The former Barbary Coast and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall 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 is 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 itinerary-worthy activities at Cromwell and nearby.
Things To Do at Cromwell Las Vegas
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).
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 $20-$25 range, and light meal options hovering around a $15 price point, this quiet lounge could be a great spot to kick your evening off right.
Things To Do Near Cromwell
Given the resort’s location in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, there’s no shortage of things to do and see.
Caesars Palace, also across the street is worth a visit for numerous reasons, but I love strolling the Forum Shops which boasts Roman theming and has some serious “wow factor”.
After your drinks at Cosmopolitan, visit Secret Pizza, which is also hidden for a late-night snack.
The adrenaline junkies among you may enjoy flying over the LINQ Promenade on the FlyLinq Zipline, which sends riders flying a distance of 1,100 feet at heights of up to 114 feet above the ground.
I recently experienced FlyLinq and found the ride to be gentle, scenic, and minimally terrifying.
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!
For more inspiration, check out our rundown of things to do at each resort on the Strip in Las Vegas.
I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.