The former Barbary Coast and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall recently underwent a $185 million transformation to become what we know to be Cromwell today. While the resort’s past incarnations were known (and loved) for being a bit rough around the edges, Cromwell has emerged from the chrysalis a luxurious boutique resort property comprised of 188 guestrooms and a 40,000 square foot gaming floor.
Although small in stature compared to other resorts on the Strip, there are still plenty of things to do at Cromwell and nearby. Below, are some popular activities to check out on your next trip.
Things To Do at Cromwell Las Vegas
Gamble: Typically we like to focus on things to do at a resort besides gambling, but in Cromwell’s case, it’s irresistible. The casino is the only one on the Strip that allows 100x odds on Craps and offers single zero roulette at a reasonable price point. If those are your games, Cromwell is tough to beat.
Place a sports bet: Cromwell has an underrated little sportsbook in the back of the property. What it lacks in enormity, it makes up for with an intimate vibe, crystal clear screens, and small crowds. It’s usually easy to find a seat, and always a minimal line to place a bet during non-peak times/events.
Hit the pool: While Drai’s rooftop pool is complimentary for hotel guests, non-guests can always gain access on weekdays by renting a cabana or daybed (here). On weekends, the pool transforms to Drai’s Beach Club during the day, so the atmosphere shifts from relaxing to a raucous party. Again, hotel guests get in free, while guests will need to buy tickets (here). Whether you prefer a relaxed pool scene mid-week, or a party on the weekends, put the rooftop pool atop your list of things to do at Cromwell.
Grab a Craft Cocktail: Intimate, quiet, and elegant is the best way to describe Bound Cocktail Lounge which is located in the back right corner of the property across from the sportsbook. With craft cocktails in the $17-$20 range, and light meal options hovering around a $10 price point, this quiet lounge could be a great spot to kick your evening off right.
Enjoy dinner with a view: Giada, perched on the second floor of Cromwell is a great spot to enjoy dinner with a view of the Bellagio Fountains while enjoying a high quality meal. Pastas on the menu at Giada will run $27 – $37, while chicken, steak, and seafood options start in the $30s and go up. View the full menu here.
Grab a cheap snack: EatWell is among our favorite cheap places to eat on the Strip offering $10 breakfast sandwiches, and $14 sandwiches for lunch/dinner. Starbucks coffee is also available for $4 (tall) or $4.50 (venti).
Things To Do Near Cromwell
Given the resort’s location in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, there are plenty of things to do near Cromwell.
First, you can’t go wrong stopping by Bellagio across the street to take advantage of free attractions like the Fountains of Bellagio water show as well as the conservatory display inside.
Next, stop by the bar outside of Flamingo that faces Cromwell along the Strip. The drinks are relatively cheap, but the people watching is next level. In Las Vegas, the full spectrum of humanity is on display, and this is the perfect perch to watch it pass by.
Caesars Palace, also across the street is worth a visit for numerous reasons, but we love the Forum Shops which is among the best shopping malls on the Strip due to its roman theming and overall wow factor.
Ideas for things to do are endless near Cromwell. For more inspiration, check out our rundown of things to do at each resort on the Strip in Las Vegas.
Clearly, if you plan to stay at Cromwell, you’ll have no shortage of things to do both at the resort, and nearby. Have a great stay in Las Vegas, and win big!