rd party travel sites.

 What is the pool like at Cromwell? 

Cromwell’s pool, located on the rooftop of the property is a gorgeous complex with an even more thrilling view of the Las Vegas Strip. Monday – Thursday, the pool deck is open for guests to relax, sip a cocktail and enjoy the pool area. On Friday – Sunday, the pool area transforms to Drai’s Beach Club from 11am – 6pm. Swimwear is required and admission is free before noon for any Caesars Entertainment guests.

Ladies, ensure you take advantage of the complimentary champagne bar that is in operation from 11am-1pm on Friday and Saturday and 12pm – 1pm on Sundays.

The pool area transforms into Drai’s Nightclub Thurs-Sunday nights from 10:30pm – 4am where you can catch some of the biggest names in entertainment like 50 Cent, Chris Brown, Big Sean, Future and G-Eazy among others.

Additionally, Drai’s offers a swim night on Tuesday nights which start at 10pm and run until 4am featuring guest performers like DJ Pauly D and Snoop Dogg.

If you can handle the noise, the view from the Pool is superb – Photo Courtesy Caesars Entertainment

Are there any shows at Cromwell? 

Surprisingly enough, other than the action at Drai’s Day club, Night Club and Swim Night, there are no other entertainment options at Cromwell. I suggest getting your kicks at the craps table.

What are the dining options at Cromwell?

  • Giada ($$$) (Dinner Menu) Check out TV personality Giada De Laurentiis’ restaurant which calls Cromwell home overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and the beautiful Bellagio Fountains. Fair to say that Italian cuisine, mixed with beautiful views equals some serious happiness. Dress business casual and expect to pay around $40 on average for a dinner entree.
  • Eat Well ($$)(Menu) Open 24 hours, this casual eatery on the casino floor offers quick eats and Starbucks coffee for the quick pick me up. A great option for a late night, post club bite.

What is the casino like at Cromwell? 

Cromwell is truly one of the better gambling destinations on the Las Vegas Strip with 66 table games and 434 slot machines. Not only does the 40,000 square foot casino have a new, swanky vibe, Cromwell offers single zero roulette, 3/2 blackjack and 100x odds on Craps. The entire city seems to be going to games with a larger house edge such as triple zero roulette, 6/5 blackjack, etc but Cromwell remains a beacon of hope. Additionally, check out the small, intimate, sportsbook in the back of the casino which is a hidden gem with new, sharp screens.

Given Cromwell is mid-Strip, you can expect an off peak minimum bet of $10-$15 on the Blackjack / Craps tables. You can expect those minimums to climb on nights and weekends.

Cromwell is a Caesars Entertainment property and thus, part of the Total Rewards program. Ensure you are taking advantage of any comps you deserve by signing up for the card and using it while playing at Caesars properties.

Cromwell, like Barbary and Bill’s before it, remains one of the best places to gamble on the Las Vegas Strip.

Cromwell Gaming Floor – Photo Courtesy Caesars Entertainment

How is the Hotel at Cromwell?  

Cromwell offers a total of 188 newly remodeled rooms. Fashionable, elegant and crisp would be the way to describe the accommodations that you are sure to enjoy. There is nothing dated or run down about this property. Below are your room options at Cromwell.

  • Deluxe Room: This 360 square foot baseline room at Cromwell includes antique style furniture, 55 inch flat screen TV, rain shower, pillow top mattress and modern feel.
  • Luxury Room: Another 360 square foot room, the Luxury Room delivers everything in the Deluxe Room, plus a sitting area with sofa and chair.
  • Parlour Suite: 723 square feet of space within which you will find a dining and living area, modern Parisian decor, vanity wall stocked with hair and make up products and a full fridge.
  • Boulevard Suite: This 1,061 square foot room includes a dining room, living area, wet bar, 55 inch TV, steam shower and even a fully operational pinball machine.
  • Gallery Suite: Stretch out in this massive 1,411 square foot suite which sports a large living area with sectional sofa, dining space, wet bar and a very modern feel.
  • The Cromwell Suite: If you are looking for space and luxury, this is the option for you. Weighing in at 1,730 square feet, the Cromwell Suite offers a massive living area with a half bathroom, master bedroom with attached full bath, 8 seat dining table and complimentary round trip Limo transportation to the airport.

*Base room options at Cromwell come in 2 queen / 1 king options as well as smoking vs. non.

*Your room reservation at Cromwell will give you complimentary access to the Drai’s Beach Club.

*Hotel check in starts at 4pm and guests are expected to be checked out by 11am.

Cromwell Deluxe Room – Photo Courtesy Caesars Entertainment

What are others saying about the Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel?

Positive Traveler Review Themes: Fantastic center Strip location; Sylish room decor; Beautiful rooftop pool; Room and property cleanliness; Convenient (close) parking options; Complimentary coffee; Quick check in.

Negative Traveler Review Themes: Noise seepage from Drai’s Night club seeps through to upper level rooms overnight; Room Cleanliness / housekeeping issues; Pool is not overly “relaxing” during the day due to loud music;  Minimal onsite dining options

Price Range:  

Cromwell’s room rates tend to pace with other upper level properties on the Las Vegas Strip. Obviously, room rates can fluctuate wildly from day to day based on conventions or events rotating through town, however, you can expect to pay $80 – $200 on average for a weeknight stay. Weekends tend to run $150 – $300.  A 10% discount is offered to members of the military, first responders, students, teachers and government employees if you book through the Total Rewards website.

The nightly resort fee at Cromwell is $37 + Tax and is charged at the time of check in. Note the resort fees are not assessed to Total Reward members that have achieved Diamond or Seven Stars status. The resort fee at Cromwell covers premium WiFi for up to 2 devices, fitness center access for 2 and local telephone calls.

If self parking at Cromwell, you will be charged $0 for your first 60 minutes, $9 for 1-4 hours and $12 for 4-24 hours.

Photo Courtesy Caesars Entertainment

What are the things I NEED to do at Cromwell? 

  • Hit the Tables:  Cromwell represents one of the better gambling destinations on the Strip as game odds remain somewhat player friendly. Play single zero roulette, not only is it a dying breed of game, more and more casinos are moving to the triple zero variant that gives the house a much larger edge. There isn’t a 6/5 blackjack game in sight either – Keep it up Cromwell.
  • Enjoy a Pool Day: Eleven stories up, the roof deck pool is not only stunning in its own right, it’ll give you a fantastic vantage point from which to view the Las Vegas Strip.

Is Cromwell in a good location?  

I honestly don’t think location could be better. Cromwell is tucked between Flamingo and Bally’s and is a short walk to Caesars Palace and Bellagio across the street. If you are feeling stingy and a bit adventurous, check out Stage Door casino behind Cromwell for $1 Michelob Lights. Employing Cromwell as your Las Vegas home base will put you within walking distance or $10 Uber/Lyft of most Strip destinations.

Image Courtesy of Google Earth

Unique Transportation Options at Comwell:

  • The Las Vegas Monorail can be employed at the neighboring Flamingo property. Just hop into Flamingo and follow the signage to the rear of the property where the monorail picks up.
  • Uber and Lyft will drop you off near the rear of the property where cabs would traditionally drop off. To be picked up, go to the side entrance near the rear of the property on the Flamingo side.

Our take on the Cromwell Las Vegas property:

As a resort that isn’t “mega” in nature, Cromwell is a bit of an anomaly on the Las Vegas Strip. Cromwell preserves the great gambling experience that has always been provided within the bones that used to provide support to Barbary Coast and Bill’s Gambling Hall. If you are looking for a freshly renovated, stylish middle/upper tier room option in a great location, albeit not a budget option, Cromwell could be a great option. Additionally, due to the small scale of the property, you are not generally waiting in long lines for check in, elevators or other wise battling throngs of people.

Ensure you get a lower level room if you are in town for work, or prefer an early bed time,  as the upper floors are notoriously loud until 4am when the rooftop party comes to it’s conclusion.

If you can still party until 4am, I have a significant amount of respect for you.

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